The Monk and the Philosopher
By Matthieu Ricard and Jean-Francois Revel
Publisher: Schocken Books
A dialogue between father and son: a world-famous philosopher and pillar of French intellectual life and his son, a scientist who gave up his career to become a Buddhist monk, discuss the meaning of life. They engage East with West, ideas with life, and science with humanities, providing wisdom on how to enrich the way we live our lives.