Pursuit of Honor

Pursuit of Honor
Author: Vince Flynn
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2010-08-31
ISBN: 1416595171
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pursuit of Honor Book Excerpt:

After his team member, Mike Nash, witnesses a terror attack in Washington, D.C., CIA superagent Mitch Rapp must pursue the al Qaeda terrorists responsible as he fights a covert war that can never be discussed, even with the government's own political leaders.

Pursuit of Honor Codex der Ehre

Pursuit of Honor   Codex der Ehre
Author: Vince Flynn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2017-06-26
ISBN: 9783865525222
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pursuit of Honor

Pursuit of Honor
Author: L. E. Sissman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Honor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ambrose Augustine and the Pursuit of Greatness

Ambrose  Augustine  and the Pursuit of Greatness
Author: J. Warren Smith
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-30
ISBN: 1108846602
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ambrose Augustine and the Pursuit of Greatness Book Excerpt:

Since Aristotle, the concept of the magnanimous or great-souled man was employed by philosophers of antiquity to describe individuals who attained the highest degree of virtue. Greatness of soul (magnitudo animi or magnanimitas) was part of the language of Classical and Hellenistic virtue theory central to the education of Ambrose and Augustine. Yet as bishops they were conscious of fundamental differences between Christian and pagan visions of virtue. Greatness of soul could not be appropriated whole cloth. Instead, the great-souled man had to be baptized to conform with Christian understandings of righteousness, compassion, and humility. In this book, J. Warren Smith traces the development of the ideal of the great-souled man from Plato and Aristotle to latter adaptions by Cicero, Seneca, and Plutarch. He then examines how Ambrose's and Augustine's theological commitments influenced their different critiques, appropriations, and modifications of the language of magnanimity.

Revaluing Ethics

Revaluing Ethics
Author: Thomas W. Smith
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2001-10-25
ISBN: 9780791451427
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revaluing Ethics Book Excerpt:

Challenges influential interpretations of Aristotelian ethical and political philosophy.

Politics and the Passions 1500 1850

Politics and the Passions  1500 1850
Author: Victoria Kahn,Neil Saccamano,Daniela Coli
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-01-10
ISBN: 1400827159
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics and the Passions 1500 1850 Book Excerpt:

Focusing on the new theories of human motivation that emerged during the transition from feudalism to the modern period, this is the first book of new essays on the relationship between politics and the passions from Machiavelli to Bentham. Contributors address the crisis of moral and philosophical discourse in the early modern period; the necessity of inventing a new way of describing the relation between reflection and action, and private and public selves; the disciplinary regulation of the body; and the ideological constitution of identity. The collection as a whole asks whether a discourse of the passions might provide a critical perspective on the politics of subjectivity. Whatever their specific approach to the question of ideology, all the essays reconsider the legacy of the passions in modern political theory and the importance of the history of politics and the passions for modern political debates. Contributors, in addition to the editors, are Nancy Armstrong, Judith Butler, Riccardo Caporali, Howard Caygill, Patrick Coleman, Frances Ferguson, John Guillory, Timothy Hampton, John P. McCormick, and Leonard Tennenhouse.

Alaskan Job

Alaskan Job
Author: A. R. Weisser
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2015-02-27
ISBN: 1490870334
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alaskan Job Book Excerpt:

It’s a fact: God wants you to be a great man. If the pathway to greatness seems hidden to you, as it does for many men, it doesn’t need to be. Greatness is achieved through the disciplined pursuit of some very practical goals. Greatness is not achieved by feeling great or by believing you are great. Men who say and believe they value God and His will are really not uncommon. Many of us know what we should value and what we want to value and yet never turn these convictions into habits. The pursuit of greatness is contingent upon the ability to turn these passions into habits. The truth is the habits of your life are an infallible testimony of what you value. So let me ask, if your life were to undergo an activity audit, would there be compelling evidence that you spend your time investing in the things you claim to value? In this book you will discover the ten habits of Job’s life that led God to say, “There is no one like him on the earth.” These are described in the twenty-ninth chapter of the book of Job, where you will discover a clear and yet deeply challenging road map to greatness. If you commit to this journey, it will cost you everything. You will lose your life. But if you lose your life, you will find your life— the greatest life imaginable.

