Self Knowledge

Author: The School of Life
Publisher: School of Life
ISBN: 9780995753501
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An examination of the importance of self-knowledge, providing practical exercises to aid self-discovery.

How To Be Bored

Author: Eva Hoffman
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250078687
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In the latest installment of the acclaimed School of Life series, learn how to make peace with your down time—and even benefit from it. Lethargic inactivity can be debilitating and depressing, but in the modern world the pendulum has swung far in the other direction. We live in a hyperactive, over-stimulated age. Uninterrupted activity can seem exciting, but it can also leave us emotionally disorientated and mentally depleted. How can we recover a sense of balance and a richness in our lives? In How to Be Bored, Eva Hoffman argues for the need to cultivate curiosity and self-knowledge and to relish moments of unplugged idleness and non-virtual contact with others. Drawing on psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and a wide range of literature, she emphasizes the need to understand our own preferences and purposes and to replenish our inner resources. This book aims to make readers more vigorously engaged in their lives and to restore a sense of depth and meaning to their experiences.

Great Thinkers

Author: The School of Life
Publisher: School of Life
ISBN: 9780993538704
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Simple tools from 60 great thinkers throughout history to improve your life today.

How To Stay Sane

Author: Philippa Perry
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230766013
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There is no simple set of instructions that can guarantee sanity, but if you want to overcome emotional difficulties and become happier, psychotherapist Philippa Perry argues that there are four cornerstones to sanity you can influence to bring about change. By developing your self-observation skills, examining how you relate to others, breaking out of your comfort zone and exploring new ways of defining yourself, she demonstrates that it is possible to become a little less tortured and a little more fulfilled. This book is at once a brilliant explanation of our minds and a profoundly useful guide to facing up to the many challenges life throws our way. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched May 2012: How to Stay Sane by Philippa Perry How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric How to Worry Less About Money by John Armstrong How to Change the World by John-Paul Flintoff How to Thrive in the Digital Age by Tom Chatfield How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton

How To Be A Leader

Author: Martin Bjergegaard
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250078741
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What does it really mean to take a leadership role? In this book, learn how true leaders are made and how you can be one too No one is born to lead. This is the idea at the heart of this thoughtful book on true leadership. While popular culture feeds us images of the stereotypical leader—charismatic, powerful, decisive—the truth is, with the right amount of self-knowledge and authenticity, anyone can be a good leader. There are countless courses and books available on leadership technique, decision-making and public speaking, but How to Be a Leader by Martin Bjergegaard and Cosmina Popa aims to give you the tools to understand and bring out your own individual leadership style. With an in-depth look at what it really means to lead, and the differences between being a manager and being a leader, this book invites you to explore and learn about the unique leader in you.

Job To Love

Author: School Of Life
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780993538759
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How To Find Love

Author: The School of Life
Publisher: School of Life
ISBN: 9780995573697
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A guide to making wiser, more informed choices in love, drawing on in-depth analysis to explain our instinct for romantic self-sabotage.

On Confidence

Author: The School of Life
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ISBN: 9780995573673
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A thought-provoking essay that teaches us that confidence is not a gift from the gods, but a skill that can be learned.

The Self And Self Knowledge

Author: Annalisa Coliva
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199590656
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Investigates philosophical issues to do with the self and self-knowledge. It focuses on two main problems: how to account for I-thoughts and the consequences that doing so would have for our notion of the self; and how to explain subjects' ability to know the kind of psychological states they enjoy.

The Opacity Of Mind

Author: Peter Carruthers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199685142
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It is widely believed that people have privileged and authoritative access to their own thoughts. The Opacity of Mind challenges the consensus view and subjects the theories in question to critical scrutiny, while showing that they are not protected against the findings of cognitive science by belonging to a separate 'explanatory space'. Access to our own thoughts is almost always interpretive, grounded in perceptual awareness of our own circumstances andbehavior, together with our own sensory imagery (including inner speech). Peter Carruthers proposes and defends the Interpretive Sensory-Access (ISA) theory of self-knowledge. This is supported through examination of many different types of evidence from across cognitive science, integrating a diverse set offindings into a single well-articulated theory. One outcome is that there are hardly any kinds of conscious thought. Another is that there is no such thing as conscious agency.