Category Archives: Book Review

Lisa Tessman’s Moral Failure: On the Impossible Demands of Morality

There’s a nice book review of Tessman’s book.  This paragraph really grabbed me and it inclined me to read the book when I get a chance: Tessman’s thesis is that there are some things that morality requires us to do … Continue reading

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Book Review: Not the Marrying Kind: A Feminist Critique of Same-sex Marriage

The review isn’t on this blog.  I’ve submitted a book review to a journal which you can see here.  Enjoy!  Note:  I’ve written a lot more, but I wanted the review to be concise yet informative for the publisher.  If … Continue reading

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Book Review: On the Meaning of Sex by J. Budziszewski

Through these modern times, sexual attitudes have lessoned. The attitudes are littered with hedonism, individualistic goals, and simple activities that one does. The idea of taking sex seriously such as expressions of forming a union, procreation, saving oneself before marriage … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Do Women Want? by Daniel Bergner

This book has been getting a lot of buzz lately, mainly because the ideas go against the conventional norms of what society dictates. The ideas Bergner presents suggest that if we take away the cultural and societal veneer, we are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá

I’ve wanted to read this book for a while, but it was always at the back burner.  However, a friend recommended this to me and so I quickly read this.  I’ve now read it twice.  Most of it was interesting … Continue reading

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Book Review: Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law by Elizabeth Brake

Marriage these days is confined to two people and the usual arrangement is between a man and a woman.  Lately, there has been growing acceptance of same-sex relationships and thereby same-sex marriage.  But anything more than this is going “too … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Affirmation of Life: Nietzsche on Overcoming Nihilism by Bernard Reginster

This is a book review that I did for my Nietzsche class this past semester.  Since I’ve been reviewing books on this blog, I thought I’d share this book review on here as well.  I’ve got questions that are interspersed … Continue reading

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Benatar Part Two: How Bad is Coming Into Existence?

In a previous post, I went over Benatar’s argument on why coming into existence is always a harm, even if there is a small amount of it. Now, I will look at his next chapter and see how he argues … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy or How Love Conquered Marriage by Stephanie Coontz

I had the joy of reading this book last year and I’ve been meaning to do a review on it.  Well, the time is now.  However, I’m not going to simply spell out the book.  It’s so good that you … Continue reading

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Book Review: The End of Faith by Sam Harris

I have read three of the four so called “Horsemen of the Apocalypse.”  They are: Sam Harris, Daniel Dennet, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens.  I don’t plan on reading Dawkins book, at least not for a while.  From the excerpts … Continue reading

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