And other dangerous situations
A dynamic guide to philosophy for everyday life - using key ideas to live well and happily now.
In his engaging new book, Jules Evans explains how philosophy quite literally saved his life – and shows how we can make use of it everyday in our own.
Co-founder of the London Philosophy Club, visiting research fellow at Queen Mary University, columnist for the School of Life and journalist and blogger, Jules imagines his dream school, with a rowdy faculty that includes 15 of the greatest and most colourful philosophers the world has ever known. Each of them teaches a technique we can use to transform our selves and live better lives.
These practical techniques are animated by the extraordinary stories of real people who are using them today – from soldiers and firemen, to gangsters and astronauts. This is philosophy for the street, for the workplace, for the battlefield, for love, for life.
“An important book, because it reminds us philosophy is not just about analysis. It's also about the good life.”
Matthew Syed, Times books of the year
“Instructive and thought-provoking...shows philosophy is not just for stuffy classrooms”
“This wonderful book shows how modern psychology is consistent with the best that was thought and known in the Ancient World...also beautifully written”
Lord Richard Layard, author, Happiness: Lessons From A New Science
Alexander Linklater, Observer
“Hugely enjoyed Philosophy for Life. Am an avid fan of classical philosophy & this book applies it thoroughly & beautifully.”
“It changed my life.”
“Witty and accessible…Highly recommended.”
The Psychologist magazine
“A brilliant and timely book.”
Tom Hodgkinson, author of How to Be Free
“Splendid, readable and engaging on philosophy as a way of life.”
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks
“A vibrant book, showing how vivid and topical ancient wisdom is to life in the present day.”
Anthony Seldon, Headmaster, Wellington College
“Great insight, honesty and humour”
Louise Chunn, editor, Psychologies Magazine
Kristjan Kristjansson, author of Aristotle, Emotions and Education
“Packed with wisdom yet up to date with the latest thinking”
Tom Butler-Bowdon, author of 50 Philosophy Classics
Neil Denny, Little Atoms