A Brief History of Thought A Philosophical Guide to Living
Published on 2012-04-25 09:22:24
A Brief History of Thought
A Philosophical Guide to Living
By Luc Ferry
304 pages, on sale 12/27/11
Copies available now!
French superstar philosopher Luc Ferry
encapsulates an enlightening treatise of pop-philosophy in a lively
narrative of Western thought—explaining how the history of philosophy
can teach us how to live better lives today. This blockbuster better
living guide has already sold nearly a half a million copies in Europe;
now it is available worldwide in an exciting, highly readable
translation: A Brief History of Thought. Thomas Cathcut & Daniel Klein, authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar,
call Ferry’s thrilling opus “a fine introduction to philosophy and its
fundamental relevance to living a meaningful life—for everyone from the
man in the Acropolis to the man in the street.”
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.