Philosophy for Life: And Other Dangerous Situations by Jules Evans

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Read Philosophy for Life: And Other Dangerous Situations Online Free - In his engaging book, Jules Evans explains how ancient philosophy saved his life, and how we can all use it to become happier, wiser and more resilient. Jules imagines a dream school, which includes 12 of the greatest and most colourful thinkers the world has ever known. Each of these ancient philosophers teaches a technique we can use to transform our selves and live better lives. These practical techniques are illustrated by the extraordinary stories of real people who are using them today - from marines to magicians, from astronauts to anarchists and from CBT psychologists to soldiers. Jules also explores how ancient philosophy is inspiring modern communities - Socratic cafes, Stoic armies, Platonic sects, Sceptic summer camps - and even whole nations in their quest for the good life.

Title : Philosophy for Life: And Other Dangerous Situations
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ISBN : 1846043204
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Donald rated it ★★★★★

June 01, 2012

Jules has written a superb introduction to practical philosophy.  This book is perhaps quite unique, although it’s written in a very accessible style.  I think I read it in the space of 2-3 days.  It introduces the reader to a range of classical philosophical ways of life, by means of many anecdo...

Emma Sea rated it ★★★★☆

October 04, 2012

A marvellous book which summarizes the major strands of classical philosophy and describes how they might be incorporated into contemporary life. The author writes from a position of having overcome depression and despair through finding life-meaning in philosophy, however at the conclusion of the...

Nicolay rated it ★★★★★

April 04, 2016

I'm not sure whether it is the particular order in which I read the following books that caused the profound cumulative effect they had on me, or if they can be read in any order and still have the same effect, or indeed if they can ever have the same effect on another person, but for the mere ch...

Marius rated it ★★★★★

July 15, 2017

Importantă carte de popularizare a filosofiei antice - în principal grecești. Am citit-o prima oară pe Kindle în engleză. Credeam în mod eronat că e o lucrare self-help de duzină așa cum le place vesticilor și nu merita să-i fac loc în bibliotecă. Este scrisă într-un limbaj accesibil, fără nici u...

Blair rated it ★★★☆☆

November 10, 2013

Jules Evans enters Alain De Botton territory here as he gives a populist take on Ancient Greek philosophers and how their ideas can be used as therapy. I thought he was going to focus mainly on the Stoics, but he covers a fair bit of ground. It might have been better just to stick to the Stoics,...

Peter rated it ★★★★★

July 16, 2017

Practical Philosophy. This book uses ancient Greek and Hellenistic Philosophy to live a better life and indeed help one define the good life. It focuses on Stoicism and its relationship with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and how to use the common sense maxim that there is little under our total c...

Nehal rated it ★★★★★

July 19, 2014

الكتاب ده رغم إنه فلسفي بس اللي كاتبه "جولز إيفانز" صحفي أسلوبه بسيط وخفيف وممتع، دخل عالم الفلسفة من الجانب الممتع له.. كان في البداية عنده مشاكل حاول يحلها بشكل فعال مع مجموعة بتطبيق قواعد التنمية البشرية اللي أغلبنا بقى يحسها مجرد تمثيل، بس جانب برمجة التصرفات.. ولفت إنتباهه إن الحاجات اللي فع...

Bruno rated it ★★★★★

May 20, 2014

Sempre que leio um livro sobre filosofia clássica fico abismado como homens à mais de 2000 anos atrás tinham ideias que ainda hoje são máximas para nos ajudar a viver melhor. Jules Evans conseguiu reunir num livro várias correntes filosóficas clássicas, como: o estoicismo, o epicurismo, o ceptici...

wenshuren rated it ★★★★★

July 31, 2012

It was an interesting read. My first glimpse to the world of phlosophy. I didn't know there is a connection between philosophy and psychology beside they come with the same first alphabet 'P'. Definitely will re-read and make reference whenever is necessary. Socrates - Headmaster of School of Athe...

Richard rated it ★★★★☆

November 28, 2015

Before reading this book, I never realized there was a connection between Stoic philosophy and the modern counseling practice of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). But philosophy was the psychological self-help of its time in ancient Greece and Rome. This book walks you through several schools o...

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