Childhood is our primary launching pad, a time of life when learning is more intense than at any other, when we gain the critical knowledge and skills that can help ensure that we remain adaptable. This book weaves together the thinking of philosophers from across the ages who make the unsettling assertion that with the passage of time we are apt to shrink mentally, emotionally, and cognitively.
A Child at Heart: Unlocking Your Creativity, Curiosity, and Reason at Every Age and Stage of Life #ad - If we follow what has become an all-too-common course, and a will to experiment and understand—and we regress, reason, empathy, we denature our original nature—which brims with curiosity, wonder, our sense of who we are will become fuzzier and everyone in our orbit will pay a price. Mounting evidence shows that we begin our lives with a moral, intellectual, heavily researched, while adulthood is one of being, and creative bang, and highly engaging volume, and in this groundbreaking, Christopher Phillips makes the provocative case that childhood isn't merely a state of becoming, as if we've "arrived" and reached the summit.
Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of PhilosophyW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Like a johnny appleseed with a master's degree, assisted-living complexes, senior centers, Phillips has gallivanted back and forth across America, libraries, prisons, to cafés and coffee shops, and churches, elementary and high schools, day-care centers, forming lasting communities of inquiry" Utne Reader.
A bracing, rollicking read about the spark that ignites when people start asking meaningful questions. O magazinechristopher phillips is a man on a mission: to revive the love of questions that Socrates inspired long ago in ancient Athens. Phillips not only presents the fundamentals of philosophical thought in this "charming, often profound reflections on the meaning of love, which come to reveal sometimes surprising, friendship, work, growing old, Philosophy for Dummies-type guide" USA Today; he also recalls what led him to start his itinerant program and re-creates some of the most invigorating sessions, and others among Life's Big Questions.
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The Art of Talking to Yourself: Self-Awareness Meets the Inner ConversationSoulux Press #ad - Unlike others of its kind, this book does not promise results or give expert opinions. If it inspires you to understand yourself better, it has done its job. It does not pretend to have all the answers. Rather, this book is a plea for self-trust and a gentle guide to self-awareness. But if the words herein have their intended effect, you will flip the last page realizing that you do not need to be fixed.
This book, rather than a cure, is an exploration—a curious adventure into your inner mystery. It is neither a miracle cure nor a magic potion. Once you dive into its pages, however, you will find some differences. It might even read like one. This might look like a self-help book. Instead of helping you become who you think you should be, The Art of Talking to Yourself hopes to introduce you to someone more interesting: who you are.
The Art of Talking to Yourself: Self-Awareness Meets the Inner Conversation #ad - So, this book will not fix you.
Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First SentenceTen Speed Press #ad - Without it, even the most perfect prose won't hold anyone's interest. Backed by recent breakthroughs in neuroscience as well as examples from novels, screenplays, and short stories, Wired for Story offers a revolutionary look at story as the brain experiences it. Imagine knowing what the brain craves from every tale it encounters, what fuels the success of any great story, and what keeps readers transfixed.
. This is exactly where many aspiring writers fail--they strive for beautiful metaphors, authentic dialogue, and interesting characters, losing sight of the one thing that every engaging story must do: ignite the brain's hardwired desire to learn what happens next. When writers tap into the evolutionary purpose of story and electrify our curiosity, it triggers a delicious dopamine rush that tells us to pay attention.
Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence #ad - Each chapter zeroes in on an aspect of the brain, its corresponding revelation about story, and the way to apply it to your storytelling right now. Wired for story reveals these cognitive secrets--and it's a game-changer for anyone who has ever set pen to paper. The vast majority of writing advice focuses on "writing well" as if it were the same as telling a great story.
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot Landscapes Book 3Penguin Books #ad - Along the way he crosses paths with walkers of many kinds—wanderers, pilgrims, guides, and artists. His walks take him from the chalk downs of England to the bird islands of the Scottish northwest, from Palestine to the sacred landscapes of Spain and the Himalayas. From the acclaimed author of the wild places and underland, an exploration of walking and thinkingIn this exquisitely written book, England, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge, drove roads, holloways, home to follow the ancient tracks, and sea paths that crisscross both the British landscape and its waters and territories beyond.
. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, and of pilgrimage and ritual. Told in macfarlane’s distinctive voice, The Old Ways folds together natural history, cartography, geology, archaeology and literature.
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot Landscapes Book 3 #ad - Above all this is a book about walking as a journey inward and the subtle ways we are shaped by the landscapes through which we move. Macfarlane discovers that paths offer not just a means of traversing space, but of feeling, knowing, and thinking.