Books written by Emrys Westacott

The Wisdom of Frugality

September 27, 2016 | 328 pages
From Socrates to Thoreau, most philosophers, moralists, and religious leaders have seen frugality as a virtue and have associated simple living with wisdom, integrity, and happiness. But why? And are they right? Is a taste for luxury fundamentally misguided? If one has the means to be a... More Info

The Virtues of Our Vices

Princeton Univ Pr | November 21, 2011 | 344 pages
Are there times when it's right to be rude? Can we distinguish between good and bad gossip? Am I a snob if I think that NPR listeners are likely to be better informed than devotees of Fox News? Does sick humor do anyone any good? Can I think your beliefs are absurd but still respect you? In The... More Info