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Driving With Plato: The Meaning of Life's Milestones

Author Name    Smith, Robert Rowland

Title   Driving With Plato: The Meaning of Life's Milestones

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    PROFILE BOOKS

ISBN Number    184668305X / 9781846683053

Seller ID   SKU1006686

184668305X ~Very Good. Very Good DJ. Light shelf wear to boards/DJ; satisfaction guaranteed.

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Learn to ride a bicycle with Einstein, have your first kiss with Kant, get your first job with Adam Smith, and weather midlife with Dante. Let history's greatest minds illuminate life's turning points.

In "Breakfast with Socrates, "Robert Rowland Smith brought the power of philosophy down to earth by proving, in a very engaging and entertaining way, that human moments meet big ideas on a regular basis. Now Smith offers the natural offspring of that book, expanding the "day in a life" concept to life as a whole in "Driving with Plato."

Start with being born. For some, like Sartre, you get off to a bad start: You didn't ask to be born, and there's little point to it anyway, as life is meaningless. And yet for Martin Heidegger, if you hadn't been born, you'd have no sense of your own being, and that would be a tragic loss. How about midlife crisis? When Dante wrote "The Divine Comedy, "he deliberately set his story of spiritual transformation at the halfway point of his life. Nietzsche, too, in his autobiography, spoke of burying his forty-fifth year as he went on to yet higher forms of actualization as a self-styled superman. Drawing on the great philosophers, as well as on literature, art, politics, and psychology, Smith creates the richest possible range of ideas for readers to contemplate, all in a warm, humorous voice that revels both in life's absurdities and in the pure delight of discovery.

Grounding abstract ideas in concrete experience, "Driving with Plato "helps us think more deeply about the key events in our lives even as it provides a philosophical education that everyone can appreciate and enjoy.

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