The Courage of Truth

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Author: M. Foucault

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230309100

Category: Philosophy

Page: 364

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The Courage of the Truth is the last course that Michel Foucault delivered at the College de France before his death in 1984. In this course, he continues the theme of the previous year's lectures in exploring the notion of "truth-telling" in politics to establish a number of ethically irreducible conditionsbased on courage and conviction.

The Courage of Faith

Some Philosophical Reflections

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Author: Steven T. Ostovich

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814618721

Category: Religion

Page: 151

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The Courage of Faith

The Courage of Doing Philosophy

Essays Presented to Leszek Nowak

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Author: Jerzy Brzezinski,Theo A. F. Kuipers

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042023368

Category: Philosophy

Page: 471

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"In recent years, the problem of idealization has been one of the central issues discussed in philosophy of science. This volume gathers original essays written by well-known philosophers. The papers address the method of idealization and its applications in science as well as ontological and epistemological problems that have arisen. Among the questions addressed are: What is the logeal form of idealizational statements and how should they be interpreted? Is the possible worlds semantics useful in understanding idealization? What is the relation between idealization and truth? The volume is a celebration of Leszek Nowak's sixtieth birthday."--BOOK JACKET.

The Courage for Truth

Letters to Writers

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Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429944080

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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From 1948 until his death in 1968, Thomas corresponded with writers around the world, sharing with them his concerns about war, violence and repression, racism and injustice, and all forms of human aggression.

The Courage of Simplicity

Essential Ideas in the Work of W.R. Bion

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Author: Hanni Biran

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1782201424

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Relying on and developing the ideas of W.R. Bion, this book observes psychoanalytic thinking through three prisms: person, group and society. The book is divided into four sections. The first revolves around the individual. Clinical in its emphasis, it discusses Bion's theory of thinking, his reading of the Oedipus myth and his notion of the "selected fact". These are illustrated by vignettes highlighting the emotional aspect of thinking. The second discusses the small group and its unconscious processes. Although Bion's paradigms have greatly influenced psychoanalytic conceptions of small group processes, this section integrates the thinking of Bion with that of Klein, Foulkes, Turquet, Lawrence and Hopper. The third, focusing on the feelings of despair and helplessness in the face of repetitive, unending war, is inspired by the author's life in Israel. It relates to society at large and the traumatic history of the Jewish people: the Holocaust is still inscribed in the Israeli social-unconscious and this social trauma has considerable impact on the Jewish-Arab conflict. The final section elucidates key concepts in Bion's thinking, such as Container and Contained, and the Caesura. It is also clinically oriented, demonstrating how these concepts may shape interventions and interpretations in our work with patients.

The Courage to Think for Yourself

The Search for Truth and the Meaning of Human Life

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Author: Leszek Figurski

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761859020

Category: Philosophy

Page: 106

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This book was written with the purpose of revealing the duty of each individual to search for truth and the meaning of existence. Thinking requires determination and endurance. It is not easy. Above all, passion for truth is necessary for every honest seeker.

The Courage of Intimacy

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Author: Keith Ainsworth

Publisher: Open Books

ISBN: 1452414270

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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Life, death and the relationships we forge between.THE COURAGE OF INTIMACY is a collection of modern poetry exploring the fundamental human need to connect with others.

The Courage of Our Confusions

The Last Hurrah of a Senior Citizen

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Author: Deane W. Ferm

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592447821

Category: Religion

Page: 142

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It was once said of Ben Franklin that in the final decade of his life he had reached the age Òwhen life slopes to an end.Ó So here I am in my 8th decade, sliding down that slippery slope! It has been a great ride! During my life as an author of 8 books, I have written about other people and what they believed. A Christian Century reviewer of my Contemporary American Theologies. A Critical Survey gave his assessment: ÒFerm's greatest asset is his uncanny ability to synthesize these diverse theologies into a larger conceptual wholeÉA landmark of clarity.Ó This is what I have tried my best to do! Here, however, as I slide down the slippery slope, I express my own views which never seem to settle down, but keep changing with the challenge of new experiences. My lifetime mentor has been America's greatest philosopher William James whose writings have taught me to be aware of Òthe varieties of religious experienceÓ and Òthe right to believeÓ about the things that matter the most. In this book I confront such important issues as the meaning of religion, faith and doubt, the elusive inner self, God, Jesus, the bible, the church, the life to come Ð and I end with a challenge to senior citizens to get on with their unfinished doubts and lives. My deepest conviction is that the more I know, the less I know Ð that life continues to be a bewildering Mystery. I will continue investigating the central claims of religion while discarding the old myths with new realities. Let us make these claims our religious act! The greatest risk is not taking one! Let us always have the courage of our confusions! Deane William Ferm

The Courage of Captain Plum

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Author: James Oliver Curwood

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775561607

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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Looking for a fast-paced action-adventure thriller that you won't be able to put down? Try The Courage of Captain Plum, from the pen of one of the masters of the genre, James Oliver Curwood. With a stunning climax during which a single man is forced to fend off an entire battalion of bloodthirsty enemies, this action-packed tale won't disappoint.

