The Five-Minute Philosopher: 80 Unquestionably Good Answers to 80 Unanswerable Big Questions

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Watkins, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 215 pages
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To find philosophical enlightenment, it is not necessary to climb to the top of a mountain or pursue a graduate degree. All that is required is five minutes a day with any of the 80 life-changing questions and answers compiled here by philosopher Gerald Benedict. Full of insight and wisdom, and utterly free of academic pretension, The Five-Minute Philosopher draws on sacred texts, humanist writings, and poetry to help readers shed their blinders, put on their thinking caps, and see the world--and themselves--anew.

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A great primer for more in-depth reading. I enjoyed the clear and conversational tone and easy to understand explanations. I'd recommend it to anyone starting to explore philosophy. Read full review

Review: The Five-Minute Philosopher: 80 Unquestionably Good Answers to 80 Unanswerable Big Questions

User Review  - Goodreads

A great primer for more in-depth reading. I enjoyed the clear and conversational tone and easy to understand explanations. I'd recommend it to anyone starting to explore philosophy. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Gerald Benedict graduated in Divinity from the University of London, has a postgraduate diploma from the School of Ecumenical Studies, University of Geneva, and a PhD from the Open University. He is the author of the Watkins Dictionary of Religious and Secular Faiths and of a number of books about the Mayan civilization, including The Mayan Prophecies: 2012--the Message and the Vision and The Maya: 2012--The End of the World or the Dawn of Enlightenment? He has won awards for a novel, several short stories, and a radio drama for the BBC World Service.

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