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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
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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
Trivia and miscellanea
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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.

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