The Courage of Our Convictions

A Manifesto for Democrats

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Author: Gary Hart

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 1466880279

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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An impassioned call to arms for Democrats to embrace the principles that made the party and the country great—a true moral vision for leadership at home and abroad In this powerful and provocative manifesto, a cri de coeur for Democrats who have grown increasingly frustrated with their party's leaders, former senator Gary Hart takes the Democrats to task for choosing caution and calculation in place of moral principles. That path, Hart says, will lead only to sorrow—for the party and for the country. The Courage of Our Convictions is Hart's call to action—a clear-eyed and plainspoken manifesto that urges a return to the principles bequeathed to the party by its great twentieth-century presidents: Franklin D. Roosevelt's commitment to a single national community, where no American would be left behind; Harry S. Truman's internationalism, which preserved democracy after World War II and led eventually to the defeat of communism; John F. Kennedy's ideal of civic duty and service to the nation; and Lyndon B. Johnson's insistence on equality for all our citizens. As the midterm elections approach—and with the 2008 presidential election just over the horizon—Hart speaks directly and passionately to the many Democrats who seek a principled change of leadership in Washington. It is the wake-up call that so many Americans have been waiting for.

The Courage of Cat Campbell

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Author: Natasha Lowe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481418726

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Cat Campbell is a late-blooming witch whose magical abilities have yet to be mastered in this charming coming-of-age story set in the world of The Power of Poppy Pendle. Cat Campbell has had magical powers since the day she was born, but she didn’t always know that. Cat’s mother believes magic ruins lives, and even as Cat’s passion for magic grows over the years, no one suspects she has the gift. But she has indeed inherited the coveted magic gene of her famed great-great-grandmother Mabel, a discovery she makes in a most surprising way. And when she comes across a book called The Late Bloomer’s Guide to Magic, she finds the encouragement she needs and spells that actually work. Then the town of Potts Bottom is threatened by a notoriously feared witch, and Cat has the chance to help her family and town—and to prove herself in the process. Because, as The Late Bloomer’s Guide to Magic proclaims, “believing in your magic and yourself is half the battle.”

Teachers With the Courage to Give

Everyday Heroes Making a Difference in Our Classrooms

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Author: Jackie Waldman

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781573247580

Category: Education

Page: 212

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Provides anecdotes about the bonds between teachers and students by teachers including Pam Schmidt, Kim Kamen, Francis Mustapha, Mimi Roth, Shelley Hrdlitschka, and Ross M. Burkhardt.

The Courage Solution

The Power of Truth Telling with Your Boss, Peers, and Team

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Author: Mindy Mackenzie

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1626343314

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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“Original and wise, this masterful book shows you how to build the honesty and authenticity today’s leaders need, and positions you for success.” - Marshall Goldsmith, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Triggers Are there things you’d like to change at your company? Have you found yourself wishing your boss would change? Or your peers? What about the team you lead? Everyone in the corporate world, from the CEO to the security guard out front, wants to change something about their company. That’s the human condition at work. Where you can get stuck, however, is thinking that things will improve when the “other guy” changes—and waiting for that to happen first. In The Courage Solution, author, speaker, and CEO advisor Mindy Mackenzie shows us that the conventional approach is wrong. You can’t wait for the “other guy” to change. For true change to occur and for companies to perform better, we must all embrace one simple truth: The only thing you can reliably change or control is yourself. With truth telling the commodity in shortest supply in corporate America today, The Courage Solution challenges business professionals of any level to take actions that are deceptively simple yet require vulnerability and courage. The result? Improved impact on the job, and increased happiness and fulfillment. Drawing on 20 years of demanding executive roles at global corporations, Mindy Mackenzie reveals sharply focused, quick-read strategies in four key areas: • Part 1, You First: Taking ownership and accountability to create a career and life you love. • Part 2, Lead Your Boss: Transforming your relationship with your boss. • Part 3, Lead Your Peers: Accelerating positive peer relationships to improve business results. • Part 4, Lead Your Team: Building the most effective teams and having fun while doing it. Whether you’re a seasoned leader or just starting out in your career, The Courage Solution will help you create instant, lasting change and achieve the success you desire at work.

