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How Should We Live?

Great Ideas from the Past for Everyday Life

By Roman Krznaric
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How Should We Live?: Great Ideas from the Past for Everyday Life by Roman Krznaric

How Should We Live? (2013) gives a wide-lense view of why we Westerners tend to think the way we do. From love to work to death, it explains how our modern-day views evolved, and offers some age-old advice on how we might improve them.

  • People looking for a historical take on lifestyle advice
  • Anyone interested in the roots of our cultural preconceptions
  • General-knowledge buffs after a little extra history

Roman Krznaric, is a social philosopher and author. He is the cofounder, along with Alain de Botton, of The School of Life, in London. He has taught sociology and politics at both Cambridge University and City University London.

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