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Ethics in Counseling & Psychotherapy (Paperback, 6th edition): Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel Ethics in Counseling & Psychotherapy (Paperback, 6th edition)
Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel
R629 R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Save R88 (14%) In stock

Welfel's ETHICS IN COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY prepares you to deal effectively with the complex ethical and legal issues that you will confront in practice. The book's ten-step model for ethical decision making guides you as you work through and analyze complicated ethics cases and challenging dilemmas. Coverage includes legal research and the professional literature of major topics in ethics (such as consent, confidentiality, and multiple relationships) and in applied settings (such as community mental health, private practice, schools, and teaching/research). Among other changes, the sixth edition integrates the new 2014 ACA Code of Ethics and includes updated discussions of technology and ethics, as well as culturally competent ethical practice.

Media Ethics in South African Context - An Introduction and Overview (Paperback, 2nd ed): Lucas M. Oosthuizen Media Ethics in South African Context - An Introduction and Overview (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Lucas M. Oosthuizen
R400 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R81 (20%) In stock

The second edition of Media ethics in the South African context explores the dynamic and potentially explosive field of media ethics from a South African perspective. Grounded in ethical theory, the public philosophies of communication and media performance norms, this text provides guidelines for the individual's ethical decision making; for both media practitioners and media groups. Cutting edge analysis of the South African normative context under the previous and present political dispensations makes this book essential reading for media policy formulators and students alike. Changes in the normative context are presenting the South African news media in particular, with new challenges.

Rethinking Our World (Paperback, 4th ed): P Higgs, J. Smith Rethinking Our World (Paperback, 4th ed)
P Higgs, J. Smith 3
R180 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R35 (19%) In stock

Does life have any meaning for you? Is it possible to create meaning? What do you think life is about? Do you think life is worth living?

These questions, taken from the text of Rethinking Our World, challenge the reader to look critically and creatively at many of society’s traditional beliefs. They encourage readers to look at their world differently by asking questions about change, identity and direction. The authors outline the major figures and basic principles of each philosophy, then analyse the type of thinking each approach encourages. They go on to challenge readers to examine ways in which the different approaches can be used to understand the world.

Rethinking Our World will be invaluable to undergraduate students in the human and social sciences, as well as to a more general readership seeking an understanding of the arguments in the major philosophies.

Weerlose Weerstand - Die Gaydebat in die NG Kerk (Afrikaans, Paperback): Andre Bartlett Weerlose Weerstand - Die Gaydebat in die NG Kerk (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Andre Bartlett
R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Within 10 - 15 working days

In Oktober 2015 het die Algemene Sinode van die NG Kerk ’n merkwaardige besluit oor selfdegeslagverhoudings geneem. Die besluit het erkenning gegee aan sulke verhoudings en dit vir predikante moontlik gemaak om gay en lesbiese persone in die eg te verbind. Ook die selibaatsvereiste wat tot op daardie stadium vir gay predikante gegeld het, is opgehef. Met hierdie besluit het die NG Kerk die eerste hoofstroomkerk in Suid-Afrika en Afrika geword wat totale gelykwaardige menswaardige behandeling van alle mense, ongeag seksuele oriëntasie, erken – en is gedoen wat slegs in ’n handjievol kerke węreldwyd uitgevoer is. Die besluit het egter gelei tot groot konsternasie. Verskeie appčlle en beswaargeskrifte is ingedien, distriksinodes het hulle van die besluit distansieer, en in die media was daar volgehoue kritiek en debat.

