Book Review

Book Review/Summer Reading 2 Martha Nussbaum – Not for Profit : Why Democracy Needs the Humanities

The American philosopher Martha Nussbaum may already be familiar to some readers of this blog, as Greek philosophy is one area of particular academic interest for her, and she has made a significant contribution to the field of modern virtue ethics. Specifically, she interprets Aristotle‚Äôs virtues as absolutes, and argues that justice, temperance etc. are …

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BOOK REVIEW/SUMMER READING Brad Warner – The Other Side of Nothing : The Zen Ethics of Time, Space and Being

NOTE: This blog entry is aimed more at teachers than students, as its purpose is to introduce a number of fairly recent texts that overlap with the territory of Religious Studies and Philosophy. Pretty much all the titles referenced here come highly recommended, including Brad Warner’s other publications, and especially Megan Phelps-Roper’s book Unfollow : …

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BOOK REVIEW/SURVEY ARTICLE : Bruce Greyson – After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond.

NOTE: This publication has relevance for two Paper 1 Philosophy of Religion topics, namely, the discussion of near death experiences and the role of evidence in connection with Life and Death/the Soul, and the nature and veridicality of mystical experiences in relation to Religious Experience. SPOILER ALERT: Greyson’s book is an enjoyable and compelling ‘page-turner’. …

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