represents the wisdom of the ages gathered together in one volume.
Great for reading and thinking. Many and assorted authors and pieces of philosophy.
In my old age, I have assembled a list of ten or twelve books that I seek in various forms from various sources, in order to foist upon my children with admonitions that they should read, devour, and cherish said tomes. One, obviously, is "The Practical Cogitator." Short readings assembled in the late 40s and the 50s by the editors from numerous sources, it is the perfect volume to carry along on any trip, airport delay, distant vacation, an otherwise unendurable weekend with the in-laws; always full of well-written, interesting comments of the "best thought of the ages," as the blurb says. I have always enjoyed the chapter titles, as they combine to read as a poem of human history and thought: "Man In Search of Himself. He Solicits His Past; He Turns to Nature; And Scrutinizes Her; And Himself. He Lives with His Fellows. They Better Their Condition. They Must Have Peace, Security, and Liberty; And Justice. He Seeks Solace and Beauty; And Friendship and Love; And Even Something More. He Takes Better Aim." One of the true five-star books of all time.