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Introducing Lacan: A Graphic Guide
Introducing Lacan: A Graphic Guide
by Darian Leader
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Difficult read, 13 April 2012
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For those trying to understand Lacan more, you might be a bit disappointed. Also there is no criticism of Lacan. Lacan has come under lots of criticism, and the book didn't really mention that most of what he says is probably just rubbish. Not a bad book, but a bit difficult to read in parts as Lacan likes inventing new words and complex ideas, which makes him very hard to understand at the best of times. The book gives it a good go though. If your writing an essay on Lacan I would probably still recommend this book as there is not many books that attempt to explain Lacan.


Introducing Philosophy for Everyday Life: a Practical Guide
Introducing Philosophy for Everyday Life: a Practical Guide
by Trevor Curnow
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read for a small book, 13 April 2012
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Good little book. The book covers various philosophical questions. It starts off with Socrates and how his asking of questions laid the foundations of things to come. The book touches on lots of subjects such as Doubting things, Seeking evidence, Dealing with death, How language can lead us up blind alleys, What is reality?, Who are we? What is a person?. The book contains the usual list of interesting philosophers: Socrates, Barthes, Sartre, Kant, Descartes, and even a bit of Wittgenstein. A few other Greek philosophers get mentioned. But no Nietzsche or Schopenhauer. Very good book for the price and easy to read as well.


Introducing Ethics for Everyday Life: A Practical Guide
Introducing Ethics for Everyday Life: A Practical Guide
by Dave Robinson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.56

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read for a small book, 4 April 2012
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Pretty good read for a small book. Touches on a variety of ethical points. The overall theme is one of positive thinking and the book doesn't deal with more complex questions. Like: Why should we care in the first place? The book comes from a more positive perspective. Especially from the point of view of how to be a "good" citizen. That said the book has some funny parts, and also reminds its readers to ask questions, and doubt things a lot, it also reminds the reader to sometimes question authority and to sometimes ask very difficult questions like: How was slavery once considered okay? Pretty good book. Give it a go, there is a lot of classical arguments and ethical problems inside the book, some with a modern twist.


Introducing Slavoj Zizek: A Graphic Guide
Introducing Slavoj Zizek: A Graphic Guide
by Christopher Kul-Want
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hard reading, 4 April 2012
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Zizek is known for being hard to read at the best of times. He tends to speak as thoughts literally run through his brain. He just types what he thinks, so you often get a lot of information, and your often taken on a strange journey before he finally concludes something, sometimes he throws in the odd joke or some film reference. On top of that he seems to have a lot of time for Marx and Lacan and sometimes Freud. So the words alienation, Big Other, Ego, Super ego, pop up a lot. Zizek has a wonderful mind, but unfortunately he talks a bit to much at times, so its hard to pin point where he stands on a lot of issues. The book itself is average. I think it struggles to really explain Zizek to people. That said the book does have a few pages here and there that are really interesting. He touches on desire, temptation, a little bit on communism, how charity can sometimes be a bad thing, he even touches on more taboo subjects like violence and how sometimes its justified, the paranoia of 9/11, and also a little bit of psychoanalysis is thrown in. That said Zizek is someone we should always doubt. I am not sure I always buy into his views on things, for example his anti-capitalism views and analysis are very good, but he doesn't really offer a solution to the worlds problems. That being said, there is no one else like him. Worth a read. But even after buying several of Zizek's own books his position on a lot of things still remain hazy to say the least.
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Introducing Media Studies: A Graphic Guide
Introducing Media Studies: A Graphic Guide
by Ziauddin Sardar
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good for £5., 3 April 2012
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Pretty good book for £5. Contains some interesting pages on advertising, and touches on the politics of printed media, also a couple of pages on stereotypes. A few pages on media production, also a couple of pages on how women are represented in the media. On a more negative note sometimes the graphics take up more room then they need to, and some of the drawings don't really add much. But for £5 probably worth it.


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