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Meditations

Author : Marcus Aurelius
ISBN : 158836173X
Genre : Philosophy
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Nearly two thousand years after it was written, Meditations remains profoundly relevant for anyone seeking to lead a meaningful life. Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s insights and advice—on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others—have made the Meditations required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike, while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style. For anyone who struggles to reconcile the demands of leadership with a concern for personal integrity and spiritual well-being, the Meditations remains as relevant now as it was two thousand years ago. In Gregory Hays’s new translation—the first in thirty-five years—Marcus’s thoughts speak with a new immediacy. In fresh and unencumbered English, Hays vividly conveys the spareness and compression of the original Greek text. Never before have Marcus’s insights been so directly and powerfully presented. With an Introduction that outlines Marcus’s life and career, the essentials of Stoic doctrine, the style and construction of the Meditations, and the work’s ongoing influence, this edition makes it possible to fully rediscover the thoughts of one of the most enlightened and intelligent leaders of any era.
Category: Philosophy

Descartes Meditations On First Philosophy

Author : René Descartes
ISBN : 0521558182
Genre : Philosophy
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New edition of the Meditations with introductions by John Cottingham and Bernard Williams.
Category: Philosophy

Meditations On First Philosophy Third Edition

Author : René Descartes
ISBN : 1603845526
Genre : Filosofia
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Many other matters respecting the attributes of God and my own nature or mind remain for consideration; but I shall possibly on another occasion resume the investigation of these. Now (after first noting what must be done or avoided, in order to arrive at a knowledge of the truth) my principal task is to endeavour to emerge from the state of doubt into which I have these last days fallen, and to see whether nothing certain can be known regarding material things.
Category: Filosofia

Discourse On Method And Meditations On First Philosophy

Author : René Descartes
ISBN : 9781603844482
Genre : Philosophy
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This edition contains Donald Cress's completely revised translation of the Meditations (from the corrected Latin edition) and recent corrections to Discourse on Method, bringing this version even closer to Descartes's original, while maintaining the clear and accessible style of a classic teaching edition.
Category: Philosophy

Discourse On Method And Meditations

Author : Rene Descartes
ISBN : 0486432521
Genre : Philosophy
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Two works from the father of modern philosophy. In Discourse on Method, he formulated a scientific approach comprising four principles, including to accept only what reason recognizes as "clear and distinct." In Meditations, he explores the mind/body distinction, the nature of truth and error, the existence of God, and the essence of material things.
Category: Philosophy

Meditations

Author : James Allen
ISBN : 9781602061651
Genre : Self-Help
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Called by some the "Prophet of Meditation," the bestselling author of As a Man Thinketh-one of the most popular writers in the fields of inspiration at the turn of the 20th century-here offers an inspirational meditation for each day of the year. Consisting of two quotes and a commentary, these spiritual nuggets, first published in 1913-are taken from Allen's many writings, published and unpublished, of self-empowerment and self-realization. In helping readers look past the din of everyday life, Allen's wisdom will be useful for anyone seeking a path to contemplation and inner peace.British author and pop philosopher JAMES ALLEN (1864-1912) retired from the business world to pursue a life of writing and contemplation. He authored many books about the power of thought including The Way of Peace, The Mastery of Destiny, and Entering the Kingdom.
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Meditations

Author : Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius
ISBN : 9781465525390
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Meditations Diversion Classics

Author : Marcus Aurelius
ISBN : 9781682305898
Genre : Philosophy
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Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. Meditations is a series of private reflections and philosophical essays from Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. In a translation that engages the reader, Mediationsexpands the Stoic philosophical movement that Aurelius held closely to his heart. Often spurning the extremes of good and evil, Aurelius champions rationality and calm over all else. A moving, deeply personal response to a life of privilege and responsibility, the legacy of this canonical work still resonates with world leaders, educators and philosophers to this day.
Category: Philosophy

Meditations

Author : Jiddu Krishnamurti
ISBN : 1570629412
Genre : Philosophy
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Wolf Haas' Detective Brenner series has become wildly popular around the world for a reason: They're timely, edgy stories told in a wry, quirky voice that's often hilarious, and with a protagonist it's hard not to love. In this episode, Brenner-forced out of the police force-tries to get away from detective work by taking a job as the personal chauffeur for two-year-old Helena, the daughter of a Munich construction giant and a Viennese abortion doctor. One day, while Brenner's attention is turned to picking out a chocolate bar for Helena at a gas station, Helena gets snatched from the car. Abruptly out of a job, Brenner decides to investigate her disappearance on his own. With both parents in the public eye, there's no scarcity of leads-the father's latest development project has spurred public protest, and the mother's clinic has been targeted by the zealous leader of an anti-abortion group. Brenner and God is told with a dark humor that leaves no character, including Brenner, unscathed. Haas tells the story of a fallible hero who can be indecisive and world-weary, baffled and disillusioned by what he finds, but who presses forward nonetheless out of a stubborn sense of decency-a two-year-old is kidnapped, so you find her, because that's just what you do.
Category: Philosophy

The Inner Citadel

Author : Pierre Hadot
ISBN : 0674461711
Genre : Philosophy
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The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius are treasured today--as they have been over the centuries--as an inexhaustible source of wisdom. And as one of the three most important expressions of Stoicism, this is an essential text for everyone interested in ancient religion and philosophy. Yet the clarity and ease of the work's style are deceptive. Pierre Hadot, eminent historian of ancient thought, uncovers new levels of meaning and expands our understanding of its underlying philosophy. Written by the Roman emperor for his own private guidance and self-admonition, the Meditations set forth principles for living a good and just life. Hadot probes Marcus Aurelius's guidelines and convictions and discerns the hitherto unperceived conceptual system that grounds them. Abundantly quoting the Meditations to illustrate his analysis, the author allows Marcus Aurelius to speak directly to the reader. And Hadot unfolds for us the philosophical context of the Meditations, commenting on the philosophers Marcus Aurelius read and giving special attention to the teachings of Epictetus, whose disciple he was. The soul, the guiding principle within us, is in Marcus Aurelius's Stoic philosophy an inviolable stronghold of freedom, the "inner citadel." This spirited and engaging study of his thought offers a fresh picture of the fascinating philosopher-emperor, a fuller understanding of the tradition and doctrines of Stoicism, and rich insight on the culture of the Roman empire in the second century. Pierre Hadot has been working on Marcus Aurelius for more than twenty years; in this book he distills his analysis and conclusions with extraordinary lucidity for the general reader.
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