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Seneca Six Pack 2: Six More Essential Texts

“We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca. Seneca Six Pack 2 presents six more primary and secondary texts for students of Stoicism and fans of Lucius Annaeus Seneca. There are three Seneca originals, a study of Seneca’s poetry, a biographical essay by Elbert Hubbard and a look at the parallels between Seneca and...
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Meditation: Meditation For Beginners How To Relieve Stress, Anxiety And Depression, Find Inner Peace And Happiness (Mindfulness, Yoga, Meditation Techniques, … depression, Happiness Book 1)

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THE TÂO TEH KING (TAO TE CHING – Wisehouse Classics Edition)

The TÂO TEH KING, Tao Te Ching, Daodejing, Dao De Jing, or Daode jing (simplified Chinese: 道德经; traditional Chinese: 道德經; pinyin: Dàodéjīng), also simply referred to as the Laozi (Chinese: 老子; pinyin: Lǎozǐ), is a Chinese classic text. According to tradition, it was written around 6th century BC by the sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu,...
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Self-Mastery: Actualize Your Potential and Enjoy a Fulfilling Life

In the prior book, Say Goodbye to Low Self-Confidence and Failure, author PN Murrayrevealed the hidden dangers of lacking high self-esteem and fortitude. In this latest book, Self-Mastery: Actualize Your Potential and Enjoy a Fulfilling Life, sheshows you how to command the confidence that one needs to bring about a more rewardinglifestyle. Self-Mastery teaches you...
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Everything Flows: Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. Everything Flows explores the metaphysical thesis that the living world is not made up of...
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Thomistic Principles and Bioethics (Routledge Annals of Bioethics)

Alongside a revival of interest in Thomism in philosophy, scholars have realised its relevance when addressing certain contemporary issues in bioethics. This book offers a rigorous interpretation of Aquinas’s metaphysics and ethical thought, and highlights its significance to questions in bioethics. Jason T. Eberl applies Aquinas’s views on the seminal topics of human nature and...
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Self, God and Immortality: A Jamesian Investigation (American Philosophy Book 12)

Can we who have been touched by the scientific, intellectual, and experimental revolutions of modern and contemporary times still believe with and degree of coherence and consistency that we as individual persons are immortal. Indeed, is there even good cause to hope that we are? In examining the present relationship of reason to faith, can...
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The Art of Peace: Reflections on Recovery

For over a century, Sun Tzu’s writings in The Art of War have been studied by millions of people from business leaders to military strategists. It occurred to me that Sun Tzu’s writings not only provide guidance in warfare strategies, but also for individuals who are battling their own personal demons and desire greater peace. ...
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The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Baroque philosopher Balthasar Gracian’s The Art of Worldly Wisdom consists of three hundred maxims spanning a wide range of topics relating to all aspects of life and human behavior. Gracian was a Spanish Jesuit Priest whose sermons and writings were disapproved of by his superiors. Admired by Schopenhauer and Nietzsche for the depth and subtlety...
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mortality and its Timings: When is Death? (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This volume provides a series of illuminating perspectives on the timings of death, through in-depth studies of Shakespearean tragedy, criminal execution, embalming practices, fears of premature burial, rumours of Adolf Hitler’s survival, and the legal concept of brain death. In doing so, it explores a...
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The Challenge of Chance: A Multidisciplinary Approach from Science and the Humanities (The Frontiers Collection)

This book presents a multidisciplinary perspective on chance, with contributions from distinguished researchers in the areas of biology, cognitive neuroscience, economics, genetics, general history, law, linguistics, logic, mathematical physics, statistics, theology and philosophy. The individual chapters are bound together by a general introduction followed by an opening chapter that surveys 2500 years of linguistic, philosophical,...
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Physical (A)Causality: Determinism, Randomness and Uncaused Events (Fundamental Theories of Physics)

This open access book addresses the physical phenomenon of events that seem to occur spontaneously and without any known cause. These are to be contrasted with events that happen in a (pre-)determined, predictable, lawful, and causal way. All our knowledge is based on self-reflexive theorizing, as well as on operational means of empirical perception. Some...
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Causation and Laws of Nature (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy)

This is the first English translation of Causalite´ et Lois de La Nature, and is an important contribution to the theory of causation. Max Kistler reconstructs a unified concept of causation that is general enough to adequately deal with both elementary physical processes, and the macroscopic level of phenomena we encounter in everyday life. This...
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Dignity in the 21st Century: Middle East and West (SpringerBriefs in Philosophy)

This book is open access under a CC BY license. This book offers a unique and insightful analysis of Western and Middle Eastern concepts of dignity and illustrates them with examples of everyday life. Dignity in the 21st Century – Middle East and West is unique and insightful for a range of reasons. First, the...
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Kristeva and the Political (Thinking the Political)

Julia Kristeva is one of the most influential French thinkers of the twentieth century and is best known for her work in linguistics. Even though her work has been very influential, the political implications of her writings have so far been neglected. Kristeva and the Political is the first book to explore the relation of...
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Consciousness and Moral Status (Routledge Focus on Philosophy)

It seems obvious that phenomenally conscious experience is something of great value, and that this value maps onto a range of important ethical issues. For example, claims about the value of life for those in Permanent Vegetative State (PVS); debates about treatment and study of disorders of consciousness; controversies about end-of-life care for those with...
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Public Health Ethics: Cases Spanning the Globe (Public Health Ethics Analysis)

This Open Access book highlights the ethical issues and dilemmas that arise in the practice of public health. It is also a tool to support instruction, debate, and dialogue regarding public health ethics. Although the practice of public health has always included consideration of ethical issues, the field of public health ethics as a discipline...
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Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead (American Philosophy Book 14)

In Process and Reality and other works, Alfred North Whitehead struggled to come to terms with the impact the new science of quantum mechanics would have on metaphysics. This ambitious book is the first extended analysis of the intricate relationships between relativity theory, quantum mechanics, and Whitehead’s cosmology. Michael Epperson illuminates the intersection of science...
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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (Chiron Academic Press – The Original Authoritative Edition)

THE TRACTATUS LOGICO-PHILOSOPHICUS is the only book-length philosophical work published by the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein in his lifetime. The project had a broad aim – to identify the relationship between language and reality and to define the limits of science – and is recognized as a significant philosophical work of the twentieth century. Wittgenstein...
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Research Assessment in the Humanities: Towards Criteria and Procedures

This book analyses and discusses the recent developments for assessing research quality in the humanities and related fields in the social sciences. Research assessments in the humanities are highly controversial and the evaluation of humanities research is delicate. While citation-based research performance indicators are widely used in the natural and life sciences, quantitative measures for...
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God and Humans in Islamic Thought: Abd Al-Jabbar, Ibn Sina and Al-Ghazali (Culture and Civilization in the Middle East)

Winner of The Iranian World Prize for the Book of the Year 2007 in the Philosophy and Mysticism category. This new and original text provides a timely re-examination of Islamic thought, presenting a stark contrast to the more usual conservative view. The explanation of the relationship between God and humans, as portrayed in Islam, is...
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Towards the Ethics of a Green Future (Open Access): The Theory and Practice of Human Rights for Future People (Routledge Studies in Sustainability)

What are our obligations towards future generations who stand to be harmed by the impact of today’s environmental crises? This book explores ecological sustainability as a human rights issue and examines what our long-term responsibilities might be. This interdisciplinary collection of chapters provides a basis for understanding the debates on the provision of sustainability for...