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Free To Be Human

Author : David Edwards
ISBN : 1870098889
Genre : Brainwashing
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This is a book about freedom, and above all about the idea that there is often no greater obstacle to freedom than the assumption that it has already been fully attained. While in the West few individuals today suffer physical restraint by the state, we are still constrained by powerful psychological chains, which are in many ways far more effective, if only because they are so difficult to perceive. Influential writers such as Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman have shown that the corporately controlled mass media of Western democracies serve as a giant filter system favouring powerful state and business interests: what we receive as 'objective news' about domestic politics, human rights and environmental issues, is in fact an extremely partial and biased view of the world. Free to be Human shows how the same filter system distorts our understanding of many personal, ethical and spiritual issues, ensuring that we remain passive, conformist, confused and uninformed; and willing to accept the irrational values of corporate consumerism. David Edwards argues that, in order to counter this continual process of disinformation and disempowerment, we need to master the arts of 'intellectual self-defence' and so become able to challenge the deceptions of a system that subordinates people and planet to the drive for profit.
Category: Brainwashing

Be A Free Range Human

Author : Marianne Cantwell
ISBN : 9780749497101
Genre : Business & Economics
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Trapped in a job or business that's "just not you"? Always dreaming of your next vacation or living for the weekend? Marianne Cantwell's straight-talking bestseller will help you break out of that career cage and Be A Free Range Human. It's about much more than just quitting your job and becoming your own boss. It's about life on your terms, working when, where and how you want - so you don't have to fit yourself into someone else's box to make a great income. This second edition won't just inspire you, it will give you unconventional and practical steps to: - Discover what you really want to do with your life (even if no answer has ever fully fit) - Get started in 90 days, with what you have - Create a free range career, tailor-made for you and the life you want (be it travelling the world or hanging out in your favourite café) - Stand out from the crowd and get paid well to be you Be A Free Range Human was one of the first and most popular guides to creating a custom career (without an office or a boss). Updated with new advice on how to make free range work for your personality (you don't need to be a constantly-networking extrovert. have an MBA, or get funding), this smart, energizing guide will help you cut through the noise, see your options in a new way, and get the freedom and fulfilment you crave.
Category: Business & Economics

Freedom

Author : Jeremy Griffith
ISBN : 1741290287
Genre :
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The fastest growing realization everywhere is that humanity can't go on the way it is going. Indeed, the great fear is we're entering endgame where we appear to have lost the race between self-destruction and self-discovery--the race to find the psychologically relieving understanding of our 'good and evil'-afflicted human condition. WELL, ASTONISHING AS IT IS, THIS BOOK BY AUSTRALIAN BIOLOGIST JEREMY GRIFFITH PRESENTS THE 11TH HOUR BREAKTHROUGH BIOLOGICAL EXPLANATION OF THE HUMAN CONDITION NECESSARY FOR THE PSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF OUR SPECIES! The culmination of 40 years of studying and writing about our species' psychosis, FREEDOM delivers nothing less than the holy grail of insight we have needed to free ourselves from the human condition. It is, in short, as Professor Harry Prosen, a former president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, asserts in his Introduction, 'THE BOOK THAT SAVES THE WORLD!'. Griffith has been able to venture right to the bottom of the dark depths of what it is to be human and return with the fully accountable, true explanation of our seemingly imperfect lives. At long last we have the redeeming and thus transforming understanding of human behaviour! And with that explanation found all the other great outstanding scientific mysteries about our existence are now also able to be truthfully explained--of the meaning of our existence, of the origin of our unconditionally selfless moral instincts, and of why we humans became conscious when other animals haven't. Yes, the full story of life on Earth can finally be told--and all of these incredible breakthroughs and insights are presented here in this 'greatest of all books'.
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On The Freedom Of The Human Will

Author : Gustav Ferdinand Bockshammer
ISBN : HARVARD:HNQCAU
Genre : Free will and determinism
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Discourse On Human Freedom

