Breakfast with Socrates: An Extraordinary (Philosophical) Journey Through Your Ordinary Day
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - knightlight777 - LibraryThing
A thought provoking book that delves into the more practical aspects of philosophy and everyday matters in life. Philosophy encompass so much and so many complex thoughts and ideas it is often hard to ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dazzyj - LibraryThing
Extremely irritating, like being trapped with a first year philosophy student free-associating half digested philosophical truths at you. For a whole day. Read full review
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Breakfast with Socrates: A Day with the World's Greatest Minds
Robert Rowland Smith
No preview available - 2010