Gift and Gain

Gift and Gain
Author: Neil Coffee
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-11-29
ISBN: 0190496444
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gift and Gain Book Excerpt:

The economy of ancient Rome, with its long-range trade, widespread moneylending, and companies of government contractors, was surprisingly modern. Yet Romans also exchanged goods and services within a traditional system of gifts and favors, which sustained the supportive relationships necessary for survival in the absence of extensive state and social institutions. In Gift and Gain: How Money Transformed Ancient Rome, Neil Coffee shows how a vibrant commercial culture progressively displaced systems of gift giving over the course of Rome's classical era. The change was propelled by the Roman elite, through their engagement in a variety of profit-making enterprises. Members of the same elite, however, remained habituated to traditional gift relationships, relying on them to exercise influence and build their social worlds. They resisted the transformation, through legislation, political movements, and philosophical argument. The result was a recurring clash across the contexts of Roman social and economic life. Neil Coffee's comprehensive volume traces the conflict between gift and gain from Rome's prehistory down through the conflicts of the late Republic and into the early Empire, showing its effects in areas as diverse as politics, law, philosophy, personal and civic patronage, marriage, and the Latin language. These investigations show Rome shifting, unevenly but steadily, away from its pre-historic reliance on mutual aid and toward the sort of commercial and contractual relations typical of the modern world.

Business Ethics Education and the Pragmatic Pursuit of the Good

Business Ethics Education and the Pragmatic Pursuit of the Good
Author: Francis J. Schweigert
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2016-08-12
ISBN: 3319334026
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Business Ethics Education and the Pragmatic Pursuit of the Good Book Excerpt:

This book is an extended argument for the critical importance which justice and ethical leadership should have in business ethics education. The book examines the history of ideas and purposes in education, the contemporary role of business schools, and the social foundations of moral education to conclude that the pragmatic pursuit of the good must be a central aim of business strategy. To meet the challenges of facing society today, the masters of business must be moral craftsmen in a just and democratic private property economy that serves the common good. The author grounds this vision for business leadership in the centrality of systems of exchange in human society, in generating prosperity and providing for the general welfare. Business ethics education has focused primarily on moral formation of individual leaders and managers in the context of ethical codes, organizational culture, and legal compliance. Important as this approach is, it fails to generate a sufficient level of business responsibility to satisfy legitimate social concerns regarding the use of natural resources, environmental sustainability, reasonable limitation of systemic risk in capital markets, and fair allocation of goods and services. If the social purpose of business is not intentionally embraced and diligently pursued, the economy may enrich a few but impoverish the society, its resources, and its democracy. Hence this book argues for a new vision of business ethics that is grounded in public accountability of business operations and outcomes for the common good, as a matter of justice.

Plato s Republic

Plato s  Republic
Author: Mark L. McPherran
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2010-11-25
ISBN: 0521491908
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato s Republic Book Excerpt:

The essays in this volume provide a picture of the most interesting, puzzling, and provoking aspects of Plato's Republic.

Charles Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

Charles Louis de Secondat  Baron de Montesquieu
Author: David Carrithers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 626
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351572237
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charles Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu Book Excerpt:

The French philosophe Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755) was a political and social thinker of enormous depth, range, originality, and influence. The essays by eminent scholars reprinted in this volume explore significant aspects of his contributions to political, constitutional, and religious thought during the epoch of the French Enlightenment. Topics highlighted include his Persian Letters (1721), his history of Rome (1734), and the views he expressed in The Spirit of Laws (1748) on natural law, forms of government, English constitutionalism, religion, commerce, international relations, and the philosophy of history. Supplemented by a detailed introduction that contextualizes the papers selected for this volume, as well as an extensive bibliography, this work serves as an authoritative reference to the best scholarship on Montesquieu's political thought. The volume is edited and introduced by David W. Carrithers, Adolph Ochs Professor of Government at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and author of numerous publications on Montesquieu.

