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On the Preservation of Enthusiasm

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The nature of questioning serves as a point of departure in this terse but far-reaching philosophical essay. With the help of set theory and Kierkegaard, the link between inquiry, knowledge, belief, and enthusiasm is revealed. On some level this exposition might be viewed as a lesson in spirituality for the skeptical and/or scientifically-minded.

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Published August 4th 2013 by Kindle Direct

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Kala Rose
Jul 25, 2014 Kala Rose rated it it was amazing
For anyone who has ever experienced the ebb and flow of existential fervor (pretty much all of us), or for those who may feel perpetually confined to a seemingly lackluster existence, Cliff Hays' On the Preservation of Enthusiasm is a must read.

To begin, the author expertly guides you up from the depths of fading enthusiasm, through a logical sequence of questions pertaining to the existence of the universe, until finally tapping into the age-old question about the meaning of existence. Along t
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L.E. Henderson
Jul 23, 2014 L.E. Henderson rated it it was amazing
Another excellent book by one of my favorite authors Cliff Hays! I have read his other books on philosophy and found them all to be illuminating, well-written, and interesting. This one is no exception.

Despite the word “enthusiasm” in the title, this is a book on epistemology, not psychology. But as a bonus, it does contain some therapeutic ideas.For example, he makes the point that periods of enthusiasm inevitably come and go. Everyone experiences low points but they always end just as they beg
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Programmer and author from the USA, primarily influenced by mathematics, science, and philosophy. Has written two science fiction short stories Dual Void and IHU ; one work of mathematics Bivalent Logic ; two works of epistemology and philosophy of science Aamrgan and On the Preservation of Enthusiasm ; as well as Essays in Science and Philosophy [2004 - 2009] (seven essays exploring and ...more
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