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Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything

Victor J Strecher · HarperOne
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A pioneer in the field of behavioral science delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness.Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn't matter how much wind is in your sails if you're not steering...
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The Boundaries of Desire: A Century of Good Sex, Bad Laws, and Changing Identities

Eric Berkowitz · Counterpoint LLC
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The act of reproduction, and its variants, never change much, but our ideas about the meaning of sex are in constant flux. Switch a decade, cross a border, or traverse class lines and the harmless pleasures of one group become the gravest crimes in another.Combining meticulous research...
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On What Matters, Vol. 1

Derek Parfit · Oxford University Press
Pages: 592
Format: Book

On What Matters is a major work in moral philosophy. It is the long-awaited follow-up to Derek Parfit's 1984 book Reasons and Persons, one of the landmarks of twentieth-century philosophy. In this first volume Parfit presents a powerful new treatment of reasons and rationality, and a critical...
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Westworld and Philosophy

James B South · Wiley-Blackwell
Pages: 280
Format: Paperback

"We can't define consciousness because consciousness does not exist. Humans fancy that there's something special about the way we perceive the world, and yet we live in loops as tight and as closed as the hosts do, seldom questioning our choices, content, for the most part,...
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Walden

Henry David Thoreau · Princeton University Pres
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

One of the most influential and compelling books in American literature, Walden is a vivid account of the years that Henry D. Thoreau spent alone in a secluded cabin at Walden Pond. This edition--introduced by noted American writer John Updike--celebrates the perennial importance of a classic...
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You Are Not Special: ... And Other Encouragements

David McCullough Jr. · Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 316
Format: Print book

David mccullough, Jr.'s now iconic high school commencement address was a tonic for children, parents, and educators alike. With wit and a perspective earned from raising four children and teaching high school students for nearly thirty years, McCullough expands on his speech, shares...
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The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives

William Stixrud · Viking
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

"An invaluable resource for the thinking parent." - Lisa Damour, bestselling author of UntangledA clinical neuropsychologist and test-prep guru combine cutting-edge brain science with insights from their work with families to make a radical case for giving kids more agency to unleash...
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The courage of hopelessness : a year of acting dangerously

Slavoj Z?iz?ek · Melville House Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In THE COURAGE OF HOPELESSNESS, maverick philosopher Slavoj Zizek returns to explore today's ideological, political and economic battles, and asks whether radical change is possible. In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint...
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Lines of Descent: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity

Anthony Appiah · Harvard Univ. Press
Pages: 227
Format: Hardcover

W. E. B. Du Bois never felt so at home as when he was a student at the University of Berlin. But Du Bois was also American to his core, scarred but not crippled by the racial humiliations of his homeland. In Lines of Descent, Kwame Anthony Appiah traces the twin lineages of Du Bois'...
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The Timothy Leary Project: Inside the Great Counterculture Experiment

Jennifer Ulrich · Abrams Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The first collection of Timothy Leary's (1920-1996) selected papers and correspondence opens a window on the ideas that inspired the counterculture of the 1960s and the fascination with LSD that continues to the present. The man who coined the phrase "turn on, tune in, drop...
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The Ultimate Guide to Raising Teens and Tweens: Strategies for Unlocking Your Child's Full Potential

Douglas Haddad · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 286
Format: Paperback

Are you concerned or frustrated with the choices your child makes when it comes to their peer groups, study habits, and use of social media? Do you feel your child is pushing you away and your connection is weakening?Are you unsure of the next steps you should take to help your child succeed?...
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Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives

David M Levy · Yale University Press, 2016.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

From email to smart phones, and from social media to Google searches, digital technologies have transformed the way we learn, entertain ourselves, socialize, and work. Despite their usefulness, these technologies have often led to information overload, stress, and distraction. In recent...
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Counseling Special Populations in Schools

Emily S Fisher · Oxford University Press
Pages: 232
Format: Paperback

Counseling Special Populations in Schools provides school-based mental health professionals with practical, specific strategies for counseling special populations of students who are at risk for academic, social, emotional, and behavioral problems in school. These special populations include...
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Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment

Francis Fukuyama · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for domestic and international affairs of stateIn 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American institutions were...
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