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Readership: Will interest anyone seeking an accessible yet intelligent view of how we have lost - and how we might find -
meaning in life. It will be of particular interest to students of philosophy (particularly ethics, philosophy of religion, and 19th and 20th century existentialism); literature; modernism; and religion.
Terry Eagleton, John Edward Taylor Professor of English at the University of Manchester
"A charming personal voyage round himself, I can only say it left me thoroughly surprised - and delighted." - Simon Jenkins, TLS Books of the Year
"wonders never cease. This is popular philosophy by an amateur in the best sense of the word, a man who clearly loves the stuff and writes plain English...[Eagleton] makes his case well and with a light touch." - Simon Jenkins, The Guardian (Review)
"It is a stimulating and often entertaining, if at times rather breathless, Cook's tour around the chief monuments of western philosophy and literature...The Meaning of Life is unusual and refreshing." - John Gray, The Independent
"The book's a little gem." - Suzanne
Harrington, Irish Examiner (Cork)
"A lively starting point for late-night debate." - John Cornwell, Sunday Times
"Warm intellectual pleasure...meticulous treatment of the subject...It looks like Eagleton got it right." - Mario Pisani, The Financial Times
"His witty eclecticism is perfect for such a lofty subject" - Leopold Froehlich, Playboy
"The name Terry Eagleton...assures us of stimulation, style, sparkling, sometimes acerbic, wit, and wide-ranging erudition. In other words he is eminently readable...[a] commendably pocket-sized book." - Gordon Parsons, Morning Star
1: Questions and Answers
2: The Problem of Meaning
3: The Eclipse of Meaning
4: Is Life What You Make It?