The empirical sciences make assumptions that they are not themselves capable of justifying. Philosophy justifies those assumptions; that is its job.
This is a summary of Dr. Jason Fung's The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight. Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones - in everyone - and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss. In this absorbing and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition.
In The Secret Life of Bees, the narrator's voice is quite convincing as a 14-year-old girl. Sue Monk Kidd uses a straightforward style, adding small remnants of magical realism to incorporate the bees, as well as the strange string of events that brings Lily and Rosaleen to the Boatwright house. Using historical markers - like the Civil Rights Act - Kidd manages to keep the story grounded in real events, counterbalancing a few eccentric elements, like the pink house and a non-traditional view on religion.
A must-listen for anyone interested in philosophical psychology, moral epistemology, or Kant interpretation, this brisk monograph provides a long-overdue alternative to the dreary and opaque tomes on which Kant aficionados have thus far had to rely.
Gretchen Rudin tackles the critical question: How do we change? Her answer: through habits. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. It takes work to make a habit, but once that habit is set, we can harness the energy of habits to build happier, stronger, more productive lives. So if habits are a key to change, then what we really need to know is: How do we change our habits? Better Than Before answers that question.
"Norma Jean Gradsky is a genius!"
The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of 20 tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition.
It is made clear how psychosis differs from psychopathy.
"brutally accurate, wish it were longer"
A discussion of the psychological underpinnings of anorexia and other psychological morbidities.
Giulia Enders provides a complete guide to the latest advances science has made in terms of our digestive system. The whole digestive process, from the time the food enters your mouth to when it is finally digested, is covered. Enders begins with an introduction to the system's overall structure and goes on to explain what role each part of the system plays and how each part interacts with the others in order to promote effective digestion.
This short work proves that we have knowledge that cannot possibly be derived from observation.
"The narrator is off the charts fantastic"
In this brisk volume, a case is made that a value is a belief as to how one live one's life if one's psychological architecture is to retain its integrity, and a case is thereby made that intention is an operationalized value. This analysis makes it possible to distinguish between minds that do and minds that do not host selves. The relationship between weakness of the will and self-deception is made clear, and it is explained how it is that one can knowingly act in self-destructive ways.
A fictitious exchange in which a number of points about creativity, agency, and selfhood are illustrated and brought into connection with exotic theorems of mathematical logic.
A light-hearted discussion of the nature of knowledge and truth.
"the best short dramatic work of the last decade"
A new kind of medium for conveying content is described. This medium is intermediate in nature between books and real-time exchanges, and it has the advantages of each and the disadvantages of neither. And this little book is itself an instance of the thing it describes.
A fictitious dialogue about bureaucrats and unconscious criminality.
In the game-changing best seller, a small group of Wall Street iconoclasts realize that the U. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders. They band together, some of them walking away from seven-figure salaries, to investigate, expose, and reform the insidious new ways that Wall Street generates profits. If you have any contact with the market, even a retirement account, this story is happening to you.
"narrator is great, story so so"
The distinction between neurosis and psychosis is discussed.
"This Series is AWESOME!!!!"
The relationship between creative work, on the one hand, and marketing, on the other, is discussed.
It is made clear what analytic truth is and how it differs from formal truth. Some important theorems about incompleteness are stated both comprehensibly and accurately.
"fabulous narration, a lovely book"
It is discussed, in a light and conversational way, how to turn small opportunities into big ones.