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Surfing with Sartre

Surfing with Sartre

An Aquatic Inquiry into a Life of Meaning

  • Author: Aaron James
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0385540744
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 352
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From the bestselling author of Assholes: A Theory, a book that—in the tradition of Shopclass as Soulcraft, Barbarian Days and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance—uses the experience and the ethos of surfing to explore key concepts in philosophy. The existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre once declared "the ideal limit of aquatic sports . . . is waterskiing." The avid surfer and lavishly credentialed academic philosopher Aaron James vigorously disagrees, and in Surfing with Sartre he intends to expound the thinking surfer's view of the matter, in the process elucidating such philosophical categories as freedom, being, phenomenology, morality, epistemology, and even the emerging values of what he terms "leisure capitalism." In developing his unique surfer-philosophical worldview, he draws from his own experience of surfing and from surf culture and lingo, and includes many relevant details from the lives of the philosophers, from Aristotle to Wittgenstein, with whose thought he engages. In the process, he'll speak to readers in search of personal and social meaning in our current anxious moment, by way of doing real, authentic philosophy.

Surfing, Street Skateboarding, Performance, and Space

Surfing, Street Skateboarding, Performance, and Space

On Board Motility

  • Author: Hunter Hawkins Fine
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1498549039
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 326
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This book examines the cultural, political, and social implications of surfing and street skateboarding by drawing on critical cultural studies, political philosophy, postcolonial studies, urban sociology, and poststructuralist theory to analyze and render everyday performances as critical theoretical gestures.

The Neural Surfer's Diary: Excerpt One

The Neural Surfer's Diary: Excerpt One

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: MSAC Philosophy Group
  • ISBN: N.A
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Surfing the Gnarl

Surfing the Gnarl

  • Author: Rudy von Bitter Rucker
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • ISBN: 1604863099
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 120
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Combining both the fiction and nonfiction of one of the most unique contemporary science fiction writers, a collection offers a rare look into his mind as an author and mathematician. By the Philip K. Dick award-winning author of Mathematicians in Love. Original.

It's Great to Suck at Something

It's Great to Suck at Something

The Unexpected Joy of Wiping Out and What It Can Teach Us About Patience, Resilience, and the Stuff that Really Matters

  • Author: Karen Rinaldi
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501195786
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 256
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Discover how the freedom of sucking at something can help you build resilience, embrace imperfection, and find joy in the pursuit rather than the goal. What if the secret to resilience and joy is the one thing we’ve been taught to avoid? When was the last time you tried something new? Something that won’t make you more productive, make you more money, or check anything off your to-do list? Something you’re really, really bad at, but that brought you joy? Odds are, not recently. As a sh*tty surfer and all-around-imperfect human Karen Rinaldi explains in this eye-opening book, we live in a time of aspirational psychoses. We humblebrag about how hard we work and we prioritize productivity over play. Even kids don’t play for the sake of playing anymore: they’re building blocks to build the ideal college application. But we’re all being had. We’re told to be the best or nothing at all. We’re trapped in an epic and farcical quest for perfection. We judge others on stuff we can’t even begin to master, and it’s all making us more anxious and depressed than ever. Worse, we’re not improving on what really matters. This book provides the antidote. (It’s Great to) Suck at Something reveals that the key to a richer, more fulfilling life is finding something to suck at. Drawing on her personal experience sucking at surfing (a sport she’s dedicated nearly two decades of her life to doing without ever coming close to getting good at it) along with philosophy, literature, and the latest science, Rinaldi explores sucking as a lost art we must reclaim for our health and our sanity and helps us find the way to our own riotous suck-ability. She draws from sources as diverse as Anthony Bourdain and surfing luminary Jaimal Yogis, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Jean-Paul Sartre, among many others, and explains the marvelous things that happen to our mammalian brains when we try something new, all to discover what she’s learned firsthand: it is great to suck at something. Sucking at something rewires our brain in positive ways, helps us cultivate grit, and inspires us to find joy in the process, without obsessing about the destination. Ultimately, it gives you freedom: the freedom to suck without caring is revelatory. Coupling honest, hilarious storytelling with unexpected insights, (It’s Great to) Suck at Something is an invitation to embrace our shortcomings as the very best of who we are and to open ourselves up to adventure, where we may not find what we thought we were looking for, but something way more important.

