Book Club: The Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails Chapter Two *Spoilers*

If you would like to read along with us, you can purchase a copy of The Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails from here. The second chapter of the book takes us to the university town of Freiburg in Germany, which Emmanuel Levinas (a student of Husserl) dubbed the ‘City of Phenomenology.’ It focusesContinue reading “Book Club: The Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails Chapter Two *Spoilers*”

Book Club: At The Existentialist Café By Sarah Bakewell Chapter One *Spoilers*

On the first day out with a few friends to Winchester after the lockdown, it rained. Excellent. With all of us loving books, we decided to hide within a Waterstones until the weather had passed. We were approached by the book keeper, who was clearly deeply passionate about his job and began a discussion with me about the books within the philosophy section. There, a white book caught my eye with the title, At the Existentialist Café; Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails. I had no clue that such a thing as apricot cocktails existed, so I purchased the book.

The Joy of Not Knowing: A 4 Star Review

~Includes affiliate links~ Education today is incredibly problematic. In a statistically driven system, the focus of schools is no longer on learning but on training children to pass exams. This is done through mindless repetition and most lessons being structured like a test. Most schools are desperately trying to improve their standings in leader boardsContinue reading “The Joy of Not Knowing: A 4 Star Review”

After Dinner Conversations: A Review

Within the world, there seems to be a disparity around philosophy. Part of philosophy is a study of how we live and die. It infiltrates every part of our lives, from how we choose to interact with others to the way our governments are run.  For this reason, everyone should be well versed in it. However,Continue reading “After Dinner Conversations: A Review”