The Wisdom of Frugality by Emrys Westacott audiobook

The Wisdom of Frugality: Why Less Is More - More or Less

By Emrys Westacott
Read by Michael Healey

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665148429

  • ISBN: 9781665148405

  • ISBN: 9781665148412

Runtime: 9.29 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In this book, Emrys Westacott examines why, for more than two millennia, so many philosophers and people with a reputation for wisdom have been advocating frugality and simple living as the key to the good life. He also looks at why most people have ignored them, but argues that, in a world facing environmental crisis, it may finally be time to listen to the advocates of a simpler way of life.

The Wisdom of Frugality explores what simplicity means, why it's supposed to make us better and happier, and why, despite its benefits, it has always been such a hard sell. The book looks not only at the arguments in favor of living frugally and simply, but also at the case that can be made for luxury and extravagance, including the idea that modern economies require lots of getting and spending.

A philosophically informed reflection rather than a polemic, The Wisdom of Frugality ultimately argues that we will be better off—as individuals and as a society—if we move away from the materialistic individualism that currently rules.

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Author Bio: Emrys Westacott

Author Bio: Emrys Westacott

Emrys Westacott is professor of philosophy at Alfred University in Alfred, New York, and the author of The Virtues of Our Vices (Princeton). His work has been featured in the New York Times and has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Philosopher’s Magazine, Philosophy Now, and many other publications.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 9.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English