Plato's Podcasts: The Ancients' Guide to Modern Living

Plato's Podcasts: The Ancients' Guide to Modern Living #2020

Plato s Podcasts The Ancients Guide to Modern Living Do you ever get the feeling that something went wrong What with credit crunches the war on terror and unemployment it is natural to hark back to less complicated times In this witty and inspiring b
  • Title: Plato's Podcasts: The Ancients' Guide to Modern Living
  • Author: Mark Vernon
  • ISBN: 9781851687060
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • Do you ever get the feeling that something went wrong What with credit crunches, the war on terror, and unemployment, it is natural to hark back to less complicated times In this witty and inspiring book, Mark Vernon does just that However, he doesn t just look back to the 1980s try 400BC Filled with timeless insight into life, relationships, work and partying, PlatoDo you ever get the feeling that something went wrong What with credit crunches, the war on terror, and unemployment, it is natural to hark back to less complicated times In this witty and inspiring book, Mark Vernon does just that However, he doesn t just look back to the 1980s try 400BC Filled with timeless insight into life, relationships, work and partying, Plato s Podcasts takes a sideways glance at modern living and presents the would be thoughts of Ancient Philosophers on various topics central to our 21st century existence With a zany cast of characters from the Gymnosophists the naked philosophers to Diogenes, who lived in a barrel this is a humorous but enlightening manual to living well today and two thousand years ago Mark Vernon is a writer, journalist, broadcaster, academic, and former priest Author of numerous books including Wellbeing and What Not to Say, he is an Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, and a frequent contributor for BBC radio and the BBC webportal.
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    773 Comment

    i liked this book it introduced me to a lot of philosophers of whom i knew nothing he cites one particular source for much of them and i suppose that since most of them have left only fragments of their work it is good to find someone back in the day writing about them females weren t too well thought of in the time and his writing about them should spark some interest i didn t know there were any and pulling one from the dialogs of Plato was nicely done Easy to read helped get me over the usual [...]

    Great underlying idea, hectic realization Very interesting choice of philosophers authors whose ideas and value moral systems are put in motion, but it seems to me that this book fails to give any in depth insights about any of the great question it ponders Instead, it offers you a lot of occasionally quite funny trivia.Not a bad read though, my favourite stories were the ones about Onesicritus and Bion of Borysthenes.

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