The Wisdom to Know the Difference

In particular, it was difficult to convince people that their attitude made a
difference until they had the chance to see the difference themselves. Often a
person who had a bad night would say, “This neighborhood is unfriendly,” which
only set ...

The Wisdom to Know the Difference

Author: Eileen Flanagan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101144920

Page: 288

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This wise book guides readers in discovering what they can—and should—change in their lives, accepting what they cannot, and discovering “the wisdom to know the difference.” Thousands of people have been moved by the famous last lines of the Serenity Prayer: God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things that should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. But how exactly can we know the difference? How can we acknowledge our true limits without negating the possibility for dramatic change? In this inspiring book, Eileen Flanagan draws on her own Quaker faith as well as a range of other religious and spiritual traditions to show readers how they can learn to listen to their own inner voice in determining when a change is needed in their lives or when instead acceptance is the answer. These lessons come to life through the inspiring stories of various individuals, including: · the mother of a fallen soldier in Iraq who talks about the power of forgiveness and her work to end the war; · A Katrina survivor who describes how she learned inner peace the hard way; · a family therapist who shares what he learned about accepting the things he cannot change from the car accident that left him paralyzed. This illuminating book leads readers to discover the serenity that comes when one has gained “the wisdom to know the difference.”

Serial Killers Philosophy for Everyone

Pretty much anywhere, it is wrong to hurtpeople“for fun”or “just to see.” This
difference– one where certain forms ofrulebreaking are always bad–isan
important one, markingout what some psychologists call“moral” rules. So, we
might put the ...

Serial Killers   Philosophy for Everyone

Author: S. Waller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444341409

Page: 248

View: 737

Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone investigates our profound intrigue with mass-murderers. Exploring existential, ethical and political questions through an examination of real and fictional serial killers, philosophy comes alive via an exploration of grisly death. Presents new philosophical theories about serial killing, and relates new research in cognitive science to the minds of serial killers Includes a philosophical look at real serial killers such as Ian Brady, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer and the Zodiac killer, as well as fictional serial killers such as Dexter and Hannibal Lecter Offers a new phenomenological examination of the writings of the Zodiac Killer Contains an account of the disappearance of one of Ted Bundy's victims submitted by the organization Families and Friends of Missing Persons and Violent Crime Victims Integrates the insights of philosophers, academics, crime writers and police officers

How to See the Holy Spirit Angels and Demons

... to wonder at the difference [in his emotions] and to reflect on it, learning from
experience that one kind of thoughts left him sad and the other cheerful. Thus,
step-by-step, he came to recognize the difference between the two spirits that
moved ...

How to See the Holy Spirit  Angels  and Demons

Author: Gordon James Klingenschmitt

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630870870

Page: 290

View: 733

Are God, angels, and demons really invisible? Or can the spirits be seen with human eyes, through the lens of Church Ethics? The gift of discerning of spirits is indispensible to the study of church ethics. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), wrote two sets of Rules for Discerning of Spirits in his Spiritual Exercises in the early 1500s. He taught how the church can receive from God the gift to see otherwise invisible angels, demons, and the Holy Spirit. Ignatius' views were influenced by John Cassian, Jacobus de Voragine, Ludolph of Saxony, and Thomas à Kempis. Ignatius' Rules are exegeted in dialogue with contemporary scholars Karl Rahner, Hugo Rahner, Piet Penning de Vries, Jules Toner, and Timothy Gallagher, and applied to one study of ecclesial ethics in the narrative theology of Samuel Wells. A four-step Ignatian pneumato-ethical method is developed, which any analyst can follow to see the spirits, by consolation/desolation, consent, manifestation, and pneumato-ethics. This method revolutionizes how we study ecclesiology, soteriology, missiology/world religions, liturgy, worship, Eucharist, hermeneutics, homiletics, pastoral counseling, church history, and politics. The spirits are not invisible at all. They can be clearly discerned through the lens of ecclesial ethics.

Everything You Need to Know about the Dangers of Overachieving

One of the most important things to do is to begin to recognize the difference
between reasonable and unreasonable expectations . This can be tricky , but
with a little practice and experience it will become easier to find the happy and
healthy ...

