Philosophy as a Way of Life : Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault, Paperback

Philosophy as a Way of Life : Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault Paperback

Edited by Arnold Davidson

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This book presents a history of spiritual exercises from Socrates to early Christianity, an account of their decline in modern philosophy, and a discussion of the different conceptions of philosophy that have accompanied the trajectory and fate of the theory and practice of spiritual exercises.

Hadota s book demonstrates the extent to which philosophy has been, and still is, above all else a way of seeing and of being in the world.

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Hadot presents philosophy as "spiritual exercises" through essays on Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, and others. He concludes with the title essay that recommends practicing philosophy through 'a way of life'.