What’s It All About?
Philosophy and the Meaning of Life

Julian Baggini

€ 15,00
Publisher: Cairo Editore
Pages: 224
ISBN/EAN: 978-88-6052-106-4

What is the meaning of life? With clearness and impeccable logic, but also with his particular sense of humour, Baggini takes us on an exploration of the most significant answers that have been given to this crucial question. Using exceptional consultants like Frankenstein and the Monty Python, Kierkegaard and Sartre, collecting examples and ideas from the most varied daily experiences and popular culture expressions, from Once upon a Time in the West to Dead Poets Society to popular songs lyrics, the author makes his way among the myriad queries that this question par excellence conceals within itself. He finally discovers that there is no great meaning “behind” our life. Rather, there is a significance that may be found in a variety of ways “within” it. After demolishing conventional answers with implacable simplicity, Baggini shows us how philosophical research and reflection can help us to be freer.

The author
Julian Baggini is a co-founder and director of The Philosopher’s Magazine. He writes regularly for the Guardian, the Sunday Herald, and is often a guest at BBC Radio Four.

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