New everyday philosophy title for Rider Books

Rider Books has acquired a non-fiction book telling readers how to use philosophy to improve their everyday life by journalist and blogger Jules Evans.

Rider Books commissioning editor Sue Lascelles bought world rights, excluding the US and Canada, to Philosophy for Life from Jonathan Conway at Mulcahy Conway Associates. Rider Books will publish in May 2012 as a paperback original.

In the book, Evans, who is also co-organiser of the London Philosophy Club and visiting research fellow at the Centre for the History of Emotions at Queen Mary University, London, imagines a dream school, with 15 of the world’s greatest and most influential philosophers among the staff.

Each of the philosophers teaches a technique that can help to improve everyday life, and Evans also includes within the title real-life stories from people who use such techniques today.