Aldous Huxley – Island Book Review

I found this book in my sci-fi pile. Written in 1962 and possibly the last book by Aldous Huxley, Island is a far cry from Brave New World. It tries to mix Buddhism and English Colonialism and philosophy into a stew that just doesn’t taste good. It’s too contrived and the subject at hand isContinue reading “Aldous Huxley – Island Book Review”

Did you wonder what is wrong with the world? * Atlas Shrugged – John’s speech.

Still reading Atlas Shrugged (been about two months now) and I came across this part of John Gault’s speech. Close to the finish now but I still don’t want this book to end… “Did you wonder what is wrong with the world? You are now seeing the climax of the creed of the uncaused andContinue reading “Did you wonder what is wrong with the world? * Atlas Shrugged – John’s speech.”

Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand * By Leonard Peikoff

In Objectivism, Peikoff covers every philosophic topic that Rand regarded as important—from certainty to money, from logic to art, from measurement to sex. Drawn from Rand’s published works as well as in-depth conversations between her and Peikoff, these chapters illuminate Objectivism—and its creator—with startling clarity. With Objectivism, the millions of readers who have been transformedContinue reading “Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand * By Leonard Peikoff”

Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch (Kant)

Presents a collection of essays detailing Kant’s views on politics, history, and ethics. Whether this satirical inscription on a Dutch innkeeper’s sign upon which a burial ground was painted had for its object mankind in general, or the rulers of states in particular, who are insatiable of war, or merely the philosophers who dream thisContinue reading “Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch (Kant)”