The Middle Way: Finding Happiness in a World of Extremes

The Middle Way Finding Happiness in a World of Extremes Today our global village is filled with strife caused primarily by extremists of every kind all unwilling to compromise But there is a better way a middle way where we might discover common ground

  • Title: The Middle Way: Finding Happiness in a World of Extremes
  • Author: Lou Marinoff
  • ISBN: 9781402743443
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Today, our global village is filled with strife, caused primarily by extremists of every kind, all unwilling to compromise But there is a better way a middle way where we might discover common ground for peace, both personally and universally Lou Marinoff, professor of philosophy and author of Plato, not Prozac, reveals the ABCs of finding that spiritually rich path AriToday, our global village is filled with strife, caused primarily by extremists of every kind, all unwilling to compromise But there is a better way a middle way where we might discover common ground for peace, both personally and universally Lou Marinoff, professor of philosophy and author of Plato, not Prozac, reveals the ABCs of finding that spiritually rich path Aristotle, Buddha, and Confucius Each of these wise men knew that extremism destroys happiness, health and harmony, and shared the supremely important notion that the main purpose of our existence is to lead a good life, here and now In three sections, Marinoff examines the contemporary world and shows how the Middle Way provides solutions to our most pressing problems Part One looks at civilizational dynamics that drive both cooperation and conflict across borders, and introduces each of the ABCs The second segment focuses on some notorious extremes including political polarization, and simmering religious, tribal, gender, cultural, and economic divides and how the ABCs can reconcile them And the third, final section enlightens us on how we all can apply the ABCs to the betterment of our own lives and humanity as a whole A short list of recommended readings accompanies each chapter, along with illustrations, maps, and eye opening charts.

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    1. Lou Marinoff

      Louis Joshua Marinoff is a philosopher, author, and philosophical practitioner Founding President of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association APPA.

    821 thoughts on “The Middle Way: Finding Happiness in a World of Extremes”

    1. The first section (170 or so pages) of this book is a dicussion of the the ABCs of the middle way; Aristotle, Buddha and Confucius. The concept is that the Western philosphy of Aristotle (individual fulfillment as a necessary condition of societal harmony) and the Eatern of Confucius (societal harmony as a necessary condition of individual fulfillment) are brought together and harnessed by the Buddha's teachings of the middle way. The middle way is put forth by the author as the path through a w [...]


    2. Self-help for the academic-minded, Part I of Lou Marinoff's THE MIDDLE WAY provides a brief introduction to the life philosophies of Aristotle, Buddha, and Confucius. Part II is a lengthy exploration of the current cultural extremes operating in the globalized world, with explanations of how these ABCs might mitigate such imbalances. And Part III offers a practical, albeit somewhat brief outline of how to apply this "middle way" to one's own life in order to find personal happiness and fulfillme [...]


    3. The first 170 pages are extraordinary and kept me clogged into the reading chair without wanting to think about anything else. And then part 2 came along Lou describes extremes in the world in all broad aspects of living and society, from economics to politics and religion. Some parts are educative and allows the user to learn something, but most parts are just proof of his miscontent with those extremes which tend to drag on for way too long. The last chapter defines a nice conclusion and I wou [...]


    4. Es un libro dividido en 2 partes (una sobre ética y otra sobre política) y un pequeño resumen final.Pros:-La primera parte describe una interesante reflexión de cómo el "camino medio" de Buda puede reconciliar las aparentemente opuestas filosofías de Aristóteles y Confucio.-El resumen del final es conveniente.Cons:-La parte de la política es demasiado larga y bastante imparcial, aunque tiene un toque interesante de dinamita intelectual (sobretodo respecto a la polarización de opiniones) [...]


    5. Though I enjoyed Marinoff's focus on the Middle Way as a life-guiding philosophy, I began to become annoyed with his constant paranoia regarding the American university system (the American Gulag) and the "dangerous" proliferation of postmodernism, amongst other topics. It seems that he could have written two books: one on the Middle Way and another critiquing postmodern Western civilization. Regardless of this, I would recommend this book for its fine synthesis of the respective philosophies of [...]


    6. about half way through. loving it, and in a world of extremes, I would recommend it to anyone that wants to look at and contemplate the middle way


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