Zeichen am Weg: Das spirituelle Tagebuch des by Dag Hammarskjöld,Manuel Fröhlich,Graf Knyphausen

By Dag Hammarskjöld,Manuel Fröhlich,Graf Knyphausen

Der Tod Dag Hammarskjölds am 17. September 1961 erschütterte die Welt. Warum seine UN-Sondermaschine über dem Kongo abstürzte, ist bis heute ungeklärt. Dass die Welt ihn danach nicht nur als Diplomaten sehen lernte, sondern auch als religiösen Philosophen und Dichter, ist auf das tagebuchartige Manuskript 'Vägmärken' (Wegzeichen) zurückzuführen, das er hinterließ.

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Nach Hause geliebt: Die wahre Geschichte einer jungen Frau, by Chrissy Cymbala Toledo

By Chrissy Cymbala Toledo

Es hätte alles so schön bleiben können. Chrissy wächst behütet in einem Pastorenhaushalt auf. Schon früh findet sie zum Glauben und ist jahrelang Teil des dynamischen Lebens einer großen Gemeinde in Brooklyn. Doch dann kommt der Absturz. Sie brennt durch, wird schwanger, bricht mit ihren Eltern und ihrem Glauben. Sieben Jahre lang schlägt sie sich als Alleinerziehende und in tiefer Armut durch, bis sie den Weg zurück in Gottes liebende Arme findet.

Eine wahre, dramatische und gleichzeitig tröstliche Geschichte einer jungen Frau, die erst auf Umwegen erkennt, dass Gott niemanden aufgibt und es immer ein Zurück gibt.

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Reincantare il mondo. Il valore spirito contro il populismo by Bernard Stiegler

By Bernard Stiegler

Reincantare il mondo incrocia coraggiosamente teorie various, come il processo di individuazione di Simondon, los angeles psicanalisi freudiana, certi aspetti della fenomenologia di Husserl, l. a. grammatologia di Derrida e le riflessioni foucaultiane sugli hypomnémata, al effective di promuovere il valore spirito e contrastare il populismo industriale – ossia l. a. dissociazione e los angeles captazione dell'attenzione divenute sistema. Grazie a queste coordinate, Stiegler disegna una filosofia e un pensiero che devono ritornare advert essere forti, in un certo senso più del “pensiero forte”. in step with l'autore di questo libro, infatti, il reincanto del mondo è los angeles costruzione di un'alternativa all'esito più nefasto del disincanto del mondo descritto da Max Weber. Se il disincanto del mondo è l'espressione del predominio delle logiche di efficienza e produttività, e si poggia sulla convinzione che tutti i fenomeni possano essere dominati dalla ragione, abbandonando perciò ogni riferimento a elementi magici, metafisici o religiosi, in step with Stiegler story disincanto si è rivelato sempre più nocivo a misura della costante e pressoché illimitata ipertrofia delle nuove tecnologie, veicolata da un capitalismo ormai palesemente tossico. Di fronte a ciò, piuttosto che opporsi al divenire tecnologico, si rende necessario «un nuovo progetto industriale che bisogna inventare e che miri a intensificare los angeles singolarità in quanto incalcolabile, socializzando dei dati che non possano essere ridotti a oggetti di un mero calcolo economico. Si tratta di inventare l'industria del calcolo che impedisca di calcolare (sul)le esistenze – ma inventarla con gli strumenti digitali. Si tratta, in effetti, di reincantare il mondo, ossia di edificare i modi di sussistenza e di esistenza che sostengono l'altro piano, il piano delle consistenze, che è quello del canto – il canto di quelle Sirene senza le quali non c'è nulla».

