Category Archives: Philosophy

Resistance? Not so Futile? Questioning the Algorithm. Harari’s Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Harari, Yuval Noah. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. 2015. Trans. Yuval Noah Harari. Signal, 2016. While Descartes posited “I think; therefore, I am,” today, we know we exist because our profiles exist in cyberspace. “I text, therefore, I am.” (There’s … Continue reading

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Making Sense? Terry Eagleton’s Materialism

Eagleton, Terry. Materialism. Yale UP. 2016.  As regular followers of this blog know, I am rather fond of Terry Eagleton’s writing. This small volume—I suppose if I were being particularly precise I might call it a monograph—does not fail to … Continue reading

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Deciphering Freedom: Sarah Bakewell’s At The Existentialist Café

Bakewell, Sarah. At The Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails. Knopf Canada,  2016. How I wish Sarah Bakewell had been my Philosophy professor when I began my undergraduate career. How I wish she’d been around to talk to when … Continue reading

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Deus Redux? Terry Eagleton’s Culture and the Death of God

Eagleton, Terry. Culture and the Death of God. 2014. London: Yale UP, 2015. If you are a regular visitor to my posts, you will know that I have a certain fondness for the writing of Terry Eagleton. Impatient to get … Continue reading

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Finding a Way In a World Without God: Peter Watson’s The Age of Atheists

Watson, Peter. The Age of Atheists: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014. Did God die at the end of the nineteenth century? Watson asserts, “The world has never forgotten—and … Continue reading

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Marx Redux: Terry Eagleton’s Why Marx Was Right

Eagleton, Terry. Why Marx Was Right. New Haven, Yale UP, 2011. Was ever a thinker so travestied? (239). So concludes Why Marx Was Right. Obviously, Eagleton hopes we will answer with a resounding “Yes.” And perhaps he is right, for … Continue reading

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“From the Soul to the Psyche”: Eagleton’s On Evil

Eagleton, Terry. On Evil. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 2010.  To say that a book entitled On Evil is a joy must initially appear entirely paradoxical. And yet in a strange way Terry Eagleton’s On Evil is a joy to read perhaps … Continue reading

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