Download or read The Idea of Perfection PDF, written by Kate Grenville and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2017-10-19 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With an introduction by Evie Wyld The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville is a funny and touching romance between two people who've given up on love. Set in the eccentric little backwater of Karakarook, New South Wales, pop. 1374, it tells the story of Douglas Cheeseman, a gawky engineer with jug-handle ears, and Harley Savage, a woman altogether too big and too abrupt for comfort. Harley is in Karakarook to foster 'Heritage', and Douglas is there to pull down the quaint old Bent Bridge. From day one, they're on a collision course. But out of this unpromising conjunction of opposites, something unexpected happens: sometimes even better than perfection.
Download or read The Idea of Perfection PDF, written by Paul Valéry and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2020-04-14 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fresh look into the monumental work of Paul Valéry, one of the major French literary figures of the twentieth century. Heir to Mallarmé and the symbolists, godfather to the modernists, Paul Valéry was a poet with thousands of readers and few followers, great resonance and little echo. Along with Rilke and Eliot, he stands as a bridge between the tradition of the nineteenth century and the novelty of the twentieth. His reputation as a poet rests on three slim volumes published in a span of only ten years. Yet these poems, it turns out, are inseparable from another, much vaster intellectual and artistic enterprise: the Notebooks. Behind the published works, behind the uneventful life of the almost forgotten and then exceedingly famous poet, there hides another story, a private life of the mind, that has its record in 28,000 pages of notes revealed in their entirety only after his death. Their existence had been hinted at, evoked in rumors and literary asides; but once made public it took years for their significance to be fully appreciated. It turned out that the prose fragments published in Valéry’s lifetime were not the after-the-fact musings of an accomplished poet, nor his occasional sketchbook, nor excerpts from his private journal. They were a disfigured glimpse of a vast and fragmentary “exercise of thought,” a restless intellectual quest as unguided and yet as persistent, as rigorous, and as uncontainable as the sea that is so often their subject. The Idea of Perfection shows both sides of Valéry: the craftsman of sublimely refined verse, and the fervent investigator of the limits of human intellect and expression. It intersperses his three essential poetic works—Album of Early Verse, The Young Fate, and Charms—with incisive selections from the Notebooks and finishes with the prose poem “The Angel.” Masterfully translated by Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody, with careful attention to form and a natural yet metrical contemporary poetic voice, The Idea of Perfection breathes new life into poems that are among the most beautiful in the French language and the most influential of the twentieth century.
Download or read The Idea of the Self PDF, written by Jerrold Seigel and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2005-02-17 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is the self? The question has preoccupied people in many times and places, but nowhere more than in the modern West, where it has spawned debates that still resound today. In this 2005 book, Jerrold Seigel provides an original and penetrating narrative of how major Western European thinkers and writers have confronted the self since the time of Descartes, Leibniz, and Locke. From an approach that is at once theoretical and contextual, he examines the way figures in Britain, France, and Germany have understood whether and how far individuals can achieve coherence and consistency in the face of the inner tensions and external pressures that threaten to divide or overwhelm them. He makes clear that recent 'postmodernist' accounts of the self belong firmly to the tradition of Western thinking they have sought to supersede, and provides an open-ended and persuasive alternative to claims that the modern self is typically egocentric or disengaged.
Download or read Adam Ferguson and the Idea of Civil Society PDF, written by Craig Smith and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2018-11-14 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Adam Ferguson, a friend of David Hume and Adam Smith, was among the leading Scottish Enlightenment figures who worked to develop a science of man. He created a methodology for moral science that combined empirically based social theory with normative moralising. He was among the first in the English-speaking world to make use of the terms civilization, civil society and political science. Craig Smith explores Ferguson's thought, and examines his attempt to develop a genuine moral science and its place in providing a secure basis for the virtuous education of the new elite of Hanoverian Britain. The Ferguson that emerges is far from the stereotyped image of a republican sceptical about commercial society and much closer to the mainstream of the Scottish Enlightenment and its defence of the new British commercial order.
Download or read Picturing the Human The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch PDF, written by Maria Antonaccio Assistant Professor of Religion Bucknell University and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2000-05-31 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Iris Murdoch has long been known as one of the most deeply insightful and morally passionate novelists of our time. This attention has often eclipsed Murdoch's sophisticated and influential work as a philosopher, which has had a wide-ranging impact on thinkers in moral philosophy as well as religious ethics and political theory. Yet it has never been the subject of a book-length study in its own right. Picturing the Human seeks to fill this gap. In this groundbreaking book, author Maria Antonaccio presents the first systematic and comprehensive treatment of Murdoch's moral philosophy. Unlike literary critical studies of her novels, it offers a general philosophical framework for assessing Murdoch's thought as a whole. Antonaccio also suggests a new interpretive method for reading Murdoch's philosophy and outlines the significance of her thought in the context of current debates in ethics. This vital study will appeal to those interested in moral philosophy, religious ethics, and literary criticism, and grants those who have long loved Murdoch's novels a closer look at her remarkable philosophy.
Download or read The Question of God s Perfection PDF, written by Yoram Hazony and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-11-26 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Question of God’s Perfection brings together leading scholars from the Jewish and Christian traditions to critically examine the theology of perfect being in light of the Hebrew Bible and classical rabbinic sources.