The Ordinary Virtues - Moral Order in a Divided World (Hardcover): Michael Ignatieff The Ordinary Virtues - Moral Order in a Divided World (Hardcover)
Michael Ignatieff
R450 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R113 (25%) In stock

What moral values do human beings hold in common? As globalization draws us together economically, are our values converging or diverging? In particular, are human rights becoming a global ethic? These were the questions that led Michael Ignatieff to embark on a three-year eight-nation journey in search of answers. The Ordinary Virtues presents Ignatieff's discoveries and his interpretation of what globalization--and resistance to it--is doing to our conscience and our moral understanding.Through dialogues with favela dwellers in Brazil, South Africans and Zimbabweans in tin shacks, Japanese farmers, gang leaders in Los Angeles, and monks in Myanmar, Ignatieff found that while human rights may be the language of states and liberal elites, the moral language that resonates with most people is that of everyday virtues: tolerance, forgiveness, trust, and resilience. These ordinary virtues are the moral operating system in global cities and obscure shantytowns alike, the glue that makes the multicultural experiment work. Ignatieff seeks to understand the moral structure and psychology of these core values, which privilege the local over the universal, and citizens' claims over those of strangers.Ordinary virtues, he concludes, are antitheoretical and anti-ideological. They can be cheerfully inconsistent. When order breaks down and conflicts break out, they are easily exploited for a politics of fear and exclusion--reserved for one's own group and denied to others. But they are also the key to healing, reconciliation, and solidarity on both a local and global scale.

Enlightenment Now - The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress (Paperback): Steven Pinker Enlightenment Now - The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress (Paperback)
Steven Pinker 1
R340 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R49 (14%) Future release

If you follow the news, the 21st century doesn't seem to be going so well. From 9/11 to the Great Recession, the Syrian civil war, the Ebola epidemic, growing inequality, racial unrest, and bitterly contested elections, the world seems to be sinking into chaos and hatred. Moralizing commentators tell us that the decline of religious belief and close-knit communities has left us spiritually adrift, without a grounding in moral values, so it's no wonder we're suffering through an epidemic of loneliness, unhappiness, and suicide. And then there are the futurologists who speculate on what will finish us off first: resource wars, nuclear annihilation, unstoppable climate change, or robots that steal our jobs, enslave us, and turn us into raw materials.

But, as Steven Pinker argues in this landmark new book, we do not truly inhabit a dystopia of deprivation and violence: in fact, every global measure of human flourishing is on the rise. We're living longer, healthier, safer, and more affluent lives - not just in the West, but worldwide. Why?

In Enlightenment Now, Pinker proposes that human progress is the gift of a coherent value system that many of us embrace without even knowing it. The values of the Enlightenment underlie all our modern institutions, and deserve credit for the stupendous progress we have made. The progress we have enjoyed is not, of course, an excuse for complacency: some of the challenges we face today are unprecedented in their complexity and scope.

The way to deal with these challenges, Pinker argues, is to treat them as problems to solve, as we have solved other problems in our past. Putting the case for an Enlightenment newly recharged for the 21st century, Pinker shows how, by using our faculties of reason and sympathy to understand the world and to enhance human flourishing, we can tackle problems that inevitably come with being products of evolution in an entropic universe.

Enlightenment Now - The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress (Hardcover): Steven Pinker Enlightenment Now - The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress (Hardcover)
Steven Pinker 1
R541 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R110 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days

'My new favourite book of all time' Bill GatesIs modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible?If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred, and irrationality. Yet Steven Pinker shows that this is an illusion - a symptom of historical amnesia and statistical fallacies. If you follow the trendlines rather than the headlines, you discover that our lives have become longer, healthier, safer, happier, more peaceful, more stimulating and more prosperous - not just in the West, but worldwide. Such progress is no accident: it's the gift of a coherent and inspiring value system that many of us embrace without even realizing it. These are the values of the Enlightenment: of reason, science, humanism and progress.The challenges we face today are formidable, including inequality, climate change, Artificial Intelligence and nuclear weapons. But the way to deal with them is not to sink into despair or try to lurch back to a mythical idyllic past; it's to treat them as problems we can solve, as we have solved other problems in the past. In making the case for an Enlightenment newly recharged for the 21st century, Pinker shows how we can use our faculties of reason and sympathy to solve the problems that inevitably come with being products of evolution in an indifferent universe. We will never have a perfect world, but - defying the chorus of fatalism and reaction - we can continue to make it a better one.

Utopia for Realists - And How We Can Get There (Paperback): Rutger Bregman Utopia for Realists - And How We Can Get There (Paperback)
Rutger Bregman 1
R205 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R58 (28%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The Sunday Times Bestseller

We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, with questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. Rutger Bregman, a bestselling Dutch historian, explains that it needn't be this way.

