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12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
 

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surpr... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780345816023
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Published 23 January 2018 by Random House
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Peterson, Jordan B.
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ISBN-13 9780345816023
ISBN-10 0345816021
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House Canada
Publication Date 23 January 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Peterson, Jordan B.
Other Doidge, Norman
Other Van Scriver, Ethan
Category Social & Political Philosophy
Popular Psychology
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 231mm
Spine: 38mm
Weight 653g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Conduct of life, Conduct of life - Philosophy
NBS Text Self Improvement: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 170.44
Catalogue Code 750078

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What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. The 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for Jordan Peterson: Jordan Peterson is the most important and influential Canadian thinker since Marshall McLuhan. His international fame and impact continue to grow exponentially. Peterson's bold interdisciplinary synthesis of psychology, anthropology, science, politics and comparative religion is forming the template for the genuinely humanistic university of the future. --Camille Paglia Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life hits home--from identifying the deeply engrained hierarchical ladder that motivates our decision making to asking indispensable and sometimes politically unpopular questions about your life and suggesting ways to better it. If that's not enough, its first twenty pages give a summary of evolutionary psychology that's breathtaking. --Howard Bloom, author of The Lucifer Principle Firm but caring. . . . Peterson speaks the way I always wished my father had. . . . He is the right man at the right time, someone capable of showing young men that cleaning up their room has cosmic significance, and that imposing a little order upon chaos is good for the soul, which in turn is good for the world. --National Review One of the most important thinkers to emerge on the world stage for many years. --The Spectator

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Author's Bio

JORDAN B. PETERSON, raised and toughened in the frigid wastelands of Northern Alberta, has flown a hammer-head roll in a carbon-fiber stunt-plane, explored an Arizona meteorite crater with astronauts, and built a Kwagu'l ceremonial bighouse on the upper floor of his Toronto home after being invited into and named by that Canadian First Nation. He's taught mythology to lawyers, doctors and business people, consulted for the UN Secretary General, helped his clinical clients manage depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia, served as an adviser to senior partners of major Canadian law firms, and lectured extensively in North America and Europe. With his students and colleagues at Harvard and the University of Toronto, Dr. Peterson has published over a hundred scientific papers, transforming the modern understanding of personality, while his book Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief revolutionized the psychology of religion. The author lives in Toronto, ON. www.jordanbpeterson.com

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