I highly recommend this book to anyone that feels the need to calm themselves.
Their humanistic premise makes Grayling's essays especially good for secular humanists, atheists, agnostics, and others with similar leanings.
These pithy, lucid and elegant essays are about the things that really matter in life.
In this book, Dr. Grayling opines on ways to look at fundamental concepts of humanity, without the authoritarian preaching of established "religion". Read morePublished 17 months ago by William M. Hinds
This is a GREAT little "devotional" of sorts for the non-religious person. I think even a religious person could appreciate it as long as they're not too fanatical. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Little Wing88
I found this book to be very comforting in these current times of turmoil. I highly recommend this book to anyone that feels the need to calm themselves.Published 20 months ago by ALICE A HENNESSY
This book very quickly establishes itself within the modern-day liberal vs. conservative framework. The author appears to equate humanism with modern-day liberalism, and... Read morePublished 21 months ago by AR
There are gems in this book that are noteworthy. In his introduction, A. C. Grayling indicates that this book is not for those who need advice. Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by Ishraq Freericks
Throughout the crazy search for clarity in life I have jumped into, stepped on, walked through and fallen into many a pitfall. This is not another one of them. Read morePublished on July 31, 2012 by Donald
I highly enjoyed 'Meditations for the Humanist.' Every essay was thought-provoking and elegant. AC Grayling puts things into perspective, and I recommend this book to all.Published on August 23, 2010 by Tim K
Or Grayling contra Comte-Sponville.
Years ago, Andre' Comte-Sponville wrote a little book entitled 'A Small Treatise on the Great Virtues' in which he enumerated the... Read more
A very disappointing book. Grayling's leftist, relativist viewpoint turned me off within a few pages. Morality and religion are not only criticized, but villified. Read morePublished on September 30, 2008 by J. Davis