Paley s Moral and Political Philosophy

Paley s Moral and Political Philosophy
Author: William Paley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 308
Release: 1845
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ethics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paley s Moral and Political Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Masking Hegemony

Masking Hegemony
Author: Craig Martin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN: 113494103X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masking Hegemony Book Excerpt:

'Masking Hegemony' presents a critical evaluation of the language used in liberal political thought, tracing liberalism's use of two key binary concepts - public/private and religion/state - from the Protestant Reformation to the present. Whilst appearing to separate "religion" from "state" and "public" from "private", this language actually masks the influence of religious institutions on state policies and the inevitable circulation of power from the private to the public sphere in a liberal democracy. 'Masking Hegemony' uses the work of Gramsci, Foucault and Bourdieu to offer a fresh approach to liberal ideology that will be of interest to students and scholars of both politics and religion.

How Societies Change

How Societies Change
Author: Daniel Chirot
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2011-05-27
ISBN: 1452224463
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Societies Change Book Excerpt:

This book, the only brief and affordable macro-sociology text available for undergraduates, describes how societies have changed over the past five thousand years. The discussion focuses on the idea that industrial societies, despite their great success, have created a new set of recurring and unsolved problems which will serve as a major impetus for further social change. This book explores development through historical narrative and examines the globalization/development paradox through in-depth case studies.

A Revolution in Commerce

A Revolution in Commerce
Author: Amalia D. Kessler
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 0300113978
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Revolution in Commerce Book Excerpt:

"Kessler shows how the merchants who were associated with the court - and not just elite thinkers and royal reformers - played a key role in reconceptualizing commerce as the credit-fueled private exchange necessary to sustain the social order. Deploying this modern conception of commerce in a variety of contexts, ranging from litigation over negotiable instruments to corporatist battles for status and jurisdiction, these merchants contributed (largely inadvertently and to their ultimate regret) to the demise of corporatism as both conceptual framework and institutional practice. In so doing, they helped bring about the social and political revolution of 1789." "A Revolution in Commerce provides new insights into the rise of commercial modernity by demonstrating the remarkable role played by the law in ideological and institutional transformation."--BOOK JACKET.

Thinking through Technology

Thinking through Technology
Author: Carl Mitcham
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2022-08-02
ISBN: 0226825396
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking through Technology Book Excerpt:

What does it mean to think about technology philosophically? Why try? These are the issues that Carl Mitcham addresses in this work, a comprehensive, critical introduction to the philosophy of technology and a discussion of its sources and uses. Tracing the changing meaning of "technology" from ancient times to our own, Mitcham identifies the most important traditions of critical analysis of technology: the engineering approach, which assumes the centrality of technology in human life; and the humanities approach, which is concerned with its moral and cultural boundaries. Mitcham bridges these two traditions through an analysis of discussions of engineering design, of the distinction between tools and machines, and of engineering science itself. He looks at technology as it is experienced in everyday life—as material objects (from kitchenware to computers), as knowledge ( including recipes, rules, theories, and intuitive "know-how"), as activity (design, construction, and use), and as volition (knowing how to use technology and understanding its consequences). By elucidating these multiple aspects, Mitcham establishes criteria for a more comprehensive analysis of ethical issues in applications of science and technology. This book will guide anyone wanting to reflect on technology and its moral implications.

