How Philosophy Can Save your Life

How Philosophy Can Save your Life

10 Ideas That Matter Most

Book - 2009
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Penguin Putnam
Discover how great philosophers can help you live a more purposeful and peaceful life.

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:

1. Simplicity (philosophers include Epicurus and Charlotte Joko Beck)
2. Communication (philosophers include bell hooks and Karl Jaspers)
3. Perspective (philosophers include Bertrand Russell and Mary Wollstonecraft)
4. Flexibility (philosophers include Socrates, Plato and Alan Watts)
5. Empathy (philosophers include the Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King, Jr.)
6. Individuality (philosophers include Jean-Paul Sartre and Elizabeth Spelman)
7. Belonging (philosophers include Albert Camus and Rita Manning)
8. Serenity (philosophers include Epictetus and Lao Tzu)
9. Possibility (philosophers include John Stuart Mill and Simone de Beauvoir)
10. Joy (philosophers include Shunryu Suzuki and Jane Addams)

So join the greatest thinkers of all time to discover the ideas that will help you live a happier, healthier life!

Baker & Taylor
The best-selling author of Little Big Minds presents 10 ideas that she believes may enable better life fulfillment, citing the philosophical perspectives of such minds as Epicurus, Jean-Paul Sartre and Lao Tzu. Original.

& Taylor

Presents ten ideas the author believes may enable better life fulfillment, citing the philosophical perspectives of such minds as Epicurus, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Lao Tzu.

Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, c2009
ISBN: 9781585427468
Characteristics: xix, 330 p. ; 21 cm


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ontherideau Mar 20, 2016

Would be a good handbook for a philosophy group.

Jan 11, 2013

Loved this book - one I want to buy! I loved the way she put it together. Would be great for a book club to expand on. Very interesting discussion questions and homework ideas.


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