Bedroom philosophers

I am loathe to post links to sites I haven’t read or explored in depth just in case their content is dodgy and gets me in trouble.

But this site – Squashed Philosophers – seems safe, insomuch as it is a site full of condensed synopses of philosophical thinking throughout human history. Obviously that means it’s littered with wrong thinking – but it’s wrong thinking that might explain a lot.

Anyway, interesting reading – each philosopher is condensed into a “half hour read” – and this is just a glorified bookmark so I can find it later.

Perfect for a bit of pre-sleep reading.

Incidentally the name of this post is a reference to the artist behind what I think is the best novelty song ever written… I’m so postmodern (lyrics).

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.

3 thoughts on “Bedroom philosophers”

  1. Hey Nath,
    Squashed Philosophers is a useful site. We’ve actually used it at College a bit to help people get a feel for reading original texts.

    1. Hi Dan, yeah I read somewhere that it’s essentially the college textbook… I’m all for nice condensed summaries. I’m looking forward to rounding out my philosophical personality with a bit of light reading this year. I don’t think my “Sophie’s World” schooling in the history of philosophical thought will cover me for that much longer. This seems like the next logical step to me.

    2. @Dan only… Oh by the way, I’m now officially the AFES chair for Townsville so will no doubt see you at the next board meeting.

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