At The Minds Limits

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At The Mind S Limits

Author : Jean Améry
ISBN : 9780253013682
Genre : Religion
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This searing memoir of the author’s concentration camp experience “is the autobiography of an extraordinarily acute conscience” (Newsweek). “Whoever has succumbed to torture can no longer feel at home in the world.” At the Mind’s Limits is the story of one man’s incredible struggle to understand the reality of horror. In five autobiographical essays, Amery describes his survival—mental, moral, and physical—through the enormity of the Holocaust. Above all, this masterful record of introspection tells of a young Viennese intellectual’s fervent vision of human nature and the betrayal of that vision. “These are pages that one reads with almost physical pain . . . all the way to its stoic conclusion.” —Primo Levi “The testimony of a profoundly serious man. . . . In its every turn and crease, it bears the marks of the true.” —Irving Howe, The New Republic
Category: Religion

On Aging

Author : Jean Améry
ISBN : UOM:39015031799946
Genre : Family & Relationships
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On Aging, the first of Jean Amery's books after At the Mind's Limits, is a powerful and profound work on the process of aging and the limited but real defenses available to those experiencing the process. Each essay covers a set of issues about growing old. ""Existence and the Passage of Time"" focuses on the way aging makes the old progressively see time as the essence of their existence. ""Stranger to Oneself"" is a meditation on the ways the aging are alienated from themselves. ""The Look of Others"" treats social aging - the realization that it is no longer possible to live according to one's potential or possibilities. ""Not to Understand the World Anymore"" deals with the loss of the ability to understand new developments in the arts and in the changing values of society. The fifth essay, ""To Live with Dying,"" argues that everyone compromises with death in old age (the time in life when we feel the death that is in us). Here Amery's intention, as encapsulated by John D. Barlow, becomes most clear: ""to disturb easy and cheap compromises and to urge his readers to their own individual acts of defiance and acceptance.""
Category: Family & Relationships

On Suicide

Author : Jean Améry
ISBN : 0253335639
Genre : Family & Relationships
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" . . . a moving, deep series of insights into the suicide's world . . . " --Kirkus Reviews Jean Améry (Auschwitz survivor and author of At the Mind's Limits) thought of On Suicide as a continuation of the kind of reflections on mortality he had laid down in On Aging. But here he probes further and more deeply into the meaning of death and into the human capacity for suicide or voluntary death.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Edinburgh Review

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ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000028777
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature

Toward The Death Of Man

Author : William Kluback
ISBN : UCSC:32106009764058
Genre : Philosophy
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"From the Foreword by Louis Dupre, Yale University: " -This work, glowing with admiration and enthusiasm for now mostly neglected thinkers, proves how beneficial and, indeed, how adventurous can be the journey to oneself through the past that fashioned it. The author invites us to revisit ourselves while abandoning our seclusiveness. We should thank the gentle guide for showing where the way backward leads home to the present.-"
Category: Philosophy

Love S Shadow

Author : Paul A. Bové
ISBN : 9780674977150
Genre : Criticism
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It is no wonder literary criticism is so sullen. It is too philosophical, too much indebted to the dour Walter Benjamin, wedded to aestheticized helplessness. Lit crit needs new inspirations: the sober cheer of Wallace Stevens; the loving eye of Rembrandt; romance, melodrama, and wit. Let there be more poetry, Paul Bové says, and less cynicism.
Category: Criticism

The Atlantic

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ISBN : UIUC:30112109671872
Genre : Art criticism
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Category: Art criticism

Voices From S 21

Author : David P. Chandler
ISBN : UOM:39015052770149
Genre : Cambodia
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Holocaust

Author : John K. Roth
ISBN : UOM:39015020698935
Genre : History
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Holocaust: Religious and Philosophical Implications is an anthology specifically designed for use as a textbook for courses on the Holocaust in universities and adult study groups. It is a complilation of what are now "classic" pieces in the voluminous literature on the Holocaust - pieces by Raul Hilberg, Hannah Arendt, Primo Levi, George Steiner, Richard Rubenstein and Irving Greenberg - all organized around what the editors have found to be the most often asked questions by their students: (1) Is the Holocaust unique? (2) What really happened in the ghettos and death camps? (3) Who knew what was going on? (4) How could people do the things they did? (5) What about God? Governed by the thesis that the Holocaust left fundamental questions, Holocaust: Religious and Philosophical Implications, in addition to being organized around the five themes identified above, addresses the multiple implications of complexities such as resistance during the Holocaust, and Jewish and Christian identity after Auschwitz. --
Category: History

The Northeastern Reporter

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ISBN : UCAL:B3500962
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Includes the decisions of the Supreme Courts of Massachusetts, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, and Court of Appeals of New York; May/July 1891-Mar./Apr. 1936, Appellate Court of Indiana; Dec. 1926/Feb. 1927-Mar./Apr. 1936, Courts of Appeals of Ohio.
Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Environment Planning

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ISBN : NWU:35556037944451
Genre : City Planning
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Category: City Planning

Inquiries Into Values

Author : International Society for Value Inquiry
ISBN : UOM:39015014452836
Genre : Philosophy
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A collection of 55 essays by contemporary philosophers resulting from the inaugural session of The International Society for Value Inquiry. Covering topics such as The Devaluation of Value, The Rationality of Pleasure-Seeking Animals, Goethe's Moral Thinking, The Second Death of Jean-Paul Sartre, The Significance of Human Life after Auschwitz, and What Can You Do with Art? Complete with an appendix giving the history of the American Society for Value Inquiry and two additional appendices.
Category: Philosophy

On The Improvement Of Society By The Diffusion Of Knowledge The Philosophy Of A Future State The Philosophy Of Religion The Christian Philosopher On The Mental Illumination And Moral Improvement Of Mankind V 2 An Essay On The Sin And The Evils Of Covetousness Celestial Scenery The Sideral Heavens And Other Subjects Connected With Astronomy The Practical Astronomer The Solar System The Atmosphere And Atmospherical Phenomena

Author : Thomas Dick
ISBN : UIUC:30112087585185
Genre : Moral education
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Category: Moral education

No More Limits

Author : Happy Caldwell
ISBN : 1577941659
Genre : Quality of life
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Category: Quality of life