How do you get over a breakup? How do you face the death of a loved one? How much do we have to buy to be happy? Is saying “me too” the same as saying “I love you”? When should we trust Wikipedia? Should a man be a feminist? Is there any point to praying?
Philosophy began two thousand years ago when free men met in the streets of Greek cities to think. This work attempts to recover that method of doing philosophy by creating a virtual agora. Each chapter will confront a problem in contemporary life and will offer responses relying on the thoughts of the great philosophers. Here you won’t find one answer, but many, some alternative or even contradictory: you will have to be the one to judge which of them is most valid, mediating between Kant and Bentham, Simone Weil and Plato…
This book will transform the high school subject of Philosophy into a course of Socratic lessons full of irony, humor, and references to films. A book for everyone who loves to think and to take part in the discussion.
A book to bring philosophy into the street, think your life, and live your thoughts.