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The Ideas That Rule Us: How other people's ideas rule our lives and how to change it.

Nathan J. Murphy

"Our lives are propelled by ideas we never had."

Ideas define who we are and what we become; therefore, it is useful to understand what they are, how they work, and how to change them.

This thought-provoking book uses ideas and ideology as a lens to take a multidisciplinary, science-first, approach toward making sense of our lives and the societies in which we live.

Alongside helping us to understand the fascinating origins of many ideas that (literally) rule our lives, Murphy delves into the relationship between the abstract and the emotional-a relationship that plays a dominant role in the human condition-and one, which we come to learn, increasingly impacts the quality of our lived experience.

This book is especially useful for:

- People who want to understand how the ideas of their environment have impacted who they are and the decisions they make (and how to change it).

- Activists and campaigners who want to better grasp how to approach changing the ideas of their society.

- Political actors who want to understand what underlies political expression and how they can leverage it.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Arc_titru
  • Publish Date: May 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 306
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.69in - 0.86lb
  • EAN: 9781068611001
  • Categories: GeneralSocial PsychologyPersonal Growth - Happiness

Praise for this book

"A broad and insightful dismantling of the constructs that influence much of our social and political environment"

Professor Andrew Barron, School of Natural Sciences

Macquarie University


"Nathan uses simple language to shine a light on the fallacies of the philosophies underlying societal thought."

Dr Imad Ahmed, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University College London


"A bold new explanation for why politics and ideology work the way they do."

Russell Max Simon,

Political Reporter, Albuquerque Journal

Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Senate Campaign


"An impressive connective study that brings together and makes sense of a wide array of scientific disciplines"

Dr. Sam Nightingale

Associate Professor, University of Cape Town


"Aspects of this book have changed how I think about politics. "

Simon Gentry, Senior Public Affairs Specialist,

Strategic Communications Counsel

Atticus Partners