Discourses Fragments Handbook

Author : Epictetus,
ISBN : 9780199595181
Genre : Fiction
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This is the only complete modern translation of Epictetus's Discourses, together with the Handbook and fragments. A major work of Stoic practical ethics, the Discourses teach that the basis of happiness is up to us. This accessible new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and thorough notes.
Category: Fiction

Constellation Myths

Author : Eratosthenes
ISBN : 9780198716983
Genre : Literary Collections
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"First published as an Oxford world's classics paperback, 2015."--Verso of title page.
Category: Literary Collections

Das Vaterunser In Seinen Antiken Kontexten

Author : Florian Wilk
ISBN : 9783647540528
Genre : Fiction
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Wer das Vaterunser seinen Aussagen und seiner Intention nach verstehen will, muss es innerhalb der antiken Zusammenhänge betrachten, in denen es entstand, überliefert wurde und ein ums andere Mal ausgelegt worden ist. Beschränkt man sich auf die ältesten Quellen, sind dabei die drei frühchristlichen Schriften zu berücksichtigen, die das Gebet in je anderem Wortlaut anführen, ferner sein ursprünglicher Überlieferungszusammenhang sowie die für das entstehende Christentum maßgeblichen religionsgeschichtlichen Horizonte. Der vorliegende Band vereint demgemäß sechs Beiträge, die das Gebet in jeweils einem dieser Kontexte verorten: Jörg Frey untersucht das Vaterunser im Horizont antik-jüdischen Betens, Reinhard Feldmeier im Kontext der paganen Gebetsliteratur; Florian Wilk präsentiert es als Element der frühen Jesusüberlieferung, Peter von der Osten Sacken als Zugang zum Matthäusevangelium; Michael Wolter interpretiert es im Rahmen des Lukasevangeliums, Jürgen Wehnert im Duktus der Didache. Insgesamt ergeben die Beiträge ein ebenso facettenreiches wie im Kern kohärentes Gesamtbild vom Vaterunser in seinen antiken Kontexten. Der Band basiert auf einem Symposium anlässlich des 90. Geburtstages von Eduard Lohse und dient dem Gedenken an ihn als theologischen Lehrer. Er führt daher auch seine Bibliographie fort und bringt sie zum Abschluss.
Category: Fiction

Trees On Mars

Author : Hal Niedzviecki
ISBN : 9781609806385
Genre : Social Science
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The future is big right now—for perhaps the first time, our society is more focused on what is going to happen in the future than what is happening right now. In Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future, cultural critic and indie entrepreneur Hal Niedzviecki asks how and when we started believing we could and should “create the future.” What is it like to live in a society utterly focused on what is going to happen next? Through visits to colleges, corporations, tech conferences, factories and more, Niedzviecki traces the story of how owning the future has become irresistible to us. In deep conversation with both the beneficiaries and victims of our relentless obsession with the future, Niedzviecki asks crucial questions: Where are we actually heading? How will we get there? And whom may we be leaving behind?
Category: Social Science

Resilience And Health

Author : Tadeusz Marian Ostrowski
ISBN : 9788323393702
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What decides whether a person suffering misfortune bounces back quickly or falls into despair for years? Which processes and mechanisms constitute psychological resilience? Is there a particular, evolutionary-shaped model of human adaptation, which enables a person to maintain mental health in unfavorable and dynamically changing circumstances? All these questions are addressed by the contributors to the monograph titled Resilience and Health in a Fast-Changing World. While searching for the answers the authors refer to an extensive scholarly literature, their own theoretical investigations as well as to the outcomes of empirical researches conducted.

Business For Bohemians

Author : Tom Hodgkinson
ISBN : 9780241244814
Genre : Business & Economics
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Everyone should work for themselves. But don't cashflow forecasts, tax returns and P&Ls all sound a bit of a faff? Fear not: help is at hand. In Business for Bohemians, Tom Hodgkinson combines practical advice with laugh-out-loud anecdote to create a refreshingly candid guidebook for all of us who aspire to a greater degree of freedom in our working lives. Whether you dream of launching your own startup or profiting from your creativity in your spare time, Business for Bohemians will equip you with the tools to turn your talents into a profitable and enjoyable business. Accounting need no longer be a dark art. You will become au fait with business plans and a friend of the spreadsheet. You will discover that laziness can be a virtue. Above all, you will realise that freedom from the nine-to-five life is achievable - and, with Hodgkinson's comforting, pragmatic and extremely funny advice at hand, you might even enjoy yourself along the way. Tom Hodgkinson is the founder and editor of The Idler and the bestselling author of How to be Idle, How to be Free, The Idle Parent and Brave Old World. In 2011 he and his partner Victoria opened the Idler Academy in London, an independent bookshop, coffeehouse and cultural centre which offers online and real-world courses in everything from philosophy and calligraphy to business skills and self-defence.
Category: Business & Economics

