A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World Volume 2 - Scholar's Choice Edition

A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World Volume 2 - Scholar's Choice Edition
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by James Cook

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015-02-17
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 9781296072223
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Books in Print Supplement

Books in Print Supplement
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Norton Shakespeare, Based on the Oxford Edition: Later plays

The Norton Shakespeare, Based on the Oxford Edition: Later plays
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by William Shakespeare,Stephen Greenblatt,Walter Cohen,Jean Elizabeth Howard,Katharine Eisaman Maus,Andrew Gurr

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 2008-01-01
  • Pages : 1792
  • ISBN : 9780393931457
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Upon publication in 1997, The Norton Shakespeare set a new standard for teaching editions of Shakespeare's complete works.

Coming Apart, Coming Together

Coming Apart, Coming Together
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by Edward R. Kantowicz

  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 493
  • ISBN : 9780802844569
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An independent scholar and former history professor addresses the post-WWII period in Volume 2 of his narrative history of the 20th century. His account revolves around two dominant global events--the Cold War and the revolt against imperialism--showing how these events both drove nations apart while creating political and regional alliances. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Ethics and Urban Design

Ethics and Urban Design
Culture, Form, and Environment

by Gideon S. Golany

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 1995-08-01
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780471122746
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The city," according to urban design scholar Gideon Golany, is"the largest and most complicated project ever produced byhumankind." In Ethics and Urban Design, he challenges designprofessionals to reexamine their basic assumptions about the urbanenvironment and offers design strategies based on enduring humanvalues. In search of answers to the paradoxical problems of the moderncity, Golany takes the reader through the sweep of humansettlements from the dawn of civilization to the present. Hisauthoritative examination of the genesis of the city is illuminatedby instructive examples of early urban centers. Mesopotamia, theIndus River Valley, the Egyptian cities of the Nile, and thecapital cities of ancient China--all are examined in the light ofwhat made them work as major centers of human activity. What Golany finds in the success stories of the past are cohesivesociocultural values that shaped the design of homes,neighborhoods, and cities. These ethical values helped to maintainan equilibrium within the society that permeated its natural,social, and human-made environments. In the present era,conversely, he finds a major disconnection between human values andthe ethics of technology, which has resulted in confusion,imbalance, and dehumanization. To help designers gain a perspective on possible solutions, Golanyexplains leading comprehensive design strategies, including thevalley theory, the urban border zone concept, and the regionalconcept of Patrick Geddes. In the case study of contemporaryHolland, he details what a small, densely populated country hasbeen able to achieve through design planning rooted inenvironmental ethics. "Future Frontiers for Urban Design," the culminating section ofthis groundbreaking book, opens with Golany's vision of the futurecity. He examines the issues of thermal performance and climate asthey relate to urban design and offers the concept of"geospace"--the earth-enveloped habitat. Buttressing hispresentation with detailed information on the mechanics ofgeospace, Golany describes case studies of the successful use ofearth-enveloped habitats in China and Tunisia. He makes a powerfulargument for the geospace city as a renewal of ancient traditionsthat can restore the vital equilibrium between nature and humansettlements that we seem to have lost. Ethics and Urban Design is a distinguished scholar's analysis andprescription for the city; it offers an abundance of stimulatingideas for the architects, designers, and planners who have assumedresponsibility for its future. Ethics & Urban Design draws on historical examples andcontemporary case studies from around the world to illustrate urbandesign strategies that can help restore equilibrium to the natural,social, and built environments of the city. In this stimulatingbook, urban design scholar Gideon Golany offers architects,designers, and planners both an in-depth analysis of thefundamental issues of urban design and practical options for thedesign of the future city. * Examines the genesis and development of the city from theearliest presettlements to the rise of urban society * Presents urban design strategies based on historical examples ofearly urban centers, including Mesopotamia, the Indus River Valley,Egypt, and China * Offers case studies of environmental success stories from Europe,Asia, and Africa * Details geospace design options--the use of underground space fordiversified land use, housing, and transportation * Fully illustrated, with over 80 photographs, drawings, anddiagrams

