Pdf ebook: Thinking About Love

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Summary: Does love command an ineffability that remains inaccessible to the philosopher? Thinking About Love considers the nature and experience of love through the

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 0271076186
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: Does love command an ineffability that remains inaccessible to the philosopher? Thinking About Love considers the nature and experience of love through the writing of well-known Continental philosophers such as Hannah Arendt, Simone de Beauvoir, Jacques Derrida, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Evolving forms of social organization, rapid developments in the field of psychology, and novel variations on relationships demand new approaches to and ways of talking about love. Rather than offering prescriptive claims, this volume explores how one might think about the concept philosophically, without attempting to resolve or alleviate its ambiguities, paradoxes, and limitations. The essays focus on the contradictions and limits of love, manifested in such phenomena as trust, abuse, grief, death, violence, politics, and desire. An erudite examination of the many facets of love, this book fills a lacuna in the philosophy of this richly complicated topic. Along with the editors, the contributors are Sophie Bourgault, John Caruana, Christina M. Gschwandtner, Marguerite La Caze, Alphonso Lingis, Christian Lotz, Todd May, Dawne McCance, Dorothea Olkowski, Felix Ó Murchadha, Fiona Utley, and Mélanie Walton.


Pdf ebook: A Common Humanity

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Summary: The Holocaust and attempts to deny it, racism, murder, the case of Mary Bell. How can we include these and countless other examples of evil within our visi

  • Author : Raimond Gaita
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135199167
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 328
  • Language: English
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Description: The Holocaust and attempts to deny it, racism, murder, the case of Mary Bell. How can we include these and countless other examples of evil within our vision of a common humanity? These painful human incongruities are precisely what Raimond Gaita boldly harmonizes in his powerful new book, A Common Humanity. Hatred with forgiveness, evil with love, suffering with compassion, and the mundane with the precious. Gaita asserts that our conception of humanity cannot be based upon the empty language of individual rights when it is our shared feelings of grief, hope, love, guilt, shame and remorse that offer a more potent foundation for common understanding. Drawing on the work of Hannah Arendt, Simon Weil, Primo Levi, George Orwell, Iris Murdoch and Sigmund Freud, Gaita creates a beautifully written and provocative new picture of our common humanity.


Pdf ebook: A Book About Love

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Summary: Number one bestselling science writer Jonah Lehrer explores the “only happiness that lasts”—love—in a book that “is interesting on nearly every p

  • Author : Jonah Lehrer
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476761418
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 352
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Description: Number one bestselling science writer Jonah Lehrer explores the “only happiness that lasts”—love—in a book that “is interesting on nearly every page” (David Brooks, The New York Times Book Review). Weaving together scientific studies from clinical psychologists, longitudinal studies of health and happiness, historical accounts and literary depictions, child-rearing manuals, and the language of online dating sites, Jonah Lehrer’s A Book About Love plumbs the most mysterious, most formative, most important impulse governing our lives. Love confuses and compels us—and it can destroy and define us. It has inspired our greatest poetry, defined our societies and our beliefs, and governs our biology. From the way infants attach to their parents, to the way we fall in love with another person, to the way some find a love for God or their pets, to the way we remember and mourn love after it expires, this book focuses on research that attempts, even in glancing ways, to deal with the long-term and the everyday. The most dangerous myth of love is that it’s easy, that we fall into the feeling and then the feeling takes care of itself. While we can easily measure the dopamine that causes the initial feelings of “falling” in love, the partnerships and devotions that last decades or longer remain a mystery. “Lehrer uses scores of detailed vignettes to traverse a complicated intellectual landscape, eventually arriving at modern theories of love…He is a talent” (USA TODAY), and A Book About Love decodes the set of skills necessary to cultivate a lifetime of love. Love, Lehrer argues, is not built solely on overwhelming passion, but, fascinatingly, on a set of skills to be cultivated over a lifetime.


