books about: hedonism
The Things of Earth: Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts
The world is full of good things... Ice-cold lemonade. The laughter of children. College football. Scrambled eggs and crispy bacon. But what happens to these earthly pleasures when Jesus shows up? Do the things of earth grow strangely dim? Or does he shine in all that’s fair? Living faithfully in a world full of gifts and blessings is no easy task. In this book, Joe Rigney offers a breath of fresh air to Christians who are burdened ...
The Art of Happiness (Penguin Classics)
New to Penguin Classics and the perfect companion volume to bestselling author Daniel Klein's new book, Travels with Epicurus The teachings of Epicurus—about life and death, religion and science, physical sensation, happiness, morality, and friendship—attracted legions of adherents throughout the ancient Mediterranean world and deeply influenced later European thought. Though Epicurus faced hostile opposition for centuries after his ...
Desiring God, Revised Edition: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential . Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the ...
Family under Attack
Don Pietro Leone
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
To the background of unprecedented depravity and evil in regard to sexual morality and unborn life, and of ambiguous and conciliatory reactions from the Church hierarchy, the author presents Catholic teaching on marriage and on the sins opposed to it (particularly abortion) from the standpoint both of ethics and of moral theology. In the course of this treatment he offers a detailed critique of certain novel doctrines promulgated by the ...
Philosophy 101: From Plato and Socrates to Ethics and Metaphysics, an Essential Primer on the History of ...
Discover the world's greatest thinkers and their groundbreaking notions! Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy theories, principles, and figures of philosophy into tedious discourse that even Plato would reject. Philosophy 101 cuts out the boring details and exhausting philosophical methodology, and instead, gives you a lesson in philosophy that keeps you engaged as you explore the fascinating history of human thought and inquisition. From ...
The Dangerous Duty of Delight: Daring to Make God Your Greatest Desire (LifeChange Books)
Each of us is hard-wired to pursue our happiness. We long for significant, profound joy. Some try to satisfy it with exotic vacations, high-tech gadgets, career success, sports, academics, drug experimentation, even ascetic rigors. Yet the longing remains. Why? In The Dangerous Duty of Delight , John Piper turns our heart toward the one true object of human desire and happiness: God. Piper shows from Scripture that pursuing our happiness ...
The Pursuit of Unhappiness: The Elusive Psychology of Well-Being
Daniel M. Haybron
Oxford University Press
The pursuit of happiness is a defining theme of the modern era. But what if people aren't very good at it? That is the question posed by this book, the first comprehensive philosophical treatment of happiness, understood here as a psychological phenomenon. Engaging heavily with the scientific literature, Dan Haybron argues that people probably know less about their own welfare, and may be less effective at securing it, than common belief has it. ...
The Pleasures of God: Meditations on God's Delight in Being God
THE SOURCE OF TRUE SATISFACTION. Isn’t it true--we really don’t know someone until we understand what makes that person happy? And so it is with God! What does bring delight to the happiest Being in the universe? John Piper writes, that it’s only when we know what makes God glad that we’ll know the greatness of His glory. Therefore, we must comprehend “the pleasures of God.” Unlike so much of what is written today, ...
Moral Theory: An Introduction (Elements of Philosophy)
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Moral Theory: An Introduction explores some of the most historically important and currently debated moral theories about the nature of the right and good. Providing an introduction to moral theory that explains and critically examines the theories of such classical moral philosophers as Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Bentham, Mill, and Ross, this book acquaints students with the work of contemporary moral philosophers. All of the book's chapters ...
The Great Leader: A Faux Mystery
Rapturously received by critics and enthusiastically embraced by readers, The Great Leader is an enthralling, blackly comic take on the detective story that follows a retired detective in hilarious and bold pursuit of a sinister cult leader. Detective Sunderson is on the verge of retirement when he begins to investigate a hedonistic cult that has set up camp near his home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. At first, the self-declared Great ...
The Good Life: Unifying the Philosophy and Psychology of Well-Being
Oxford University Press
Philosophers defend theories of what well-being is but ignore what psychologists have learned about it, while psychologists learn about well-being but lack a theory of what it is. In The Good Life , Michael Bishop brings together these complementary investigations and proposes a powerful, new theory for understanding well-being. The network theory holds that to have well-being is to be "stuck" in a self-perpetuating cycle of positive ...
