The Meaning Of Things
Review of a book written by A.C. Grayling
In the spring of 2012 I was fortunate to obtain a ticket to hear the philosopher A.C. Grayling present a talk at the Dubai Literature Festival. Little did I know at the time just how big an impact his philosophies would have on me.
With the pace and stress of modern life it’s all too easy to forget about the things that really matter. In The Meaning Of Things, A.C. Grayling adds perspective to the things we take for granted. His commentary on religion, life and its many meanings is full of insight, humanity and plain common sense. He never attempts to take the moral high ground and writes with eloquence and subtlety.
From death, fear, loyalty and racism to depression, ambition, religion and nationalism – no subject is left untouched in Mr Grayling’s pursuit of the truth about what it means to be human.
Perhaps the true road to enlightenment is not to follow the teachings of Buddha, but to read A.C. Grayling.