Plato's Cave: An Introduction to Neural Surfer Films

Plato's Cave: An Introduction to Neural Surfer Films

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: MSAC Philosophy Group
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Radical Philosophy

Radical Philosophy

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Philosophy
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Geometric Algebra for Computer Graphics

Geometric Algebra for Computer Graphics

  • Author: John Vince
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1846289963
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 256
  • View: 639
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Geometric algebra (a Clifford Algebra) has been applied to different branches of physics for a long time but is now being adopted by the computer graphics community and is providing exciting new ways of solving 3D geometric problems. The author tackles this complex subject with inimitable style, and provides an accessible and very readable introduction. The book is filled with lots of clear examples and is very well illustrated. Introductory chapters look at algebraic axioms, vector algebra and geometric conventions and the book closes with a chapter on how the algebra is applied to computer graphics.

Noble Chaos

Noble Chaos

  • Author: Brent Green
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 145021195X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 276
  • View: 2300
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Ryan Sterling is a nineteen-year-old college junior traversing a moral switchback in 1969 and 1970. He protests the Vietnam War while weighing patriotic implications. He loses passion for education while remaining on the Dean's List. He defies authority while conforming to group pressure. He experiments with drugs while resisting dependency. He devours philosophy and psychology to find meaning in his raging confusion. But conflict is the price of his search for understanding. Conflict carves rifts between Ryan, his peers and society. Conflict forces him to make game-changing choices. Ryan's odyssey includes a supporting cast of unforgettable characters. His quixotic lover shuns her self-indulgent past and makes the least expected confession. A calculating drug dealer squares off with Ryan's nemesis, provoking a fatal consequence of intolerance. A traditionminded classmate transforms into a revolutionary and leads dangerous confrontations with armed authorities. Set at the University of Kansas, one of the nation's most radical colleges at that time, this astonishing story weaves emotional with historical truth. The novel shares a frank and shocking perspective of America's jolting revolution against mainstream values... a bold reflection on the Vietnam War era from the university perspective. Noble Chaos is an important and entertaining resource for those yearning for perspective about their youth. This uncensored story also gives young readers an emotional perspective of the chaotic forces that turned America upon itself while achieving noble social changes.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

a therapist, her therapist, and our lives revealed

  • Author: Lori Gottlieb
  • Publisher: Scribe Publications
  • ISBN: 1925548813
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 432
  • View: 445
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Have compassion, have compassion, have compassion. I repeat my mantra, then refocus on John … and just then, something occurs to me: what John has been talking about sounds eerily familiar. As a therapist, Lori knows a lot about pain, about the ways in which pain is tied to loss, and how change and loss travel together. She knows how affirming it feels to blame the outside world for her frustrations, to deny ownership of whatever role she might have in the existential play called My Incredibly Important Life. When a devastating event takes place in Lori’s life, she realises that, before being able to help her patients, she must first learn how to help herself. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is the story of an incredible relationship — between Lori, a therapist at a critical life juncture, and her own therapist, Wendell, a veteran therapist with an unconventional style. Through their sessions, Wendell teaches Lori how to become a better person and a better therapist, as she goes about the business of helping her own patients — the couple who are struggling after having a baby, the narcissist TV producer, the older woman who feels she has nothing to live for, the self-destructive alcoholic young woman, the terminally ill 35-year-old newlywed. Taking place over one year, beginning with the devastating event that lands her in Wendell’s office, this is a rare and candid insight into a profession conventionally bound with rules and secrecy, told with charm and compassion, vulnerability and humour.