Life lessons from Kierkegaard

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Author: Robert Ferguson,The School of Life

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447247043

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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'The School of Life offers radical ways to help us raid the treasure trove of human knowledge' Independent on Sunday Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, literary stylist and social critic. Born in 1813 in Copenhagen, his philosophical work addressed living as a single individual and the importance of personal choice. A famously fierce critic of the idealist thinkers of his time, he is regarded as the first existentialist philosopher. Here you will find insights from his greatest works. The Life Lessons series from The School of Life takes a great thinker and highlights those ideas most relevant to ordinary, everyday dilemmas. These books emphasize ways in which wise voices from the past have urgently important and inspiring things to tell us. 'thoroughly welcoming and approachable ... [Robert Ferguson] communicates strongly his enthusiams, indeed his love, for this Manichean of the north, and writes of him beautifully ... If the six books in the Life Lessons series can teach even a few readers to pay passionate heed to the world - to notice things - they will have been an unquestionable success' John Banville, Prospect 'there is a good deal to be learned from these little primers' Observer

Life Lessons from Bergson

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Author: Michael Foley,The School of Life

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447246985

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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'The School of Life offers radical ways to help us raid the treasure trove of human knowledge' Independent on Sunday Henri Bergson was a French professor and philosopher. Born in Paris in 1859 to a Polish composer and Yorkshire woman of Irish descent, his revelatory ideas of life as ceaseless becoming and the importance of attention, learning, humour and joy brought him incredible fame and media celebrity. Here you will find insights from his greatest works. The Life Lessons series from The School of Life takes a great thinker and highlights those ideas most relevant to ordinary everyday dilemmas. These books emphasize ways in which wise voices from the past have urgently important and inspiring things to tell us. 'thoroughly welcoming and approachable ... Perhaps the finest, certainly the most exuberant, of the volumes is Michael Foley's Life Lessons from Bergson ... If the six books in the Life Lessons series can teach even a few readers to pay passionate heed to the world - to notice things - they will have been an unquestionable success' John Banville, Prospect 'there is a good deal to be learned from these little primers' Observer

Let Me Tell You a Story

Life Lessons from Unexpected Places and Unlikely People

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Author: Tony Campolo

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418516155

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 1993

Vivid. Passionate. Witty. Poignant. No one tells a story like Tony Campolo. Why stories? Stories have the power to sneak up on us, catch us unaware, and in the process draw us closer to our fellow human beings . . . and to God. And when Tony Campolo tells a story, we are captivated and entertained by the amazing characters and situations he describes. You'll laugh (or wince) at how one particular missions offering was raised. You'll feel the tragedy of a friend Tony didn't stand up for. You'll thrill to the "Sunday's comin' " sermon. You'll be moved when you learn about the childhood event that caused Bishop Tutu to become a priest. These are stories of hope, doubt, faith, failure, and triumph. Of people standing up for justice, showing mercy, and living for God. But don't just expect to be entertained by Tony Campolo-though you will be. He just might change your heart and your life's priorities. Listen well. You might overhear God talking to you.

Life Lessons Learned in the Backseat of a Ford

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Author: D. Scott Mcintosh

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1607914131

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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"... the story of a boy turned teen turned anti-establishmentarian turned Christ-follower. It is one person's story, but it is the story of many who choose to search for life in self-destruction and self-pity. The answer is the same answer it has been for over 2000 years--a relationship with a God who actually cares ..."--back cover.

Data-Driven Decision-Making in Schools: Lessons from Trinidad

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Author: J. Yamin-Ali

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137412399

Category: Education

Page: 151

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Yamin-Ali shows how schools can undertake responsible decision-making through gathering and evaluating data, using as examples six fully developed case studies that shed light on common questions of school culture and student life, including student stress, subject selection, and the role of single-sex classes.

Learning from My Father

Lessons on Life and Faith

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Author: David Lawther Johnson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802867081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 151

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The author reflects on the wisdom and advice he found within letters received from his father during his time in college, and how this knowledge impacted his life.

