The Way of Ages

Unearthing the Practical Essence of Ancient Wisdom

ISBN: 978-1-7923-8534-6
By: Sieving, David


What can the practical philosophy of the ancients teach us about how to live well in the modern world? Technological change affects how we learn and how we do things but does not change the broader sense of what we must learn and what we must do to meet our basic needs or those of our loved ones. Lacking modern technology, the ancients understood the world in ways that don’t depend on it. Join me on my archaeological expedition into the time-tested worldview they adopted. See the modern world anew through ancient eyes. It doesn’t work the way you might think it does and probably never has. Our exploration of world philosophies will cover Taoism as expressed by Lao Tzu and his later proponent Chuang Tzu, a smattering of Sun Tzu, the New Testament as a channel of Stoic philosophy, the common threads and convergent evolution of Stoic and Taoist philosophy and the broader historical context of both. The Companion Volume to this work is Profound Accordance: Lao Tzu's Treatise on the Way of Heaven - A New Translation of the Tao Te Ching by D.L. Sieving.


David Sieving

David Ludwig Sieving is a member of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon computer sciences honor society, a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and the author of the following books, patent and articles: The Way of Ages: Unearthing the Practical Essence of Ancient Wisdom (Amazon, 2016); Profound Accordance: Lao Tzu’s Treatise on the Way of Heaven (Amazon, 2016); Atlantis Revisited: A Scientific Analysis of Plato's Atlantis Myth (YouTube, 2021-22); Gravity Differential Conditioning Facility and Method of Use (U.S. Pat. No. 5,302,130), Official Gazette, U.S. Dept of Commerce, 12 April 1994; A Centrifugal Habitat for Reduced Gravity Environments, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 49/3, 83-96 (1996); An Engineering Approach to Miogravity Syndrome, Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, 108/4, 346-348 (1997).