Autobiography of a Restless Mind

Volume 1 Autobiography of a Restless Mind is a fascinating, exceptionally diverse collection of observations and reflections written over the past twenty-five years by one of the most innovative thinkers, writers, and leaders of the past ...

Autobiography of a Restless Mind

Author: Dee Hock

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475966563

Page: 262

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Volume 1 Autobiography of a Restless Mind is a fascinating, exceptionally diverse collection of observations and reflections written over the past twenty-five years by one of the most innovative thinkers, writers, and leaders of the past half century. Witty and wise, playful and profound, prophetic and immensely quotable, it is a companion no thinking, caring person should be without. Written in an unforgettable style reminiscent of Aurelius, Montaigne, Lao-Tse, and Bacon, it is a classic that will be read with pleasure and profit for generations to come.

Thoughts and Reflections on the Human Condition

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Thoughts and Reflections on the Human Condition

Author: Russell Wingood


ISBN: 1411658507

Page: 176

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This book is filled with quotes and wisdom from it's author Russell Wingood, many areas of personal and spiritual growth are touched upon in this compilation.

Reflections on the Human Condition

Reflections on the Human Condition is a collection of poignant aphorisms taken from his writings. (Restored to print by noted author Christopher Klim.)

Reflections on the Human Condition

Author: Eric Hoffer

Publisher: Hopewell Publications Llc

ISBN: 9781933435145

Page: 88

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Eric Hoffer--one of America's most important thinkers and the author of The True Believer--lived for years as a Depression Era migratory worker. Self-taught, his appetite for knowledge--history, science, mankind--formed the basis of his insight to human nature. Reflections on the Human Condition is a collection of poignant aphorisms taken from his writings.

Between The Monster And The Saint

Reflections on the Human Condition Richard Holloway ... Many actors are
interesting human beings in their own right, but not all. Some of our greatest
actors have been people so uncertain of their own identity that they only came
alive on ...

Between The Monster And The Saint

Author: Richard Holloway

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 184767397X

Page: 220

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Being human isn’t easy. We might think that consciousness and free will give us control over our lives but our minds are unpredictable places. We are susceptible to forces we don’t understand. We are capable of inflicting immense cruelty on one another and yet we also have the capacity to be tender, to empathise, to feel. In his thought-provoking new book Richard Holloway holds a mirror up to the human condition. By drawing on a colourful and eclectic selection of writings from history, philosophy, science, poetry, theology and literature, Holloway shows us how we can stand up to the seductive power of the monster and draw closer to the fierce challenge of the saint.

The Human Condition

... or the new dawn of revolution), and reflections on the human capacity to start
something new pervade her thinking. When she published The Human Condition
in 1958, she herself sent something unexpected out into the world, and forty ...

The Human Condition

Author: Hannah Arendt

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226924572

Page: 370

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A work of striking originality bursting with unexpected insights, The Human Condition is in many respects more relevant now than when it first appeared in 1958. In her study of the state of modern humanity, Hannah Arendt considers humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable. The problems Arendt identified then—diminishing human agency and political freedom, the paradox that as human powers increase through technological and humanistic inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions—continue to confront us today. This new edition, published to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of its original publication, contains an improved and expanded index and a new introduction by noted Arendt scholar Margaret Canovan which incisively analyzes the book's argument and examines its present relevance. A classic in political and social theory, The Human Condition is a work that has proved both timeless and perpetually timely. Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was one of the leading social theorists in the United States. Her Lectures on Kant's Political Philosophy and Love and Saint Augustine are also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Processes of Transposition

Birgit Maier-Katkin Literary and Cinematographic Reflections on the Human
Condition by Anna Seghers and Fred Zinnemann The writer Anna Seghers and
filmmaker Fred Zinnemann both depict the erosion of the human condition in
Nazi ...

Processes of Transposition

Author: Christiane Schönfeld

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042022841

Page: 383

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The essays collected in this book focus on the multi-faceted relationship between German/Austrian literature and the cinema screen. Scholars from Ireland, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Portugal, USA and Canada present critical readings of a wide range of transpositions of German-language texts to film, while also considering the impact of cinema on German literature, exploring intertextualities as well as intermedialities. The forum of discussion thus created encompasses cinematic narratives based on Goethe's Faust, Kleist's Marquise of O..., Kubrick's film version of Schnitzler's Dream Story and Caroline Link's Oscar-winning adaptation of Stefanie Zweig's novel Nowhere in Africa. The wide-ranging analyses of the complex interaction between literature and film presented here focus on literary works by Anna Seghers, Hans-Magnus Enzensberger, Nicola Rhon, Günter Grass, Heinrich Böll, Elfriede Jelinek, Rolf Dieter Brinkmann, Erich Hackl, Thomas Brussig, Sven Regener, Frank Goosen and Robert Schneider, as well as on adaptations by filmmakers such as Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, Max Mack, Josef von Sternberg, Max W. Kimmich, Fred Zinnemann, Paul Wegener, Alexander Kluge, Volker Schlöndorff, Hansjürgen Pohland, Hendrik Handloegten, Michael Haneke, Christoph Stark, Karin Brandauer, Joseph Vilsmaier, Leander Haußmann and Doris Dörrie.

