Why Our Decisions Don't Matter (Harperperennial Modern Thought)

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Provocative and eye-opening, Why Our Decisions Don’t Matter is one of three slim selections of philosophical texts and excerpts—along with Why We Need Love and Why We Fight—introduced and contextualized by acclaimed author Simon Van Booy (Love Begins in Winter, The Secret Lives of People in Love).

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Vital insights and wisdom on the perennial question of why our decisions don't matter

This book explores how some of the greatest minds of civilization have tackled a question that continues to play a vital part in our lives today. In Why Our Decisions Don't Matter, Simon Van Booy curates an enlightening collection of excerpts, passages, and paintings, presenting works by Homer, Sophocles, Horace, Shakespeare, Rembrandt, Voltaire, Blake, Dickinson, Twain, Rilke, Camus, Kerouac, Sartre, Borges, Beckett, and others.

Why Our Decisions Don't Matter will engage both the serious philosopher and the eternally curious.

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Simon Van Booy is the author of two novels and two collections of short stories, including The Secret Lives of People in Love and Love Begins in Winter, which won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. He is the editor of three philosophy books and has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, and the BBC. His work has been translated into fourteen languages. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

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