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Author Ferry, Luc
Title Apprendre à vivre. English
A brief history of thought : a philosophical guide to living / Luc Ferry ; translated by Theo Cuffe
Imprint New York : Harper Perennial, c2011
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  BD22 .F4713 2011    AVAILABLE    30610020373999
Edition 1st U.S. ed
Descript xv, 282 p. ; 22 cm
Series [Harper Perennial modern thought]
Harper Perennial modern thought
Note Translated from the French
"The phenomenal international bestseller" "A Vital book" --Cover
First published under the title, "Learning to live" in Great Britain in 2010 by Canongate Books
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-270) and index
An introduction to philosophy focuses on the questions of what it means to be human and how to react to the reality of death by exploring ancient Stoic, Christian, early modern, and contemporary approaches as well as the views of Nietzsche
What is philosophy? -- "The Greek miracle" -- The victory of Christianity over Greek philosophy -- Humanism, or the birth of modern philosophy -- Postmodernity: the case of Nietzsche -- After deconstruction: contemporary philosophy
Subject Philosophy -- Introductions
Alt Author Cuffe, Theo
Alt Title Philosophical guide to living
Learning to live
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