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Self-Confidence: A Philosophy

Authors: Pépin, Charles
Publisher: Other Press
BISAC/Subject: SEL023000, PHI007000, PHI009000
ISBN: 9781590510940, Related ISBNs: 1590510933, 1590510941, 9781590510933, 9781590510940
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 224,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Inspired by great figures from Emerson and Nietzsche to Madonna and Serena Williams, this engaging philosophical essay explores the workings of self-confidence and how to develop it.
 
Where does self-confidence come from? How does it work? What makes it stronger or weaker? Why are some people more confident than others? Is it only a question of temperament or the result of conscious self-improvement? How do you get closer to those who stand out thanks entirely to their confidence in themselves?
 
Drawing on philosophical texts, ancient wisdom, positive psychology, and a wide range of case studies that feature famous thinkers, artists, and athletes, but also unsung heroes such as a fighter pilot and an urgent-care doctor, Charles Pépin brings to light the strange alchemy that is self-confidence. In doing so, he gives us the keys to having more confidence in ourselves.
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