Category: Philosophy

Strings Attached: Untangling the Ethics of Incentives

Ruth W. Grant
Rating: 6/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:7 hours

Incentives are one of the more powerful, yet underrated forces. An incentive is the added element without which the desired action probably would not occur. The ability to influence the behaviors of another is something that [...]

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

Sebastian Junger
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:4 hours

An insightful look into how we've lost some core aspects of living in a tribal society, living in an individualistic western culture. The tribal way means willing to make a substantive sacrifice for your community, holding [...]

The Stranger

Albert Camus
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:3 hours

A powerful, deep and revealing philosophical narrative around, "what is the meaning of life" and whether having a differing meaning from the average consensus of society forfeits one's own humanity. The stranger also takes [...]


Marcus Aurelius
Rating: 8/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:8 hours

A goldmine of wisdom that has stood the test of time. Marcus Auerlius writes a series of personal notes to himself as reminders on how to live a good line. A man of great values and character, it was necessary to use logic [...]

On the Shortness of Life

Rating: 8.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:3 hours

Timeliness wisdom. Life is long, if you know how to use it. That is the statement which underlines the essence of these series of letters written by Seneca to his friends and mother. It felt like a was listening to a mentor [...]

The Medium is the Massage

Marshall Mcluhan Quientin Fiore
Rating: 5.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:4 hours

A vibrant collection of ideas and images in a condensed format representing some of Marshall McLuhan's core ideas from Understanding Media. Writing in the context of the changing media landscape due to new technologies, [...]

Ego Is the Enemy

Ryan Holiday
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:6 hours

If Ego is the Enemy, then we're in for an endless war. At any point in our life, we are between the three cycles of Aspire, Success, & Failure. This book was born out of the need for a guide in facing the many obstacles [...]

The Lessons of History

Will Durant, Ariel Durant
Rating: 6.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:3 hours

History is beautiful and sad. It's the story of humans and the civilizations we form. The Lessons of History is a survey of human history by Will and Ariel Durant, with great insights into the nature of human experience, [...]

Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

Mark W. Muesse
Rating: 7/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:12 hours

Nice introductory course on mindfulness and meditation. Can be replayed for guided meditation sessions on audible. I gained some awareness on other situations in my life where I should be more mindful like during walks or [...]

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger

Peter Bevelin
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:10 hours

Wise lessons from many of histories greatest thinkers. Great for lovers of learning and multidisciplinary exploration. Thinking is a skill and Beveling goes on a quest to weave together learnings about attaining wisdom. The [...]

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

William B. Irvine
Rating: 10/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:9 hours

One of the most impactful book's I've read. Stoicism is the guiding philosophy of life, I never knew I was in search of. This ancient philosophy which originated out of Greece, and evangelized by the Roman's has stood [...]