Search Results: "A.C. Grayling"


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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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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 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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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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DEMOCRACY AND ITS CRISIS by A.C. Grayling
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A compelling book worthy of being shelved alongside the Federalist Papers and Two Treatises of Government."
Of democracy and its discontents, with a resonant defense of what Winston Churchill called "the least bad of all systems." 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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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 >