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- Print Length: 169 pages
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- Publication Date: October 22, 2018
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B07JNCC85S
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In it, you will find a complete summary of the free will vs determinism debate and feel the energizing effects of being in control of your own fate. Kick nihilism in the butt and change your outlook on life.
You will also find proof of secular ethics, which is a system of morality. In my opinion, through understanding morality, you can increase your emotional self-defense. Emotional self-defense is about feeling certainty about what is right and wrong and not allowing others to manipulate you. Though the author doesn't use this language directly, this book can equip you with these tools for emotional self-defense.
The other great feature of this book is that it includes dialogs! In the tradition of philosophers like Socrates, Molyneux takes you through philosophical arguments point by point. I found these dialogs so helpful and entertaining.
Overall, this is a concise and fascinating book. A great introduction to Universally Preferable Behavior, or a useful review for those of us who haven't read UPB for a few years. 🙂
I recently finished Stefans 'The Art of The Argument' and must say that I enjoyed Essential Philosophy more. I'd still suggest reading the former, it's a good read, but the latter flowed better, felt more complete. His writing style is definitely improving.
I enjoy Stefan and the work he does to spread philosophical insights in an easily digestible manner for many people worldwide, and this work is no exception. Well done.