Win a copy of new pocket-book edition of Philosophy for Life
UPDATE: All the copies have been won so the competition is over! Sorry.
Today's the launch day of the new pocket-book edition of Philosophy for Life! It's smaller, slimmer and yellower than the first edition, so easily fits in your pocket like an ancient handbook! It's also cheaper. But for a few lucky readers, it will be entirely free.I have five free copies to give away, to the first five people to email me the answers to the questions below at jules dot evans at mac dot com:
1) Pythagoras was rumoured to be an incarnation of which God?
2) Heraclitus' nick-name was 'the weeping philosopher', but who was nick-named 'the laughing philosopher'?
3) Why was Aristotle's school called the Lyceum?
4) Who painted this scene of Socrates' death?
5) Which Stoic philosopher was nick-named 'the Ass'?
If you haven't read it yet, Philosophy for Life is about how ancient philosophy inspired modern cognitive therapy, and how people use the wisdom of the ancient Greeks and Romans to live better, wiser lives today. It was called 'something of a revelation' by the Observer, 'witty and accessible' by The Psychologist, and according to the Financial Times it 'proves philosophy is not just for stuffy classrooms'. Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks said it was 'splendidly readable on philosophy as a way of life'. You can find Philosophy for Life in all good bookstores and online at Amazon here.
Thanks to all my blog's readers for their support over the last year. If you've already bought the book, you can still help by asking for it when you're in a bookstore - it helps generate orders!