E will whilst Film on the Left providing an admirably concise overview of the mainhilosophical controversies arguably strays too far from the main narrative Public Policy Making path and fails to maintain a clear sense of the context andurpose of the discussion I had a similar feeling at other oints in the book purpose of the discussion I had a similar feeling at other oints in the book while Burton makes freuent attempts to signpost the reader as to how the material under discussion relates to the main topic he struggles to do this consistently and seamlessly As a result the book sometimes feels like a collection of well written and interesting essays than a unified treatment of a central themeThis said the book is well worth reading Burton s attitude to his material is always thoughtful never content merely to outline "this or that idea but always seeking to draw lessons and insights "or that idea but always seeking to draw lessons and insights is much then that average readers will benefit from that will help them and there are numerous The Mob points at which I found myself absorbed nodding in agreement or making mental notes to find out about this or that Burton s scholarship is excellent his tone always intelligent but clear a rare combination of skills so whilst certain aspects of the book might be improved upon it is far from being a failureGareth Southwell is ahilosopher writer and illustrator. Psychiatrist and hilosopher who lives and teaches in Oxford England His other books include The Meaning of Madness and Plato’s Shadow both also with Acheron Pres.
Perhaps a lesson that the much maligned self help guides have ignored but the virtue of Burton s book is that he is not afraid to enter into these topics in appropriate depth and detail Throughout his Utopia points are illustrated by recourse to theories ideas and anecdotes cherryicked from the lives and writings of the great O Jogo do Acaso philosophers Plato and Aristotle who feature heavily throughout Epicurus and Heraclitus but also representatives of the existentialist tradition such as Nietzsche Kierkegaard and Sartre Burton also draws on his background insychology in ranging through contemporary issues in sychiatry as well as the continued ranging through contemporary issues in sychiatry as well as the continued of the classic approaches of Freud and Jung Such discussion is augmented throughout with references to literature art religion and history with the result that Burton s material is always engaging and interesting Firefight (The Reckoners, presented in an accessible and clear mannerHowever these many merits aside this breadth of topic and material also at times serves to detract from the book s overallurpose Given the detail in which certain subjects are resented the central theme exploration of the art of failure can sometimes get lost in or less technical expositions of theories and accounts For instance the chapter on fre. Est ossible way We fail as human beings The Art of Failure explores what it means to be successful and how if at all true success can be achievedDr Neel Burton is
Read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Å Neel BurtonThis book does not live up to the romise "OF ITS TITLE HAD I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO "its title Had I had the opportunity to it in a bookstore I would not have urchased it There is no unifying theme There are only general discussions related to the chapter titles such as mania fear courage ghosts madness and meaning If I could get a refund on this I would The self help book has acuired a bad Stumble Into Love press of late earning a reputation for dealing inlatitudes Gun Meister Online patronising and generally failing to engage the sophisticated and demanding reader In styling itself as an anti self help guide Neel Burton s The Art of Failure therefore sets out torove that self help literature need not succumb to lowest common denominator triteness and tedious mantras of self motivationThe book s basic remise is that the modern western definition of success is deeply flawed Western definition
#OF SUCCESS IS DEEPLY FLAWED US WITH THE FALSE #success is deeply flawed us with the false of material comfort fame ower and hedonism In contrast Burton argues Western Fifty Key British Films philosophical and spiritual traditions have largely been in agreement that true happiness lies in accepting failure that we are limited and mortal beings subject to freuent and unforeseen setbacks in the face of which we do better to develop virtues of honesty friendshipatience and moderationTo be fair this is not. We spend most of our time and energy chasing 'success' such that we have little left over for thinking and feeling being and relating As a result we fail in the deep.