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    DescriptionThe essays in this book, drawn mainly from A. C. Grayling's columns in Prospect, the Dubliner and The Times, are in fact responses to questions set by editors and readers. ~ If beauty existed only in the eye of the beholder, would that make it an unimportant quality? ~ Are human rights political? ~ Can ethics be derived from evolution by natural selection? ~ If both sides in a conflict can passionately believe that theirs is the just cause, does this mean that the idea of justice is empty? ~ Does being happy make us good? And does being good make us happy? ~ Are human beings especially prone to self-deception? 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 Grayling offers instead suggestions for how to think about every aspect of a question, and arrive at one's own conclusions. As a result Thinking of Answers is both an enjoyable and inspirational collection.


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    Title
    Thinking of Answers
    Subtitle
    Questions in the Philosophy of Everyday Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A. C. Grayling
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408809532
    ISBN 10: 1408809532
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    DC22: 100, 171.2
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25210
    BIC subject category V2: HPX
    Thema V1.0: QDX
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    07 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    A.C. Grayling is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a multi-talented author. He believes that philosophy should take an active, useful role in society. He has been a regular contributor to The Times, Financial Times, Observer, Independent on Sunday, Economist, Literary Review, New Statesman and Prospect, and is a frequent and popular contributor to radio and television programmes, including Newsnight, Today, In Our Time, Start the Week and CNN news. He is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum at Davos, and advises on many committees ranging from Drug Testing at Work to human rights groups.
    Review quote
    'If there is any such person in Britain today as The Thinking Man, it is A.C. Grayling' The Times 'An enthusiastic thinker who embraces humour, common sense and lucidity' Independent 'While most philosophy is written in abstruse and ponderous prose, Grayling's is a model of clarity and elegance' The Times 'He is a philosopher engaged in what he rightly praises, adding value to life, in a way that is not too taxing' Guardian