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The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life (edició 2017)

de Michael Puett (Autor)

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"Why is a course on ancient Chinese philosophers one of the most popular at Harvard? It's because the course challenges all our modern assumptions about what it takes to flourish. This is why Professor Michael Puett says to his students, The encounter with these ideas will change your life. As one of them told his collaborator, author Christine Gross-Loh, You can open yourself up to possibilities you never imagined were even possible. These astonishing teachings emerged two thousand years ago through the work of a succession of Chinese scholars exploring how humans can improve themselves and their society. And what are these counterintuitive ideas? Good relationships come not from being sincere and authentic, but from the rituals we perform within them. Influence comes not from wielding power but from holding back. Excellence comes from what we choose to do, not our natural abilities. A good life emerges not from planning it out, but through training ourselves to respond well to small moments. Transformation comes not from looking within for a true self, but from creating conditions that produce new possibilities. In other words, [this book] upends everything we are told about how to lead a good life. Above all, unlike most books on the subject, its most radical idea is that there is no path to follow in the first place-- just a journey we create anew at every moment by seeing and doing things differently. Sometimes voices from the past can offer possibilities for thinking afresh about the future"--Amazon.com.… (més)
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Títol:The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life
Autors:Michael Puett (Autor)
Informació:Simon & Schuster (2017), Edition: Reprint, 240 pages
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“There’s a third approach [to decision-making]. We can constantly hone our emotional sense so that it works in sync with our mind, in order to make decisions that open up the future rather than close it down.” and “honing your emotions so that your better responses create a better trajectory”
“Think of yourself as a farmer, rather than thinking about who you are and arranging your goals around that. Your goal then becomes laying the ground for various interests and sides of yourself to grow organically.” ( )
  bowendwelle | Apr 19, 2021 |
Really good introduction to Chinese thought that many of us in the West might not be familiar with. I had read many of these philosophers before, but this book opened my mind to some of their ideas in ways I hadn't previously considered ( )
  evenlake | Mar 23, 2021 |
This was a nice high-level overview, but I had trouble getting the contrasts between the philosophies. They all seemed similar/the same except they had different names for “the way”. Maybe I feel this way because I listened to the audiobook and didn’t have the print in front of me, but even so, after listening to this book, I’m not willing to buy the print version to get more from it. ( )
  pmichaud | Dec 21, 2020 |
There is a particular talent involved in being able to connect multiple centuries-old philosophies from a culture completely different from ours, and make them timely, relevant, and applicable. This is the kind of book that you read a few pages at a time, so as to take each nugget of wisdom out, and truly mull it over, to make life connections of your own.

I highly recommend the audiobook; listening to Puett and Gross-Loh read their own words lends emphasis to some things that reading the book does not.

I’ve read about a number of these philosophies in other books, in more detail, and I see a number of other reviewers saying that they don’t appreciate the light touch offered in this book. I feel like Puett and Gross-Loh are trusting us enough to go explore these philosophers on our own, and have in fact provided an ebook of relevant passages, as if to bridge us from this book to the original works, and a tidy “Resources and Further Reading” section at the back encourages this view. “Start here, but keep going…”.

For myself, this is an excellent book for a purpose I doubt the authors intended. I spend a lot of time trying to educate people about how Traditional Chinese Medicine is an utterly different paradigm from Western medicine, yet still entirely applicable and indeed complimentary. This volume is an excellent way to illustrate, briefly and directly, how it is that wisdom from an alternate paradigm can be both illuminating and rewarding.
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  laureenH | Aug 26, 2019 |
Awful. An anti Buddhism rant. Maybe I'm being harsh but this book brought out very strong reactions. The author spent much time mocking Buddhism and clearly knows very little about it. Rife with unproven claims like meditation can't bring peace outside of the meditation mat. Umm, yes it can and does. How about googling some meditation studies, oh Harvard educated ones?? Seems unprofessional and unusual to find in a book on spirituality. Completely turned me off to reading anything more about Chinese philosophy, but I'm hoping it's just this book. ( )
  Jandrew74 | May 26, 2019 |
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It is not that the Way broadens humans; it is that humans broaden the Way.  —Confucius, the Analects
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On a crisp, sunny morning in the fall of 2013, I sat in on a course at Harvard University on Chinese philosophy.
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the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosophers force us to question many of the beliefs we take for granted.
The way we think we're living our lives isn't the way we live them.
honing our instincts, training our emotions, and engaging in a constant process of self-cultivation so that eventually—at moments both crucial and mundane—we would react in the right, ethical way to each particular situation. Through those responses, we elicit positive responses in those around us. These thinkers taught that in this way, every encounter and experience offers a chance to actively create a new and better world.
By thinking of human nature as monolithic, we instantly limit our potential.
Our emotional dispositions develop by looking outward, not inward.
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"Why is a course on ancient Chinese philosophers one of the most popular at Harvard? It's because the course challenges all our modern assumptions about what it takes to flourish. This is why Professor Michael Puett says to his students, The encounter with these ideas will change your life. As one of them told his collaborator, author Christine Gross-Loh, You can open yourself up to possibilities you never imagined were even possible. These astonishing teachings emerged two thousand years ago through the work of a succession of Chinese scholars exploring how humans can improve themselves and their society. And what are these counterintuitive ideas? Good relationships come not from being sincere and authentic, but from the rituals we perform within them. Influence comes not from wielding power but from holding back. Excellence comes from what we choose to do, not our natural abilities. A good life emerges not from planning it out, but through training ourselves to respond well to small moments. Transformation comes not from looking within for a true self, but from creating conditions that produce new possibilities. In other words, [this book] upends everything we are told about how to lead a good life. Above all, unlike most books on the subject, its most radical idea is that there is no path to follow in the first place-- just a journey we create anew at every moment by seeing and doing things differently. Sometimes voices from the past can offer possibilities for thinking afresh about the future"--Amazon.com.

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