An Eye for An I: Living Philosophy


Author: Robert Spillane



Category: Photography

Page: 440

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'An Eye for an I: Living Philosophy'' by Robert Spillane deals with philosophy and philosophers. Presenting a complex thinking based on the view that ''I'' is more than just a pronoun, he delves on various personas and personal traits of his own personality. He also explores the relation of all these facets with each other, himself and the outer world. Spillane believes that there is a reason behind the existence and destiny of every human being which is interpreted by each one of us differently.

Living Philosophy

An Introduction to Moral Thought


Author: Ray Billington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134453078

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

View: 6607

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Living Philosophy


Author: Daisaku Ikeda

Publisher: N.A


Category: Buddhism

Page: 98

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Living Philosophy

Reflections on Life, Meaning and Morality


Author: Christopher Hamilton

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748614189

Category: Philosophy

Page: 179

View: 2670

In a series of original and perceptive philosophical essays -- including those on "Birth and Death," "Virtue and Human Flourishing," 'The Need to Sleep," "Sex," "Truth and Reality," "Vanity and Destiny," and "The Fear of Death" -- the author reflects on the nature of morality and its relation to experience, on the individual mind and its place in philosophy, and on the strangeness of life itself. Drawing widely on literature and philosophy -- from Nietzsche and Schopenhauer, Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, George Eliot, Kafka, Jean-Paul Sartre, D. H. Lawrence, and others -- "Living Philosophy" has some affinities with the philosophy practised by such figures as Martha Nussbaum, Stanley Cavell, and Peter Winch.

Living Philosophy

A Historical Introduction to Philosophical Ideas


Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190628703

Category: Philosophy

Page: 504

View: 939

Living Philosophy, Second Edition, is a historically organized, introductory hybrid text/reader that guides students through the story of philosophical thought from the Pre-Socratics to the present, providing cultural and intellectual background and explaining why key issues and arguments remain important and relevant today. Women philosophers are well represented throughout the text. They include Mary Wollstonecraft, Simone de Beauvoir, Hélène Cixous, Martha Nussbaum, Alison Jaggar, Annette Baier, Virginia Held, and many more. Non-Western philosophers are also included: Avicenna, Averroës, Maimonides, Buddha, Lao-Tzu, and Confucius. Featuring an exceptionally clear and accessible writing style, this unique volume brings philosophy to life with well-chosen excerpts from philosophers' works, abundant in-text learning aids, and compelling color photos and illustrations. FEATURES * A comprehensive introductory chapter lays the groundwork for philosophical thinking * "Then and Now," "Details," and "Portrait" boxes throughout the text demonstrate the value and relevance of philosophy * Additional pedagogical aids--chapter objectives and summaries, marginal critical thinking questions, essay/discussion questions, and a glossary--make the material even more engaging and accessible * In-depth coverage of philosophical writing includes step-by-step coaching in argument basics and multiple opportunities to hone critical thinking skills * Charts, tables, and color photos keep students visually engaged * A "How to Write a Philosophy Paper" appendix offers concise, step-by-step guidance in crafting an effective philosophical essay

Living philosophy

eco-philosophy as a tree of life


Author: Henryk Skolimowski

Publisher: Penguin Books


Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

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Living Philosophy

Remaining Awake and Moving Toward Maturity in Complicated Times


Author: Stephen Rowe

Publisher: Paragon House

ISBN: 9781557788177

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

View: 8387

People today hunger for what is variously called self-help, continuing education, lifespan development, spirituality--something fundamental that is missing in life today. This book is a fresh and highly practical presentation of a traditional Western resource to satisfy that need: Philosophy--as a relational practice through which we are able to live the good life, guided by the Socratic vision of human development and maturity. Out of encounter with the vitalities of Eastern culture, the feminist revolution, and the environmental movement, as well as movements toward "dialogue" in both philosophy and culture, the original Socratic practice of philosophy becomes available again.Living Philosophy is personal and experiential. It arises out of dialogue with widely recognized philosophers of our era. It provides practical steps, methods, recommendations, and examples for living the good life. It is concrete and empirical, rich in variety and interest.Living Philosophy is readily accessible to the general reader, whoever that person might be by other descriptions. It is non-technical. More importantly, it is written specifically for the contemporary reader who is too busy, yet at the same time who honors reading as practice that can have profoundly positive results. There is a "workbook" character to this book, with such features as dialogue questions at the end of each chapter, a Core Bibliography, and specific suggestions about the keeping of a philosophical journal.This book can help us live well in a new millennium in which the Dalai Lama calls for "inner disarmament of anger and jealously," and "a century of dialogue." This book participates in a revival of philosophy that is occurring in our time, giving us access to what is profoundly great in the Western tradition.

Life is a Bicycle

A Living Philosophy to Finding your Authenticity


Author: Garry Fitchett

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1630477664

Category: Self-Help

Page: 264

View: 471

A new philosophy for finding joy and fulfillment through work, and identifying the career path that’s right for you. Historically, men and women have worked to provide the bare essentials for everyday life. Life is a Bicycle examines work’s higher purpose: to nurture the advancing mind and unfold the soul. It is your birthright to express yourself harmoniously through your daily work. Using the bicycle as a metaphor for the journey, this book lets you discover: The largest collection of quotes ever assembled capturing the art of discovering sincere, heartfelt work Four fountainheads that reveal and spur your desire, will, and love Principles that will guide you through an evolution of thought en route to your professional best Enlightening exercises and insightful questions designed to reveal your true nature The mechanics—but more importantly the heart and soul—of how to discover your professional authenticity If you believe your talent, energy, and appetite indicate ideal work that is capable of bringing out your best while reaping the greatest professional enjoyment possible—and this is the life you want—then you must answer the question: Who’s riding my bicycle?

