November 29, 2013

Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations by Jules Evans

Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations by Jules Evans is a look at how the famous philosophers of thousands of years ago can inspire our lives to be better today. Their theories were meant to be used to help people, and that is just what this author is helping us to remember through this book.


Book Description
When philosophy rescued him from an emotional crisis, Jules Evans became fascinated by how ideas invented over two thousand years ago can help us today. He interviewed soldiers, psychologists, gangsters, astronauts, and anarchists and discovered the ways that people are using philosophy now to build better lives. Ancient philosophy has inspired modern communities — Socratic caf├ęs, Stoic armies, Epicurean communes — and even whole nations in the quest for the good life.

This book is an invitation to a dream school with a rowdy faculty that includes twelve of the greatest philosophers from the ancient world, sharing their lessons on happiness, resilience, and much more. Lively and inspiring, this is philosophy for the street, for the workplace, for the battlefield, for love, for life.
” – Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations


My Thoughts
Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations is a remarkable book about the philosophies that the classical philosophers encouraged people to use rather than just theorize about. This book looks at not just the theories, but also how they are and can be used in everyday life today.

I am a nursing student that just took “Psychiatric Nursing” and really enjoyed it, so this book included a lot of topics I have already studied a lot about. I think that the author did a very good job researching and writing about such topics as anxiety, depression, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and much more. This is truly an excellent book on the topic that is very interesting to read about.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book and will read it again in the near future. It is filled with so much information and inspiring words that it should be read again and again. I highly encourage everyone to read this, and definitely recommend it!



* Thank you to the publisher of Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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