'A person who does not think about life is like a stranger mapless in a foreign land.'
But in the twenty first century, what meaning can we give to our lives? How can we justify our existence and continue to grow and learn?
In THE REASON OF THINGS the bestselling philosopher A.C Grayling gives us pause to examine these questions by reflecting on topics that concern us all - ethics, religion, evil, luxury, marriage, sex, liberty, justice and war.
A.C. Grayling is Professor of Philosophy and Master of the New College of the Humanities, London. He believes that philosophy should take an active, useful role in society. He has written and edited many books, both scholarly and for a general readership, and has been a regular contributor to The Times, Financial Times, Observer, Independent on Sunday, Economist, Literary Review, New Statesman and Prospect, and is a frequent and popular contributor to radio and television programmes, including Newsnight, Today, In Our Time, Start the Week and CNN news. He is a former Fellow of the World Economic Forum at Davos, a Vice President of the British Humanist Association, an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society, Patron of the UK Armed Forces Humanist association, Patron of Dignity in Dying, a former Booker Prize Judge, a Fellow of the Royal Literary Society, a member of the human rights group IHEU represented at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva; and much more.