rebus 30th anniversary lyrebird Harry Potter House Eds tudor queens series second sister
Search our site
A Time of Love and Tartan by Alexander McCall Smith Read the opening extract of the brand new Alexander McCall Smith book before its publication on 03/08/2017

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

Plato's Podcasts The Ancients' Guide to Modern Living

RRP £8.99

Synopsis

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).

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


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.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st October 2009

Author

Mark Vernon

More books by Mark Vernon
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Oneworld Publications

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Popular philosophy

ISBN

9781851687060

Lovereading is a wonderful way to expand my literary horizons, discover inspiring authors & get the chance to read new novels first. #loveit

Zarina de Ruiter

Lovereading takes the guesswork out of finding your next read with "if you like you'll love" and extracts to help with your decision.

Sarah Bruch

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

Lovereading are lovely people who send me lovely books. What's not to love?

Gavin Dimmock

What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis

You can trust Lovereading to show unbiased reviews by actual, ordinary readers that help likeminded booklovers choose their next great read.

Linda Hill

It's the first site that I visit when deciding on the next set of books to buy. A particular treat is being able to download an extract.

Tessa Olson

Lovereading always comes up with great suggestions and has introduced me to enjoyable books and new authors to discover.

Gaynor Passmore

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools