Thoughts on: ‘The Birth of Tragedy’ by Friedrich Nietzsche

A Birth of Tragedy in 7 Steps: ▪️Nietzsche is 24 y/o when he become professor in philology. ▪️In 1872 he writes his first great book on dramatic theory; The Birth of Tragedy. ▪️He found an art form in the classic Athenian Tragedy that transcended the nihilism and horror of a meaningless world. ▪️What he foundContinue reading “Thoughts on: ‘The Birth of Tragedy’ by Friedrich Nietzsche”

How to Nietzsche?

“The struggle of maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child at play.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Every time Nietzsche is referenced in books I pay extra attention because I know it’s likely that something utterly profound and insightful is being offered. He intrigues me, but I’m pretty much oblivious aboutContinue reading “How to Nietzsche?”

Are You Taking Part in the Reoccurring Ancient Pattern of Judging the Younger Generation?

When we get into midlife we tend to start judging the younger generation. “When we judge in this way, we are not aware that we are reacting according to a pattern that has existed for at least 3000 years. There is an inscription in a Babylonian clay tablet that dated from around 1000 BC thatContinue reading “Are You Taking Part in the Reoccurring Ancient Pattern of Judging the Younger Generation?”

Thoughts On: ‘On the Shortness of life’ by Seneca

A brief essay on the the duration of life. And about why most people think it’s too short, when it’s actually long enough to if the time is used properly. ————————————- Seneca is a stoic philosopher (4. BC – 65 AD. I won’t go into into much detail about what a stoicism is, since thereContinue reading “Thoughts On: ‘On the Shortness of life’ by Seneca”

Thoughts on: “At the Existentialists Café” by Sarah Bakewell

Time for a small break from the Top- 10 countdown before it reaches its crescendo. 😎 —— This became my first encounter with the modern existentialists thanks to a recommendation by @inside_brians_brain . In this book we get to know Sartre and de Beauvoir primarily – but also Camus, Heidegger, Merleau Ponty to name aContinue reading “Thoughts on: “At the Existentialists Café” by Sarah Bakewell”

My Favorite Philosophy Books of Last Year

I did a “favorites of 2016” last year on my instagram and I thought it would be a good addtion to my blog. Good book recommendations are always relevant, right? The list for 2017 is coming soon butthese books sure are worthy gifts for loved ones this holiday season! Favorite Books of 2016 – PhilosophyContinue reading “My Favorite Philosophy Books of Last Year”

Thoughts on: “Zen Mind, Beginners Mind”

I feel like some book are meant to be studied rather just being read. There are some book that I decided not to review for this reason. Reading them ones just don’t do the trick, usually this is the case with esoteric writings like today’s book. ——————— So I read the book two more timesContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Zen Mind, Beginners Mind””