Education and Schmid’s Art of Living

Philosophical, Psychological and Educational Perspectives on Living a Good Life


Author: Christoph Teschers

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317190831

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 1236

Instead of simply following the current neoliberal mantra of proclaiming economic growth as the single most important factor for maintaining well-being, Education and Schmid’s Art of Living revisits the idea of an education focused on personal development and the well-being of human beings. Drawing on philosophical ideas concerning the good life and recent research in positive psychology, Teschers argues in favour of shifting the focus in education and schooling towards a beautiful life and an art of living for today's students. Containing a thorough discussion of the ideas of contemporary German philosopher Wilhelm Schmid, this book considers the possible implications of developing a more humanistic and life-centred approach to educational policy, research and practice, showing that Schmid’s concept of Lebenskunst provides a firm philosophical basis for this endeavour. Among others, this book draws on analytical and continental traditions to challenge current views and assumptions in regard to education and the role of schooling for contemporary societies. As a result, Teschers’ work is sure to spark a debate about the direction of educational policy and practice in the 21st century. Education and Schmid’s Art of Living is essential reading for academics and students with an interest in education. Given the importance of such topics as the relationship between education and society, teacher education and how best to structure schools and learning environments, Teschers’ work will appeal to academics and students in a diverse range of fields, including education, philosophy, sociology and psychology.

God Will You But Not for You a Living Philosophy


Author: Lao Russell

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781297629969


Page: 298

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Philosophy and Living


Author: Ralph Blumenau

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1845406494

Category: Philosophy

Page: 919

View: 423

Philosophy can be very abstract and apparently remote from our everyday concerns. In this book Ralph Blumenau brings out for the non-specialist the bearing that thinkers of the past have on the way we live now, on the attitude we have towards our lives, towards each other and our society, towards God and towards the ethical problems that confront us. The focus of the book is those aspects of the history of ideas which have something to say to our present preoccupations. After expounding the ideas of a particular thinker there follows a discussion of the material and how it relates to issues that are still alive today (indented from the margin and set in a different typeface), based on the author's classroom debates with his own students. Another feature of the book is the many footnotes which refer the reader back to earlier, and forward to later, pages of the book. They are intended to reinforce the idea that throughout the centuries philosophers have often grappled with the same problems, sometimes coming up with similar approaches and sometimes with radically different ones.

Living Thought

The Origins and Actuality of Italian Philosophy


Author: Roberto Esposito

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804786488

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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The work of contemporary Italian thinkers, what Roberto Esposito refers to as Italian Theory, is attracting increasing attention around the world. This book explores the reasons for its growing popularity, its distinguishing traits, and why people are turning to these authors for answers to real-world issues and problems. The approach he takes, in line with the keen historical consciousness of Italian thinkers themselves, is a historical one. He offers insights into the great "unphilosophical" philosophers of life—poets, painters, politicians and revolutionaries, film-makers and literary critics—who have made Italian thought, from its beginnings, an "impure" thought. People like Machiavelli, Croce, Gentile, and Gramsci were all compelled to fulfill important political roles in the societies of their times. No wonder they felt that the abstract vocabulary and concepts of pure philosophy were inadequate to express themselves. Similarly, artists such as Dante, Leonardo Da Vinci, Leopardi, or Pasolini all had to turn to other disciplines outside philosophy in order to discuss and grapple with the messy, constantly changing realities of their lives. For this very reason, says Esposito, because Italian thinkers have always been deeply engaged with the concrete reality of life (rather than closed up in the introspective pursuits of traditional continental philosophy) and because they have looked for the answers of today in the origins of their own historical roots, Italian theory is a "living thought." Hence the relevance or actuality that it holds for us today. Continuing in this tradition, the work of Roberto Esposito is distinguished by its interdisciplinary breadth. In this book, he passes effortlessly from literary criticism to art history, through political history and philosophy, in an expository style that welcomes non-philosophers to engage in the most pressing problems of our times. As in all his works, Esposito is inclusive rather than exclusive; in being so, he celebrates the affirmative potency of life.

The Art of Living

The Stoics on the Nature and Function of Philosophy


Author: John Sellars

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351772740

Category: Philosophy

Page: 238

View: 2255

This title was first published in 2003. Presenting philosophy as an art concerned with one’s way of life, Sellars draws on Socratic and Stoic philosophical resources and argues for the ancient claim that philosophy is primarily expressed in one’s behaviour. The book considers the relationship between philosophy and biography, and the bearing that this relationship has on debates concerning the nature and function of philosophy. Questioning the premise that philosophy can only be conceived as a rational discourse, Sellars presents it instead as an art (techne) that combines both ’logos’ (rational discourse) and ’askesis’ (training), and suggests that this will make it possible to understand better the relationship between philosophy and biography. The first part of this book outlines the Socratic conception of philosophy as an art and the Stoic development of this idea into an art of living, as well as considering some of the ancient objections to the Stoic conception. Part Two goes on to examine the relationship between philosophical discourse and exercises in Stoic philosophy. Taking the literary form of such exercises as central, the author analyses two texts devoted to philosophical exercises by Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius.

Summary: The Success System that Never Fails

Review and Analysis of Stone's Book


Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511018586

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 15

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The must-read summary of W. Clement Stone's book: "The Success System that Never Fails: Success Can Be Reduced to a Never Fail Formula". This complete summary of the ideas from W. Clement Stone's book "The Success System that Never Fails" shows that everyone wants something: money, prestige, love, success, health, wisdom, etc. In a world of unlimited opportunity, are there formulas, rules or principles that will guarantee success? In his book, the author presents his success system that never fails, which is made up of three principles. This summary will teach you how to apply these principles and how you can repeat the formula over and over again. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "The Success System that Never Fails" and find out how you can ensure success in everything you do.