Dhammapada

Written on July 3, 2011. Written by .

I wasn’t too impressed by this short scripture that preaches the importance of virtue, particularly temperance. It seemed to be a collection of very primitive philosophy, akin to some of Christ’s teachings. ★★★★★

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The Prince

Written on April 30, 2011. Written by .

The Prince was written as a practical guide for how to be a successful ruler. It discusses issues like balancing the appeasement of the citizens and military, and in what cases it is beneficial to build forts or distribute arms. Many historical examples are cited in support of the arguments. Although the work is famous […]

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The Virtue of Selfishness

Written on February 12, 2011. Written by .

The Virtue of Selfishness contains a collection of essays about Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism by Rand herself and some of her colleagues. Those readers who really appreciated Atlas Shrugged may find this book to be a nice first step into Rand’s non-fiction writing. Her non-fiction works suffer from gross distortions of logic, unlike the […]

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