Richard Taylor on the Creative Life #85
Creativity is not only in art
Dear friends of Daily Philosophy, here is another instalment of our year-long challenge to try out various philosophies of life and see how they work out for us! Thank you all for still being around, and I’m happy to report that our list keeps growing slowly but steadily. To all newcomers, thanks a lot for subscribing, and I hope that you will enjoy your time here!
Today I’d like to repost an article from last October. I don’t generally do that, but this is a long piece that explains Richard Taylor’s philosophy quite well, and it wouldn’t make much sense to write all that text again, with just minor paraphrasing. Also, last October this list had just ten members :), so I guess that not too many of you have seen the original article when it first appeared here.
In a last piece of news, the Aristotle book is coming along nicely. I will send it to the editor next week, and it can probably be out next month. I will inform you when this is the case, and I will offer all of you free copies through this list. One thing I’d like to ask, though: If possible, after receiving your free copy, please consider leaving a review on Amazon. This is very important in order to get Amazon’s algorithms to show the book to others.
I am no graphics designer, but I tried my hand at making a cover for the book anyway. Here are two versions.
I’d like to ask your opinion as to which one you think is better and more attractive for a potential buyer. What do you think? Please also tell me if you think that both are hopeless and I’ll try to hire an actual designer. You can reply to this email and I will get your answer as an email, or you can also leave a comment below this post, if you prefer. Thanks for your advice!
And now we go back to our post for today! Have fun!
A tale of two farmers
Richard Taylor thinks that the ultimate goal of human life is to be creative. But this he means, following Aristotle, that we should exercise our abilities and skills in such a way that we live an original, challenging and interesting life. People who don’t do that are missing the very point of being alive and waste their one opportunity to reach true happiness.
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