Speaking Being

Author by : Bruce Hyde
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Speaking Being: Werner Erhard, Martin Heidegger, and a New Possibility of Being Human is an unprecedented study of the ideas and methods developed by the thinker Werner Erhard. In this book, those ideas and methods are revealed by presenting in full an innovative program he developed in the 1980s called The Forum—available in this book as a transcript of an actual course led by Erhard in San Francisco in December of 1989. Since its inception, Erhard’s work has impacted the lives of millions of people throughout the world. Central to this study is a comparative analysis of Erhard’s rhetorical project, The Forum, and the philosophical project of Martin Heidegger. Through this comparative analysis, the authors demonstrate how each thinker’s work sometimes parallels and often illuminates the other. The dialogue at work in The Forum functions to generate a language which speaks being. That is, The Forum is an instance of what the authors call ontological rhetoric: a technology of communicating what cannot be said in language. Nevertheless, what does get said allows those participating in the dialogue to discover previously unseen aspects of what it currently means to be human. As a primary outcome of such discovery, access to creating a new possibility of what it is to be human is made available. The purpose of this book is to show how communication of the unspoken realm of language—speaking being—is actually accomplished in The Forum, and to demonstrate how Erhard did it in 1989. Through placing Erhard’s language use next to Heidegger’s thinking—presented in a series of “Sidebars” and “Intervals” alongside The Forum transcript—the authors have made two contributions. They have illuminated the work of two thinkers, who independently developed similar forms of ontological rhetoric while working from very different times and places. Hyde and Kopp have also for the first time made Erhard’s extraordinary form of ontological rhetoric available for a wide range of audiences, from scholars at work within a variety of academic disciplines to anyone interested in exploring the possibility of being for human beings. From the Afterword: I regard Speaking Being as an enormously important contribution to understanding Heidegger and Erhard. The latter has received far too little serious academic attention, and this book begins to make up for that lack. Moreover, the book’s analysis of Heidegger’s thought is among the best that I have ever read. I commend this book to all readers without reservation. Michael E. Zimmerman, Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado, Boulder

Escaping Nazi Germany

Author by : Joachim Schlör
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Carefully piecing together the personal letters of Alice 'Liesel' Schwab, Escaping Nazi Germany tells the important story of one woman's emigration from Heilbronn to England. From the decision to leave her family and emigrate alone, to gaining her independence as a shop worker and surviving the Blitz, to the reunion with her brother and parents in England and shared grief as they learn about the fate of family members who died in the Holocaust, her story provides powerful insight into both the everyday realities of German-Jewish refugees in Britain and the ability of letters and life-writing to create transnational networks during times of trauma and separation. Elegantly written and deeply researched, Joachim Schlör's emphatic and unflinching re-telling of Alice Schwab's life sheds new light on the Jewish experience of persecution during the Holocaust and adds nuances to current debates on emigration, memory, and identity. This book is an essential primary resource for scholars of modern European history and Jewish studies, offering a compelling and intimate route into understanding what it meant to be a Jewish refugee caught up in the tragic and tumultuous events of World War II.

You Asshole You Caused It

Author by : Connie Larkin
Languange : un
Publisher by : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Description : Bucharest in the nineteen seventies was a place clouded in fear and oppression, the brutal Ceausescu regime was at its most paranoid and the secret police had informers everywhere. To speak with foreigners, or listen to BBC, was against the law and people went about their daily lives trying to be invisible to authorities. It was in this climate of fear that a young 23-year-old Romanian girl devised a daring and very dangerous plan to escape Romania and make a new lifer for herself in the West. This book is more than a nail biting escape story and the struggle to fit into a new and alien society, it's also an expression of her ongoing commitment to make available another point of view from which people worldwide can act on environmental issues. The title of this book is an expression borrowed from Werner Erhard, a man for whom she holds great love and respect; in its pages you will find a unique perspective from where you can see the profound effect of the Est and Landmark training in the author's life. Spread over four decades and three continents, from the grim streets of communist Europe to the holy places of Israel and India, and the Peruvian rainforest, the main and the most powerful theme of the book is self-education and individual responsibility, with their incredibly powerful consequences. In in the pages of this book there was a tale, not her own life experience, one could say it is a tale of adventure and self-discovery, which opens up to the possibility that each and every one of us has the most important part to play in the present and the future of humanity. Connie is a true visionary!

Four Arguments For The Elimination Of Television

Author by : Jerry Mander
Languange : un
Publisher by : Harper Collins
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Description : A total departure from previous writing about television, this book is the first ever to advocate that the medium is not reformable. Its problems are inherent in the technology itself and are so dangerous -- to personal health and sanity, to the environment, and to democratic processes -- that TV ought to be eliminated forever. Weaving personal experiences through meticulous research, the author ranges widely over aspects of television that have rarely been examined and never before joined together, allowing an entirely new, frightening image to emerge. The idea that all technologies are "neutral," benign instruments that can be used well or badly, is thrown open to profound doubt. Speaking of TV reform is, in the words of the author, "as absurd as speaking of the reform of a technology such as guns."