The Path: A New Way to Think About Everything
Puett (Michael) & Gross-Loh (Christine)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

Cover Blurb

  1. The first book of its kind, The Path draws on the work of the great but largely unknown1 Chinese philosophers to offer a profound guide to living well. By explaining what these teachings reveal about subjects from decision-making to relationships, it challenges some of our deepest held assumptions, forcing us to "unlearn" many ideas that inform modern society. The way we think we're living our lives isn't the way we live them.
  2. The authors show that we live well not by "finding" ourselves and slavishly following a grand plan, as so much of Western thought would have us believe, but rather through a path of self-cultivation and engagement with the world. Believing in a "true self" only restricts what we can become - and tiny changes, from how we think about careers to how we talk with our family, can start to have powerful effects that will open up constellations of new possibilities.
  3. Professor Michael Puett's course in Chinese philosophy has taken Harvard by storm. In The Path, he collaborates with journalist and author Christine Gross-Loh to make this timeless wisdom accessible to everyone for the very first time.



In-Page Footnotes ("Puett (Michael) & Gross-Loh (Christine) - The Path: A New Way to Think About Everything")

Footnote 1: Presumably only outside China?


BOOK COMMENT:
  • Viking (7 April 2016)
  • For the YouTube video of the lecture Michael Puett gave at the RSA on 28th April 2016, see Link
  • And the audio-only is at Link



"Puett (Michael) - RSA Lecture: The Path to Living Well"

Source: RSA Lecture / PodCast


Royal Society of Arts Lecture (28th April 2016)



"Puett (Michael) & Gross-Loh (Christine) - The Path: A New Way to Think About Everything"

Source: Puett (Michael) & Gross-Loh (Christine) - The Path: A New Way to Think About Everything



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