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Coping: A Philosophical Guide

Coping: A Philosophical Guide Luc Bovens. Illustrations by Fiorella Lavado
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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

Coping 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 bring about changes in ourselves to adapt to our circumstances? How can we make sense of all the good advice—such as, count your blessings, don’t cry over spilled milk—that people have on offer?

Coping is a perfect companion text for a moral psychology course, a resilience course, or part of an ethics course. The material is written for readers who are new to philosophy and progresses in short self-contained sections. It draws on literature, music, podcasts, and news items. Each chapter has questions for discussion or essay writing and suggestions for material to explore the topic further.

Coping: A Philosophical Guide
Luc Bovens. Illustrations by Fiorella Lavado | December 2021
172 pp. | 6 colour illustrations | 6.14" x 9.21" (234 x 156 mm)
ISBN Paperback: 9781800642782
ISBN Hardback: 9781800642799
ISBN Digital (PDF): 9781800642805
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DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0268
Categories: BIC: HPQ (Ethics and moral Philosophy), HPC (History of Western Philosophy), YQZ (Educational: study and revision guides); BISAC: PHI005000 (Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy), PHI031000 (Philosophy / Movements / General), EDU040000 (Education / Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects); OCLC Number: 1288664624.

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Luc Bovens is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he teaches in the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program. He is a joint author with Stephan Hartmann of Bayesian Epistemology (OUP 2003) and has collaborated with Fiorella Lavado on the TESS (Teaching Ethics with Short Stories) website (2018). His interests are in moral psychology and philosophy & public policy. He has held previous appointments in the University of Colorado at Boulder (1990-2003) and in the London School of Economics and Political Science (2004-2017).

Fiorella Lavado is a Peruvian British artist living and working in London. She has collaborated with scientists, philosophers, and journalists on various art projects, finding the intersection between art and science a rich source of inspiration. Her work has been exhibited in prestigious institutions such as the Royal Astronomical Society in London, the Schering Foundation in Berlin, and the Benaki Museum in Athens.