Search Results: "A.C. Grayling"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MYSTERY OF THINGS by A.C. Grayling
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2005

"Open-ended epistemological meditations, occasionally stumbling into platitudes."
A smattering of brief, mildly engaging essays for the lay reader on art, literature and culture. Read full book review >

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FRIENDSHIP by A.C. Grayling
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Some fresh ways of looking at and thinking about a very familiar topic."
A philosophical inquiry into friendship with a historical perspective. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Readers may feel a touch of Whiggish optimism themselves, especially when reviewing the various bills of rights that close the book."
Just when things were looking bad for liberty around the world, here comes a bracing burst of Whiggish optimism from philosophy professor Grayling (Birkbeck College, Univ. of London; Truth Meaning and Realism: A Personal Philosophy, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2006

"Well-argued and persuasive, but not likely to sway the red states."
A philosopher seeks to determine whether Allied area-bombing during World War II was a moral wrong. Read full book review >

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THE GOD ARGUMENT by A.C. Grayling
NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2013

"Mild though the rebuke is, a readable and persuasive argument—if, of course, an exercise in preaching to the choir."
A spirited repudiation of pies and deities in the sky in favor of an ethic that "is about this world." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"'I think, therefore I am' is only the beginning of the story."
The work of the French rationalist is best understood within the politics of the 17th century, as cogently presented here for the non-philosopher. Read full book review >

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THE AGE OF GENIUS by A.C. Grayling
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2016

"Out of a 'fractured and fractious time,' the author asserts persuasively, the medieval mind evolved into the modern. Another thought-provoking winner from Grayling."
A British philosopher examines a century of profound intellectual change. Read full book review >

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THE CHALLENGE OF THINGS by A.C. Grayling
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"A spirited collection of provocative pathways."
A new collection of essays from Grayling (Philosophy/New Coll. of the Humanities, London; The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism, 2014, etc.), whose distinguished record of accomplishments in the humanities and public service is recognized internationally.Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Grayling creates rich worlds that speak to the love humans and animals feel for one another."
In Grayling's debut fiction, William Colbert is saved by a mysterious dog that will change his life. Read full book review >

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LION HEART by A.C. Gaughen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 19, 2015

"Fans of Scarlet will celebrate both this opportunity to revisit Gaughen's colorfully depicted long-ago world and her suspenseful ending to a lively story. (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
This third and concluding volume in Gaughen's retelling of the Robin Hood legend from Marian's point of view finds Marian (aka Scarlet) facing execution after months of imprisonment by evil Prince John. Read full book review >