9781439186886

Driving with Plato : The Meaning of Life's Milestones

  • ISBN 13:

    9781439186886

  • ISBN 10:

    143918688X

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/14/2012
  • Publisher: Free Press

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Summary

“This book is elegant proof that philosophy doesn’t have to be fusty and musty” (A.J. Jacobs, bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically).Learn to ride a bicycle with Einstein, have your first kiss with Kant, get your first job with Adam Smith, and weather midlife with Dante. Let history’s greatest minds illuminate life’s turning points. In Breakfast with Socrates, Robert Rowland Smith brought the power of philosophy down to earth by proving, in a very engaging and entertaining way, that human moments meet big ideas on a regular basis. Now Smith offers the natural offspring of that book, expanding the “day in a life” concept to life as a whole in Driving with Plato. Smith draws on the great philosophers, as well as on literature, art, politics, and psychology, creating the richest possible range of ideas for readers to contemplate, all in a warm, humorous voice that revels both in life’s absurdities and in the pure delight of discovery. Grounding abstract ideas in concrete experience, Driving with Plato helps us think more deeply about the key events in our lives even as it provides a philosophical education that everyone can appreciate and enjoy.

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