The Hungry Soul

Author : Leon Kass
ISBN : 0226425681
Genre : Cooking
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Originally published: New York: Free Press; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, c1994. With new foreword.
Category: Cooking

The Ethics Of Human Cloning

Author : Leon Kass
ISBN : 0844740500
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Today biological science is rising on a wall of worry. No other science has advanced more dramatically during the past several decades or yielded so many palpable improvements in human welfare. Yet, none except nuclear physics has aroused greater apprehensions among the general public and leaders in such diverse fields as religion, the humanities, and government. In this engaging book, Leon R. Kass, the noted teacher, scientist, humanist, and chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics, and James Q. Wilson, the preeminent political scientist to whom four United States presidents have turned for advice on crime, drug abuse, education, and other crises in American life, explore the ethics of human cloning, reproductive technology, and the teleology of human sexuality. Although in their lively dialgoue both authors share a fundamental distrust of the notion of human cloning, they base their resistance on different views of the role of sexual reproduction and the role of the family. Professor Kass contends that in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproudction technologies that place the origin of human life in human hands have eroded the respect for the mystery of sexuality and human renewal. Professor Wilson, in contrast, asserts that whether a human life is created naturally or artificially is immaterial as long as the child is raised by loving parents in a two-parent family and is not harmed by the means of its conception. This accessible volume promises to inform the public policy debate over the permissible conduct of genetic research and the permissible uses of its discoveries.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Leading A Worthy Life

Author : Leon R. Kass
ISBN : 9781594039423
Genre : Philosophy
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Most American young people, like their ancestors, harbor desires for a worthy life: a life of meaning, a life that makes sense. But they are increasingly confused about what such a life might look like, and how they might, in the present age, be able to live one. With a once confident culture no longer offering authoritative guidance, the young are now at sea—regarding work, family, religion, and civic identity. The true, the good, and the beautiful have few defenders, and the higher cynicism mocks any innocent love of wisdom or love of country. We are super-competent regarding efficiency and convenience; we are at a loss regarding what it’s all for. Yet because the old orthodoxies have crumbled, our “interesting time” paradoxically offers genuine opportunities for renewal and growth. The old Socratic question, “How to live?”, suddenly commands serious attention. Young Americans, if liberated from the prevailing cynicism, will readily embrace weighty questions and undertake serious quests for a flourishing life. All they (and we) need is encouragement. This book provides that necessary encouragement by illuminating crucial (and still available) aspects of a worthy life, and by defending them against their enemies. With chapters on love, family, and friendship; human excellence and human dignity; teaching, learning, and truth; and the great human aspirations of Western civilization, it offers people who are looking on their own for meaning, and as well as to people who are looking to deepen what they have been taught or to square it with the spirit of our time.
Category: Philosophy

Gespr Che Mit Gott Band 3

Author : Neale Donald Walsch
ISBN : 9783641132903
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Die ersten zwei Bände der „Gespräche mit Gott“-Trilogie gehen den Weg von individueller zu globaler Problematik. Band 3 bildet den krönenden Abschluss mit Erkenntnissen universeller Wahrheit. Er legt dar, dass Gott, Leben, Liebe, Grenzenlosigkeit, Ewigkeit und Freiheit in ihrem Sinngehalt gleich sind und dass alles, was dem zuwiderläuft, keine Realität besitzt. Entscheidend ist allein, so verkündet Gott durch Walschs Feder, jeden Tag aufs Neue die eigene Wahrheit zu leben. Die drei Grundweisheiten, die im Mittelpunkt aller drei Bände stehen, werden hier zusammengefasst: Wir sind eins. Es gibt genug von allem. Es gibt nichts, was wir tun müssen.
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Der Ego Tunnel

Author : Thomas Metzinger
ISBN : 3492305334
Genre : Philosophy
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Category: Philosophy

Making Sense Of Taste

Author : Carolyn Korsmeyer
ISBN : 9780801471322
Genre : Philosophy
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Taste, perhaps the most intimate of the five senses, has traditionally been considered beneath the concern of philosophy, too bound to the body, too personal and idiosyncratic. Yet, in addition to providing physical pleasure, eating and drinking bear symbolic and aesthetic value in human experience, and they continually inspire writers and artists. In Making Sense of Taste, Carolyn Korsmeyer explains how taste came to occupy so low a place in the hierarchy of senses and why it is deserving of greater philosophical respect and attention. Korsmeyer begins with the Greek thinkers who classified taste as an inferior, bodily sense; she then traces the parallels between notions of aesthetic and gustatory taste that were explored in the formation of modern aesthetic theories. She presents scientific views of how taste actually works and identifies multiple components of taste experiences. Turning to taste's objects—food and drink—she looks at the different meanings they convey in art and literature as well as in ordinary human life and proposes an approach to the aesthetic value of taste that recognizes the representational and expressive roles of food. Korsmeyer's consideration of art encompasses works that employ food in contexts sacred and profane, that seek to whet the appetite and to keep it at bay; her selection of literary vignettes ranges from narratives of macabre devouring to stories of communities forged by shared eating.
Category: Philosophy

Die Seelen Der Schwarzen

Author : William E. B. Du Bois
ISBN : 3936086079
Genre : African Americans
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The Wiley Blackwell Companion To Practical Theology

Author : Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore
ISBN : 9781444345728
Genre : Religion
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Through a series of essays contributed by leading experts in the field, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology presents an introduction to practical theology as a major area of Christian study and practice, including an overview of its key developments, themes, methods, and future directions. The first comprehensive reference work to provide a survey, description and analysis of practical theology as an area of study A range of leading scholars in the field provide original contributions on the major areas, issues, and figures in practical theology Reviews an extensive range of methods for studying theology in practice, along with sub-disciplines in theological education such as pastoral care and preaching Covers developments in the discipline in a range of global contexts and distinct Christian traditions Shows how practical theology is relevant to everyday life
Category: Religion