In Search of Faithfulness

Lessons from the Christian Community

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Author: William Diehl

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1579106838

Category: Religion

Page: 142

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Why is Christian faithfulness virtually invisible in American society today? Where are God's faithful people and what do they look like? In an effort to answer these questions, William E. Diehl records the results of his own search for faithfulness. ÒI decided to look for faithfulness in those very places where it appeared not to be - in the world of business, for instance. And I decided to use exactly the same approach used by Peters and Waterman in their best seller, In Search of Excellence.Ó Using real-life stories to illustrate both the successes and problems of Christian faithfulness in the world community, Diehl concludes that the church must do a better job in nurturing growth in faith.

Kierkegaard and Japanese Thought

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Author: James Giles

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230552838

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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The Danish philosopher Kierkegaard (1813-1855) is an enigmatic thinker whose works call out for interpretation. One of the most fascinating strands of this interpretation is in terms of Japanese thought. Kierkegaard himself knew nothing of Japanese philosophy, yet the links between his own ideas and Japanese philosophers are remarkable.. This book examines Kierkegaard in terms of Shinto, Pure Land Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, the Samurai, the famous Kyoto school of Japanese philosophers, and in terms of pivotal Japanese thinkers who were influenced by Kierkegaard.

Humor and the Good Life in Modern Philosophy

Shaftesbury, Hamann, Kierkegaard

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Author: Lydia B. Amir

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438449380

Category: Humor

Page: 384

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An exploration of philosophical and religious ideas about humor in modern philosophy and their secular implications. By exploring the works of both Anthony Ashley Cooper, Third Earl of Shaftesbury, and Søren Kierkegaard, Lydia B. Amir finds a rich tapestry of ideas about the comic, the tragic, humor, and related concepts such as irony, ridicule, and wit. Amir focuses chiefly on these two thinkers, but she also includes Johann Georg Hamann, an influence of Kierkegaard’s who was himself influenced by Shaftesbury. All three thinkers were devout Christians but were intensely critical of the organized Christianity of their milieux, and humor played an important role in their responses. The author examines the epistemological, ethical, and religious roles of humor in their philosophies and proposes a secular philosophy of humor in which humor helps attain the philosophic ideals of self-knowledge, truth, rationality, virtue, and wisdom, as well as the more ambitious goals of liberation, joy, and wisdom.

The Power of Purpose

Living Well by Doing Good

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Author: Peter S. Temes

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307381609

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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The Power of Purpose begins with a simple but remarkable statement: “The more you focus on helping others, the more you will succeed in reaching your own goals.” Peter S. Temes builds on this fundamental insight to share a simple plan for living with the truest and most enduring kind of happiness. At the heart of The Power of Purpose are the “three levels of thinking.” At the first level, we ask, Who am I? and What do I want? At the second level, we ask, Who do other people think I am? How do I look to them? But the real magic happens when we hit the third level, forgetting about ourselves and asking the questions that lend a powerful sense of purpose to our lives: How do others look to themselves? How can I help others become the people they want to be? To help us along the way, Temes, who teaches humanities at Columbia University, draws on the wisdom of great thinkers including Aristotle, Søren Kierkegaard, and Abraham Lincoln; the life lessons of great achievers ranging from Mother Teresa to Michael Jordan; and home truths he’s gathered from his parents, his grandparents, and his three children. From all these sources and from his own life of great personal accomplishment, Temes identifies the essential knowledge that brings people happiness and success. He cites Aristotle’s notion that happiness is not a psychological state but a moral one, resulting from doing good in the world. Temes also believes in the pivotal importance of trust and team-building in every area of life, from the family to the workplace to the street corner. The Power of Purpose is a map for finding the confidence and power, the opportunities and occasions, and—most important—the techniques and strategies for centering your relationships and work on helping others. It is a book with a point of view: the clearest path to your own success and happiness lies in helping others get to where they want to go. From the Hardcover edition.