Astonish Yourself: 101 Experiments in the Philosophy of Everyday Life (Paperback)

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Description


Say your name aloud to yourself in a quiet room. Imagine peeling an apple in your mind. Take the subway without trying to get anywhere. The simple meditations in this book have the potential to shake us awake from our preconceived certainties: our own identity, the stability of the outside world, the meanings of words. At once entertaining and startling, irreverent and wise, this book will provoke moments of awareness for readers in any situation and in all walks of life. Enter the space of your favorite painting. Watch someone sleeping. The world won't look the same again.

About the Author


Roger-Pol Droit was born in Paris in 1949 and is a philosopher, a researcher at the Centre de la Recherche Scientifique, and a columnist for the French daily newspaper Le Monde. He is the author of La Compagnie des Philosophes and Astonish Yourself.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780142003138
ISBN-10: 0142003131
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: July 29th, 2003
Pages: 224
Language: English