Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations: Ancient Philosophy for Modern Problems

Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations: Ancient Philosophy for Modern Problems

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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 caf s, 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.

Author: Jules Evans
Publisher: New World Library
Published: 10/15/2013
Pages: 301
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.79lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781608682294

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 10/15/2013 pg. 104

About the Author
Jules Evans writes for publications including The Wall Street Journal and The Times of London, gives popular talks on practical philosophy, and runs the Well-Being Project at Queen Mary, University of London. He lives in London.