Thoughts and Reflections on the Human Condition

This book is filled with quotes and wisdom from it's author Russell Wingood, many areas of personal and spiritual growth are touched upon in this compilation.

Thoughts and Reflections on the Human Condition

Author: Russell Wingood

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411658507

Page: 176

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This book is filled with quotes and wisdom from it's author Russell Wingood, many areas of personal and spiritual growth are touched upon in this compilation.

Reflections on the Human Condition

Reflections on the Human Condition is a collection of poignant aphorisms taken from his writings. (Restored to print by noted author Christopher Klim.)

Reflections on the Human Condition

Author: Eric Hoffer

Publisher: Hopewell Publications Llc

ISBN: 9781933435145

Page: 88

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Eric Hoffer--one of America's most important thinkers and the author of The True Believer--lived for years as a Depression Era migratory worker. Self-taught, his appetite for knowledge--history, science, mankind--formed the basis of his insight to human nature. Reflections on the Human Condition is a collection of poignant aphorisms taken from his writings.

Between the Monster and the Saint

Provocative, wide-ranging and full of wisdom, Between the Monster and the Saint is a brilliant book about our place in the world.

Between the Monster and the Saint

Author: Richard Holloway

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1921520116

Page: 200

View: 665

Provocative, wide-ranging and full of wisdom, Between the Monster and the Saintis a brilliant book about our place in the world. Being human isn't easy. We might think that consciousness and free will give us control over our lives but our minds are dangerous and unpredictable places. We are susceptible to forces we don't understand. We are capable of inflicting immense cruelty on one another - violence, torture and rape - and yet we also have the capacity to be tender, to empathise, to feel. In his thought-provoking new book Richard Holloway holds a mirror up to the human condition.

Autobiography of a Restless Mind

Volume 1 Autobiography of a Restless Mind is a fascinating, exceptionally diverse collection of observations and reflections written over the past twenty-five years by one of the most innovative thinkers, writers, and leaders of the past ...

Autobiography of a Restless Mind

Author: Dee Hock

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475966555

Page: 262

View: 417

Volume 1 Autobiography of a Restless Mind is a fascinating, exceptionally diverse collection of observations and reflections written over the past twenty-five years by one of the most innovative thinkers, writers, and leaders of the past half century. Witty and wise, playful and profound, prophetic and immensely quotable, it is a companion no thinking, caring person should be without. Written in an unforgettable style reminiscent of Aurelius, Montaigne, Lao-Tse, and Bacon, it is a classic that will be read with pleasure and profit for generations to come.

Our Enigmatic Universe

Even the fascinating modern research into the workings of the human brain does not force us to the conclusion that the mind and the brain are identical.

Our Enigmatic Universe

Author: Alan H. Batten

Publisher: Melrose Book Company

ISBN: 9781907732034

Page: 205

View: 599

Even the fascinating modern research into the workings of the human brain does not force us to the conclusion that the mind and the brain are identical. Problems posed by the claims of miracles and the practice of prayer are also discussed.

Live Issues

This book is a collection of 17 independent, opinionated and provocative essays on the various conceptual experiences of being human.

Live Issues

Author: Mavis Klein

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780998279

Page: 206

View: 356

This book is a collection of 17 independent, opinionated and provocative essays on the various conceptual experiences of being human. Topics include: Ego States, Strokes and Transactions, Our Species, Duality Rules OK, Realities, Languages and Theories, Five Personality Types, Compound Personality Types, Personality Types in Relationships, The Enemies of Love, Men and Women, Morality, The Quest for Happiness, The Issue of Astrology, Life Stages, Zeitgeist, and The Life and Death of God. Most serious books are thought marathons; this serious book is a collection of thought sprints - perfect mind-bending for between stops on bus or train.

