Category Archives: Philosophical reads

The No-Nonsense Guide to Globalization – Wayne Ellwood

(Reviewed by JD Jung) The “integration of the global economy” began over five centuries ago with European colonization, but has accelerated over the past thirty years with the increase of technology to move goods and capital. This has not taken … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time – Brooke Gladstone

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “American history is picked with ferment, battles and brawls over with is true. But at this moment, the nation seems to waging Civil War over reality itself. It is thrilling to watch, and tough to sit … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy: Curiouser and Curiouser – Philosophy – Richard Brian Davis and William Irwin (Editors)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Is Alice in Wonderland simply a fantastic children’s tale? Is it a result of author Lewis Carroll’s madness or opium addiction? No, according to some academics, there’s a lot more. In fact, philosophy professors Richard Brian … Continue reading

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Men Explain Things to Me – Rebecca Solnit

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “The shell of home is a prison of sorts, as much as protection, a casing of familiarity and continuity that can vanish outside. Walking the streets can be a form of social engagement, even of political … Continue reading

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The December Project: An Extraordinary Rabbi and a Skeptical Seeker Confront Life’s Greatest Mystery – Sara Davidson

(Reviewed by JD Jung) A few months ago I attended a Writers Bloc event to see author Sara Davidson promote her new book, The December Project. The evening began with a live video chat with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi from his … Continue reading

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The Seer’s Explanation – Larry Gottlieb

(Reviewed by Pat Luboff) Dante’s Hell had a sign over the gate: “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” Larry Gottlieb’s book could have a similar sign: “Abandon all ideas of who you are and what the world is, ye … Continue reading

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