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!
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