A Curiosity Turbulent is an intriguing collection of short musings on a variety of central philosophical themes—such as selfhood, the limits of consciousness, subjectivity and objectivity, and action and perception. The author channels such writers as Nietzsche in his style and approach, with sections reminiscent of Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra or the Gay Science—short aphorisms penned with an energetic, sometimes bombastic, but always poetic philosophical muster. Readers who enjoy philosophy and the stylings of existentialist or other absurdist authors should similarly enjoy this book as a contemporary attempt at this unique and powerful philosophical approach to the themes explored.
The manuscript is presented in short, titled chapters, with each chapter focusing on a particular philosophical theme or concept—sometimes with more or less specific focus, as some shorter chapters stand as disparate aphorisms that can diverge from a more prolonged analysis presented in other chapters. Nevertheless, readers who are familiar with this approach should be able to follow the author’s style, logic, and argumentative method. Readers who are also familiar with the philosophical themes presented in the book—with theories of self, philosophy of mind, and perhaps some background in the history of philosophy generally speaking—should have the most attraction and ease of transition into reading the text.