A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living (Learning to Live) (Paperback)

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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.

Praise For…

“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.”

“This is a vital book. Luc Ferry rehabilitates the ancient question, ‘What is the best way of life?’ as though our lives depended on it. ... The reader will find her own experience clarified, and her horizon enlarged.”

“A philosophical survival kit, in which the reader will find brilliant ideas to help them think better and live better.”

“This superb primer proves that philosophy belongs at the center of life.”

“No dry academic, Ferry restores to philosophy a compelling urgency.”

“One of the best books that has come across my desk over the last year. … Readers who don’t know much about philosophy will find this book accessible; and those who do will find its approach fresh and stimulating.”

“An engaging, accessible work... strong evidence for an important conception of philosophy’s enduring relevance.”

“Lucid and accessible … Ferry defends human dignity against post-modern doubt … a serious thinker”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062074249
ISBN-10: 0062074245
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: December 27th, 2011
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Learning to Live