The art of losing control : a philosopher's search for ecstatic experience / Jules Evans.
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 9781782118787 9781782118787 (pbk.) :
In the great complex web of modern life, our rational minds spend every second of our conscious hours scanning the horizon for opportunities and threats. We must get ahead, win friends, influence people, attract praise and avoid blame. But why should our lives be governed only by rationalism, when we are capable of so many more states of experience? We need to find a way to escape the isolation of our egos - not simply for our wellbeing, but because our understanding of life is less rich, less profound and less rigorous without doing so.
xxvi, 267 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
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