Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It

Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It

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A humorous and philosophical trip through life, from the New York Timesa€“bestselling coauthor of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . . Daniel Kleina€™s fans have fallen in love with the warm, humorous, and thoughtful way he shows how philosophy resonates in everyday life. Readers of his popular books Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . . and Travels with Epicurus come for enlightenment and stay for the entertainment. As a young college student studying philosophy, Klein filled a notebook with short quotes from the worlda€™s greatest thinkers, hoping to find some guidance on how to live the best life he could. Now, from the vantage point of his eighth decade, Klein revisits the wisdom he relished in his youth with this collection of philosophical gems, adding new ones that strike a chord with him at the end of his life. From Epicurus to Emerson and Camus to the theologian Reinhold Niebuhra€”whose words provided the title of this booka€”each pithy extract is annotated with Kleina€™s inimitable charm and insights. In these pages, our favorite jokestera€“philosopher tackles lifea€™s biggest questions, leaving us chuckling and enlightened.Yet Leopardi is a pessimist with an upbeat kicker: Once we fully acknowledge that life is doomed to perpetual ... And in his Manual of Practical Philosophy, he took a dig at the pursuit of happiness: a€œIf all you seek from something is pleasure, anbsp;...

Title:Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It
Author: Daniel Klein
Publisher:Penguin - 2015-10-27

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