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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.
Excellent introduction to philosophy. A must read for any one interested in the big questions about the universe, the world and ourselves.Published 2 months ago by Gonzalo A. Vazquez-Casals
Concise, to the point. The author puts the main philosophical ideas in their historic context in order for you to understand a topic that would otherwise be difficult to digest. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gonzalo Merino
Great overview of how philosophy (in all it's iterations) attempts the deal with the inevitability of deathPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Reading this book again two years later and I am convinced that this is one of the best and most enjoyable books I own.. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Luc Ferry, A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living, translated by Theo Cuffe (New York: Harper Perennial, 2011). Pp. 282. Read morePublished 4 months ago by dmlq48
I will let Tim Keller Review this book.:
"This book right now is a terrific, fast way to get a handle on western culture because:
It’s a great survey of western... Read more
I'm giving this book 5 stars as it has done precisely what I hoped it would do: informed my regrettably modest understanding of the history of Western ideas. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Avid Reader
I loved the overview of the history of the eras of thought this book taught. The last part on the deconstruction era of thinking was the best part of the whole book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by matthew am