Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations

Ancient Philosophy for Modern Problems
Product Number: EB00772824
Released: Oct 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781608682300
Publisher: New World Library
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Description

When philosophy rescued him from an emotional crisis, Jules Evans became fascinated by how ideas invented over two thousand years ago can help us today. He interviewed soldiers, psychologists, gangsters, astronauts, and anarchists and discovered the ways that people are using philosophy now to build better lives. Ancient philosophy has inspired modern communities — Socratic cafEs, Stoic armies, Epicurean communes — and even whole nations in the quest for the good life. This book is an invitation to a dream school with a rowdy faculty that includes twelve of the greatest philosophers from the ancient world, sharing their lessons on happiness, resilience, and much more. Lively and inspiring, this is philosophy for the street, for the workplace, for the battlefield, for love, for life.

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Author(s): Jules Evans
Original Publish Date: Oct 03, 2013

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