Review: The Art of War

The Art of War Sun Tzu Synopsis "Twenty-Five Hundred years ago, Sun Tzu wrote this classic book of military strategy based on Chinese warfare and military thought. Since that time, all levels of military have used the teaching on Sun Tzu to warfare and civilization have adapted these teachings for use in politics, business and … Continue reading Review: The Art of War

Anthem

Anthem Ayn Rand "Anthem has long been hailed as one of Ayn Rand's classic novels, and a clear predecessor to her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. In Anthem, Rand examines a frightening future in which individuals have no name, no independence, and no values. Equality 7-2521 lives in the dark ages of the … Continue reading Anthem

Meditations Part 2

Marcus Aurelius After reading all his meditations and discussing the material in class, I believe Marcus Aurelius was writing these words of wisdom as a guide for his self to follow. To honor, trust, be honest, be intelligent, and to be just. These are all things that we as citizens, and as human beings in … Continue reading Meditations Part 2

Meditations Part 1

Marcus Aurelius Instead of reading this book for quotes I've tried another way to understand the texts by trying to form an overall idea for each chapter (book). Book 1: In book one the author lists good, admirable traits about friends and family. He elaborated most on his adoptive father. He found good in all. … Continue reading Meditations Part 1

The Nature of Things: Book 1 Matter and Void

Lucretious While this text is easy to read, but it very long and dry. ...alone [Venus] steer the nature of things upon its course..." pg. 3 I found this quote interesting because it references the goddess Venus before continuing onto a discussion concerning sciences. As a person who does not have a 'god,' I see … Continue reading The Nature of Things: Book 1 Matter and Void

Nicomachean Ethics (continued)

Aristotle Book 10 (Sections: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8) i. ...pleasure and pain permeate the whole of life..." pg. 254 Pleasure is typically that which one seeks out of life. My studio instructor says often that pleasure should be number one on your lists, even above le Corbusier (early modern architect) and Hugh Grant(actor). … Continue reading Nicomachean Ethics (continued)