Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Philosophy Movements. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
1. The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America
The Metaphysical Club is the winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for History. A national bestseller and "hugely ambitious, unmistakably brilliant" (Janet Maslin, New York Times ) book about the creation of modern American thought. The Metaphysical Club was an informal group that met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1872, to talk about ideas. Its members included Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. future associate justice of the United States Supreme Court; William James, the father of modern American psychology; and Charles Sanders Peirce, logician, scientist, and the founder of semiotics. The Club was probably in existence for about nine months. No records were kept. The one thing we know that came out of it was an idea -- an idea about ideas. This book is the story of that idea. Holmes, James, and Peirce all believed that ideas are not things "out there" waiting to be discovered but are tools people invent -- like knives and forks and microchips -- to make their way in the world. They thought that ideas are produced not by individuals, but by groups of individuals -- that ideas are social. They do not develop according to some inner logic of their own but are entirely dependent-- like germs -- on their human carriers and environment. And they thought that the survival of any idea deps not on its immutability but on its adaptability. The Metaphysical Club is written in the spirit of this idea about ideas. It is not a history of philosophy but an absorbing narrative about personalities and social history, a story about America. It begins with the Civil War and s in 1919 with Justice Holmes's dissenting opinion in the case of U.S. v. Abrams-the basis for the constitutional law of free speech. The first four sections of the book focus on Holmes, James, Peirce, and their intellectual heir, John Dewey. The last section discusses some of the fundamental twentieth-century ideas they are associated with. This is a book about a way of thinking that changed American life.
- Author: Louis Menand
- Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First edition (April 10, 2002)
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, History
2. The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
"The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way." (Marcus Aurelius) We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek. These men and women were not exceptionally brilliant, lucky, or gifted. Their success came from timeless philosophical principles laid down by a Roman emperor who struggled to articulate a method for excellence in any and all situations. This book reveals that formula for the first time - and shows us how we can turn our own adversity into advantage.
- Author: Ryan Holiday
- Genre: Business & Money, Business Culture, Motivation & Self-Improvement
3. Designing the Mind: The Principles of Psychitecture
The Instant Cult Classic on the Art of Reprogramming Your Own Psychological Software A bold and fascinating dive into the nuts and bolts of psychological evolution, Designing the Mind: The Principles of Psychitecture is part philosophical manifesto, part practical self-development guide, all based on the teachings of legendary thinkers like Marcus Aurelius, Lao Tzu, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Abraham Maslow. The ideas and techniques it offers are all integrated into a vital theory for helping individuals scale the heights of self-mastery and lead great lives. "A fascinating framework" - Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, author of Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization This visionary guide argues that the mind can be compared to software, made up of many interwoven algorithms which were originally programmed by natural selection. Though most never learn to alter their default programming, it is possible to rewire cognitive biases, change ingrained habits, and transform emotional reactions. The process of psychitecture enables you to unplug from your own mind, identify its underlying patterns, and become the architect of your own enlightenment. "It has already changed my life, and I know it will change others as well" - Aaron T. Perkins, Executive Leadership Coach Simultaneously ancient and futuristic, Designing the Mind defies categorization, masterfully linking mindfulness to transhumanism, evolutionary psychology to Stoicism, and neuroscience to Buddhism. It frames the ideas of ancient sages as open-source code for the mind, putting forth a new, rational vision of spiritual enlightenment centered around gradual self-optimization. "Super intriguing" - Jason Silva, global keynote speaker and Emmy-nominated host of Brain Games This book will teach you to cultivate deep introspective insight. It will show you how to effortlessly change your automatic behaviors and manipulate your own desires so you always get what you want. It will provide a toolkit for building perpetual peace into your operating system. If you have ever longed for an operating manual for your own mind, this book will serve as a crucial guide for turning your own mind into a palace.
- Author: Designing the Mind
- Publisher: Independently published (January 10, 2021)
- Genre: Medical Books, Psychology
- ISBN: 979-8574576656
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.61 x 9 inches
4. Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender
Letting Go describes a simple and effective means by which to let go of the obstacles to enlightenment and become free of negativity. During the many decades of the author's clinical psychiatric practice, the primary aim was to seek the most effective ways to relieve human suffering in all of its many forms. The inner mechanism of surrender was found to be of great practical benefit and is described in this book. Dr. Hawkins' previous books focused on advanced states of awareness and enlightenment. Over the years thousands of students had asked for a practical technique by which to remove the inner blocks to happiness, love, joy, success, health, and, ultimately, enlightenment. This audiobook provides a mechanism for letting go of those blocks. The mechanism of surrender that Dr. Hawkins describes can be done in the midst of everyday life. This audiobook is equally useful for all dimensions of human life: physical health, creativity, financial success, emotional healing, vocational fulfillment, relationships, sexuality, and spiritual growth. It is an invaluable resource for all professionals who work in the areas of mental health, psychology, medicine, self-help, addiction recovery, and spiritual development. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
- Author: David R. Hawkins MD. PHD.
- Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Movements, Humanism
5. As a man Thinketh: The Original 1902 Edition (The Wisdom Of James Allen)
All that we achieve and all that we fail to achieve is the direct result of our own thoughts. “Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power. ” ― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh "As a Man Thinketh" is a literary essay by James Allen, first published in 1902. In more than a century it has become an inspirational classic, selling millions of copies worldwide and bringing faith, inspiration, and self healing to all who have encountered it. The title comes from the Bible: "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he." -- Proverbs, chapter 23, verse 7. As himself Allen describes, “It shows how, in his own thought-world, each man holds the key to every condition, good or bad, that enters into his life, and that, by working patiently and intelligently upon his thoughts, he may remake his life, and transform his circumstances. …and it can be carried in the pocket.” Too many mortals strive to improve only their wordly position--and too few seek spiritual betterment. Such is the problem James Allen faced in his own time. The ideas he found in his inner-most heart after great searching guided him as they will guide you. A True Classic that Belongs on Every Bookshelf!
- Author: James Allen
- Publisher: Independently published (February 7, 2021)
- Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Bible Study & Reference
- ISBN: 979-8706171780
- Dimensions: 5 x 0.21 x 8 inches
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- Author: Yung Pueblo
- Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Revised, Expanded edition (September 25, 2018)
- Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
- ISBN: 978-1449495756
- Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
7. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple: 10 Strategies For Managing Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Panic, And Worry
Cognitive behavior therapy strategies to help you manage anxiety and depression Get lasting relief from anger, panic, stress, and other mood-related conditions by applying the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy to your daily life. From writing down your goals to addressing negative thought patterns, this accessible, easy-to-understand cognitive behavioral therapy book gives you everything you need to let the healing begin in one convenient CBT workbook. Learn to grow as a person, overcome challenges, and boost your overall health and well-being. Explore cognitive behavior therapy through: 10 Soothing strategies ―Discover proven CBT principles, like setting goals, maintaining mindfulness, and more. Positive self-evaluations ―Track your progress and reflect on what you’ve learned along the way. Practice opportunities ―Use this workbook in tandem with clinical cognitive behavioral therapy or post-therapy. Progress toward healing with a simplified approach to cognitive behavior therapy.
- Author: Seth J. Gillihan
- Publisher: Althea Press (May 1, 2018)
- Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
- ISBN: 978-1939754851
8. Anxiety Relief for Teens: Essential CBT Skills and Mindfulness Practices to Overcome Anxiety and Stress
Is anxiety disrupting your life? With proven CBT-based skills and mindfulness techniques, this book can be your guide out of the spiraling stress of anxiety and get you back on track to living a happy and healthy life. Getting good grades, keeping up with social media, maintaining friendships... you have a lot on your plate and it's more difficult when you add anxiety to the mix. You may even be avoiding situations, events, or people that could trigger your anxiety. So, how do you stop yourself from missing out on life? With Anxiety Relief for Teens , Dr. Regine Galanti teaches you how CBT-based skills and mindfulness techniques can help you manage your anxiety and reverse negative patterns. Through simple and effective exercises that help you change your thoughts, behaviors, and physical reactions, this helpful guide gives you the tools you need to navigate all of life's challenges. Anxiety Relief for Teens features: • Quizzes and self-assessments to better understand your anxiety and emotions and discover their respective triggers. • 30+ CBT-based tools to manage your anxiety along with practical strategies for dealing with challenging emotions such as anger and sadness. • 30+ mindfulness practices to cope with your anxiety in the present moment through visualizations, breathing, meditation, and other exercises.<
- Author: Regine Galanti PhD
- Publisher: Zeitgeist Young Adult; Illustrated edition (March 31, 2020)
- Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
- ISBN: 978-0593196649
- Dimensions: 6.01 x 0.39 x 8.99 inches
9. The Myth of Sisyphus (Vintage International)
One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus —featured here in a stand-alone edition—is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide—the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence, Albert Camus brilliantly posits a way out of despair, reaffirming the value of personal existence, and the possibility of life lived with dignity and authenticity.
- Author: Albert Camus
- Publisher: Vintage; Translation edition (November 6, 2018)
- Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
- ISBN: 978-0525564454
- Dimensions: 5.19 x 0.4 x 8 inches
10. The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain
A New York Times Editors' Choice A bold new book reveals how we can tap the intelligence that exists beyond our brains—in our bodies, our surroundings, and our relationships Use your head. That’s what we tell ourselves when facing a tricky problem or a difficult project. But a growing body of research indicates that we’ve got it exactly backwards. What we need to do, says acclaimed science writer Annie Murphy Paul, is think outside the brain. A host of “extra-neural” resources—the feelings and movements of our bodies, the physical spaces in which we learn and work, and the minds of those around us— can help us focus more intently, comprehend more deeply, and create more imaginatively. The Extended Mind outlines the research behind this exciting new vision of human ability, exploring the findings of neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, psychologists, and examining the practices of educators, managers, and leaders who are already reaping the benefits of thinking outside the brain. She excavates the untold history of how artists, scientists, and authors—from Jackson Pollock to Jonas Salk to Robert Caro—have used mental extensions to solve problems, make discoveries, and create new works. In the tradition of Howard Gardner’s Frames of Mind or Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence , The Extended Mind offers a dramatic new view of how our minds work, full of practical advice on how we can all think better.
- Author: Annie Murphy Paul
- Publisher: Mariner Books (June 8, 2021)
- Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
- ISBN: 978-0544947665
- Dimensions: 6 x 1.19 x 9 inches