|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||7.80(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
A. C. Grayling teaches philosophy at the University of London. He writes a weekly column "The Last Word" for The Guardian and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review, Financial Times, and Lingua Franca. The author of a biography of William Hazlitt and several introductions to philosophy, Mr. Grayling lives in London.
Table of Contents
|Part I||Virtues and Attributes|
|Part II||Foes and Fallacies|
|Part III||Amenities and Goods|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book is divided into 3 sections with 61 short essays orginally published in the Guardian newspaper. Topics include: moralising, death, love, happiness, racism, depression, Christianity, miracles, capitalism, art, reading, family and much, much more. They are very succint and full of deep wisdom. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking the underlying truths about humanity and society.
This is the first book I have read by A. C. Grayling and I was impressed. I have listened to a few of his debates and he writes just as eloquently as he speaks. This book does not give definitive answers to the important ethical and philosophical questions but rather supplies you with some food for thought so that you may come to your own conclusions. Don't be fooled by the size of this book for the wealth of knowledge and wisdom that this book imparts is sure to amaze.
Truly an excellent book of essays. A book I come back to again and again!