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Beyond Fate (Massey Lectures) (CBC Massey Lecture)
Beyond Fate (Massey Lectures) (CBC Massey Lecture) by Margaret Visser 0887846793 9780887846793
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Beyond Fate (Massey Lectures) (CBC Massey Lecture) by Margaret Visser

Many people today are afflicted with a sense that they cannot change things for the better. They feel helpless, constrained, caught in a word, fatalistic.Beyond Fateexamines why. In her characteristically lively prose, Margaret Visser investigates what fate means to us, and where the propensity to believe in it and accept it comes from. She takes an ancient metaphor where time is seen and spoken of as though it were space and examines how this way of picturing reality can be a useful tool to think with - or, on the other hand, how it may lead people into disastrous misunderstandings. By observing how fatalism expresses itself in ones daily life, in everything from table manners to shopping to sport, the book proposes ways to limit its influence.Beyond Fateprovides a timely and provocative perspective on modern life, both personal and social.

Author: Margaret Visser

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 184

Publisher: House of Anansi Press

Publication Date: 2005-04-05

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 0887846793

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