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It was refreshing to read a chapter beginning with the notions of love and self-love – philosophy often forgets/ignores its nature as a love of wisdom. Chung-yi Cheng mentions how Confucian self-love is a core aspect of Confucian ethics. Perhaps Cheng could elaborate on such an ethics, especially in terms of its applicability in his everyday life. Cheng's comments regarding the role of rationality come into play when discussing ethics. Mahinda Deegalle clearly enunciates three key philosophical axioms of Buddhism. The key philosophical axioms are anicca, dukkha, and anatta. As part of Deegalle's supporting argument against core beliefs, Thurman 'Lee' Hester, Jr. differentiates between 'The Truth' and 'truths', the latter being "parts of" former. On a more disagreeable note, Hester's contention that the divine is "both fully known and essentially unknowable" is half-right: divinity is essentially unknowable, but it is not fully known, and perhaps not even partially known.