Ideas to save your life

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Ideas to Save Your Life follows Michael McGirr’s much-admired Books that Saved My Life. This time, instead of sharing his love of literature, McGirr shares his love of philosophy, focusing on the works of twenty-plus eminent thinkers across history.

The book ranges widely across subjects  from solitude to community, language to order, experience to ecstasy, the idea of good to that of a good idea. It is animated by two related questions. From where do we draw a sense of life’s purpose? And how can philosophy make life better?

Michael McGirr joins Bruno Lettieri in conversation to discuss Ideas to Save Your life: philosophy for wisdom, solace and pleasure.

This is a free event presented online via Zoom. Bookings are essential.




  • Wednesday, 30 March 2022 | 06:30 PM - 07:45 PM