Pdf ebook: Thinking about the Lifecourse

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Summary: How we change over time - who we love, what work we do, how we die - is shaped both by internal, and external influences. This book explores the important

  • Author : Elizabeth Frost,Stuart McClean
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350312991
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1686
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Description: How we change over time - who we love, what work we do, how we die - is shaped both by internal, and external influences. This book explores the important subject of human growth and development by combining the social context of how people live with their personal ways of thinking and being. The result is a greater understanding of why people are who they are. Taking a psychosocial approach to exploring human growth and development, this book: - Provides an insightful exploration of the human life course by looking at significant life stages and key themes (such as parenting, ill-health and violence) - Draws on both contemporary and classic research in the fields of psychology and sociology, to deliver an in-depth analysis of issues about self and society - Moves beyond traditional, limiting approaches to understanding people's lives toward an interdisciplinary, psychosocial approach Whether you are studying on a Social Work, Nursing or related Health or Social Care degree, or taking a course in the newly emerging field of Psychosocial Studies, this book is a clear and ground-breaking contribution to the understanding of human growth and development.


Pdf ebook: Thinking about Faith

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Summary: Following the classic form of a summa, each chapter begins with a question and offers answers in the context of the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church.

  • Author : Tibor Horvath
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773560076
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 380
  • Language: English
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Description: Following the classic form of a summa, each chapter begins with a question and offers answers in the context of the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. Eternity and Eternal Life, the third volume in the series, which deals with hope, was published in 1993; the second volume, on faith, is forthcoming.


Pdf ebook: Life, Love, Laughter

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Summary: In Life, Love, Laughter: Celebrating Your Existence, one of the twentieth century’s greatest spiritual teachers shares how humor and wisdom strengthens o

  • Author : Osho
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • ISBN: 9781429935258
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
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Description: In Life, Love, Laughter: Celebrating Your Existence, one of the twentieth century’s greatest spiritual teachers shares how humor and wisdom strengthens our lives. In this collection of reflections, Osho’s encouraging and loving stories go far beyond the usual chicken-soup fare. Life, Love, Laughter establishes a new genre of introspective text stripped of all platitudes and clichés, and absolutely in tune with the realities of the twenty-first century. In this artful work, Osho mixes entertainment and inspiration, ancient Zen stories and contemporary jokes to help us to find love, laughter, and ultimately, happiness. Featuring an original talk by Osho on DVD, you’ll experience his direct insight and wit straight from the source. Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people—along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha—who have changed the destiny of India. Since his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.


Pdf ebook: It’s All About Love

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Summary: What if we loved ourselves more than we could imagine? We are told to love ourselves, but we don't know how or even why. What if we learned actual techniqu

  • Author : Fran Wellgood
  • Publisher: Balboa Press
  • ISBN: 1982225890
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Number of Pages: 228
  • Language: English
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Description: What if we loved ourselves more than we could imagine? We are told to love ourselves, but we don't know how or even why. What if we learned actual techniques that helped us love ourselves and align our energy with our Higher Self and the Universe for a more joyous life? It’s possible, and it just takes willingness and practice. When we learn and use real tools, we are better able to surf the waves of life, and meet life with grace. When we learn how we are resisting loving ourselves and learn how to allow the love we are to flow through us, we utilize the buoyant, loving energy of the Universe to flow more smoothly and joyously through life. Everything is energy, including us! When our energy is in balance and flows smoothly, we feel harmonious, peaceful, and aligned with our true nature, our Higher Self, part of the Universe. This is our natural state. Daily life often seems to interrupt our connection with our true state of being. By working with our energy and metaphysical principles, we can remember who we really are; we realign with our true self, which is pure Love, and experience the ease, peace, and joy that results. Metaphysics is about using the energy we are beyond our body in a practical way while we are in this body. By understanding that we are both human and Divine and having compassion for how challenging it is to live in this world, we begin to understand Love, the most powerful force in the Universe. This is not mysterious; this is very real and very available to each of us. The keys to healing are Love and Willingness. The keys are yours for the taking.


