This book explored on a deeply philosophical level, what really matters at the end of life? How can we have a good death? By cleverly combining the science of medicine with the philosophy of life, Gawande explores how modern medicine has changed over time. He shares his personal story from his own family and personal life, as well as examples from his patients. This book confronts difficult conversations around death and human mortality up front.
I am normally a bit sceptical of ancient philosophy books. However, I was pleasantly surprised with this one. This short and sweet book is full of practical wisdom and little reminders for when things feel too much, such you should “consider anything that is humanly possible and appropriate to lie within your reach”.
To round off my read-along of John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, I will reflect here upon the five key things I have taken away from this book in this reading. I won’t go over every point that I have raised during the read-along: if you want my thoughts in more detail, please revisit parts oneContinue reading “(Reblog from @BuckysBookReviews): Five Key Take-Aways from JS Mill, On Liberty”
The book overall follows Gandhi’s journey during his search for truth. Gandhi wrote the majority of his autobiography in prison, when the British authorities at the time put him on trial for delivering speeches encouraging people to rebel against the authorities. This book is multifaceted and thus it could be approached from different angles.