A Brief History of Thought by Luc Ferry
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French superstar philosopher Luc Ferry encapsulates an enlightening treatise of pop-philosophy in a lively narrative of Western thought - explaining how the history of philosophy can teach us how to live better lives today. This blockbuster better living guide has already sold nearly a half a million copies in Europe; now it is available worldwide in an exciting, highly readable translation: A Brief History of Thought. Thomas Cathcut & Daniel Klein, authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar, call Ferry's thrilling opus "a fine introduction to philosophy and its fundamental relevance to living a meaningful life - for everyone from the man in the Acropolis to the man in the street."
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"Starred Review. Neophytes and scholars alike will find in this superb primer proof that philosophy belongs at the center of life." - Publishers Weekly
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Luc Ferry, born January 1, 1951 in Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine (France) is a philosopher and a notable proponent of Secular Humanism. He is a former member of the Saint-Simon Foundation think-tank. He received an Agrégation de philosophie (1975), a Doctorat d'Etat en science politique (1981), and an Agrégation de science politique (1982). As a Professor of political science and political philosophy, Luc Ferry taught at the Institut d'études politiques de Lyon (19821988) - during which time he also taught and directed graduate research at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University - and at Caen University (198996) and Paris Diderot University (since 1996). From 2002 until 2004 he served as the Minister of Education on the cabinet led by the conservative Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin. During his tenure, he was the minister in charge of the implementation of the French law on secularity and conspicuous religious symbols in schools. He received the award of Docteur honoris causa from the Université de Sherbrooke (Canada).
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