Why Grow Up?
Subversive Thoughts for An Infantile AgeBook - 2015
In "Why Grow Up?" the philosopher Susan Neiman asks not just why one should grow up but how. In making her case she draws chiefly from the thought of Kant and Rousseau, who articulated very different theories on the proper way to "come of age." But these thinkers complement each other in seeking a "path between mindlessly accepting everything you're told and mindlessly rejecting it," and in learning to live without despair in a world marked by painful realities and uncertainties.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Edition: First American edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 231 pages ; 20 cm