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Ideas That Matter: A Personal Guide For The 21st Century (2009)

by A.C. Grayling(Favorite Author)
3.95 of 5 Votes: 5
0297856766 (ISBN13: 9780297856764)
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review 1: A whistle-stop tour of some of the big ideas of our time. It's by no means comprehensive, and Grayling doesn't shy away from injecting his personal views into much of the discussion (especially when it comes to religion!) But he does an excellent job of expounding tricky concepts with clarity, precision and wit. His writing style is perhaps the best aspect of this book: it literally had me gasping with the sheer brilliance of some of his phrases.
review 2: Written with a style, eloquence and thought that makes even the most complex ideas accessible, this is another masterful collection of writings from one of my very favourite writers. This isn't simply an encyclopaedia, but AC Grayling's personal introduction to some of the richness of human thought and invent
... moreion from Absolutism to Zeitgeist and most of everything in between. The essay on Vegetarianism sticks out like a sore thumb because unlike most of Grayling's other writings, which whilst not always neutral (see any of the sections regarding religion) are always well argued, there is an entire paragraph dedicated to how disgusting meat is to eat that appeals too much to emotion for my liking - but that's just one paragraph among hundreds of fantastic ones.For anyone interested in the world around them, this is a must read (as is anything else AC Grayling has written, I can't stress that enough!). less
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Slightly patronising tone, particularly on issues of faith and scpeticism but very learned and wise.
this is the right book to get yourself to think more on the planet you live and its people.
Now how did this guy get it all into his brain? ;)
Keep this one in the loo!
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