Thinking and Talking: Collected Philosophical Essays (Paperback)
"Perhaps, one day we will learn to evaluate the success of an economic system by the actual wellbeing that it creates across peoples and generations, securing means of life and opportunities to lead a meaningful existence, rather than by the volume of lifeless sums of money stated by the balance sheet."Baruchello's fifth collection of essays brings his diverse philosophical interests-Gadamer, Socrates, Gestalt psychology, Catholic ethics, Icelandic public policy, to name only a few examples-into a unified exploration of the interpersonal dimension of human reason. His writerly voice is similarly diverse: there's straight-up academic prose, and Heideggerian aphorisms, a gentle sense of humour, and an intimate account of how he explains philosophy to his children. Thinking And Talking is a book for those who still believe that philosophy is about love, not only the love of wisdom, but also the love of humanity.Born in Genoa, Italy, Giorgio Baruchello is an Icelandic citizen and works as Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Akureyri, Iceland. He read philosophy in Genoa and Reykjav k, Iceland, and holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Guelph, Canada. His publications encompass several different areas, especially social philosophy, theory of value, and intellectual history. Since 2005 he edits Nordicum-Mediterraneum: The Icelandic E-Journal of Nordic and Mediterranean Studies.