The Big Questions: How Philosophy Can Change Your Life

The Big Questions How Philosophy Can Change Your Life From the author of the international bestseller Plato Not Prozac a vital guide to the art of living Professor Lou Marinoff s first book drew on the wisdom of the great philosophers to solve our ever

  • Title: The Big Questions: How Philosophy Can Change Your Life
  • Author: Lou Marinoff
  • ISBN: 9781582342535
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the author of the international bestseller Plato Not Prozac , a vital guide to the art of living.Professor Lou Marinoff s first book drew on the wisdom of the great philosophers to solve our everyday problems, launching a movement that restored philosophy to what it once was useful in all walks of life Now, in The Big Questions, he takes the concept to the next leveFrom the author of the international bestseller Plato Not Prozac , a vital guide to the art of living.Professor Lou Marinoff s first book drew on the wisdom of the great philosophers to solve our everyday problems, launching a movement that restored philosophy to what it once was useful in all walks of life Now, in The Big Questions, he takes the concept to the next level, applying centuries of philosophy and great literature to answer central questions of modern existence.Urging us not to accept victimhood as the by product of modern life, Professor Marinoff uses specific case studies from his counseling practice to show how wisdom from the great thinkers can help us define our own philosophy, and thereby reclaim our sense of well being He asks and answers questions that go to the heart of the human condition How do we know what is right How can we cope with change Why can t we all get along And, most centrally, how can we use the centuries of wisdom that have come before us to help us answer these questions and feel at ease in the world Accessible, entertaining, and profoundly useful, The Big Questions mixes wisdom from the great thinkers with specific case studies to illuminate how a shift in perspective can truly be life changing.

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    1. Frank

      There was a movement for a while where some philosophers were atempting to get licenced as "philosophical Counselors" much the same that a psychologist of physician gets licensed. Maybe the most famous poduct of this was the movie "I Heart Huckabee" which was good. Opponents said that this was mostly a scheme to just be a ble to charge $100 an hour to tell people about Aristotle. Proponents claimed that it seems foolish to ignore the substantial amount of thought philosophy has put into how to l [...]

    2. Alexandru

      Great book on practical philosophy. Together with the book of Jules Evans this one is a good guide for anyone who asks themselves how philosophy can help you in the everyday life. It is easy to read and the cases used in the book connects philosophy to real life problems that all of us have to deal on a daily basis. Certainly I do not agree on all the points of view of the author, but this is not the point, the book is designed to ignite discussions and dialogue and not to prove a point wrong or [...]

    3. GONZA

      Personalmente, nutro un'insana passione per tutto quello che non riesco a capire, non a caso ho da anni l'abbonamento a "Le scienze", e la filosofia rientra tra i grandi punti interrogativi della mia vita. Dal liceo in poi non ho mai smesso di leggere, cercare di capire, come mai il dialogo fine a se stesso riscuotesse questo grande successo e forse la risposta dell'angosciante quesito sta proprio nel sottotitolo di uno di questi due libri (quello del Prozac), che recita: Basta con le pillole, u [...]

    4. Gaby

      In all honestly, I have a hard time with non-fiction because I put it down, pick it back up, put it down, etc takes me a while because there's no plot to follow! This was still a great read. I already knew much of the philosophy so it was sor t of a repeat but it was interesting how they aplied it to many different cases. The first half was most interesting while they were going over all the different types of philosophy, how it can be applied and how each would be used differently to go about r [...]

    5. Mollie Connelly-MacNeill

      This book offers an amazing perspective on both mental health and philosophy. Though the end was not as enticing as the beginning, I really feel that this book came to me at the right time of my life. Anyone experiencing a quarter-life crisis or just feeling frustrated and ignorant will benefit from reading this book. Truly life changing.

    6. Judy

      I felt that this was a good introduction to many topics that you can approach with philosophy. I disagreed with some of the arguments the author poses and I feel that he puts an emphasis on Eastern Religion throughout the book. I would suggest reading this title if you want to spend time thinking about how philosophy can be used to approach different situations.

    7. Dagmar Cunningham

      Interesting view of things, drawing from various philosophical directions. Everyday life case scenarios illustrate the authors therapy approach. Good quotes from Emerson,Ghandi, Freud, Buddha and Kant. It might give you explanations about how people operate.

    8. Elias

      Intresting book. Applying philosophy to everyday life helps understand the world better and in more depth and find a meaning to the things that happens to us and around us. Remember -- “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional”

    9. Asimina

      It was one of the best books i have ever read!Although i didn't like his arguments in specific subjects , i reccomend this book to everyone who is fond of philosophy but he doesn't like the difficult reading.4 stars for the dislikeable arguments.

    10. Lilly Roth

      Un libro interesante para ir leyendo lentamente, entre otros libros, para ir absorbiendo de a poquito-

    11. Mariano Nieva

      Esta bueno el libro. Es una especie de terapia abordando distintos conceptos filosóficos. Muy interesante.

    12. Ann Michael

      Kind of a beginner's guide to guilt, virtue, and philosophy.Thought-provoking, but it certainly doesn't tackle the Big Issues quite the way a genuine wrestling with the philosophers does.

    13. Schwartzmara

      Brilliant so far. Takes philosophy beyond theory and shows how to apply the concepts to improve your life, relationships, and overall mental health.

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