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The Resource Midlife : a philosophical guide, Kieran Setiya

Midlife : a philosophical guide, Kieran Setiya

Label
Midlife : a philosophical guide
Title
Midlife
Title remainder
a philosophical guide
Statement of responsibility
Kieran Setiya
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Setiya, Kieran
Dewey number
155.6/6
Index
index present
LC call number
BF724.65.M53
LC item number
S48 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Midlife crisis
  • Middle age
  • Middle age
  • Midlife crisis
  • PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
  • PHILOSOPHY / Free Will & Determinism
  • Middle age
  • Midlife crisis
  • Philosophy
Label
Midlife : a philosophical guide, Kieran Setiya
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief history of the midlife crisis -- Is that all there is? -- Missing out -- Retrospection -- Something to look forward to -- Living in the present
Control code
ocn974675861
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9780691173931
Lccn
2016057640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974675861
Label
Midlife : a philosophical guide, Kieran Setiya
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief history of the midlife crisis -- Is that all there is? -- Missing out -- Retrospection -- Something to look forward to -- Living in the present
Control code
ocn974675861
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9780691173931
Lccn
2016057640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974675861

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