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Par C. S Lewis. 1960
The four loves C.S. Lewis distinguishes here are Affection, Friendship, Eros and Charity. He observes how each merges into another,…without losing sight of the necessary and real difference between them. 1960.
Par Jiddu Krishnamurti. 1978
The author cuts away symbols and false associations in the search for pure truth and perfect freedom. Through discussions on…suffering, fear, gossip, sex and other topics, Krishnamurti’s quest becomes the reader's, an undertaking of tremendous significance. 1978.
Par Gordon Daniel Marino. 2018
While offering readers a useful primer on Existentialism as an animating body of thought, Gordon Marino distills and delivers the…life-altering insights Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Albert Camus, and other Existentialists articulate for becoming more emotionally attuned human beings. 2018.
Par Margaret A Somerville. 2000
As science and technology continue to advance, many moral and ethical questions begin to arise. The author, a leading authority…on medicine, ethics and law, presents an examination of the various ethical concerns human society is currently facing. Addressing everything from cloning to genetically modified foods, this volume illuminates some of the most controversial and pressing issues of our time.
Par N. K Sandars. 1977
English version of the adventures of the great Mesopotamian King of Uruk in the third millennium B.C., including his fruitless…search for immortality and his friendship with Enkidu, the wild man from the hills. Also alludes to the legend of the Flood, agreeing in many details with the Biblical story of Noah. 1977.
Par Charles Darwin, Mark Ridley. 1987
Charles Darwin was unusual in that he was a scientist who wrote for the general reader and this selection contains…passages from his nine most important books. From the "Origin", his explanation of natural selection and his summary of the case for evolution; from "The Descent of Man", human intelligence and morality, and his theory of sex differences; and from "Coral Reefs", the wholly original and still accepted theory of the origin of coral atolls. 1987.
Par Jacob Needleman. 1982
Par Bryan Magee. 1987
Par Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit͡ìsyn. 1973
Drawn from reports, letters, witnesses, and the Nobel Prize winner's own 11-year incarceration at Archipelago. This is an intense portrayal…of the history of the Soviet prison system. Bestseller. 1973. Uniform title: Arkhipelag GULag, 1918-1956.
Par Fouad Ajami. 1998
Examines the concepts of secular nationalism and modernity as conceived by Arab intellectuals of Beirut, Baghdad, Damascus, and Cairo. Provides…insights into the Middle East from Arabic sources: fiction, poetry, memoirs, and political commentaries. c1998.
Par David Berlinski. 2009
Militant atheism is on the rise - in recent years Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have…produced a steady stream of best-selling books denigrating religious belief. In response, mathematician David Berlinski, himself a secular Jew, delivers a biting defence of religious thought. He explores the limits of science and the pretensions of those who insist it is the ultimate touchstone for understanding our world. 2009.
Par Alfred Huang. 1998
Traditional Chinese philosophy ascribes its source to this work of divination which dates from 3000 to 1200 B.C. The I…Ching consists of oracles based on sixty-four abstract figures, each composed of six lines. According to this philosophy, one can keep in touch with currents of change in the universe by interpreting the lines. 1998.
For centuries, classical scholars have intensely debated the "position of women" in classical Athens. Did women have a vast but…informal power, or were they little better than slaves? Using methods developed from feminist anthropology, Winkler steps back from this narrowly framed question and puts it in the larger context of how sex and gender in ancient Greece were culturally constructed. 1990.
The Courage of conviction: Prominent Contemporaries Discuss Their Beliefs And How They Put Them In Action
Par Phillip L Berman. 1985
Par Alain De Botton. 2000
The text looks at how philosophy can console, inspire and motivate us. The book draws on the lives and work…of six key philosophers to examine in turn six of our most common problems. These are Socrates on unpopularity, Epicurus on not having enough money, Seneca on frustration, Montaigne on inadequacy, Schopenhauer on having a broken heart and Nietzsche on difficulties. 2000.
Par Geoffrey Chaucer, Constance Hieatt, A Kent. 1964
During the annual pilgrimage to Thomas Becket's shrine at Canterbury, the pilgrims stop at the Tabard Inn, where a story-telling…contest develops. Included are The wife of Bath's tale, The knight's tale, and The pardoner's tale. Originally written in the late 14th century. Textbook format. 1964. Uniform title: Canterbury tales.
Par Don Garrett. 1996
Spinoza sought to unify mind and body, science and religion, and to derive an ethics of reason, virtue and freedom…'in geometric order' from a monistic metaphysics. Of all the philosophical systems of the seventeenth century it is his that speaks most deeply to the twentieth century. The essays in this volume provide a clear and systematic exegesis of Spinoza's thought informed by the most recent scholarship. They cover his metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy, ethics, political theory, theology, and scriptural interpretation, as well as his life and influence on later thinkers. 1996.
Par Marilou Brousseau, Marcel Lebœuf. 2013
Le hasard voyage incognito : il nous surprend au détour dun événement improbable, dune rencontre, dune série de coïncidences Alors…que lon se croyait coincé, en train de sombrer dans une sorte de routine, il surgit de nulle part, transforme le cours dune journée, parfois même le cours dune vie. Cet ouvrage, Sur les chemins du hasard, a été écrit par le comédien, conférencier et animateur de radio, Marcel Leboeuf avec la collaboration de lécrivaine Marilou Brousseau , pour permettre aux lecteurs de prendre conscience de la réalité du hasard dans leur quotidien et de ses implications profondes dans leur devenir . À partir dexemples, danecdotes et même de témoignages de ses proches, Marcel nous rappelle que toute quête intérieure doit inclure une compréhension et une intégration des effets du hasard. 2013.
Par John Stevens, Morihei Ueshiba. 2002
The essential wisdom of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the martial art known as Aikido, is explained in this book. Aikido…promotes a way of life that fosters fearlessness, wisdom and compassion. The sayings in this book are drawn from Ueshiba's writings, poems and calligraphy. 2002.
Par Nassim Taleb. 2010