The Challenge of Things

The Challenge of Things

Thinking Through Troubled Times

Book - 2015
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The author of The God Argument presents a new collection of essays based on the idea that philosophy should engage the world in useful and facilitating ways, collecting the author's recent writings on the habits and prejudices that complicate today's conflicts.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781632862464
1632862468
Branch Call Number: 192 Gray
Characteristics: 297 pages

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Jan 08, 2018

It seems Grayling is trying to claim a place among English essayists beside Bacon and Russell, in terms of variety, volume, and style (I think this is his fifth or sixth collection of essays). Thoughtful essays on numerous topics, easy - perhaps to easy - to read (the lucidity can mask the depth of thought, a characteristic of Russell's writing). I most liked the lengthier essays on Dworkin's 'Justice For Hedgehogs' , Thucidides, and teachers.

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