Clarel

Clarel
A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land

by Herman Melville,Harrison Hayford

  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release : 2008-08-20
  • Pages : 499
  • ISBN : 0810125404
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Melville’s long poem Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land (1876) was the last full-length book he published. Until the mid-twentieth century even the most partisan of Melville’s advocates hesitated to endure a four-part poem of 150 cantos and almost 18,000 lines about a naive American named Clarel, on pilgrimage through the Palestinian ruins with a provocative cluster of companions. But modern critics have found Clarel a much better poem than was ever realized. Robert Penn Warren called it a precursor of The Waste Land. It abounds with revelations of Melville’s inner life. Most strikingly, it is argued that the character Vine is a portrait of Melville’s friend Nathaniel Hawthorne. Clarel is one of the most complex theological explorations of faith and doubt in all of American literature, and this edition brings Melville’s poem to new life.

Lumley's Bibliographical Advertiser

Lumley's Bibliographical Advertiser
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1840
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Blackboard Drawings 1919-1924

Blackboard Drawings 1919-1924
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by Rudolf Steiner

  • Publisher : Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9781855841529
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Did Rudolf Steiner dream these things? Did he dream them as they once occurred, at the beginning of all time? They are, for sure, far more astonishing than the demiurges and serpents and bulls found in other cosmogonies.' -- Jorge Luis BorgesRudolf Steiner recorded his view of the world in numerous books. He also gave more than 5,000 lectures, in which he explained his ideas, using only minimal notes. When describing especially difficult subjects, Steiner frequently resorted to illustrating what he was saying with colored chalk on a large blackboard. After his earlier lectures, the drawings were erased and irretrievably lost. After the autumn of 1919, however, thick black paper was used to cover the blackboards so that the drawings could be rolled up and saved.The Trustees of Rudolf Steiner's Estate in Dornach, Switzerland, possess more than a thousand such drawings. A selection of these drawings was first shown to the general public in 1992, and since then, exhibitions in Europe, America, and Japan have generated much interest in Steiner's works.

Reflections on Reality

Reflections on Reality
The Three Natures and Non-Natures in the Mind-Only School: Dynamic Responses to Dzong-ka-ba’s The Essence of Eloquence:

by Jeffrey Hopkins

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2002-08-05
  • Pages : 598
  • ISBN : 0520211200
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This is without question the finest and most complete discussion of the renowned Mind-Only school and its Tibetan context."—Anne C. Klein, author of Knowledge and Liberation, Path to the Middle "An important new contribution to our understanding of the development of Buddhist philosophical thought in Tibet."—Matthew T. Kapstein, author of The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism: Conversion, Contestation, and Memory

Indole Alkaloids

Indole Alkaloids
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by Rahman

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 1998-06-02
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9789057022685
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Indole alkaloids constitute an important class of natural products which include a large number of pharmacologically important substances such as the anti-tumour alkaloids, vinblastine and vincristine, the blood pressure lowering substance reserpine, the hallucinatory lysergic acid and its derivatives, and the cardio-arrhythmic alkaloid, ajmalicine. This important field has attracted the leading synthetic organic chemists of the present century to develop synthetic approaches to the challenging structural architecture encountered in many indole alkaloids. The book describes the syntheses of various types of indole alkaloids.

