Something about Philosophy - Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
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About The Event
The bestselling author of 'The Righteous Mind' and 'The Coddling of the American Mind' draws on philosophical wisdom and scientific research to show how the meaningful life is closer than you think.
The Happiness Hypothesis is a book about ten Great Ideas. Each chapter is an attempt to savor one idea that has been discovered by several of the world's civilizations -- to question it in light of what we now know from scientific research, and to extract from it the lessons that still apply to our modern lives and illuminate the causes of human flourishing.
Award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt, shows how a deeper understanding of the world's philosophical wisdom and its enduring maxims -- like "do unto others as you would have others do unto you," or "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" -- can enrich and even transform our lives.
We'll discuss each of these ten great ideas in terms of intelligibility and applicability, and the bigger picture idea that happiness comes in part from the inside and in part from the outside - and which parts help and which hinder.
A link for the PDF and audio-book will be sent to you. Note: the audio-book is about a 12 hour listen, depending on what speed you listen at.
Note: this venue does NOT offer food, but bringing food and drink is suggested. Our normal practice is to focus the first half hour or so on eating and socializing, and we will continue this practice. Please bring something to share.