A Guide For The Perplexed

Paperback | May 31, 1978

byE. F. Schumacher

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The author of the world wide best-seller, Small Is Beautiful, now tackles the subject of Man, the World, and the Meaning of Living. Schumacher writes about man's relation to the world. man has obligations -- to other men, to the earth, to progress and technology, but most importantly himself. If man can fulfill these obligations, then and only then can he enjoy a real relationship with the world, then and only then can he know the meaning of living.

Schumacher says we need maps: a "map of knowledge" and a "map of living." The concern of the mapmaker--in this instance, Schumacher--is to find for everything it's proper place. Things out of place tend to get lost; they become invisible and there proper places end to be filled by other things that ought not be there at all and therefore serve to mislead.

A Guide for the Perplexed teaches us to be our own map makers. This constantly surprising, always stimulating book will be welcomed by a large audience, including the many new fans who believe strongly in what Schumacher has to say.

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'A Guide for the Perplexed' deserves wide reading. It deserves, in fact, a place in the college curriculum, as a text for introductory courses in philosophy...It does as much for the defense of traditional civilizational values as C.S. Lewis's 'The Abolition of Man' did in the last generation, and it does so on a much sounder metaphysi...

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The author of the world wide best-seller, Small Is Beautiful, now tackles the subject of Man, the World, and the Meaning of Living. Schumacher writes about man's relation to the world. man has obligations -- to other men, to the earth, to progress and technology, but most importantly himself. If man can fulfill these obligati...

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'A Guide for the Perplexed' deserves wide reading. It deserves, in fact, a place in the college curriculum, as a text for introductory courses in philosophy...It does as much for the defense of traditional civilizational values as C.S. Lewis's 'The Abolition of Man' did in the last generation, and it does so on a much sounder metaphysi...

E. F. Schumacher (1911?1977) was a German Rhodes Scholar in economics and, with the help of John Maynard Keynes, later taught at Oxford University. He was also the president of the Soil Association, chief economist for Britain?s National Coal Board, and founder of the Intermediate Technology Development Group. His best-known books are ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.36 inPublished:May 31, 1978Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060906111

ISBN - 13:9780060906115

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'A Guide for the Perplexed' deserves wide reading. It deserves, in fact, a place in the college curriculum, as a text for introductory courses in philosophy...It does as much for the defense of traditional civilizational values as C.S. Lewis's 'The Abolition of Man' did in the last generation, and it does so on a much sounder metaphysical foundation.' Greensboro Daily News

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"A Guide for the Perplexed deserves wide reading. It deserves in fact a Place in the college curriculum, as a text for introductory courses in philosophy....It does as much for the defense of traditional civilizational values as C.S. Lewis's The Abolition of Man did in the last generation, and it does so on a metaphysical foundation." (Greensboro Daily News)