Midlife

Midlife A Philosophical Guide kieran setiya

"Written with charming simplicity and wry humor, Midlife is a philosophically rich source of what might be called 'the higher life hacks'--reflective ways of dissolving the sense of emptiness and regret that tends to hit each of us with the onset of middle age. A work of disarming wisdom."--Jim Holt, author of Why Does the World Exist?

"As someone who has suffered from a midlife crisis since the age of seven, I found Kieran Setiya's Midlife: A Philosophical Guide both instructive and consoling. If it fails to slim the waistline or stave off death, it nevertheless proves, like a trusted spouse or pet, a very companionable guide on the way to the void. It may even make you, as it did me, see the virtue of being forty-two."--Joshua Ferris, author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

"Kieran Setiya's new book is an elegant application of philosophy to the midlife crisis. Whatever your preoccupations on the subject, you will find strategies here important to your peace of mind. Written with urgency and wit, the book has a great mix of philosophy, personal narrative, and practical wisdom. Highly recommended."--Jennifer Michael Hecht, author of Doubt: A History

"In this engaging and insightful book, Kieran Setiya uses the resources of philosophy to illuminate and help allay some familiar forms of anxiety and distress that afflict people just when they are in the prime of their lives."--Samuel Scheffler, author of Death and the Afterlife

"In this engaging and accessible book, Kieran Setiya explores questions about what we live for, what it makes sense to regret in the one life we each have, and how to think about the end of it all, and he does so in writing that is at once literary, intimate, and philosophically rigorous."--Richard Moran, Harvard University

"Kieran Setiya's Midlife is a sort of cognitive cleanser laying bare the issues we all face at midlife and beyond. Invoking philosophers from Mill to Schopenhauer, the book offers wise and lucid insights on our inevitable regrets, fear of death, and need for enjoyment as well as meaning. It's succinct, so savor it slowly."--John Allen Paulos, author of Innumeracy and A Numerate Life

"Midlife is Intelligent, insightful, creative, and enjoyable. I wish I could have had a copy of this book ten or twenty years ago!"--Troy Jollimore, author of Love's Vision

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Specificaties

ISBN
9780691173931
Uitgever
University Press Gro
Datum
31-10-2017
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
200 pp.
Bindwijze
Non-book Hardback
Genre
Kunst

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