Jules Evans explains how ancient philosophy saved his life, and how we can all use it to become happier, wiser and more resilient.
Author: Jules Evans
Publisher: Random House
Jules Evans explains how ancient philosophy saved his life, and how we can all use it to become happier, wiser and more resilient. Jules imagines a dream school, which includes 12 of the greatest and most colourful thinkers the world has ever known. Each of these ancient philosophers teaches a technique we can use to transform our selves and live better lives.
Both these schools are wonderful additions to London's cultural and philosophical life. Though of course, they're both a long way from a school in the ancient conception. For one thing, neither school gathers 'a regular contingent of ...
Author: Jules Evans
Publisher: Random House
In his engaging book, Jules Evans explains how ancient philosophy saved his life, and how we can all use it to become happier, wiser and more resilient. Jules imagines a dream school, which includes 12 of the greatest and most colourful thinkers the world has ever known. Each of these ancient philosophers teaches a technique we can use to transform ourselves and live better lives. These practical techniques are illustrated by the extraordinary stories of real people who are using them today - from marines to magicians, from astronauts to anarchists and from CBT psychologists to soldiers. Jules also explores how ancient philosophy is inspiring modern communities - Socratic cafes, Stoic armies, Platonic sects, Sceptic summer camps - and even whole nations in their quest for the good life.
Layman Concept of Philosophy , Life , 131-140 Philosopher as lover of wisdom , Russell , Bertrant ,. Kierkgaard of Denmark , 127128 Thales , 128 Wittgenstein , 129 Intellect reminiscent of Plato , Voltaire and Francis Bacon , 42-43 Isa ...
I wasn't there for any philosophical life-lesson. I was there to have fun! Life continued, as it does, and before long I was raising three kids (Kyle, Taylor, and Jessica). When they were old enough for sports, I volunteered to coach ...
Yet there's growing interest in philosophy as a guide to life. That's certainly true outside academia. Consider Stoicism. There's a vibrant Stoic movement replete with organizations, conferences, workshops, and best-selling books.
Author: James M. Ambury
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
In the ancient world, philosophy was understood to be a practical guide for living, or even itself a way of life. This volume of essays brings historical views about philosophy as a way of life, coupled with their modern equivalents, more prevalently into the domain of the contemporary scholarly world. Illustrates how the articulation of philosophy as a way of life and its pedagogical implementation advances the love of wisdom Questions how we might convey the love of wisdom as not only a body of dogmatic principles and axiomatic truths but also a lived exercise that can be practiced Offers a collection of essays on an emerging field of philosophical research Essential reading for academics, researchers and scholars of philosophy, moral philosophy, and pedagogy; also business and professional people who have an interest in expanding their horizons
8 Friendship in Indian Philosophy Indira Mahalingam Introduction It is a commonly held opinion that Indian philosophy , be it orthodox 2 or non - orthodox , is a philosophy of life . In other words , the purpose of philosophical enquiry ...
Author: Oliver Leaman
Publisher: Psychology Press
There has been renewed interest in the concept of friendship in contemporary philosophy. Many of the existing treatments of the topic have been limited to Western notions of friendship, yet there is a far wider perspective available to us through an examination of a more extended cultural examination of the topic. Cultures other than those in Christian Europe have had important and interesting observations to make on the nature of friendship, and in this collection there is treatment not only of Greek and Christian ideas of friendship, but also of Islamic, Jewish, Chinese, Japanese and Indian perspectives. A rich and extended view of the concept of friendship results from these various examinations.
According to Raju, if a philosophy is not a philosophy of life, it is no philosophy at all. Yes, Raju made some valid points here in emphasizing the close relationship of philosophy to life. Philosophy cannot abandon the task of ...
"I've been a philosopher for all my adult life and the three most profound books of philosophy that I have ever read are Ecclesiastes, Job, and Song of Songs." These are the opening lines of Kreeft's Three Philosophies of Life.
Author: Peter Kreeft
Publisher: Ignatius Press
"I've been a philosopher for all my adult life and the three most profound books of philosophy that I have ever read are Ecclesiastes, Job, and Song of Songs." These are the opening lines of Kreeft's Three Philosophies of Life. He reflects that there are ultimately only three philosophies of life and each one is represented by one of these books of the Bible-life is vanity; life is suffering; life is love. In these three books Kreeft shows how we have Dante's great epic The Divine Comedy played out, from Hell to Purgatory to Heaven. But it is an epic played out in our hearts and lives, here and now. Just as there is movement in Dante's epic, so there is movement in these books, from Ecclesiates to Job, from Job to Song of Songs. Love is the final answer to Ecclesiastes' quest, the alternative to vanity, and the true meaning of life. Finally, Kreeft sees in these books the epitome of theological virtues of faith, hope and love and "an essential summary of the spiritual history of the world."
The first recorded use of the term Lebensphilosophie is in a 1772 collection of essays by G.B. von Schirach , Über die moralische Schönheit und Philosophie des Lebens ( On moral beauty and the philosophy of life ) .
Author: Edward Craig
Volume five of a ten volume set which provides full and detailed coverage of all aspects of philosophy, including information on how philosophy is practiced in different countries, who the most influential philosophers were, and what the basic concepts are.
Drawing on ancient and modern philosophy, as well as fiction, comedy, social science and personal essay, Life is Hard is a book for this moment - a work of solace and compassion.
Author: Kieran Setiya
Publisher: Random House
"Life Is Hard is a humane consolation for challenging times. Reading it is like speaking with a thoughtful friend who never tells you to cheer up, but, by offering gentle companionship and a change of perspective, makes you feel better anyway" The New York Times Book Review 'An eloquent, moving, witty and above all useful demonstration of philosophy's power to help us weather the storms of being human' Oliver Burkeman, author of FOUR THOUSAND WEEKS ______________________________________ Pain, Loneliness, Grief, Injustice ... Hope? Life is hard - as the past few years have made painfully clear. From personal trauma to the injustice and absurdity of the world, sometimes simply going on can feel too much. But could there be solace - and even hope - in acknowledging the hardships of the human condition? Might doing so free us from the tyranny of striving for our "best lives" and help us find warmth, humanity, and humour in the lives we actually have? Could it inspire in us the desire for a better world? In this profound and personal book, Kieran Setiya shows how philosophy can help us find our way. He shares his own experience with chronic pain and the consolation that comes from making sense of it. He asks what we can learn from loneliness and loss about the value of human life. And he explores how we can fail with grace, confront injustice, and search for meaning in the face of despair. Drawing on ancient and modern philosophy, as well as fiction, comedy, social science and personal essay, Life is Hard is a book for this moment - a work of solace and compassion. It draws us towards justice, for ourselves and others, by acknowledging what it means to be alive.