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Wells of wisdom

Philosophy and the ways of life
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December 2021, no. 438
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Ideas to Save Your Life: Philosophy for wisdom, solace and pleasure by Michael McGirr

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Wells of wisdom

Philosophy and the ways of life
by
December 2021, no. 438

We academic philosophers get annoyed when people suppose that the purpose of philosophy is therapeutic. But we need not deny that philosophical enquiries into the nature of mind, knowledge, and the good can be sources of personal inspiration or solace. In his earlier work, Books That Saved My Life (2018), Michael McGirr, teacher, aid worker, and former priest, explained how literature and poetry can enrich our lives. Now it’s the turn of philosophy.

Janna Thompson reviews 'Ideas to Save Your Life: Philosophy for wisdom, solace and pleasure' by Michael McGirr

Ideas to Save Your Life: Philosophy for wisdom, solace and pleasure

by Michael McGirr

Text Publishing, $34.99 hb, 304 pp

Buy this book

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