Podcast: 14 October 2009
I posted a podcast on "Cultivating Concentration" on 14 October 2009. Listen to or download this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio below.
The power to concentrate is not a natural talent: it's a skill that people need to cultivate. Here, I discuss methods for cultivating your power to concentrate.
- Duration: 26:59
- Download: Standard MP3 File (9.3 MB)
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- The question
- The mind as malleable
- Focus versus concentration
- Cultivating mental skills and habits
- Eliminating distractions
- Eliminating internal conflicts
- Gentle reminders
- Find pleasure in your work
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I'm Dr. Diana Brickell. I'm a philosopher specializing in the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. I received my Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. My book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame, is available for purchase in paperback and Kindle. The book defends the justice of moral praise and blame of persons using an Aristotelian theory of moral responsibility, thereby refuting Thomas Nagel's "problem of moral luck."
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