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Philosophy for Everyone and No One: On Two Recent Books by John Kaag - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Hiking with Nietzsche On Becoming Who You Are By John Kaag Published 09.25.2018 Farrar, Straus and Giroux"
books  review  philosophy  autobiography 
may 2019 by tsuomela
The Seymour Hersh Weekly | The New Republic
"REPORTER by Seymour M. HershKnopf, 368 pp., $27.95"
book  review  journalism  autobiography  history 
june 2018 by tsuomela
The American Scholar: Letter to Posterity - Arthur C. Danto
By Arthur Danto. "A passion for philosophy led me to my first career, and a passion for art led me to a second, as a critic"
philosophy  biography  autobiography 
november 2013 by tsuomela
The Presidential memoirs of George W. Bush, review : The New Yorker
For him, the war remains “eternally right,” a success with unfortunate footnotes. His decisions, he still believes, made America safer, gave Iraqis hope, and changed the future of the Middle East for the better. Of these three claims, only one is true—the second—and it’s a truth steeped in tragedy.
Bush ends “Decision Points” with the sanguine thought that history’s verdict on his Presidency will come only after his death. During his years in office, two wars turned into needless disasters, and the freedom agenda created such deep cynicism around the world that the word itself was spoiled. In America, the gap between the rich few and the vast majority widened dramatically, contributing to a historic financial crisis and an ongoing recession; the poisoning of the atmosphere continued unabated; and the Constitution had less and less say over the exercise of executive power. Whatever the judgments of historians, these will remain foregone conclusions.
about(GeorgeBush)  book  review  autobiography  decision-making  politicians  history 
november 2010 by tsuomela
Night - The New York Review of Books
I suffer from a motor neuron disorder, in my case a variant of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): Lou Gehrig's disease.
biography  experience  disability  neurology  diseases  health  essay  autobiography 
january 2010 by tsuomela
What's Your Story? The Psychological Science of Life History Research: Scientific American
To put it starkly, McAdams has found there are basically two types of people in this world. First, there are those who view life-altering experiences during young adulthood (such as death, crime, addiction, abuse, relationship woes, loss, failure and other abysmal yet often unavoidable plights of the human saga) as “contaminative episodes” in their life stories, where prior to the event everything is seen, retrospectively, through rose-tined glasses and the event as a type of toxic incident that corrodes into the present and ruins the rest of the life course. In a contamination sequence, an emotionally positive event suddenly goes bad. And then there are those who view such dramatic events as “redemptive episodes” in their self-narratives, who, like Katherine Ann Power or Jean Valjean, eventually transform or redeem bad scenes into good outcomes, by becoming better people and benefiting society.
psychology  personality  story-telling  narrative  autobiography 
may 2009 by tsuomela

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