The Heart of Things
The new bestseller from one of Britain's most pre-eminent philosophers and arguably the best known, A.C. Grayling
Everyone wishes to live a life that is satisfying and fulfilling, in which there is achievement and pleasure, and which has the respect of people one, in turn, respects. And one of the fundamentals to living such a life is to reflect on the choices we make. In this new collection, A. C. Grayling invites the reader into a conversation with ideas. From personal questions about happiness and quality of life to wider public concerns such as war and democracy, these essays provide a springboard to thought and to exploring what is best about the human heart and mind.
AC GRAYLING has terrific track record in Phoenix and all of his books backlist extremely well. The Meaning of Things has sold over 60,000 and continues to sell around 800 copies a month three years after publication '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' TLS 'He is a philosopher engaged in what he rightly praises, adding value to life... Here is a book worth talking to' Guardian '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' Herald
"provocative... a stimulating handbook to the contemporary uses of philosophy" DAILY TELEGRAPH
Anthony Grayling teaches philosophy at Birkbeck College, London and is a Fellow of St Anne's, Oxford. He reviews frequently in the Financial Times and has a regular column in Prospect.