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Living an Examined Life

Living an Examined Life

Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey

  • Author: James Hollis
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • ISBN: 1683640489
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 144
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How do you define “growing up”? Does it mean you achieve certain cultural benchmarks—a steady income, paying taxes, marriage, and children? Or does it mean leaving behind the expectations of others and growing into the person you were meant to be? If you find yourself in a career, place, relationship, or crisis you never foresaw and that seems at odds with your beliefs about who you are, it means your soul is calling on you to reexamine your path. With Living an Examined Life, James Hollis offers an essential guidebook for anyone at a crossroads in life Here this acclaimed author guides you through 21 areas for self-inquiry and growth—such as how to exorcise the ghosts of your past, when to choose meaning over happiness, how to construct a mature spirituality, and how to seize permission to be who you really are With his trademark eloquence and insight, Dr. Hollis offers a potent resource you’ll return to time and again to energize and inspire you on your journey to create a life of personal authority, integrity, and fulfillment.

Examined Life

Examined Life

Philosophical Meditations

  • Author: Robert Nozick
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0671725017
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 308
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PHILOSOPHY/EASTERN RELIGIONS

How Shall I Live?: A Field Guide to an Examined Life

How Shall I Live?: A Field Guide to an Examined Life

  • Author: Peter Sheldrake
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 0578101343
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 224
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Taking as its starting point the much quoted comment by Socrates that ‘an unexamined life is not worth living”, this book is a ‘field guide to living an examined life’, a book to help you, the reader, to think about the life you are living, and to consider what you might want to do differently in the future. Like a good field guide, it does not provide answers, but provides the you with tools to identify and examine what is important. It does not tell you how you should live your life, or what decisions you should make, but rather it is a ‘questioner’s guide’, asking you to think more carefully about such subjects as loyalty, artistic creativity, wisdom and knowledge, managing your time, and determining how to live with others. At the end of each chapter, there are some questions that may help you decide what you could do differently as a result of living an 'examined life'..

Being and Authenticity

Being and Authenticity

  • Author: Xunwu Chen
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042008281
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 182
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This books presents a creative approach to the problem of individual authenticity. What is authenticity? What are its necessary conditions? How is an authentic self possible in society? What are the relationships of authenticity, morality, and happiness? The book examines a wide range of questions in Eastern and Western thought, to which it gives novel answers.

A Companion to Socrates

A Companion to Socrates

  • Author: Sara Ahbel-Rappe,Rachana Kamtekar
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405192607
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 533
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This volume presents a survey exploring the profound influence of Socrates on the history of Western philosophy. It also discusses the life of Socrates and key philosophical doctrines associated with him.

The Social Relevance of Philosophy

The Social Relevance of Philosophy

The Debate Over the Applicability of Philosophy to Citizenship

  • Author: Colleen K. Flewelling
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 9780739109748
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 127
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Can philosophy be socially relevant? Dating back to Socrates' Apology, and beyond Marx's argument that pure philosophical theory without practical application was unattainable, philosophers have had many diverse views about their work, including that it is indispensable, that it is socially irrelevant, and even that it is harmful. Tracing the controversy through history, this book examines eleven philosophers' arguments concerning the question of the social relevance of philosophy, placing each thinker in the appropriate cultural and historical context. Colleen Flewelling focuses particularly on the Frankfurt School, as their program was aimed at producing a socially relevant theory. She suggests that philosophical theory and practice are, in fact, interconnected and that, if properly understood, some forms of philosophy can be socially relevant. The Social Relevance of Philosophy provides a concise, yet thorough, history of the debate on philosophy's role in society. It is essential reading for students and professional philosophers alike.

The Examined Life

The Examined Life

How We Lose and Find Ourselves

  • Author: Stephen Grosz
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448162416
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 240
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTELLER This book is about learning to live. Echoing Socrates’ statement that the unexamined life not worth living, psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz draws on his twenty-five years of work and more than 50,000 hours of conversations to form a collection of beautifully rendered tales that illuminate the human experience. These are stories about everyday lives: from a woman who finds herself daydreaming as she returns home from a business trip to a young man loses his wallet, to the more extreme examples: the patient who points an unloaded gun at a police officer and the compulsive liar who convinces his wife he's dying of cancer. The resulting journey will spark new ideas about who we are and why we do what we do. ‘This moving book will make the reader think of Freud’s keenly observed and literary-minded case studies...piercing chapters that read like a combination of Chekhov and Oliver Sacks’ New York Times ‘Grosz is a superb storyteller and tells lots of his patients' stories with sensitivity, but also with great acuity. You might keep thinking you recognise things about people you know’ Evening Standard.

The Examined Life

The Examined Life

  • Author: John Kekes
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 9780271044743
  • Category: Philosophy
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The Examined Life

The Examined Life

An Introduction to Philosophy

  • Author: Troy Wilson Organ
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 404
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Living Between Worlds

Living Between Worlds

Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times

  • Author: James Hollis
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • ISBN: 1683645626
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 184
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What guides us when our world is changing? Discover the path to deeper meaning and purpose through depth psychology and classical thought. How did we get to this crossroads in history? And will we make it through—individually and as a species? “We all assumed that learning, rationality, and good intentions would prove enough to bring us to the promised land,” says Dr. James Hollis. “But they haven’t and won’t. Yet what we also do not recognize sufficiently is that this human animal is equipped for survival. In time, as we have seen of life’s other insolubles, we grow large enough to contain what threatened to destroy us.” Dr. Hollis’s readers know him as a penetrating thinker who brings profound insight and sophistication to the inner journey. In Living Between Worlds, he broadens his lens to encompass the relationship between our inner struggles and the rapidly shifting realities of modern human existence. You will learn to invoke the tools of depth psychology, classical literature, philosophy, dream work, and myth to gain access to the resources that supported our ancestors through their darkest hours. Through these paths of inner exploration, you will access your “locus of knowing”—an inner wellspring of deep resilience beyond the ego, always available to guide you back to the imperatives of your soul. Though many of the challenges of our times are unique, the path through for us, personally and collectively, will always rely on our measureless capacity for creativity, wisdom, and connection to a reality larger than ourselves. Here you will find no easy answers or pat reassurances. Yet within the pages of Living Between Worlds, you will encounter causes for hope. “We can find what supports us when nothing supports us,” Hollis teaches. “By bearing the unbearable, we go through the desert to arrive at a nurturing oasis we did not know was there.”