What Not to Say : Finding The Right Words At Difficult Moments
Everyone has such moments: 'I didn't know what to say' times when you are silenced - overwhelmed with embarrassment - because someone confronts you with a situation, and you have no idea how to respond. And the worst thing is - you then say the wrong thing. WHAT NOT TO SAY takes those situations, unpacks them with philosophy, and explores the dos and don'ts. Why philosophy? Because philosophy has always been gripped by questions of life. It was Socrates who first raised the question of how to live. He launched a tradition that sees life not as a problem to be solved, but as an art. Covering areas such as friendship, love, politics and religion, WHAT NOT TO SAY is witty and thought-provoking, and will enable readers to speak more truthfully in difficult situations, talk about personal problems in a wider perspective and gain greater clarity when discussing what to do in the future.
- Paperback | 208 pages
- 128 x 196 x 20mm | 99.79g
- 03 Feb 2009
- Orion Publishing Co
- Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
About Mark Vernon
Formerly an Anglican priest, Mark Vernon is an Honorary Research Fellow in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, London.