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Philosophy in 40 ideas

From Aristotle to Zhong

The School of Life

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Affirm Press
08 December 2020
Philosophy is a discipline committed to helping us live wiser and less sorrowful lives. This book artfully draws together 40 of the greatest and most useful ideas found in philosophy, taking us on a journey around key concepts from both Eastern and Western cultures.

We are invited to sample the distinctive wisdom of Eastern philosophy via tea drinking ceremonies, walks in bamboo forests, contemplations of rivers and ritualised flower arranging sessions. From Western culture we seek the teachings of some of the greatest minds throughout history including Machiavellianism and Stoicism.

This essential guide to philosophy reminds us of the wit, humanity and relevance of a number of great philosophers including Nietzsche, Heidegger, Confucius, Lao Tzu and Buddha. Essential thoughts about love, work, anxiety, self-knowledge and happiness are examined, highlighted and inspiringly presented here so they can work their consoling effect where it is most needed: in our daily lives.
By:   The School of Life
Imprint:   Affirm Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 178mm,  Width: 126mm, 
ISBN:   9781912891474
ISBN 10:   1912891476
Pages:   88
Publication Date:   08 December 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

The School of Life Press brings together thinking and ideas under the direction of series editor, Alain de Botton. It addresses issues such as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one's past, how to achieve calm, and how better to understand and - where necessary - change the world. Their books share a coherent, curated message that speaks with one voice: calm, reassuring, and sane.

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