Fuzziness and Medicine Philosophical Reflections and Application Systems in Health Care

Why do we categorize a human condition Hi as disease but not human condition
Hj? Sadegh-Zadeh named “menstruation, pregnancy, tax evasion, smoking,
torture, terrorism” to clarify distinctly: “We do not mean that the latter examples are
or ...

Fuzziness and Medicine  Philosophical Reflections and Application Systems in Health Care

Author: Rudolf Seising

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642365272

Page: 447

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This book is a collection of contributions written by philosophers and scientists active in different fields, such as mathematics, logics, social sciences, computer sciences and linguistics. They comment on and discuss various parts of and subjects and propositions introduced in the Handbook of Analytical Philosophy of Medicine from Kadem Sadegh-Zadeh, published by Springer in 2012. This volume reports on the fruitful exchange and debate that arose in the fuzzy community upon the publication of the Handbook. This was not only very much appreciated by the community but also seen as a critical starting point for beginning a new discussion. The results of this discussion, which involved many different perspectives from science and the humanities and was warmly encouraged by Kadem Sadegh-Zadeh himself, are accurately reported in this volume, which is intended to be a critical companion to Kadem Sadegh-Zadeh ́s handbook. Rudolf Seising is currently an adjunct researcher at the European Centre for Soft Computing in Mieres, Asturias (Spain) and a college lecturer at the Faculty of History and Arts, at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (Germany). Marco Elio Tabacchi is currently the Scientific Director of the Italian National Research & Survey Organization Demopolis, and a research assistant in the Soft Computing Group at University of Palermo (Italy).

Rethinking Fundamental Theology

Before moving to God's self-disclosure in the biblical history that climaxed with
the story of Jesus, what account should we give of human beings? Some
reflections on the human condition will set the stage for what follows in this
account of ...

Rethinking Fundamental Theology

Author: Gerald O'Collins

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191620602

Page: 380

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This book identifies the distinguishing features of fundamental theology, as distinct from philosophical theology, natural theology, apologetics, and other similar disciplines. Addressing the potential for confusion about basic Christian claims and beliefs, Gerald O'Collins sets out to relaunch fundamental theology as a discipline by presenting a coherent vision of basic theological questions and positions that lay the ground for work in specific areas of systematic theology. Rethinking Fundamental Theology examines central theological questions: about God, human experience and, specifically, religious experience; the divine revelation coming through the history of Israel and through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus; human faith that responds to revelation; the nature of tradition that transmits the record and reality of revelation; the structure of biblical inspiration and truth, as well as basic issues concerned with the formation of the canon; the founding of the Church with some leadership structures; the relationship between Christ's revelation and the faith of those who follow other religions. O'Collins concludes with some reflections on theological method. Written with the scholarship and accessibility for which O'Collins is known and valued, this book will relaunch fundamental theology as a distinct and necessary discipline in faculties and departments of theology and religious studies around the world.

Sociality as the Human Condition

This chapter thus adds yet another perspective to the interpretations and
representations of human sociality that have been discussed in the previous
chapters. At the same time, it is important to note that these theological reflections
on ...

Sociality as the Human Condition


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004191992

Page: 324

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Examining recent experiments on human altruism in economics, this book offers a critique of naturalistic approaches to the phenomenon of human sociality. It draws on philosophical theories of social conflict and recognition, and on theological concepts of neighborly love.

Paul and Virtue Ethics

Paul presents extended reflections on the human condition and Christian
freedom in Romans 5–8. They constitute the theological heart of what is arguably
the most important book in the New Testament. In Romans 5–7, Paul considers
the ...

Paul and Virtue Ethics

Author: Daniel J. Harrington

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742599612

Page: 220

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In Paul and Virtue Ethics, Daniel Harrington and James Keenan build upon their successful collaboration Jesus and Virtue Ethics to discuss the apostle Paul's teachings as a guide to interpret theology and ethics today. Examining Paul's writings, the authors investigate what they teach about the basic questions of virtue ethics: Who am I? Who do I want to become? And how do I get there? Their intent is not to provide stringent rules, but to awaken discovery and encourage dialogue. The book first considers the concept of virtue ethics, an approach to ethics that emphasizes moral character, and Paul's ethics in particular. Next, the authors focus on the virtues of faith, love/charity, and hope as treated by Paul and Thomas Aquinas. Closing the book with reflections on the roles of other virtues (and vices) in individual and communal Christian life, the authors discuss various issues in social ethics and sexual morality as they are dealt with in Paul and in Christian virtue ethics today.

