The Resource Worldly wisdom : Great Books and the meanings of life, James Sloan Allen

Worldly wisdom : Great Books and the meanings of life, James Sloan Allen

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Worldly wisdom : Great Books and the meanings of life
Title
Worldly wisdom
Title remainder
Great Books and the meanings of life
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James Sloan Allen
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Language
eng
Summary
"Worldly Wisdom leads readers through some fifty classic works of literature, philosophy, and political thought from Homer and Confucius to Jean-Paul Sartre and Gabriel Garcia Marquez to draw out ideas valuable for understanding human life in this world and for living that life well. Engagingly written for anyone who thinks about such ideas, as well as for anyone curious to know what great authors have thought about them, Worldly Wisdom offers both an inviting liberal education and a usefully humanistic self-help book."--Publisher's description
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DLC
Dewey number
011/.73
Index
index present
LC call number
Z1035.A1
LC item number
A45 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Worldly wisdom : Great Books and the meanings of life, James Sloan Allen
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The tragic sense of life and the dawn of humanism -- Control yourself -- What do you know? How do you know it? Why should you care? -- Living the good life -- The moral landscape of Hell -- Growing up naturally -- Enough? Never! -- From the maggot man to the superman -- Condemned to be free -- Find the right way, do the right thing -- How to succeed in the business of life -- So it seems -- The price of mis-education -- Democracy as a way of life -- Through a class darkly -- We shall overcome -- The psychology of everyday life -- It's party time : the ethics of civility -- The morality and immorality of art -- All stories are true -- How beautiful, how sad -- The uses of idealism -- The gifts of imagination -- Fantasies of seduction and the seductions of fantasy -- Art for life's sake -- Of love and marriage, passion and aging
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
xix, 554 p.
Isbn
9781929490356
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006103472
System control number
(OCoLC)77821681

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