The Pursuit of Unhappiness

The Pursuit of Unhappiness
Author: Daniel M. Haybron
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2008-09-25
ISBN: 0191562912
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The pursuit of happiness is a defining theme of the modern era. But what if people aren't very good at it? This and related questions are explored in this book, the first comprehensive philosophical treatment of happiness in the contemporary psychological sense. In these pages, Dan Haybron argues that people are probably less effective at judging, and promoting, their own welfare than common belief has it. For the psychological dimensions of well-being, particularly our emotional lives, are far richer and more complex than we tend to realize. Knowing one's own interests is no trivial matter. As well, we tend to make a variety of systematic errors in the pursuit of happiness. We may need, then, to rethink traditional assumptions about human nature, the good life, and the good society. Thoroughly engaged with both philosophical and scientific work on happiness and well-being, this book will be a definitive resource for philosophers, social scientists, policy makers, and other students of human well-being.

The Pursuit of Learning in the Islamic World 610 2003

The Pursuit of Learning in the Islamic World  610 2003
Author: Hunt Janin
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780786419548
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pursuit of Learning in the Islamic World 610 2003 Book Excerpt:

Islam scares the West. Militant conservatism and the horrific acts of violent fundamentalists evoke outrage, but the reprehensible few reinforce a longstanding Western stereotype of all Muslims as incorrigibly fanatical, violent and morally and culturally different. Overlooked is the long history of Muslim intellectual and cultural achievement, and its potential to flower once again. With about 1.5 billion adherents, Islam is the world's fastest growing religion. An understanding of its past glories, present state and future potential has never been more critical. This survey of Muslim intellectual and cultural achievements spans 1,400 years. Chapters fall into three sections: fundamentals of Islamic learning; its growth until the present; and its future direction in the face of anti-intellectual fundamentalism. Arranged chronologically within the sections, chapters begin with an historical overview of the time period they encompass, providing context for the subsequent discussion of key intellectual and cultural achievements within that period. Appendices describe decorative and other arts, the requirements for expertise in Islamic thought, Islamic ethical traditions, and list noteworthy personalities and achievements chronologically. Maps and photographs illustrate the text, which also includes a glossary, notes, a bibliography and an index.

The Pursuit

The Pursuit
Author: Dave Barkey
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2010-12-22
ISBN: 9781452085081
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pursuit Book Excerpt:

The Pursuit is the saga of Brad Crosley, a young principal of an elementary school in northcentral Iowa, whose wife Stella has abandoned him and their infant son. Brad attempts to balance his career with being a single Dad while trying to track down Stella to bring her back. A private detective finds her working as a prostitute. Before Brad is able to make contact with her, she disappears. The pursuit continues but not without complications. Along the way Brad discovers that he is also being pursued.

The Pursuit of God s Interests

The Pursuit of God s Interests
Author: AA Momodu
Publsiher: AA Momodu
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2022-04-27
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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God have His interest, the good thing about God's Interest is that, it does not change because God's Interest is intertwine with His nature. His nature is not subject to the change in times and in seasons - For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed, Malachi 3:6. Thus making His interest accessible by anyone who desires to run with them throughout all generations. It is imperative you understand that even though God's interests remains the same throughout all generations. Every generation has a unique part to fulfill in God's general intensions for humanity. The reason for this, is because man is on a journey in God not with God.

In the Pursuit of Holiness

In the Pursuit of Holiness
Author: Calvin L. McCullough Sr.
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2013-05-17
ISBN: 1481746243
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book is a tool that we can use to redirect our lives and the lives of others as we fulfill the call and the command that every Christian has on their life . . . and it is to live holy and pleasing lives unto God the Father. The Bible tells us For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Inside this book it will show you how Jesus and the Apostles not only gives us instructions about holiness, it will also show how they model holiness in this fallen and sinful world.

The Pursuit of Ordinary

The Pursuit of Ordinary
Author: Nigel Jay Cooper
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-04-27
ISBN: 1785358073
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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After witnessing a fatal car accident, a homeless man wanders the streets of Brighton, trying to ignore the new, incessant voice inside his head. But he can’t forget the crash, can't get the face of the woman cradling her dying husband out of his mind. She stared into his eyes, his soul. He has to find her. Is Dan ill or has he really been possessed by the spirit of Natalie's dead husband, Joe? If he hasn't, why does she let him into her home so easily? Does she have secrets of her own? The Pursuit of Ordinary is a twisting tale of modern life and mental health where nothing is what it seems... Following the success of debut novel Beat the Rain, Roundfire introduces the second book from bestselling author Nigel Jay Cooper.