Author : Ben Wood Johnson
ISBN :
Genre : Philosophy
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This book examines the concept of freedom. It discusses the term in its most rudimentary sense. The focus is on the reality human beings face in a contrived domain. The book sketches out the tragedy of survival. It relates the different problems a person might face in his or her quest for survival. It discusses the obstacles the individual might endure in a milieu designed to weaken his or her capacity to survive. The text does not explore multifaceted social issues. It does not linger on complicated philosophical notions. The author refutes major contentions about freedom. He points out the reality that often impedes human freedom. Get a copy today!
Category: Philosophy

Creatures Of Possibility

Author : Ingolf U. Dalferth
ISBN : 9781493405862
Genre : Religion
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A Prominent Theologian Explores What It Means to Be Human Preeminent scholar and theologian Ingolf Dalferth offers mature reflections on what it means to be human, a topic at the forefront of contemporary Christian thought. Dalferth argues that humans should be defined not as deficient beings--who must compensate for the weaknesses of their biological nature by means of technology, morals, media, religion, and culture--but as creatures of possibility. He understands human beings by reference to their capacity to live a truly humane life. Dalferth explores the sheer gratuitousness of God's agency in justifying and sanctifying the human person, defining humans not by what we do or achieve but by God's creative and saving action. In the gospel, we are set free to interact with the world and creation.
Category: Religion

Divine Omniscience And Human Free Will

Author : Ciro De Florio
ISBN : 9783030313005
Genre : Philosophy
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This book deals with an old conundrum: if God knows what we will choose tomorrow, how can we be free to choose otherwise? If all our choices are already written, is our freedom simply an illusion? This book provides a precise analysis of this dilemma using the tools of modern metaphysics and logic of time. With a focus on three intertwined concepts - God’s nature, the formal structure of time, and the metaphysics time, including the relationship between temporal entities and a timeless God - the chapters analyse various solutions to the problem of foreknowledge and freedom, revealing the advantages and drawbacks of each. Building on this analysis, the authors advance constructive solutions, showing under what conditions an entity can be omniscient in the presence of free agents, and whether an eternal entity can know the tensed futures of the world. The metaphysics of time, its topology and the semantics of future tensed sentences are shown to be invaluable topics in dealing with this issue. Combining investigations into the metaphysics of time with the discipline of temporal logic this monograph brings about important advancements in the philosophical understanding of an ancient and fascinating problem. The answer, if any, is hidden in the folds of time, in the elusive nature of this feature of reality and in the infinite branching of our lives.
Category: Philosophy

Managing To Be Human

Author : Brian F. Smyth
ISBN : 9781871305593
Genre : Business & Economics
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Managing To Be Human is a book about how to manage staff and workload within an organisation while retaining your humanity and consideration for others. It is a management book with an ethical stance. The book looks at: Empowering others and inspiring creativityThe potential and transformation of peopleHow having clear goals and vision means that teams are motivated and work effectively How to handle performance reviewsMaking meetings worthwhileDecision makingHow to deal with unsatisfactory performance and behaviour; managing difficult people. In a world where companies and organisations are focussed on the bottom line, Brian Smyth seeks to highlight the human aspect and how a happy worker is a productive worker. About the author A former NASA and General Motors employee, Brian F. Smyth has over twenty years' experience helping organisations in different parts of the world to achieve new levels of performance and success. He is a founder member and director of Maybe International, a consultancy firm that aids organisations to be the best they can be.
Category: Business & Economics

Free

Author : Amnesty International
ISBN : 0763649260
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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An anthology of fourteen stories by young adult authors from around the world, on such themes as asylum, law, education, and faith, compiled in honor of the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

What It Means To Be Human

Author : Michelle J. Bartel
ISBN : 0664501648
Genre : Religion
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The book is a clear treatment, in nontechnical language, of the Christian doctrine of anthropology. It describes human beings as created by God and defined by relationships--with God and others. The Foundations of Christian Faith series enables readers to learn about contemporary theology in ways that are clear, enjoyable, and meaningful. It examines the doctrines of the Christian faith and stimulates readers not only to think more deeply about their faith but also to understand their faith in relationship to contemporary challenges and questions. Individuals and study groups alike will find these guides invaluable in their search for depth and integrity in their Christian faith.
Category: Religion