Before Taliban

Before Taliban
Author: David B. Edwards
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2002-04-02
ISBN: 0520926870
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before Taliban Book Excerpt:

In this powerful book, David B. Edwards traces the lives of three recent Afghan leaders in Afghanistan's history--Nur Muhammad Taraki, Samiullah Safi, and Qazi Amin Waqad--to explain how the promise of progress and prosperity that animated Afghanistan in the 1960s crumbled and became the present tragedy of discord, destruction, and despair. Before Taliban builds on the foundation that Edwards laid in his previous book, Heroes of the Age, in which he examines the lives of three significant figures of the late nineteenth century--a tribal khan, a Muslim saint, and a prince who became king of the newly created state. In the mid twentieth century, Afghans believed their nation could be a model of economic and social development that would inspire the world. Instead, political conflict, foreign invasion, and civil war have left the country impoverished and politically dysfunctional. Each of the men Edwards profiles were engaged in the political struggles of the country's recent history. They hoped to see Afghanistan become a more just and democratic nation. But their visions for their country were radically different, and in the end, all three failed and were killed or exiled. Now, Afghanistan is associated with international terrorism, drug trafficking, and repression. Before Taliban tells these men's stories and provides a thorough analysis of why their dreams for a progressive nation lie in ruins while the Taliban has succeeded. In Edwards's able hands, this culturally informed biography provides a mesmerizing and revealing look into the social and cultural contexts of political change.

The Art of Life

The Art of Life
Author: John Kekes
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-08-06
ISBN: 1501721909
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Life Book Excerpt:

"That the art of life is creative, imaginative, and individual does not mean... that it cannot be taught and learned or that individuals cannot improve their mastery of it. Teaching it proceeds by way of exemplary lives, and learning it consists in coming to appreciate what makes some lives exemplary.... That imitation here is impossible does not mean one cannot learn from examples. The question is, How can that be done reasonably; how can decisions about how one should live escape being arbitrary, if they are left to individual creativity and imagination and are not governed by rules that apply to everyone living in a particular context?"—from The Art of Life The art of life, according to John Kekes, consists in living a life of personal and moral excellence. This art requires continuous creative effort, drawing on one's character, circumstances, experiences, and ideals. Since these conditions vary with times and places, Kekes says, there can be no single blueprint for the achievement of excellence. We must do it ourselves—but we can learn from those who have lived exemplary lives. Reflecting on lives of integrity and honor, Kekes formulates what we can learn from them and what we can do to adapt the ideals they represent to our personal circumstances. Avoiding both the abstractness that characterizes much moral thought and the relativism that recognizes no rational or moral limits, Kekes shows how serious philosophical thinking can be readable and helpful to those who struggle with the perennial problems of human existence.

Eros in Plato Rousseau and Nietzsche

Eros in Plato  Rousseau  and Nietzsche
Author: Laurence D. Cooper
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN: 0271046147
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eros in Plato Rousseau and Nietzsche Book Excerpt:

Human beings are restless souls, ever driven by an insistent inner force not only to have more but to be more&—to be infinitely more. Various philosophers have emphasized this type of ceaseless striving in their accounts of humanity, as in Spinoza&’s notion of conatus and Hobbes&’s identification of &“a perpetual and restless desire of power after power.&” In this book, Laurence Cooper focuses his attention on three giants of the philosophic tradition for whom this inner force was a major preoccupation and something separate from and greater than the desire for self-preservation. Cooper&’s overarching purpose is to illuminate the nature of this source of existential longing and discontent and its implications for political life. He concentrates especially on what these thinkers share in their understanding of this psychic power and how they view it ambivalently as the root not only of ambition, vigorous virtue, patriotism, and philosophy, but also of tyranny, imperialism, and varieties of fanaticism. But he is not neglectful of the differences among their interpretations of the phenomenon, either, and especially highlights these in the concluding chapter.

Theophrastus of Eresus Commentary Volume 6 1

Theophrastus of Eresus Commentary Volume 6 1
Author: William Fortenbaugh
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 893
Release: 2010-12-10
ISBN: 9004194223
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theophrastus of Eresus Commentary Volume 6 1 Book Excerpt:

Commenting on recently collected sources for Theophrastus' ethical views, this work relates Theophrastean doctrine to that of Aristotle and the rival Stoics. The focus is on topics like virtue and happiness, manners and moral virtues, innate character and the relation of animals to humans.