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Paul Strathern
Birth date: January 01, 1940
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Her Fine Eyes
Her Fine Eyes rated it 4 years ago
One-sentence summary. This is a thin biography of several generations of the Medici family, written at the level of a good wikipedia entry, with no depth or complexity, and unfortunately nothing new to add. Research. I was prepared to think the author had trained himself well enough in the history...
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 6 years ago
Beautifully written account of the Medici family.
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it 6 years ago
Arthur Schopenhauer is a largely forgotten philosopher these days, which is a tad surprising considering his sarcastic and pessimistic tone would likely go over well with modern readers. His ideas about suffering arising from frustrated will were influenced by reading a possibly poor translation of ...
BrokenTune rated it 6 years ago
Like other books in this series, this one is a solid introduction to ideas behind Schopenhauer's most known theory and focuses on the World as Will and Representation. Strathern does make reference to the issues that Schopenhauer later had with his early work but does not go into much detail about i...
BrokenTune rated it 6 years ago
Ludwig Wittgenstein must have been frustrating and infuriating to be around. I truly feel for his contemporaries. As for his philosophy - having tried on several occasions to make sense of it, I am concluding that Wittgenstein's logic is beyond me. And from what I gather from Strahern's brief int...
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