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When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Dilemmas

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Advice for modern dilemmas from the greatest Western philosophers.

How can Kant comfort you when you get ditched via text message? How can Aristotle cure your hangover? How can Heidegger make you feel better when your dog dies?

When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher explains how pearls of wisdom from the greatest Western philosophers can help us face and make light of some of the da/>Whenphilosophers.
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by Little, Brown Spark
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Nadia King
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this snapshot of philosophy for beginners. It covers everything from curing hangovers to dealing with heartbreak with helpful advice from the masters of philosophy. It definitely makes you want to delve further into the wisdom from philosophers such as Nietzsche, Kant and Plato. An entertaining and informative introduction to philosophy. Many thanks to Penguin Books Australia for sending me an early copy.
Kriti
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Philosophy is one of the most fascinating subjects to study because it is applicable to everyday life. Marie Robert's book is proof of the many areas where we can turn to philosophers for wisdom and advice. One doesn't need to pick up each and every individual great work of the philosophers - all we need to do is to read her book! Witty, humorous, serious in the places where it needs to be, When you Kant figure it out, ask a philosopher indeed contains timeless wisdom for modern dilemmas, whether it is sh ...more
Melissa
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ce petit essai est une belle introduction, ou un chouette récapitulatif sur une douzaine de philosophes.
J’ai beaucoup aimé cette idée de prendre un cadre de la vie quotidienne pour appliquer une philosophie particulière.
Bien sûr je ne me suis pas sentie proche de tous les philosophes cités mais j’ai beaucoup aimé voir leur philosophie appliquée dans la vie quotidienne pour une fois.
J’ai même envie de me (re)lancer dans la lecture de certains auteurs.
Comme petit bémol je dirai que c’est
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BB
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this quick book on modern day applications for philosophy. Each chapter presents a modern problem and addresses it through the philosophical lens of a famous philosopher. Each chapter also ends with a short biography of each philosopher and a suggested reading. I think that the philosophical theories were presented in a clear and understandable way. Marie Robert did a great job at bringing these ideas to life in an entertaining and funny way. I'd definitely recommend this to any ...more
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Prenons une situation de votre quotidien sur : Amour, Dépassement de soi, Travail, rencontre des beaux-parents etc.

Prenons un philosophe et ses écrits, vous obtiendrez une réponse à vos problèmes de manière EASY

Mon avis ? Mitigée mais agréablement surprise car Marie Robert m’a permis de retrouver des lectures du passé et de m’en faire découvrir de nouvelles ! Un Bel exploit que d’apprendre facilement les concepts philosophiques grâce à notre quotidien !

Critique de Kant tu ne sais p
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Léa Vaussenat
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Superbe initiation a la philo, pour les grands et les plus jeunes!
Un ton léger et humouristique désacralise la discipline dans ces 12 récits modernes qui sortent la philo des bibliothèques pour la confronter à des situations de nos vies quotidiennes que ns avons tous connues et qui nous permettent de dédramatiser via le regard de philosophes !
Nouveauté validée
Leslie Jones
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this engaging book on the modern day applications of philosophy. Each chapter began with a problem and analyzed it via a famous philosopher. Each chapter ended with a condensed biography of each philosopher and a suggested reading list. This is a must read for people with an interest in philosophy!!!
Carolyn
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-good-one-yes
I read this little suggestion book of the great philosophers and have made a list from about 1/2 the suggestions. The books the author talked about should help me with some recent dilemmas of mine. I am going to save this book as a reference book for the other tough times in my life. Excellent little day read.
DemirFe
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent
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