Nothing like a Sunday afternoon spent with a coffee, some bikkies and a cool book. I picked up Breakfast with Socrates in December, started reading it and stopped reading as I entered a wonderfully serious affair with Alan Bennett's wonderful play and autobiography. I've always wanted to know more about philosophy, having studied and learned bits and pieces of Derrida, Foucault and back in high school History Extension (history nerd alert!). To be perfectly honest, philosophy is intimidating and their texts not always easily understood. Breakfast with Socrates is an easy introduction and sort of ... philosophy injected into and analysed in everyday mundane tasks. I can already hear philosophy students and the like cringing (you snobs!) ... but this book is very much accessible to the general public who wishes to know a little bit more.
- ▼ February (11)