The Freedom Of The Will As A Basis Of Human Responsibility And A Divine Government

Author : Daniel Denison Whedon
ISBN : NYPL:33433081637492
Genre : Free will and determinism
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"Past First, states the nature of the freedom of the Will as opposed to Volitional Necessity, and as required, in our estimation, by the doctrine of Responsibility. The form of the Argument upon this Issue is this. Through our Part Second, assuming the reality of this Freedom, we show that it is not invalidated by the Necessitarian Argument; and in our Part Third that it is established by its own Affirmative Argument"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
Category: Free will and determinism

Freedom And The Human Person

Author : Richard Velkley
ISBN : 9780813215082
Genre : Philosophy
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The present collection seeks to contribute toward finding that distance by making the tradition of thought more a living reality and not an object of arid analyses. Unlike most collections the present one transcends disciplinary boundaries, as it acknowledges the interconnectedness of philosophical, theological, and political arguments on these themes.
Category: Philosophy

Free

Author : Amnesty International
ISBN : 1406318302
Genre : Freedom
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An anthology of fourteen stories by young adult authors from around the world, on such themes as asylum, law, education, and faith, compiled in honor of the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Category: Freedom

Freedom From Poverty As A Human Right

Author : Thomas Winfried Menko Pogge
ISBN : 0199226318
Genre : Political Science
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Collected here are fifteen essays about the severe poverty that today afflicts billions of human lives. The essays seek to explain why freedom from poverty is a human right and what duties this right creates for the affluent. This volume derives from a UNESCO philosophy program organized in response to the first of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000: 'to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger'.--Publisher's description.
Category: Political Science

To Be Human

Author : Jiddu Krishnamurti
ISBN : 0834825538
Genre : Philosophy
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To Be Human presents Krishnamurti's radical vision of life in a new way. At the heart of this extraordinary collection are passages from the great teacher's talks that amplify and clarify the nature of truth and those obstacles that often prevent us from seeing it. Most of these core teachings have not been available in print until now. Besides presenting the core of Krishnamurti's message, the book alerts the reader to his innovative use of language, the ways in which he would use "old words with new interpretations," then gives practical examples, showing that we can clarify our understanding of life itself—and act on this new understanding. The splendid introduction by David Skitt discusses Krishnamurti's philosophy as a guide to knowledge and experience, the roles knowledge and experience should play in our lives, and the times when it is best to cast them aside and "look and act anew." The book's source notes will aid the inquisitive reader who wishes a deeper understanding of this great teacher's message.
Category: Philosophy

On Human Freedom

Author : John Laird
ISBN : 9781134046621
Genre : Philosophy
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In the author’s opinion there are three primary conceptions of human freedom - non-coercion, autonomy and indeterminism. He presents his thoughts to define, compare, distinguish and correlate these, not merely with regard to the freedom of the human will, but also and more generally with regard to freedom in human life and thought. The discussion is psychological, ethical and theological. Originally published in 1947.
Category: Philosophy

When We Were Free To Be

Author : Lori Rotskoff
ISBN : 9780807837559
Genre : Social Science
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If you grew up in the era of mood rings and lava lamps, you probably remember Free to Be . . . You and Me--the groundbreaking children's record, book, and television special that debuted in 1972. Conceived by actress and producer Marlo Thomas and promoted by Ms. magazine, it captured the spirit of the growing women's movement and inspired girls and boys to challenge stereotypes, value cooperation, and respect diversity. In this lively collection marking the fortieth anniversary of Free to Be . . . You and Me, thirty-two contributors explore the creation and legacy of this popular children's classic. Featuring a prologue by Marlo Thomas, When We Were Free to Be offers an unprecedented insiders' view by the original creators, as well as accounts by activists and educators who changed the landscape of childhood in schools, homes, toy stores, and libraries nationwide. Essays document the rise of non-sexist children's culture during the 1970s and address how Free to Be still speaks to families today. Contributors are Alan Alda, Laura Briggs, Karl Bryant, Becky Friedman, Nancy Gruver, Carol Hall, Carole Hart, Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Joe Kelly, Cheryl Kilodavis, Dionne Kirschner, Francine Klagsbrun, Stephen Lawrence, Laura L. Lovett, Courtney Martin, Karin A. Martin, Tayloe McDonald, Trey McIntyre, Peggy Orenstein, Leslie Paris, Miriam Peskowitz, Deesha Philyaw, Abigail Pogrebin, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Robin Pogrebin, Patrice Quinn, Lori Rotskoff, Deborah Siegel, Jeremy Adam Smith, Barbara Sprung, Gloria Steinem, and Marlo Thomas. Publisher's Note: Late in the production of this book, the text on pages 252 and 253 was accidentally reversed. As a result, one should read page 253 before turning to page 252 and then proceeding on to page 254. The publisher deeply regrets this error.
Category: Social Science

