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Usefulness of the Useless (Paperback) (Nuccio Ordine)

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"A little masterpiece of originality and clarity."—George Steiner

"A necessary book."?Roberto Saviano

"A wonderful little book that will delight you."?François Busnel

An international bestseller in eighteen languages.

In this intriguing and original work, Nuccio Ordine illuminates the usefulness of the useless and the uselessness of the useful. Through the reflections of great philosophers and writers, Ordine shows how the obsession for material goods and the cult of utility end up by withering the spirit, thus jeopardizing not only schools and universities, art, and creativity, but also fundamental values such as human dignity, love, and truth.

Nuccio Ordine is a professor of literature at the University of Calabria.

Number of Pages: 176
Genre: Philosophy, Language + Art + Disciplines
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Author: Nuccio Ordine
Language: English
Street Date: March 7, 2017
TCIN: 52393206
UPC: 9781589881167
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-3237
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