The Wisdom of Frugality – why less is more, more or less, with Emrys Westacott

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Date(s) - Wednesday, 24th May
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Five Leaves Bookshop


emrysFrom Socrates to Thoreau, most philosophers and religious leaders have seen frugality as a virtue and have associated simple living with wisdom, integrity, and happiness. But why? Are they right? Is a taste for luxury fundamentally misguided? If one has the means to be a spendthrift, is it foolish or reprehensible to be extravagant?  In this talk, Emrys Westacott examines why so many philosophers have been advocating frugality as the key to the good life. He also looks at why most people have ignored them. It may finally be time to listen to the advocates of a simpler way of life, even if it is such a hard sell.
Emrys Westacott is a Professor of Philosophy at Alfred University, New York
Admission is £3 and refreshments will be provided.
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2 thoughts on “The Wisdom of Frugality – why less is more, more or less, with Emrys Westacott

  1. Hi,
    I would like to RSVP two spaces for Emrys Westacott’s talk on the 24th May. One for myself – Andrew Dean and one for Gaby Beckley.

    Many thanks,

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