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4.0 out of 5 stars Not for a philosophy student .... but perfect for me., 22 Nov. 2003
This review is from: The Meaning of Things: Applying Philosophy to life (Paperback)
This is an ideal introduction to many philosphical concepts and will give you a fresh perspective on everyday issues such as truth, religion, travel, loyalty, love, racism, etc etc. With 61 'meanings of things' in all, I found this book to be great piecemeal reading. Each concept taking about 5 pages to complete, which makes for the perfect bedside book.
One of the best aspects of this book is that it is written such that you can read it in any order you wish. Each concept is a unique section taking between 2 and 10 pages, which allows the reader to delve into whatever tickles their fancy at a particular time. I ticked off the table of contents as I read the sections and highlighted interesting sentences from each concept during my first read. I have since skimmed through my highlights several times, which makes for a quick refresher of the issues that were of particular interest to me.
I am the type of person who likes to know a little bit about a lot of things, and this book caters for exactly that sort of reader. If this fits your profile, then get this book now. If your interested in delving into the depths of philosophy, then this is probably best to give a skip. Grayling is doing a great favour to us all by packaging philosophy in an organised, piecemeal, and easy to understand manner that wont have you sleeping by the end of the first 10 pages.
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Initial post: 26 Sep 2009, 21:56:42 BST
Skipjacck says:
My copy of "The Meaning of Things" arrived three days ago.
I think your wires are mixed up
Anthony aquire

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2010, 17:31:59 BST
Mr. M. Hogg says:
Can you explain why you think that "A Customer" has got his/her wires mixed up please.
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