The Undivided Self

Autore: Theodore Dimon
Editore: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781556432941
Grandezza: 18,67 MB
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Outlining the basic principles of the Alexander Technique--the objective of which is to gain conscious control over one's actions--The Undivided Self challenges the concept that mind and body are interacting systems. Once we become aware of damaging patterns, we can learn to break these habits and establish a new, beneficial approach to health that will help control and prevent anxiety, pain, and distress.

The Undivided Self

Autore: Earl D. Wilson
Editore: IVP Books
ISBN: 9780877848424
Grandezza: 25,41 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4137

Divine Life And Missionary Witness Ed By Dr Mahan

Autore: Asa Mahan
Grandezza: 37,16 MB
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Vista: 8078

Schutz S Theory Of Relevance A Phenomenological Critique

Autore: R.R. Cox
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400996950
Grandezza: 80,78 MB
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Vista: 8876

The following is neither exclusively the study of a philosopher nor a problem, and yet is both as well. Alfred Schutz is now recogniz ed to have been a profoundly insightful philosopher who explor ed the nature of social reality and the social sciences. His works are exercising a great influence in a wide range of problems and disciplines, the latter including the social sciences themselves. All of this is testimony to the sagacity and penetrating character of his analyses as well as the fruitfulness and soundness of his con cepts. Philosophy proceeds, however, by not merely accepting the work of great philosophers, but by engaging them in critical philosophic dialogue. It is time for this interchange to begin with respect to Schutz's work. To some extent, then, this work is di rected to that task. It does not undertake a systematic treat ment of the whole of Schutz's philosophy, for much more work in many aspects of his thought is yet to be done before such a pro ject can reasonably be undertaken. Yet, the issue of concern in this study is, I now believe, the philosophic center of the whole of Schutz's work.

Human Predicaments

Autore: John Kekes
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022635945X
Grandezza: 55,65 MB
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Vista: 4761

The Ideal of Reflection -- Reflection, Innocence, and Ideal Theories -- Toward Deeper Understanding -- Notes -- Bibliography

Religion And Humor As Emancipating Provinces Of Meaning

Autore: Michael Barber
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 3319621904
Grandezza: 65,20 MB
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​This book illustrates how non-pragmatic finite provinces of meaning emancipate one from pragmatic everyday pressures. Barber portrays everyday life originally, as including the interplay between intrinsic and imposed relevances, the unavoidable pursuit of pragmatic mastery, and the resulting tensions non-pragmatic provinces can relieve. But individuals and groups also inevitably resort to meta-level strategies of hyper-mastery to protect set ways of satisfying lower-level relevances—strategies that easily augment individual anxiety and social pathologies. After creatively interpreting the Schutzian dialectic between the world of working and non-pragmatic provinces, Barber describes the experience of reality in the finite provinces of religion and humor. Schutz, who only mentioned these provinces, laid out the six features of the cognitive style that characterize any finite province of meaning. This book is the first to follow up on these suggestions and depict two new finite provinces of meaning beyond those in “On Multiple Realities.” While entrance into these provinces reduces everyday life tensions, it does not suffice since pragmatic relevances infiltrate the provinces, as when one uses humor to belittle competing cultural groups or one deploys religion only as an instrument to ensure crop productivity. Instead, liberation from anxieties and pathologies is brought to completion when the ego agens, the 0-point of all its coordinates, discovers its value in relation to the transcendent, even if it fails to realize its pragmatic purposes, or when one becomes comical to oneself through the eyes of another different from oneself. This book, aimed at advanced undergraduate, graduate, or scholarly audiences, presents stimulating analyses of the religious “appresentative mindset” or of the healing potential of interracial humor. Drawing heavily on interdisciplinary resources, the book also illustrates the relevance of phenomenological methods and concepts for concrete human experience. Barber offers a fresh understanding of pragmatic everyday life, original descriptions of the religious and humorous provinces of meaning, and a picture of how the overarching intentional stances of meaning-provinces, along with exposure to another perspective, can diminish the pressures everyday life engenders.