The Pursuit of Dreams

The Pursuit of Dreams
Author: Ganesh S Loke
Publsiher: Australian Self Publishing Group
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2018-04-01
ISBN: 0648245276
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pursuit of Dreams Book Excerpt:

In this inspirational book based on a true story of Ganesh Loke, who arrived in Australia in 1999 as an International student with only $500 in his pocket, tells his amazing story. During his studies, he was living in a shared accommodation in Sydney and struggled to survive on his own in an unfamiliar country. But with his determination, motivated approach, hard work and extra-ordinary vision Ganesh not only bought his dream house in Sydney, but also became a ‘multiple properties investor’. He also went on to become a Movie Producer to produce Bollywood/ Indian movies and also acted in them, which was his childhood dream. This book provides an insight into this extra-ordinary life journey of Ganesh Loke. It is written by an Australian author Ms. Dominique Mayfair who has previously written fiction books in Australia. She was inspired by Ganesh’s amazing true-story and transformed it into this great book with the inputs from Ganesh. This book will inspire you to believe that, if you pursue your dreams with determination and hard work, your dreams can really come true!

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness
Author: Hendrith Vanlon Smith, Jr.
Publsiher: Mayflower-Plymouth Capital LLC
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2014-05-05
ISBN: 154292250X
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pursuit of Happiness Book Excerpt:

The Pursuit of Happiness is a celebration of America - our values, our diversity, our unity. We are the greatest nation on earth and we should work to keep it that way for future generations.

The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties by G L Craik

The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties  by G L  Craik
Author: George Lillie Craik
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 474
Release: 1830
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Life Leadership and the Pursuit of Happiness

Life  Leadership and the Pursuit of Happiness
Author: William F. Hart
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-03-02
ISBN: 1426907303
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Leadership and the Pursuit of Happiness Book Excerpt:

Want to live a life of significance versus just living day to day? Receiving instruction and encouragement on how to live a purposeful and meaningful life through personal leadership founded on eternal truths. Pursuing happiness requires leadership. Bill Hart gives very encouraging and practical ways to move your life toward your goals, building and restoring relationships, marriage, parenting, being a better employee or boss, and making a difference in yours and others' lives. He gives examples showing that faith and Biblical truths lived out are the foundations to true happiness and significance

The Pursuit of Equality in the West

The Pursuit of Equality in the West
Author: Aldo Schiavone
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2022-07-05
ISBN: 0674275713
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pursuit of Equality in the West Book Excerpt:

One of the world’s foremost historians of Western political and legal thought proposes a bold new model for thinking about equality at a time when its absence threatens democracies everywhere. How much equality does democracy need to survive? Political thinkers have wrestled with that question for millennia. Aristotle argued that some are born to command and others to obey. Antiphon believed that men, at least, were born equal. Later the Romans upended the debate by asking whether citizens were equals not in ruling but in standing before the law. Aldo Schiavone guides us through these and other historical thickets, from the first democracy to the present day, seeking solutions to the enduring tension between democracy and inequality. Turning from Antiquity to the modern world, Schiavone shows how the American and the French revolutions attempted to settle old debates, introducing a new way of thinking about equality. Both the French revolutionaries and the American colonists sought democracy and equality together, but the European tradition (British Labour, Russian and Eastern European Marxists, and Northern European social democrats) saw formal equality—equality before the law—as a means of obtaining economic equality. The American model, in contrast, adopted formal equality while setting aside the goal of economic equality. The Pursuit of Equality in the West argues that the United States and European models were compatible with industrial-age democracy, but neither suffices in the face of today’s technological revolution. Opposing both atomization and the obsolete myths of the collective, Schiavone thinks equality anew, proposing a model founded on neither individualism nor the erasure of the individual but rather on the universality of the impersonal human, which coexists with the sea of differences that makes each of us unique.

The Pursuit of Ethical Excellence Biblical Ethics

The Pursuit of Ethical Excellence  Biblical Ethics
Author: Alvin Low
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2007-04
ISBN: 1430315431
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pursuit of Ethical Excellence Biblical Ethics Book Excerpt:

How do you live a life of impeccable ethical excellence in the midst of moral confusion? Wondering what to do in making difficult ethical decisions? This book is for you.

