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Philosophical wisdom and practical advice for overcoming the problems of middle ageHow can you reconcile yourself with the lives you will never lead, with possibilities foreclosed, and with nostalgia for lost youth? How can you accept the failings of the past, the sense of futility in the tasks that...

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Main Author: Setiya, Kieran, 1976- (Author)
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2017.
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Online Access:Online version
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505 0 |a A brief history of the midlife crisis -- Is that all there is? -- Missing out -- Retrospection -- Something to look forward to -- Living in the present. 
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