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On giving up / Adam Phillips.

To give up or not to give up? The question can feel inescapable but the answer is never simple. Giving up our supposed vices is one thing; giving up on life itself is quite another. One form of self-sacrifice feels positive, something to admire and aspire to, while the other is profoundly unsettling, if not actively undesirable. There are always, it turns out, both good and bad sacrifices, but it is not always clear beforehand which is which. We give something up because we believe we can no longer go on as we are. In this sense, giving up is a critical moment—an attempt to make a different future. In On Giving Up, the acclaimed psychoanalyst Adam Phillips illuminates both the gaps and the connections between the many ways of giving up and helps us to address the central question: What must we give up in order to feel more alive?
"A new book from the acclaimed psychoanalytic writer Adam Phillips on giving up to feel more alive"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780374614140
  • ISBN: 0374614148
  • Physical Description: ix, 145 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2024.

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Formatted Contents Note:
On giving up -- Dead or alive -- On not wanting -- On being left out -- On not believing in anything -- The pleasures of censorship -- On loss.
Subject: Self-sacrifice.
Stress (Psychology)
Conduct of life.
Genre: Essays.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.


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Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 158.2 PHI 2024 (Text) 31001101922731 Adult Non Fiction Available -

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