Bregman shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are, in fact, wholly implementable. Every milestone of civilization - from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy - was once considered a utopian fantasy. New utopian ideas such as universal basic income and a 15-hour work week can become reality in our lifetime.

This guide to a revolutionary yet achievable utopia is supported by multiple studies, lively anecdotes and numerous success stories. From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty, to Richard Nixon's near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history, beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he introduces ideas whose time has come.

Frantz Fanon, psychiatry and politics (Paperback): Nigel C. Gibson, Roberto Beneduce Frantz Fanon, psychiatry and politics (Paperback)
Nigel C. Gibson, Roberto Beneduce
R350 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R31 (9%) Within 4 - 10 working days

The revolutionary and psychiatrist Frantz Fanon was a foundational figure in postcolonial and decolonial thought and practice, yet his psychiatric work still has only been studied peripherally. That is in part because most of his psychiatric writings have remained untranslated. With a focus on Fanon's key psychiatry texts, Frantz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics considers Fanon's psychiatric writings as materials anticipating as well as accompanying Fanon's better known works, written between 1952 and 1961 (Black Skin, White Masks; A Dying Colonialism, Toward the African Revolution, The Wretched of the Earth). Both clinical and political, they draw on another notion of psychiatry that intersects history, ethnology, philosophy, and psychoanalysis. The authors argue that Fanon's work inaugurates a critical ethnopsychiatry based on a new concept of culture (anchored to historical events, particular situations, and lived experience) and on the relationship between the psychological and the cultural. Thus, Gibson and Beneduce contend that Fanon's psychiatric writings also express Fanon's wish, as he puts it in The Wretched of the Earth, to "develop a new way of thinking, not only for us but for humanity."

The Minister and the Murderer - A Book of Aftermaths (Hardcover): Stuart Kelly The Minister and the Murderer - A Book of Aftermaths (Hardcover)
Stuart Kelly 1
R428 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R78 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

In 1969, James Nelson confessed to murder, served a prison sentence, then applied to be ordained as a minster in the Scottish Church (The Kirk). The case split the church in two, and challenged the institution to consider its most basic functions, obligations and duties. Part of the problem was that James Nelson's crime was no ordinary crime. The bible has a lot to say about murder, but not about this particular variety of murder. Stuart Kelly uses the case of Nelson to write a compelling history of the church in Scotland, of biblical and literary accounts of forgiveness and sin. The Minister and The Murderer is a gripping piece of literary detective work weaving textual analysis with memoir and narrative non-fiction. This is a book of soul-searching and speculation, deep thinking and fine writing. It is a knotty, riveting and mind-expanding investigation of truth and faith.

Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR: AS and Year 1 Student Book - Christianity, Philosophy and Ethics (Paperback): Libby... Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR: AS and Year 1 Student Book - Christianity, Philosophy and Ethics (Paperback)
Libby Ahluwalia, Robert Bowie
R743 Discovery Miles 7 430 Within 7 - 12 working days

Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR is a brand new course developed by renowned authors Libby Ahluwalia and Robert Bowie for the 2016 OCR specification. This textbook has been endorsed by OCR and supports a deep engagement with philosophy, ethics and the study of Christianity using language and an approach accessible to all students. Key terms are clearly defined, and case studies and scenarios are used to give students a practical understanding of key theories and how they might be applied to the big ethical and philosophical questions of the day. The book includes a section on 'Developments in Christian Thought' to support the new requirement for a systematic study of a religious tradition. There is also dedicated support for developing students' essay-writing skills, as well as revision summaries and practice questions to ensure students feel prepared for their exam.

