By Mary Catherine Kirtley Young
6 x 9 inches
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Pub date: April 2016
After majoring in philosophy and English literature in college and later receiving her certification in handwriting analysis from the International Graphoanalysis Society in Chicago, Illinois, author Mary Catherine Kirtley Young spent over 20 years compiling her own treatise about life, human nature, and the human experience.
The Examined Life: The Self as Midwife is much more than a fine book on handwriting analysis. Believing "the examined life moves naturally into the deeper questions of philosophical meanings, into the moral and ethical aspects of life," the author draws upon the wisdom of the ages found in classical literature to provide this focused and fascinating look into human nature, both material and spiritual.
Back cover quotes:
"Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie…"
—William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well
"Adversity 's sweet milk, philosophy…"
—William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
"Mine honor is my life; both grow in one.
Take honor from me, and my life is done."
—William Shakespeare, Richard II
About the Author
Mary Catherine Kirtley Young was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She grew up in Bardstown, Kentucky, and graduated with honors from Bethlehem Academy. She also graduated with honors from Nazareth Junior College and, later in life, graduated cum laude from Spalding University with a bachelor of arts degree in English literature and a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy. She received her certification in handwriting analysis from the International Graphoanalysis Society in Chicago, Illinois, and is a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.