Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Who Am I?

Austin must be full of philosophers. Most of the 2011 philosophy books at APL are checked out. One just added to the Best 2011 Nonfiction list is Who Am I? And If So, How Many? A Philosophical Journey by Richard David Precht. The book is an entertaining tour of the biggest philosophical questions and their relevance to our daily life. The author draws on neuroscience, psychology, and history to elucidate the questions at the heart of human existence, such as, what is truth? does life have meaning? why should I be good? Another title on the entertaining side is Philosophy on Tap which examines 48 of the greatest philosophical conundrums and pairs each with an exceptional beer. If God exists, why are there bad beers?

All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age
Driving with Plato
The Four Purposes of Life
How Plato and Pythagoras Can Save Your Life: The Ancient Greek Prescription for Health and Happiness
I Watch, Therefore I Am: from Socrates to Sartre, the Great Mysteries of Life as Explained through Howdy Doody, Marcia Brady, Homer Simpson, Don Draper, and Other TV Icons
The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True
The Philosophy Book
Philosophy on Tap: Pint-Sized Puzzles for the Pub Philosopher
The Soul of the Greeks: An Inquiry
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

We also have created a Philosophy Information Guide to answer more of you philosophical musings.

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