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Best Practical Philosophy Books

Here are the best practical philosophy books I have come across that can help us all live a better, fuller life.

Meditations (Penguin Classics)

"Here, for our age, is [Marcus's] great work presented in its entirety, strongly introduced and freshly, elegantly translated." --Robert Fagles "From the Trade Paperback edition.

Montaigne: Essays: Michel de Montaigne, John M. Cohen: 9780140178975: Amazon.com: Books

Michel Eyquem, Seigneur de Montaigne, was born in 1533, the son and heir of Pierre, Seigneur de Montaigne (two previous children dying soon after birth). He was brought up to speak Latin as his mother tongue and always retained a Latin turn of mind; though he knew Greek, he preferred to use translations.

Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography, Poor Richard, and Later Writings (Library of America)

Benjamin Franklin, statesman, philosopher, and man of letters, was born in Boston in 1706 of Protestant parents. He entered Boston Grammar School when he was eight and later attended George Brown Ell's school. When he was twelve his father apprenticed him to his half-brother James as a printer.

The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus: A Roman Slave (1855): Publius Syrus, Darius Lyman Jr: 9781437166248: Amazon.com: ...

The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus: A Roman Slave (1855) [Publius Syrus, Darius Lyman Jr] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks

Man's Search for Meaning: Viktor Frankl, William J. Winslade, Harold S. Kushner: 9780807014295: Amazon.com: Books

One of the great books of our time. -Harold S. Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People"One of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought in the last fifty years."-Carl R. Rogers (1959)"An enduring work of survival literature." -New York Times"An accessible edition of the enduring classic.

The Essential Epicurus (Great Books in Philosophy)

Text: English (translation) Original Language: Greek

The Education of Henry Adams

Many great artists have had at least intermittent doubts about their own abilities. But The Education of Henry Adams is surely one of the few masterpieces to issue directly from a raging inferiority complex. The author, to be sure, had bigger shoes to fill than most of us.

Fragments (Penguin Classics) (English and Greek Edition): Heraclitus, Brooks Haxton, James Hillman: 9780142437650: Am...

"Heraclitus's fragments come to us like sparks off an anvil. . . . a luminous translation." (Nicholas Christopher)"Breathtaking." (Richard Howard)"A pellucid and informed translation." (Rita Dove, The Washington Post)