The truth about crime - Sovereignty, knowledge, social order (Paperback): Jean Comaroff, John L. Comaroff The truth about crime - Sovereignty, knowledge, social order (Paperback)
Jean Comaroff, John L. Comaroff
R380 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R35 (9%) Within 4 - 10 working days

In this book, renowned anthropologists Jean and John L. Comaroff make a startling but absolutely convincing claim about our modern era: it is not by our arts, our politics, or our science that we understand ourselves-it is by our crimes. Surveying an astonishing range of forms of crime and policing-from petty thefts to the multibilliondollar scams of toobigtofail financial institutions to the collateral damage of war-they take readers into the disorder of the late modern world. Looking at recent transformations in the triangulation of capital, the state, and governance that have led to an era where crime and policing are ever more complicit, they offer a powerful meditation on the new forms of sovereignty, citizenship, class, race, law, and political economy of representation that have arisen. To do so, the Comaroffs draw on their vast knowledge of South Africa, especially, and its struggle to build a democracy founded on the rule of law out of the wreckage of long years of violence and oppression. There they explore everything from the fascination with the supernatural in policing to the extreme measures people take to prevent home invasion, drawing illuminating comparisons to the United States and United Kingdom. Going beyond South Africa, they offer a global criminal anthropology that attests to criminality as the constitutive fact of contemporary life, the vernacular by which politics are conducted, moral panics voiced, and populations ruled. The result is a disturbing but necessary portrait of the modern era, one that asks critical new questions about how we see ourselves, how we think about morality, and how we are going to proceed as a global society.

A reader in philosophy of education (Paperback): Philip Higgs, Yusef Waghid A reader in philosophy of education (Paperback)
Philip Higgs, Yusef Waghid
R220 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R42 (19%) Within 4 - 8 working days

A Reader in Philosophy of Education attempts to deepen and widen the philosophical thinking of its readership in and about education. At the same time, it encourages an epistemologically rich understanding of education that is infused with different philosophies of education. Each of these gives readers an entry into the nature of education and maximises a many-sided understanding of educational problems encountered in society by means of rupture as well as consensus. The authors examine some of the primary genres of philosophy of education: critical realism; hermeneutics; phenomenology; critical theory; pragmatism; post-structuralism; rationality; Islamic education; Buddhism; Confucianism; African philosophy of education.

Against Empathy - The Case for Rational Compassion (Paperback): Paul Bloom Against Empathy - The Case for Rational Compassion (Paperback)
Paul Bloom 1
R224 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R60 (27%) Within 7 - 12 working days

In a divided world, empathy is not the solution, it is the problem. We think of empathy - the ability to feel the suffering of others for ourselves - as the ultimate source of all good behaviour. But while it inspires care and protection in personal relationships, it has the opposite effect in the wider world. As the latest research in psychology and neuroscience shows, we feel empathy most for those we find attractive and who seem similar to us and not at all for those who are different, distant or anonymous. Empathy therefore biases us in favour of individuals we know while numbing us to the plight of thousands. Guiding us expertly through the experiments, case studies and arguments on all sides, Paul Bloom ultimately shows that some of our worst decisions - in charity, child-raising, criminal justice, climate change and war - are motivated by this wolf in sheep's clothing. Brilliantly argued, urgent and humane, Against Empathy overturns widely held assumptions to reveal one of the most profound yet overlooked sources of human conflict.

Marketing Ethics - An International Perspective (Paperback, 1st ed): Bodo Schlegelmilch Marketing Ethics - An International Perspective (Paperback, 1st ed)
Bodo Schlegelmilch
R896 Discovery Miles 8 960 Out of stock

Part of the Advanced Marketing Series; this title examines the mainstream marketing ethics and theories, placing them in an international context. Throughout the text, country-specific differences are highlighted with particular attention to variations in business ethics. The book also investigates the means by which ethics can best be implemented into organisational/decision-making and focuses on some of the remaining challenges in business ethics. The text includes cases and key readings designed to illustrate major factors in business ethics drawn from real situations.

