How To Like Everything
There is no absolute truth but there is absolutely everything
How To Like Everything is a utopia. 'Utopia' is a word invented five hundred years ago at the start of the modern age as a description of the ideal society. It's composed of Latin parts that taken together mean 'no place' or 'nowhere'. We now use the word utopia to mean an impossible dream of perfection. How To Like Everything recasts the actual world, the forever-changing world we live in, as utopia: to make the impossible possible. This is not a dry academic debate. Paul Shepheard takes on his subject by threading questions, evidence and logic through hilarious, moving and thought-provoking stories. The action is set in the complicated city of Amsterdam, where he gets stuck in the briars of love affairs, existential decisions and conflicts with complete strangers. And the philosophy? He is a materialist. His utopia hinges on the question of whether there can be anything other than the present moment.
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Paul Shepheard is one of the finest thinkers and writers alive today. ~ Jem Finer, sound artist
Het is niet eenvoudig om na lezing van Paul Shepheard's boeken de wereld met eigen ogen te zien. (It's not easy to see the world with your own eyes after reading Paul Shepheard.) ~ Andre Dekker, Observatorium