This Town: A Complete Metaphysics


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Resource Publications (CA)
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5.0 X 8.0 X 0.18 inches | 0.21 pounds
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About the Author

Thomas O. Scarborough holds two postgraduate degrees in three fields: linguistics, theology, and global leadership (including global trends and global thought). A Congregational minister, a prize-winning designer, and an ex UK top ten philosophy editor, Scarborough is journal published in six fields.

B. Ann Moore is a graphic artist, ceramicist, and prize-winning poet. She was mentored by the renowned South African painter Arthur O'Mant.


"This Town reads like a breath of fresh air in the world of philosophy! No citations, no dense arguments, no name-dropping of famous philosophers. Instead, what we find are highly readable and interesting stories which take us on a series of adventures exploring the biggest issues of life. A welcome change from the likes of Kant and Hegel!"

--Christian B. Miller, author of The Character Gap

"Using the deceptively simple allegory of a traveler visiting a remote village, this book charmingly interrogates the meaning and understanding of, well, everything. The boundaries and limits of objects, ideas, and our embedded cultural meanings are carefully unlayered to examine our fuzzily overlapping meanings and choices. An original, challenging work of philosophy refreshingly presented without academic jargon."

--Jeremy L. Dyer, artist and psychologist

"With This Town, Thomas Scarborough neatly presents an accessible catalogue of the myriad facets of fundamental philosophy. Attractively dressed in an illustrated narrative form, This Town creates for the reader a mental terrain through which to transverse the classic avenues of philosophical thought. In a style akin to the tradition of classic thought experiments, the reader is positioned in the ambit of intelligent questions and thoughtful dialogue, making room for the development of a philosophical stance without agenda."

--Nathan Pozarycki, illustrator

"This is a great book! The text, gentle humor, and evocative illustrations took me on a journey through both familiar and new territory. I was surprised to find my way past an ancient stumbling block--meaning--the simple truth as clear as day. There are indeed seeds of magic within!"

--Muriel Sherwood, instrumentalist

"I found This Town to be a fascinating read. Very imaginative. Very profound. In fact, it is sheer magic as it unravels the deep recesses of your own consciousness and lets you see things from a whole new perspective. You will not just learn what 'whole' is but start feeling 'whole.' It is all about experiencing the oneness of all there is!"

--Paramjit S. Wasu, author of The Fine Print of Life

"How do we talk simply about the complex realities of life? Thomas Scarborough shows us how with a story of encounters and conversations on a remote island where villagers and a visitor confront together the meaning of language, ethics, reality, and God. Written in conversational and narrative form and aimed at young adults, This Town succeeds in guiding the reader through big thoughts using simple words and entertaining anecdotes. Highly recommended."

--Rick Dugan, director for international development, World Partners

"A story can be much more than fiction. It's through stories that we teach our children how the world works, and it's through stories that we communicate our values--think of the Bible. Having written Everything, Briefly--a discourse on, well, everything--Thomas Scarborough has boiled his worldview down into story form. Reading This Town, you get lulled into thinking about fundamental questions of existence before you even know you're doing anything other than reading a story. This book is at once thoughtful and fun."

--Jill Hacker, author of Problems Solved