Archery and the Human Condition in Lacan the Greeks and Nietzsche

Lacan, “Some Reflections on the Ego,” International Journal of Psychoanalysis
34 (1953): 11-17 at 12. 26. Op. cit. 27. Boothby, Death and Desire, 31. 28. Lacan,
“Some Reflections on the Ego,” 15. 29. Oliver, The Colonization of Psychic Space
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Archery and the Human Condition in Lacan  the Greeks  and Nietzsche

Author: Matthew P. Meyer

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498560458

Page: 234

View: 707

Archery and the Human Condition in Lacan, the Greeks, and Nietzsche showcases archery as a metaphor for the fundamental tension at the heart of the human condition. Matthew Meyer develops a theory of subjectivity that incorporates elements from psychoanalysis, Greek literature, philosophy, and Zen archery, bringing together allusions to the bow and archery made by Sophocles, Homer, Heraclitus, Aristotle, Lacan, Nietzsche, and Awa Kenzo. The book weaves together a psychoanalytic account of infant development, the obstacles faced by Greek heroes, and virtue theory to explore the tension between the forces inside and outside of the human that subject the human beingit to conditions beyond its control. Meyer develops this side of the tension through Jacques Lacan’s theory of human drive, illustrating the three parts of drive theory through application to three works in Greek literature and philosophy. He The second part of the text describes the other side of this fundamental tension--the ability to control drive impulses—through Aristotle’s use of the archer as a metaphor in his virtue theory. The book illustrates the productive nature of this tension through an analysis of Friedrich Nietzsche’s ideas about drives and sublimation, especially his contention that the “highest” types are like “the bow with the greatest tension.”

The Western Illusion of Human Nature

The deep issue here is the ancient Western specter of a presocial and antisocial human nature: a supposedly innate self-interest that is represented in our native folklore as the basis or nemesis of cultural order.

The Western Illusion of Human Nature

Author: Marshall Sahlins

Publisher: Prickly Paradigm

ISBN:

Page: 112

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Reflecting the decline in college courses on Western Civilization, Marshall Sahlins aims to accelerate the trend by reducing "Western Civ" to about two hours. He cites Nietzsche to the effect that deep issues are like cold baths; one should get into and out of them as quickly as possible. The deep issue here is the ancient Western specter of a presocial and antisocial human nature: a supposedly innate self-interest that is represented in our native folklore as the basis or nemesis of cultural order. Yet these Western notions of nature and culture ignore the one truly universal character of human sociality: namely, symbolically constructed kinship relations. Kinsmen are members of one another: they live each other's lives and die each other's deaths. But where the existence of the other is thus incorporated in the being of the self, neither interest, nor agency or even experience is an individual fact, let alone an egoistic disposition. "Sorry, beg your pardon," Sahlins concludes, Western society has been built on a perverse and mistaken idea of human nature.

Reflections

Humanity's godlikeness is first exhibited in choice, and then image aids us along
the way as we live our lives. However, we are neither ... It is only a radical
monotheism that holds God accountable for the human condition. Radical
monotheism ...

Reflections

Author: Phillip Michael Garner

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532694946

Page: 192

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Reflections is a theological guide for today's Christians seeking a fuller appreciation of religious faith than is represented in populist religion. The seven categories and their chapters are designed to provide the reader with an intensive study on neglected, but imperative concepts for faith. Subjects of vital importance to both theology and humanity are explored with a flowing continuity of understanding God and the world. Reflections begins with the concept of revelation and its relation to monotheism and conviction. The chapters that follow are titled "Religion Is," "Christianity Is," and "Intelligent Spirituality"; these set the foundation for the rest of the book. The sense of moderns is that they are immune to the primitive concept of idolatry. Under the category of "Perennial Idols," Garner dismantles the idolatry that plagues humanity in every generation. Reality and its creation is a category of theological thought that is essential for Christian development and sorrowfully neglected in church education. The other categories are "Sex and Romantic Love," "Popular Myths," "Being Human / Being Poor," and "Forgiveness." Garner's conviction is that the root of humanity's dysfunction is our failure to learn how to live together as male and female.