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Child of the Sit-Downs: The Revolutionary Life of Genora by Carlton Jackson

By Carlton Jackson

ForeWord -- journal 2008 Silver Award Winner for Excellence in Biography! A biography of a admired exertions reformer and early feminist. moves have an effect on complete groups, and in any case they want the groups’ aid to be successful. This used to be exemplified within the mythical 1937 sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan, whilst strikers occupied the GM crops. The notable staff wanted meals; additionally they wanted info and improve caution on what administration may be as much as. The Women’s Emergency Brigade, shaped throughout the Flint strike, proved quintessential to the union attempt greater than as soon as. Genora Johnson Dollinger helped create the Women’s Emergency Brigade and have become one of many strike’s leaders. She and her fans waded into the fray opposed to the Flint police, the Pinkertons, and native officers sympathetic to GM, supporting to accomplish victory for the United car employees and producing the 1st agreement ever signed among GM and the UAW. Genora Dollinger turned a steward at quite a few crops in Detroit, the place she moved after being blacklisted in Flint. She and her moment husband, Sol Dollinger, have been brutally overwhelmed of their domestic, it sounds as if as a result of their union aid, notwithstanding not anything used to be ever definitively confirmed. From the Nineteen Sixties on, Genora Dollinger labored heavily with the NAACP, ACLU, and the women’s move, turning into a hyperlink among the hard work circulation of the overdue 20th century and the feminist stream. This biography of 1 of the 1st girl exertions activists is a crucial addition to the historical past of twentieth-century reform pursuits. This ebook can be on hand within the following codecs: booklet, audio publication, and large-print paperback. stopover at www.caravanbooks.org for details.

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A Rebel to His Last Breath: Joseph McCabe and Rationalism by Bill Cooke,John R. Burr

By Bill Cooke,John R. Burr

this is often the 1st biography of Joseph McCabe (1867-1955), a former Catholic preist who grew to become one of many best-known champions and a prolific popularizer of freethought and rationalism within the first half the twentieth century. McCabe's encyclopedic interest, rigorous scholarship, and in particular his dependable highbrow honesty led him via a tumultuous occupation of public lecturing and debating, and a tremendous output of over 2 hundred books. He tackled the main arguable problems with the trendy period: evolution, biblical errancy, trust in God, immorality, spiritualism, capitalism vs. socialism, women's rights, and plenty of different subject matters. a lot of his writing was once released within the kind of the "Little Blue Books" by means of E. Haldeman-Julius, who declared McCabe to be "the world's maximum scholar."

Today in our postmodern interval, the place Enlightenment values are being wondered and irrationalism in lots of guises has turn into trendy, McCabe's present for rational inquiry, recognize for clinical facts, and lucid, no-nonsense prose are either suitable and welcome.

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Opening the Dragon Gate: The Making of a Modern Taoist by Chen Kaiguo,Zheng Shunchao,Thomas Cleary

By Chen Kaiguo,Zheng Shunchao,Thomas Cleary

This licensed biography of the modern Taoist professional Wang Liping (1949 -) tells the genuine tale of his apprenticeship in Taoist wizardry, in addition to Taoist ideas and secrets and techniques of internal transformation.

The 18th-generation transmitter of Dragon Gate Taoism, Wang Liping is inheritor to a convention of esoteric wisdom and perform amassed and sophisticated over 11 centuries. this is often the 1st English translation via famous author Thomas Cleary of the approved biography through longtime disciples of this dwelling grasp of the Dragon Gate department of the whole truth tuition of Taoism, which built-in Buddhism and Confucianism right into a finished new type of Taoism.

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Kierkegaard umanista (Italian Edition) by Harald Høffding,Igor Tavilla

By Harald Høffding,Igor Tavilla

"Kierkegaard umanista" è stato il primo studio storico-psicologico dedicato alla personalità e all’opera di Søren Kierkegaard, che Harald Høffding, il più importante filosofo danese tra Otto e Novecento, interpreta a partire dal punto di vista dell’«umanismo». In questa prospettiva, los angeles grandezza di Kierkegaard consiste nella capacità di sollevare obiezioni alla concezione armonica della realtà, confutare los angeles presunta unità degli opposti e rimarcare l. a. distinzione tra possibilità e realtà, pensiero ed essere, rivendicando il carattere parziale e soggettivo di ogni conoscenza. Coniugando una prosa scorrevole e vivace, saldamente ancorata ai testi, con un profondo respiro dialettico, il libro di Høffding possiede il rigore della riflessione analitica e l. a. chiarezza dell’opera divulgativa.

