A Brief History Of Thought: A Philosophical Guide To Living

Paperback | December 27, 2011

byLuc Ferry

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Eight months on the bestseller lists in France!

From the timeless wisdom of the ancient Greeks to Christianity, the Enlightenment, existentialism, and postmodernism, Luc Ferry’s instant classic brilliantly and accessibly explains the enduring teachings of philosophy—including its profound relevance to modern daily life and its essential role in achieving happiness and living a meaningful life. This lively journey through the great thinkers will enlighten every reader, young and old.


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NATIONAL BESTSELLEREight months on the bestseller lists in France!From the timeless wisdom of the ancient Greeks to Christianity, the Enlightenment, existentialism, and postmodernism, Luc Ferry’s instant classic brilliantly and accessibly explains the enduring teachings of philosophy—including its profound relevance to modern daily lif...

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Eight months on the bestseller lists in France!From the timeless wisdom of the ancient Greeks to Christianity, the Enlightenment, existentialism, and postmodernism, Luc Ferry’s instant classic brilliantly and accessibly explains the enduring teachings of philosophy—including its profound relevance to modern daily life and its essential...

Luc Ferry is a philosopher and the author of the national bestsellerA Brief History of Thought. From 2002 to 2004 he served as France's minister of national education. He has been awarded the Prix Médicis, Prix Jean-Jacques-Rousseau, and Prix Aujourd'hui, in addition to being an officer of the French Legion of Honor and a knight of the...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:December 27, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062074245

ISBN - 13:9780062074249

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“Lucid and accessible … Ferry defends human dignity against post-modern doubt … a serious thinker”