Philosophy

Philosophy

The Black Swan summary

The Black Swan is one of the most fascinating books I have read. I had heard of Nassim Nicholas Taleb, before reading the book, but I wasn’t aware how original and eye-opening his thinking was. Reading this book has fundamentally changed the way I think and the way I look at the world. The Black […]

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Letters From a Stoic Summary

Letters from a Stoic is one of the best books I have read. It’s a unique book that takes a series of letters by the Roman philosopher Seneca, who sent them to his friend Lucilius. In them, we find a variety of lessons that are as relevant as they were when Seneca. The easy thing […]

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Fear and Trembling Summary

Fear and Trembling is one of the most famous works by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. It looks at how Abraham dealt with the realisation that he would have to sacrifice his son to please and what this means for those who wish to pursue faith. Kierkegaard asserts that Abraham had a choice in the […]

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Ego Is The Enemy summary

Ego Is The Enemy is a fantastic book to read if you want to learn the folly of letting your ego get the better of you. You need a little bit of arrogance and self-assurance to succeed in life, but too much and it will cost you. We have a tendency to believe that the […]

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The Obstacle Is The Way Summary

The Obstacle Is The Way is a book based in the stoic branch of philosophy. The title comes from a passage in Meditations by the Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, who stated that “what stands in the way, becomes the way.” Written by the excellent, Ryan Holiday, who also wrote Ego Is The Enemy, this book […]