Practices Of Wonder

Author: Sophia Vasalou
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0227173953
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Practices Of Wonder from the Author: Sophia Vasalou. Wonder has been claimed as the beginning of philosophy by both Plato and Aristotle. Although an apparently similar claim, theessays in this collection represent a closer inspection of the difference in both location and content that define these two eminentthinkers' kinds of wonder. While Aristotle's understanding was outward-looking, directed to natural phenomena, and positioned at the beginning of inquiry with the assumption that explanation should purge it, Plato's before him was inward-looking, toward conceptual phenomena, and positioned not only at the beginning of inquiry but also as its pursuedend.Such different understandings are ones that have continued to be elaborated and developed throughout the history ofphilosophical conversation and so on to affect our feelings, understanding of and reactions to wonder.

Wonder In Contemporary Artistic Practice

Author: Christian Mieves
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317517938
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Wonder In Contemporary Artistic Practice from the Author: Christian Mieves. Wonder has an established link to the history and philosophy of science. However, there is little acknowledgement of the relationship between the visual arts and wonder. This book presents a new perspective on this overlooked connection, allowing a unique insight into the role of wonder in contemporary visual practice. Artists, curators and art theorists give accounts of their approach to wonder through the use of materials, objects and ways of exhibiting. These accounts not only raise issues of a particular relevance to the way in which we encounter our reality today but ask to what extent artists utilize the function of wonder purposely in their work.

Wonder

Author: Robert C. Fuller
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807829951
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Wonder from the Author: Robert C. Fuller. The attempt to identify the emotional sources of religion goes back to antiquity. In an exploration that bridges science and spirituality, Robert Fuller makes the convincing case that a sense of wonder is a principal source of humanity's belief in the exi

Wonder

Author: Sophia Vasalou
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438455534
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Wonder from the Author: Sophia Vasalou. Synthesizes the most important recent work on wonder and brings a number of disciplines into conversation. Wonder has been celebrated as the quintessential passion of childhood. From the earliest stages of our intellectual history, it has been acclaimed as the driving force of inquiry and the prime passion of thought. Yet for an emotion acknowledged so widely for the multiple roles it plays in our lives, wonder has led a singularly shadowy existence in recent reflections. Philosophers have largely passed it over in silence; emotion theorists have shunned it as a case that sits awkwardly within their analytical frameworks. So what is wonder, and why does it matter? In this book, Sophia Vasalou sketches a “grammar” of wonder that pursues the complexities of wonder as an emotional experience that has carved colorful tracks through our language and our intellectual history, not only in philosophy and science but also in art and religious experience. A richer grammar of wonder and broader window into its past can give us the tools we need for thinking more insightfully about wonder, and for reflecting on the place it should occupy within our emotional lives. “Vasalou’s book is an important and exciting contribution to the literature. It is not a narrow academic inquiry on an obscure topic, but a sweeping exploration of an emotion that was once recognized as among the most important. Vasalou makes a powerful case for wonder and her book will spark great interest.” — Jesse Prinz, author of Beyond Human Nature: How Culture and Experience Shape the Human Mind “This is a powerful study of wonder, whose major strengths include its engagement of overlooked primary sources (in particular, Adam Smith and Zorba the Greek), its exhaustive treatment of the secondary literature, and its careful attunement to historical complexities.” — Mary-Jane Rubenstein, author of Strange Wonder: The Closure of Metaphysics and the Opening of Awe

Focus On The Wonder Years

Author: Jaana Juvonen
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833036157
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Focus On The Wonder Years from the Author: Jaana Juvonen. Young teens undergo multiple changes that seem to set them apart from other students. But do middle schools actually meet their special needs? The authors describe some of the challenges and offer ways to tackle them, such as reassessing the organization of grades K-12; specifically assisting the students most in need; finding ways to prevent disciplinary problems; and helping parents understand how they can help their children learn at home.

Marvelous Possessions

Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0198122667
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Marvelous Possessions from the Author: Stephen Greenblatt. This study examines the ways in which Europeans of the late Middle Ages and the early modern period represented non-European peoples and took possession of their lands, in particular the New World.

The Wonder Of Aging

Author: Michael Gurian
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476706719
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The Wonder Of Aging from the Author: Michael Gurian. Bestselling author and renowned family counselor Michael Gurian teaches you how to embrace aging and life after fifty through this spiritual and comprehensive guide. The topic of aging after fifty is frequently only discussed in terms of health—what are the physical symptoms that come with advanced age, and what can we do about them? The Wonder of Aging, however, aims to look at aging in a new way—as something that is positive, showing how miraculous our second half of life can be. Gurian divides life after fifty into four stages: Stage 1: The Age of Transformation. This is the stage of life from the late forties to approximately sixty. Stage 2: The Age of Distinction. This stage of life lasts from approximately sixty to seventy-five. Stage 3: The Age of Completion. This stage involves completing our life-journey, both together (if we are still coupled) and alone, if our spouse has passed on or if we are divorced. He developed these stages in response to both scientific and anthropological information, and in response to the needs of his clients, who sought help in understanding where they were and what to expect in the second half of life. With updated research and anecdotes to help you discover a new paradigm for aging, you can understand how aging affects you physically, mentally, relationally, and spiritually, and how to celebrate these changes holistically and healthfully.

Encountering The Sacred In Psychotherapy

Author: James L. Griffith
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 146250583X
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Encountering The Sacred In Psychotherapy from the Author: James L. Griffith. Drawing on narrative, postmodern, and other therapeutic perspectives, this book guides therapists in exploring the creative and healing possibilities in clients' spiritual and religious experience. Vivid personal accounts and dialogues bring to life the ways spirituality may influence the stories told in therapy, the language and metaphors used, and the meanings brought to key relationships and events. Applications are discussed for a wide variety of clinical situations, including helping people resolve relationship problems, manage psychiatric symptoms, and cope with medical illnesses.

A Place For Wonder

Author: Georgia Heard
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571104321
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A Place For Wonder from the Author: Georgia Heard. In A Place for Wonder, Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough discuss how to create "a landscape of wonder," a primary classroom where curiosity, creativity, and exploration are encouraged. For it is these characteristics, the authors write, that develop intelligent, inquiring, life-long learners. A Place for Wonder will help teachers reclaim their classrooms as a place where true learning is the norm.

Wisdom And Wonder

Author: Priest-Monk Silouan
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0983586721
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Wisdom And Wonder from the Author: Priest-Monk Silouan. 'Wisdom and Wonder' is a book of wisdom chapters in two 'Centuries, ' an ancient monastic wisdom genre much loved by the desert fathers. For these elders, wonder is the root and crown of wisdom, not only its origin. In these meditations, the mysteries of glorification and deification are explored from within the Orthodox tradition of wisdom and wonder. Priest-monk Silouan lives in the Monastery of St Antony and St Cuthbert, a hermitage within the Romanian jurisdiction of the Orthodox Church, high up in the south-west Shropshire hills. Fr. Silouan lives alone under the Shepherd's rock on the eastern slopes of the Stiperstones, in an old miner's cottage on a small-holding of twenty acres of pasture and woodland. He lives a life of prayer, silence, liturgy and work in the ancient tradition of orthodox monasticism.