Paradoxical Life

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The full name of this book is “Paradoxical Life: Meaning, Matter and the Power of Human Choice” by Andreas Wagner.

I do not know whether or not this book wants to be a philosophy book or a biology book.

Having recently read the Tao Te Ching, I can see similarities in tone and style throughout this book, almost as though Mr. Wagner purposefully tried to create a philosophical text out of cloth dyed from biology.

In some instances it works, in others it’s tedious. But altogether the whole of the book is very well written.

I particularly enjoyed the segment at the beginning of the fifth chapter wherein Mr. Wagner likens losing his hair to leaves falling off a tree. It flowed almost like poetry.

Yale Press website for the book.

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