In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Economic Forum has proposed a great reset of capitalism, which would lead to fairer market outcomes, and reaching shared goals like equality and sustainability. Perhaps what we need much more is a “small reset”, a new way for each of us to approach our professional lives. Here’s for one proposal to do just that.
Can we change our professional lives, one mindset at a time?
This novel is a “mirror” for us to look into. What about the main characters do you recognize in yourself and in others? In which way does that challenge your approach to professional life? How do you deal with challenges in your relationships with others? These are some of the questions the book raises.
Where can the “small reset” take place?
To me, the best place for the “small reset” is in the context of relationships of people that care for each other and want to grow together. That can be schools or universities, but also reading clubs; it may even be something for parents to do with their late-teenage child. Professional life is not wholly outside of our personal formation, and this book is providing an opportunity to show and discuss just that.
Can quarantine be a time for personal growth?
Get insight into the wisdom of ages to treasure the true freedom no pandemic can take away from you.
The pandemic confronts us with big questions about ourselves and our society. Can philosophy offer enlightenment? This book gives insight into the wisdom of ages on being a free human being. It proposes a way to integrate some of the best insights from European philosophy to understand ourselves and those around us more deeply. In this way we can appreciate the good in each other and find ways to sustainable personal growth.
In the Spanish-speaking world the philosopher Leonardo Polo is regarded as an expert in the field of philosophical anthropology, which contains the philosophical study of freedom. His “lo radical y la libertad” (root and freedom) is an impressive short summary of the main points in the European thought tradition on the human being and freedom. His work has inspired many students and will open new horizons for you. Students commented that “it was the single most inspiring text” during their studies.
In “Freedom in Quarantine”, Daniel Bernardus will introduce the most important points of “lo radical y la libertad”, before you can dive into Polo's original text. In this way you’ll get an inspiring overview of the most important insights on being a free human being in European thought.
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