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The Heart of Things: Applying Philosophy to the 21st Century Hardcover – 10 Feb 2005

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (10 Feb. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0297848194
  • ISBN-13: 978-0297848196
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 17 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 375,734 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There ought to be more general philosophy books like this. Short chapters that openly ponder questions without intending to resolve them.. AC Grayling has perfected the art of a philosophical vignette. (THE HERALD)

He is a philosopher engaged in what he rightly praises, adding value to life... Here is a book worth talking to. (Ted Honderich, THE GUARDIAN)

... an elegance of style, a sense of humour, and the ability to juxtapose serious musings with wise and wacky facts... and you have an easily digestible form of philosophy. (TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT)

Grayling is never silly, he has a wonderful fund of apt quotations... Grayling makes one ruminate. (THE LITERARY REVIEW)

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The new bestseller from one of Britain's most pre-eminent philosophers and arguably the best known, A.C. Grayling

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I bought this after being impressed by the contents page and good reviews. I thought there would be an objective discussion about the different topics- what philosophers have said and how these thoughts have affected the way we live. No - just the author's vague ponderings. He assumes that the readers agree with lots of his thoughts. Really annoying and weird. The last chapter was bizarrely about Bertrand Russell's book 'History of Western Philosophy' - almost as if it was an apology for this book and a recommendation for a better book. Terrible. Even the section on 'People' which seems hard to go wrong with was written in a very dull manner. First time I've read this author - doubt I'll read him again.
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I've passed it on, but now I want it back! I was miffed by Grayling's dismissal of the "bane of religion". But he would say that, wouldn't he, and I was probably just being embarrassed by my own inability to subscribe to unconditional atheism. But I've seen him in the past - talking to Richard Holloway (no relative) at the Hay Festival, and on TV, and really, he's a lovely guy and his way of explaining moral, ethical and logical issues to a rabbit like me is overwhelmingly helpful. He loses one star for his lack of humility. Well, he's philosopher, for heaven's sake!
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This book is so wonderful as it covers important and vital subjects in a clear manner, often making one think seriously about previously held opinions. This is a marvellous aid to clear thinking and I love him and am buying more of his books
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