Synopses & Reviews
The bestselling philosophers unforgettable exploration of the true meaning of life on earth, now in paperback for the first time.
What is the purpose of life on earth? In An Unknown World, philosopher Jacob Needleman frames mans role on the planet in a completely new and fresh way, moving beyond the usual environmental concerns to reveal how the care and maintenance of a world is something vital and basic to our existence as authentic human beings.
Striking . . . takes some really original positions on topics that have become run into the ground by the same discussions and same assumptions.”
His lively prose, storytelling skills and lucid insights draw us into an animated conversation with a brilliant teacher.”
About the Author
The acclaimed author of The American Soul, The Essential Marcus Aurelius, Lost Christianity, and Money and the Meaning of Life, Jacob Needleman is a professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University and former director of the Center for the Study of New Religions at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.