Trading Voices

Trading Voices
The European Union in International Commercial Negotiations

by Sophie Meunier

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 9780691121154
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The European Union, the world's foremost trader, is not an easy bargainer to deal with. Its twenty-five member states have relinquished most of their sovereignty in trade to the supranational level, and in international commercial negotiations, such as those conducted under the World Trade Organization, the EU speaks with a "single voice." This single voice has enabled the Brussels-based institution to impact the distributional outcomes of international trade negotiations and shape the global political economy. Trading Voices is the most comprehensive book about the politics of trade policy in the EU and the role of the EU as a central actor in international commercial negotiations. Sophie Meunier explores how this pooling of trade policy-making and external representation affects the EU's bargaining power in international trade talks. Using institutionalist analysis, she argues that its complex institutional procedures and multiple masters have, more than once, forced its trade partners to give in to an EU speaking with a single voice. Through analysis of four transatlantic commercial negotiations over agriculture, public procurement, and civil aviation, Trading Voices explores the politics of international trade bargaining. It also addresses the salient political question of whether efficiency at negotiating comes at the expense of democratic legitimacy. Finally, this book looks at how the EU, with its recent enlargement and proposed constitution, might become an even more formidable rival to the United States in shaping globalization.

The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley
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by Donald H. Reiman,Neil Fraistat

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 1999-12-14
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9780801861192
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A milestone in literary scholarship, the publication of the Johns Hopkins edition of The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley makes available for the first time critically edited clear texts of all poems and translations that Shelley published or circulated among friends, as well as diplomatic texts of his significant incomplete poetic drafts and fragments. Edited upon historical principles by Donald H. Reiman and Neil Fraistat, the multi volume edition will offer more poems and fragments than any previous collective edition, arranged in the order of their first circulation. These texts are followed by the most extensive collations hitherto available and detailed commentaries that describe their contextual origins and subsequent reception. Rejected passages of released poems appear as supplements to those poems, while other poetic drafts that Shelley rejected or left incomplete at his death will be grouped according to either their publication histories or the notebooks in which they survive. Volume One includes Shelley's first four works containing poetry (all prepared for publication before his expulsion from Oxford), as well as "The Devil's Walk" (circulated in August 1812), and a series of short poems that he sent to friends between 1809 and 1814, including a bawdy satire on his parents and "Oh wretched mortal," a poem never before published. An appendix discusses poems lost or erroneously attributed to the young Shelley. "These early poems are important not only biographically but also aesthetically, for they provide detailed evidence of how Shelley went about learning his craft as a poet, and the differences between their tone and that of his mature short poetry index a radical change in his self-image... The poems in Volume I, then, demonstrate Shelley's capacity to write verse in a range of stylistic registers. This early verse, even in its most abandoned forays into Sensibility, the Gothic, political satire, and vulgarity—perhaps especially in these most apparently idiosyncratic gestures—provides telling access to its own cultural moment, as well as to Shelley's art and thought in general."—from the Editorial Overview -- Jack Stillinger, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Practicing New Historicism

Practicing New Historicism
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by Catherine Gallagher,Stephen Greenblatt,Stephen Greenblatt, PH D

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2000-06-15
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN : 9780226279343
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For almost twenty years, new historicism has been a highly controversial and influential force in literary and cultural studies. In Practicing the New Historicism, two of its most distinguished practitioners reflect on its surprisingly disparate sources and far-reaching effects. In lucid and jargon-free prose, Catherine Gallagher and Stephen Greenblatt focus on five central aspects of new historicism: recurrent use of anecdotes, preoccupation with the nature of representations, fascination with the history of the body, sharp focus on neglected details, and skeptical analysis of ideology. Arguing that new historicism has always been more a passionately engaged practice of questioning and analysis than an abstract theory, Gallagher and Greenblatt demonstrate this practice in a series of characteristically dazzling readings of works ranging from paintings by Joos van Gent and Paolo Uccello to Hamlet and Great Expectations. By juxtaposing analyses of Renaissance and nineteenth-century topics, the authors uncover a number of unexpected contrasts and connections between the two periods. Are aspects of the dispute over the Roman Catholic doctrine of the Eucharist detectable in British political economists' hostility to the potato? How does Pip's isolation in Great Expectations shed light on Hamlet's doubt? Offering not only an insider's view of new historicism, but also a lively dialogue between a Renaissance scholar and a Victorianist, Practicing the New Historicism is an illuminating and unpredictable performance by two of America's most respected literary scholars. "Gallagher and Greenblatt offer a brilliant introduction to new historicism. In their hands, difficult ideas become coherent and accessible."—Choice "A tour de force of new literary criticism. . . . Gallagher and Greenblatt's virtuoso readings of paintings, potatoes (yes, spuds), religious ritual, and novels—all 'texts'—as well as essays on criticism and the significance of anecdotes, are likely to take their place as model examples of the qualities of the new critical school that they lead. . . . A zesty work for those already initiated into the incestuous world of contemporary literary criticism-and for those who might like to see what all the fuss is about."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Map Is Not Territory

