DESCRIPTION OF BOOK
This philosophical book is targeted at both the serious general reader and matured student, e.g., the GCE “A” Level student, and, the SAT, GRE or GMAT testee.
It has 52 selected essays which contain thoughts that have struck the author’s mind at one time or another. These essays could be described as philosophical essays, as they have been aimed at arriving at the truth.
Some of the ideas may be controversial, some strange and unusual, some common, and some humourous, with a number of remarks made tongue-in-cheek.
The aim of the book is to get the readers interested in and excited about ideas and to originate or develop their own ideas. They should be able to expand further on some of the author’s ideas.
The essays represent the random and passionate thoughts of the author. A number of the thoughts or ideas are viewed from an unusual angle.
The chief aim of the essays is to stir up, wake up or stimulate the mind of the reader. Humour is injected here and there to prevent the reader from feeling bored.
In the Appendix are tips on how to improve one’s capacity for thinking and reasoning, how to use words and write a very good essay or composition, and, how to tackle the comprehension part of the GCE “AO” Level General Paper exam. These tips should also be useful to those sitting for similar essay-writing and comprehension tests such as the SAT, GRE and GMAT.
For anyone who is really serious about self-development and improving his mind, this book will have an important part to play.
The book has been adopted as a reference text by the institutions where the author has been teaching.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The author has published about 20 books, two of which have been adopted as reference texts and commended by professional bodies. He was also the editor of a book on GCE “AO” Level General Paper essays. He has taught GCE “AO” Level General Paper for many years, as well as many professional and management subjects for years. He has published a number of important papers, including several papers on the solutions to some famous, unsolved problems, in research journals and has served on the faculty of an American research university as a professor. He has received publicity from the press for some intellectual achievement.