Jules Evans (1977) schrijft onder andere voor The Wall Street Journal en The Times. Hij is projectleider van het Centre for the History of Emotion (University of London) en medeorganisator van de London Philosophy Club, het grootste filosofisch café in Groot-Brittannië. Op bol.com vind je alle boeken van Jules Evans, waaronder het nieuwste boek van Jules Evans.
In his engaging book, Jules Evans explains how ancient philosophy saved his life, and how we can all use it to become happier, wiser and more resilient. Jules imagines a dream school, which includes 12 of the greatest and most colourful thinkers the world has ever known. Each of these ancient philosophers teaches a technique we can use to transform ourselves and live better lives. These practical techniques are illustrated by the extraordinary stories of real people who are using them today - from marines to magicians, from astronauts to anarchists and from CBT psychologists to soldiers. Jules also explores how ancient philosophy is inspiring modern communities - Socratic cafes, Stoic armies, Platonic sects, Sceptic summer camps - and even whole nations in their quest for the good life.
Maybe i expected too much but the book was a real disappointment. If you are looking for philosophy better look somewhere else because there isn't much in the book. I could only describe it as a heavily US biased middle of the road self help book on a meta-level. The only worthful part of the book is the reference list.