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The Philosophical Life: Twelve Great Thinkers and the Search for Wisdom, from Socrates to Nietzsche

By: Publication details: United Kingdom; Oneworld Publications; 03 Jan 2013Description: 422 Pages; PaperbackISBN:
  • 9781851689569
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 128
Summary: Before the good life was reduced to a bottle of Prozac, it was philosophers who offered answers to the most fundamental questions about who we are and how to live well. In The Philosophical Life, James Miller returns to this vibrant tradition with short and spirited biographies of twelve famous thinkers, examining the interplay of their life and thought. From Plato, who risked his reputation to tutor a tyrant, to Kant, who wrestled with hypochondria while advocating arch-rationality in his writings, each thinker took their own unique approach to 'the good life', but often struggled to put their theories into practice. With a flair for rich anecdote, Miller provides a captivating insight into some of history's greatest thinkers - and confirms the continuing relevance of philosophy today.
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Item type Current library Call number Status Notes Date due Barcode Item holds
Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 Karachi Religion and Philosophy 128 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Checked out 18/10/2023 PKLC007003
Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 Lahore In Store 128 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Withdrawn For Sale PKLC011270
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Before the good life was reduced to a bottle of Prozac, it was philosophers who offered answers to the most fundamental questions about who we are and how to live well. In The Philosophical Life, James Miller returns to this vibrant tradition with short and spirited biographies of twelve famous thinkers, examining the interplay of their life and thought. From Plato, who risked his reputation to tutor a tyrant, to Kant, who wrestled with hypochondria while advocating arch-rationality in his writings, each thinker took their own unique approach to 'the good life', but often struggled to put their theories into practice. With a flair for rich anecdote, Miller provides a captivating insight into some of history's greatest thinkers - and confirms the continuing relevance of philosophy today.

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