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Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It


Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life They Change It by Daniel klein

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Every Time I find the Meaning of Life, They Change It

Daniel Klein

ISBN 9781780749327

"Every time I find the meaning of life, they change it.” The words of Reinhold Niebuhr provide the title and set the tone for what is a wryly humorous look at some of the great philosophical pronouncements on how life ought to be lived.

Fifty years ago Daniel Klein embarked on the study of philosophy at Harvard, where he began gathering wise words from the world's greatest thinkers. Now in his seventies, he revisits these pronouncements with characteristic warmth, charm and wonderfully dry sense of humour. Distilling the wonders of our greatest thinkers, from Epicurus and Nietzsche, all the way to Samuel Beckett, Klein is enlightening and never dull.

This is a pithy and eminently readable meditation on one of the most profound subjects there is.


The Author

Daniel KleinDaniel Klein is an acclaimed writer of both fiction and non-fiction. He is the co-author of the international bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar. He is a Harvard graduate in philosophy. When not enjoying the slow life on Greek islands, he lives in Massachusetts with his wife. He is seventy-four years old.



Reviews, News & Interviews:

A refreshingly spontaneous plunge into deep thought.  Booklist

A delightful book that is easily applicable to any stage of life. Even when explaining the underlying theories behind a quote, the author’s writing is understandable for readers who have no prior philosophy background. Yet, philosophy students will also enjoy seeing the discipline applied to everyday life.  Library Journal

Klein offers new views on some of the most famous philosophical pronouncements published, with plenty of Pithies for everyone. Press Association