101 Experiments in the Philosophy of Everyday Life

Roger-Pol Droit
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Roger-Pol Driot's highly original book is a reassessment of our day-to-day engagement with life

In 101 short examples, Roger-Pol Droit invites us to reconsider our most ordinary actions as unexpected philosophical events. Peeling an apple, trying to lie in a hammock, watching someone sleep, hearing your voice on an answering an answering machine, playing with a small child - activities that, when considered outside of their routine, invite us to experience the familiar in startling new ways. Droit encourages us to go further: pretend to be an animal of your choice, create a wall with your hands, try to walk around your room in total darkness, spend time in the subway system - and observe your oddity.

Author bio:

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

Category: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780571212064
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: July 2005
Page Extent: 224
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Popular philosophy