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From Question to Quest

Literary-Philosophical Enquiries into the Challenges of Life

Author(s): Santiago Sia

Book Description

In facing up to life and its challenges, questions inevitably arise. Different situations provoke specific questions—mostly trivial but frequently fundamental—always seeking some kind of answer. While the transition from question to quest is a rather natural one for human beings and the need for answers is a serious human demand, the quest itself is significant, precisely because it is a human task.

This book offers a number of literary-philosophical enquiries into these challenges of life. But it is the one set of quests—stimulated, deepened and widened by literature and philosophy as well as developed in a literary and philosophical way. Among the topics covered are: the search for meaning in life, the quest for wisdom, the aim of moral striving, the need for community life, the importance of relationships, the challenge of suffering, the desire for deliverance, and the longing for immortality.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-2159-9
ISBN-10: 1-4438-2159-4
Date of Publication: 01/07/2010
Pages / Size: 260 / A5
Price: £39.99


Marian F. Sia, a Secondary School Teacher and Assistant Principal at Terenure College, Dublin, Ireland, also taught in the English Department of Loyola Marymount University, LA, USA. Santiago Sia, currently Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy of Milltown Institute (a recognised college of the National University of Ireland), was previously Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, LA, USA. The two authors have collaborated in several other publications.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-2836-9
ISBN-10: 1-4438-2836-X
Date of Publication: 01/04/2011
Pages / Size: 260 / A5
Price: £19.99