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The art of losing control
a philosopher's search for ecstatic experience
VerfasserIn: Evans, Jules
Verfasserangabe: Jules Evans
Jahr: 2017
Verlag: Edinburgh, Canongate Books
Mediengruppe: Buch
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Humans have always sought ecstatic experiences - moments where they go beyond their ordinary self and feel connected to something greater than them. Such moments are fundamental to human flourishing, but they can also be dangerous.
Beginning around the Enlightenment, western intellectual culture has written off ecstasy as ignorance or delusion. But philosopher Jules Evans argues that this diminishes our reality and denies us the healing, connection and meaning that ecstasy can bring.
He sets out to discover how people find ecstasy in a post-religious culture, how it can be good for us, and also harmful. Along the way, he explores the growing science of ecstasy, to help the reader - and himself - learn the art of losing control.
Jules' exploration of ecstasy is an intellectual and emotional odyssey balancing personal experience, interviews and readings from ancient and modern philosophers that will change the way you think about how you feel. From Aristotle and Plato, via the Bishop of London and Sister Bliss, radical jihadis and Silicon Valley transhumanists, The Art of Losing Control is a funny and life-enhancing journey through under-explored terrain.
VerfasserIn: Evans, Jules
VerfasserInnenangabe: Jules Evans
Jahr: 2017
Verlag: Edinburgh, Canongate Books
Systematik: PI.GT, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 978-1-7821-1867-1
2. ISBN: 1-7821-1867-5
Beschreibung: xxvi, 267 Seiten : Illustrationen
Sprache: Englisch
Fußnote: Includes bibliographical references and index. - Text englisch
Mediengruppe: Buch