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              Hiking with Nietzsche: Becoming Who You Are

              Hiking with Nietzsche: Becoming Who You Are (Hardback)

              By Kaag, John

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              Hiking with Nietzsche is a tale of two philosophical journeys - one made by John Kaag as an introspective teenager, the other seventeen years later in radically different circumstances: now a husband and father with his wife and small child in tow. Kaag travels to the Swiss peaks... above Sils Maria, where Nietzsche routinely summered, and where he wrote his mysterious landmark work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Both trips are made in search of the wisdom at the core of Nietzsche's philosophy, yet they bring Kaag to radically different interpretations and revelations about the human condition. Hiking with Nietzsche is an entertaining, intimate exploration not only of Nietzsche's ideals but of how his philosophy relates to us in the twenty-first century. It is about defeating complacency, balancing sanity and madness and coming to grips with the unobtainable. It speaks to our different stages of life. As Kaag hikes, alone or with his family, but always with Nietzsche, he finds that even slipping can be instructive. It is in the process of climbing and the inevitable missteps, that one has the chance, in Nietzsche's words, to 'become who you are.'
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              ISBN 9781783784943
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2018
              Publisher Granta Books
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              American Philosophy: A Love Story

              American Philosophy: A Love Story (Hardback)

              By Kaag, John

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              In American Philosophy, John Kaag - a disillusioned philosopher at sea in his marriage and career - stumbles upon a treasure trove of rare books on an old estate in the hinterlands of New Hampshire that once belonged to the Harvard philosopher William Ernest Hocking. The library ...includes notes from Whitman, inscriptions from Frost, and first editions of Hobbes, Descartes, and Kant. As he begins to catalog and preserve these priceless books, Kaag rediscovers the very tenets of American philosophy - self-reliance, pragmatism, the transcendent - and sees them in a twenty-first-century context. Hocking was one of the last true giants of American philosophy. After studying under Harvard's Philosophical Four - William James, George Santayana, Josiah Royce, and George Herbert Palmer - he held the most prestigious chair at the university for the first three decades of the twentieth century. And when his teachers eventually died, he collected the great books from their libraries (filled with marginalia) and combined them with his own rare volumes at his family's estate. And there they remained for nearly eighty years, a time capsule of American thought. Part intellectual history, part memoir, American Philosophy is an invigorating investigation of American pragmatism and the wisdom that underlies a meaningful life.
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              ISBN 9780374154486
              Released NZ 8 Nov 2016
              Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
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              Drone Warfare

              Drone Warfare (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kreps, Sarah E.; Kaag, John

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              One of the most significant and controversial developments in contemporary warfare is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones. In the last decade, US drone strikes have more than doubled and their deployment is transforming the way wars are fought acro...ss the globe.
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              ISBN 9780745680996
              Released NZ 25 Jul 2014
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series War and Conflict in the Modern World
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              Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life
               

              Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life (Paperback)

              By Kaag, John

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              • Pub Date
                15 May 20

              From the celebrated author of American Philosophy: A Love Story and Hiking with Nietzsche, a compelling introduction to the life-affirming philosophy of William James In 1895, William James, the father of American philosophy, delivered a lecture entitled Is Life Worth Living? It ...was no theoretical question for James, who had contemplated suicide during an existential crisis as a young man a quarter century earlier. Indeed, as John Kaag writes, James's entire philosophy, from beginning to end, was geared to save a life, his life 'and that's why it just might be able to save yours, too. Sick Souls, Healthy Minds is a compelling introduction to James's life and thought that shows why the founder of pragmatism and empirical psychology - and an inspiration for Alcoholics Anonymous - can still speak so directly and profoundly to anyone struggling to make a life worth living. Kaag tells how James's experiences as one of what he called the sick-souled, those who think that life might be meaningless, drove him to articulate an ideal of healthy-mindedness 'an attitude toward life that is open, active, and hopeful, but also realistic about its risks. In fact, all of James's pragmatism, resting on the idea that truth should be judged by its practical consequences for our lives, is a response to, and possible antidote for, crises of meaning that threaten to undo many of us at one time or another. Along the way, Kaag also movingly describes how his own life has been endlessly enriched by James. Eloquent, inspiring, and filled with insight, Sick Souls, Healthy Minds may be the smartest and most important self-help book you'll ever read.
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              ISBN 9780691207810
              Released NZ 15 May 2020
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life

              Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life (Hardback)

