Applied Psychology: Driving Power of Thought
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The History of European Conservative Thought by Francesco Giubilei
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Overview: Modern conservatism was born in the crisis of the French Revolution that sought to overturn Christianity, monarchy, tradition, and a trust in experience rather than reason. In the name of reason and progress, the French Revolution led to the guillotine, the dictatorship of Napoleon Bonaparte, and a decade of continental war.
Today Western Civilization is again in crisis, with an ever-widening progressive campaign against religion, tradition, and ordered liberty; Francesco Giubilei’s cogent reassessment of some of conservatism’s greatest thinkers could not be timelier.
Within these pages, English-speaking readers will come across some familiar names: Burke, Disraeli, Chesterton, and Scruton. Americans get their own chapter too, including penetrating examinations of John Adams, Richard Weaver, Henry Regnery, Robert Nisbet, Russell Kirk, William F. Buckley Jr., and Barry Goldwater. But perhaps most interesting is Giubilei’s coverage of the continental European tradition-largely Catholic, monarchical, traditionalist, and anti-Jacobin, anti-Communist, and anti-Fascist.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Medieval Thought (History of Western Philosophy #2) by David Luscombe
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Overview: The Middle Ages span a period of well over a millennium: from the emperor Constantine’s Christian conversion in 312 to the early sixteenth century. During this time there was remarkable continuity of thought, but there were also many changes made in different philosophies: various breaks, revivals, and rediscoveries. David Luscombe’s history of Medieval Thought steers a clear path through this long period, beginning with the three greatest influences on medieval philosophy: Augustine, Boethius, and Pseudo-Denis, and focusing on Alcuin, Abelard, Anselm, Aquinas, Ockham, Duns Scotus, and Eckhart amongst others in the twelfth to fifteenth centuries. Medieval philosophy is widely regarded as having a theological and religious orientation, but more recently attention has been given to the early study of logic, language, and the philosophy of science. This history therefore gives a fascinating insight into medieval views on aspects such as astronomy, materialism, perception, and the nature of the soul, as well as of God.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
The Music and Thought of Michael Tippett: Modern Times and Metaphysics by David Clarke
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Overview: This multi-faceted study looks in detail at the music and thought of Michael Tippett. David Clarke shows how Tippett has roots in the nineteenth century and also reveals his connections with larger developments in Western cultural thinking. The book is made distinctive by its strong interdisciplinary element. It relates observations on the music to ideas in literature, philosophy and literary theory and addresses issues concerned with modernity and postmodernity. Tippett’s homosexuality is also considered as a factor in his makeup as a composer.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
Fundamentals Of Rumis Thought: A Mevlevi Sufi Perspective by Sefik Can
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Overview: This work attempts to present Rumi to the English-speaking world and to shed light on his life as seen from within the Islamic mystical tradition. The knowledge presented in this work comes from Sefik Can, a great expert of Rumi and who used to be the highest authority, Sertariq, of the Mevlevi Sufi order in Turkey until he passed away on January 24, 2005. Two aspects of this work make it unique. The first is that the book was originally authored by a man who is ninety five years old and who has dedicated his entire life to the teachings of Rumu. Such a Mevlevi’s view of Rumi makes this work greatly valuable. The second important contribution to the book is the foreword, which was translated by from the original turkish, written by M. Fethullah Gulen, a prominent Muslim thinker and interfaith activist of Turkey.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age 1798 -1939 by Albert Hourani
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Overview: Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age 1798-1939 is the most comprehensive study of the modernizing trend of political and social thought in the Arab Middle East. Albert Hourani studies the way in which ideas about politics and society changed during the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries, in response to the expanding influence of Europe. His main attention is given to the movement of ideas in Egypt and Lebanon. He shows how two streams of thought, the one aiming to restate the social principles of Islam, and the other to justify the separation of religion from politics, flowed into each other to create the Egyptian and Arab nationalisms of the present century. The last chapter of the book surveys the main tendencies of thought in the post-war years. Since its publication in 1962, this book has been regarded as a modern classic of interpretation. It was reissued by the Cambridge University Press in 1983 and has subsequently sold over 8000 copies.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough"
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Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth Century America [Audiobook]
Mo Yan Thought: Six Critiques of Hallucinatory Realism (Literary and Cultural Theory) by way of Jerry Xie
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Overview: This guide analyzes Mo Yan’s writings in addition to different scholarly interpretations of his writings. When Mo Yan from China was once awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the time period «hallucinatory realism» was once invented to explain his storytelling as a «merging» of folks stories, historical past, and the recent. The creator stakes out a Marxist solution to theorizing the category ideology that underwrites what Mo Yan says he «is aware of» of the «nebulous terrain» the place one supposedly reviews moments of «transcending» or going «past» magnificence and politics in literary sensibility.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Only a Thought Away: Keeping in Touch With Your Loved Ones in Spirit by means of Patrick Mathews
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Every day, your family members in spirit are with you, serving to and guiding you within the miraculous ways in which best spirits can. This wonderful e book teaches you the best way to make robust connections with them and discover the sophisticated and not-so-subtle indicators they ship you.
Bestselling writer Patrick Mathews proves that in spite of seeming to this point away, your deceased family members are a lot nearer than you assume. Sharing tales and reviews he is won as a medium, Patrick explains that there are other obstacles between you and the ones in spirit, however that may not forestall you from proceeding your courting with them. You’ll additionally achieve a deeper working out of the way the grieving procedure works and in finding solutions to the most typical questions in regards to the afterlife. Only a Thought Away makes it transparent that you just, identical to Patrick, are in contact with Heaven.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General