Carpe Diem: Seizing the Day in a Distracted World

Carpe Diem: Seizing the Day in a Distracted World

by Roman Krznaric


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101983126
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/23/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,262,188
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Roman Krznaric, PhD., is a cultural thinker and writer on the art of living and social change. His previous books, which include Empathy, How Should We Live? and How to Find Fulfilling Work, have been published in over twenty languages. He is founder of the world’s first Empathy Museum and of the digital Empathy Library. He is also a founding faculty member of the internationally acclaimed The School of Life.
Roman has been named by The Observer as one of Britain’s leading popular philosophers. He has given talks everywhere from the Edinburgh International Festival to Google HQ in California. His US media work includes articles in the Wall Street Journal and Fortune Magazine, and interviews on PBS television and WNYC Radio.

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Table of Contents

1 Carpe Diem from Horace to #YOLO 1

2 Dancing with Death 18

3 How Carpe Diem Was Hijacked 45

4 The Art of Seizing Opportunities 69

5 The Hidden Virtues of Hedonism 95

6 Beyond the Now of Mindfulness 122

7 Recovering Our Spontaneous Selves 153

8 Just Doing It Together 179

9 I Choose, Therefore I Am 204

Epilogue: A Carpe Diem Mandala 231

Acknowledgments 237

Appendix: Films, Songs, and Poems 239

References 241

Notes 253

Index 271

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