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A. C. Grayling is an author, playwright, reviewer, cultural journalist, and professor of philosophy at London University. The most recent of his many books are Ideas That Matter and Thinking of Answers. His play Grace was recently performed in New York City.

The Good Life

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The Good Life

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In a multicultural world, is there any way to tell right from wrong?

What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets

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What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets

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What's the price of putting a price on everything?

A.C.  Grayling on Christopher Hitchens

In the Margin

A.C. Grayling on Christopher Hitchens

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"Even those who were on the opposite side of any argument from Christopher Hitchens," writes A.C. Grayling, "were compelled to admire the sharpness, control, and extraordinary richness of his...

Socrates: A Man for Our Times

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Socrates: A Man for Our Times

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A new look at the life of the Greek thinker whose questions proved fundamental to Western philosophy.

The Googlization of Everything

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The Googlization of Everything

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A look at the company atthe center of the Web, and the impact of its ubiquity on our lives.

Examined Lives

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Examined Lives

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Does philosophy help us tolive well?

Self Comes to Mind

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Self Comes to Mind

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In his latest work, the author of Descartes' Error reconsiders some of his prior thinking about the mind and the brain.

The Berlin-Baghdad Express

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The Berlin-Baghdad Express

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The story of a German-Turkish railroad and Ottoman Empire's entry into World War I eerily foreshadows today's conflicts in the Middle East.

Exploring Happiness

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Exploring Happiness

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From the Stoics to the psychology lab, a quest to understand what makes us happy.

Bomber County

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Bomber County

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Memoir, history, and personal journey, this book about poetry and the Second World War is a telling, poignant, and singular testament.

The Philosophical Baby

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The Philosophical Baby

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Alison Gopnik pulls profound questions out of the minds of babes.
Tocqueville’s Discovery of America

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Tocqueville’s Discovery of America

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Retracing the young French thinker's steps, and thoughts, as he met a brave New World.