A Brief History of Thought

A Brief History of Thought : A Philosophical Guide to Living

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 195g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1847672876
  • 9781847672872
  • 41,032

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This is a vital book -- MATTHEW B. CRAWFORD, author of SHOP CLASS AS SOULCRAFT 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 philosophical survival kit, in which the reader will find brilliant ideas to help them think better and live better * * L'Express * * A lucid and committed book * * New Humanist * * 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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About Luc Ferry

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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