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 (formerly Diana Hsieh). I'm a philosopher, and I've long specialized in the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. I completed my Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. I retired from work as a public intellectual in 2015.
From September 2009 to September 2015, I produced a radio show and podcast, Philosophy in Action Radio. In the primary show, my co-host Greg Perkins and I answered questions applying rational principles to the challenges of real life. We broadcast live over the internet on Sunday mornings.
My first book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame, can be purchased 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." My second book (and online course), Explore Atlas Shrugged, is a fantastic resource for anyone wishing to study Ayn Rand's epic novel in depth.
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