CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Philosophy and Living

Department

Department of History and Political Science

Publication Date

2-1-2003

Publication Title

Metapsychology Online Reviews

ISSN

1931-5716

Volume

7

Issue/No.

6

Abstract

Excerpt

In the last decade or so philosophy seems to have experienced somewhat of a renaissance in terms of its new-found popularity among an intelligent lay public.
There have been a number of books published recently that target not academic philosophers, but the lay public, which their authors believe can benefit from the application of important philosophical ideas to people’s own lives. Consider The Relevance of Philosophy to Life, by Lachs; The Art of Living, by Nehamas; What
is Ancient Philosophy
, and Philosophy as a Way of Life by Hadot; to mention but a few recent titles; as well as the rapid growth of what my be called the philosophical counseling movement.

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