Francis Bacon s Inquiry Touching Human Nature

Attention to Bacon's extra-, pre-, sub-, or supra-scientific reflections—his
reflections on the human condition—appears to have been spurred by bringing
together, somewhat uneasily, the secularization thesis about the origin of
modernity, ...

Francis Bacon s Inquiry Touching Human Nature

Author: Svetozar Minkov

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739144839

Page: 158

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Francis Bacon's 'Inquiry Touching Human Nature' is an engagement at a fundamental level with the political and philosophic thought of one of the founders of modernity, Francis Bacon. Bacon had a comprehensive vision of the human situation. And because he saw the costs or dangers of modern life as clearly as he predicted its achievements and boons, Bacon is a thinker who addresses directly and deeply our own perplexities.

Meaning and Value in a Secular Age

undermines theism, provide an alternative dramatic, poetic rendering of the
human condition, offering hope and promise? ... reflections in“The Human
Condition” are especially kaleidoscopic, as hemanages a vantage point fromboth
insideand ...

Meaning and Value in a Secular Age

Author: Paul Kurtz

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616142790

Page: 361

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The secular age has confronted human beings with a fundamental challenge. While the naturalistic worldview rooted in science has persuasively shown that traditional religious conceptions of the universe are unsustainable, it has so far offered no compelling secular narratives to replace the religious narratives so entrenched in civilization. In the absence of religion, how do thoughtful contemporary individuals find meaning in a secular world? In this book, philosopher Paul Kurtz argues for a new approach that he calls eupraxsophy. Kurtz first coined the term in 1988 to characterize a secular orientation to life that stands in contrast to religion. Derived from three ancient Greek roots, eupraxsophy literally means "good practice and wisdom." Drawing upon philosophy, science, and ethics, eupraxsophy provides a thoroughly secular moral vision, which respects the place of human values in the context of the natural world and presents an empirically responsible yet hopeful picture of the human situation and the cosmos in which we abide. Editor Nathan Bupp has conveniently gathered together Kurtz’s key writings about the theory and practice of eupraxsophy for the first time in this volume. Written with eloquence and scope, these incisive essays show how Kurtz's brand of humanism moves above and beyond the current "new atheism." Eupraxsophy successfully bridges the cultural divide between science and value and provides a genuine and constructive alternative to religion. Bupp’s informative introduction places the concept of eupraxsophy in historical perspective and shows why it is critically important, and relevant, today.

Entanglements Or Transmedial Thinking about Capture

Hannah Arendt's erudite reflections in The Human Condition provide a powerful
justification for the necessity of forgiveness as a moral virtue: “Without being
forgiven, released from the consequences of what we have done, our capacity to
act ...

Entanglements  Or Transmedial Thinking about Capture

Author: Rey Chow

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822352303

Page: 194

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This follow-up volume to our book The Age of the World Target collects interconnected entangled essays of literary and cultural theorist Rey Chow. The essays take up ideas of violence, capture, identification, temporality, sacrifice, and victimhood, engaging with theorists from Derrida and Deleuze to Agamben and Rancière.

National Trauma and Collective Memory

... their visit to a later date. The people came because the traumas of the past are
important for reflections on the human condition. The horrors and atrocities
inflicted upon human beings by other human beings in Nazi Germany became ...

National Trauma and Collective Memory

Author: Arthur G. Neal

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765632975


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A fascinating exploration of our evolving national psyche, this book chronicles major traumas in recent American history - from the Depression and Pearl Harbor, to the assassinations of the Kennedys and Martin Luther King, Jr., to Ruby Ridge, Waco, and Columbine - how we responded to them as a nation, and what our responses mean. Reflecting on American popular culture as well as the media, this edition includes a new chapter on 9/11 and other acts of terror within the United States, as well as coverage of the Columbia space shuttle disaster. New student-friendly features, including discussion questions and "Symbolic Events" boxes in each chapter, give the book added value as a classroom supplement.

Hannah Arendt

Totalitarian Elements in Marxism ' From Totalitarianism to The Human Condition
Readers of Arendt ' s published work ... and see the organic connection between
her reflections on the human condition and her attempt to come to terms with ...

Hannah Arendt

Author: Margaret Canovan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521477734

Page: 298

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A reinterpretation of the political thought of Hannah Arendt, strengthening Arendt's claim to be regarded as one of the most significant political thinkers of the twentieth century.

On the Human Condition

... Adolf 16, 19 human: achievements 8,11; capacities 4, 33; condition 34, 48, 58;
dignity 5 1 ; existence 49; identity 1, 56; ... 17, 21; species 1,22 humanism 3, 5-18,
41, 42, 53, 57-8; and critical reflections on 3,5,8-17 'human park' 18,41 human ...

On the Human Condition

Author: Dominique Janicaud

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415327961

Page: 71

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On the Human Condition is an invigorating and fascinating exploration of where the idea of the human stands today.