Plato's Podcasts

Pages: 224
Subject: Philosophy
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: illustrations

Plato's Podcasts

The Ancients' Guide to Modern Living

Mark Vernon

Filled with timeless insight into life, relationships, work and partying, this book 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.
Paperback
9781851687060 (1 Oct 2009)
RRP £8.99 / US$14.95

The Book

Do you ever get the feeling that something went wrong? What with credit crunches, wars, congestion charges, and unemployment, it is natural to hark back to less complicated times. In this witty and inspiring book, Mark Vernon does just that. However, we are not talking about 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. From Plato on podcasts to Epicurus on bottled water, this is a funny but profound take on what life means today (and two thousand years ago).

Additional Information

Subject Philosophy
Pages 224
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations illustrations

 

About the Author

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, and a regular contributor on various BBC radio and television shows.

Reviews

"Highly engaging and Vernon has a good eye for the colourfully weird detail."

- The Guardian

"Engaging and stimulating, full of fascinating anecdotes and provocative contentions. If you want to find out more about how philosophy began, then Vernon is your guide. "

- Church Times

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