Great Minds on Small Things : The Philosophers' Guide to Everyday Life
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Three centuries ago, Voltaire published hisÂ Dictionnaire philosophique, taking in such idiosyncratic topics asÂ adultery, mountains, nakedness, and others besides. In 1957, another French philosopher of more recent vintage, Roland Barthes,Â mused in hisÂ MythologiesÂ onÂ the masculine pursuits of wrestling, striptease and theÂ CitroÃ«n DS. Since the dawn of philosophy, the world's great thinkers have been unable to resist the lure of applying their formidable brains not only to the meaning of life, but also to the meaning of coffee, trapped wind or efficient boiler installation.
Now, from Wollstonecraft to Wittgenstein, Laozi to Locke, Aristotle to Arendt,Â Great Minds on Small ThingsÂ brings together their varied observations, alongside delightful black and white illustrations, in a highly entertaining and eye-opening miscellany that is guaranteed to make life's mundanities suddenly seemÂ a lotÂ more highbrow.