Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Book of Dead PhilosophersThe Book of Dead Philosophers 

by Simon Critchley

"One who no longer is canot suffer."  - Lucretius

"To philosophize is to learn how to die."  - Cicero

A book for reflection and inspiration, this collection is worth dipping into from time to time or just reading in a random fashion. It contains bried lives (and deaths) of nearly two hundred of the world's most noted philosophers.  The book suggested to me different ways of thought and perhaps will direct you to original works for further consideration of the philosophers included. It complements the exploration of dead authors in general; a journey which some readers enjoy.

The Book of Dead Philosophers by Simon Critchley. Vintage Books, New York. 2008.

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