A Brief History of Thought
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A Brief History of Thought : A Philosophical Guide to Living

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Eight months on the bestseller lists in France!

From the timeless wisdom of the ancient Greeks to Christianity, the Enlightenment, existentialism, and postmodernism, Luc Ferry's instant classic brilliantly and accessibly explains the enduring teachings of philosophy--including its profound relevance to modern daily life and its essential role in achieving happiness and living a meaningful life. This lively journey through the great thinkers will enlighten every reader, young and old.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 132 x 201 x 23mm | 227g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0062074245
  • 9780062074249
  • 42,345

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Eight months on the bestseller lists in France!

From the timeless wisdom of the ancient Greeks to Christianity, the Enlightenment, existentialism, and postmodernism, Luc Ferry's instant classic brilliantly and accessibly explains the enduring teachings of philosophy--including its profound relevance to modern daily life and its essential role in achieving happiness and living a meaningful life. This lively journey through the great thinkers will enlighten every reader, young and old.
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"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."--THOMAS CATHCART and DANIEL KLEIN, New York Times bestselling authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar
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