Book review: Thinking of Answers
Does being happy make us good? And does being good make us happy? Can ethics be derived from evolution by natural selection? What is the meaning of life? In this inspiring collection, renowned philosopher, AC Grayling offers suggestions for how to think about every aspect of a question and then arrive at one’s own conclusions.
Grayling covers everything from climate change and the status of apes to the rights of smokers and the definition of the ‘good life’ in his 330-page book. Easy to read with simply written responses to the questions he poses, Thinking of Answers is a worthwhile read for budding philosophers or the curious among us.
AC Grayling is Professor of Philosophy at Birbeck College, University of London and a multi-talented author. He is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum at Davos.