Map Is Not Territory
Studies in the History of Religions

by Jonathan Z. Smith

  • Publisher : Brill Archive
  • Release : 1978-01-01
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9789004054929
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Roots of Education

The Roots of Education
Five Lectures Given in Berne April 13th to 17th, 1924

by Rudolf Steiner

  • Publisher : Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Release : 1968
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We must develop an art of education that will lead us out of our present social chaos. By bringing spirituality into human souls through education, humanity can find a way, through the spirit itself, to further the evolution of civilization. These lectures offer deep insight into the mystery of soul and spiritual forces in a child's development. They describe the metamorphoses of the child's being as these forces unfold, and explain how teaching should relate to these fundamental changes. Such an education prepares the child to become a citizen of both the earth and the spiritual world. Only through recognizing our spiritual citizenship can we become truly social beings on earth and fully creative in the building of new worlds. From the Foundations of Waldorf Education series.

The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves
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by Tobias Smollett

  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : 0820323071
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This new edition brings to life Tobias Smollett's fourth novel, The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves. No annotated edition of the work existed before the second half of the twentieth century, and this comprehensive edition by Robert Folkenflik and Barbara Laning Fitzpatrick features more accurate text as well as scrupulous textual and critical information. Also included in the detailed introduction is a unique examination of Sir Launcelot Greaves, the first illustrated serial novel, in relation to the engravings by Anthony Walker. Sir Launcelot Greaves was a groundbreaking novel for Smollett. Published in British Magazine beginning in January 1760, it was the first major work by an English novelist to have been written specifically for serial publication. The novel, Smollett's shortest, differs stylistically from his previous works. The most attractive of his heroes, Sir Launcelot is virtuous and strange, and he is surrounded by a Smollettian menagerie whose various jargons are part of this novel's linguistic virtuosity and satire. Sir Launcelot's character is an English naturalization of Quixote. Although Sir Launcelot, unlike Quixote, is not the object of the author's satire, an idealistic madness is central to both characters. In Smollett's work the theme of madness is integral to the relationship between self and society as the work ponders both the constitution of madness and the alternatives to revenge. Sir Launcelot Greaves, though not Smollett's most heralded work, has not received the recognition it deserves. Folkenflik and Fitzpatrick present a definitive edition that will be appreciated by scholars and lovers of eighteenth-century literature.

Printing and the Mind of Man

Printing and the Mind of Man
A Descriptive Catalogue Illustrating the Impact of Print on the Evolution of Western Civilization During Five Centuries

by John Carter,Nicolas Barker

  • Publisher : London : Cassell ; New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston
  • Release : 1967
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Catalog of the printing and the mind of man exhibition held in conjunction with IPEX,1963.

