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Dignified Hedonism: A Collection of Basic Instructions
Rocket Hat industries
The image on the left might look like a mere book (Actually, it looks like a tiny thumbnail image of a book), but in fact it is much, much more (or at least a tiny, thumbnail image of much, much more)! Dignified Hedonism is a collection of Scott Meyer’s comic strip Basic Instructions. Those in the know will tell you that Basic Instructions is one of the most efficient ways science has found to deliver sarcasm into your brain. Also, each ...
The Adventure of Philosophy:
Luis E. Navia
Well-written and engaging, this volume explores the most important questions and issues that have absorbed philosophers over the past twenty-five centuries. The quest to define reality, the problem of the existence of God, the search for moral values, the problem of evil, the discovery of the self, and other philosophical issues are clearly outlined in six thematic chapters. The ideas of ancient, medieval, and modern philosophers are integrated ...
The Cambridge Companion to Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)
Cambridge University Press
Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia (1974) is recognised as a classic of modern political philosophy. Along with John Rawls's A Theory of Justice (1971), it is widely credited with breathing new life into the discipline in the second half of the twentieth century. This Companion presents a balanced and comprehensive assessment of Nozick's contribution to political philosophy. In engaging and accessible chapters, the contributors analyse ...
Commonsense Darwinism: Evolution, Morality, and the Human Condition
Written in a simple, accessible style, Commonsense Darwinism offers a clear, critical examination of the subject. Assuming that the diversity of life, including human beings, is the result of evolution from common origins and that its driving force is natural selection, the book explores what this might mean for issues in ethics, philosophy of religion, epistemology, and metaphysics. The author’s defense of free will makes this an especially ...
Epicurus and His Philosophy (Minnesota Archive Editions)
Norman Wentworth DeWitt
Univ Of Minnesota Press
Epicurus and His Philosophy was first published in 1954. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. In this volume, the first comprehensive book in English about Epicurus, existing data on the life of the ancient philosopher is related to the development of his doctrine. The result is a ...
Greenleaf Book Group Press
From Memorial Day until the student workers and tourists leave in the fall, the island community of Put-In-Bay, Ohio, thrives on alcohol, drugs, sexual experimentation, and any other means of forgetting responsibilities. To Brad Shepherd--recently forced out of his job as a junior high math teacher after the overdose death of a student--it's exactly the kind of place he's looking for. Allured by the comfort and acceptance of the hedonistic ...
Thinking Against the Grain: Developing a Biblical Worldview in a Culture of Myths
N. Allan Moseley
In a world of relativism and ambiguity, this highly readable book answers the question, What does it really mean to be a Christian?
Smutville Press, 2012
The terms stated “for continued education”, but call it what you will, Allette was being sold. Her family would regain the prestige of a place in society, but Allette would become Lord Marlton’s sex slave. Thus begins a journey of submission that will last a lifetime, with the sensual staff of footmen and maids and a majordomo with an affection for pain.
Good and Evil (Great Minds Series)
The discussion of good and evil must not be confined to the sterile lecture halls of academics but related instead to ordinary human feelings, needs, and desires, says noted philosopher Richard Taylor. Efforts to understand morality by exploring human reason will always fail because we are creatures of desire as well. All morality arises from our intense and inescapable longing. The distinction between good and evil is always clouded by ...
Chronological and Thematic Charts of Philosophies and Philosophers (ZondervanCharts)
Milton D. Hunnex
Trying to understand what great thinkers like Socrates or Kant were saying means to be initiated into new ways of seeing things. Serious students of philosophy often need a handy reference book to provide definition and orientation for the many philosophical concepts and their interrelationships. Ideas have historical roots that nourish the systems of the great philosophers. This book is an unrevised edition of Dr. Hunnex's Philosophies and ...
Extraordinary Hearts: Reclaiming Gay Sensibility's Central Role in the Progress of Civilization
Nicholas F. Benton
Extraordinary Hearts is compilation of one hundred essays previously published under the noted column "Nick Benton's Gay Science" from October 2010 through September 2012 on the website of the Falls Church News-Press and in print in the Metro Weekly, one of two prominent newspapers of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area LGBT community. Benton covered the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the Broadway revival of Larry Kramer's powerful play ...
Happy-People-Pills For All (Blackwell Public Philosophy Series)
Happy-People-Pills for All explores current theories of happiness while demonstrating the need to develop advanced pharmacological agents for the enhancement of our capacity for happiness and wellbeing. Presents the first detailed exploration of the enhancement of happiness A controversial yet rigorous argument that demonstrates the moral imperative for the development and mass distribution of ‘happy-pills’, to promote the wellbeing of ...
Garden of Hedon
Garden of Hedon is a Self-Help novel unlike any that have come before it. Inspired by the Life, Times and Travels of Michael Crawford and Ralphie Laurent. It chronicles a young man's journey into a world of unknown feelings and uncharted territories. After interviewing several hundred people and cross referencing their responses with his experiences you gain a better understanding of the author, his persona and the people he's encountered along ...
Nietzsche and the Transcendental Tradition (International Nietzsche Studies)
Michael Steven Green
University of Illinois Press
In recent years, both analytic thinkers and postmodern theorists have looked at Friedrich Nietzsche's epistemology from the perspectives of their philosophical traditions. Michael Steven Green's penetrating study tries instead to do justice to Nietzsche's views on truth and knowledge by looking at them from the perspective of his contemporaries, particularly the Neo-Kantian philosopher Afrikan Spir, whose ideas exerted a tremendous influence on ...
Omnibus Press, 2009
New York, the early 1990s. In a city spiraling out of control, megaclub Hedonism attracts the abandoned and the abused, kids who flock to Manhattan to invent themselves anew. When DJ Skippy is shot in mysterious circumstances, his best friend Holy decides to solve the crime himself... Hedonism is a fast action trip through a hard core underworld of pounding dance music, S&M sex and mountains of illegal drugs. It's a world populated by ...
A Hedonist's Guide to New York
The world’s favorite city and arguably foremost truly global metropolis, New York is fast-paced and constantly changing. From the high-end chic restaurants in Midtown to the alternative underground bars of the Lower East Side, from the established grandeur of the Upper West Side to the unashamed wealth of the Upper East, from glam (and gay) Chelsea to the taste-makers of the Meatpacking District, this is a city that desperately needs a tour ...
Human Happiness and Morality: A Brief Introduction to Ethics
Robert F. Almeder
What makes a right act right? Why should I be moral? What is human happiness and how do I attain it? These questions are the foundations of ethics and they form the backdrop for all discussions of the subject. In Human Happiness and Morality, noted philosopher Robert Almeder provides lucid introductory explanations of the major ethical theories and traditions, and looks at the answers emerging from the three basic questions. Divided into four ...
The Moral Psychology Handbook
John M. Doris
Oxford University Press, USA
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 ...
An Introduction to Mill's Utilitarian Ethics
Henry R. West
Cambridge University Press
John Stuart Mill was the leading British philosopher of the nineteenth century and his famous essay Utilitarianism is the most influential statement of this philosophical approach. Henry West's introduction to utilitarianism serves as both a commentary to, and interpretation of, the text.
Mill's Principle of Utility: A Defense of John Stuart Mill's Notorious Proof (Value Inquiry Book Series ; 18)
Necip Fikri Alican
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