The Natural Way of Things

The Natural Way of Things
Author: Charlotte Wood
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN: 1474614426
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Natural Way of Things Book Excerpt:

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE WEEKEND 'Savage: think Atwood in the outback' Paula Hawkins 'An unforgettable reading experience' Liane Moriarty 'Ferocious... recalls the early Elena Ferrante' NPR 'A masterpiece' Guardian 'Devastating' Economist She hears her own thick voice deep inside her ears when she says, 'I need to know where I am.' The man stands there, tall and narrow, hand still on the doorknob, surprised. He says, almost in sympathy, 'Oh, sweetie. You need to know what you are.'" Two women awaken from a drugged sleep to find themselves imprisoned in a brokendown property in the middle of a desert. Strangers to each other, they have no idea where they are or how they came to be there with eight other girls, their heads shaved, guarded by two inept yet vicious jailers. Doing hard labour under a sweltering sun, the prisoners soon learn what links them: in each girl's past is a sexual scandal with a powerful man. They pray for rescue but as the hours turn into days and the days into weeks and months, it becomes clear only the girls can rescue themselves. Winner, 2016 Stella Prize Winner, 2016 Indie Book of the Year Award Winner, Fiction Book of the Year, 2016 Indie Book Award Winner, 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction Winner, Reader's Choice, 2016 ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year Shortlisted, 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlisted, 2016 ABA Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award Longlisted, 2017 International Dublin Literary Award

Women and Fairness

Women and Fairness
Author: Eva Lambertsson Björk,Jutta Eschenbach,Johanna M. Wagner
Publsiher: Waxmann Verlag
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2021-05-07
ISBN: 3830943652
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Fairness Book Excerpt:

This collection brings together scholars from various disciplines to ask fundamental questions concerning how women handle the manifold impediments placed before them as they simply attempt to live full human lives. The collection explores narratives of women – real and fictional – who fight against these barriers, who succumb to them, who remain unaware of them, or choose to ignore them. It explores the ways we read women in cultural production, and how women are read in society. We assert the obstacles constructed into the very fabric of societies against fifty percent of the population are unfair, be they hindrances for women to attain their goals, encumbrances that limit women’s speech and societal participation – communal and artistic – or hindrances that prohibit specific behaviors and images of women.

Cultural Beings

Cultural Beings
Author: Yuval Lurie
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2021-12-28
ISBN: 9004494952
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Beings Book Excerpt:

Human beings are a cultural species. This predicament enables them to take on many different cultural identities, all of which transcend the bounds of natural behavior of other species. To contemplate this predicament through philosophy is to reflect on such questions as, What makes cultural forms of life possible? What is encompassed in them? What lies at their core? What distinguishes them from natural forms of life? What brings them about, sustains, and causes them to change? Philosophical answers to these questions predate abstract ways of thinking, as they are sometimes embedded in ancient mythical and religious narratives. Such is the story told in the first three chapters of the book of Genesis in the Bible, revealing how human beings became the cultural beings that they are. This study suggests how that ancient and most celebrated story in the literature of the West may be read as harboring insightful philosophical observations on the cultural nature of human beings. It first focuses on the very concept of cultural forms of life, revealing its complicated conceptual links to natural forms of life. It then offers an interpretive framework for reading mythical, symbolic narratives. Using these ideas, it provides a philosophical reading of the Biblical narrative, disclosing it to harbor a metaphysically oriented conception of nature and two insightful philosophical overviews of the cultural nature of human beings. Both overviews endow human beings with an ability to manipulate nature, but in different ways: the first by subjugating parcels of nature to human will; the second by subjugating human beings themselves to a value-laden conception of things and ethical forms of life. Thus, human beings are portrayed as natural creatures possessed of a cultural nature that enables them to transform nature and recreate themselves through their unique cultural predicament.

