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Thinking of answers : questions in the philosophy of everyday life

Author: A C Grayling
Publisher: New York : Walker, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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As in his previous books of popular philosophy, including the best-selling "The Reason of Things and The Meaning of Things", rather than presenting a set of categorical answers to philosophical questions, Grayling offers instead suggestions for how to think about every aspect of the question, and arrive at one's own conclusions.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A C Grayling
ISBN: 9781408805985 1408805987 9780802719720 0802719724
OCLC Number: 462908388
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 338 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Happiness and the good --
Morality and empathy --
Friendship --
The moral and the ethical --
The entitlement to moralise --
Ethics and Darwin --
Human rights and politics --
Poverty --
Is beauty subjective? --
Proving a negitive --
Body and soul --
Knowledge of harm --
Justice as inspiration --
Apology and history --
Social evils --
Fear of illness and death --
Celebrity --
Health and appearance --
Abstinence and fasting --
Adornment --
Drugs and laws --
Laughter --
Praise --
God --
Mortification --
Remorse --
Ethics in business --
Profit --
Science and religion --
Democracy --
History --
Love --
Stendhal on love --
Science and rationality --
Education and the Internet --
Knowing that and knowing how --
Robots --
Gender and sex --
Gender and research --
Scientific literacy --
Personal identity --
Brain and mind --
Climate change --
Ape and man --
Synecology --
Longevity --
Water --
Stem cells --
Cities Unconscious knowledge --
Political rhetoric --
Hope --
Renaissance portraits --
Shock art --
The Byzantine idea --
Free speech and political correctness --
Altruism --
Plastic surgery --
Appearance --
Education --
Intelligence pills --
Genius --
Symbols --
Employment --
Confucius --
The moral worth of truth --
Relativism --
Doing ill to the bad --
Smoking --
Hypocrisy --
Parental rights --
Money --
Shakespeare the thinker --
Shakespeare's humanism --
Haste and speed --
Protest --
Philosophy in education --
Goodness --
Human beings --
Travelling --
Civil liberties --
A good world --
A new Ten Commandments --
Taking action --
Waste --
Change --
Happiness --
Sport --
Philosophy --
Enlightenment --
Evil --
Prudery --
Inarticulacy --
The case of Ashley X --
Contrarianism --
Authority --
Eccentricity --
Religion --
Existence --
Self-deception --
The meaning of life.
Responsibility: A.C. Grayling.

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Features short essays that show us how to discover our own answers to life's challenges.  Read more...

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'A rollicking defence of Freedom and Enlightenment in the style of Tom Paine or William Godwin' Spectator (on Towards the Light) 'Grayling upholds some principles that should be tattooed inside the Read more...

 
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