Random House presents the audiobook edition of What Am I Doing with My Life? by Stephen Law.
Life philosophy based on Google searches.
Have I kissed too many people?
Am I a psychopath?
Should I be allowed to say whatever I want?
Millions of people ask Google all sorts of questions, everything from the big to the small.
Responding to the biggest existential questions asked online and using the wisdom of Plato, Kant, Kierkegaard and other philosophical greats philosopher, academic and all-round polymath Stephen Law undertakes the challenge and offers answers to our modern-day concerns. He tackles questions from 'am I a good person?' to 'is there a face in my toast?' with tongue-in-cheek sagacity.
No matter what you’ve googled in a midnight moment of existential despair, this book will answer all your burning questions.
What members say
- Mr Chops
Nice summary, just ignore the author
This is a nice bit of internet research and associated snippets from various philosophers. Stephen Law however does not come across as a particularly deep or creative thinker. He confidently asserts most of us would not opt for a life of pleasure and enjoyment if those pleasures and enjoyments were not real. I certainly would and do. Especially if I never know that they are 'fake' then what does it matter. Then there is the question of what is fake and what is real. Is reading a book or a movie about going to the moon movies worse than doing it is spending your life believing someone loves you when they don't but you never find out worse than never feeling love?
Later he decides we all think having children is a good thing. What about the planet? Has he not heard of overpopulation. I would make a confident bet he has children.
Still, a nice easy listen. Recommended.