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Book review: Philosophy for life and other dangeroussituations by Jules Evans

Simmons, Jonathan (2013) Book review: Philosophy for life and other dangeroussituations by Jules Evans. LSE Review of Books (15 Jan 2013). Website.

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Abstract

In Philosophy for Life And Other Dangerous Situations, Jules Evans explains how ancient philosophy saved his life, and how we might all use it to become happier, wiser, and more resilient. Jules explores how ancient philosophy can inspire modern communities – Socratic cafes, Stoic armies, Platonic sects, Sceptic summer camps – and even whole nations in their quest for the good life. Jonathan Simmons finds that Evans successfully delivers in his attempt to bring a therapeutic model of philosophy to general readers, but has reservations about the author’s approach.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2013 LSE Review of Books; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 11:26
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/52714

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