|Forlag||John Hunt Publishing|
|Emne||Popular philosophy; Social & political philosophy|
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Om How To Like Everything
How To Like Everything is a utopia. Utopia is a word invented five hundred years ago at the start of the modern age as a description of the ideal society. Its composed of Latin parts that taken together mean no place or nowhere. We now use the word utopia to mean an impossible dream of perfection. How To Like Everything recasts the actual world, the forever-changing world we live in, as utopia: to make the impossible possible. This is not a dry academic debate. Paul Shepheard takes on his subject by threading questions, evidence and logic through hilarious, moving and thought-provoking stories. The action is set in the complicated city of Amsterdam, where he gets stuck in the briars of love affairs, existential decisions and conflicts with complete strangers. And the philosophy? He is a materialist. His utopia hinges on the question of whether there can be anything other than the present moment.