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Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Philosophers,
Book Description:â€śAmazing stories! Incredible quotes! Sordid details! This book shows that a genius in the realm of thought can be a dummy in the land of love.â€ť â€” Tom Morris, author of If Aristotle Ran General MotorsWhat do RenĂ© Descartes,Â John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Jean-Paul Sartre have in common? Thatâ€™s right: they were all hopeless failures when it came to romance. Author Andrew Shaffer explores the paradox at the core of Western philosophical thoughtâ€”that historyâ€™s greatest thinkers were also the most pathetic lovers to ever walk the earth. With razor-sharp wit and probing insight, Shaffer shows how itâ€™s the philosophersâ€™ missteps, as much as their musings, that are able to truly boggle the intellect.
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