Category Archives: Book Review

Love and Emotions and Robert C. Solomon

Solomon, Robert C. About Love: Reinventing Romance for Our Times. Lanham, Maryland: Madison Books, 2001. Robert C. Solomon was the Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Philosophy and Business at University of Texas at Austin whose untimely passing caused me great … Continue reading


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Aristotle and Confucius are Friends

Yu, Jiyuan. The Ethics of Confucius and Aristotle: Mirrors of Virtue. New York: Routledge, 2007. There are dangers with comparative philosophy. These include incommensurability, relativism, misinterpretations and heavy reliance on secondary sources (language), and Eurocentric standards. Jiyuan Yu faces all … Continue reading

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Medieval History & Witchcraft

Bailey, Michael D. Battling Demons: Witchcraft, Heresy, and Reform in the Late Middle Ages. University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2003. The focus of Battling Demons is Johannes Nider (d. 1438), a Dominican theologian. Bailey focuses on the … Continue reading

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