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The Second Mountain PDF Summary

The Second Mountain PDF Summary

17 min read ⌚ The Quest for a Moral Life You live in the most democratic and individualistic age in history. You are freer than any of your ancestors, but are you happy? David Brooks says: most probably, you are not. And it is precisely because of that freedom. Let’s follow him in his quest for […]

Amusing Ourselves to Death Summary amusing ourselves to death summary

Amusing Ourselves to Death Summary

13 min read ⌚ Quick Summary: “Amusing Ourselves to Death” explores whether Aldous Huxley’s fictional and dystopian vision of the future described in “Brave New World” hasn’t already turned into the reality of our TV-dominated and image-centered present. Spoiler alert: it has, and reality shows and Netflix are our pleasure drugs, our very own soma. Who […]

The Wisdom of Life Summary

The Wisdom of Life Summary

13 min read ⌚ Quick Summary: The Wisdom of Life is a short philosophical essay by Arthur Schopenhauer in which the most famous philosophical pessimist in history explores the nature of human happiness and tries to understand how one should order his life so as to obtain the greatest possible amount of pleasure and success. Who […]

A Whole New Mind PDF Summary

A Whole New Mind PDF Summary

7 min read ⌚ Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future Who are the right-brainers, to begin with? Well, mostly people who are not devoured by the darkness of survival. Those who thrive in creativity and freedom to express themselves. But why even mention that the Right-Side will eclipse or overshadow the Left in years to come? […]

What the Dog Saw PDF Summary What the Dog Saw PDF Summary

What the Dog Saw PDF Summary

13 min read ⌚ And Other Adventures You’d think that we’ve summarized all of Gladwell’s books, right? Well, there’s still one left: What the Dog Saw. Who Should Read “What the Dog Saw”? And Why? If you read Gladwell’s New Yorker column regularly, then you shouldn’t read What the Dog Saw: the book is a collection […]

Jesus Is Risen PDF Summary Jesus Is Risen PDF Summary

Jesus Is Risen PDF Summary

11 min read ⌚ Paul and the Early Church Want to learn how the Christian Church was established? David Limbaugh tells it all, from Paul’s Conversion to the Gospel of Love. It’s his fourth Christian-themed book: Jesus Is Risen. Who Should Read “Jesus Is Risen”? And Why? In a nutshell, Jesus Is Risen is a chronological […]

Nicomachean Ethics PDF Summary Nicomachean Ethics PDF Summary

Nicomachean Ethics PDF Summary

9 min read ⌚ Want to learn something more about ethics? Then you’re at the right place! With 12min, Aristotle and his most famous book on the subject: Nicomachean Ethics. It’s the Dream Team. Who Should Read “Nicomachean Ethics”? And Why? If you need to read just one philosopher in your life, then it has to […]

The Varieties of Religious Experience PDF Summary The Varieties of Religious Experience PDF Summary

The Varieties of Religious Experience PDF Summary

10 min read ⌚ A Study in Human Nature Science and religion haven’t been exactly on speaking terms for most of history. America’s great philosopher and first psychology teacher William James attempted to mend that. And he did it best in one of the earliest books exploring the psychological nature of religion: The Varieties of Religious […]

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