Being Human Being

Book Two The Philosophy of Existence

Non-Fiction - Religion/Philosophy
364 Pages
Reviewed on 07/19/2020
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Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers' Favorite

Many of the well-informed take it for granted that history’s deep thinkers concern themselves with the meaning of life and existence, but these are no longer direct concerns of philosophers. In Being Human Being: The Philosophy of Existence, Ralph B. Bacchus takes readers into investigating the human persona in relation to his origins and undertakings, and how he can get a grip on the different facets of life. Mr. Bacchus’ book addresses the rudiments of metaphysics and logic. As he acknowledges his limitations as a human being, he works to make sense of what he knows to arrive at his interpretation of what it means to be human. His discourse on existence in relation to cosmology and spirituality are easy to follow as he writes jargon-free.

Although pessimism may be construed as the prevailing tone in most of his views on existence, Mr. Bacchus’ mood is one of qualified hope. His tone may be interpreted as struggling with futility, as we can critically argue by his caveat to accept our condition and all its absurdities for we remain stranded on a planet that we continue to get to know. Yet after digging into Being Human Being, we might arrive at the conclusion that life’s absurdities do not provide a secure foundation for optimism, but Mr. Bacchus proves that we can make our lives significant and that the search for what it means to be human and what lies ahead does not have to be fearful. The book’s title itself may sound vague but in its entirety provides assistance in existential illumination.

Sevil

It is a great philosophy book for those looking to begin their journey into philosophy. The author writes in such a clear and concise manner that it is easy for anyone to understand. It really makes you think and question what you think you already know.

Michelle M

Being Human Being examines modern day philosophy from several different angles. The book touches on complicated topics in a way that makes them easy to understand. The author has managed to keep the book light and enjoyable by adding in some humor. Bacchus ties his personal experiences into the chapters, and I believe that every human being can relate in some way. I highly recommend this book as a thought provoking and informative read!

Dr. Ronald J. Meyers

Dr. Ronald J. Meyers, Professor:
"an exploration of the current state of the human condition in the light of the extraordinary reach of modern science. Mr. Bacchus is comfortable explaining the Big Bang, the Higgs Boson, artificial intelligence and noting, for readers today; how bacteria much larger than viruses, while ubiquitous, are held in check by medicinal antibiotics to counter their harmful effects, while viruses have typically been contained by our immune system.