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

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Watkins, 2011 - Philosophy - 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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User Review  - Rob - 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

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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