Love, Love, Love: And Other Essays

3.83 avg rating
( 12 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781561012428: Love, Love, Love: And Other Essays

In forty-three brief essays from the life of a philosopher, Charles Taliaferro guides us toward the heart of human being in all of its absurdity and joy. Electrocuted by his coffee maker during class, battling dragons on his rooftop, and accompanying his father to the border between life and death, Taliaferro recommends to us a life vulnerable to silliness, pain, and the depths of love they create in us. Hilarious and sobering, Love, Love, Love investigates what we need most to live humanely, humorously, faithfully, and well.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Charles Taliaferro is professor in the Department of Philosophy at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Review:

You cannot help but reflect on his [Charles Taliaferro] thoughts long after reading his essays. (Reader Views)

Charles Taliaferro has always struck me as a paradigmatic philosopher―equal parts creative thinker, careful scholar, and passionate teacher. In these short essays, occasioned by the great and small exigencies of his own life, as well as by the broader flow of cultural events that impinge on us all, he brings the full richness of his philosophical training and insight into the service of thinking and living well, day to day. Ultimate issues are treated with a deftness and disarming simplicity, and yet richly complex echoes of their wisdom will linger long after these pages are read. It's good to see a philosopher who is so well respected and accomplished in the academic world courageously appraise the ordinary things of life to be as worthy of his disciplined thought as the extraordinary tools and texts he brings to bear on them. (Tom Morris, bestselling author of If Aristotle Ran General Motors, The Stoic Art of Living, The Oasis Within)

The essays evince broad reading that takes in history and the classics. There are essays devoted to Shakespeare, Tolkien, and Chesterton, but such also make regular appearances throughout the essays, along with Dante, Chaucer, T. S. Eliot and more. We learn lessons from the Trojan and Peloponnesian wars, Waterloo, the siege of Stalingrad, and the lives of the saints. Love, Love, Love is a fun and satisfying read filled with humor and wisdom. (Mark D. Linville Annali D'Italianistica)

Drawing from personal experience within the context of his own life and personal observations, Professor Taliaferro writes with a combination of wit and wisdom that engages, entertains, and occasionally inspires. (Susan Bethany Midwest Book Review)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Taliaferro, Charles
ISBN 10: 1561012424 ISBN 13: 9781561012428
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2006. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TN-9781561012428

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Charles Taliaferro
Published by Cowley Publications,U.S., United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 1561012424 ISBN 13: 9781561012428
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cowley Publications,U.S., United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In forty-three brief essays from the life of a philosopher, Charles Taliaferro guides us toward the heart of human being in all of its absurdity and joy. Electrocuted by his coffee maker during class, battling dragons on his rooftop, and accompanying his father to the border between life and death, Taliaferro recommends to us a life vulnerable to silliness, pain, and the depths of love they create in us. Hilarious and sobering, Love, Love, Love investigates what we need most to live humanely, humorously, faithfully, and well. Bookseller Inventory # ANB9781561012428

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Taliaferro, Charles
Published by National Book Network
ISBN 10: 1561012424 ISBN 13: 9781561012428
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description National Book Network. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1561012424

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Charles Taliaferro
Published by Cowley Publications,U.S., United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 1561012424 ISBN 13: 9781561012428
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cowley Publications,U.S., United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In forty-three brief essays from the life of a philosopher, Charles Taliaferro guides us toward the heart of human being in all of its absurdity and joy. Electrocuted by his coffee maker during class, battling dragons on his rooftop, and accompanying his father to the border between life and death, Taliaferro recommends to us a life vulnerable to silliness, pain, and the depths of love they create in us. Hilarious and sobering, Love, Love, Love investigates what we need most to live humanely, humorously, faithfully, and well. Bookseller Inventory # ANB9781561012428

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Charles Taliaferro
Published by Cowley Publications,U.S., United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 1561012424 ISBN 13: 9781561012428
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cowley Publications,U.S., United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. In forty-three brief essays from the life of a philosopher, Charles Taliaferro guides us toward the heart of human being in all of its absurdity and joy. Electrocuted by his coffee maker during class, battling dragons on his rooftop, and accompanying his father to the border between life and death, Taliaferro recommends to us a life vulnerable to silliness, pain, and the depths of love they create in us. Hilarious and sobering, Love, Love, Love investigates what we need most to live humanely, humorously, faithfully, and well. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9781561012428

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Taliaferro, Charles
Published by Cowley Publications (2006)
ISBN 10: 1561012424 ISBN 13: 9781561012428
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Redux Books
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cowley Publications, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. A new, unused copy.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!. Bookseller Inventory # 61505290020

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Taliaferro, Charles
Published by Cowley Publications
ISBN 10: 1561012424 ISBN 13: 9781561012428
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cowley Publications. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1561012424 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132732596

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Charles Taliaferro
Published by Cowley Publications,U.S. 2006-08-28 (2006)
ISBN 10: 1561012424 ISBN 13: 9781561012428
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cowley Publications,U.S. 2006-08-28, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-NBN-00003503

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Charles Taliaferro
Published by Cowley Publications,U.S. (2006)
ISBN 10: 1561012424 ISBN 13: 9781561012428
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cowley Publications,U.S., 2006. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # TV9781561012428

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.53
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Charles Taliaferro
ISBN 10: 1561012424 ISBN 13: 9781561012428
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST1561012424. Bookseller Inventory # ST1561012424

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book