Ancient Philosophy Gift Pack

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This Christmas, we bring you the ultimate introduction to the early philosophies of ancient Athens – philosophies which are just as relevant today as they were over two thousand years ago.

Perfect for anyone who has ever wanted to know more about Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics, this gift pack includes:

– Dr Mark Vernon’s online course, An Introduction to Ancient Philosophy, with over three hours worth of video lessons plus notes (RRP £60)

The Idler Guide to Ancient Philosophy by Dr Mark Vernon, a handy primer on the key elements of ancient philosophy  (RRP £8.95)

– An Idler Academy exercise book (RRP £3.95)

– Idler bookmark and badge

The online course and the book are based on Dr Vernon’s popular real-life course which has been running at the Idler Academy for over five years. Dr Vernon covers the pre-Socratic philosophers and goes on to relate the essential teachings of Socrates himself, Plato, Aristotle, the Epicureans, the Stoics, the Cynics and the Sceptics.

At a mere £49.95 – saving over £23 – the Idler Academy’s Ancient Philosophy Gift Pack makes a wonderful and stimulating gift for Christmas.


Weight .4 kg
What you get

Recipients will be sent a gift card designed by Alice Smith, our art director, a gift-wrapped book, an Idler Academy exercise book, a bookmark and badge


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