How Philosophy Can Save Your Life

How Philosophy Can Save Your Life : 10 Ideas That Matter Most

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Discover how great philosophers can help you live a more purposeful and peaceful life. <br> This inspiring new book from the bestselling author of `Little Big Minds` reveals how the heartbeats of philosophy- clear thinking, quiet reflection, and good conversation- are essential ingredients in a well-lived life. Full of great discussion ideas and activities you can do with a group, `How Philosophy Can Save Your Life` is framed around ten `big ideas`-themes that, according to McCarty, are necessary to grasp if one wants to live a truly fulfilling life. They are: <br> 1. Simplicity (philosophers include Epicurus and Charlotte Joko Beck)<br> 2. Communication (philosophers include bell hooks and Karl Jaspers)<br> 3. Perspective (philosophers include Bertrand Russell and Mary Wollstonecraft)<br> 4. Flexibility (philosophers include Socrates, Plato and Alan Watts)<br> 5. Empathy (philosophers include the Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King, Jr.)<br> 6. Individuality (philosophers include Jean-Paul Sartre and Elizabeth Spelman)<br> 7. Belonging (philosophers include Albert Camus and Rita Manning)<br> 8. Serenity (philosophers include Epictetus and Lao Tzu)<br> 9. Possibility (philosophers include John Stuart Mill and Simone de Beauvoir)<br> 10. Joy (philosophers include Shunryu Suzuki and Jane Addams) <br> So join the greatest thinkers of all time to discover the ideas that will help you live a happier, healthier life!show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 1585427462
  • 9781585427468
  • 375,060

About Marietta McCarty

Marietta McCarty is an assistant professor of philosophy at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville, Virginia. The author of Little Big Minds: Sharing Philosophy with Kids, she has brought philosophy to children in rural, suburban and urban schools across the United more

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