alaskadoggie

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 56% (191 of 340)
Location: Boom (near Antwerp), BELGIUM
Anniversary: 15 Jun
Birthday: 15 Jun
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Studied at Ghent, Antwerp, Leuven; since some decades student for life concerning philosophy, arts (music in special), psychology, neuropsychychiatry, politics, psychopathology, economy, literature, etc... . Born Ghent 15.06.1954. I live at BOOM (= TREE in English), near ANTWERP, BELGIUM. After years of harsh illness, started writing poetry and 2 novels...

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PROBLEM: Trying to read REAL GOOD STUFF! You only know when you "eat" everything. Read/have read tenthousands of books of all kind, incl. sciences/philos./strips, etc.: FAVS: From Homer, old Greek and Roman, great Medievals, Romantics, Existentalist … Read more
 

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Silver & Gold ~ Neil Young
Silver & Gold ~ Neil Young
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB GOLDEN FOLK CD, 5 Dec 2004
I still regret this magnificent disc remains underestimated by the majority of the fans of Neil, exception made of course for the "specialists of Neil Young" or folk music lovers in general.
As to me, of his studio albums, it is still the greatest together with "After the Gold Rush", right behind "HARVEST". From the beginning the artist sets the good tune with "Good to see you", followed by some numbers of the greatest quality like "Silver and Gold", the unforgettable "Daddy went walking", "Red Sun" and "Razor Love", to name the best as to me.
In fact this is one of those rare albums where one finds no bad notes or mediocre songs. In "Buffalo Springfield Again" Neil has put some… Read more
Kierkegaard's Writings, II: The Concept of Irony, &hellip by Soren Kierkegaard
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
SOREN AABYE KIERKEGAARD (1813-1855) "stepped" into history as the master in managing the weapon of irony. As a young student he was fascinated by SOCRATES and the German romantic thinkers and writers. This is one of the 4 most important works of him. Some Kierkegaard lovers even call it his magnus opum. In fact this rather early work (1841) is a dissertation which in particular addresses Socratic irony (and the German romantics). The irony was to him a protest against bourgeoisie and a strong weapon against the speculative philosophy from René DESCARTES (1596-1650) - Kierkegaard was the first person to demask the lie of Descartes, i.e. his 'cogito ergo sum', "I think therefore I am"… Read more
Lives of Eminent Philosophers (Volume 2): Vol 2 (L&hellip by Diogenes Laertius
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
We know but very little, if not almost nothing about Diogenes Laertius. However, this book, written, compilated by him is of tremendous, by far even underestimated IMPORTANCE FOR OUR KNOWLEDGE OF GREEK PHILOSOPHY. The shortage of biographical data is rather remarquable while he wrote no less than 82 biographies of the antique thinkers and their theories. In his work one can easily distinct an inexhaustive passion for "COMPLETENESS", which turns out quite HUMORISTIC ... This tune makes it a real delight to read this superb collection of his "memories", the result of the tremendous MEMORY (and work, research) he must have had.
He wrote down EVERYTHING HE KNEW and almost didn't note any… Read more

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