Thoughts Of A Philosophical Fighter Pilot

Author: James B. Stockdale
Editor: Hoover Press
ISBN: 9780817993931
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Thoughts on issues of character, leadership, integrity, personal and public virtue, and ethics, the selections in this volume converge around the central theme of how man can rise with dignity to prevail in the face of adversity--lessons just as valid for the challenges of present-day life as they were for the author's Vietnam experience.

Courage Under Fire

Author: James B. Stockdale
Editor: Hoover Press
ISBN: 0817936939
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When physical disability from combat wounds brought about Jim Stockdale's early retirement from military life, he had the distinction of being the only three-star officer in the history of the navy to wear both aviator wings and the Congressional Medal of Honor. His writings have been many and varied, but all converge on the central theme of how man can rise with dignity to prevail in the face of adversity.

A Vietnam Experience

Author: James B. Stockdale
Editor: Publication Series: No. 315
ISBN: 9780817981525
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A prisoner of war in North Vietnam for over seven years, the author discusses his experiences, the study of military history, leadership, duty, and moral commitment

Archetypes Of Wisdom An Introduction To Philosophy

Author: Douglas J. Soccio
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111784159
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Featuring lucid and conversational prose and a well-chosen, reader-friendly array of succinct excerpts from canonical primary sources, ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, 7E brings philosophy to life for readers. Extremely student focused, this text examines philosophies and philosophers while using numerous pedagogical illustrations, special features, and an inviting, approachable page design that make this oftentimes daunting subject more engaging. The Seventh Edition represents a careful revision, focused on enhancing the book's reader-praised search for wisdom motif. In particular, this edition features new coverage of Lao-Tzu; expanded, chapter-length treatment of Kierkegaard; and an engaging introduction to the complex landscape of philosophy in the twentieth century through material on two archetypal thinkers: Wittgenstein and Heidegger. An unmatched array of teaching and learning resources including an online resource center with dynamic, easy-to-use lecture and class preparation tools make ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, 7E accessible to instructors and learners of all levels. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Issues In Military Ethics

Author: Martin L. Cook
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438446926
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Reflections on, and analysis of, ethical issues facing military service in the United States.

The Weight Of Things

Author: Jean Kazez
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405181559
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The Weight of Things explores the hard questions of ourdaily lives, examining both classic and contemporary accounts ofwhat it means to lead 'the good life'. Looks at the views of philosophers such as Aristotle, theStoics, Mill, Nietzsche, and Sartre as well as contributions fromother traditions, such as Buddhism Incorporates key arguments from contemporary philosophersincluding Peter Singer, Martha Nussbaum, Robert Nozick, JohnFinnis, and Susan Wolf Uses examples from biography, literature, history, movies andmedia, and the news Gives a fresh perspective on the hard questions of our dailylives An engaging read; an excellent book for both students andgeneral readers

The Untold War Inside The Hearts Minds And Souls Of Our Soldiers

Author: Nancy Sherman
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393078078
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"Brilliant . . . a must read for veterans and those who seek to understand them."—Huffington Post The Untold War draws on revealing interviews with servicemen and -women to offer keen psychological and philosophical insights into the experience of being a soldier. Bringing to light the ethical quandaries that soldiers face—torture, the thin line between fighters and civilians, and the anguish of killing even in a just war—Nancy Sherman opens our eyes to the fact that wars are fought internally as well as externally, enabling us to understand the emotional tolls that are so often overlooked.


Author: Alvin Townley
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250037611
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During the Vietnam War, hundreds of American prisoners-of-war faced years of brutal conditions and horrific torture at the hands of North Vietnamese guards and interrogators who ruthlessly plied them for military intelligence and propaganda. Determined to maintain their Code of Conduct, the POWs developed a powerful underground resistance. To quash it, their captors singled out its eleven leaders, Vietnam's own "dirty dozen," and banished them to an isolated jail that would become known as Alcatraz. None would leave its solitary cells and interrogation rooms unscathed; one would never return. As these eleven men suffered in Hanoi, their wives at home launched an extraordinary campaign that would ultimately spark the nationwide POW/MIA movement. The members of these military families banded together and showed the courage to not only endure years of doubt about the fate of their husbands and fathers, but to bravely fight for their safe return. When the survivors of Alcatraz finally came home, one would go on to receive the Medal of Honor, another would become a U.S. Senator, and a third still serves in the U.S. Congress. A powerful story of survival and triumph, Alvin Townley's Defiant will inspire anyone wondering how courage, faith, and brotherhood can endure even in the darkest of situations.

Discourses Fragments Handbook

Author: Epictetus
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191641979
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'About things that are within our power and those that are not.' Epictetus's Discourses have been the most widely read and influential of all writings of Stoic philosophy, from antiquity onwards. They set out the core ethical principles of Stoicism in a form designed to help people put them into practice and to use them as a basis for leading a good human life. Epictetus was a teacher, and a freed slave, whose discourses have a vivid informality, animated by anecdotes and dialogue. Forceful, direct, and challenging, their central message is that the basis of happiness is up to us, and that we all have the capacity, through sustained reflection and hard work, of achieving this goal. They still speak eloquently to modern readers seeking meaning in their own lives. This is the only complete modern translation of the Discourses, together with the Handbook or manual of key themes, and surviving fragments. Robin Hard's accurate and accessible translation is accompanied by Christopher Gill's full introduction and comprehensive notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

At Large And At Small

Author: Anne Fadiman
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429922968
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In At Large and At Small, Anne Fadiman returns to one of her favorite genres, the familiar essay—a beloved and hallowed literary tradition recognized for both its intellectual breadth and its miniaturist focus on everyday experiences. With the combination of humor and erudition that has distinguished her as one of our finest essayists, Fadiman draws us into twelve of her personal obsessions: from her slightly sinister childhood enthusiasm for catching butterflies to her monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from her wistfulness for the days of letter-writing to the challenges and rewards of moving from the city to the country. Many of these essays were composed "under the influence" of the subject at hand. Fadiman ingests a shocking amount of ice cream and divulges her passion for Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip and her brother's homemade Liquid Nitrogen Kahlúa Coffee (recipe included); she sustains a terrific caffeine buzz while recounting Balzac's coffee addiction; and she stays up till dawn to write about being a night owl, examining the rhythms of our circadian clocks and sharing such insomnia cures as her father's nocturnal word games and Lewis Carroll's mathematical puzzles. At Large and At Small is a brilliant and delightful collection of essays that harkens a revival of a long-cherished genre.