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The Reason of Things : Living with Philosophy - A. C. Grayling

The Reason of Things

Living with Philosophy

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The follow-up to THE MEANING OF THINGS which continues AC Grayling's philosophical journey through life

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 civilised society is one which never ceases debating with itself aboutwhat human life should best be. Some would, with justice, say that if wewant 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.

About the Author

Anthony Grayling teaches philosophy at Birkbeck College, London and is a Fellow of St Anne's, Oxford. He reviews regularly in the Financial Times. He has a regular column in Prospect and the Guardian on Saturday.

Just a reminder in the middle of our campaign for WHAT IS GOOD?, AC Grayling's new hardback, that we have the paperback of his THE REASON OF THINGS whichwe are co-promoting at all the events and which will get good review coverage at the end of June. Full details of events and festivals is on the author events schedule and also under WHAT IS GOOD? With AC now a Booker Judge it is very much his year. More news soon!

A.C. Grayling

A.C. Grayling is Master of the New College of the Humanities, London, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. Until 2011 he was Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London. He believes that philosophy should take an active, useful role in society.

He is the author of many books, including The Meaning of Things and Towards the Light: The Story of the Struggles for Liberty in the Modern West, and has been a regular contributor to The Times, Financial Times, Observer, Independent on Sunday, Economist, Literary Review, New Statesman and Prospect. He has been a Booker Prize judge and is a frequent and popular contributor to radio and television programmes, including Newsnight, Today, In Our Time, Start the Week and CNN news.

Visit A.C. Grayling's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780753817131
ISBN-10: 0753817136
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st September 2003
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1