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The Reason of Things: Living with Philosophy
     

The Reason of Things: Living with Philosophy

by A. C. Grayling
 

The most important question we can ask ourselves is: what kind of life is the best? This is the same as asking: How does one give meaning to one's life? How can one justify one's existence and make it worthwhile?

How does one make experience valuable, and keep growing and learning in the process - and through this learning acquire a degree of understanding of

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The most important question we can ask ourselves is: what kind of life is the best? This is the same as asking: How does one give meaning to one's life? How can one justify one's existence and make it worthwhile?

How does one make experience valuable, and keep growing and learning in the process - and through this learning acquire a degree of understanding of oneself and the world?

A civilized society is one which never ceases debating with itself about what human life should best be. Some would, with justice, say that if we want ours to be such a society we must all contribute to that discussion. This book is, with appropriate diffidence, such a contribution. It consists of a collection of Grayling's regular 'Last Word' columns in the Guardian. This time topics include Suicide, Deceit, Luxury, Profit, Marriage, Meat-eating, Liberty, Slavery, Protest, Guns and War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780297829355
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.11(h) x 1.10(d)

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