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The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers

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The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers

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.

The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers
by Eric Weiner

  • Publication Date: August 25, 2020
  • Genres: Essays, Nonfiction, Philosophy, Travel
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN-10: 1501129015
  • ISBN-13: 9781501129018