D.E.Wittkower

The Philosopher's Book of Questions and Answers

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Your life through the lens of the world's greatest thinkers!Do you ever wonder how important money really is in life or what you need to do to achieve happiness? With The Philosopher's Book of Questions and Answers, you will be one step closer to solving these uncertainties. Inside, you'll find the basics of philosophy, written in plain English, and thoughts for applying these important theories to your own life. You'll also be encouraged to dig deep into the philosophical reasoning behind your everyday actions with a series of fascinating prompts, such as:
If you had ten times your wealth and ten times your income, what would you do then that you can't do now?What's a version of that activity that you could do right now?Is it ten times less meaningful, important, or enjoyable than the activity you would do with more money? From Socrates and Epicurean to Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, The Philosopher's Book of Questions and Answers will…
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Quotes

    Ellada Ahas quoted4 hours ago
    “It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied. And if the fool, or the pig, are of a different opinion, it is because they only know their own side of the question. The other party to the comparison knows both sides.”
    Ellada Ahas quotedyesterday
    Happiness can only be reached indirectly; you end up happiest when you just try to do the right thing, and when you try to make yourself happy, you often enough end up feeling worse.
    Ellada Ahas quotedyesterday
    An ancient Greek philosopher, Epicurus (341–270 B.C.E.), held that the good life and happiness were found by pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain.
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