Category: Biographies Memoirs Of Philosophers

Ich will das Leben küssen!: Wer einmal tot war, weiß, wie by Margarethe Schreinemakers

By Margarethe Schreinemakers

Margarethe Schreinemakers, eine der bekanntesten deutschen Talkmasterinnen, erzählt aus ihrem bunt schillernden Leben. Hautnah, offen und in einer unnachahmlich frechen Sprache. Obwohl sie große Erfolge feiern konnte, ist für sie keineswegs alles glattgegangen.

"Wer einmal tot conflict, weiß, wie schön das Leben ist!" lautet ihr Credo. Acht Minuten lang stand ihr Herz nonetheless. Ihr heutiger Mann Jean-Marie rettete ihr das Leben. Danach kamen die Panikattacken. Schließlich fand sie einen Weg, die Angst in den Griff zu bekommen und nach vorne zu schauen. Dabei entdeckte sie ganz neue Seiten an sich. Heute entwirft Margarethe Schreinemakers farbenfrohe Möbel. Und ihr großes Glück ist es, wenn es ihr wieder einmal gelingt, Hunde aus Mallorcas Tierheimen zu retten.

Ein Mut machendes Buch, ein Ratgeber im besten Sinne - geschrieben von einer Frau, die sagt: "Ich will das Leben küssen!"

Mit quick a hundred Fotos und mit Messerschnitten von Martin Glomm.

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Learning To Be Human by Jason Stern,David Appelbaum

By Jason Stern,David Appelbaum

studying to be Human is a publication approximately striving. The chapters are culled from a customary column within the Hudson Valley's Chronogram journal, over a 13 12 months span. it's an internal account of a look for which means within the gentle of the lessons of G. I. Gurdjieff, in addition to Sufism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Judaism, within the context of the lifetime of a seeker, lover, father, householder, athlete, writer, and entrepreneur.

The essays are a list of insights and studies gleaned in gentle of a primary admonition: recognize Thyself. What makes the ebook distinctive is its constant go back to the lessons of G. I. Gurdjieff as a key to unlocking not just the that means of the world's nice traditions, but additionally the studies of the lifetime of a guy on the earth, spanning the a while of 25 to forty years outdated.

The form of writing varies from deeply own, virtually confessional, first-person narratives, to poetic observations, to pedagogic expositions of philosophical and spiritual rules. there's a transparent political viewpoint, yet continually tempered by means of an emphasis on self-knowledge and the mirrored image of the actions of individuals on the planet in ourselves.

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La historia de Lao Tse (Spanish Edition) by Chen Jian

By Chen Jian

Este libro nos introduce en l. a. vida y trayectoria de uno de los más grandes pensadores y fundador del sistema filosófico denominado taoísmo, contenido en el clásico Tao Te King, que tuvo gran impacto en los angeles filosofía china. Esta obra nos ofrece una amena y clara exposición de las condiciones sociales chinas de los angeles época, además de los angeles detallada biografía de Lao Tsé, de modo que resulta un encuentro de l. a. literatura con l. a. historia.

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Kierkegaard’s Journals and Notebooks, Volume 7: Journals by Søren Kierkegaard,Bruce H. Kirmmse,K. Brian Söderquist,Niels

By Søren Kierkegaard,Bruce H. Kirmmse,K. Brian Söderquist,Niels Jørgen Cappelorn,Alastair Hannay,George Pattison,Vanessa Rumble

For over a century, the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55) has been on the middle of a few very important discussions, referring to not just philosophy and theology, but in addition, extra lately, fields similar to social notion, psychology, and modern aesthetics, particularly literary theory.

Despite his particularly brief existence, Kierkegaard used to be a very prolific author, as attested to by means of the 26-volume Princeton collage Press variation of all of his released writings. yet Kierkegaard left at the back of approximately as a lot unpublished writing, so much of which is composed of what are known as his "journals and notebooks." Kierkegaard has lengthy been well-known as one among history's nice magazine keepers, yet basically relatively small parts of his journals and notebooks are what we often comprehend through the time period "diaries." by way of some distance the higher a part of Kierkegaard's journals and notebooks comprises reflections on a myriad of subjects--philosophical, non secular, political, own. learning his journals and notebooks takes us into his workshop, the place we will see his complete universe of notion. we will witness the genesis of his released works, to be sure--but we will be able to additionally see entire galaxies of options, new insights, and fragments, huge and small, of in part (or virtually totally) accomplished yet unpublished works. Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks permits us to determine the philosopher in discussion along with his occasions and with himself.

