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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman PDF Summary A Vindication of the Rights of Woman PDF Summary

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman PDF Summary

7 min read ⌚ With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects Another feminist classic. Hey, did we say another? We actually meant to say the original feminist classic, Mary Wollstonecraft’s 1792 magnum opus “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.” As in: if this book didn’t exist, neither Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own” nor Beauvoir’s […]

Discipline and Punish PDF Summary Discipline and Punish PDF Summary

Discipline and Punish PDF Summary

8 min read ⌚ The Birth of the Prison Have you ever wondered why public tortures and executions evolved into prisons and penitentiaries? Steven Pinker would say because of the better angels of our nature. Michel Foucault, in “Discipline and Punish” claims that, unfortunately, it’s because of the worse – If not the devils. Who Should […]

Das Kapital PDF Summary Das Kapital PDF Summary

Das Kapital PDF Summary

8 min read ⌚ Critique of Political Economy They don’t even bother translating the title to make it sound scarier, ha? “Das Kapital” – you have to agree – sounds way more frightening than “Capital,” and “Karl Marx” is a more intimidating author than “Marx and Engels” (the latter sounds as if a corporation, doesn’t it?) […]

Beyond Good and Evil PDF Summary Beyond Good and Evil PDF Summary

Beyond Good and Evil PDF Summary

9 min read ⌚  “There is no such thing as moral phenomena,” writes Friedrich Nietzsche, “but only a moral interpretation of phenomena.” And in “Beyond Good and Evil” he tries, in his poetic and aphoristic best, to put a question mark over the historical validity of the latter. Who Should Read “Beyond Good and Evil”? […]

Plato at the Googleplex Summary

Plato at the Googleplex Summary

5 min read ⌚ Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away Plato’s name is still relevant in the modern world. How can an ancient philosopher’s ideas still be applied to everyday life? Who Should Read “Plato at the Googleplex” and Why? “Plato at the Googleplex” is a book about contemporary issues that we encounter in our everyday lives, […]

How to Create a Mind Summary

How to Create a Mind Summary

8 min read ⌚ The Secret of Human Thought Revealed Humans are capable of doing so many things computers will never be, right? Show me a computer capable of thinking, writing symphonies, loving, etc. – and I’ll show you a flying pig. Don’t put your mouth where your money is, says Ray Kurzweil. Because you will […]

Meditations on First Philosophy Summary

Meditations on First Philosophy Summary

5 min read ⌚ How do we know that reality is what we think it is? How do we know that what we see is true? Descartes believes he has the answer to such perennial questions: our ability to think. Who Should Read “Meditations on First Philosophy” and Why? “Meditations on First Philosophy” is a classic, […]

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