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6 books of Jules Evans

When philosophy rescued him from an emotional crisis, Jules Evans became fascinated by how ideas invented over two thousand years ago can help us today. He interviewed soldiers, psychologists, gangsters, astronauts, and anarchists and discovered the ways that people are using philosophy now to build better lives. Ancient philosophy has inspired modern communities — Socratic cafés, Stoic armies, Epicurean communes — and even whole nations in the quest for the good life.
This book is an invitation to a dream school with a rowdy faculty that includes twelve of the greatest philosophers from the ancient world, sharing their lessons on happiness, resilience, and much more. Lively and inspiring, this is philosophy for the street, for the workplace, for the battlefield, for love, for life.

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When philosophy rescued him from an emotional crisis, Jules Evans became fascinated by how ideas invented over two thousand years ago can help us today. He interviewed soldiers, psychologists, gangsters, astronauts, and anarchists and discovered the ways that people are using philosophy now to build better lives. Ancient philosophy has inspired modern communities — Socratic cafés, Stoic armies, Epicurean communes — and even whole nations in the quest for the good life. This book is an invitation to a dream school with a rowdy faculty that includes twelve of the greatest philosophers from the ancient world, sharing their lessons on happiness, resilience, and much more. Lively and inspiring, this is philosophy for the street, for the workplace, for the battlefield, for love, for life.

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Una guía filosófica dinámica para vivir bien el día a día y ser feliz Filosofía para vivir nos invita a asistir a una escuela ideal con un revolucionario profesorado formado por doce grandes filósofos de todos los tiempos.­Cada lección nos muestra una técnica que, además de ser muy práctica, viene acompañada de extraordinarias historias de gente corriente que las aplican en su día a día -­desde marines hasta magos, astronautas, anarquistas, psicólogos, soldados...­Cuando la filosofía le ayudó a superar varias depresiones, Jules Evans quedó fascinado al comprobar que algunas ideas de hace hasta 2.­000 años todavía nos pueden ser muy útiles hoy. De forma divertida e inspiradora, el autor nos enseña cómo utilizar la filosofía en la calle, en el trabajo, en el campo de batalla, en el amor y en otras situaciones peligrosas... para ser más felices, más sabios y más fuertes.

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La philosophie pourrait-­elle sauver votre vie ? C'est parce que la philosophie l'a sauvé d'une grave crise émotionnelle que Jules Evans se passionne pour ces idées qui, nées il y a 2 500 ans, peuvent encore nous aider aujourd'hui. C'est partant à la rencontre de personnages aussi différents que des soldats, des psychologues, d'astronautes, d'altermondialistes et même de gangsters qu'il nous propose de découvrir comment la philosophie peut aujourd'hui permettre de mieux vivre. Ce livre est une invitation à vous joindre à une école de rêve, animée par une équipe enseignante chahuteuse, composée de 12 des plus grands philosophes du monde antique. Ils vous donneront des cours sur le bonheur, la résilience et bien d'autres sujets encore. C'est de la philosophie en action, de la philosophie pour la rue, le bureau, le champ de bataille, l'amour, bref, de la philosophie pour la vie !

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"La filosofia mi ha aiutato a rialzarmi da una crisi emotiva che mi aveva distrutto. Da allora ho capito come idee di oltre duemila anni fa possono ancora salvarci la vita.­" Filosofia per la vita e altri momenti difficili è diventato un bestseller internazionale grazie al passaparola. Perché, a detta dei molti commenti entusiasti che ha raccolto, riesce a raccontare la filosofia antica da un punto di vista nuovo, a trovare nelle parole di Socrate, Platone, Epicuro la saggezza capace di migliorare la nostra vita di tutti i giorni, superare i nostri problemi psicologici e condurci verso la felicità. "Questo libro descrive la scuola dei miei sogni, il mio corso di studi ideale: è un tentativo di raccontare cosa significherebbe passare un giorno alla Scuola di Atene. Ho riunito dodici grandissimi maestri dell'antichità perché ci insegnino alcune cose che vengono spesso tralasciate dai moderni sistemi educativi: come si governano le emozioni, come si affronta la società, come si deve . . .

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Mit Sokrates und Co. auf Entdeckungsreise zu sich selbst Philosophie muss keine verstaubte Wissenschaft sein, die verschrobene Exzentriker in ihrem Elfenbeinturm praktizieren! Sie kann vielmehr zur unerschöpflichen Quelle der Inspiration werden, u...

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