Doubt And The Demands Of Democratic Citizenship

Autore: David R. Hiley
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139459075
Grandezza: 32,36 MB
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The triumph of democracy has been heralded as one of the greatest achievements of the twentieth century, yet it seems to be in a relatively fragile condition in the United States, if one is to judge by the proliferation of editorials, essays, and books that focus on politics and distrust of government. Doubt and the Demands of Democratic Citizenship explores the reasons for public discontent and proposes an account of democratic citizenship appropriate for a robust democracy. David Hiley argues that citizenship is more than participating in the electoral process. It requires a capacity to participate in the deliberative process with other citizens who might disagree, a capacity that combines deep convictions with a willingness to subject those convictions. Hiley develops his argument by examining the connection between doubt and democracy generally, as well as through case studies of Socrates, Montaigne, and Rousseau, interpreting them in light of contemporary issues.

The Courage To Teach Guide For Reflection And Renewal

Autore: Parker J. Palmer
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787996874
Grandezza: 16,12 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8021

This guide is a welcome resource for those who wish to extend their exploration beyond just reading "The Courage to Teach," individually or within a study group. Includes a DVD featuring an interview with Parker Palmer discussing the crisis in education, the heart of a teacher, ways of knowing, and more.

A Vakrag T The Song Of The Self Supreme

Autore: Radhakamal Mukerjee
Editore: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120813670
Grandezza: 79,65 MB
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Vista: 4438

Astavakragita is a unique text among the world's contemplative classics dealing systematically with the mystical experiences of the Self on its way to transcendence, peace and bliss. There are few ancient treatises in East or West which evince such profound and lively concern with the Supreme Self as the ultimate reality, embo-died in mystical insight and experience, and written with such spiritual imagination and poetic fervour. This book presents in twenty chapters the substance of Astavakra's teaching in respect to the Cosmic Self in the form of his dialogue with Janaka, the seer-king of Videha. The teaching is based on the Upanisadic creed of absolute monism (advaitavada) that identifies the Self with the nondual Ultimate Reality. But the contribution of Astavakra is also immense, for he has introduced the element of emotional experience or the mystical feeling as the means for realizing the non-dual nature of the Self. Written in a lucid style and dealing systematically with the subject matter, the book holds a unique position among the contemplative classics of the world.

Literature And The Relational Self

Autore: Barbara Ann Schapiro
Editore: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814739504
Grandezza: 55,49 MB
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"Literature and the Relational Self is a tribute to the rich complexity of human nature—as poets, novelists, and relational models of contemporary psychoanalysis mutually attest." —Psychoanalytic Psychologist While psychoanalytic relational perspectives have had a major impact on the clinical world, their value for the field of literary study has yet to be fully recognized. This important book offers a broad overview of relational concepts and theories, and it examines their implications for understanding literary and aesthetic experience as it reviews feminist applications of relational-model theories, and considers D. W. Winnicott's influential ideas about creativity and symbolic play. The eight incisive essays in this volume apply these concepts to a close reading of various nineteenth and twentieth-century literary texts: an essay on Wordsworth, for instance, explores the poet's writing on the imagination in light of Winnicott's ideas about transitional phenomena, while an essay on Woolf and Lawrence compares identity issues in their work from the perspective of feminist object relations theories. The cultural influences that have led to the development of the relational paradigm in the sciences at this particular historical moment have also affected contemporary art and literature. Essays on John Updike, Toni Morrison, Ann Beattie, and Alice Hoffman examine self-other relational dynamics in their texts that reflect larger cultural patterns characteristic of our time. The author reviews feminist applications of relational-model theories and applies these models to works by William Wordsworth, Virginia Woolf, John Updike, Toni Morrison, and others.

The Undivided Galaxy

Autore: Eric Ramesh
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595392784
Grandezza: 21,96 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 572

Thousands of years in the future, Humans have survived interstellar wars, genocide, and their own shortcomings to rise to dominance as the most advanced form of life in the galaxy. They are proud. They are respected. Yet they are still divided. And there is an old matter how strong you are, you'll eventually run into someone stronger. Now the Humans face an extragalactic threat on a scale they are not prepared to deal with. They must race against time to unite the Milky Way galaxy and to elevate the younger, less advanced species that inhabit it before the oncoming storm annihilates them all. Eric Ramesh is an author, filmmaker, screenwriter and amateur astronomer. He has written nine feature length and two television length scripts. He has studied physics for eight years and astronomy for two years.

