The Socrates express : in search of life lessons from dead philosophers / Eric Weiner.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Avid Reader Press, 2020Edition: First Avid Reader Press hardcover editionDescription: xix, 330 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781501129018 :; 1501129015 :Subject(s): Philosophy -- Miscellanea | Weiner, Eric, 1963- -- TravelGenre/Form: Travel writing.DDC classification: 102 LOC classification: B68 | .W45 2020
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Introduction: Departure -- 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 -- 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 -- 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.
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.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-312) and index.