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    DescriptionBased on their Financial Times Weekend column, philosopher Julian Baggini and his psychotherapist partner Antonia Macaro offer intriguing answers to life's questions. Can infidelity be good for you? What does it mean to stay true to yourself? Must we fulfil our potential? Self-help with a distinctly cerebral edge, the shrink and the sage - aka Julian Baggini and Antonia Macaro - have been dispensing advice through their FT column since October 2010. Combining practical advice on personal dilemmas with meditations on the meaning of concepts like free will, spirituality and independence, this book - their first together - expands on these columns and adds much more. Through questions of existential unease, metaphysical trauma and - for instance - how much we should care about our appearance, intellectual agony uncle and aunt team Baggini and Macaro begin to piece together the answer that we'd all like to hear: what is the good life, and how we can live it?


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    Title
    The Shrink and the Sage
    Subtitle
    A Guide to Living
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julian Baggini, By (author) Antonia Macaro
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848313774
    ISBN 10: 1848313772
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BIC subject category V2: VSP
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    BISAC V2.8: SEL031000
    BIC subject category V2: HPX
    DC23: 158.1
    Thema V1.0: VSP, QDX
    Publisher
    Icon Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Icon Books Ltd
    Publication date
    03 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Duxford
    Author Information
    Julian Baggini is one the UK's best-known philosophers. Previous books include The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten and The Ego Trick. Antonia Macaro, his partner, has over twenty years' experience as an existential psychotherapist and is the author of Reason, Virtue and Psychotherapy.
    Review quote
    '[A] very elegant, high-class self-help book' -- Steven Poole, Guardian It gave me some serious food for thought' -- Bookbag