The Works of T G With Preface to Vol 1 by T Owen and J Barron

The Works of T  G   With Preface to Vol  1  by T  Owen and J  Barron
Author: Thomas GOODWIN (D.D.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1066
Release: 1683
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Works of T G With Preface to Vol 1 by T Owen and J Barron Book Excerpt:

The Works of Thomas Goodwin

The Works of Thomas Goodwin
Author: Thomas Goodwin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1863
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Puritans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Works of Thomas Goodwin Book Excerpt:

The Works of Thomas Goodwin Of the creatures c Of Gospel holiness blessed state of glory c Three several ages in faith and obedience c c

The Works of Thomas Goodwin  Of the creatures  c  Of Gospel holiness blessed state of glory  c  Three several ages in faith and obedience  c   c
Author: Thomas Goodwin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 598
Release: 1863
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Works of Thomas Goodwin Of the creatures c Of Gospel holiness blessed state of glory c Three several ages in faith and obedience c c Book Excerpt:

The Dao of Rhetoric

The Dao of Rhetoric
Author: Steven C. Combs
Publsiher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 079148405X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dao of Rhetoric Book Excerpt:

Examines the ways Daoist (Taoist) thought may contribute to an understanding of human communication.

Dao Companion to the Philosophy of the Zhuangzi

Dao Companion to the Philosophy of the Zhuangzi
Author: Kim-chong Chong
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 812
Release: 2022-09-21
ISBN: 3030923312
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dao Companion to the Philosophy of the Zhuangzi Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive collection brings out the rich and deep philosophical resources of the Zhuangzi. It covers textual, linguistic, hermeneutical, ethical, social/political and philosophical issues, with the latter including epistemological, metaphysical, phenomenological and cross-cultural (Chinese and Western) aspects. The volume starts out with the textual history of the Zhuangzi, and then examines how language is used in the text. It explores this unique characteristic of the Zhuangzi, in terms of its metaphorical forms, its use of humour in deriding and parodying the Confucians, and paradoxically making Confucius the spokesman for Zhuangzi’s own point of view. The volume discusses questions such as: Why does Zhuangzi use language in this way, and how does it work? Why does he not use straightforward propositional language? Why is language said to be inadequate to capture the “dao” and what is the nature of this dao? The volume puts Zhuangzi in the philosophical context of his times, and discusses how he relates to other philosophers such as Laozi, Xunzi, and the Logicians.

Healthy the Natural Way of Aging

Healthy the Natural Way of Aging
Author: G.D. Budhiraja
Publsiher: Fusion Books
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2023
ISBN: 812882256X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healthy the Natural Way of Aging Book Excerpt:

Good health is no longer a mystery. Nature has provided man with wonderful body. Scientists are beginning to unlock mysteries of aging and discover how we can postpone it and remain healthy. By changing our pattern of thoughts and behaviour through our increased awareness, we can actually reverse the process of aging. Everybody without reference to age has a desire to remain healthy. We can fulfill this desire through our conscious choice. Intention is the real power behind desire. While our intent is for the future, our action has to be in the present which is now and here. The author of this book shows the way how to fulfill this desire to stay healthy throughout life. About the Author The author of this book, who is a Management Consultant by profession, has been doing research work in healthy aging through preventive measures for the past 30 years. Many of the observations made are based on his practical experience and the book has been written with the conviction that reader will derive benefit from it, irrespective of his age.

1Thinking in Indian

1Thinking in Indian
Author: José Barreiro
Publsiher: Fulcrum Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN: 1555917852
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1Thinking in Indian Book Excerpt:

These essays, produced and published over thirty years, are prescient in the prophetic tradition yet current. They reflect consistent engagement in Native issues and deliver a profoundly indigenous analysis of modern existence. Sovereignty, cultural roots and world view, land and treaty rights, globalization, spiritual formulations and fundamental human wisdom coalesce to provide a genuinely indigenous perspective on current events.

