Life Lessons from Bergson

Life Lessons from Bergson

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By (author) Michael Foley, By (author) The School of Life

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  • Publisher: MACMILLAN
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 178mm x 16mm | 120g
  • Publication date: 9 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 144724561X
  • ISBN 13: 9781447245612
  • Edition statement: Main Market Ed.
  • Sales rank: 79,666

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'The School of Life offers radical ways to help us raid the treasure trove of human knowledge' Independent on Sunday Henri Bergson was a French professor and philosopher. Born in Paris in 1859 to a Polish composer and Yorkshire woman of Irish descent, his revelatory ideas of life as ceaseless becoming and the importance of attention, learning, humour and joy brought him incredible fame and media celebrity. Here you will find insights from his greatest works. The Life Lessons series from The School of Life takes a great thinker and highlights those ideas most relevant to ordinary everyday dilemmas. These books emphasize ways in which wise voices from the past have urgently important and inspiring things to tell us. 'thoroughly welcoming and approachable ...Perhaps the finest, certainly the most exuberant, of the volumes is Michael Foley's Life Lessons from Bergson ...If the six books in the Life Lessons series can teach even a few readers to pay passionate heed to the world - to notice things - they will have been an unquestionable success' John Banville, Prospect 'there is a good deal to be learned from these little primers' Observer

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Michael Foley was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, but since 1972 he has lived in London, working as a Lecturer in Information Technology. He is the bestselling author of The Age of Absurdity and Embracing the Ordinary.

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A new series of books from Alain de Botton's School of Life does for Hobbes, Freud, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Byron and Bergson what de Botton's books have done for classical philosophers and Proust. They are short, snappy reads, reminiscent of Maria Popova's Brain Pickings blog - aphoristic digests from history's great minds New Statesman thoroughly welcoming and approachable ... Perhaps the finest, certainly the most exuberant, of the volumes is Michael Foley's Life Lessons from Bergson ... If the six books in the Life Lessons series can teach even a few readers to pay passionate heed to the world - to notice things - they will have been an unquestionable success -- John Banville Prospect there is a good deal to be learned from these little primers Observer