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The Joy of Philosophy: Thinking Thin versus the Passionate Life

Robert C. Solomon


The Joy of Philosophy: Thinking Thin and the Passionate Life is a return to some of the perennial questions of philosophy, questions about the meaning of life, about death and tragedy, about the respective roles of rationality and passion in the good life, about love, compassion, and revenge, about honesty, deception, and betrayal, about who we are, and how we think about who we are. It is an attempt to save philosophy from a century‐old fiber diet of thin arguments and logical analysis and recover the richness and complexity of life in thought. It tackles the question, loathed by professional ... More

Keywords: analytic philosophy, logic, logical analysis, meaning of life, philosophy, professionalization, rationality, reason, Bertrand Russell, Socrates, Robert Solomon

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195165401
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195165403.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert C. Solomon, author
University of Texas at Austin