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Bernie Koenig

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 90
Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (316 of 375)
Location: London, Ontario Canada
Anniversary: Sept. 11
Web Page: berniekoenig.com
In My Own Words:
I teach philosophy and music at Fanshawe College in London, ONtario Canada.
I am a jazz drummer/vibist. Check out my DVD Rhythmically Speaking.
In philosophy I work in the relationship between knowledge and values. Check out my book Natural Law, Science, and the Social Construction of Reality.
My aesthetics book, Art Matters: Art of Knowledge/Knowledge of Art will be published next year by Academi… Read more

Interests
Music, especially avant garde jazz and classical, philosophy, politics, literature. I also love to go hiking
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 90 - Total Helpful Votes: 316 of 375
Portrait of a Dead Guy by Larissa Reinhart
Portrait of a Dead Guy by Larissa Reinhart
3.0 out of 5 stars An Okay Mystery, March 9 2014
Maybe it is me but I have never had great success reading books that have won awards. I bought this book based on a review which mentioned that it won one award and was a finalist in others. While the book was perfectly acceptable, I did not see anything that really stood out.

The main character, Cherry, is a young woman who went to art school and now is back home in the small town of Halo, Georgia, trying to create a career as a portrait artist. She is commissioned to paint the portrait of a dead person, so the mother can remember him.

Various events lead Cherry to try and solve the murder herself, especially after she is mugged while painting. The dead person stole… Read more
Why Internet Porn Matters by Margret Grebowicz
Why Internet Porn Matters by Margret Grebowicz
4.0 out of 5 stars Gets You Thinking, March 9 2014
This a fascinating study of the whole porn issue from a feminist perspective. I am giving it 4 instead of 5 for two reasons: One is that the book is way too short, and the other is that Grebowicz refers to too many people in that short space, writing for people who are familiar with these other writers. Otherwise, this is a great study.

I do not want to write a book length reply, so i will just highlight what I see are the main points.

Grebowicz argues against the anti porn feminists, showing that their arguments miss the main points of what porn is and how it functions. She makes interesting points about the difference between the moral and the political arguments… Read more
Excitable Imaginations: Eroticism and Reading in B&hellip by Kathleen Lubey
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Study, March 5 2014
I love 18th century literature and have written about it with regards to how the literature of the period reflected the philosophy of the period. In this book Lubey extends this theme with regards to how the literature if the period from the Restoration in 1660 through 1750 deals with, and depicts sexuality.

The main issue is how the new empiricist philosophy became not just the basis of science but also of moral thinking. We now learned about the world through our senses rather than being told what the world is like from a top down model.

So if we learn about morality through our senses, and if the novel emerges as a new literary form depicting that reality, how… Read more

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