The Courage of His Convictions

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Author: Robert Allerton,Tony Parker

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571304257

Category: Law

Page: 194

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'I first met Robert Allerton in prison, where he was captive and I was not... He was a powerful broad-shouldered Cockney [who] had spent his childhood in poverty and much of his manhood in prison; and he had a long record of violent crime.' Tony Parker, from his Introduction Tony Parker's first book The Courage of His Convictions (1962), constructed out of his candid and illuminating dialogues with career criminal Robert Allerton (credited as co-author), is a stunning work that displays all the skills and virtues Parker would bring to his subsequent career as an 'oral historian' of the lives of society's marginal figures. 'This intimate autobiography is a revelation - it provides the first psychological insight into the mentality of that frightening, mysterious and pathetic product of our society, the professional criminal.' Arthur Koestler

Co-workers of the Truth

Meditations for Every Day of the Year

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Author: Pope Benedict XVI

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9780898704099

Category: Religion

Page: 414

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Arranged according to themes from Scripture and the liturgical seasons, these meditations provide a wonderful source of inspiration and prayer. Cardinal Ratzinger emphasizes the importance of uniting charity with truth to help awaken in each reader the courage and generosity to become co-workers with the Gospel.

The Courage to Act

5 Factors of Courage to Transform Business

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Author: Merom Klein,Rod Napier

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey International

ISBN: 9780891063810

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 239

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Using case studies and self-assessment tools culled from a variety of companies and institutions, the authors identify five factors that determine the success of a business.

The Courage Of The Faithful

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Author: HARUN YAHYA - ADNAN OKTAR ENGLİSH

Publisher: A9 GROUP

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Consider the person who lives his entire life avoiding responsibility. One who thinks only of feeding himself, of only his own future, house, car and other property… That which unfolds around him, the tragedies and injustices that take place all over the world, the bloodshed, anguish and hunger suffered by others, does not concern him at all. He is indifferent to plight of those who have been unjustly attacked, or the child who can find not even a crumb to eat. He is of the corrupt mentality that suggests, "Let the snake which does not bite me live a thousand years." He thinks only of himself. Such persons are quite common, however. There are many who think that if they can avoid thinking of these concerns, they themselves can be at peace. Though he finds himself in a cruel world, this does not trouble him or affect his conscience.

The Courage to Be Present

Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Awakening of Natural Wisdom

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Author: Karen Kissel Wegela

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590308301

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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The quality of presence a psychotherapist or counselor brings to the therapeutic relationship makes all the difference in effective treatment. With this application of Buddhist practice to psychotherapy, Karen Kissel Wegela offers mental health professionals a new perspective on bringing compassion, patience, generosity, and equanimity to their work with clients. She also shows how counselors can apply this wisdom in their own lives, and how they can help their clients to cultivate these qualities in themselves.

Philosophers on Art from Kant to the Postmodernists

A Critical Reader

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Author: Christopher Kul-Want

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231526253

Category: Philosophy

Page: 376

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Here, for the first time, Christopher Kul-Want brings together twenty-five texts on art written by twenty philosophers. Covering the Enlightenment to postmodernism, these essays draw on Continental philosophy and aesthetics, the Marxist intellectual tradition, and psychoanalytic theory, and each is accompanied by an overview and interpretation. The volume features Martin Heidegger on Van Gogh's shoes and the meaning of the Greek temple; Georges Bataille on Salvador Dalí's The Lugubrious Game; Theodor W. Adorno on capitalism and collage; Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes on the uncanny nature of photography; Sigmund Freud on Leonardo Da Vinci and his interpreters; Jacques Lacan and Julia Kristeva on the paintings of Holbein; Freud's postmodern critic, Gilles Deleuze on the visceral paintings of Francis Bacon; and Giorgio Agamben on the twin traditions of the Duchampian ready-made and Pop Art. Kul-Want elucidates these texts with essays on aesthetics, from Hegel and Nietzsche to Badiou and Rancière, demonstrating how philosophy adopted a new orientation toward aesthetic experience and subjectivity in the wake of Kant's powerful legacy.