THE GREAT THINKERS is a collection of some of the most important ideas of Eastern and Western culture - drawn from the works of those philosophers, political theorists, sociologists, artists and novelists whom we believe have the most to offer to us today.

The School of Life has made the thinkers in this book clear, relevant and charming, mining the history of knowledge to bring you the ideas that have the greatest importance to our times.

Thinkers include:



Friedrich Nietzsche

Niccolo Machiavelli

John Ruskin


Lao Tzu

Max Weber

Margaret Mead

Sigmund Freud

Coco Chanel

Andy Warhol

Jane Austen



ISBN: 9780993538704
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 480
Publication Date: 8 Sep 2016
Publisher: The School of Life Press
Publication City, Country: United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 20.2(H) x 15(L) x 4.5(W)


Author Biography

The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence. It addresses issues such as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one's past, how to achieve calm, and how better to understand and - where necessary - change the world. These ideas are delivered through a range of channels: from videos, books, and products - to classes, events, and one-to-one therapy sessions.

The School of Life Press brings together the thinking and ideas of the School of Life creative team under the direction of series editor, Alain de Botton. Their books share a coherent, curated message that speaks with one voice: calm, reassuring, and sane.

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