Echoes of Mind: Thinking Deeply about Humanship

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Enso Books, 2011 - Philosophy - 326 pages
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"Examining one's life is arguably the central distinguishing characteristic of being human, and this wise and wonderful book is the perfect answer to Socrates's warning that the unexamined life is not worth living. Readers who merely read through the book's fascinating anecdotes will be entertained, but they will be seriously shortchanging themselves, for it is the guiding questions that provoke and inspire serious self-examination. As the calendar-like format of the book implies, these questions should be savored and pondered no faster than one page of questions per day. Levy and Parco continue to challenge our thinking as they did in their previous two Thinking Deeply About books. Echoes of Mind presents common topics in an uncommon way that encourages both reflection and introspection. Spending time with this book will be reassuring and yet challenging, even at times uncomfortable-but in all cases, rewarding."

Daryl J. Bem, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Cornell University

 

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Examining one's life is arguably the central distinguishing characteristic of being human, and this wise and wonderful book is the perfect answer to Socrates's warning that the unexamined life is not worth living. Readers who merely read through the book's fascinating anecdotes will be entertained, but they will be seriously shortchanging themselves, for it is the guiding questions that provoke and inspire serious self-examination. As the calendar-like format of the book implies, these questions should be savored and pondered no faster than one page of questions per day. Levy and Parco continue to challenge our thinking as they did in their previous two Thinking Deeply About books. Echoes of Mind presents common topics in an uncommon way that encourages both reflection and introspection. Spending time with this book will be reassuring and yet challenging, even at times uncomfortable-but in all cases, rewarding.
Daryl J. Bem, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Cornell University
 

Contents

A Readers Guide
11
Friday March 24th
45
Comfort
68
Impermanence
70
10 a m
73
Freedom
74
Freedom II
76
Destiny
78
Exhaustion
186
Confusion
188
Conformity
190
Work
192
Tenacity
194
Meaning
196
Time
198
Boredom
200

Attachment
80
Stress
82
Contentment
84
Nostalgia
86
Success
88
Gossip
90
Me
92
Games
94
Resolutions
96
37 a m
99
A Balanced Life
100
Suffering
102
Suffering II
104
Faith
106
The Mind
108
Meditation
110
Peacefulness
112
Crisis
114
Goals
116
Fairness
118
Skepticism
120
Vacation
122
01 p m
125
Selfesteem
126
Autonomy
128
Predestiny
130
Values
132
Exclusion
134
Legacy
136
Solitude
138
Solitude II
140
Gratitude
142
Nature
144
The Fundamental Question
146
Dreams
148
Integrity
150
51 p m
153
Complexity
154
Diversity
156
Uniformity
158
Birth and Death
160
Violence
162
Bigotry
164
Morality
166
Boxes
168
Sadness
170
Depression
172
Joy
174
Anger
176
55 p m
179
Hate
180
Jealousy
182
Dualism
184
Trust
202
55 p m
205
Attraction
206
Aging
208
The Body
210
Intimacy
212
Biases
214
Addiction
216
The Shadow
218
Humor
220
A Pill
222
Quitting
224
Voices
226
Innocence
228
08 p m
231
Family
232
Empathy
234
Transformation
236
Work II
238
Symbols
240
Imagination
242
Pleasure
244
Life
246
Rejection
248
Cooperation
250
Competition
252
41 p m
255
Conversation
256
Language
258
Advice
260
Commitment
262
Greed
264
Fighting
266
Obedience
268
Beauty
270
Imitation
272
Beliefs
274
Validation and Acceptance
276
04 p m
279
Perspective
280
Fame
282
Confidence
284
Luck
286
Gender
288
Infinite Mind
290
59 p m
293
AFinalThought
294
Epilogue
296
References
301
Index
317
About the Authors
323
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