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Teach Yourself : Use Philosophy to be Happier - 30 Steps to Perfect the Art of Living : Teach Yourself - Mark Vernon

Teach Yourself : Use Philosophy to be Happier - 30 Steps to Perfect the Art of Living

Teach Yourself

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Published: 26th April 2013
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The best of over 2,000 years of human thought condensed into a series of practical steps to get the best out of life - from art and music to money and sex.

Happiness. We all want it - but how can we get it? Author Mark Vernon has solved the problem by collecting the wisdom of the greatest minds in history and making their thinking on the things that matter most in life accessible and, above all, practical. Full of everyday examples to make sometimes high-blown philosophy entertaining and relevant, this book shows you how you can crack the secret to living The Good Life.

About the Author

Mark Vernon is an author and journalist. He's written books on friendship, wellbeing, belief, science and the philosophy of the everyday. His articles and reviews on religious, philosophical and ethical themes have appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian, Evening Standard and TLS. He has a degree in physics, theology and philosophy, regularly contributes to debates and festivals, and is a founding member of The School of Life in London. He played on the left wing for Socrates Wanderers in the 2010 Philosophers' Football Match.

1. Anger, the discomforting opportunity 2. Art, beyond consumption 3. Beauty, as a guide in life 4. Community, or the ties that free us 5. Earth, our island home 6. Forgiveness, and having a future 7. Freedom, by giving stuff up 8. Friendship, its perils and promise 9. Gratitude, and the surprise called life 10. Hope, and the courage to be 11. Humour, its humanity and humility 12. Individuality, not individualism 13. Love, or how to be seriously promiscuous 14. Me, being true to yourself 15. Meaning, or why it's good to talk 16. Money, our frozen desire 17. Mourning, and avoiding depression 18. Music, and learning from mistakes 19. Pets, and the value of strangers 20. Religion, or filling the God-shaped hole 21. Responsibility, and what's true for you 22. Seeing, a lesson in looking at the world 23. Sex, and what makes it good 24. Stillness, its intensification of life 25. Stories, and expanding your moral imagination 26. Tolerance, or the wisdom of others 27. Uncertainty, and the value of doubt 28. Wisdom, also called love's knowledge 29. Wonder, in the ordinary 30. Work, and becoming what you are

ISBN: 9781444190229
ISBN-10: 1444190229
Series: Teach Yourself
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 26th April 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1