Book On Western Philosophy Leads to Happiness

David Beardsley Author Talk and Book Signing
Monday, December 10, 2012, 7:00 pm

In The Ideal in the West, David A. Beardsley develops a clear and easy-to-read account of the “Ideal” tradition in Western philosophy. But it is no dry exercise in academic history; instead, the book puts its principles into practice by showing how the teaching of Plato and others in the tradition can actually be used by modern-day people to help them lead happier and more fulfilling lives. Despite the continuing professionalization of philosophy practiced in universities, the author reveals that this ancient knowledge was seen as a rigorous tool of self-discovery for everyone.