Everything You Need to Know about the Dangers of Overachieving

Author: John Giacobello

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823931071

Page: 64

View: 459

A guide for overachievers who wish to relieve anxiety and the pressures of excessive stress, especially when overachieving is becoming a dangerous habit.

Making All the Difference

Elizabeth V . Spelman , “ On Treating Persons as Persons ” Dilemmas of
difference appear unresolvable . The risk of nonneutrality — the risk of
discrimination - accompanies efforts both to ignore and to recognize difference in
equal treatment ...

Making All the Difference

Author: Martha Minow

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801499777

Page: 403

View: 838

Martha Minow takes a hard look at the way our legal system functions in dealing with people on the basis of race, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, and disability. --Debbie Ratterman "Off Our Backs"

Democracy and Difference

Some basic questions arise here: what differences ought to be recognized, and
why these rather than others? Which differences should be ignored, and which
would it be pernicious to recognize? What would it mean to recognize differences
 ...

Democracy and Difference

Author: Seyla Benhabib

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691044781

Page: 373

View: 631

The global trend toward democratization of the last two decades has been accompanied by the resurgence of various politics of "identity/difference." From nationalist and ethnic revivals in the countries of east and central Europe to the former Soviet Union, to the politics of cultural separatism in Canada, and to social movement politics in liberal western-democracies, the negotiation of identity/difference has become a challenge to democracies everywhere. This volume brings together a group of distinguished thinkers who rearticulate and reconsider the foundations of democratic theory and practice in the light of the politics of identity/difference. In Part One Jürgen Habermas, Sheldon S. Wolin, Jane Mansbridge, Seyla Benhabib, Joshua Cohen, and Iris Marion Young write on democratic theory. Part Two--on equality, difference, and public representation--contains essays by Anne Phillips, Will Kymlicka, Carol C. Gould, Jean L. Cohen, and Nancy Fraser; and Part Three--on culture, identity, and democracy--by Chantal Mouffe, Bonnie Honig, Fred Dallmayr, Joan B. Landes, and Carlos A. Forment. In the last section Richard Rorty, Robert A. Dahl, Amy Gutmann, and Benjamin R. Barber write on whether democracy needs philosophical foundations.

A Philosophical Life

Linus looks rather disappointedly at the smiling Charlie Brown and says, "There's
a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker." I'm not sure that most
folks in our society would recognize the difference Linus is pointing out or agree ...

A Philosophical Life

Author: William C. Gentry (Prof.)

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761839965

Page: 173

View: 946

Socrates said that true philosophy could not be written down because it dies, lying sterile and static on the page. True philosophy takes place in conversation. Twentieth Century academic philosophy strays very much from this ancient insight and admonition and survives mainly through the journals, essays, books, and other written materials scrutinized by student and colleague alike. William C. Gentry was both an academic philosopher, perfectly willing to engage in the philosophical 'conversations' of the written word and, more importantly, a true philosopher, in the Platonic and Socratic style. Engaging with those around him in discourse, in live conversations, which are the vehicle of actual philosophical inquiry and discovery. These essays are the product of those conversations. Gentry's thoughts consisted of investigations into the deepest and most profound questions of human nature, ethics, and knowledge. This volume is a tribute both to his role as a teacher and philosopher. As a teacher, friend, and colleague, Gentry was the epitome of the philosopher: questioning, exploring, critiquing, discovering.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Emphasizing the ways in which differences exist only in particular contexts of
relationship and culture, such feminists urge us to recognize that difference need
not be conceptualized or treated in hierarchical terms, that “similarity” rather than
 ...

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Author: Cheris Kramarae

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Page: 2050

View: 323

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Pre Calculus For Dummies

You can recognize a difference of squares because it's always a binomial where
both terms are perfect squares and a subtraction sign appears between them. It
always appears as a2– b2, or (something)2 – (something else)2. When you do ...

