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On Stories (Thinking in Action) Kindle Edition

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Length: 160 pages

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'Like the best philosophy, and the best intellectual history, this is serious stuff dealt with a light hand.' - Roy Foster, The Guardian

'[Richard Kearney's] argument that appreciating story is an essential part of being human is strong and true.' - The Guardian

'Like the best philosophy, and the best intellectual history, this is serious stuff dealt with a light hand.' - Roy Foster, The Guardian

'Kearney's chief virtue has always been pedagogical, as a gifted storyteller of ideas, and this work is no exception. The first and final parts are exemplary in this respect, providing a concise and morally robust defence of the importance of structured narratives for the way we make sense of our past, present and future ' - Michael Cronin, The Irish Times

'A paean to storytelling...The voice is clear, humane and level-headed. Kearney serves as an guide through this brief history of the ways stories have worked, for better or for worse, in our lives.' - Molly McLoskey, The Sunday Tribune

About the Author

Richard Kearney is Professor of Philosophy at University College Dublin and Boston College. He is co-editor of the Thinking in Action series.

Product Details

  • File Size: 901 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0415247985
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (September 9, 2002)
  • Publication Date: September 9, 2002
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FBFF5E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #814,895 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Marlin Adrian on January 23, 2010
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Ocassionally one encounters a thinker who both confirms and challenges every experience and thought long seen as personal and private, suddenly connecting them to a wide world of possibilities. Kearney, in this elegant and concise little book, does exactly this for me. On Stories is both brilliant and profound.
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