The Three-Minute Philosopher: Inspiration for Modern Life
French philosophy and meditation expert Fabrice Midal'sThe Three-Minute Philosopher includes 40 brief essays for tappinginto a deeper understanding of your existence, with experiencesthat will transform you, enlighten you, and invite you to see theworld in a new way.Philosophy takes us by surprise. It challenges us, awakens us,and opens our minds. It does not tell us to be "wise" or to be aperfect being, but instead to nurture our own humanity.Philosophical thinking is the antithesis of the rampant dogmatismthat dominates so much public discussion, of the vehementlyexpressed opinions of those who think they know everything and whoinsist you agree with them. Self-proclaimed experts tell us tolisten to and obey their injunctions, but philosophers encourage usto think for ourselves. After all, philosophy addresses what makesus human and helps us navigate everyday life, from dealing withthat annoying colleague at work, to the panic of realizing thatyour fridge is empty when guests arrive out of the blue.Fabrice Midal teaches the power of trusting in our own thoughtsand strengthening our connection to humanity, as he guides usthrough the inspirational ideas of forty writers, artists,thinkers, and seers from Baudelaire to Nietzsche, Emily Dickinsonto Toni Morrison, Pablo Picasso to James Baldwin, and of course,Socrates to Aristotle. Simple, smart, and approachable, Midal'sthree-minute essays ask us to step back, reflect, and meditate, andencourage us to think about the world a little differently.