Pdf ebook: How to Think About the Great Ideas

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Summary: Time magazine called Mortimer J. Adler a "philosopher for everyman." In this guide to considering the big questions, Adler addresses the topics all men and

  • Author : Mortimer Adler
  • Publisher: Open Court
  • ISBN: 081269693X
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 554
  • Language: English
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Description: Time magazine called Mortimer J. Adler a "philosopher for everyman." In this guide to considering the big questions, Adler addresses the topics all men and women ponder in the course of life, such as "What is love?", "How do we decide the right thing to do?", and, "What does it mean to be good?" Drawing on his extensive knowledge of Western literature, history, and philosophy, the author considers what is meant by democracy, law, emotion, language, truth, and other abstract concepts in light of more than two millennia of Western civilization and discourse. Adler's essays offer a remarkable and contemplative distillation of the Great Ideas of Western Thought.


Pdf ebook: Critical Thinking About Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Media

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Summary: This distinctive volume explores how romantic coupleship is represented in books, magazines, popular music, movies, television, and the Internet within ent

  • Author : Mary-Lou Galician,Debra L. Merskin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135250472
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 424
  • Language: English
  • Views: 392
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Description: This distinctive volume explores how romantic coupleship is represented in books, magazines, popular music, movies, television, and the Internet within entertainment, advertising, and news/information. This reader offers diverse theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches on the representation of romantic relationships across the media spectrum. Filling a void in existing media scholarship, this collection explores the media’s influence on perceptions and expectations in relationships, including the myths, stereotypes, and prescriptions manifested throughout the press. Featuring fresh voices, as well as the perspectives of seasoned veterans, contributions include quantitative and qualitative studies along with cultural/critical, feminist, and descriptive analyses. This anthology has been developed for use in courses on mass media and society, media studies, and media literacy. In addition to its use in coursework, it is highly relevant for scholars, researchers, and others interested in how the media influence the personal lives of individuals.


Pdf ebook: Talk of Love

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Summary: Talk of love surrounds us, and romance is a constant concern of popular culture. Ann Swidler's Talk of Love is an attempt to discover how people find and s

  • Author : Ann Swidler
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022623066X
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 312
  • Language: English
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Description: Talk of love surrounds us, and romance is a constant concern of popular culture. Ann Swidler's Talk of Love is an attempt to discover how people find and sustain real love in the midst of that talk, and how that culture of love shapes their expectations and behavior in the process. To this end, Swidler conducted extensive interviews with Middle Americans and wound up offering us something more than an insightful exploration of love: Talk of Love is also a compelling study of how much culture affects even the most personal of our everyday experiences.


Pdf ebook: Granta 154: I've Been Away for a While

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Summary: Our 2021 winter issue features Rory Gleeson on an Italian doctor who was at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak; Lindsey Hilsum, author of the award-

  • Author : Sigrid Rausing
  • Publisher: Granta
  • ISBN: 1909889385
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1167
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Description: Our 2021 winter issue features Rory Gleeson on an Italian doctor who was at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak; Lindsey Hilsum, author of the award-winning In Extremis, on cholera in Hutu refugee camps; and photography by Gus Palmer of an Islamic morgue in London, with an introduction by Poppy Sebag-Montefiore. Even more memoir comes from Ian Jack on the toxic slag heaps of Glasgow and the aristocratic lives built on them and Vidyan Ravinthiran on the civil war in Sri Lanka. A photoessay by Fergus Thomas of bareback horse racing in the Colville Reservation is accompanied by an interview with its subject, Duane Hall. Plus, an excerpt from Eva Baltasar's Permafrost, translated from the Catalan by Julia Sanches; a new story by Paul Dalla Rosa, previously shortlisted for the 2019 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award; an extract from the new novel by Gwendoline Riley, author of First Love; fiction by Diaa Jubaili, translated from the Arabic by Chip Rossetti; and fiction set in Philadelphia from Dan Shurley. Plus, poetry by Jason Allen-Paisant, Jesse Darling and Nate Duke.


