FAST SUMMARY - Midlife - Setiya, Kieran;



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The book is a philosophical exploration of the "midlife crisis." It examines common experiences and feelings during middle age, such as a sense of missing out on opportunities, regrets over past mistakes, fear of mortality, feelings of repetition and meaninglessness, etc.

The author applies ideas from moral philosophy and other philosophical traditions to these issues in an attempt to provide therapeutic insights. For example, the book discusses how concepts like egoism, altruism, paradoxes of happiness, incommensurable values, attachment theory, risk aversion, temporal neutrality and more can change one's perspective on midlife challenges.

It also relates philosophical notions like "telic" (goal-oriented) versus "atelic" (non goal-oriented) activities to finding meaning in middle age. And it explores how philosophical ideas like living in the present, from Buddhism and other schools of thought, might offer therapy.

Overall, it is an attempt to harness philosophical concepts to better understand and cope with dilemmas that commonly arise in the middle years of life.