The Wisdom of Insecurity (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 16, 2011 - Philosophy - 160 pages
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An exploration of man's quest for psychological security and spiritual certainty in religion and philosophy.

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Another great one by the master prose writer. - Goodreads
However, much of his imagery is rather dated. - Goodreads
The clarity of Watts' writing amazes me. - Goodreads
Alan Watts is my favorite writer. - Goodreads

Review: The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety

User Review  - Karen Leech - Goodreads

Love the premise. I've read his later works, this gives more. Context to how he arrived to his 'thinking' in layer years Read full review

Review: The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety

User Review  - Jacques - Goodreads

Watts succinctly identifies and breaks down the modern age epidemic of anxiety in a way that enables his audience to overcome everyday mental pitfalls. His words are inspiring, brutal, and beautiful. Read full review


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About the author (2011)

Alan W. Watts, who held both a master’s degree in theology and a doctorate of divinity, is best remembered as an interpreter of Zen Buddhism in particular, and of Indian and Chinese philosophy in general. Standing apart, however, from sectarian membership, he has earned the reputation of being one of the most original and “unrutted” philosophers of the twentieth century. Watts was the author of some twenty books on the philosophy and psychology of religion that have been published in many languages throughout the world, including the bestselling The Way of Zen. An avid lecturer, Watts appeared regularly on the radio and hosted the popular television series, Eastern Wisdom and Modern Life, in the 1960s. He died in 1973.

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