The Summing Up
This book represents Maugham's life and philosophy in his own words. It is autobiographical in nature, though most of the work is concerned with Maugham's unique and fascinating opinions on the theatre, writing, metaphysics and the interesting people he encountered in his long and successful career.
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lxiv There is no reason why philosophers should not be also men of letters . But
to write well does not come by instinct ; it is an art that demands arduous study .
The philosopher does not speak only to other philosophers and to
From the classical philosophers I turned to the moderns , thinking that among
them , perhaps , I should find what I wanted . I could not discover much
agreement among them . I found myself convinced by the critical parts of their
works , but ...
I have tried to find out what philosophers of other schools had to say on this
question . This is not very much . It may be that there is not very much to be said
about it , and philosophers quite naturally attach importance to subjects upon
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