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Title:
The SAS mental endurance handbook
Author:
McNab, Chris, 1970-
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Publication Information:
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, 2002.

©2001
Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781585744428
Format :
Book

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Summary

John Lachs, one of American philosophy's most distinguished interpreters, turns to William James, Josiah Royce, Charles S. Peirce, John Dewey, and George Santayana to elaborate stoic pragmatism, or a way to live life within reasonable limits. Stoic pragmatism makes sense of our moral obligations in a world driven by perfectionist human ambition and unreachable standards of achievement. Lachs proposes a corrective to pragmatist amelioration and stoic acquiescence by being satisfied with what is good enough. This personal, yet modest, philosophy offers penetrating insights into the American way of life and our human character.


Table of Contents

1 The Will to Survivep. 6
2 Handling Combat Stressp. 22
3 Recruitment and Trainingp. 40
4 Intelligence and Concentrationp. 58
5 Building a Team Mindp. 78
6 Leadershipp. 96
7 Battle Tactics 1: Handling Major Manoeuvresp. 114
8 Battle Tactics 2: Counter-Insurgencyp. 132
9 Detention, Escape, Survivalp. 150
10 Peacekeeping and Diplomacyp. 168
11 Future Warsp. 184
Indexp. 190