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A brief history of thought : a philosophical guide to living / Luc Ferry ; translated by Theo Cuffe.

Ferry, Luc. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780062074249
  • ISBN: 0062074245
  • Description: xv, 282 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, c2011.

Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).

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0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Danvers Adult Nonfiction BD 22 F4718 2011 (Text to Phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 100/Perry (Text to Phone) Available -
Melrose Nonfiction (Second Floor) 109 Ferry (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction NEW BD 22 .F4718 2011 (Text to Phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

General Note: First published under the title, "Learning to live" in Great Britain in 2010 by Canongate Books.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-270) and index.
Contents Note: 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.
Summary: 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.
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Subject: Philosophy > Introductions.
Cuffe, Theo. (Added Author).

Additional Titles

Additional Title: Learning to live.


Ferry, Luc, "A brief history of thought : a philosophical guide to living," New York : Harper Perennial, c2011.

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