The international bestseller; a smart, accessible history of philosophy to inspire readers, young and old
From the timeless wisdom of ancient Greece through to Christianity, the Enlightenment, existentialism and postmodernism, A Brief History of Thought brilliantly and accessibly explains the enduring teachings of philosophy – including its profound relevance in today’s world as well as its essential role in achieving happiness and living a meaningful life.
This lively journey through the great thinkers challenges every one of us to learn to think for ourselves and asks us the most important question of all: how can we live better?
“This is a vital book”MATTHEW B. CRAWFORD, AUTHOR OF SHOP CLASS AS SOULCRAFT
“For everyone from the man in the street to the man in the Acropolis – a fine introduction to philosophy and its fundamental relevance to living a meaningful life”DANIEL KLEIN AND THOMAS CATHCART, AUTHORS OF PLATO AND A PLATYPUS WALK INTO A BAR
“A philosophical survival kit, in which the reader will find brilliant ideas to help them think better and live better”L’express
“A lucid and committed book”New Humanist
“This superb primer proves that philosophy belongs at the centre of life”Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)