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The Education of John Dewey: A Biography by Jay Martin

By Jay Martin

During John Dewey's lifetime (1859-1952), one public opinion ballot after one other published that he was once esteemed to be one of many ten most crucial thinkers in American background. His physique of idea, conventionally pointed out through the shorthand note "Pragmatism," has been the specific American philosophy of the final fifty years. His paintings on schooling is legendary around the world and continues to be influential this day, expecting because it did the ascendance in modern American pedagogy of multiculturalism and self sustaining considering. His collage of Chicago Laboratory college (founded in 1896) flourishes nonetheless and is a version for colleges world wide, specifically in rising democracies. yet how was once this life of inspiration enmeshed in Dewey's emotional event, in his joys and sorrows as son and brother, husband and father, and in his political activism and spirituality? Acclaimed biographer Jay Martin recaptures the harmony of Dewey's lifestyles and paintings, tracing very important issues in the course of the philosopher's early life years, relations background, spiritual event, and influential friendships.

Based on unique assets, particularly the huge number of unpublished papers within the heart for Dewey reports, this booklet tells the entire tale, for the 1st time, of the lifestyles and occasions of the eminent American thinker, pragmatist, schooling reformer, and guy of letters. specifically, The schooling of John Dewey highlights the significance of the ladies in Dewey's existence, in particular his mom, spouse, and daughters, but additionally others, together with the reformer Jane Addams and the novelist Anzia Yezierska. A becoming tribute to a grasp philosopher, Martin has rendered a journey de strength portrait of a thinker and social activist in complete, seamlessly reintegrating Dewey's proposal into either his own lifestyles and the wider old topics of his time.

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John Grote, Cambridge University and the Development of by John Richard Gibbins

By John Richard Gibbins

John Grote struggled to build an intelligible account of philosophy at a time while radical switch and sectarian clash made realizing and readability a rarity. This ebook solutions 3 questions:
* How did John Grote advance and give a contribution to trendy Cambridge and British philosophy?
* what's the value of those contributions to fashionable philosophy ordinarily and British Idealism and language philosophy in particular?
* How have been his rules and his idealism included into the trendy philosophical tradition?
Grote stimulated his contemporaries, corresponding to his scholars Henry Sidgwick and John Venn, in either kind and content material; he cast a brilliantly unique philosophy of data, ethics, politics and language, from a synthesis of the main British and ecu philosophies of his day; his social and political idea give you the origins of the 'new liberal' principles later to arrive their zenith within the writings of eco-friendly, Sidgwick, and Collingwood; he based the 'Cambridge kind' linked to Moore, Russell, vast, McTaggart and Wittgenstein; and he used to be additionally an incredible impression on Oakeshott.

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Georges Bataille by Stuart Kendall

By Stuart Kendall

Georges Bataille used to be arguably the best impression at the post-structuralist revolution in twentieth-century idea and literature, but few really comprehend his huge physique of labor or its impression. Stuart Kendall now interprets the paintings and lifetime of the popular French author right into a concise but informative biography that unearths interesting elements of this highbrow titanic. till his demise in 1962, Bataille was once an instrumental strength in philosophical debate, appearing as a foil for either Surrealism and Existentialism and advocating radical perspectives that spanned the total spectrum of political concept. Stuart Kendall chronicles those elements of his highbrow improvement, in addition to tracing his pivotal function within the construction of journals similar to "Documents" and "Acephale", and the way his writings in aesthetics and paintings heritage have been the pioneering cornerstones of visible tradition experiences. Kendall positions Bataille on the middle of a prodigious neighborhood of thinkers, together with Andre Breton, Michel Leiris, Jean-Paul Sartre, Alexandre Kojeve, Jacques Lacan and Maurice Blanchot, between many others. a totally readable and compelling account, "Georges Bataille" might be useful for all thinkers who've benefited from Bataille's lasting contributions.

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