Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts at the Hay Festival on 4 June 2012.
Offers a non-religious alternative to the many people who do not follow one of the world's great religions. This title covers: Genesis ; Proverbs ; Histories ; Songs ; Wisdom Acts ; The Lawgiver Lamentations ; Concord Consolations ; Sages ; and, The Good Parables .
Drawing on the wisdom of 2,500 years of contemplative non-religious writing on all that it means to be human - from the origins of the universe to small matters of courtesy and kindness in everyday life - A.C. Grayling, Britain's most popular and widely read philosopher, has created a secular bible. Designed to be read as narrative and also to be dipped into for inspiration, encouragement and consolation, The Good Book offers a thoughtful, non-religious alternative to the many people who do not follow one of the world's great religions. Instead, going back to traditions older than Christianity, and far richer and more various, including the non-theistic philosophical and literary schools of the great civilisations of both West and East, from the Greek philosophy of classical antiquity and its contemporaneous Confucian, Mencian and Mohist schools in China, down through classical Rome, the flourishing of Indian and Arab worlds, the European Renaissance and Enlightenment, the worldwide scientific discoveries of the 19th and 20th centuries to the present, Grayling collects, edits, rearranges and organises the collective secular wisdom of the world in one highly readable volume.
Praise for The Meaning of Things
'Deeply humane and subtle in its thought as well as being imbued with a rare spirit of enlightenment'
'Grayling writes with clarity, elegance and the occasional aphoristic twist...straight alpha material'
'An enthusiastic thinker who embraces humour, common sense and lucidity'
Publication date: 04/04/2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
|Publication date:||4th April 2011|
|Author:||A. C. Grayling|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Genres:||The Real World,|
A.C. Grayling is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a multi-talented author. He believes that philosophy should take an active, useful role in society. He has been a regular contributor to The Times, Financial Times, Observer, Independent on Sunday, Economist, Literary Review, New Statesman and Prospect, and is a frequent and popular contributor to radio and television programmes, including Newsnight, Today, In Our Time, Start the Week and CNN news. Author photo © Christina PanagiMore About A. C. Grayling