Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations Ancient Philosophy for Modern Problems

ISBN-10: 1608682293
ISBN-13: 9781608682294
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Authors: Jules Evans
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List price: $17.95
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Jules Evans is visiting research fellow at the Centre for the History of Emotions at Queen Mary University, where he researches the relationship between ancient philosophy, modern psychology and the rising politics of well-being. He has written on the contemporary relevance of ancient philosophy forThe Wall Street Journal,The Times,The Spectator,Prospect,Psychologies, theNew StatesmanandThe Guardian, as well as for the think-tanks IPPR, the Young Foundation, the OECD, the Franco-British Council and the Russo-British Council. He co-runs the London Philosophy Club (LPC), the largest philosophy club in the UK.His blog, www.politicsofwellbeing.com , enjoys a loyal following around the world. Jules Evans also writes a popular weekly column for The School of Life, the philosophy school in London, where he teaches.

Preface: Welcome to the School of Athens
Morning Roll Call: Socrates and the Art of Street Philosophy
Morning Session: The Warriors of Virtue
Epictetus and the Art of Maintaining Control
Musonius Rufus and the Art of Fieldwork
Seneca and the Art of Managing Expectations
Lunch: Philosophy Buffet
Lunchtime Lesson: Epicurus and the Art of Savoring the Moment
Early-Afternoon Session: Mystics and Skeptics
Heraclitus and the Art of Cosmic Contemplation
Pythagoras and the Art of Memorization and Incantation
Skeptics and the Art of Cultivating Doubt
Late-Afternoon Session: Politics
Diogenes and the Art of Anarchy
Plato and the Art of Justice
Plutarch and the Art of Heroism
Aristotle and the Art of Flourishing
Graduation: Socrates and the Art of Departure
Extracurricular Appendices
Is Socrates Overoptimistic about Human Reason?
The Socratic Tradition and Non-Western Philosophical Traditions
Socrates and Dionysus
Notes
Further Reading
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Author

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