Selfhood And The Soul

Author : Richard Seaford
ISBN : 9780191083044
Genre : Literary Collections
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Selfhood and the Soul is a collection of new and original essays in honour of Christopher Gill, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at the University of Exeter. All of the essays in the volume contribute to a shared project - the exploration of ancient concepts of self and soul, understood in a broad sense - and, as in the work of the honorand himself, they are distinguished by a diversity of approach and subject matter, ranging widely across disciplinary boundaries to cover ancient philosophy, psychology, medical writing, and literary criticism. They can be read separately or together, taking the reader on a journey through topics and themes as varied as money, love, hope, pleasure, rage, free will, metempsychosis, Roman imperialism, cookery, and the Underworld, yet all committed to examining central issues about the experience of being a person and the question of how best to live. The international line-up of contributors includes many established figures in the disciplines of classical literature, ancient philosophy, and ancient medicine, as well as several younger scholars. All have been inspired by Christopher Gill's contributions to scholarly research in these fields and their collective work aspires to honour through imitation his remarkable combination of range with focus.
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Author : Frederic Lenoir
ISBN : 9781612194417
Genre : Self-Help
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A huge bestseller in Europe, Frederic Lenoir’s Happiness is an exciting journey that examines how history’s greatest philosophers and religious figures have answered life’s most fundamental question: What is happiness and how do I achieve it? From the ancient Greeks on—from Aristotle, Plato, and Chuang Tzu to the Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad; from Voltaire, Spinoza, and Schopenhauer to Kant, Freud, and even modern neuroscientists—Lenoir considers the idea that true and lasting happiness is indeed possible. In clear language, Lenoir concisely surveys what the greatest thinkers of all time have had to say on the subject, and, with charming prose, raises provocative questions: · Do we have a duty to be happy? · Is there a connection between individual and collective happiness? · Is happiness contagious? · Is there a difference between pleasure and happiness? · Can unhappiness and happiness coexist? · Does our happiness depend on our luck? Understanding how civilization’s best minds have answered those questions, Lenoir suggests, not only makes for a fascinating reading experience, but also provides a way for us to see us how happiness, that most elusive of feelings, is attainable in our own lives.
Category: Self-Help

Entscheidungen Bei Ungewi Heit

Author : Ralf Diedrich
ISBN : 9783642524240
Genre : Business & Economics
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Neuere Entwicklungen der Entscheidungstheorie, die in der deutschsprachigen Literatur bislang noch kaum Beachtung fanden, sind Gegenstand dieses Buchs. Es geht um Alternativen zur subjektiven Erwartungsnutzentheorie, die der Erfassung intransitiver Präferenzen und der Berücksichtigung von Ergebnisplausibilitäten, Ambiguität, potentieller Enttäuschung und potentiellem Bedauern dienen. Im Mittelpunkt steht ein axiomatischer Ansatz, der die Entwicklung leicht verständlicher Axiomensysteme und die Lösung einiger bislang noch ungelöster Axiomatisierungsprobleme erlaubt. Die ausführlich dargestellten Beweise sind in Anhänge zu den einzelnen Kapiteln ausgelagert.
Category: Business & Economics

Epictet Und Die Stoa

Author : Adolf Bonhöffer
ISBN : 1334351856
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Excerpt from Epictet und die Stoa: Untersuchungen zur Stoischen Philosophie Was die F orni meines Buches betrifft, so muss ich bemerken, dass ich in dem Bestreben moglichster Kurzung sehr haufig unterlassen habe, den Inhalt der hergesetzten Citate vorher oder nachher kurz herauszustellen und zusammenzufassen, ebenso, dass ich mir erlaubt habe, haufig, doch, wie ich hoffe, nie in eigentlich storender Weise, deutsche und griechische Worte in der Konstruktion aufeinander zu beziehen. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."