Pdf ebook: Real Meditation in Minutes a Day

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Summary: Got a few minutes? You can: Reduce your stress, even when under pressure Sleep better Get re-energized Think more clearly, and more creatively Reconnect wi

  • Author : Joseph Arpaia,Lobsang Rapgay
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0861717538
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Number of Pages: 244
  • Language: English
  • Views: 335
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Description: Got a few minutes? You can: Reduce your stress, even when under pressure Sleep better Get re-energized Think more clearly, and more creatively Reconnect with the people who count on you Learn to recognize and encourage the best in yourself You know that meditation would probably be good for you, just like you know that you should floss your teeth. First, though, you need the motivation to make it happen. This book, with its jargon--free tone and incredibly simple exercises-little but effective things you can do in just a minute at work, in the car, wherever-will make you want to meditate. You'll realize: it's just a good thing to do. Like flossing--only for your mind. Real Meditation in Minutes a Day is an easygoing, always-encouraging mental workout buddy, ready to teach and train you. Throughout the book, composite everypersons "Maria" and "Brian" recount their efforts, reinforcing the basics, answering FAQs, and removing common obstacles and quandaries. With its clear language and exercises that even the busiest of us can find time for, Real Meditation in Minutes a Day can help anyone to make meditation's very real benefits part of everyday life.


Pdf ebook: French Existentialism

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Summary: Offers a critical appraisal of the school of thought known as French existentialism. Examines the ideas of the major French existentialists, including Beau

  • Author : James Giles
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042004887
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 219
  • Language: English
  • Views: 637
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Description: Offers a critical appraisal of the school of thought known as French existentialism. Examines the ideas of the major French existentialists, including Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty, Marcel, Camus, and especially Sartre, in a fresh attempt to elucidate their contributions to contemporary philosophy. Discussion encompasses Merleau-Ponty and the sensory, French existential ethics and the creation of value, Sartre's critique of humanism, and gender and race in the youthful writings of Camus. Giles teaches philosophy at the University of Copenhagen. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR


Pdf ebook: Thinking About Behaviour Change

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Summary: How should we think about and understand human behaviour? What’s the role of theoretical models? How can – and should – such models be used in practi

  • Author : Simon Christmas,Susan Michie,Robert West
  • Publisher: Silverback Publishing
  • ISBN: 1912141078
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1271
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Description: How should we think about and understand human behaviour? What’s the role of theoretical models? How can – and should – such models be used in practice? And what can we learn from the many different academic and practical perspectives on the subject? This book, aimed at anyone with an interest in behaviour change, offers a fresh and challenging take on these questions. It comprises a Dialogue, which sets out key debates in a lively and accessible way, and 21 commentaries written from a wide range of standpoints, including academic, commercial and public sector. The initial dialogue was constructed at the invitation of the University College London (UCL) Centre for Behaviour Change, following an event with the title ‘Models of behaviour change: how useful are they?’ hosted by the Centre on 2nd June 2014. Its content draws on the event itself, and on interviews with Jamie Brown (UCL), Nicola Christie (UCL), Anthony Finkelstein* (UCL), Heather Gainforth (UCL), Graham Hart (UCL), Kate Jeffery* (UCL), Mike Kelly (NICE when interviewed), Susan Michie (UCL), John Owens (King’s College London), Alan Penn (UCL), Jeremy Watson (UCL) and Robert West* (UCL). Interviewees who were also speakers at the CBC event are marked with an asterisk. Further chapters contributed by: 2. Katherine Hardyment - Associate Director, Good Business 3. Alan Cribb - Professor of Bioethics and Education, Centre for Public Policy Research, King’s College London 4. Richard L. Wright - Director of Sustainable Behaviour, Unilever 5. Nigel Shardlow - Director of Planning, Sandtable Ltd 6. Robert Holtom - Freelance Consultant and Writer 7. Chris Mills - Research Fellow, UCL Faculty of Laws 8. Michael P Kelly - Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge 9. Antonio Cabrales - Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University College London 9. Angel Sánchez - Professor of Applied Mathematics, Grupo Interdisciplinar de Sistemas Complejos, Departamento de Matemáticas and Institute of UC3M-BS of Financial Big Data, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 10. John Fox - Professor, Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University 11. Michelle Baddeley - Professor in Economics and Finance, UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London 12. Dale Southerton - Director, Sustainable Consumption Institute and Professor of Sociology, University of Manchester (former Director, Sustainable Practices Research Group) 12. Daniel Welch - Research Associate, Sustainable Consumption Institute 13. Peter Fonagy - Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis, Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London 13. Liz Allison - Director, UCL Psychoanalysis Unit 13. Chloe Campbell - Research Fellow, UCL Psychoanalysis Unit 14. Maurice Biriotti - CEO of SHM and Professor of Medical Humanities, UCL 15. Peter Jones - Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development, Centre for Transport Studies, UCL 16. David Tuckett - Director, Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty, UCL 17. David Newkirk - Corporate advisor and educator; formerly CEO, Executive Education, University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and Senior Partner, Booz Allen Hamilton 18. Deborah Arnott - Chief Executive, ASH (UK) 19. Rob Farrands - Director, Figure Ground Consulting 20. Jonathan Rowson - Director, The Social Brain Centre, RSA 21. Victor J. Strecher - Professor and Director of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, University of Michigan School of Public Health What people are saying about the book: This is a wonderful cornucopia of disciplinary perspectives on the age-old question of why we humans so often act against our own values and goals – undermining population and planetary health, to name but two global problems arising from this. Theresa Marteau, Director, Behaviour and Health Research Unit, University of Cambridge Analysing the theories that provide insight into behavior change is critically important for public health. Doing so in the interdisciplinary context is crucial for patients. Whether you want to understand, research, or implement behavior change, this book will provide you with the tools and roadmap to do so. Karina W Davidson, Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry & Cardiology Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Changing human behaviour is an example of what we at UCL call a 'grand challenge' – an issue of global significance which requires a truly interdisciplinary response. This book rises to that 'grand challenge', and shows what can be achieved if we talk and listen to each other. Prof G David Price Vice-Provost (Research) University College London


