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Posted June 17, 2001
PhD's for dummies
Macrone's writing is superb and his grasp upon truly dense material is excellent. This book provides a roadmap through some of the most obtuse theories in Philosophy and Science. With just a dash of subtle irony and humor, Eureka gives readers chuckles while also providing ammunition for that ubiquitous pseudocerebral someone that seems to just lurk about dinner parties, waiting to confound the normal by discussing obscure thoughts and theories.
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Posted May 30, 2011
Bing! buy this book for thinkers and college students
This has two and three page articles, easy to comprehend, describing the great basic concepts in western civilization's philosophy - they are just the right length to read over a cup of coffee. Example: I had a group of people over for a social afternoon, included was a spouse who was a divinity student. Plain normal chat until I happened to show him this book. Bing! end of conversation with him; he sat down on the bench and for at least an hour and a half he read and flipped thru this book. At the end he stood up and seemed to '...sigh,' exclaiming these were the topics that he was covering in a class he was taking, and this book was so, so, so much easier to understand than his textbook. Of course I gave him the book. Since then I've bought two other copies and have happened to loan them out to friendly readers, neither copy has come back - so I guess this is a winner of a book just waiting to be introduced to more people. I'm going to buy another copy here pretty quick, but will sticky my name and phone # inside the front cover. or maybe on the dust cover.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.