Pre Calculus For Dummies

Author: Yang Kuang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118239598

Page: 408

View: 952

The fun and easy way to learn pre-calculus Getting ready for calculus but still feel a bit confused? Haveno fear. Pre-Calculus For Dummies is an un-intimidating,hands-on guide that walks you through all the essential topics,from absolute value and quadratic equations to logarithms andexponential functions to trig identities and matrix operations. With this guide's help you'll quickly and painlessly get ahandle on all of the concepts — not just the number crunching— and understand how to perform all pre-calc tasks, fromgraphing to tackling proofs. You'll also get a new appreciation forhow these concepts are used in the real world, and find out thatgetting a decent grade in pre-calc isn't as impossible as youthought. Updated with fresh example equations and detailedexplanations Tracks to a typical pre-calculus class Serves as an excellent supplement to classroom learning If "the fun and easy way to learn pre-calc" seems like acontradiction, get ready for a wealth of surprises inPre-Calculus For Dummies!

Recognition and Difference

If we recognize 'others', according to which boundaries do we identify 'others'? If
we recognize difference, what about 'difference within'? What about those who
straddle or are in between categories and combine identities? To what extent is ...

Recognition and Difference

Author: Scott Lash

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761949879

Page: 282

View: 918

Are there any cultural universals left? Does multiculturalism inevitably involve a slide into moral relativism? This timely and insightful book examines questions of politics and identity in the age of multicultures. It draws together the contribution of outstanding contributors such as Fraser, Honneth, O'Neill, Bauman, Lister, Gilroy and De Swann to explore how difference and multiculturalism take on the arguments of universalist humanism. The approach taken derives from the traditions of cultural sociology and cultural studies rather than political science and philosophy. The book takes seriously the argument that the social bond and recognition are in danger through globalization and deterritorialization. It is a major contribution to the emerging debate on the form of post-national forms of civil society.

Endings are Beginnings

Still, discerning the difference between flat-out fantasy and sound warning is key.
flat-out fantasy '(_ versus —) sound warning ... Fear can muddle our ability to
recognize the difference. false warning + versus + valid warning Certainly there is
a ...

Endings are Beginnings

Author: Angela deAngelis

Publisher: Light Technology Publishing

ISBN: 1622336453

Page:

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Change your life. Change your transitions. Reach beyond unnecessary limits. Empower yourself. Take a new look at healing, health, life, even death, and at daily challnges and transitions. Take a journey into the infinite realm of unbounded hope and possibility, of healing transformation and transcendence, and of heightened consciousness. Discover what must shift for our minds to open to heightened awareness and powers. Find out what it is that keeps us from knowing all we can know about who we are and what we are able to do in and beyond our physical existences. Step into the Continuity of Life and walk on ... This is Volume One of the Continuity of Life series Endings Are Beginnings -- a very important little book to have on hand, to share with family and friends, to leave around for others to pick up, read and change their lives. "We must see life as cyclic rather than linear, by seeing endings (and deaths) as anything but absolute endings. Rather, endings can be natural phases of cycles that continuously begin and end, and then begin again ... Transitions happen. Why not make them as worthwhile as we can?" -- Dr. Angela deAngelis

A Passion for Difference

BODIES ON THE MOVE : GENDER , POWER AND MATERIAL CULTURE
Gender difference and the material world ... of those differences ; and although
human societies all over the world recognize biological differences between
women and ...

A Passion for Difference

Author: Henrietta L. Moore

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253338587

Page: 177

View: 875

By developing a specific anthropological approach to feminist post-structuralist and psychoanalytic theory, Moore demonstrates anthropology's contribution to current debates in feminist theory.

Cosmopolitan Style

Etsuko refuses to recognize the difference between the imperfect England she
experiences (recall that her eldest daughter, born in Japan, hanged herself) and
the idealized England she conjured as an escape from postwar Nagasaki.

