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"This collection is good reading for anyone who would like to do philosophy on the subject of procrastination or who seeks to procrastinate her work by reading interesting things." --Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews


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Chrisoula Andreou is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Utah. Mark D. White is Professor in the Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy at the College of Staten Island, CUNY.

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
thief of time indeed Nov. 21 2011
By DW - Published on Amazon.com
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The title of this book was particularly appropriate - I couldn't put it down. A serious look at philosophical underpinnings, approached from wide variety of backgrounds. An in depth approach to a topic which is so often trivialised or commercialised. Outstanding.
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Interesting reading, but heavy going Sept. 1 2013
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I bought this book based on a recommendation from a weekly web newsletter I receive, and true to form, the book is actually a very interesting collection of essays on the nature of procrastination. I would have given this four stars to say "I like it" if it had even SOME sense of humor about the phenomenon, but, alas, it is a quite serious philosophical tome.

That said, the book is very much worth reading. There are discourses on procrastination from the standpoints of biology, psychology, history, anthropology and, of course, philosophy -- The essays look at topics like: Why do people procrastinate? Is procrastination a bad thing? Can procrastination drive creativity? This is NOT a book one will sit down and read in one sitting. It is sometimes densely written; it is moderately academic/intellectual in its approach (not a self-help book!); and it is nearly always thought-provoking. At the risk of making a time joke, I definitely believe this book is worth finding the time to read. It just takes some work and dedication to get through it all.


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