book review: everyman philosophy books

I read a bunch of these little introductions to some different philosophers and it made me think, “I kind of enjoy reading about philosophy.” The ones I read were on Socrates, Descartes, Hegel, Nietzsche and Wittgenstein. Hegel was the least interesting as it was more about theology than his dialectical stuff. I hadn’t realized Nietzsche had so many health problems and did eventually go crazy. And how can I not love Socrates? I knew he was executed (drank his own hemlock) but I hadn’t known he’d basically argued himself into it. How can you not admire someone like that?

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