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
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 Academica Press. I am a car nut. I have my formula 2000 racing license. My biggest peeve is movies with narration. For me film is a visual medium. If there is narration, then reviewers should warn me so I can stay away.
Check out my website: www.berniekoenig.com
Music, especially avant garde jazz and classical, philosophy, politics, literature.
I also love to go hiking
Top Reviewer Ranking: 90(Learn More) - Total Helpful Votes: 316 of 375
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
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
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