Being Taoist

Being Taoist
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2015-03-03
ISBN: 1611802415
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being Taoist Book Excerpt:

A beautifully clear and accessible explanation of how to live a Taoist life—with an overview of Taoist philosophy—by a renowned Taoist master Taoism isn’t a spiritual extracurricular activity, it’s an integral practice for living all of life to the fullest. Taoist living rests on four pillars—the public, the domestic, the private, and the spirit lives. Not only do Taoists strive to live these four aspects fully and in a balanced way, they also believe there is an outlook and an art to each of them. Here, modern Taoist adept Eva Wong is your guide to living well according to the wisdom of this ancient system. Drawing from ancient Taoist texts, she explains in simple terms the Taoist masters’ approach to the four aspects of life, asking readers to reflect on the balance of their own lives and demonstrating how that balance is the secret infusing your life with health, harmony, and deep satisfaction.

The Mind and the Way

The Mind and the Way
Author: Sumedho
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 242
Release: 1995
ISBN: 0861710819
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mind and the Way Book Excerpt:

With warmth and a wonderful sense of humor, Ajahn Sumedho offers reflections on life and practical advice on freeing the mind and opening the heart. The Mind and the Way demonstrates a radically simple approach to life, one in which we are able to awaken to our true nature, and to delight in the mystery and wonder of the world.

The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature

The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature
Author: Jessica Gildersleeve
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2020-12-23
ISBN: 1000281701
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature Book Excerpt:

In recent years, Australian literature has experienced a revival of interest both domestically and internationally. The increasing prominence of work by writers like Christos Tsiolkas, heightened through television and film adaptation, as well as the award of major international prizes to writers like Richard Flanagan, and the development of new, high-profile prizes like the Stella Prize, have all reinvigorated interest in Australian literature both at home and abroad. This Companion emerges as a part of that reinvigoration, considering anew the history and development of Australian literature and its key themes, as well as tracing the transition of the field through those critical debates. It considers works of Australian literature on their own terms, as well as positioning them in their critical and historical context and their ethical and interactive position in the public and private spheres. With an emphasis on literature’s responsibilities, this book claims Australian literary studies as a field uniquely positioned to expose the ways in which literature engages with, produces and is produced by its context, provoking a critical re-evaluation of the concept of the relationship between national literatures, cultures, and histories, and the social function of literary texts.

Asian Philosophies

Asian Philosophies
Author: John M. Koller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2018-01-29
ISBN: 1351809091
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian Philosophies Book Excerpt:

With an inside view from an expert in the field and a clear and engaging writing style, Asian Philosophies, Seventh Edition invites students and professors to think along with the great minds of the Asian traditions. Eminent scholar and teacher John M. Koller has devoted his life to understanding and explaining Asian thought and practice. He wrote this text to give students access to the rich philosophical and religious ideas of both South and East Asia. New to this seventh edition: Added material on Confucianism, including focused coverage of (1) the Analects and society and (2) ren and nature; Additional information on Theravada Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism, and Zen Buddhism as well as new in-depth coverage of ecological attitudes in Buddhism; Expanded coverage of ecological attitudes in all of the Asian traditions; Brief excerpts from primary sources to help better explain the key concepts; Added timelines for essential texts in each tradition; Improved Glossary and Pronunciation Guide; Additional text boxes, to help students quickly understand key ideas, texts, and concepts; Updated Further Reading sections.

The Withering

The Withering
Author: P.S. Patton
Publsiher: Ambassador International
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2022-07-26
ISBN: 1649603215
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Withering Book Excerpt:

How far would you go to protect the ones you love? During the apocalyptic final days of Noloro, three orphaned teens have nothing left in the world but each other. A sardonic sorcerer offers them a way off their dying world, but at what cost? Family, courage, and faith are at the heart of this end-of-the-world adventure.

Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies

Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies
Author: Norman K. Denzin,Yvonna S. Lincoln,Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2008-05-07
ISBN: 1412918030
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies Book Excerpt:

" ... The Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies extends beyond the investigation of qualitative inquiry itself to explorer the indigenous and nonindigenous voices that inform research, policy, politics, and social justice". -- BACKCOVER.

Intelligence and Wisdom

Intelligence and Wisdom
Author: Bing Song
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2021-09-08
ISBN: 9811623090
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligence and Wisdom Book Excerpt:

This book centers on rethinking foundational values in the era of frontier technologies by tapping into the wisdom of Chinese philosophical traditions. It tries to answer the following questions: How is the essence underpinning humans, nature, and machines changing in this age of frontier technologies? What is the appropriate ethical framework for regulating human–machine relationships? What human values should be embedded in or learnt by AI? Some interesting points emerged from the discussions. For example, the three dominant schools of Chinese thinking–Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism– invariably reflect non-anthropocentric perspectives and none of them places humanity in a supreme position in the universe. While many Chinese philosophers are not convinced by the prospect of machine intelligence exceeding that of humans, the strong influence of non-anthropocentrism in the Chinese thinking contributed to much less panic in China than in the West about the existential risks of AI. The thinking is that as human beings have always lived with other forms of existence, living with programs or other forms of “beings,” which may become more capable than humans, will not inevitably lead to a dystopia. Second, all three schools emphasize self-restraint, constant introspection, and the pursuit of sage-hood or enlightenment. These views therefore see the potential risks posed by frontier technologies as an opportunity for the humanity to engage in introspection on the lessons learned from our social and political history. It is long overdue that humanity shall rethink its foundational values to take into account a multi-being planetary outlook. This book consists of nine leading Chinese philosophers’ reflections on AI’s impact on human nature and the human society. This is a groundbreaking work, which has pioneered the in-depth intellectual exploration involving traditional Chinese philosophy and frontier technologies and has inspired multidisciplinary and across area studies on AI, philosophy, and ethical implications.

Cratylus

Cratylus
Author: Plato
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 170
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN: 9780872204164
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cratylus Book Excerpt:

The Cratylus, Plato's sole dialogue devoted to the relation between language and reality, is acknowledged to be one of his masterpieces. But owing to its often enigmatic content no more than a handful of passages from it have played a part in the global evaluation of Plato's philosophy. This new English translation by C D C Reeve is the first since 1926, and incomparably the most helpful and accessible now available. It opens up the Cratylus to all philosophically interested readers, as well as to cultural historians and to those whose primary concern is the history of linguistics. The full and lucid introduction does much to illuminate the internal dynamic of this important text and to explain its place within Plato's oeuvre.

Heidegger and the Environment

Heidegger and the Environment
Author: Casey Rentmeester
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2015-12-04
ISBN: 1783482346
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heidegger and the Environment Book Excerpt:

This work is an attempt to provide the scaffolding of a viable environmental ethics using the later writings of Martin Heidegger.

The Postworld In Between Utopia and Dystopia

The Postworld In Between Utopia and Dystopia
Author: Katarzyna Ostalska,Tomasz Fisiak
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2021-12-30
ISBN: 1000509966
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Postworld In Between Utopia and Dystopia Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays offers global perspectives on feminist utopia and dystopia in speculative literature, film, and art, working from a range of intersectional approaches to examine key works and genres in both their specific cultural context and a wider, global, epistemological, critical background. The international, diverse contributions, including a Foreword by Gregory Claeys, draw upon posthumanism, speculative realism, speculative feminism, object-oriented ontology, new materialisms, and post-Anthropocene studies to propose alternative perspectives on gender, environment, as well as alternate futures and pasts rendered in fiction. Instead of binary divisions into utopia vs dystopia, the collection explores genres transcending this dichotomy, scrutinising the oeuvre of both established and emerging writers, directors, and critics. This is a rich and unique collection suitable for scholars and students studying feminist literature, media cultural studies, and women’s and gender studies.