Book Review: Living Philosophies


Living Philosophies: The Reflections of Some Eminent Men and Women of Our Time
, edited by Clifton Fadiman, Doubleday, New York, l990.

Six decades ago Clifton Fadiman published a book called Living Philosophies. In it several distinguished men and women set down their personal speculations, faiths and doubts. The present collection retains one of those essays, Albert Einstein’s rejection of an anthropomorphic God and his declared love for beauty, mystery and contemplation of the “marvelous structure of the universe.” This piece deserves reflection, but then so do most of the thirty-five other credos in the collection.

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