Author(s): Robert Rowland Smith; Robert Rowland Smith
What are the most challenging problems we face as human beings? How do we get ahead in life, love and work? And how much does fate dictate how our lives unfold? In What It Means To Be Human, former Oxford don Robert Rowland Smith uses his own deeply personal experiences to give philosophical insights that will resonate with everybody. Robert's life story involves a love triangle, office politics, police raids and a near-death experience; we witness him confronting his demons but also looking out for angels. But what are the recurring patterns, unconscious motives and social forces that govern his behaviour? As we are led into Robert's private world, we gain an understanding of what it means to be human that is relevant to all. Previously published as AutoBioPhilosophy.