The Best Things in Life: A Guide to What Really Matters (Philosophy in Action)
Oxford University Press
For centuries, philosophers, theologians, moralists, and ordinary people have asked: How should we live? What makes for a good life? In The Best Things in Life , distinguished philosopher Thomas Hurka takes a fresh look at these perennial questions as they arise for us now in the 21st century. Should we value family over career? How do we balance self-interest and serving others? What activities bring us the most joy? While religion, ...
Desiring God Study Guide: Finding Complete Satisfaction and Joy in God
THE PURSUIT OF PLEASURE IS NOT OPTIONAL. IT IS ESSENTIAL. This study guide companion to the DVD version of Desiring God —the classic explanation of Christian hedonism by John Piper—will help individuals and groups understand that the supreme calling of life is to "glorify God by enjoying Him forever." The DVD and this guide create an ideal package for adult and youth Sunday school classes, small groups, retreats, classrooms, ...
Analysis of Multivariate Social Science Data, Second Edition (Chapman & Hall/CRC Statistics in the Social and ...
David J. Bartholomew
Chapman and Hall/CRC
Drawing on the authors’ varied experiences working and teaching in the field, Analysis of Multivariate Social Science Data , Second Edition enables a basic understanding of how to use key multivariate methods in the social sciences. With updates in every chapter, this edition expands its topics to include regression analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation models, and multilevel models. After emphasizing the ...
The Moral Psychology Handbook
John M. Doris
Oxford University Press
The Moral Psychology Handbook offers a survey of contemporary moral psychology, integrating evidence and argument from philosophy and the human sciences. The chapters cover major issues in moral psychology, including moral reasoning, character, moral emotion, positive psychology, moral rules, the neural correlates of ethical judgment, and the attribution of moral responsibility. Each chapter is a collaborative effort, written jointly by leading ...
The Philosophy of Death
Cambridge University Press
The Philosophy of Death is a discussion of the basic philosophical issues concerning death, and a critical introduction to the relevant contemporary philosophical literature. Luper begins by addressing questions about those who die: What is it to be alive? What does it mean for you and me to exist? Under what conditions do we persist over time, and when do we perish? Next, he considers several questions concerning death, including: What does ...
Philosophy Made Simple
Richard H. Popkin
Three Rivers Press
For almost four decades, Made Simple books have set the standard for continuing education and home study. In answer to the changing needsof today's marketplace, the Made Simple series for the '90s presents a thoroughly up-to-the-minute portfolio of skills, information, and experience, with revised and updated editions of bestselling titles, plus a whole range of new subjects from personal finance to office management to desktop publishing. ...
The Methods of Ethics, 7th Edition (Hackett Classics)
Hackett Publishing Company
This Hackett edition, first published in 1981, is an unabridged and unaltered republication of the seventh (1907) edition as published by Macmillan and Company, Limited. From the forward by John Rawls: In the utilitarian tradition Henry Sidgwick (1838-1900) has an important place. His fundamental work, The Methods of Ethics (first edition 1874, seventh and last edition 1907, here reprinted), is the clearest and most accessible formulation of ...
This Is Ethics: An Introduction (This is Philosophy)
This is Ethics presents an accessible and engaging introduction to a variety of issues relating to contemporary moral philosophy. Covers a wide range of topics which are actively debated in contemporary moral philosophy Addresses the nature of happiness, well-being, and the meaning of life, the role of moral principles in moral thinking, moral motivation, and moral responsibility Covers timely ethical issues such as population growth and ...
Doctrine Matters: TEN THEOLOGICAL TRADEMARKS FROM A LIFETIME OF PREACHING
Here is the theological summary of one preacher’s lifetime of investment in a local church. Completing three decades of pastoral ministry at Bethlehem Baptist, John Piper gave a final sermon series on the doctrinal emphases from his years of regular preaching. These ten emphases, delivered first as ten sermons, and now edited for this volume, embody the legacy Piper hopes to leave. But these chapters are not the memoirs of a retired pastor. ...
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