André Kukla is Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, in both the Departments of Psychology and of Philosophy. He has published numerous philosop. Mental Traps: Stupid Things That Sane People Do to Mess Up Their Minds by Andre Kukla, , available at Book Depository with. All about Mental Traps: The Overthinker’s Guide to a Happier Life by Andre Kukla . LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

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In Mental TrapsKukla has tackled the workings of the human mind without using philosophical jargon; his illustrative examples are taken from daily life, everything from walking to the mailbox to forcing ourselves to watch awful TV shows to the end. Do you often read works of philosophy? Why or why not? While laying out the negative qualities of mental traps, Kukla is also careful to point out that every thought process discussed here — from persistence to formulation — can also have its time and place.

Do you find this distinction difficult to imagine or to put into place? Can you think of times when anticipation or procrastination mdntal any of the andte of thought here would be useful?


Do you agree that surprises, whether positive or negative, are integral to leading a full life? Do you think that we are all equally able to fall into mental traps?

Mental Traps by Kukla, Andre

Are there people who manage to avoid them better than others? Would the theory laid out in this book apply equally to people with seemingly complex or simple yraps What about young people? After reading this book, do you feel that being able to understand mental traps will help you to avoid them, or no?

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In what ways would doing so improve your day-to-day life? In his concluding chapter, Kukla contrasts traditional consciousness — how people thought in simpler times, or do today when adhering absolutely to external authorities like religions or social theories — with modern consciousnesswhich describes how most of us live today: What aspects of your work or home life would support this?

Is it possible to escape the sorts of mental traps Kukla describes in a world that seems bent on ingraining them in your approach to living?


Think of the ways that outside forces the media?

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Kukla has commented that the ideas in this book have a lot of basis in Buddhist literature. What parallels can you see between Buddhist teachings and the theories and suggestions here?

Of the mental traps outlined in the book, were any surprising to you? Have you tried thought-watching, or adopted it as a regular activity or rather, non-activity? What have been the biggest difficulties? What benefits have you noticed?

Philosophy Personal Growth print. Is this modern consciousness a positive or a negative development?

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