Driving with Plato: The Meaning of Life's Milestones
|Author:||Robert Rowland Smith|
If life is meaningless as Sartre suggests, what is the point of being born? What does Freud have to say about losing one's virginity or Nietzsche about having a mid-life crisis? Drawing on philosophy, art, literature and psychology, this book explores the real meaning of the hoops we all have to jump through.
"'I am often asked to recommend a good introduction to philosophy - now I've discovered one... Smith's work is witty, inventive and intelligent' - THES 'I'll never drive the same way again. Or have a midlife crisis the same way again, for that matter. This book is elegant proof that philosophy doesn't have to be fusty and musty.' - A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically 'Take a seat and become thoroughly absorbed in this fascinating journey. Great stuff.' - Frank Furedi '...fascinating and deeply impressive book.' - Daily Mail"