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The Resource Ideas to save your life : philosophy for wisdom, solace and pleasure, Michael McGirr

Ideas to save your life : philosophy for wisdom, solace and pleasure, Michael McGirr

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Ideas to save your life : philosophy for wisdom, solace and pleasure
Title
Ideas to save your life
Title remainder
philosophy for wisdom, solace and pleasure
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Michael McGirr
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Language
eng
Summary
A profound, uplifting and accessible introduction to key philosophical ideas and their relevance to everyday life. McGirr shares his love of philosophy, looking at the works of twenty eminent thinkers across history. The book goes back to Pythagoras and comes forward to the contemporary Australian Frank Jackson; back to Mungo Woman and forward to Martha Nussbaum, by way of Simone Weil and Iris Murdoch. It is animated by two related questions - from where do we draw a sense of life's purpose, and how can philosophy make life better? It ranges widely across subjects - from solitude to community, language to order, experience to ecstasy, the idea of good to that of a good idea. McGirr's approach is warm and inviting. Drawing on many years' experience teaching philosophy to teenagers, he shares stories from his life and discusses how philosophers have shed light on them. Ideas to Save Your Life is often funny, but it is serious about philosophy. It makes the impenetrable accessible, the indescribable palpable, and invites you to change the way you see the world
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contains biographical information
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1961-
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McGirr, Michael
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • McGirr, Michael
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophers
Target audience
adult
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Ideas to save your life : philosophy for wisdom, solace and pleasure, Michael McGirr
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
p2251792299
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922330871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
Label
Ideas to save your life : philosophy for wisdom, solace and pleasure, Michael McGirr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251792299
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922330871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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