Philosophy Made Simple

Kobo ebook | December 19, 2009

byRobert Hellenga

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Rudy Harrington is ready for a new life. His daughters are grown, his wife has died, and the idea of running an avocado grove in Texas suddenly seems infinitely more appealing than staying in his rambling Midwestern house.
So a new life it is. Rudy heads off for a part of the world where he knows scarcely a soul. But he has a guide: a slender book called Philosophy Made Simple, each chapter highlighting the ideas of a different philosopher. No amount of Plato, Schopenhauer, or Sartre, however, can prepare Rudy for the surprises that emerge as he arranges for his daughter's Hindu wedding and gets to know Norma Jean - an elephant with a talent for painting - who is abandoned to Rudy's care and who leads him, ultimately, toward the prospect of a new love.

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Rudy Harrington is ready for a new life. His daughters are grown, his wife has died, and the idea of running an avocado grove in Texas suddenly seems infinitely more appealing than staying in his rambling Midwestern house.So a new life it is. Rudy heads off for a part of the world where he knows scarcely a soul. But he has a guide: a s...

Robert Hellenga received a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Michigan in 1963 and a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University in 1969. After graduation, he taught English literature at Knox College. He has written several novels including The Sixteen Pleasures, The Fall of a Sparrow, Philosophy Made Simple, and Snake...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 19, 2009Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316090387

ISBN - 13:9780316090384

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