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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.
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 2 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 2 months ago by matthew am
all I want to say is that this books makes a very difficult subject to a very interesting one. the author definitely masters his subject very well, only those who do can simplify... Read morePublished 4 months ago by wafa shikaki
I majored in Philosophy in college. Perhaps I should have paid more attention than I did. but most likely was bored beyond beingness by appalling lectures and egotistical... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Anthony Mark Esposito
While Ferry’s book has its problems, I have to say that “A Brief History of Thought” is one of the absolute best philosophy books geared toward a general audience that I have read. Read morePublished 6 months ago by David Milliern
Couldn't be more disappointed It certainly is not for a child let alone an adult. Very diluted philosophy. I feel he has an axe to grind.Published 6 months ago by Dennis Pearson