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Publisher's Summary

In his engaging audiobook, Jules Evans explains how ancient philosophy saved his life and how we can all use it to become happier, wiser and more resilient.

Jules imagines a dream school, which includes 12 of the greatest and most colourful thinkers the world has ever known.

Each of these ancient philosophers teaches a technique we can use to transform ourselves and live better lives. These practical techniques are illustrated by the extraordinary stories of real people who are using them today - from marines to magicians, from astronauts to anarchists and from CBT psychologists to soldiers. Jules also explores how ancient philosophy is inspiring modern communities - Socratic cafes, Stoic armies, Platonic sects, Sceptic summer camps - and even whole nations in their quest for the good life.

©2012 Jules Evans (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Instructive and thought-provoking...shows philosophy is not just for stuffy classrooms." (Financial Times)

"This wonderful book shows how modern psychology is consistent with the best that was thought and known in the Ancient World...also beautifully written." (Lord Richard Layard, author) 

"An important book, because it reminds us philosophy is not just about analysis. It's also about the good life." (Matthew Syed, Times books of the year)

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