Breakfast With Socrates

Breakfast With Socrates

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What does it mean to be awake? What exactly is therapeutic about retail therapy? And what are you really working on when you're at your desk, in the gym, or having dinner? From getting ready in the morning, through heading to work, going to a party, having sex and falling back to sleep, Breakfast with Socrates provides an hour-by-hour commentary on what history's greatest philosophers have said about the meaning behind everything we do. A fascinating exploration of our daily lives, Breakfast with Socrates also draws on literature, art, politics and psychology to offer an informal introduction to the history of ideas that will help anyone to think more healthily. Breakfast will never be the same again...Leta#39;s remember you can still go shopping without buying, because where buying is a matter of need, shopping is a question of want: yes, the more bags you go home with the more gratified youa#39;ll be, but even if you return ... Whata#39;s been less discussed is what underwrites it, which is credit itself a€“ not money as such, but trust and confidence, both of which are not only abstract but guaranteed by the future.

Title:Breakfast With Socrates
Author:Robert Rowland Smith
Publisher:Profile Books - 2010-08-06


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