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The Mystery of Things By A.C. Grayling The Mystery of Things In is new book A C Grayling shows how much understanding people can gain about themselves and their world by reflecting on the lessons offered by science the arts and history In the book s essays
  • Title: The Mystery of Things
  • Author: A.C. Grayling
  • ISBN: 9780753820193
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Mystery of Things By A.C. Grayling In is new book, A C Grayling shows how much understanding people can gain about themselves and their world by reflecting on the lessons offered by science, the arts, and history In the book s essays, Grayling illustrates what each area offers to thought, and in doing so, he covers subjects as wide ranging as Jane Austen s Emma, The Rosetta Stone, Shakespeare, the HolocaIn is new book, A C Grayling shows how much understanding people can gain about themselves and their world by reflecting on the lessons offered by science, the arts, and history In the book s essays, Grayling illustrates what each area offers to thought, and in doing so, he covers subjects as wide ranging as Jane Austen s Emma, The Rosetta Stone, Shakespeare, the Holocaust, and the brain.
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    About "A.C. Grayling"

    1. A.C. Grayling

      Anthony Clifford A C Grayling is a British philosopher In 2011 he founded and became the first Master of New College of the Humanities, an independent undergraduate college in London Until June 2011, he was Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London, where he taught from 1991 He is also a supernumerary fellow of St Anne s College, Oxford.He is a director and contributor at Prospect Magazine, as well as a Vice President of the British Humanist Association His main academic interests lie in epistemology, metaphysics and philosophical logic He has described himself as a man of the left and is associated in Britain with the new atheism movement, and is sometimes described as the Fifth Horseman of New Atheism He appears in the British media discussing philosophy.

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    1. The Mystery of Things , a collection of essays, or tellingly, vignettes by A.C Grayling is an important little book, to say the least In an age of texting, gaming and CGI, what is Real is rapidly becoming cliche as the synthetic moves in to become the order of the day Grayling, however, is one of the last voices of the human, a mind able to unflinchingly tackle such diverse subjects as the City of Ur and the heroin addiction of William S Burroughs Thankfully not a specialist, Mr A.C Grayling di [...]


    2. This took me a while to read mainly because it was so interesting, I found myself re reading things to try and make them stick in my mind Something I ll definitely keep hold of and dip back into.


    3. A sort of refresher course in art, history and science in the form of a miscellany of essays on particular topics Grayling offers insight and opinion on the virtues of a liberal education, the trouble with Norman Foster, the brilliance of Marie Curie and of Simone de Beauvoir, amongst many reflections.I usually agree with whatever I m reading and I felt along with Grayling at times, including in his impatience with mysticism and critics of science, but I ve since become disillusioned with the ev [...]


    4. Not as well organized as the other Grayling books I ve read recently, but still an excellent little volume of philosophy Worth reading but you might want to read some of his other works first .


    5. Intermittently interesting, occasionally annoying, bringing nothing particularly new or startling to the table I m not familiar with the author but I think he d be a bit of a bore to spend an evening with.


    6. It is an immense joy of mine to read this particular series of philosophical musings by A.C Grayling I love all of them but this one could possibly be my favourite, which is saying alot considering their quality.




    7. Critical in writing, this book is lapse between amateur and the expert I personally was lost halfway in it as the author dwelled dryly on some issues for the expectant professional reader.


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