A reissue of EF Schumacher's classic work of philosophy to celebrate the centenary of his birth.
E F Schumacher asserts that it is the task of philosophy to provide a map of life and knowledge which exhibits the most important features of life in their proper prominence. The questions: How am I to conduct my life? What is the nature of art and nature? What is the meaning of religion? are restored are restored to daylight on Schumacher's map of life by his maxim 'if in doubt show it prominently. ' Science is therefore restored to its home territory and its growing imperialism over the fields is reserved.
“A condensation of a vast and refreshingly unorthodox system of ideas”
Arthur Koestler, Observer
“Schumacher's arguments are invigorating, provoking, and often dramatic”
“The most exciting philosophical book for ages”
“There is a rich store of wisdom and understanding, embedded in the religions of East and West, which our dangerous preoccupation with science has scanted and ignored... This book is about the different ways in which people may see and the blindness of only seeing in one particular way.”
“Schumacher is interested in looking at art, and making sense of, the world as a wholel and in helping the reader to do the same. To this end he unfolds his own metaphysical map...with a humour and clarity I have never before encoutnered in a philosophical text.”