Feline Philosophy by John Gray audiobook

Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of Life

By John Gray
Read by Simon Vance

Tantor Audio 9780374154110

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781705257784

  • ISBN: 9781705257784

Runtime: 3.39 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The history of philosophy has been a predictably tragic or comical succession of palliatives for human disquiet. Thinkers from Spinoza to Berdyaev have pursued the perennial questions of how to be happy, how to be good, how to be loved, and how to live in a world of change and loss. But perhaps we can learn more from cats—the animal that has most captured our imagination—than from the great thinkers of the world.

In Feline Philosophy, the philosopher John Gray discovers in cats a way of living that is unburdened by anxiety and self-consciousness, showing how they embody answers to the big questions of love and attachment, mortality, morality, and the Self: Montaigne's house cat, whose unexamined life may have been the one worth living; Meo, the Vietnam War survivor with an unshakable capacity for "fearless joy"; and Colette's Saha, the feline heroine of her subversive short story "The Cat", a parable about the pitfalls of human jealousy. Exploring the nature of cats, and what we can learn from it, Gray offers a profound, thought-provoking meditation on the follies of human exceptionalism and our fundamentally vulnerable and lonely condition. He charts a path toward a life without illusions and delusions, revealing how we can endure both crisis and transformation, and adapt to a changed scene, as cats have always done.

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Author Bio: John Gray

Author Bio: John Gray

John W. Gray III is the Senior Pastor of Relentless Church in Greenville, SC (formerly Redemption Church) and continues to serve as an associate pastor of America’s largest single venue church, Lakewood Church, in Houston, Texas. He preaches primarily at Lakewood’s midweek service where thousands converge each week. His show, The Book of John Gray, airs on The Oprah Winfrey Network. John resides in Greenville, SC with his wife, Aventer, their children.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 3.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English