May 2, 2022

I Am Not a Monk “Sponging Off” Buddhism

During 84 years of monastic life, Venerable Master Hsing Yun has filled 365 volumes about the Buddha. Yet as he nears age 100, disciples requested one more volume that distills their message. I Am Not a Monk “Sponging Off” Buddhism is that book, a dense but rewarding collection of 10 previously published essays that explain […]

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March 21, 2022

A Transcendental Journey: Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition

Author and playwright Stephen Evans’s memoir, in a new edition, revisits his journey through natural landmarks of the mid and western U.S. and the philosophical rambles they inspired.

“We live on the surface of the past,” Evans begins, but it’s his past, including a painful divorce, that he’s driving away from when he leaves Washington, […]

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March 11, 2022

Good and Evil: The Eternal Conflict Within

Good and Evil: The Eternal Conflict Within comprises author Bhimeswara Challa’s pensive engagement with a fundamental question: Why is it so hard to be good? And considering the apocalyptic pairing of climate crisis and a global pandemic, is it possible that the world is better off without us?

Good and Evil is an expansive tome, […]

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January 7, 2022

God Is: Meditations on the Existence, Nature, and Character of God

In God Is, author Garland Grimes attempts to give 21st century Christians a rational basis for their faith that answers the needs of a scientific age.

Grimes’s first three chapters use current science to argue that the existence of God is compatible with reason and evidence. He attempts to answer objections that the Bible is […]

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October 18, 2021

The Cunning Secret of the Wise: A Response to the Spirit of the Times

Frederick Burniston’s The Cunning Secret of the Wise is an academic treatise exploring the philosophy and psychology of C.G. Jung and applying it to challenges both secular and spiritual. In a diverse, anthological approach, Burniston has curated 14 papers and three appendices (some previously printed in scholarly publications, and many benefiting from insights from additional […]

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April 12, 2021

If the World Exists, Then God Exists

If The World Exists, Then God Exists is a sophisticated argument for the existence of God utilizing systems theory to supplement traditional philosophical methods.

The author, John T. Winthrop, is a physicist by training, and his writing is accordingly technical. He deploys algebraic shorthand in places where philosophy utilizes symbolic logic, which alternately […]

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February 2, 2021

Concerning the Nature and Structure of Concept

In 1989, Winston Perez had a revelation. While reviewing a new design for a newspaper he published, he discovered the basis of a discipline he calls Concept Modeling. Concept Modeling takes any idea—be it a new product or a movie franchise—and breaks it down to the underlying conceptual building-blocks that define it. His book provides […]

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February 1, 2021

Sun Tzu’s Military Principles: Applications to Business and Daily Life

In recent years, the ancient text by Sun Tzu that’s usually known as The Art of War has become a source of wisdom for business leaders. Raymond K. Li’s new translation of the Chinese classic makes explicit the connections between military science and modern business strategy and tactics, as well as its application to our […]

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January 4, 2021

Funny Thing Is: A Guide to Understanding Comedy

Funny Thing Is, by philosopher and playwright Stephen Evans, is a witty, insightful look at what constitutes and characterizes comedy. With its accessible style and straightforward approach, it follows in the vein of Harry Frankfurt’s popular philosophy work On Bullshit but hews closer to the literary style of continental philosophy than the anglophone analytical tradition […]

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November 30, 2020

Confucius Analects: A New Translation with Annotations and Commentaries

Scholar Raymond K. Li has diligently constructed a modern translation of the words and teachings of Confucius (551-479 BC), one of the world’s greatest philosophers.

The Analects were originally compiled by Confucius’s disciples after his death. For the Chinese, the work has been an enduring focal point for defining human character and purpose. In this […]

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