I took philosophy as a minor in college, and I struggled with the esoteric nature of some of the books. I thought I was going to learn how philosophical principles applied to my life. Instead, I spent most of my time trying to figure out where these famous philosophers stood on anything.
Aaron James, philosophy professor and author of Surfing with Sartre, seems to get it. His latest book of nonfiction explores how people might apply the loose rules of surfing to cultivate a more meaningful life for themselves both in and out of the water. I loved the book, and I wrote a review of it that just popped up at Colorado Review. Give the review a read, and consider giving James' book a shot too.
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