The Imperial Self

Autore: Quentin Anderson
Grandezza: 49,25 MB
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Vista: 9846

Self And Other

Autore: Dan Zahavi
Editore: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191034797
Grandezza: 62,63 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 2715

Can you be a self on your own or only together with others? Is selfhood a built-in feature of experience or rather socially constructed? How do we at all come to understand others? Does empathy amount to and allow for a distinct experiential acquaintance with others, and if so, what does that tell us about the nature of selfhood and social cognition? Does a strong emphasis on the first-personal character of consciousness prohibit a satisfactory account of intersubjectivity or is the former rather a necessary requirement for the latter? Engaging with debates and findings in classical phenomenology, in philosophy of mind and in various empirical disciplines, Dan Zahavi's new book Self and Other offers answers to these questions. Discussing such diverse topics as self-consciousness, phenomenal externalism, mindless coping, mirror self-recognition, autism, theory of mind, embodied simulation, joint attention, shame, time-consciousness, embodiment, narrativity, self-disorders, expressivity and Buddhist no-self accounts, Zahavi argues that any theory of consciousness that wishes to take the subjective dimension of our experiential life serious must endorse a minimalist notion of self. At the same time, however, he also contends that an adequate account of the self has to recognize its multifaceted character, and that various complementary accounts must be integrated, if we are to do justice to its complexity. Thus, while arguing that the most fundamental level of selfhood is not socially constructed and not constitutively dependent upon others, Zahavi also acknowledges that there are dimensions of the self and types of self-experience that are other-mediated. The final part of the book exemplifies this claim through a close analysis of shame.

The Masks Of Orpheus

Autore: Wilfrid Mellers
Editore: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719024566
Grandezza: 42,82 MB
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Vista: 9701

A Manual Of Hindu Law

Autore: Standish Grove Grady
Editore: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1557426880
Grandezza: 45,30 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1018

"A Manual of Hindu Law" was designed for the use of students and practitioners. At the time of its original publication, it was the definitive English-language work on the subject. This facsimile reprints the complete text of the 1871 edition, which provides invaluable insights into the customs, laws, and practices of the period.

The Self Aware Universe

Autore: Amit Goswami
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440674273
Grandezza: 22,92 MB
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Vista: 9812

Consciousness, not matter, is the ground of all existence, declares University of Oregon physicist Goswami, echoing the mystic sages of his native India. He holds that the universe is self-aware, and that consciousness creates the physical world.

The Activist Wpa

Autore: Linda Adler-Kassner
Grandezza: 23,25 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8609

Study of univ writing programs.

The Adventure Of Self Discovery

Autore: Stanislav Grof
Editore: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780887065415
Grandezza: 35,71 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 898

Here Grof presents a useful model of the psyche—a model extended by his thirty years of studying non-ordinary states of consciousness. It is useful for understanding such phenomena as shamanism, mysticism, psychedelic states, spontaneous visionary experiences, and psychotic episodes. The model is also useful in explaining the dynamics of experiential psychotherapies and a variety of sociopolitical manifestations such as war and revolution. This book might have been entitled Beyond Drugs. The second part describes the principles and process of the non-pharmacological technique developed by the author and his wife, Christina, for self-exploration and for psychotherapy. Grof explores in detail the components of this technique. He describes its method, its effective mechanisms, as well as its goals and potential. Its practice is simple, since it utilizes the natural healing capacity of the psyche.


Autore: Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.
Editore: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834825457
Grandezza: 59,90 MB
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Tantra—often associated with Kundalini Yoga—is a fundamental dimension of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of "divine power" (shakti) as a path to infinite bliss. Tantra has been widely misunderstood in the West, however, where its practices are often confused with eroticism and licentious morality. Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy dispels many common misconceptions, providing an accessible introduction to the history, philosophy, and practice of this extraordinary spiritual tradition. The Tantric teachings are geared toward the attainment of enlightenment as well as spiritual power and are present not only in Hinduism but also Jainism and Vajrayana Buddhism. In this book, Georg Feuerstein offers readers a clear understanding of authentic Tantra, as well as appropriate guidance for spiritual practice and the attainment of higher consciousness.