Pdf ebook: The New Mind

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Summary: In these Talks, given in India and Saanen, Krishnamurti speaks to the necessity for a new way of looking, thinking and being in the world. "What is the eff

  • Author : J Krishnamurti
  • Publisher: Krishnamurti Foundation America
  • ISBN: 1912875128
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 298
  • Language: English
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Description: In these Talks, given in India and Saanen, Krishnamurti speaks to the necessity for a new way of looking, thinking and being in the world. "What is the effect or value of an individual changing? How will that transform the whole current of human existence? What can an individual do?...... there is no such thing as an individual consciousness; there is only consciousness of which we are a part. You might segregate yourself and build a wall of a particular space called the `me'. But that `me' is related to the whole, that `me' is not separate. And in transforming that particular section, that particular part, we will affect the whole of consciousness. And I think this is very important to realize: that we are not talking about individual salvation or individual reformation, but about being aware of the particular in relation to, the total. Then out of that realization comes action which will affect the whole


Pdf ebook: Love, Reason and Morality

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Summary: This book brings together new essays that explore the connection between love and reasons. The observation that considerations of love carry significant we

  • Author : Katrien Schaubroeck,Esther Kroeker
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317376544
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 188
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1394
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Description: This book brings together new essays that explore the connection between love and reasons. The observation that considerations of love carry significant weight in the deliberative process opens up new perspectives in the classic discussion about practical reasons, and gives rise to many interesting questions about the nature of love’s reasons, about their source and legitimacy, about their relation to moral and epistemic reasons, and about the extent to which love is sensitive to reasons. The contributors to this volume orient questions related to love within the broader context of the contemporary discussion on practical reasons, and move forward the conversation about the normative dimensions of love. Love, Reason and Morality will be of interest to philosophers working on issues of normativity, meta-ethics and moral psychology, and especially those interested in the source of practical reasons and the role of attachments in practical deliberation.