Volume 7 of this 11-volume sequence contains six of Kierkegaard's very important "NB" journals (Journals NB15 via NB20), protecting the months from early January 1850 to mid-September of that yr. by means of this time it had develop into transparent that well known sovereignty, ushered in through the revolution of 1848 and ratified through the Danish structure of 1849, had come to stick, and Kierkegaard now intensified his feedback of the proposal that every thing, even concerns concerning the human soul, will be determined by means of "balloting." He additionally persisted to direct his barbs on the tested Danish Church and its clergy (particularly Bishop J. P. Mynster and Professor H. L. Martensen), on the press, and on the try via smooth philosophy to realize the incomprehensibility of religion. Kierkegaard's studying notes comprise entries on Augustine, the Stoics, German mystics, Luther, pietist authors, and Rousseau, whereas his autobiographical reflections circle round the query of which, if any, of a number of essays explaining his existence and works he should post. probably unsurprisingly, Kierkegaard's extra own reflections go back once more to his public feud with M. A. Goldschmidt and his damaged engagement to Regine Olsen.

Kierkegaard wrote his journals in a two-column layout, one for his preliminary entries and the second one for the wide marginal reviews that he extra later. This variation of the journals reproduces this structure, comprises numerous images of unique manuscript pages, and includes huge scholarly remark at the quite a few entries and at the historical past of the manuscripts being reproduced.

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Jung For Beginners by Jon Plantania,Joe Lee

By Jon Plantania,Joe Lee

Carl Gustav Jung merged japanese mysticism with Western psychology, introduced clinical respectability to faith, laid the basis for ‘the New Age,’ and is moment purely to Freud in impact and value on the earth of psychoanalysis. Many contemplate him a genius, yet many others disagree.

Scholar and scientific psychologist Jon Platania, PhD, provides Jung as a slightly opportunistic and dissociated personality whose most famed historic occasions have been his holiday with Freud and his questionable sojourn with the mental elite of the German 3rd Reich. at the different aspect of Jung's advanced genius, there's a deeply religious guy who laid the foundation for a extra confident method of our glossy figuring out of the human psyche in either theology and psychology. he's remembered by means of many because the "Swiss health care professional of the Soul".

Dr. Platania then takes us on a travel of the paintings that made Jung one of many pillars of recent psychology. And what a physique of labor it's. Jung’s open-mindedness used to be striking. anyplace he went—Calcutta, Egypt, Palestine, Kenya—Jung discovered anything that extended his perspectives. His open-ended psychology included Yoga, meditation, prayer, alchemy, mythology, astrology, numerology, the I Ching—even alien craft! He taught us that psychology and faith cannot basically coexist peacefully jointly, yet that they could improve us, encourage us, and support us entire ourselves.

Freud, for all of his brilliance, decreased us to little greater than vessels of hormones with excessive IQs. Jung, for all of his flaws, gave us again our souls.

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Häng deine Regenwolken in die Sonne: Wahre Geschichten, die by Thomas Penzel

By Thomas Penzel

In unserem Leben scheint nicht immer die Sonne. Doch inmitten des größten Regenschauers bleibt eine Hoffnung: der Trost der Liebe und Gegenwart Gottes. 30 Menschen erzählen in diesem Buch von kleinen und größeren Wundern, die sie in schweren Zeiten und scheinbar ausweglosen Situationen mit Gott erlebt haben - Geschichten, die zum Staunen, Hoffen, Beten und Vertrauen einladen. Wunder, die inmitten des größten Unwetters einen Regenbogen der Liebe Gottes in den Himmel setzen.

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The School for Gods by Stefano D'anna

By Stefano D'anna

This ebook is a map and an break out plan.

When life grips you in a vice so that you can't breathe, because it has performed with me, if you are hopelessly dissatisfied via your existence and don't see any means out, this e-book will locate you, will look on your fingers and you may understand that you're prepared in your person Revolution, for the best event a guy can probably think: The regaining of his integrity, of his paradise lost.

This booklet is the tale of my try to get out of the rut of a predetermined, collective future and be a person. in this trip again to the Essence, i've got needed to adopt the most unlikely endevour to shuffle off the mortal ballast of the darkest components of my Being: harmful suggestions, destructive feelings, second-hand convictions and ideas.

As such a lot usual humans, I used to contemplate my lifestyles and discuss it as though it have been in basic terms made of exterior occasions. although, at the trip to ‘conquer myself’ I needed to recognize that the occasions and outer stipulations of our existence are not any greater than a mirrored image of our feelings, innovations and ideology, a materialisation of our Being.

There is a cause-effect dating among internal lifestyles and exterior global, among Timelessness and Time. All what we consider, all our passions, options and fantasies, our hopes, objectives, secrets and techniques, stories and imaginations, fears and uncertainties and all our sensations, points of interest, wishes, loves and aversions belong to the impalpable yet very actual international of Being. the extent of our Being could make us filthy rich or terrible, could make us chuffed or miserable.

