Monday, September 07, 2020

Hop aboard …

… 'The Socrates Express' takes readers on a ride through applied philosophy | MPR News. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

“The Socrates Express” defies classification. Yes, it is a book about philosophy, but it's also a book about being human, travelling, learning and — sometimes — coffee. Weiner, a former reporter for NPR and author of “The Geography of Bliss,” takes readers with him on a journey to understand the teachings of philosophers like Marcus Aurelius, Henry David Thoreau, Simone Weil, Confucius, Simone de Beauvoir, and Socrates. Along the way, he explores his relationship to their work, shows us how their ideas can help us improve our lives, and manages to sneak in a biography of each.

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