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An Introduction to Metaphilosophy (Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy)
An Introduction to Metaphilosophy (Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy)
by SÝren Overgaard
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable read, 3 July 2014
This thoroughly enjoyable book is well structured, covering the wide range and scope of philosophical discourse. I would recommend it to those with a general interest in philosophy. The book begins by asking "what good is metaphilosophy?" and ends by asking "what good is philosophy?" I found the discussion of whether philosophy is continuous with science of most interest, together with the discussion of intuition scepticism. One of the chapters explores the origins of the split between the analytic and continental traditions.


Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The difference and why it matters
Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The difference and why it matters
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5.0 out of 5 stars I would recommend this book on strategy, 9 Feb 2014
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Rumelt is an engineer turned business strategist who shines a light on the characteristics of a good strategy. Well worth reading.


The Time Paradox: Using the New Psychology of Time to Your Advantage
The Time Paradox: Using the New Psychology of Time to Your Advantage
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Better off with alternatives on same theme, 5 Jan 2014
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It's ok but Zimbardo and Boyd do not have the best writing style and much of the content is derived from better thinkers such as Kahneman


Why Does the World Exist?: One Man's Quest for the Big Answer
Why Does the World Exist?: One Man's Quest for the Big Answer
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5.0 out of 5 stars Something for Nothing?, 2 Jan 2014
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300 pages on why there is something rather than nothing is heavy going even for me. Holt betrays his prejudices and shows too much deference to the wishful teleology of John Leslie and not enough to the platonic ideas of Roger Penrose and the clear insights of Adolph Grunbaum. All in all though, well worth a read. Perhaps he should have skipped the chapter on personal identity to shorten the book.


Why Does E=mc2?: (and Why Should We Care?)
Why Does E=mc2?: (and Why Should We Care?)
by Brian Cox
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read but with at least one error, 24 Dec 2011
This book should invite comparisons with Bertrand Russell's classic "ABC of Relativity" which attempted to explain Einstein's theory to the general public, the earlier book being mentioned in this one. I did spot one error on page 82 - it wasn't William Wilberforce, the Hull MP responsible for the abolition of slavery who debated Thomas Henry Huxley - it was his third son, "Soapy Sam" Wilberforce, the Bishop of Winchester, who asked Huxley "whether it was through his grandfather or his grandmother that he claimed his descent from a monkey".


The Meaning of Things: Applying Philosophy to life
The Meaning of Things: Applying Philosophy to life
by Prof A.C. Grayling
Edition: Hardcover

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written, accessible book., 5 May 2002
As a non-specialist but regular purchaser of philosophy and popular science books I found this to be accessible, informative and very enjoyable. It is a book that you can "dip in to" - bite sized chapters on a very wide range of issues.


River Out Of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life
River Out Of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life
by Prof Richard Dawkins
Edition: Audio Cassette

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Audio Book, 12 Dec 2000
I would strongly recommend this audio book to anyone wanting to learn more about Darwinian Natural Selection. Fascinating and informative. Easy for the layman to understand.


Staying Sane: How to Make Your Mind Work for You
Staying Sane: How to Make Your Mind Work for You
by Raj Persaud
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent guide to improving your mental health, 27 Jan 2000
Having bought quite a few self help books, I found this book by Raj Persaud to be one of the most absorbing and enlightening.


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