The Meaning of Things: Applying Philosophy to Life

Author(s): A.C. Grayling


Thinking about life, what it means and what it holds in store does not have to be a despondent experience, but rather can be enlightening and uplifting. A life truly worth living is one that is informed and considered, so a degree of philosophical insight into the human condition is inherently important. This is a wonderfully stimulating read and an invaluable guide to what is truly important in living life, whether facing success, failure, justice, wrong, love, loss or any of the other profound experiences life throws out.

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Over 60,000 copies sold in paperback so far Reissued in attractive new series look A.C. Grayling has become one of Britain's top intellectual figures and his column 'Grayling writes with clarity, elegance and the occasional aphoristic twist, conscious of standing in a long tradition that runs from Montaigne and Bacon back to Emerson and Thoreau' Sunday Telegraph 'Grayling is particularly good at illuminating the knottiness of moral discourse...accessible and intelligent, this collection offers some interesting starting points for philosophical reflection rather than being a potted history of o

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 Times.

General Fields

  • : 9780753813591
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : July 2002
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 16mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : 100
  • : 224
  • : Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
  • : A.C. Grayling
  • : Paperback
  • : 1