2408 books for genre «Philosophy»

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James Allen, the master of motivation and self-­improvment, leads you through the essential steps to master your destiny. This is the extended annotated edition including a rare essay about James Allen, a Prophet of Meditation. Contents: 1. Deeds, Character, and Destiny 2. The Science of Self-­Control 3. Cause and Effect in Human Conduct 4. Training of the Will 5. Thoroughness 6. Mind-­Building and Life-­Building 7. Cultivation of Concentration 8. Practice of Meditation 9. The Power of Purpose 10. The Joy of Accomplishment

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pubOne.­info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. Are these the only works of Providence within us? What words suffice to praise or set them forth? Had we but understanding, should we ever cease hymning and blessing the Divine Power, both openly and in secret, and telling of His gracious gifts? Whether digging or ploughing or eating, should we not sing the hymn to God:­—

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A pathbreaking neuroscientist reveals how our social instincts turn Me into Us, but turn Us against Them—and what we can do about it
Our brains were designed for tribal life, for getting along with a select group of others (Us) and for fighting off everyone else (Them). But modern times have forced the world’s tribes into a shared space, resulting in epic clashes of values along with unprecedented opportunities. As the world shrinks, the moral lines that divide us become more salient and more puzzling. We fight over everything from tax codes to gay marriage to global warming, and we wonder where, if at all, we can find our common ground.
A grand synthesis of neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, Moral Tribes reveals the underlying causes of modern conflict and lights the way forward. Greene compares the human brain to a dual-­mode camera, with point-­and-­shoot automatic settings (“portrait,­” “landscape”) as well as a manual mode. Our point-­and-­shoot settings are our . . .

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Il Convivio (1304-­1307), dal latino convivium, ovvero "banchetto" (di sapienza), è la prima delle opere di Dante scritta subito dopo il forzato allontanamento di Firenze. È un prosimetro che si presenta come un'enciclopedia dei saperi più importan...

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The Tao Te Ching is fundamental to the Taoist school of Chinese philosophy and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism and Neo-­Confucianism. Written by Laozi -­600BC, this ancient book is also central in Chinese religion, not only for Taoism but Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Taoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners have used the Tao Te Ching as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, aided by hundreds of translations into Western languages.

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Have you ever laid awake at night fretting over how we can be sure of the reality of the external world? Perhaps we are in fact disembodied brains, floating in vats at the whim of some deranged puppet-­master? If so, you are not alone—and what’s more, you are in exalted company. For this question and other ones like it have been the stuff of philosophical rumination from Plato to Popper.
In a series of accessible and engagingly written essays, 50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know introduces and explains the problems of knowledge, consciousness, identity, ethics, belief, justice and aesthetics that have engaged the attention of thinkers from the era of the ancient Greeks to the present day.

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A God-­seeker, like an Olympic athlete, must manifest his dream through daily spiritual discipline and practice. His prayer is his discipline. His meditation is his discipline.

In this book, Sri Chinmoy--­an Olympian soul who reached the Golden Shore of God-­realisation--­conveys in simple yet soul-­stirring words the importance of discipline in the spiritual life.

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An eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, Boethius (c. AD 475-­525) was also an exceptional Greek scholar and it was to the Greek philosophers that he turned when he fell from favour and was imprisoned in Pavia. Written in the period leading up to his brutal execution, it is a dialogue of alternating prose and verse between the ailing prisoner and his 'nurse' Philosophy, whose instruction on the nature of fortune and happiness, good and evil, fate and free will, restores his health and brings him to enlightenment.
The clarity of Boethius's thought and his breadth of vision made The Consolation of Philosophy hugely popular throughout medieval Europe and his ideas suffused the thought of Chaucer and Dante. This translation makes it accessible to the modern reader while losing nothing of Boethius's poetic artistry and philosophical brilliance.

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Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds man's life--­the life proper to a rational being--­as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature, with the creative requirements of his survival, and with a free society.

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The Art of War (Dell'arte della guerra), is one of the lesser-­read works of Florentine statesman and political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli.
The format of 'The Art of War' was in socratic dialogue. The purpose, declared by Fabrizio (Machiavelli's persona) at the outset, "To honor and reward virtu, not to have contempt for poverty, to esteem the modes and orders of military discipline, to constrain citizens to love one another, to live without factions, to esteem less the private than the public good.­" To these ends, Machiavelli notes in his preface, the military is like the roof of a palazzo protecting the contents.
Written between 1519 and 1520 and published the following year, it was the only historical or political work printed during Machiavelli's lifetime, though he was appointed official historian of Florence in 1520 and entrusted with minor civil duties.

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