A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living

Author:   Luc Ferry ,  Theo Cuffe
Publisher:   Canongate Books Ltd
Edition:   Main
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9781847672872


Pages:   288
Publication Date:   03 January 2019
Format:   Paperback
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The International Bestseller From the timeless wisdom of ancient Greece through to Christianity, the Enlightenment, existentialism and postmodernism, A Brief History of Thought brilliantly and accessibly explains the enduring teachings of philosophy - including its profound relevance in today's world as well as its essential role in achieving happiness and living a meaningful life. This lively journey through the great thinkers challenges every one of us to learn to think for ourselves and asks us the most important question of all: how can we live better?

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Author:   Luc Ferry ,  Theo Cuffe
Publisher:   Canongate Books Ltd
Imprint:   Canongate Books Ltd
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.195kg
ISBN:  

9781847672872


ISBN 10:   1847672876
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   03 January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
The supplier is temporarily out of stock of this item. It will be ordered for you on backorder and shipped when it becomes available.
Language:   English

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A philosophical survival kit, in which the reader will find brilliant ideas to help them think better and live better * * L'Express * * For everyone from the man in the street to the man in the Acropolis - a fine introduction to philosophy and its fundamental relevance to living a meaningful life -- DANIEL KLEIN and THOMAS CATHCART, authors of PLATO AND A PLATYPUS WALK INTO A BAR A lucid and committed book * * New Humanist * * This is a vital book -- MATTHEW B. CRAWFORD, author of SHOP CLASS AS SOULCRAFT This superb primer proves that philosophy belongs at the centre of life * * Publishers Weekly (starred review) * * No dry academic, Ferry restores to philosophy a compelling urgency * * Booklist (starred review) * *


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Luc Ferry is a philosopher, teacher and politician. His writing has been published in twenty-five countries and he has won the Prix Medicis for his essays, as well as the Prix Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He was formerly the Minister for Youth and Education in France. A Brief History of Thought has sold over 300,000 copies in France, and appeared on the bestseller list for thirty-two consecutive weeks.

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