              By Kaag, John

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              From the celebrated author of American Philosophy: A Love Story and Hiking with Nietzsche, a compelling introduction to the life-affirming philosophy of William James In 1895, William James, the father of American philosophy, delivered a lecture entitled Is Life Worth Living? It ...was no theoretical question for James, who had contemplated suicide during an existential crisis as a young man a quarter century earlier. Indeed, as John Kaag writes, James's entire philosophy, from beginning to end, was geared to save a life, his life -and that's why it just might be able to save yours, too. Sick Souls, Healthy Minds is a compelling introduction to James's life and thought that shows why the founder of pragmatism and empirical psychology-and an inspiration for Alcoholics Anonymous-can still speak so directly and profoundly to anyone struggling to make a life worth living. Kaag tells how James's experiences as one of what he called the sick-souled, those who think that life might be meaningless, drove him to articulate an ideal of healthy-mindedness -an attitude toward life that is open, active, and hopeful, but also realistic about its risks. In fact, all of James's pragmatism, resting on the idea that truth should be judged by its practical consequences for our lives, is a response to, and possible antidote for, crises of meaning that threaten to undo many of us at one time or another. Along the way, Kaag also movingly describes how his own life has been endlessly enriched by James. Eloquent, inspiring, and filled with insight, Sick Souls, Healthy Minds may be the smartest and most important self-help book you'll ever read.
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              ISBN 9780691192161
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Hiking with Nietzsche: Becoming Who You Are
               

              Hiking with Nietzsche: Becoming Who You Are (Paperback)

              By Kaag, John

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              Hiking with Nietzsche is a tale of two philosophical journeys in the Swiss Alps: one made by John Kaag as an introspective teenager, the other seventeen years later in radically different circumstances - as a husband and father with his wife and small child in tow. Kaag travels t...o the peaks above Sils Maria where Nietzsche routinely summered, and where he wrote his mysterious landmark work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Both trips are made in search of the wisdom at the core of Nietzsche's philosophy, yet they bring Kaag to radically different revelations about the human condition. Entertaining, intimate and thought-provoking, Hiking with Nietzsche explores not only Nietzsche's ideals but how his philosophy relates to us in the 21st century. It is about defeating complacency, balancing sanity and madness and coming to grips with the unobtainable. As Kaag hikes into the high places, alone or with his family, but always with Nietzsche, he finds that the process of climbing and the inevitable missteps give one the chance, in Nietzsche's words, to 'become who you are'. Even when we think it too late to change, this most controversial of thinkers can inspire the rediscovery of meaning.
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              ISBN 9781783784950
              Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Granta Books
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              Drone Warfare

              Drone Warfare (Hardback)

              By Kreps, Sarah E.; Kaag, John

              • RRP: $108.99
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              One of the most significant and controversial developments in contemporary warfare is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones. In the last decade, US drone strikes have more than doubled and their deployment is transforming the way wars are fought acro...ss the globe.
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              ISBN 9780745680989
              Released NZ 25 Jul 2014
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series War and Conflict in the Modern World
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              American Philosophy: A Love Story

              American Philosophy: A Love Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kaag, John

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              The epic wisdom contained in a lost library helps the author turn his life around.

              ISBN 9780374537203
              Released NZ 14 Nov 2017
              Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
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              Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are
               

              Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kaag, John

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              A stimulating book about combating despair and complacency with searching reflection. --Heller McAlpin, NPR.org Named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR. One of Lit Hub's 15 Books You Should Read in September and one of Outside's Best Books of Fall A revelatory Alpine journey in the spir...it of the great Romantic thinker Friedrich Nietzsche Hiking with Nietzsche: Becoming Who You Are is a tale of two philosophical journeys--one made by John Kaag as an introspective young man of nineteen, the other seventeen years later, in radically different circumstances: he is now a husband and father, and his wife and small child are in tow. Kaag sets off for the Swiss peaks above Sils Maria where Nietzsche wrote his landmark work Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Both of Kaag's journeys are made in search of the wisdom at the core of Nietzsche's philosophy, yet they deliver him to radically different interpretations and, more crucially, revelations about the human condition. Just as Kaag's acclaimed debut, American Philosophy: A Love Story, seamlessly wove together his philosophical discoveries with his search for meaning, Hiking with Nietzsche is a fascinating exploration not only of Nietzsche's ideals but of how his experience of living relates to us as individuals in the twenty-first century. Bold, intimate, and rich with insight, Hiking with Nietzsche is about defeating complacency, balancing sanity and madness, and coming to grips with the unobtainable. As Kaag hikes, alone or with his family, but always with Nietzsche, he recognizes that even slipping can be instructive. It is in the process of climbing, and through the inevitable missteps, that one has the chance, in Nietzsche's words, to become who you are.
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              ISBN 9781250234681
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Picador
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              Idealism, Pragmatism, and Feminism: The Philosophy of Ella Lyman Cabot
               

              Idealism, Pragmatism, and Feminism: The Philosophy of Ella Lyman Cabot (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kaag, John

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              This is an intellectual biography in the most literal sense; at no point in the history of American philosophy has an individual embodied the ideals that they wrote about at length. Philosophical idealism, pragmatism and feminism served as guides for Ella Lyman Cabot as she enter...ed the discipline of philosophy, a discipline that continues to marginalize the work of women to this very day.
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              ISBN 9780739185988
              Released NZ 26 Mar 2015
              Publisher Lexington Books
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