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The Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World's Great Intellectual Traditions is an invigorating way to begin or to continue your pursuit of these questions, with no previous background in philosophical or religious thought required. Its 36 lectures offer a rigorous and wide-ranging exploration of what various spiritual, religious, and philosophical traditions from both the East and the West have contributed to this profound line of questioning. Guided by Professor Jay L. Garfield of Smith College-as well as of the University of Massachusetts, Melbourne University in Australia, and the Central University of Tibetan Studies in India-you'll gain insights from a broad array of sources, including these: Ancient Indian texts, including the Bhagavad-Gita Foundational Chinese texts such as the Daodejing and the Chuang Tzu Classical Western texts such as Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics and Marcus Aurelius's Meditations Modern philosophers such as David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Leo Tolstoy The unique perspectives offered by Native Americans; in this case, the Lakota Sioux medicine man and writer, John Lame Deer More recent and contemporary philosophers, such as Mohandas Gandhi and the Dalai Lama
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Book Description The Great Courdes, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1598037188