Philosophy for Life

In Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations, Jules Evans explains how ancient philosophy saved his life, and how we might all use it to become happier, wiser, and more resilient. Jules explores how ancient philosophy can inspire modern communities – Socratic cafes, Stoic armies, Platonic sects, Sceptic summer camps – and even whole nations in their quest for the good life. Evans successfully delivers in his attempt to bring a therapeutic model of philosophy to general readers.

Jules Evans is interested in therapeutic practices from ancient philosophies and wisdom traditions, how individuals and organizations use them today, and how they inform public policy ideas about well-being, ethical resilience, flourishing and transcendence.

In his first book, Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations, he explored how people are rediscovering ancient Greek and Roman philosophies and how Greek philosophy (partiularly Stoicism) inspired Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations is so far being published in 19 countries. It has been #1 in’s philosophy chart, a Guardian Books bestseller, and a Times book of the year.