Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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Philosophy bites

By Edmonds, David

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: 100

Call Number: 109.2 EDM

Edmonds and Warburton challenged some of the world's leading philosophers to hold forth on their favorite topics for their podcast, Philosophy bites. The result is a book that give unexpected insights into hot topics spanning ethics, politics, metaphysics, aesthetics, and the meaning of life.

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Mind: a brief introduction

By Searle, John R.

Publishing Date: 2004

Classification: 100

Call Number: 128.2 SEA

A fascinating look at the philosophy of the human mind skillfully deconstructs the most famous and influential theories on the subject and examines and comes to grip with the twelve basic problems inherent in the study of the mind. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Lastingness: the art of old age

By Delbanco, Nicholas

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: 100

Call Number: 155.672 DEL

One of the country's leading literary scholars explores the fascinating question of why some people's creative talents flourish with age while others' fade.

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A guide to the good life: the ancient art of Stoic joy

By Irvine, William Braxton

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: 100

Call Number: 171.2 IRV

"In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life. Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the Stoics, Irvine offers a road map for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many of us. Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life. As he does so, he describes his own experiences practicing Stoicism and offers valuable firsthand advice for anyone wishing to live better by following in the footsteps of these ancient philosophers. We learn how to minimize worry, how to let go of the past and focus on the things we can control, and how to deal with insults, grief, old age, and the distracting temptations of fame and fortune. We learn from Marcus Aurelius the importance of prizing only things of true value, and from Epictetus we learn how to be more content with what we have." "Finally, A Guide to the Good Life shows us how to become thoughtful observers of our own lives. If we watch ourselves as we go about our daily business and later reflect on what we saw, we can better identify the sources of distress and eventually avoid that pain. By doing this, the Stoics thought, we can hope to attain a truly joyful life."--Jacket.

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Wisdom: from philosophy to neuroscience

By Hall, Stephen S.

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: 100

Call Number: 179.9 HAL

A compelling investigation into one of the most coveted and cherished ideals, "Wisdom" also chronicles the efforts of modern science to penetrate the mysterious nature of this timeless virtue.

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