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By Mark Vernon

Mark Vernon takes his idea from forty two of the funniest, wisest, and quirkiest quotations concerning the tremendous questions in existence, and makes use of those as beginning issues for his marvelous observations. In every one bankruptcy he explains what the best thinkers of all time have needed to say on matters corresponding to everlasting lifestyles, paintings, love and intercourse, and the character of happiness; he attracts his personal conclusions, and may impress you to imagine deeply approximately these items for your self. Questions comprise: Is lack of awareness bliss? Are freedom and slavery psychological states? Is love blind? Is there any cause to think a political candidate who tells you issues can in basic terms get well? forty two assumes no past wisdom of philosophy; it’s effortless and enjoyable to learn, yet critical and not easy even as. Mark Vernon is a author, broadcaster and journalist. he's the writer of diverse books, together with technology, faith and the which means of lifestyles and The Philosophy of Friendship. He has a PhD in philosophy, in addition to levels in theology and physics, and he's an Honorary learn Fellow at Birkbeck collage, college of London.

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