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Ishmael

A book by Daniel Quinn.

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  • Aug 15, 2010
A highly recommended book that helps the reader to better understand modern human psychology. The method in which this message is developed is a bit strange at first, but becomes important as the novel goes on. A book that really changed the way I think about the world!
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August 16, 2010
I really enjoyed this book when I read it for one of my MA classes. The approach was unfamiliar to me too, but I believe it was a philosophical one based on the Socratic method. Nice QT.
 
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review by . May 19, 2010
WITH MAN GONE, WILL THERE BE HOPE FOR GORILLA?       So posits Daniel Quinn's novel that uses Socratic dialog to discuss society, nature, culture, morality, and mythology, an questioning of humanity's relation to nature.  The ambiguous meaning of the question perfectly epitomizes the philosophical nature of the novel; is man the destroyer or conservator of nature?       Naturally, the answer is a resounding …
review by . June 17, 2010
  Years ago, when my 9th grade biology teacher recommended that we read Ishmael over the summer, I was perplexed as to the reason why. Wouldn't a biology teacher recommend we read something like Hawkin's Selfish Gene or Darwin's Origin of Species? It seemed odd to pick up a nonfiction book that had no obvious surface issues related with biology.      Of course, as teachers always do, he had a valid point to his suggestion. Ishmael centers around Ishmael, …
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
i want a husband like this
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
A great book that will really shake your paradigm and make you think about humans' place in the world.
review by . June 03, 2010
It may be that Daniel Quinn's "Ishmael" is tainted for me because of the context in which I had to read it: an introductory social science class at university.  That said, I remember feeling that the idea of an ape sermonizing about the litany of deficiencies and arrogance in the human race to be very heavy-handed and rife with liberal guilt.        There are many other, superior texts out there which point out the interconnectedness of the human, animal and …
Quick Tip by . May 25, 2010
Perfect Book for a Recent Grad
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