How Should We Live?: Great Ideas from the Past for Everyday Life

How Should We Live?: Great Ideas from the Past for Everyday Life


By (author) Roman Krznaric

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  • Publisher: BLUEBRIDGE
  • Format: Hardback | 339 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 38mm | 580g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1933346841
  • ISBN 13: 9781933346847
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 220,085

Product description

How Should We Live? explores twelve universal topics--including love, family, and empathy; work, time, and money--and shows what history can teach us about the art of living.

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Author information

Roman Krznaric is a cultural thinker, founding faculty member of the School of Life in London, and creator of the acclaimed animated video "The Power of Outrospection." He is author of the blog, and his articles have appeared in a number of print and online publications, including the "Huffington Post," " Psychology Today," and the "Wall Street Journal." He has taught sociology and politics at Cambridge University and City University, London, and advises organizations including Oxfam and the United Nations on using empathy and conversation to create social change. He has been named by the "Observer" as one of Britain's leading lifestyle philosophers.

Review quote

"An intriguing upmarket self-help guide. . . . The virtue of this book is that it takes a number of ideas that we might regard as givens of the natural order of things . . . and makes clear how historically contingent they are." --"Guardian"