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Book Title: Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations: Ancient Philosophy for Modern Problems|
Date of issue: October 3rd 2013
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The author of the book: Jules Evans
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 340 KB
Edition: New World Library
Read full description of the books Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations: Ancient Philosophy for Modern Problems:When philosophy rescued him from an emotional crisis, Jules Evans became fascinated by how ideas invented over two thousand years ago can help us today. He interviewed soldiers, psychologists, gangsters, astronauts, and anarchists and discovered the ways that people are using philosophy now to build better lives. Ancient philosophy has inspired modern communities — Socratic cafés, Stoic armies, Epicurean communes — and even whole nations in the quest for the good life.
This book is an invitation to a dream school with a rowdy faculty that includes twelve of the greatest philosophers from the ancient world, sharing their lessons on happiness, resilience, and much more. Lively and inspiring, this is philosophy for the street, for the workplace, for the battlefield, for love, for life.
Read information about the authorJules is policy director at the Centre for the History of the Emotions, at Queen Mary, University of London. He is also co-organiser of the London Philosophy Club, and is researching and promoting the growth of philosophy clubs around the world.
He's written on philosophy and psychology for the Financial Times, Wired, The Times, Spectator, Prospect, The Observer, Psychologies and others; presented on BBC 2's Culture Show; spoken on BBC Radio 3, Radio 4, RTE-1, ABC Australia, at the RSA, and at several festivals including Hay-On-Wye and Latitude. He is a BBC New Generation Thinker for 2013.
His first book, Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations, looks at how ancient philosophy is used by people today, and how it directly influenced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. It has come out in 19 countries, and was described as 'something of a revelation' by the Observer, and as a 'wonderful book, beautifully written' by Lord Richard Layard. It was one of The Times' books of the year in 2013.
He blogs at www.philosophyforlife.org
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