Category Archives: Philosophy

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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