Luc Ferry is a philosopher and the author of the national bestseller A Brief History of Thought. From 2002 to 2004 he served as France's minister of national education. He has been awarded the Prix Medicis, Prix Jean-Jacques-Rousseau, and Prix Aujourd'hui, in addition to being an officer of the French Legion of Honor and a knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. He lives in Paris.
"No dry academic, Ferry restores to philosophy a compelling
urgency."--Booklist (starred review)
"For everyone from the man in the street to the man in the Acropolis--A fine introduction to philosophy and its fundamental relevance to living a meaningful life."--THOMAS CATHCART and DANIEL KLEIN, New York Times bestselling authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar
"Lucid and accessible ... Ferry defends human dignity against post-modern doubt ... a serious thinker"--ROBERT ROYAL, First Things
"This is a vital book. Luc Ferry rehabilitates the ancient question, 'What is the best way of life?' as though our lives depended on it. ... The reader will find her own experience clarified, and her horizon enlarged."--MATTHEW B. CRAWFORD, New York Times bestselling author of Shop Class as Soulcraft