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Plato's Podcasts The Ancients' Guide to Modern Living by Mark Vernon
  

Plato's Podcasts The Ancients' Guide to Modern Living

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Plato's Podcasts The Ancients' Guide to Modern Living by Mark Vernon

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).

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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


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.

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Publication date

1st October 2009

Author

Mark Vernon

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Publisher

Oneworld Publications

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Popular philosophy

ISBN

9781851687060

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