Sunday, December 31, 2017

Voltaire and the Triumph of the Enlightenment download of a Great Courses lecture series by Prof. Alan Charles Kors. It is Kors interpretation of the Enlightenment as told through the history of Voltaire. Kors is a very engaging, even gripping, lecturer. Recommended.

Plato, Socrates and the Dialogues by Michael Sugrue

This was an download of a Great Courses lecture series. It is an excellent intro to Plato and Socrates. Prof. Sugrue clearly loves his subject.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Ideas Have Consequences by Richard Weaver

A classic on philosophy and culture that I have been meaning to read for a long time. It lives up to the hype. Written in 1948, Weaver diagnoses the sickness in our culture, tracing it to the triumph of nominalism over realism way back in the late middle ages. The best aspect of the book, and vindicating its analysis, is its prophetic nature.

The Gray Ghost Murders by Keith McCafferty

Second in the Sean Stranahan series. A solid entry, I'll continue with the series.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Big Picture by Sean Carroll

A defense of the materialist/atheist worldview. Carroll is an engaging writer, but his effort fails due to the usual problems with materialism.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Black Ice by Michael Connelly

Second in the Harry Bosch series. An excellent entry.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Blood Hollow by William Kent Krueger

Next in the Cork O'Connor mystery series.  A decent entry and good enough for me to try the next one.