First published under the title, "Learning to live" in Great Britain in 2010 by Canongate Books.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -270) and index.
What is philosophy? -- "The Greek miracle" -- The victory of Christianity over Greek philosophy -- Humanism, or the birth of modern philosophy -- Postmodernity: the case of Nietzsche -- After deconstruction: contemporary philosophy.
An introduction to philosophy focuses on the questions of what it means to be human and how to react to the reality of death by exploring ancient Stoic, Christian, early modern, and contemporary approaches as well as the views of Nietzsche.