Midlife (inbunden)
Fler böcker inom
Inbunden (Hardback)
Antal sidor
Princeton University Press
206 x 132 x 23 mm
340 g
Antal komponenter
Midlife (inbunden)


A Philosophical Guide

Inbunden, Engelska, 2017-10-03
  • Skickas inom 7-10 vardagar.
  • Gratis frakt inom Sverige över 199 kr för privatpersoner.
Finns även som
Visa alla 2 format & utgåvor
Philosophical wisdom and practical advice for overcoming the problems of middle age How can you reconcile yourself with the lives you will never lead, with possibilities foreclosed, and with nostalgia for lost youth? How can you accept the failings of the past, the sense of futility in the tasks that consume the present, and the prospect of death that blights the future? In this self-help book with a difference, Kieran Setiya confronts the inevitable challenges of adulthood and middle age, showing how philosophy can help you thrive. You will learn why missing out might be a good thing, how options are overrated, and when you should be glad you made a mistake. You will be introduced to philosophical consolations for mortality. And you will learn what it would mean to live in the present, how it could solve your midlife crisis, and why meditation helps. Ranging from Aristotle, Schopenhauer, and John Stuart Mill to Virginia Woolf and Simone de Beauvoir, as well as drawing on Setiya's own experience, Midlife combines imaginative ideas, surprising insights, and practical advice. Writing with wisdom and wit, Setiya makes a wry but passionate case for philosophy as a guide to life.
Visa hela texten

Passar bra ihop

  1. Midlife
  2. +
  3. The Creative Act

De som köpt den här boken har ofta också köpt The Creative Act av Rick Rubin (inbunden).

Köp båda 2 för 512 kr


Har du läst boken? Sätt ditt betyg »

Fler böcker av Kieran Setiya

Recensioner i media

"Midlife has a self-soothing quality. . . . [It] teaches a lesson about midlife: it's sometimes best to go with the flow."---Joshua Rothman, New Yorker "Mr. Setiya hopes to lift sufferers out of this dip [of midlife] and help them flourish by conveying the insights of modern philosophy. . . . For a philosophy professor, [he] can be refreshingly unstuffy. He doesn't see a flashy sports car as a midlife crisis-mobile, that trite substitute for lost youth and virility. No, he sees it as an opportunity to change from goal-oriented, utilitarian thinking to a life-affirming experience of being in the moment."---Eric Felten, Wall Street Journal "Setiya serves as an engaging companion for those in the throes of the dreaded midlife crisis, as he brings the wisdom of the ages to bear on the contemporary malaise. A self-help book with a strong--but not heavy-handed--philosophical foundation." * Kirkus * "[Setiya's] book is a reminder that philosophy, at its best, can be both wise and humane."---Anil Gomes, Times Literary Supplement "Setiya is a clear-thinking, plain-speaking companion who doesn't take himself too seriously."---Jeremy Clarke, Literary Review "A model for how to write philosophy clearly and non-technically without lapsing into banality or truism. . . . Warm, lucid and sane."---Joe Moran, Times Higher Education "A concise, entertaining and humane guide through life's most difficult territory."---Simon Ings, The Spectator "A delightful amalgam of self-help and intellectual inquiry." * The Economist * "Setiya's elegant little volume is a 'philosophical guide' to what he calls the 'existential questions of midlife'."---Jonathan Derbyshire, Financial Times "An accessible exploration of what history's great thinkers have had to say on the subject [of midlife]."---Sarah Murdoch, Toronto Star "There's an uplifting message here for everyone. If you're in midlife, rest assured you wouldn't really enjoy being young again. If you're young, stop worrying about future regret, since even the best choices necessitate loss. And if you're old? Be glad all those panic-inducing choices are behind you."---Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian "This is a wonderfully rich and illuminating examination of the turmoil of midlife."---PD Smith, The Guardian "Setiya rediscovers very old wisdom here. It might help with a midlife crisis. But really, he is talking about the meaning of life. It is good that analytic philosophy is so much less scared of that topic than it used to be. I very much hope that Setiya's valuable and accessible book might help it to be less afraid also of the stages on life's way."---Christopher Hamilton, Mind "To me the book has succeeded in making a real difference."---Thomas Poelzler, Ethical Perspectives

Övrig information

Kieran Setiya is professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of Reasons without Rationalism (Princeton) and Knowing Right from Wrong. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with his wife and son.


Introduction 1 1 A Brief History of the Midlife Crisis 6 2 Is That All There Is? 29 3 Missing Out 54 4 Retrospection 77 5 Something to Look Forward To 103 6 Living in the Present 127 Conclusion 155 Acknowledgments 161 Notes 163 Index 183