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Taking Life Seriously

Author : Francis Sparshott
ISBN : 0802071791
Genre : Philosophy
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This is a wonderful book, intended as a companion and guide to a reading of the Ethics . Sparshott's intention is to display the continuity of thought in the text, rather than the traditional approach of examining and criticizing individual sections. The chapters are entitled What is Best for People (I i-xii; 1094a1-1102a4), Reason in Action (I xiii-VI; 1102a5-1145a11); The Pathology of Practical Reason (VII; 1145a15-1154b34); Love, Consciousness, and Society (VIII-IX; 1155a1-1172a15); The Worth of Pleasure (X i-v; 1172a19-1176a29); and The Good Life and the Best Life: Outline of a Discourse (X vi-viii; 1176a30-1179a32), and there is an interesting appendix on the world of Aristotle's theoretical construction. All Greek is transliterated and a glossary provided for these terms. The author's love of his topic is obvious throughout this book, which is written with clarity and cogency. It deserves to be read by everyone seeking to understand Aristotle's Ethics .
Category: Philosophy

Taking Life Seriously

Author : F.E. Sparshott
ISBN : 9781442639676
Genre : Philosophy
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This is the first book in modern times that makes sense of the Nicomachean Ethics in its entirety as an interesting philosophical argument, rather than as a compilation of relatively independent essays. In Taking Life Seriously Francis Sparshott expounds Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics as a single continuous argument, a chain of reasoned exposition on the problems of human life. He guides the reader through the whole text passage by passage, showing how every part of it makes sense in the light of what has gone before, as well as indicating problems in Aristotle's argument. No knowledge of Greek is required. When the argument does depend on the precise wording of the Greek text, translations and explanatory notes are provided, and there is a glossary of Greek terms. Sparshott offers insightful and useful criticism, making Taking Life Seriously the best available companion to a first reading of the Ethics.
Category: Philosophy

Taking Animals Seriously

Author : David DeGrazia
ISBN : 0521567602
Genre : Nature
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Transcending the overplayed debate between utilitarians and rights theorists, the book offers a fresh methodological approach with specific constructive conclusions about our treatment of animals. David DeGrazia provides the most thorough discussion yet of whether equal consideration should be extended to animals' interests, and examines the issues of animal minds and animal well-being with an unparalleled combination of philosophical rigor and empirical documentation. This book is an important contribution to the field of animal ethics.
Category: Nature

Taking Life Not Too Seriously

Author : Maggie Clark
ISBN : 1946425095
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The author finds a bottomless well of humorous subject matter as she journals and color sketches with dry wit about life's flips, flops, and foibles in very short, slice of life stories. Every page presents a new chuckle over an embarrassing goof-up, an unexpected twist, an inventive idea that doesn't work, or one of those moments we all have and want to pretend never happened. As if dealing with a life a half bubble off center isn't challenging enough, a mischievous little mouse named Hugh sneaks in to add his take to spur Maggie on with his own brand of sarcasm. This fun and funny book will catch you off guard as you laugh and say, "Something like that happened to me, too!" Read it when you need a laugh, give it as a gift...it's a good book to remind all of us that we are allowed to give ourselves a break and, at times, should try Taking Life Not Too Seriously.

A Lakota Approach To Biodynamics

Author : Devon Strong
ISBN : 1584209739
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Devon Strong was a farmer and bison rancher in the Western United States whose utterly unique approach to biodynamic agriculture and animal husbandry, stemming as it did from his profound connection with the spirituality of the (Native North American) Lakota people, was just beginning to draw worldwide interest at the time of his early and unexpected death in late 2015. A Lakota Approach to Biodynamics includes Devon's unfinished manuscript Taking Life Seriously, all of his published articles, as well as reports and remembrances from both his own family and leading figures of the international biodynamic movement. This book is both Devon s final word on the legacy of his singular way of relating to land and animals, and a loving tribute to his vision, inspiration, and intentions for the future of agriculture. "
Category: Technology & Engineering

Never Take Life Seriously

Author : The Whodunit Creative Design
ISBN : 1718136676
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Composition Notebook Features: 150 blank lined white pages Duo sided college ruled sheets Professionally designed matte softbound cover 8" x 10" dimensions; versatile size for your purse, tote bag, desk, backpack, school, home or work Can be used as a notebook, journal, diary or composition book for school Perfect for taking notes, recipes, sketching, writing, organizing, doodling, drawing, lists, journaling and brainstorming Notebooks and journals are the perfect gift for adults and kids for any gift giving occasion

Taking Rites Seriously

Author : Francis J. Beckwith
ISBN : 9781316432457
Genre : Political Science
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Taking Rites Seriously is about how religious beliefs and religious believers are assessed by judges and legal scholars and are sometimes mischaracterized and misunderstood by those who are critical of the influence of religion in politics or in the formation of law. Covering three general topics - reason and motive, dignity and personhood, nature and sex - philosopher and legal theorist Francis J. Beckwith carefully addresses several contentious legal and cultural questions over which religious and non-religious citizens often disagree: the rationality of religious belief, religiously motivated legislation, human dignity in bioethics, abortion and embryonic stem cell research, reproductive rights and religious liberty, evolutionary theory, and the nature of marriage. In the process, he responds to some well-known critics of public faith - including Brian Leiter, Steven Pinker, Suzanna Sherry, Ronald Dworkin, John Rawls, and Richard Dawkins - as well as to some religiously conservative critics of secularism, such as the advocates for intelligent design.
Category: Political Science

Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously

Author : Kent E. Portney
ISBN : 9780262312363
Genre : Political Science
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Today most major cities have undertaken some form of sustainability initiative. Yet there have been few systematic comparisons across cities, or theoretically grounded considerations of what works and what does not, and why. In Taking Sustainable CitiesSeriously, Kent Portney addresses this gap, offering a comprehensive overview and analysis of sustainability programs and policies in American cities. After discussing the conceptual underpinnings of sustainability, he examines the local aspects of sustainability; considers the measurement of sustainability and offers an index of "serious" sustainability for the fifty-five largest cities in the country; examines the relationship between sustainability and economic growth; and discusses issues of governance, equity, and implementation. He also offers extensive case studies, with separate chapters on large, medium-size, and small cities, and provides an empirically grounded analysis of why some large cities are more ambitious than others in their sustainability efforts. This second edition has been updated throughout, with new material that draws on the latest research. It also offers numerous additional case studies, a new chapter on management and implementation issues, and a greatly expanded comparative analysis of big-city sustainability initiatives. Portney shows how cities use the broad rubric of sustainability to achieve particular political ends, and he dispels the notion that only cities that are politically liberal are interested in sustainability. Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously draws a roadmap for effective sustainability initiatives.
Category: Political Science