Emptiness in the Mind-only School of Buddhism

Emptiness in the Mind-only School of Buddhism
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by Jeffrey Hopkins,Paul Jeffrey Hopkins,Tsoṅ-kha-pa Blo-bzaṅ-grags-pa

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780520211193
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dzong-ka-ba's (1357-1419) The Essence of Eloquence is the one book on wisdom that the Dalai Lama carries with him wherever he goes. Composed by Tibet's great yogi-scholar and founder of the Ge-luk-ba school, it stands as a landmark in Buddhist philosophy. In this first of a three-volume series, Jeffrey Hopkins focuses on how the conflict between appearance and reality is presented in the Mind-Only, or Yogic Practice, School. The Essence of Eloquence is so rich that for the last six centuries numerous Tibetan and Mongolian scholars have been drawn into a dynamic process of both finding and creating consistency in Dzong-ka-ba's often terse and cryptic tract. Hopkins makes extensive use of these commentaries to annotate the translation. Included are historical and doctrinal introductions and a critical edition of the text, as well as a lengthy synopsis to aid the general reader. Specialists and nonspecialists alike will find this important book indispensable. Dzong-ka-ba's (1357-1419) The Essence of Eloquence is the one book on wisdom that the Dalai Lama carries with him wherever he goes. Composed by Tibet's great yogi-scholar and founder of the Ge-luk-ba school, it stands as a landmark in Buddhist philosophy. In this first of a three-volume series, Jeffrey Hopkins focuses on how the conflict between appearance and reality is presented in the Mind-Only, or Yogic Practice, School. The Essence of Eloquence is so rich that for the last six centuries numerous Tibetan and Mongolian scholars have been drawn into a dynamic process of both finding and creating consistency in Dzong-ka-ba's often terse and cryptic tract. Hopkins makes extensive use of these commentaries to annotate the translation. Included are historical and doctrinal introductions and a critical edition of the text, as well as a lengthy synopsis to aid the general reader. Specialists and nonspecialists alike will find this important book indispensable.

The United States, Great Britain, and the Middle East

The United States, Great Britain, and the Middle East
Discourse and Dissidents

by Anne Murray

  • Publisher : East European Monographs
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 153
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since it was first published more than forty years ago, Sources of Japanese Tradition, Volume 2, has been considered the authoritative sourcebook for readers and scholars interested in Japan from the eighteenth century to the post-World War II period. Now greatly expanded to include the entire twentieth century, and beginning in 1600, Sources of Japanese Tradition presents writings by modern Japan's most important philosophers, religious figures, writers and political leaders. The volume also offers extensive introductory essays and commentary to assist in understanding the documents' historical settings and significance. Wonderfully varied in its selections, this eagerly anticipated expanded edition has revised many of the texts from the original edition and added a great many not included or translated before. New additions include documents on the postwar era, the importance of education in the process of modernization, and women's issues. Beginning with documents from the founding of the Tokugawa shogunate, the collection's essays, manifestos, religious tracts, political documents, and memoirs reflect major Japanese religious, philosophical, social and political movements. Subjects covered include the spread of neo-Confucian and Buddhist teachings, Japanese poetry and aesthetics, and the Meiji Restoration. Other documents reflect the major political trends and events of the period: the abolition of feudalism, agrarian reform, the emergence of poltical parties and liberalism, and the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese Wars. The collection also includes Western and Japanese impressions of each other through Western religious missions and commercial and cultural exchanges. These selections underscore Japanese and Western apprehension of and fascination with each other. As Japan entered the twentieth century, new political and social movements -- Marxism, anarchism, socialism, nationalism, and feminism -- entered the national consciousness. Later readings in the collection look at the buildup to war with the United States, military defeat and American occupation. Documents from the postwar period echo Japan's struggle with its own history and its development as a capitalist democracy.

What is the Meaning of Human Life?

What is the Meaning of Human Life?
A Book

by Raymond A. Belliotti

  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9789042012967
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines core concerns of human life. What is the relationship between a meaningful life and theism? Why are some human beings radically adrift, without radical foundations, and struggling with hopelessness? Is the cosmos meaningless? Is human life akin to the ancient Myth of Sisyphus? What is the role of struggle and suffering in creating meaning? How do we discover or create value? Is happiness overrated as a goal of life? How, if at all, can we learn to die meaningfully?