Cosmopolitan Style

Author: Rebecca L. Walkowitz

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510535

Page: 248

View: 168

In this broad-ranging and ambitious intervention in the debates over the politics, ethics, and aesthetics of cosmopolitanism, Rebecca L. Walkowitz argues that modernist literary style has been crucial to new ways of thinking and acting beyond the nation. While she focuses on modernist narrative, Walkowitz suggests that style conceived expansively as attitude, stance, posture, and consciousness helps to explain many other, nonliterary formations of cosmopolitanism in history, anthropology, sociology, transcultural studies, and media studies. Walkowitz shows that James Joyce, Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, Salman Rushdie, Kazuo Ishiguro, and W. G. Sebald use the salient features of literary modernism in their novels to explore different versions of transnational thought, question moral and political norms, and renovate the meanings of national culture and international attachment. By deploying literary tactics of naturalness, triviality, evasion, mix-up, treason, and vertigo, these six authors promote ideas of democratic individualism on the one hand and collective projects of antifascism or anti-imperialism on the other. Joyce, Conrad, and Woolf made their most significant contribution to this "critical cosmopolitanism" in their reflection on the relationships between narrative and political ideas of progress, aesthetic and social demands for literalism, and sexual and conceptual decorousness. Specifically, Walkowitz considers Joyce's critique of British imperialism and Irish nativism; Conrad's understanding of the classification of foreigners; and Woolf's exploration of how colonizing policies rely on ideas of honor and masculinity. Rushdie, Ishiguro, and Sebald have revived efforts to question the definitions and uses of naturalness, argument, utility, attentiveness, reasonableness, and explicitness, but their novels also address a range of "new ethnicities" in late-twentieth-century Britain and the different internationalisms of contemporary life. They use modernist strategies to articulate dynamic conceptions of local and global affiliation, with Rushdie in particular adding playfulness and confusion to the politics of antiracism. In this unique and engaging study, Walkowitz shows how Joyce, Conrad, and Woolf developed a repertoire of narrative strategies at the beginning of the twentieth century that were transformed by Rushdie, Ishiguro, and Sebald at the end. Her book brings to the forefront the artful idiosyncrasies and political ambiguities of twentieth-century modernist fiction.

Great Myths of the Brain

This means the recipients of the intervention don't know whether they've received
the target intervention or a placebo (a ... Recognize the difference between
causation and correlation (a point I'll come back to in relation to mirror neurons in
 ...

Great Myths of the Brain

Author: Christian Jarrett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118312708

Page: 232

View: 990

Great Myths of the Brain introduces readers to the fieldof neuroscience by examining popular myths about the humanbrain. Explores commonly-held myths of the brain through the lens ofscientific research, backing up claims with studies and otherevidence from the literature Looks at enduring myths such as “Do we only use 10% ofour brain?”, “Pregnant women lose their mind”,“Right-brained people are more creative” and manymore. Delves into myths relating to specific brain disorders,including epilepsy, autism, dementia, and others Written engagingly and accessibly for students and lay readersalike, providing a unique introduction to the study of thebrain Teaches readers how to spot neuro hype and neuro-nonsenseclaims in the media

What You Need to Know about Starting a Business

Every now andthen,reflect ontheachievements of the team and tell them what
they are. Don'tdwell on misfortunes or labelyourself orthe teamas unlucky.
Recognize the difference between badluckand probability, because nothing goes
 ...

What You Need to Know about Starting a Business

Author: Kevin Duncan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857082051

Page: 224

View: 123

Ever wanted to be an entrepreneur? Ever wanted to control what you do, when you do it and stop just making money for someone else? Now is your chance. Starting up a business has never been more exciting. This book explains what you really need to know to make your business a success: • How you'll know if you've got a good idea • The practicalities of setting up a company • How to manage the money • How to sell what you do • How to make sure you stay soon through it all. This is the book you need to swagger into the Dragon's Den full of confidence. Introduction Chapter 1 - The Idea Chapter 2 - The Business Plan Chapter 3 - Systems, Tools and Legalities Chapter 4 - Money Chapter 5 - Sales & Marketing Chapter 6 - People Chapter 7 - Growth and Staying Power Chapter 8 - Lifestyle

An Introduction to Evolutionary Ethics

The most immediate implication of this research is this: very young children seem
to grasp the difference between conventional rules (e.g., raise your hand before
speaking) and moral rules (e.g., don't hit others). Children seem to recognize ...