Being Ecological (Paperback): Timothy Morton Being Ecological (Paperback)
Timothy Morton
R187 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R32 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

'To read Being Ecological is to be caught up in a brilliant display of intellectual pyrotechnics' P.D.Smith, GuardianWhy is everything we think we know about ecology wrong?Is there really any difference between 'humans' and 'nature'?Does this mean we even have a future?Don't care about ecology? This book is for you. Timothy Morton, who has been called 'Our most popular guide to the new epoch' (Guardian), sets out to show us that whether we know it or not, we already have the capacity and the will to change the way we understand the place of humans in the world, and our very understanding of the term 'ecology'. A cross-disciplinarian who has collaborated with everyone from Bjoerk to Hans Ulrich Obrist, Morton is also a member of the object-oriented philosophy movement, a group of forward-looking thinkers who are grappling with modern-day notions of subjectivity and objectivity, while also offering fascinating new understandings of Heidegger and Kant. Calling the volume a book containing 'no ecological facts', Morton confronts the 'information dump' fatigue of the digital age, and offers an invigorated approach to creating a liveable future.

Maharishi & Me - Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatles' Guru (Hardcover): Susan Shumsky Maharishi & Me - Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatles' Guru (Hardcover)
Susan Shumsky
R440 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R107 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Successful author of several successful New Age/Spirituality books shares her memoir of how she got started - under the tutelage of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of TM Will appeal to millions of practitioners of Transcendental Meditation, as well as fans of pop culture and celebrity Author will promote via her fan base, targeted blogs and websites, training and spirituality conferences Behind the scenes stories of what happened in India - working closely with the Maharishi as he enlightened the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and many other celebrities from the Sixties and Seventies

Marxism - A Graphic Guide (Paperback): Rupert Woodfin Marxism - A Graphic Guide (Paperback)
Rupert Woodfin; Illustrated by Oscar Zarate 1
R210 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R29 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Karl Marx was one of the most influential thinkers of the late 19th century, inspiring revolutions and colossal political upheavals that have radically transformed the lives of millions of people and the geopolitical map of the entire world. But was he a ‘Marxist’ himself? And how are his ideas still in play in today’s society?

Marxism traces the story of Marx’s original philosophy, from its roots in 19th-century European thinkers like Hegel, to its influence on modern-day culture. It looks at Marxism’s Russian disciples, Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin, who forged a ruthless, dogmatic Communism, and the alternative Marxist approaches of Gramsci, the Frankfurt School of critical theory and the structuralist Marxism of Althusser in the 1960s.

Rupert Woodfin and Oscar Zarate’s classic book, updated by Alex Locascio, explores the life, history, philosophy and politics of this most divisive of thinkers, and argues that Marxism remains a powerful set of ideas even today.

Introducing Ethics for Everyday Life: Be a Good Person (Paperback, 2nd edition): Dave Robinson Introducing Ethics for Everyday Life: Be a Good Person (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Dave Robinson
R171 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R29 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Ethical philosophy has a long and distinguished history, but how can you apply it to your life?

This Practical Guide explores the alternative ethical philosophies and how we can all use these to aid us with everyday dilemmas. Introducing Ethics for Everyday Life provides advice on whether human beings really are selfish and greedy, why you might want to be a good person, and how to pick an ethical philosophy that works for you.

Free of jargon but full of straightforward advice, case studies and step-by-step instructions, this is the perfect concise introduction to using ethics to help you make decisions.

Dave Robinson has taught philosophy for many years, and is the author of Introducing Ethics.

Ikigai - The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life (Hardcover): Hector Garcia, Casa de Col on de Las Palmas Ikigai - The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life (Hardcover)
Hector Garcia, Casa de Col on de Las Palmas
R324 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R76 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
From Bacteria to Bach and Back - The Evolution of Minds (Paperback): Daniel C. Dennett From Bacteria to Bach and Back - The Evolution of Minds (Paperback)
Daniel C. Dennett
R310 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R71 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

How did we come to have minds? For centuries, poets, philosophers, psychologists, and physicists have wondered how the human mind developed its unrivaled abilities. Disciples of Darwin have explained how natural selection produced plants, but what about the human mind? In From Bacteria to Bach and Back, Daniel C. Dennett builds on recent discoveries from biology and computer science to show, step by step, how a comprehending mind could in fact have arisen from a mindless process of natural selection. A crucial shift occurred when humans developed the ability to share memes, or ways of doing things not based in genetic instinct. Competition among memes produced thinking tools powerful enough that our minds don't just perceive and react, they create and comprehend. An agenda-setting book for a new generation of philosophers and scientists, From Bacteria to Bach and Back will delight and entertain all those curious about how the mind works.

