Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love

Product Number: EB00233650
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062036612
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"Amazing stories! Incredible quotes! Sordid details! This book shows that a genius in the realm of thought can be a dummy in the land of love." - Tom Morris, author of If Aristotle Ran General MotorsWhat do RenE Descartes, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Jean-Paul Sartre have in common? That's right: they were all hopeless failures when it came to romance. Author Andrew Shaffer explores the paradox at the core of Western philosophical thought-that history's greatest thinkers were also the most pathetic lovers to ever walk the earth. With razor-sharp wit and probing insight, Shaffer shows how it's the philosophers' missteps, as much as their musings, that are able to truly boggle the intellect.

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Author(s): Andrew Shaffer
Original Publish Date: Jan 04, 2011

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