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The Socrates express : in search of life lessons from dead philosophers

Author: Eric Weiner
Publisher: New York : Avid Reader Press, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Avid Reader Press hardcover editionView all editions and formats
Retraces the journeys of forefront intellectuals from Epicurus and Gandhi to Thoreau and Beauvoir to illuminate how their practical and spiritual lessons can be applied in today's unsettled world.

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Genre/Form: Travel writing
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Named Person: Eric Weiner; Eric Weiner
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Weiner
ISBN: 9781501129018 1501129015 9781982152093 1982152095
OCLC Number: 1184037372
Description: xix, 330 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Departure --
Part One: Dawn. How to get out of bed like Marcus Aurelius --
How to wonder like Socrates --
How to walk like Rousseau --
How to see like Thoreau --
How to listen like Schopenhauer --
Part Two: Noon. How to enjoy like Epicurus --
How to pay attention like Simone Weil --
How to fight like Gandhi --
How to be kind like Confucius --
How to appreciate the small things like Sei Shōnagon --
Part Three: Dusk. How to have no regrets like Nietzsche --
How to cope like Epictetus --
How to grow old like Beauvoir --
How to die like Montaigne --
Epilogue : Arrival.
Responsibility: Eric Weiner.


A rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history's greatest thinkers and showing us how each offers practical and spiritual lessons for today's unsettled times.  Read more...


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"Part travelogue, part soul-searching memoir and part intellectual matchmaker, [The Socrates Express] packs an extraordinary amount into 287 pages of text. Erudite, funny and frequently Read more...

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