Language the Pursuit of Truth

Language   the Pursuit of Truth
Author: John Wilson
Publsiher: CUP Archive
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Pursuit of the House Boat

The Pursuit of the House Boat
Author: John Kendrick Bangs
Publsiher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN: 1775416763
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pursuit of the House Boat Book Excerpt:

A house-boat floats down the river Styx, which must be crossed to enter the afterworld. At the end of A House-Boat on the Styx Captain Kidd hijacks the boat. In this sequel, the houseboat club-members hire Sherlock Holmes (at that point in history declared dead by his creator) to investigate the matter.

U S Energy Policy and the Pursuit of Failure

U S  Energy Policy and the Pursuit of Failure
Author: Peter Z. Grossman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-03-18
ISBN: 1107328268
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

U S Energy Policy and the Pursuit of Failure Book Excerpt:

U.S. Energy Policy and the Pursuit of Failure is an analytic history of American energy policy. For the past forty years, the U.S. government has tried to develop comprehensive policies on energy, yet these efforts have failed repeatedly. These failures have not resulted from a lack of will or funds but rather from an inability to differentiate between what could be undertaken and what could actually be accomplished. This book explains how and why various policy efforts have come about, shows why politicians have been eager to back them, and analyzes why they have inevitably failed. Over the past four decades, U.S. energy policy makers have pursued not just policies that have failed but also a policy process that leads to failure.

Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Life  Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Author: Ralph J. Temple
Publsiher: Akashic Books
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2012-01-10
ISBN: 1617751057
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Book Excerpt:

"Temple's expertise was representing individuals who had chosen to place themselves in the path of history or who were victims of discrimination and injustice...These legal war stories will give readers a realistic view of what a civil rights lawyer faced in championing unpopular causes." --Publishers Weekly Praise for Ralph J. Temple: "What a master of the law he is! I know people whom I regard as great teachers, as great trial advocates, as great appellate advocates, as great lobbyists, as great negotiators. Ralph is all of those things, and he does each of them better than anyone I know...He has an absolutely extraordinary record, not just of effort, but of solid accomplishment." --Monroe H. Freedman "Of the many persons I came to admire during my years with the ACLU, I put none ahead of Ralph. He personifies the virtues that the ACLU displays at its best: a fierce commitment to civil liberty; imagination, energy, skill, and industry; integrity; persuasiveness; and a fine blend of irascibility, good humor, and anger. Ralph is moderate but never mealy-mouthed; passionate but never hysterical; moral but never pious." --Aryeh Neier, Former Executive Director, ACLU "For a lot of people coming out of law school looking for public interest jobs, there are a relative handful of people in this country who are heroes, models to be followed, people who are known among young lawyers and who are admired for the example they set. I think Ralph deserves that reputation as much as anyone I know." --Ira Glasser, Former Executive Director, ACLU "It isn't just that Ralph has a passionate concern to see that civil liberties are protected. I have that and so do you. We all share a concern to guard our constitutional rights. But Ralph Temple has the knowledge and the skill to make this concern victorious." --Hilda Howland M. Mason, District of Columbia City Council This volume comprises Ralph J. Temple's memoirs of his life and his work on behalf of the poor and disadvantaged. He was born in England on October 18, 1932. Shortly before his father was called into the Royal British Army in 1940, Temple fled with his mother by boat from the Nazi attack on London and settled in Miami, Florida. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1956, Temple worked for Thurgood Marshall at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund until he was drafted into the United States Army. A critical formative experience was Temple's August 1964 trip to St. Augustine, Florida with the New York City Lawyers Constitutional Defense Fund, where he worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others to ensure compliance with the newly enacted 1964 Civil Rights Act. Moving to the American Civil Liberties Union, he soon found his calling as a civil rights and civil liberties attorney, rising to the position of Legal Director of the ACLU of the National Capital Area in Washington, DC, where he served from 1966–80. During his tenure there, he established himself in Washington as a lion ready to fight (and win) across a broad array of free speech issues. In 2008, the DC ACLU presented him with their annual Alan and Adrienne Barth Award for Exemplary Volunteer Service. Temple kept up his legal activism and civic organizing in Oregon (where he relocated in 1996), until the day he passed away on August 27, 2011. On September 18, 2011, he was recognized by the ACLU Foundation of Oregon for his brilliant and tireless work on behalf of civil liberties.

