Small Almanac of the Meaning of Life
Original title: Petit Almanach du Sens de la Vie
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The stages of life, previously well-defined, have now become confused, opaque and disorderly. Can we hope to put back a little (well) meaning?
This is the challenge of this book, developed from columns the author had written for Philosophy Magazine over a three-year period. It is a question of thinking out, step by step, the way in which an individual’s life today is constructed- and if possible, successfully so- up until its inevitable end, and with the additional constraint of being oneself at every age.
Guided by the great philosophies of the past, there is wisdom in the sketching out of every stage: why be born, grow up, mature, get old and, eventually, die?