Books Rebecca Newberger Goldstein Books by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein Rebecca Newberger Goldstein has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Rebecca Newberger Goldstein A 2012 installation in the small Italian village of Corigliano d'Otranto celebrates the philosophies of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle and their search for a better way of life. Carlo Hermann/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Carlo Hermann/AFP/Getty Images 13.7: Cosmos And Culture The Truth Is, Philosophy Rules Your World March 12, 2014 A remarkable new book brings Plato back to teach us how to make our lives matter and why philosophy is here to stay. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser can't recommend it enough. Book Reviews In 'Googleplex,' Plato Makes A Bid For Continuing Importance March 11, 2014 In her new book, novelist and philosopher, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, drops Plato into modern situations and imagines what he'd think of this century's existential dilemmas. In 'Googleplex,' Plato Makes A Bid For Continuing Importance Listen· 2:47 2:47 Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/283020055/289092336" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Aaron Meshon Best Books Of 2010 People Are Talking ... About These Five Books November 23, 2010 Some books aren't just great reads — they're great discussions, too. Critic Heller McAlpin picks the best literary conversation starters of 2010 — guaranteed to give you something to talk about. Excerpt: '36 Arguments For The Existence Of God' January 20, 2010 The first chapter of '36 Arguments For The Existence Of God,' by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein Book Reviews '36 Arguments' Poses Questions Of Faith, In Fiction Fresh Air January 20, 2010 Rebecca Goldstein's 36 Arguments for the Existence of God is part academic farce and part metaphysical romance. The novel may not settle the question of whether God exists, but it does affirm the phenomenon of literary miracles, says Fresh Air reviewer Maureen Corrigan. '36 Arguments' Poses Questions Of Faith, In Fiction Listen· 5:47 5:47 Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/122766114/122768072" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript What We're Reading What We're Reading, Jan. 12 - 18 January 12, 2010 This week, a novel asks, does God exist? David Malouf reimagines an episode from Homer's Iliad, and surgeon-writer Atul Gawande offers a simple solution for the complicated problem of healing patients. Also, a memoir of life and linguistics in an Amazon tribe.