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Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies by George H. Smith

By George H. Smith

during this wide-ranging choice of articles, essays, and speeches, George H. Smith analyzes atheism and its relevance to society today.

The featured essay during this quantity presents an entire research of Ayn Rand's specified contribution to atheism, explaining how her objectivist metaphysics and laissez-faire fiscal ideas rested on a merely godless worldview. a number of chapters handle the evolution of atheism; arguments in want of spiritual toleration; the efforts of early Church fathers to discredit Roman polytheism and the way those arguments can be utilized with equivalent strength opposed to later Christian descriptions of God; and a survey of the contributions to freethought made via the deists of the 18th and nineteenth centuries.

With incisive common sense and significant wit, Smith ties atheism to cause and argues that cause itself could be a ethical advantage. in a single penetrating bankruptcy, Smith salutes 3 Christian theorists who he believes embrace the spirit of cause: Thomas Aquinas, Desiderius Erasmus, and John Locke. this is often through a philosophical drubbing of his "least favourite Christians" - St. Paul, St. Augustine, and John Calvin. In next chapters, Smith examines faith and schooling; addresses the twentieth century fundamentalist revival; bargains feedback on find out how to debate atheism with non secular believers; opinions "new religions," together with pop treatment, est, and tranactional research; and gives a entire bibliographic essay at the literature of freethought.

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Rudolf Steiner: A Biography by Christoph Lindenberg,Jon McAlice

By Christoph Lindenberg,Jon McAlice

This biography may still give a contribution to a better figuring out of Rudolf Steiner. Whoever follows his existence gets the influence that, from a undeniable aspect on, his consistent try used to be to unsleeping, in different methods, an energetic, operating figuring out for Anthroposophy. Steiner used artistic mind's eye to regard specific topics and projects, ever anew, and in lots of varieties. If we detect the differences of these displays, we see in them the intentions that guided his complete existence. A biography that exhibits Steiner’s intentions and efforts within the context of the days and his existence situations won't purely relate what occurred, but in addition why. His paintings doesn't, as in lots of sleek biographies, disappear in the back of the lifestyles tale. this is often the main complete biography of Rudolf Steiner to be had in English, tracing his lifestyles and improvement via an in-depth examine his existence and paintings, which encompassed a variety of parts, together with his Goethean study, philosophy, esoteric paintings, pedagogy, medication, sociology, agriculture, structure, portray, move arts, and poetry. This biography, which tracks his divergent actions, exhibits how Rudolf Steiner used to be so much concerned about bringing a brand new method of wisdom via religious technological know-how and to revitalizing an important components of human tradition and society. This quantity is a translation of Rudolf Steiner - eine Biographie, 2 vols., Verlag Freies Geistesleben, Stuttgart (1997).

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The Happiness Philosophers: The Lives and Works of the Great by Bart Schultz

By Bart Schultz

A colourful heritage of utilitarianism instructed throughout the lives and ideas of Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, and its different founders

In The Happiness Philosophers, Bart Schultz tells the colourful tale of the lives and legacies of the founders of utilitarianism—one of the main influential but misunderstood and maligned philosophies of the earlier centuries.

Best recognized for disagreeing that "it is the best happiness of the best quantity that's the degree of correct and wrong," utilitarianism used to be built through the unconventional philosophers, critics, and social reformers William Godwin (the husband of Mary Wollstonecraft and father of Mary Shelley), Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart and Harriet Taylor Mill, and Henry Sidgwick. jointly, they'd a profound impression on nineteenth-century reforms, in components starting from legislation, politics, and economics to morals, schooling, and women's rights. Their paintings remodeled existence in methods we take with no consideration at the present time. Bentham even recommended the decriminalization of same-sex acts, a long time prior to the reason was once taken up by means of different activists. As Bertrand Russell wrote approximately Bentham within the past due Twenties, "There should be doubtless that nine-tenths of the folk residing in England within the latter a part of final century have been happier than they might were if he had by no means lived." but partially as a result of its deceptive identify and the caricatures popularized through figures as diverse as Dickens, Marx, and Foucault, utilitarianism is usually nonetheless pushed aside as chilly, calculating, inhuman, and simplistic.

By revealing the interesting human aspects of the notable pioneers of utilitarianism, The Happiness Philosophers presents a richer knowing and appreciation in their philosophical and political perspectives—one that still is helping clarify why utilitarianism is experiencing a renaissance at the present time and is back getting used to take on many of the world's such a lot severe problems.

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