Life Is A Verb

Author: Patti Digh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762785101
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Life Is A Verb from the Author: Patti Digh. In October 2003, Patti Digh's stepfather was diagnosed with lung cancer. He died 37 days later. The timeframe made an impression on her. What emerged was a commitment to ask herself every morning: What would I be doing today if I had only 37 days left to live? The answers changed her life and led to this new kind of book. Part meditation, part how-to guide, part memoir, Life is a Verb is all heart. Within these pages—enhanced by original artwork and wide, inviting margins ready to be written in—Digh identifies six core practices to jump-start a meaningful life: Say Yes, Trust Yourself, Slow Down, Be Generous, Speak Up, and Love More. Within this framework she supplies 37 edgy, funny, and literary life stories, each followed by a “do it now” 10-minute exercise as well as a practice to try for 37 days—and perhaps the rest of your life.

Verbs Bones And Brains

Author: AgustĂ­n Fuentes
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
ISBN: 0268101175
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Verbs Bones And Brains from the Author: AgustĂ­n Fuentes. The last few decades have seen an unprecedented surge of empirical and philosophical research into the evolutionary history of Homo sapiens, the origins of the mind/brain, and human culture. This research and its popular interpretations have sparked heated debates about the nature of human beings and how knowledge about humans from the sciences and humanities should be properly understood. The goal of Verbs, Bones, and Brains: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Nature is to engage these themes and present current debates, discussions, and discourse for a range of readers. The contributors bring the discussion to life with key experts outlining major concepts paired with cross-disciplinary commentaries in order to create a novel approach to thinking about, and with, human natures. The intent of the contributors to this volume is not to enter into or adjudicate complex philosophical issues of an epistemological or metaphysical nature. Instead, their common concern is to set aside the rigid distinctions between biology and culture that have made such discussions problematic. First, informing their approach is an acknowledgment of the widespread disagreement about such basic metaphysical and epistemological questions as the existence of God, the nature of scientific knowledge, and the existence of essences, among other topics. Second, they try to identify and explicate the assumptions that enter into their conceptualizations of human nature. Throughout, they emphasize the importance of seeking a convergence in our views on human nature, despite metaphysical disagreements. They caution that if convergence eludes us and a common ground cannot be found, this is itself a relevant result: it would reveal to us how deeply our questions about ourselves are connected to our basic metaphysical assumptions. Instead, their focus is on how the interdisciplinary and possibly transdisciplinary conversation can be enhanced in order to identify and develop a common ground on what constitutes human nature.

Creative Is A Verb

Author: Patti Digh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762768711
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Creative Is A Verb from the Author: Patti Digh. A guidebook for all who call themselves artists and those who need permission to re-insert creativity into their lives.

Prophecy And Teaching

Author: Karl William Weyde
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110811782
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Prophecy And Teaching from the Author: Karl William Weyde. Der Autor analysiert sechs Textabschnitte aus dem Maleachibuch, die Überschrift (Mal 1,1) und die Zusätze (Mal 3, 22‑24). Der schöpferische Umgang mit Traditionen wird ebenso aufgezeigt wie die Auslegungstechnik des Propheten. Es werden Verbindungslinien zwischen Maleachi und Rechtstexten (Leviticus, Deuteronomium), frühen Prophetensprüchen, den Büchern der Chronik und der Weisheitsliteratur aufgezeigt.

Rights Restitution And Risk

Author: Judith Jarvis Thomson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674769816
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Rights Restitution And Risk from the Author: Judith Jarvis Thomson. Moral theory should be simple: the moral theorist attends to ordinary human action to explain what makes some acts right and others wrong, and we need no microscope to observe a human act. Yet no moral theory that is simple captures all of the morally relevant facts. In a set of vivid examples, stories, and cases Judith Thomson shows just how wide an array of moral considerations bears on all but the simplest of problems. She is a philosophical analyst of the highest caliber who can tease a multitude of implications out of the story of a mere bit of eavesdropping. She is also a master teller of tales which have a philosophical bite. Beyond these pleasures, however, she brings new depth of understanding to some of the most pressing moral issues of the moment, notably abortion. Thomson's essays determinedly confront the most difficult questions: What is it to have a moral right to life, or any other right? What is the relation between the infringement of such rights and restitution? How is rights theory to deal with the imposition of risk?