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A Philosophy of Simple Living

Jerome Brillaud

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Reaktion Books
01 May 2020
Philosophy; History of Western philosophy; Non-Western philosophy
Today, simple living is a rallying cry for anti-consumerists, environmentalists and anyone concerned with humanity's effect on the planet. But what is so revolutionary about a simple life? Why are we so fascinated with simplicity today? Why do we still sometimes resist simplifying our lives?

A Philosophy of Simple Living brings together an array of people, practices and movements, from Henry David Thoreau to Steve Jobs, and from Cynics and Quakers to voluntary simplicity and degrowth. Written in elegant, spare prose, this book will inspire all who wish to simplify their lives and convince many that a good life is a simple life.

'Thoughtful and beautifully written...

A must-read in our era of noise and distraction.' - Phillip John Usher, New York University 'A powerfully insightful work that deserves wide attention.' - Brendan Gleeson, author of The Urban Condition
By:   Jerome Brillaud
Imprint:   Reaktion Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm, 
ISBN:   9781789142273
ISBN 10:   178914227X
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   01 May 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jerome Brillaud is Lecturer of French at the University of Manchester. He is the author of Sombres Lumieres (2011) and essays on early modern philosophy and literature.

Reviews for A Philosophy of Simple Living

A powerfully insightful work that deserves wide attention at a time of unprecedented confoundment and burden in the human condition. --Brendan Gleeson, author of The Urban Condition Thoughtful and beautifully written. . . . A must-read in our era of noise and distraction. --Phillip John Usher, New York University


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