This book will make you change the way you think about philosophy. Instead of treating philosophy as a dry academic subject, Luc Ferry shows how it is essential to our everyday lives. Both a sparkling, accessible history of Western thought and a courageous dissection of how religion and philosophy have converged and clashed through the ages, Learning to Live aims to answer once and for all (and without any obscure jargon) the question: what use is philosophy, anyway?
Luc Ferry is a philosopher, teacher and politician. His writing has been published in twenty-five countries and he has won the Prix Medicis for his essays, as well as the Prix Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He was formerly the Minister for Youth and Education in France. Learning to Live has sold over 300,000 copies in France, and appeared on the bestseller list for thirty-two consecutive weeks.