16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Superb - a book I will return to again and again,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Meaning of Things: Applying Philosophy to life (Hardcover)
This was my first time reading Grayling. He writes and reasons beautifully, comes up with some great surprises and uses anecdotes and quotes that are perfectly pitched for his ideas. Of course, I am completely in agreement with his viewpoint on practically everything. What I particularly like is his no-nonsense critique of religion which he rightly condemns. If you are already of this viewpoint then you will enjoy his wonderful eloquence and reasoning on the matter. If you are not, then this book should be required reading, so that you can begin to start coming to your senses.
Incidentally, this is not a difficult or rigorous philosophical book. It is more like some general prompts to think differently about things in a practical way. This is a book for any person who is open to considering life - just a little: a superb introduction to philosophy.