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The American Transcendentalists

Author : Lawrence Buell
ISBN : 9780812975093
Genre : Literary Collections
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An accessible anthology of important writings by members of the American Transcendentalist movement features works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Peabody, Bronson Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and other notable writers of the period. Original. 12,000 first printing.
Category: Literary Collections

Supporting Vulnerable Children In The Early Years

Author : Pat Beckley
ISBN : 9781784505158
Genre : Social Science
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Exploring specific experiences, circumstances and events that can put children at risk, this book provides practical guidance for early years practitioners working with vulnerable children. It covers supporting children who are abused and neglected, those with special educational needs, children from ethnic minorities, those with emotional or health difficulties, children affected by poverty and children in care. Each chapter draws on current research and theories to set out clear advice and strategies for supporting the wellbeing and development of vulnerable children, including working in partnership with parents, carers and communities.
Category: Social Science

What We Re Fighting For Now Is Each Other

Author : Wen Stephenson
ISBN : 9780807078044
Genre : Climatic changes
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An urgent, on-the-ground look at some of the "new American radicals" who have laid everything on the line to build a stronger climate justice movement The science is clear: catastrophic climate change, by any humane definition, is upon us. At the same time, the fossil-fuel industry has doubled down, economically and politically, on business as usual. We face an unprecedented situation--a radical situation. As an individual of conscience, how will you respond? In 2010, journalist Wen Stephenson woke up to the true scale and urgency of the catastrophe bearing down on humanity, starting with the poorest and most vulnerable everywhere, and confronted what he calls "the spiritual crisis at the heart of the climate crisis." Inspired by others who refused to retreat into various forms of denial and fatalism, he walked away from his career in mainstream media and became an activist, joining those working to build a transformative movement for climate justice in America. In What We're Fighting for Now Is Each Other, Stephenson tells his own story and offers an up-close, on-the-ground look at some of the remarkable and courageous people--those he calls "new American radicals"--who have laid everything on the line to build and inspire this fast-growing movement: old-school environmentalists and young climate-justice organizers, frontline community leaders and Texas tar-sands blockaders, Quakers and college students, evangelicals and Occupiers. Most important, Stephenson pushes beyond easy labels to understand who these people really are, what drives them, and what they're ultimately fighting for. He argues that the movement is less like environmentalism as we know it and more like the great human-rights and social-justice struggles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from abolitionism to civil rights. It's a movement for human solidarity. This is a fiercely urgent and profoundly spiritual journey into the climate-justice movement at a critical moment--in search of what climate justice, at this late hour, might yet mean.
Category: Climatic changes

Character And Environment

Author : Ronald L. Sandler
ISBN : 9780231511865
Genre : Philosophy
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Virtue ethics is now widely recognized as an alternative to Kantian and consequentialist ethical theories. However, moral philosophers have been slow to bring virtue ethics to bear on topics in applied ethics. Moreover, environmental virtue ethics is an underdeveloped area of environmental ethics. Although environmental ethicists often employ virtue-oriented evaluation (such as respect, care, and love for nature) and appeal to role models (such as Henry Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, and Rachel Carson) for guidance, environmental ethics has not been well informed by contemporary work on virtue ethics. With Character and Environment, Ronald Sandler remedies each of these deficiencies by bringing together contemporary work on virtue ethics with contemporary work on environmental ethics. He demonstrates the many ways that any ethic of character can and should be informed by environmental considerations. He also develops a pluralistic virtue-oriented environmental ethic that accommodates the richness and complexity of our relationship with the natural environment and provides effective and nuanced guidance on environmental issues. These projects have implications not only for environmental ethics and virtue ethics but also for moral philosophy more broadly. Ethical theories must be assessed on their theoretical and practical adequacy with respect to all aspects of the human ethical situation: personal, interpersonal, and environmental. To the extent that virtue-oriented ethical theory in general, and Sandler's version of it in particular, provides a superior environmental ethic to other ethical theories, it is to be preferred not just as an environmental ethic but also as an ethical theory. Character and Environment will engage any reader with an interest in environmental ethics, virtue ethics, or moral philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

You Can Save The Earth

Author : Andrew Flach
ISBN : 1578262801
Genre : House & Home
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Offering a fresh, philosophical approach to "going green," a simple and practical guide helps readers understand the need for a healthy environment and provides important motivation to shift one's perspective to act responsibly, with simple ways for each individual to take action for Earth's benefit. 10,000 first printing.
Category: House & Home

Spirits Of The Cold War

Author : Ned O'Gorman
ISBN : UCSD:31822038110474
Genre : History
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In spring of 1953, newly elected President Eisenhower sat down with his staff to discuss the state of American strategy in the cold war. America, he insisted, needed a new approach to an urgent situation. From this meeting emerged Eisenhower’s teams of “bright young fellows,” charged with developing competing policies, each of which would come to shape global politics. In Spirits of the Cold War, Ned O’Gorman argues that the early Cold War was a crucible not only for contesting political strategies, but also for competing conceptions of America and its place in the world. Drawing on extensive archival research and wide reading in intellectual and rhetorical histories, this comprehensive account shows cold warriors debating “worldviews” in addition to more strictly instrumental tactical aims. Spirits of the Cold War is a rigorous scholarly account of the strategic debate of the early Cold War—a cultural diagnostic of American security discourse and an examination of its origins.
Category: History

The American Mystery

Author : Tony Tanner
ISBN : 0521783747
Genre : Literary Collections
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A collection of essays by the late Tony Tanner on a wide range of key American authors.
Category: Literary Collections

Pragmatism And Classical American Philosophy

Author : John J. Stuhr
ISBN : 0195118308
Genre : Philosophy
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A comprehensive account of pragmatism and classical American philosophy. This book presents writings of the major philosophers of this tradition: Charles S. Peirce, William James, Josiah Royce, George Santayana, John Dewey and George Herbert Mead.
Category: Philosophy

True Success

Author : Tom Morris
ISBN : 0425146154
Genre : Business & Economics
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With insight, humor, and down-to-earth parables, a dynamic Notre Dame professor distills the wisdom of the ages into seven core requirements for sustainable personal success.
Category: Business & Economics