Author(s): Robert Rowland Smith
Can Nietzsche improve your commute? What would Freud think about your retail therapy? And what would Plato say about the way that you read books? From getting ready in the morning, through heading to work, going to a party, having sex and falling back to sleep, "Breakfast with Socrates" provides an hour-by-hour commentary on what history's greatest philosophers have said about the meaning behind everything we do. A fascinating exploration of our daily lives, "Breakfast with Socrates" also draws on literature, art, politics and psychology to offer an informal introduction to the history of ideas that will help anyone to think more healthily. Breakfast will never be the same again...
Robert Rowland Smith was for seven years a Prize Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where his work on philosophy, literature and psychoanalysis was described by Jacques Derrida as 'superbe'. He now advises blue-chip companies and government departments, teaches at London's School of Life, speaks regularly on BBC radio and writes, among other things, a column on 'life lessons' in the Evening Standard. He contributes to the Philosophy Bites podcast series and speaks regularly on BBC radio.