Philosophy as a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault
DescriptionThis 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.
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
17 June 1995
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