Pdf ebook: How to Think about the Climate Crisis

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Summary: Coping with the climate crisis is the greatest challenge we face as a species. We know the main task is to reduce our emissions as rapidly as possible to m

  • Author : Graham Parkes
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350158895
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: Coping with the climate crisis is the greatest challenge we face as a species. We know the main task is to reduce our emissions as rapidly as possible to minimise the harm to the world's population now and for generations to come. What on earth can philosophy offer us? In this compelling account of a problem we think we know inside out, the philosopher Graham Parkes outlines the climatic predicament we are in and how we got here, and explains how we can think about it anew by considering the relevant history, science, economics, politics and, for the first time, the philosophies underpinning them. Introducing the reality of global warming and its increasingly dire consequences, he identifies the immediate obstructions to coping with the problem, outlines the libertarian ideology behind them and shows how they can be circumvented. Drawing on the wisdom of the ancients in both the East-Asian and Western traditions (as embodied in such figures as Confucius, Laozi, Zhuangzi, Dogen, Plato, Epicurus, Marcus Aurelius and Nietzsche), Parkes shows how a greater awareness of non-Western philosophies, and especially the Confucian political philosophy advocated by China, can help us deal effectively with climate change and thrive in a greener future. If some dominant Western philosophical ideas and their instantiation in politics and modern technology got us into our current crisis, Parkes demonstrates persuasively that expanding our philosophical horizons will surely help get us out.


Pdf ebook: Christian Love

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Summary: Bernard Brady has given us a rare, delightful, and thought-provoking book—a volume that belongs on the desk or the bed-stand of anyone in search of the r

  • Author : Bernard V. Brady
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • ISBN: 9781589012967
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: Bernard Brady has given us a rare, delightful, and thought-provoking book—a volume that belongs on the desk or the bed-stand of anyone in search of the rich and varied dimensions of Christian love. Christians are taught that God is love and are commanded to love, their neighbors and their enemies. These truths are not controversial. What is controversial and, indeed, has been controversial throughout the history of Christianity is the meaning of this love. This book explores the tradition of Christian reflection on the meaning, and experience of love, loving, and being loved. Many books have been written about Christian love, but no book has gathered together this kind of primary source material and covered such a wide range of perspectives, allowing the reader to engage directly with the thought and experience of some of the greatest Christian minds on the topic of love. Bernard Brady covers with remarkable clarity the breadth and depth of discussions on Christian love from the Bible to contemporary experience to create this-a survey of how Christians through the ages have understood love. Beginning of course with the Bible, Brady examines the key writings and thinkers on the nature of Christian love: St. Augustine; mystics such as Bernard of Clairvaux, Hadewich, and Julian of Norwich; the great tradition and literature of courtly love, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Sören Kierkegaard, and others. In addition, Brady devotes chapters to several 20th century figures whose lives seemingly embodied Christian love: Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Pope John Paul II. Finally, Christian Love addresses contemporary deliberations over the meaning of love with an analysis of the modern writings of Martin D'Arcy, Reinhold Niebuhr, Jules Toner, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Gene Outka, Margaret Farley, Edward Vacek, and Don Browning. In a synthesizing concluding chapter, Brady offers his own insightful and introspective understanding of the substance of Christian love, suggesting that it is an affective affirmation of another, that it is both responsive and unitive, and that it is steadfast and enduring. As a beautiful contemplative companion to one's own spiritual understanding, or as a thoughtful and meaningful gift, Christian Love is in every sense a treasure to behold, read, and share with those you love.


Pdf ebook: Female Psychology

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Summary: This book provides a psychoanalytic perspective on female psychology and includes articles with divergent theoretical viewpoints. It is useful for both res

  • Author : Eleanor Schuker,Nadine A. Levinson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000149072
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 678
  • Language: English
  • Views: 304
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Description: This book provides a psychoanalytic perspective on female psychology and includes articles with divergent theoretical viewpoints. It is useful for both research and clinical study and may also provide a bridge to scholars, teachers, and clinicians outside of psychoanalysis itself.


Pdf ebook: About Love

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Summary: A subtle and distinguished work by a philosopher renowned for his groundbreaking analysis of human emotions, About Love

  • Author : Robert C. Solomon
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603848886
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1914
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Description: A subtle and distinguished work by a philosopher renowned for his groundbreaking analysis of human emotions, About Love