Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day by Roman Krznaric

By Roman Krznaric

A GUARDIAN BEST vacation learn 2017

‘Brilliant. a kind of infrequent books that forces you to invite what the hell you’re doing along with your life.’ George Monbiot, Guardian

Existentialism is back

Carpe diem – ‘seize the day’ – is without doubt one of the oldest items of lifestyles recommendation in Western heritage. yet its precise spirit has been hijacked by way of advert males and self-help experts, diminished to the moment hit of one-click on-line purchasing, or slogans like ‘live within the now’. we have to reclaim it to make feel of our complicated, complicated times.

The final nice expression of carpe diem was once within the electrifying existential philosophy of the Forties. this day it’s an idea that demanding situations us to confront our mortality and reside with better ardour and goal instead of scroll mindlessly on our telephones or permit freedom to develop into an insignificant selection among brands.

In Carpe Diem Regained, Roman Krznaric reinvents existentialism for our age of data and selection overload. a necessary and empowering paintings of latest philosophy, the ebook unveils the astonishing methods of seizing the day that humankind has found over the centuries, ones we urgently have to revive.
Carpe diem is the Nexistentialism for our times.

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