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The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Diana Lobel


This book takes readers on a journey across Eastern and Western philosophical and religious traditions to discover a beauty and purpose at the heart of reality that makes life worth living. Guided by the ideas of ancient thinkers and the insight of the philosophical historian Pierre Hadot, this book treats philosophy not as an abstract, theoretical discipline, but as a living experience. For centuries, human beings have struggled to know why we are here, whether a higher being or dimension exists, and whether our existence is fundamentally good. Above all, we want to know whether the search fo ... More

Keywords: philosophy, Pierre Hadot, experience, God, the good, happiness, fulfillment, beauty, purpose

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780231153157
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diana Lobel, author