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Friday, January 27, 2012

Emrys Westacott on the philosophy of everyday living

This interview at The Browser may be of interest - philosopher Emrys Westacott chooses and discusses five books that relate to how we should live our lives.

His choices are not works of analytic philosophy (they consist of a book about the Stoics, a classic English novel, a work of academic psychology and one of anthropology, and Niezsche's The Gay Science), but they are interesting suggestions, and he discusses them engagingly. I have no idea what his own book, The Virtues of Our Vices, is like. If it's written like this, it might be worth a look - but make up your own mind about that if you read the interview.

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