He goes on to investigate the timely responses and outlooks of people from different cultures and backgrounds around the world: from Greece and Spain to Japan and Korea, and Chiapas, Mexico City, where the region's indigenous people struggle for fundamental human rights. Introducing us to less familiar thinkers in non-Western traditions who were kindred spirits of Socrates, Phillips enlarges our perspectives on life's fundamental questions, creating an innovative world survey of philosophy.
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The seven factors of enlightenment are a means to loosen these knots, all the while keeping us upright in our efforts. After the bliss and emptiness we might be lucky enough to experience along our spiritual path, what’s left are the karmic knots of conditioning that still need to be undone if we are going to be of any genuine help to anybody.
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And it manages to do all this in a way that is both entertaining and engaging. The new york times as we approach a great turning point in history when technology is poised to redefine what it means to be human, The Fourth Age offers fascinating insight into AI, robotics, and their extraordinary implications for our species.
In the fourth age, byron reese makes the case that technology has reshaped humanity just three times in history: - 100, 000 years ago, we harnessed fire, which led to language. The fourth age provides extraordinary background information on how we got to this point, and how—rather than what—we should think about the topics we’ll soon all be facing: machine consciousness, automation, radical life extension, AI ethics, employment, the future of warfare, creative computers, superintelligence, artificial life, and the implications of extreme prosperity.
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Plato: Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo Hackett ClassicsHackett Publishing Company, Inc. #ad - M. A number of new or expanded footnotes are also included along with an updated bibliography. A. The second edition of Five Dialogues presents G. Grube's distinguished translations, as revised by John Cooper for Plato, Complete Works.
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How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus AureliusSt. Martin's Press #ad - How to think like a roman emperor takes readers on a transformative journey along with Marcus, following his progress from a young noble at the court of Hadrian—taken under the wing of some of the finest philosophers of his day—through to his reign as emperor of Rome at the height of its power. Robertson shows how marcus used philosophical doctrines and therapeutic practices to build emotional resilience and endure tremendous adversity, and guides readers through applying the same methods to their own lives.
Combining remarkable stories from marcus’s life with insights from modern psychology and the enduring wisdom of his philosophy, How to Think Like a Roman Emperor puts a human face on Stoicism and offers a timeless and essential guide to handling the ethical and psychological challenges we face today.
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Ryan holiday, bestselling author of the Obstacle is the Way and The Daily StoicThe life-changing principles of Stoicism taught through the story of its most famous proponent. Roman emperor marcus Aurelius was the final famous Stoic philosopher of the ancient world. In how to think like a roman emperor, cognitive psychotherapist Donald Robertson weaves the life and philosophy of Marcus Aurelius together seamlessly to provide a compelling modern-day guide to the Stoic wisdom followed by countless individuals throughout the centuries as a path to achieving greater fulfillment and emotional resilience.