To find philosophical enlightenment, it is not necessary to climb to the top of a mountain or pursue a graduate degree. All that is required is five minutes a day with any of the 80 life-changing questions and answers compiled here by philosopher Gerald Benedict. Full of insight and wisdom, and utterly free of academic pretension, The Five-Minute Philosopher draws on sacred texts, humanist writings, and poetry to help readers shed their blinders, put on their thinking caps, and see the world--and themselves--anew.
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Gerald Benedict graduated in Divinity from the University of London, has a postgraduate diploma from the School of Ecumenical Studies, University of Geneva, and a PhD from the Open University. He is the author of the Watkins Dictionary of Religious and Secular Faiths and of a number of books about the Mayan civilization, including The Mayan Prophecies: 2012--the Message and the Vision and The Maya: 2012--The End of the World or the Dawn of Enlightenment? He has won awards for a novel, several short stories, and a radio drama for the BBC World Service.
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