An Introduction to Evolutionary Ethics

Author: Scott M. James

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444329529

Page: 240

View: 184

Offering the first general introductory text to this subject, the timely Introduction to Evolutionary Ethics reflects the most up-to-date research and current issues being debated in both psychology and philosophy. The book presents students to the areas of cognitive psychology, normative ethics, and metaethics. The first general introduction to evolutionary ethics Provides a comprehensive survey of work in three distinct areas of research: cognitive psychology, normative ethics, and metaethics Presents the most up-to-date research available in both psychology and philosophy Written in an engaging and accessible style for undergraduates and the interested general reader Discusses the evolution of morality, broadening its relevance to those studying psychology

Scientific Explanation

If your probability is mixed by factors you can't identify, then you don't know which
cell of the partition you are in (you don't know whether you have X or not), and so
you don't know what difference your action will actually make to the chance of ...

Scientific Explanation

Author: Philip Kitcher

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816657653

Page: 528

View: 840

Scientific Explanation was first published in 1962. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Is a new consensus emerging in the philosophy of science? The nine distinguished contributors to this volume apply that question to the realm of scientific explanation and, although their conclusions vary, they agree in one respect: there definitely was an old consensus. Co-editor Wesley Salmon's opening essay, "Four Decades of Scientific Explanation," grounds the entire discussion. His point of departure is the founding document of the old consensus: a 1948 paper by Carl G. Hempel and Paul Oppenheim, "Studies in the Logic of Explanation," that set forth, with remarkable clarity, a mode of argument that came to be known as the deductive-nomological model. This approach, holding that explanation dies not move beyond the sphere of empirical knowledge, remained dominant during the hegemony of logical empiricism from 1950 to 1975. Salmon traces in detail the rise and breakup of the old consensus, and examines the degree to which there is, if not a new consensus, at least a kind of reconciliation on this issue among contemporary philosophers of science and clear agreement that science can indeed tell us why. The other contributors, in the order of their presentations, are: Peter Railton, Matti Sintonen, Paul W. Humphreys, David Papineau, Nancy Cartwright, James Woodward, Merrilee H. Salmon, and Philip Kitcher.

How to Influence People

And anybody who doesn't recognize that falls incredibly short of her potential. If
you want to connect with people and take them with you to a higher level,
recognize the difference you can make as a team, and acknowledge it at every ...

How to Influence People

Author: John C. Maxwell

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400204798

Page: 208

View: 239

You can make a difference! Believe it or not, the most effective way to make an impact on the world is to make an impact on individual people. How do you do that? Through influence. In How to Influence People, leadership guru John C. Maxwell and his friend Jim Dornan tell you how to make a positive impact on every person in your life, from your children and coworkers to your customers and the barista at the coffee shop. How to Influence People will empower you to become a potent and positive influence in the lives of those around you without using a position or title. By “pouring your life into other people” (Dr. Maxwell’s definition of mentoring), “you can truly make a difference in their lives.” And when you make a difference in the lives of others, it makes a difference in your life too. Learn to perceive the stages of influence in your relationships and skillfully navigate your progress from perfect stranger to helpful confidant, to inspiring mentor and multiplier of influencers. Let this book impact your relationships, great and small, and make you a positive influencer and better leader in the lives of those around you.

Teachers DO Make a Difference

outrageous things, and some I definitely shouldn't have been involved in, Mr. M
___ still somehow could see through all the dirt and ... And I know teachers make
a difference in a child's life because Mr. M___ made a difference in my life.

Teachers DO Make a Difference

Author: Judith A. Deiro

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412906548

Page: 130

View: 239

Deiro provides powerful strategies teachers can employ to build a healthy student-teacher connection, decrease behavioral problems, and increase social and academic skills.

Sexuality and Globalization An Introduction to a Phenomenology of Sexualities

It is imperative to recognize the difference between men and women for the
express purpose of obliterating this very difference: recognizing this difference
will shed light on the alienation that women have endured since the dawn of time.

Sexuality and Globalization  An Introduction to a Phenomenology of Sexualities

Author: L. Bibard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137469293

Page: 101

View: 217

The book argues that a universally widespread virility currently prevents humans from realizing their sexualities, which are originally the feminine and the masculine. This obstacle may be traced back to Renaissance humanism, whose core intention is to take control over the so-called 'nature."