Treatise of human nature

Very refined reflections have little or no influence upon us ; and yet we do not ,
and cannot establish it for a rule , that they ought not to have any influence ;
which implies a manifest contradiction . But what have I here said , that reflections
very ...

Treatise of human nature

Author: David Hume

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Reflections on the Musical Mind

Aesthetic appreciation, in its myriad forms, is an essential part of the human
condition and is inextricably linked to a sense of wellbeing.146 The evocation of
broad-based emotions is tied to aesthetics. Human aesthetic pleasure requires ...

Reflections on the Musical Mind

Author: Jay Schulkin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691157448

Page: 272

View: 505

What's so special about music? We experience it internally, yet at the same time it is highly social. Music engages our cognitive/affective and sensory systems. We use music to communicate with one another--and even with other species--the things that we cannot express through language. Music is both ancient and ever evolving. Without music, our world is missing something essential. In Reflections on the Musical Mind, Jay Schulkin offers a social and behavioral neuroscientific explanation of why music matters. His aim is not to provide a grand, unifying theory. Instead, the book guides the reader through the relevant scientific evidence that links neuroscience, music, and meaning. Schulkin considers how music evolved in humans and birds, how music is experienced in relation to aesthetics and mathematics, the role of memory in musical expression, the role of music in child and social development, and the embodied experience of music through dance. He concludes with reflections on music and well-being. Reflections on the Musical Mind is a unique and valuable tour through the current research on the neuroscience of music.

Human Genetics

Part 1 Reflections on the Human Condition What is the human condition ? For an
English teacher it may be the way we depict life through tragedy , comedy , irony ,
and romance . For the cultural historian it may reflect the common experiences ...

Human Genetics

Author: Elof Axel Carlson

Publisher: D C Heath & Company

ISBN:

Page: 432

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Excursions through my paradise or Reflections on some important elements in the nature condition and prospects of man the government of God etc

According to the view that man's original faculties are changed in heaven , then
Christ did not redeem human nature , and man's redemption is yet to be achieved
; or he redeemed man's ori . ginal nature , and then took another nature into ...

Excursions through my paradise  or  Reflections on some important elements in the nature  condition  and prospects of man  the government of God  etc

Author: Rev. John LAWSON (of Pitlessie.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 271

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History and the Human Condition

Now, in the stimulating book History and the Human Condition, Lukacs offers his profound reflections on the very nature of history, the role of the historian, the limits of knowledge, and more.

History and the Human Condition

Author: John Lukacs

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497636329

Page: 304

View: 132

In a career spanning more than sixty-five years, John Lukacs has established himself as one of our most accomplished historians. Now, in the stimulating book History and the Human Condition, Lukacs offers his profound reflections on the very nature of history, the role of the historian, the limits of knowledge, and more. Guiding us on a quest for knowledge, Lukacs ranges far and wide over the past two centuries. The pursuit takes us from Alexis de Tocqueville to the atomic bomb, from American “exceptionalism” to Nazi expansionism, from the closing of the American frontier to the passing of the modern age. Lukacs’s insights about the past have important implications for the present and future. In chronicling the twentieth-century decline of liberalism and rise of conservatism, for example, he forces us to rethink the terms of the liberal-versus-conservative debate. In particular, he shows that what passes for “conservative” in the twenty-first century often bears little connection to true conservatism. Lukacs concludes by shifting his gaze from the broad currents of history to the world immediately around him. His reflections on his home, his town, his career, and his experiences as an immigrant to the United States illuminate deeper truths about America, the unique challenges of modernity, the sense of displacement and atomization that increasingly characterizes twenty-first-century life, and much more. Moving and insightful, this closing section focuses on the human in history, masterfully displaying how right Lukacs is in his contention that history, at its best, is personal and participatory. History and the Human Condition is a fascinating work by one of the finest historians of our time. More than that, it is perhaps John Lukacs’s final word on the great themes that have defined him as a historian and a writer.