Herbert Gintis’ Amazon Reviews

Herbert Gintis, professor at UMass Amherst, spends a lot of time writing incredibly well-formed (and often funny) reviews on Amazon.

I could not figure out what Simmel was trying to say. If someone told me Simmel was parodying the Germanic idealist literary tradition of the time, I would be prepared to believe it. Here is one sentence chosen at random (p. 63): “The inorganic body is distinguished from the living one above all by this: the form that defines it is determined from outside… The organic body, however, produces its form from within.”

Well, I do declare! That is really deep and insightful. If you are about eight years old.

4 Responses to Herbert Gintis’ Amazon Reviews

  1. Dede says:

    We live in a world where money is required for suvaivrl. Not too long ago people could decide to live in a variety of ways some unrelated to money. But since we have created the need to purchase everything, including water, and living off the land is rather rare, we must spend to live which requires earning.Money cannot be that inner psychic fuel. A value such as the need to create, to invent, to contribute, to accomplish, to help, or to heal are the deep drivers. This inner drive or fuel dwindles when suvaivrl demands earning/spending take precedence, often in a form not allowing any expression of one’s inner talent or drives.The quest to be authentic means trying to align that drive with the outer world’s opportunities (or lack thereof).

  2. Such an impressive answer! You’ve beaten us all with that!

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