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A Guide for the Perplexed

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From one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, and the author of the international bestseller Small Is Beautiful, the reissue of a timeless treatise on the meaning of living.

In A Guide for the Perplexed, bestselling author E. F. Schumacher explores our relation to the world: our obligations—to other people, to the earth, to progress and technology, but most importantly to ourselves. If man can fulfill these obligations, then and only then can he enjoy a truly authentic relationship with the world—and truly know the meaning of living.

Schumacher argues that we need maps: a "map of knowledge" and a "map of living." The concern of the mapmaker is to find for everything its proper place. For things out of place tend to get lost; they become invisible and their proper places are filled by other things that should not be there at all and therefore serve to mislead.

A Guide for the Perplexed teaches us to be our own map makers in following our destined path in life’s journey.

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  • ISBN: 9780062414816
  • ISBN 10: 006241481X
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 11/17/2015
  • Pages: 176
  • List Price: 18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1: PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body
  • BISAC2: PSYCHOLOGY / General
  • BISAC3: SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General

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