The Little Book of Philosophy
By (author) Andre Comte-Sponville
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Little Book of Philosophy by Andre Comte-Sponville
Book DescriptionIn this remarkable little book, Andre Comte-Sponville introduces the reader to the western philosophical tradition in a series of sparkling chapters on the 'big questions'. In doing so he reveals the essential bones of philosophical thought and shows why philosophy is relevant in our day-to-day lives. In his brilliant and concise writing on morality, politics, love, death, knowledge, freedom, God, atheism, art, time, Man, and wisdom, he inspires the central question of philosophy - how should we live? - and provides the reader with signposts towards a happier, wiser life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099450184
(198mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andre Comte-Sponville
Book of Atheist Spirituality, Paperback (September 2009)
Is there such thing as 'atheistic spirituality'? This book presents a philosophical exploration of atheism - and reaches startling conclusions. It draws on both Eastern and Western philosophical traditions to propose the atheistic alternative to religion, based on the human need to connect to each other and to the universe.
Little Book of Atheist Spirituality, Paperback / softback (October 2008)
In this powerful book, the internationally bestselling author presents a philosophical exploration of atheism--and comes to some startling conclusions. Through clear, concise, and often humorous prose, Comte-Sponville offers a convincing treatise on a new form of spiritual life.
Short Treatise on Great Virtues, Paperback (January 2003)
From Plato to Satre, the great philosophers have returned to the central ethical questions of how we are to live good lives? This work explains eighteen human virtues ranging from politeness, prudence and humour to compassion, tolerance and love to help us understand what we should do, who we should be, and how we should live.
Small Treatise on the Great Virtues, Paperback» View all books by Andre Comte-Sponville
Drawing on thinkers from Aristotle to Simone Weil, by way of Aquinas, Kant, Rilke, Nietzsche, Spinoza, and Rawls, among others, Comte-Sponville elaborates on the qualities that constitute the essence and excellence of humankind.
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Author Biography - Andre Comte-Sponville
Professor of Philosophy at the Sorbonne, Andre Comte-Sponville is the author of a number of books, including the international bestseller A Short Treatise on the Great Virtues, which has been translated into 24 languages. In a country that reveres philosophers, Comte-Sponville is latest in a line of French star philosophers that runs from Sartre, through Derrida, Finkielkraut and Berni-Henry Levy. Unlike the last three, his accessibility and refusal to fly in the face of common sense has made him famous across Europe.
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