The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life

The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life

**International Bestseller**For the first time an award-winning Harvard professor shares his wildly popular course on classical Chinese philosophy, showing you how these ancient ideas can guide you on the path to a good life today.Why is a course on ancient Chinese philosophers one of the most popular at Harvard?It’s because the course challenges all our modern assumptions...

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Title:The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life
Author:Michael Puett
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ISBN:1476777837
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages

The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life Reviews

  • ♡ Kim ♡
    Jan 28, 2016
    My kid opened my mail - sent me a picture of this book - and told me he read two pages and it is very good so far. :)...
  • Rebecca
    Feb 23, 2016
    The Path deals with two subjects I’m very interested in, Chinese history / philosophy and questioning how we should live, but sadly it left me distinctly uninspired.The arguments and advice do not work coherently throughout the book - I think it would have worked better to consider fewer philos...
  • Laura
    Mar 12, 2016
    This unusual gem is difficult to classify! It's easier to say what it's not: definitely not a dry philosophical tome or a comprehensive guide to ancient Chinese thinkers. Also not a run-of-the-mill, feel-good, self-help manual. Instead it answers a need that, as a parent and educator, I see all arou...
  • Djamila
    Mar 14, 2016
    This book is not what I expected- It's a really well written philosophy book that offers great day to day advice. I hate self help books cause they always seem either so obvious or don't really acknowledge how complicated life is, but The Path avoids both of those problems and is just really enlight...
  • Justin Neville
    May 23, 2016
    2.5 starsAn ultimately disappointing book. It promises to change the reader's way of looking at life and thus transform how we live through highlighting the thinking of the ancient Chinese philosophers.However, although the authors do accessibly summarise the approach of each of these key philosophe...
  • ~ Odette Knappers
    Jun 08, 2016
    Ik las dit briljante artikel over dat er geen 'true you' is en ik vind het zo ongelooflijk goed dat ik het boek nu wil lezen. ik denk dat dit echt zo'n life-changing boek is....
  • Wayne
    Jul 20, 2016
    After reading this I want to now read more of Confucius!Main points - the little things we do every day can be worked on. Not making massive big changes, just bit by bit, we can alter our outlook and our lives.our little things that we do - like setting the table for dinner, can be extremely useful,...
  • Amy Sturgis
    Mar 22, 2017
    It's clear why the Harvard course upon which this book is based ranks among the best-loved classes at the university. This is a powerful and inspiring introduction to intellectual history text, and I was particularly impressed by the causal connections drawn between Chinese thought and the Enlighten...
  • Owlseyes
    Mar 27, 2017
    The Path by Michael Puett & Christine Gross-Loh – how to turn your life aroundin: https://www.theguardian.com/books/201...Can Harvard’s most popular professor (and Confucius) radically change your life?in: https://www.theguardian.com/world/201......
  • Philippe
    Apr 11, 2017
    This is a short, stimulating book that offers an interesting perspective on the challenge of effectuating individual and societal change. Here in the West, we have been stuck in a linear, 'managerial' way of thinking. We routinely rely on the assumption that when we push button A, this will have pre...