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Breakfast with Socrates: An Extraordinary (Philosophical) Journey Through Your Ordinary Day

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Ever want to have a bagel with Hegel? Eggs with Bacon? Or spend a day with Socrates, Mill, Herodotus, or Kant, able to pick their brains about the most mundane moments of your life? Former Oxford Philosophy Fellow Robert Rowland Smith thought he would, and so with dry wit and marvelous invention, Smith whisks you through a typical day, injecting a little philosophy into it at every turn. Wake up with Descartes, go to work with Plato and Nietzsche, visit the gym with Kant, have sex with Ovid (or Simone de Beauvoir).

As the day unfolds, Smith grounds complex, abstract ideas in concrete experience, giving you an informal introduction to applying philosophy to everyday life. Not only does Breakfast with Socrates cover the basic arguments of philosophy, it brings an irresistible, insouciant charm to its big questions, waking us up to the richest possible range of ideas on how to live. Neither breakfast, lunch, nor dinner will ever be the same again.

Synopsis:

A lively, intellectual romp through your average day introducing the reader to the history of ideas and applying philosophy to everyday life.

About the Author

Robert spent the first part of his career as a Prize Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and the second as a partner in a leading firm of management consultants.He has written for The Independent, been profiled in The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, contributed to books on philosophy for children, and broadcast for BBC Radio. Robert now divides his time between consulting, writing, and giving talks about the philosophy of life. He lives in London with his wife and has three daughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439148686
Subtitle:
An Extraordinary (Philosophical) Journey Through Your Ordinary Day
Author:
Smith, Robert Rowland
Publisher:
Free Press
Subject:
Movements - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
Hegel, Bacon, Socrates, Mill, Herodotus, Kant, Robert Rowland Smith ,Simone de Beauvoir, philosophy, introduction to philosophy, basic arguments of philosophy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110315
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in

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