books about: hedonism
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 ...
The Ultimate Happiness Prescription: 7 Keys to Joy and Enlightenment
Happiness is something everyone desires. Yet how to find happiness–or even if we deserve to–remains a mystery. Still more mysterious is the secret to a lasting happiness that cannot be taken away. In The Ultimate Happiness Prescription , bestselling author Deepak Chopra shows us seven keys to uncover the true secrets of joy in the most difficult times. The goal of life is the expansion of happiness, he contends. But in today’s demanding ...
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. ...
Questions that Matter: An Invitation to Philosophy
Ed. L Miller
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
This book offers an introduction to the major topics and fields of philosophy. While topically organized, presentations also reveal the historical development of philosophical ideas and figures. Primary source readings are woven into text discussions. New to the third edition are a philosophical dictionary, a timeline/map, and expanded coverage of Eastern philosophy and women.
The Marks of a Spiritual Leader
Leaders are a gift. God has given leaders to the church to equip the saints for the work of ministry, building her up in the faith and knowledge of God (Ephesians 4:12). But how does the Bible define spiritual leadership? What characteristics are essential in leading biblically? And what is the ultimate goal? In this short essay, John Piper answers these questions by explaining the true marks of a spiritual leader. Saturated in Scripture, and ...
Recorded Books, 2006
Siddhartha is Nobel Prize-winning author Hermann Hesse's most famous and influential work, a novel of self-exploration that will linger in your mind and spirit for a lifetime. A young man, blessed with loving parents and a safe home in a world where want and neglect abound, leaves this haven in search of himself. He joins the Samanas, a band of wandering ascetics without possessions or earthly ties. His quest unfulfilled, he descends into a ...
Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
Scripture reveals that the great business of life is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever. In this paradigm-shattering classic, newly revised and expanded, John Piper reveals that the debate between duty and delight doesn't truly exist: Delight is our duty. Readers will embark on a dramatically different and joyful experience of their faith
An Introduction to Ethics (Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy)
Cambridge University Press
This book examines the central questions of ethics through a study of theories of right and wrong that are found in the great ethical works of Western philosophy. It focuses on theories that continue to have a significant presence in the field. The core chapters cover egoism, the eudaimonism of Plato and Aristotle, act and rule utilitarianism, modern natural law theory, Kant's moral theory, and existentialist ethics. Readers will be introduced ...
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. ...
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 ...
The Point of View of the Universe: Sidgwick and Contemporary Ethics
Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek
Oxford University Press
What does the idea of taking 'the point of view of the universe' tell us about ethics? The great nineteenth-century utilitarian Henry Sidgwick used this metaphor to present what he took to be a self-evident moral truth: the good of one individual is of no more importance than the good of any other. Ethical judgments, he held, are objective truths that we can know by reason. The ethical axioms he took to be self-evident provide a foundation for ...
The Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald: 21 Novels and Short Stories (Halcyon Classics)
Halcyon Press Ltd., 2009
This Halcyon Classics eBook contains twenty-one novels and short stories by Roaring Twenties author F. Scott Fitzgerald, including 'The Beautiful and the Damned,' 'This Side of Paradise,' and 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.' Includes an active table of contents for easy navigation. Novels: This Side of Paradise The Beautiful and the Damned Short Stories: The Jelly-Bean The Camel's Back May Day Porcelain and Pink The Diamond as Big as ...
Bohemian Manifesto: A Field Guide to Living on the Edge
Bohemianism is a way of life, a state of mind, an atmosphere. It is not a trend, its a timeless movement. It is about living beyond convention. BOHEMIAN MANIFESTO explores and joyfully celebrates the creativity, the originality, and the splendor of a lifestyle and spirit shared by free-thinking, free-living artists, poets, writers, sculptors, musicians, and intellectuals. This is the first book to distill and categorize all the ingredients of ...
The End of Over-consumption: Towards a Lifestyle of Moderation and Self-Restraint
Dr. Marius de Geus
This provocative and readable study examines the norms, values, and beliefs that contribute to modern environmental problems. Criticizing the environmental abuses inherent in the acquisitive values of consumer society, the argument presented contends that individuals must simplify their lifestyles and exhibit moderation and self-restraint to avoid waste and maintain the earth's resources. In this vision, governments must translate moderation and ...
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 ...
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, ...
The Methods of Ethics, 7th Edition
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 ...
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 Black Album
The second novel from one of the most celebrated voices in British fiction and film, The Black Album is an exhilarating multicultural coming-of-age tale featuring Shalid, a sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll-loving Pakistani student torn between a love affair with a gorgeous, free-spirited college professor and his desire to please his conservative Muslim community.
Hedonism Jitters (Contemporary BBW Romance): Cuddly Swingers
Sometimes, you’re better off not making open ended promises. Lori learned that the hard way when she promised her husband Keith that they would go anywhere in the world he wanted. She was hoping for Hawaii or Australia; even New Zealand for Heaven’s sake! She did not expect… Not. At. All. Hedonism II in the Caribbean. A Swinger’s resort? A resort with naked people running around? Naked, attractive and fit women running around? On ...
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