A Concise Introduction to Logic, International Edition (with Stand Alone Rules and Argument Forms Card) (Paperback, 11th... A Concise Introduction to Logic, International Edition (with Stand Alone Rules and Argument Forms Card) (Paperback, 11th edition)
Patrick Hurley
R777 R662 Discovery Miles 6 620 Save R115 (15%) In stock

Unsurpassed for its clarity and comprehensiveness, Hurley's A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC, International Edition is the #1 introductory logic textbook in the market. In this Eleventh Edition, Hurley continues to build upon the tradition of a lucid, focused, and accessible presentation of the basic subject matter of logic, both formal and informal. Hurley's extensive, carefully sequenced collection of exercises continue to guide students toward greater proficiency with the skills they are learning.

From Bacteria to Bach and Back - The Evolution of Minds (Paperback): Daniel C. Dennett From Bacteria to Bach and Back - The Evolution of Minds (Paperback)
Daniel C. Dennett 1
R224 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R58 (26%) Within 7 - 12 working days

'Required reading for anyone remotely curious about how they came to be remotely curious' Observer'Enthralling' Spectator What is human consciousness and how is it possible? These questions fascinate thinking people from poets and painters to physicists, psychologists, and philosophers. This is Daniel C. Dennett's brilliant answer, extending perspectives from his earlier work in surprising directions, exploring the deep interactions of evolution, brains and human culture. Part philosophical whodunnit, part bold scientific conjecture, this landmark work enlarges themes that have sustained Dennett's career at the forefront of philosophical thought. In his inimitable style, laced with wit and thought experiments, Dennett shows how culture enables reflection by installing a profusion of thinking tools, or memes, in our brains, and how language turbocharges this process. The result: a mind that can comprehend the questions it poses, has emerged from a process of cultural evolution. An agenda-setting book for a new generation of philosophers and thinkers, From Bacteria to Bach and Back is essential for anyone who hopes to understand human creativity in all its applications.

Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR: Year 2 Student Book - Christianity, Philosophy and Ethics (Paperback): Libby... Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR: Year 2 Student Book - Christianity, Philosophy and Ethics (Paperback)
Libby Ahluwalia, Robert Bowie
R729 Discovery Miles 7 290 Within 7 - 12 working days

Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR is a brand new course developed by renowned authors Libby Ahluwalia and Robert Bowie for the 2016 OCR specification. This textbook supports a deep engagement with philosophy, ethics and the study of Christianity using language and an approach accessible to all students. Key terms are clearly defined, and case studies and scenarios are used to give students a practical understanding of key theories and how they might be applied to the big ethical and philosophical questions of the day. The book includes a section on 'Developments in Christian Thought' to support the new requirement for a systematic study of a religious tradition. There is also dedicated support for developing students' essay-writing skills, as well as revision summaries and practice questions to ensure students feel ready for their exam.

Midlife - A Philosophical Guide (Hardcover): Kieran Setiya Midlife - A Philosophical Guide (Hardcover)
Kieran Setiya
R368 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R87 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Philosophical wisdom and practical advice for overcoming the problems of middle age How can you reconcile yourself with the lives you will never lead, with possibilities foreclosed, and with nostalgia for lost youth? How can you accept the failings of the past, the sense of futility in the tasks that consume the present, and the prospect of death that blights the future? In this self-help book with a difference, Kieran Setiya confronts the inevitable challenges of adulthood and middle age, showing how philosophy can help you thrive. You will learn why missing out might be a good thing, how options are overrated, and when you should be glad you made a mistake. You will be introduced to philosophical consolations for mortality. And you will learn what it would mean to live in the present, how it could solve your midlife crisis, and why meditation helps. Ranging from Aristotle, Schopenhauer, and John Stuart Mill to Virginia Woolf and Simone de Beauvoir, as well as drawing on Setiya's own experience, Midlife combines imaginative ideas, surprising insights, and practical advice. Writing with wisdom and wit, Setiya makes a wry but passionate case for philosophy as a guide to life.

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