Law Liberty and the Pursuit of Godliness

Law  Liberty  and the Pursuit of Godliness
Author: Kenneth Stevenson
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2002-12-01
ISBN: 1591604567
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pesticide Drift and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice

Pesticide Drift and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice
Author: Jill Lindsey Harrison
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2011-07-29
ISBN: 0262297884
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pesticide Drift and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice Book Excerpt:

An examination of political conflicts over pesticide drift and the differing conceptions of justice held by industry, regulators, and activists. The widespread but virtually invisible problem of pesticide drift—the airborne movement of agricultural pesticides into residential areas—has fueled grassroots activism from Maine to Hawaii. Pesticide drift accidents have terrified and sickened many living in the country's most marginalized and vulnerable communities. In this book, Jill Lindsey Harrison considers political conflicts over pesticide drift in California, using them to illuminate the broader problem and its potential solutions. The fact that pesticide pollution and illnesses associated with it disproportionately affect the poor and the powerless raises questions of environmental justice (and political injustice). Despite California's impressive record of environmental protection, massive pesticide regulatory apparatus, and booming organic farming industry, pesticide-related accidents and illnesses continue unabated. To unpack this conundrum, Harrison examines the conceptions of justice that increasingly shape environmental politics and finds that California's agricultural industry, regulators, and pesticide drift activists hold different, and conflicting, notions of what justice looks like. Drawing on her own extensive ethnographic research as well as in-depth interviews with regulators, activists, scientists, and public health practitioners, Harrison examines the ways industry, regulatory agencies, and different kinds of activists address pesticide drift, connecting their efforts to communitarian and libertarian conceptions of justice. The approach taken by pesticide drift activists, she finds, not only critiques theories of justice undergirding mainstream sustainable-agriculture activism, but also offers an entirely new notion of what justice means. To solve seemingly intractable environmental problems such as pesticide drift, Harrison argues, we need a different kind of environmental justice. She proposes the precautionary principle as a framework for effectively and justly addressing environmental inequities in the everyday work of environmental regulatory institutions.

Lawyers Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice

Lawyers  Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice
Author: Susan D. Carle
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2005-08-22
ISBN: 0814772749
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lawyers Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice Book Excerpt:

Legal ethics should be far more than a set of rules on professional responsibility; they can serve as a means for changing power relations, empowering the disenfranchised, and advocating progressive social change. Lawyers’ Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice broadens the discussion on legal ethics by first introducing the historical and theoretical background and then connecting it to real world issues while addressing lawyers' ethical obligations to work for social justice. The reader features differing critical approaches and opens up new avenues of ethical debate. While the literature included is diverse and interdisciplinary, it shares a vision of legal ethical inquiry as a means for changing power relations, empowering the disenfranchised, and advocating progressive social change. Through a combination of provocative selections, lively writing, concrete examples of cases and social movements, and incisive editorial commentary, Lawyers ’Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice defines the emergence of an exciting new field of critical legal ethics scholarship.

Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice

Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice
Author: Brantley W. Gasaway
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-10-30
ISBN: 1469617730
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice Book Excerpt:

In this compelling history of progressive evangelicalism, Brantley Gasaway examines a dynamic though often overlooked movement within American Christianity today. Gasaway focuses on left-leaning groups, such as Sojourners and Evangelicals for Social Action, that emerged in the early 1970s, prior to the rise of the more visible Religious Right. He identifies the distinctive "public theology--a set of biblical interpretations regarding the responsibility of Christians to promote social justice--that has animated progressive evangelicals' activism and bound together their unusual combination of political positions. The book analyzes how prominent leaders, including Jim Wallis, Ron Sider, and Tony Campolo, responded to key political and social issues over the past four decades. Progressive evangelicals combated racial inequalities, endorsed feminism, promoted economic justice, and denounced American nationalism and militarism. At the same time, most leaders opposed abortion and refused to affirm homosexual behavior, even as they defended gay civil rights. Gasaway demonstrates that, while progressive evangelicals have been caught in the crossfire of partisan conflicts and public debates over the role of religion in politics, they have offered a significant alternative to both the Religious Right and the political left.