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A Guide for the Perplexed

A Guide for the Perplexed
Author: E. F. Schumacher
ISBN 13: 9780060906115
ISBN 10: 60906111
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 1978-05-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
List Price: $12.99

The author of the world wide best-seller, Small Is Beautiful, now tackles the subject of Man, the World, and the Meaning of Living. Schumacher writes about man's relation to the world. man has obligations — to other men, to the earth, to progress and technology, but most importantly himself. If man can fulfill these obligations, then and only then can he enjoy a real relationship with the world, then and only then can he know the meaning of living.

Schumacher says we need maps: a "map of knowledge" and a "map of living." The concern of the mapmaker—in this instance, Schumacher—is to find for everything it's proper place. Things out of place tend to get lost; they become invisible and there proper places end to be filled by other things that ought not be there at all and therefore serve to mislead.

A Guide for the Perplexed teaches us to be our own map makers. This constantly surprising, always stimulating book will be welcomed by a large audience, including the many new fans who believe strongly in what Schumacher has to say.

Los Angeles Times

A harvest of utterly sane, consoling, and life-affirming insight from one of the wisest minds of our time.