Breakfast with Socrates
An Extraordinary (Philosophical) Journey Through Your Ordinary Day
As the day unfolds, Smith grounds complex, abstract ideas in concrete experience, giving you an informal introduction to applying philosophy to everyday life. Not only does Breakfast with Socrates cover the basic arguments of philosophy, it brings an irresistible, insouciant charm to its big questions, waking us up to the richest possible range of ideas on how to live. Neither breakfast, lunch, nor dinner will ever be the same again.
Get a little philosophical about your everyday life with Robert Rowland Smith
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THERE IS A LOVELY SONG called “Alive” by Mara Carlyle that opens with the lines:
I’m surprised by the sun every day I wake up,
I’m surprised by waking up!
Mara’s voice swings from woozy to perky as she sings, mimicking the change from slumber to consciousness. What’s cute about the lyric is that it reenacts the childlike wonder of waking up, the wonder that the world is still there, that the person waking still exists. Even for grown-ups, waking after too little sleep, or with a hangover, or beside the wrong lover, or following a series of troubled... see more