An Unknown World by Jacob Needleman
Notes on the Meaning of the Earth

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The bestselling philosopher’s unforgettable exploration of the true meaning of life on earth, now in paperback for the first time.

What is the purpose of life on earth? In An Unknown World, philosopher Jacob Needleman frames man’s role on the planet in a completely new and fresh way, moving beyond the usual environmental concerns to reveal how the care and maintenance of a world is something vital and basic to our existence as authentic human beings.
“Striking . . . takes some really original positions on topics that have become run into the ground by the same discussions and same assumptions.”
—Ken Wilbur

“His lively prose, storytelling skills and lucid insights draw us into an animated conversation with a brilliant teacher.”
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About Jacob Needleman

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The acclaimed author of books including The American Soul, The Essential Marcus Aurelius, Lost Christianity, and Money and the Meaning of Life, JACOB NEEDLEMAN is professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University, and former director of the Center for the Study of New Religions at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He has also served as research associate at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research and was a research fellow at Union Theological Seminary. He lives in Oakland, California.
Published September 27, 2012 by Tarcher. 240 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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For those concerned about the state of our planet and the lack of a concerted effort to help restore it, here is an exceptional solution — one that suggests a more compassionate population is the route to restoring our home.

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