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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.
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 3 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 3 months ago by Dennis Pearson
Stoicism got me into philosophy. This gives a great history.Published 3 months ago by Emilio Fiallos
Whew! This delightful, exhausting look at the history of thought includes well-chosen text from the texts from which Ferry draws. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Read more
Seemed like a lot of words to complete a book for author & publisher.
I read hoping the promise of explaining these important philosophical concepts would be fulfilled and key... Read more
I appreciated the author's pedagogical style. He brings the history of thought to life. I would recommend the book to any who seriously want to better understand philosophy of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Robert W. De Vries