Ways of Wisdom: Readings on the Good Life Steve Smith

ISBN: 9780819133885

Published: August 1st 1983

Paperback

300 pages


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Ways of Wisdom: Readings on the Good Life  by  Steve    Smith

Ways of Wisdom: Readings on the Good Life by Steve Smith
August 1st 1983 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 300 pages | ISBN: 9780819133885 | 8.55 Mb

Images of living well of happiness, satisfaction, fulfillment, personal well-being) are the heart of this book. Drawn from classical and contemporary authors of both Eastern and Western traditions, they are organized around prominent motifs of theMoreImages of living well of happiness, satisfaction, fulfillment, personal well-being) are the heart of this book. Drawn from classical and contemporary authors of both Eastern and Western traditions, they are organized around prominent motifs of the good life: Emptiness, Pleasure, Detachment, Becoming Human, Nature, God, Authentic Existence, and Universe.

Most selections are brief, and are chosen not only for their quality, but also for their impact and accessibility. Philosophical writings by Plato, Epicurus, Epictetus, Shankara, Mill, Nietzsche, Dewey, Sartre and others are supplemented by selections from literature, psychology and religion, including excerpts from Tolstoy, Kafka, Freud, Maslow, Rogers, Fromm, Chuang Tzu, Suzuki, and scriptural sources. Each chapter begins with a brief editorial essay, sympathetically introducing the views of that chapter.



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