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This review is from: On Desire: Why We Want What We Want (Hardcover)
If you're looking for a "philosophy" book that is practical, this book is a welcome addition. Reminiscent of the Ancient Schools of Philosophy - i.e. those that believed that philosophy should make a practical difference in your life, this book provides a comprehensive overview of desire along with some thoughts that may lessen our slavery. If there is one shortcoming, it comes from the fact that because the author covers so much ground, much of it is covered at a very surface level. It would have been helpful if the author could have included a "For Further Reading" section at the end of each chapter. However, when all is said, the value of this work is that it has organized and synthesized the topic and makes you think about what really is driving your behavior.