The Resource The Socrates Express

The Socrates Express

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The Socrates Express
Title
The Socrates Express
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss embarks on a rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history's greatest thinkers and showing us how each—from Epicurus to Gandhi, Thoreau to Beauvoir—offers practical and spiritual lessons for today's unsettled times. We turn to philosophy for the same reasons we travel: to see the world from a dif­ferent perspective, to unearth hidden beauty, and to find new ways of being. We want to learn how to embrace wonder. Face regrets. Sustain hope. Eric Weiner combines his twin passions for philosophy and global travel in a pil­grimage that uncovers surprising life lessons from great thinkers around the world, from Rousseau to Nietzsche, Confucius to Simone Weil. Traveling by train (the most thoughtful mode of transport), he journeys thousands of miles, making stops in Athens, Delhi, Wyoming, Coney Island, Frankfurt, and points in between to recon­nect with philosophy's original purpose: teaching us how to lead wiser, more meaningful lives. From Socrates and ancient Athens to Simone de Beauvoir and twentieth-century Paris, Weiner's chosen philosophers and places provide important signposts as we navigate today's chaotic times. In The Socrates Express, Weiner invites us to voyage alongside him on his life-changing pursuit of wisdom and discovery as he attempts to find answers to our most vital questions
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Weiner, Eric
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dictionaries
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  • Travel
  • Nonfiction
  • Essays
  • Philosophy
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The Socrates Express
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781501129032
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optical disk
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The Socrates Express
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:9b82a44f-42ec-4d27-839d-da802d27a0cd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501129032
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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