Coping: A Philosophical Guide - cover image

Copyright

Luc Bovens

Published On

2021-12-02

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-278-2
Hardback978-1-80064-279-9
PDF978-1-80064-280-5
HTML978-1-80064-659-9
XML978-1-80064-283-6
EPUB978-1-80064-281-2
MOBI978-1-80064-282-9

Language

  • English

Print Length

172 pages (x+162)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 12 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.47" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 16 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.63" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback745g (26.28oz)
Hardback1126g (39.72oz)

Media

Illustrations6

OCLC Number

1288664624

LCCN

2020447505

BIC

  • HPQ
  • HPC
  • YQZ

BISAC

  • PHI005000
  • PHI031000
  • EDU040000

LCC

  • BF335

Keywords

  • philosophical essay
  • life’s challenges
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Coping

A Philosophical Guide

Coping and Philosophy is a collection of philosophical essays on how we deal with life’s challenges. We hope for better times, but what is hope and is it a good thing to hope? How do we look back and make sense of our lives in the face of death? What is the nature of love and how do we deal with its hardships? What makes for a genuine apology and is there too much or too little apologizing in this world? Can we effect changes in ourselves to adapt to our circumstances? And how can we sense of all the counsel that people have: be grateful, don’t cry over spilled milk, eat well, …

This volume is a perfect companion text for courses such as Philosophy of Life, The Meaning of Life, or for a moral psychology component in an Ethics course. The material is written for readers who are new to philosophy and progresses in short blog-style sections. It draws on literature, music, podcasts, and news items. Each chapter has a set of questions for discussion or essay writing and suggestions for material to explore the topic further.

Endorsements

Many if not most areas of our lives call for coping responses or mechanisms. In this wonderfully concise, lively and wise book, Luc Bovens shows us how philosophy can aid our self-understanding and better prepare us for the challenges that face us.

Gerald Lang

University of Leeds

Contents

1. Hope

(pp. 6–27)
  • Luc Bovens
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0268.01

2. Death

(pp. 28–43)
  • Luc Bovens
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0268.02

3. Love

(pp. 44–67)
  • Luc Bovens
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0268.03

4. Reconciliation

(pp. 68–83)
  • Luc Bovens
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0268.04

5. Self-Management

(pp. 84–101)
  • Luc Bovens
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0268.05

6. Counsel

(pp. 102–116)
  • Luc Bovens
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0268.06

Final Words

(pp. 117–118)
  • Luc Bovens
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0268.07

Additional Teaching Materials

(pp. 119–120)
  • Luc Bovens
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0268.08

Discussion Questions

(pp. 121–128)
  • Luc Bovens
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0268.09

Links

(pp. 129–154)
  • Luc Bovens
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0268.10

Why This Book?

(pp. 1–5)
  • Luc Bovens
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0268.11

Contributors

Luc Bovens

(author)
Professor in the Department of Philosophy at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill