Here in the neighborhood, around two street corners actually, someone looks to have bought or been given an old wagon. It is a really nice 19th century looking type of wagon – made to use with a horse or two. Tall wooden wheels with metal rims and everything – at one time this may have been the latest upgraded model going. The owner has another collector’s item old car from the 20th century. Whoever lives there drives a late 20th century model or early 21st century car.
Here’s the thing. Two of my favorite German philosophers lived and wrote what I learned when the train and that wagon with the great wooden wheels built to be pulled by a horse or two were the latest high tech forms of transport going. Anybody got an oil lamp? It’s German Idealism.
Take a peak and what I still have hanging around from graduate school. If something along the same lines with more of a pop culture feel appeals to you, please buy http://www.amazon.com/Five-Big-Questions-Life-answer/dp/1617208647/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362508185&sr=1-1&keywords=Five+Big+Questions+in+Life Which is a clever little book with one compact chapter covering each of the five main branches of philosophy without technical jargon.