On Love

Author: Luc Ferry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745671373
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All the great ideals that gave life meaning in earlier societies - God, the nation, revolution, freedom, democracy - are in disarray today, questioned by many and rejected by those who have lost faith in them. But there is another value, rooted in the birth of the modern family and in the passage from traditional to modern marriage, that has transformed our lives in profound and often unrecognized ways: love. It affects not only our personal lives but many aspects of our social and collective life too, from art and education to politics. In this book Luc Ferry shows how the quiet rise of love as the central value in modern societies has created a new principle of meaning and a new definition of the good life that requires a completely different kind of philosophical thinking. It forms the basis for a new philosophy for the twenty-first century and a new kind of humanism for the modern world - not a humanism of reason and rights, but a humanism of solidarity and sympathy. The ideal that this new humanism realizes is no longer that of nationalisms and revolutions, of the perpetrating of organized violence in the name of deadly principles that are pursued over and above humanity. Rather, it is about preparing and ensuring a future for those we love most: our future generations.

Christian Scholarship in the Twenty First Century

Author: Thomas M. Crisp
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802871445
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The Christian tradition provides a wealth of insight into perennial human questions about the shape of the good life, human happiness, virtue, justice, wealth and poverty, spiritual growth, and much else besides -- and Christian scholars can do great good by bringing that rich tradition into conversation with the broader culture. But what is the nature and purpose of distinctively Christian scholarship, and what does that imply for the life and calling of the Christian scholar? What is it about Christian scholarship that makes it Christian? Ten eminent scholars grapple with such questions in this volume. They offer deep and thought-provoking discussions of the habits and commitments of the Christian scholar, the methodology and pedagogy of Christian scholarship, the role of the Holy Spirit in education, Christian approaches to art and literature, and more. CONTRIBUTORS Jonathan A. Anderson Dariusz M. Brycko Natasha Duquette M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall George Hunsinger Paul K. Moser Alvin Plantinga Craig J. Slane Nicholas Wolterstorff Amos Yong

Lob der Liebe

Author: Alain Badiou
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783851659665
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Der französische Bestseller Éloge de l'Amour erscheint erstmals in deutscher Übersetzung. Der Philosoph Alain Badiou erklärt darin in einem Gespräch mit Nicolas Truong seinen Begriff der Liebe: "Die Überzeugung, dass jeder nur seine Interessen verfolgt, ist heute weit verbreitet. Die Liebe ist nun der Gegenbeweis dafür. Die Liebe ist das Vertrauen auf den Zufall." Der Philosoph muss sicherlich ein geübter Wissenschafter sein, ein Liebhaber der Gedichte und ein politischer Aktivist, aber er muss es auch auf sich nehmen, dass das Denken niemals von den gewaltigen Ereignissen der Liebe zu trennen ist. Gelehrter, Künstler, Aktivist und Liebender, das sind die Rollen, die die Philosophie von ihrem Subjekt verlangt. Badiou nennt das die vier Bedingungen der Philosophie. Beim Festival von Avignon 2008 fand im Rahmen des "Theaters der Ideen" dieser Dialog über die Liebe zwischen Alain Badiou und Nicolas Truong statt: "Geben wir ein wenig an: Nicolas, der Fragende, und ich in der Rolle des verliebten Philosophen, wir waren in Form und es wurde ein Erfolg, ja sogar ein beträchtlicher Erfolg." Alain Badiou, geboren 1937 in Rabat, Marokko, lebt als Philosoph, Mathematiker und Romancier in Paris.

Spinoza in Twenty First Century American and French Philosophy

Author: Jack Stetter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350067326
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Over recent decades, Spinoza scholarship has significantly developed in both France and the United States, shedding new light on the work of this major philosopher. Spinoza in Twenty-First-Century American and French Philosophy systematically unites for the first time American and French Spinoza specialists in conversation with each other, illustrating the fecundity of bringing together diverse approaches to the study of Early Modern philosophy. Spinoza in Twenty-First-Century American and French Philosophy gives readers a unique opportunity to discover the most consequential and sophisticated aspects of American and French Spinoza research today. Featuring chapters by American scholars with French experts responding to these, the book is structured according to the themes of Spinoza's philosophy, including metaphysics, philosophy of mind, moral philosophy and political philosophy. The contributions consider the full range of Spinoza's philosophy, with chapters addressing not only the Ethics but his lesser-known early works and political works as well. Issues covered include Spinoza's views on substance and mode, his conception of number, his account of generosity as freedom, and many other topics.

The Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi for the Twenty First Century

Author: Douglas Allen
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 146163444X
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This volume shows how Gandhi's thought and action-oriented approach are significant, relevant, and urgently needed for addressing major contemporary problems and concerns, including issues of violence and nonviolence, war and peace, religious conflict and dialogue, terrorism, ethics, civil disobedience, injustice, modernism and postmodernism, oppression and exploitation, and environmental destruction. Appropriate for general readers and Gandhi specialists, this volume will be of interest for those in philosophy, religion, political science, history, cultural studies, peace studies, and many other fields.

Love

Author: Anna G. Jónasdóttir
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134648154
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This unique, timely book of original essays sets the stage for a new materialist feminist debate on the analysis, ethics and politics of love. The contributors raise questions about social power and domination, situating their research in a materialist feminist perspective that investigates love historically, in order to understand changing ideologies, representations and practices. The essays range from studies of particular representations and examples of love - feminist translation, mass media images and internet love blogs - to feminist theories of love and marriage, to ethical and political theories describing, critiquing or advocating the use of love in groups as a radical force. They break new ground in bringing together questions of gendered interests in love, temporal dimensions of loving practices and the politics of love in radical transformations of society.

Contemplative Prayer

Author: James P. Danaher
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1610975995
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The current popularity of contemplative prayer is not accidental. A twenty-first-century understanding of the human condition has made us suspicious of words and the understanding we craft out of words. Theology generally offers us words that purport to give us a more precise and certain understanding of God, but the mystic has always known that our relationship to God transcends words and the kind of understanding that words produce. The theology of the mystic has always been about understanding our communion with the mystery that is God in order to fall evermore deeply in love with the Divine. That is the ultimate purpose of contemplative prayer, and the purpose of this book is to offer a philosophy and theology of contemplative prayer in the twenty-first century.

Jewish Philosophy for the Twenty First Century

Author: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004279628
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Jewish Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century showcases living Jewish thinkers who produce innovative ideas taking into consideration theology, hermeneutics, politics, ethics, science and technology, law, gender, and ecology.

A Vindication of Love

Author: Cristina Nehring
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060765038
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Presents a case for romantic love in spite of modern cynicism, political correctness, and pragmatism, drawing on the examples of such figures as Heloise and Frida Kahlo while challenging readers to engage in fulfilling partnerships.

21 Lektionen f r das 21 Jahrhundert

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406727794
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Yuval Noah Harari ist der Weltstar unter den Historikern. In «Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit» erzählte er vom Aufstieg des Homo Sapiens zum Herrn der Welt. In «Homo Deus» ging es um die Zukunft unserer Spezies. Sein neues Buch schaut auf das Hier und Jetzt und konfrontiert uns mit den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit. Wie unterscheiden wir Wahrheit und Fiktion im Zeitalter der Fake News? Was sollen wir unseren Kindern beibringen? Wie können wir in unserer unübersichtlichen Welt moralisch handeln? Wie bewahren wir Freiheit und Gleichheit im 21. Jahrhundert? Seit Jahrtausenden hat die Menschheit über den Fragen gebrütet, wer wir sind und was wir mit unserem Leben anfangen sollen. Doch jetzt setzen uns die heraufziehende ökologische Krise, die wachsende Bedrohung durch Massenvernichtungswaffen und der Aufstieg neuer disruptiver Technologien unter Zeitdruck. Bald schon wird irgendjemand darüber entscheiden müssen, wie wir die Macht nutzen, die künstliche Intelligenz und Biotechnologie bereit halten. Dieses Buch will möglichst viele Menschen dazu anregen, sich an den großen Debatten unserer Zeit zu beteiligen, damit die Antworten nicht von den blinden Kräften des Marktes gegeben werden.