In his latest book, The Socrates Express, travel writer Eric Weiner sets out on a journey to learn from some of history’s most renowned philosophers. From the streets of Athens to the hills of India, Weiner interviews leading thinkers about life lessons and how we can all apply them in our own lives. With insights from people like Plato, Aristotle, and the Buddha himself, this book is an interesting and thought-provoking read for anyone interested in philosophy or self-improvement.
For who is this book for ?
The Socrates Express is for anyone philosophically inclined. If you’re curious about what different historical philosophers had to say about life, this book will offer some insights. It also makes for a great read if you’re looking to improve yourself – the wisdom of these ancient thinkers can be applied in your own life today.
- Insightful interviews with some of history’s most renowned philosophers
- Thought-provoking and interesting read for anyone interested in philosophy or self-improvement
- Provides life lessons that can be applied to everyday life
- Some of the philosophy can be dense and difficult to follow
- Weiner’s own personal anecdotes can sometimes distract from the main points being made
- The book feels a little scattered in terms of structure
Learn more about the author
Eric Weiner is a travel writer and radio host. He has written for the New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate, and other publications. His books include Man Seeks God: A Pilgrimage to Spiritual India, The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and If Only They Didn’t Speak English: Notes on Life in Spain.
“Eric Weiner has a talent for taking complex philosophical concepts and making them entertaining and easily understandable. In The Socrates Express, he does just that, offering insights gleaned from interviews with some of history’s most renowned philosophers. This is a must-read for anyone interested in philosophy or self-improvement.”
“If you’re in the mood for an introspective journey peppered with humor, then The Socrates Express is the perfect book for you. Weiner takes us on a tour of some of history’s most renowned philosophers, and through their teachings we begin to glimpse what it means to live a good life. This isn’t your average dry philosophy textbook – Weiner makes these ancient thinkers come alive by sharing anecdotes from his own travels and encounters with them. I absolutely loved this book and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for some guidance on how to live a meaningful life.”
“The Socrates Express is a delightful read, full of humor and wisdom. Weiner’s journey takes him to some fascinating places and provides us with insights into the great minds of history. I highly recommend it.”
“This book is a great introduction to philosophy for people who are interested in it, but don’t know where to start. Weiner does an excellent job of breaking down big ideas into easy-to-understand lessons, and he makes the history and context of each philosopher come alive. I highly recommend The Socrates Express for anyone looking to learn more about some of the most influential thinkers in human history.”