The Free Market And The Human Condition

Author : Lee Trepanier
ISBN : 9780739194751
Genre : Political Science
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Since the Financial Crisis of 2008, there has been and continues to be a debate about the proper role of the free market in the United States and beyond. On one side there are those who defend the free market as a method to provide both wealth and democratic legitimacy; while on the other side are thinkers who reject the orthodoxy of the free market and call for a greater role of government in society to correct its failures. But what is needed in this debate is a return to the vantage point of the human condition to better understand both the free market and our role in it. The Free Market and the Human Condition explores what the human condition can reveal to us about the free market—its strengths, its limits, and its weaknesses—and, in turn, what the free market can illuminate about the essence of the human condition. Because the human condition is multifaceted, this book has adopted an interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon the disciplines of philosophy, theology, archeology, literature, sociology, political science, criminal justice, and education. Since it is impossible for one to know all aspects of the human condition, the book consists of contributors who approach the topic from their respective disciplines, thereby providing an accumulated picture of the free market and the human condition. Although it does not claim to provide a comprehensive account of the human condition as situated in the free market, The Free Market and the Human Condition transcends the current climate of debate about the free market and provides a way forward in our understanding about the role that free market plays in our society.
Category: Political Science

The Biology Of Human Freedom Understanding The Genetic Foundations Of Self Ownership

Author : Hugh A. Thomas
ISBN : 0692205667
Genre : Philosophy
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With the doctrine of unalienable rights failing to halt the expansion of government power over the individual, a new enlightenment is needed that establishes that man is a free and sovereign being. This self-ownership can be found in man's biology. The evidence already exists; it only needs to be expressed. In this fascinating and engaging book, Thomas delves into the biological basis underpinning the drive for self-preservation found in many species of plants and animals. He shows that, not only do plants and animals defend their own lives, they have a genetically based drive for owning, holding, and defending property. The evidence shows that humans share the same drives as thousands of other life forms, and that these drives are deeply imbedded in the structure of DNA. In the quest to be free from war, dictatorship and political pestilence, man has struggled for thousands of years against the intraspecies predators who push him towards calamities that have resulted in the deaths, misery and enslavement of millions. Employing a radically different style of thinking, Thomas embarks on a critical review of many human misconceptions, including the concepts of natural rights, the collective, duty and the alienation of man from nature. He then goes about proposing a rational alternative to these delusional doctrines.
Category: Philosophy

Divine Foreknowledge And Human Freedom

Author : William Lane Craig
ISBN : 9004092501
Genre : Religion
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The ancient problem of fatalism, more particularly theological fatalism, has resurfaced with surprising vigour in the second half of the twentieth century. Two questions predominate in the debate: (1) Is divine foreknowledge compatible with human freedom and (2) How can God foreknow future free acts? Having surveyed the historical background of this debate in "The Problem of Divine Foreknowledge" and "Future Contingents from Aristotle to Suarez" (Brill: 1988), William Lane Craig now attempts to address these issues critically. His wide-ranging discussion brings together a thought- provoking array of related topics such as logical fatalism, multivalent logic, backward causation, precognition, time travel, counterfactual logic, temporal necessity, Newcomb's Problem, middle knowledge, and relativity theory. The present work serves both as a useful survey of the extensive literature on theological fatalism and related fields and as a stimulating assessment of the possibility of divine foreknowledge of future free acts.
Category: Religion