Download or read Descartes and Augustine PDF, written by Stephen Menn and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2002-01-28 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a systematic study of Descartes' relation to Augustine. It offers a complete reevaluation of Descartes' thought and as such will be of major importance to all historians of medieval, neo-Platonic, or early modern philosophy. Stephen Menn demonstrates that Descartes uses Augustine's central ideas as a point of departure for a critique of medieval Aristotelian physics, which he replaces with a new, mechanistic anti-Aristotelian physics. Special features of the book include a reading of the Meditations, a comprehensive historical and philosophical introduction to Augustine's thought, a detailed account of Plotinus, and a contextualization of Descartes' mature philosophical project which explores both the framework within which it evolved and the early writings, to show how the collapse of the early project drove Descartes to the writings of Augustine.
Download or read The Renaissance And The Idea Of Progress PDF, written by Stephen Pepper, Christopher White, Nora Street Hamerman and published by Executive Intelligence Review. This book was released on 2016-01-03 with total page 78 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Between Man and God PDF, written by Martin Sicker and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2001 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Annotation Examines central issues of Judaic thought and belief that have come under contemporary critical challenge.
Download or read The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology PDF, written by Alan Richardson and published by Westminster John Knox Press. This book was released on 1983-01-01 with total page 642 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Westminter Dictionary of Christian Theology is an important reference for any pastor, scholar, or student of theology. The articles are clearly written, historically informative, and conceptually clarifying. The entries are arranged alphabetically for ease of use.
Download or read Progress Over Perfection PDF, written by Emma Norris and published by Rock Point. This book was released on 2020-05-05 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Emma Norris guides you in setting purposeful plans that are right for you and nurturing a healthier approach to prioritizing, so you can live a more value-based life. She'll guide you through monotasking, batch working, productivity, and resting—not quitting. As we face uncertainty from all directions and new obstacles at every turn, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. This state of mind leaves little room to figure out what we want to do and lots of room to doubt ourselves. We can fill up our days, but it doesn’t always mean we are being productive. Or we can have lots of plans and not know exactly where to start to achieve what we want. Having more mindful productivity habits can combat these challenges by helping you keep track of your goals and accomplish them. You can pick the right methods to achieve things without feeling stress, anxiety, or the pressure of external factors while also improving your focus and living a purposeful life. Life doesn’t always go as planned, and when that happens, we want to be prepared to be our most productive selves. Each chapter of this book is tailored to help you achieve mindful productivity. You'll learn to: Pursue progress over perfection Embrace the chaos Set boundaries Create realistic objectives Practice mindfulness And much more You’ll not only nurture a more stress-free lifestyle, but also learn to embrace the unexpected challenges that may come your way. You will learn how to cultivate productivity into your everyday routine, so you are able to achieve anything you set your mind to without the pressure of doing everything. With Progress Over Perfection, you’ll find the courage and the resolve to do what you want to do without having to compromise your plans to fit the pressures of everyday society. It’s possible to be your true self and achieve anything you want, even among the chaos. The Live Well series from Rock Point invites you to create a life you love through multiple acts of self-discovery and reinvention. These encouraging gift books touch on fun yet hardworking self-improvement strategies, whether it’s learning to value progress over perfection, taking time to meditate and slow down to literally smell the roses, or finding time to show gratitude and develop a personal mantra. From learning how to obtain more restful sleep and creating a healthy work/life balance to developing personal style and your own happy place, the Live Well series encourages you to live your best life. Other books in the series include: Find Your Flow; Be Happy; Seeking Slow; Finding Gratitude; Eff This! Meditation; The Joy of Forest Bathing; Find Your Mantra; It Had to be You; Men’s Society; Genius Jokes; The Calm and Cozy Book of Sleep; Beating Burnout; Ayurveda for Life; Choose Happy; and You Got This.
Download or read Progress Over Perfection Workbook Gift Edition PDF, written by Emma Norris and published by Rock Point Gift & Stationery. This book was released on 2022-01-25 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Progress Over Perfection Workbook gift editions includes pasted down flaps to make your hands-on exercises, trackers, and journaling prompts sturdy and ready to help you incorporate productivity into your daily routine, giving you an easy guide to building a calmer and more purposeful daily life.
Download or read The Italian Renaissance and the Origin of the Humanities PDF, written by Christopher S. Celenza and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-09-09 with total page 341 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Connecting to issues in the humanities today, this book shows how the Italian Renaissance influenced and changed Early Modern Europe.
Download or read The Perfect Run PDF, written by Mackenzie L. Havey and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-04-16 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'The Perfect Run is sure to increase your appreciation and enjoyment on the run, and that's a big payback' – Runner's World The "perfect" run, when you are in a full flow and feeling totally unstoppable, can be elusive, but this practical expert guide, written by a celebrated Runner's World writer Mackenzie Havey, will ensure you find it time and time again and in the process transform your running performances. At some point in every runner's career they experience the “perfect” run, when they are in full flow and feel totally unstoppable. Your worries about the day and physical aches and pains melt away. Your body and mind are in complete sync and the run feels effortless. Even still, the path to achieving the perfect run remains mysterious. It often materializes in the unlikeliest of circumstances-in adverse weather or on a day when everything else seems to be going wrong. Conversely, when we try hard to create the right conditions for that perfect run, it often doesn't come about. In The Perfect Run, Mackenzie L. Havey reveals everyone has the potential to enjoy more joyful and flow-driven running, no matter your experience, pace, or sporting ambitions. This ground-breaking book features insights from elite athletes, neuroscientists, coaches, and everyday runners to provide a road map for how to cultivate the right conditions for the “perfect” run. These ideas will not only help facilitate the potential for more successful running but, more significantly, can also be translated into other areas of your life to help provide a sense of calmness, self-control, and fulfillment far beyond the running trails.
Download or read Catharine Trotter Cockburn PDF, written by Catharine Trotter Cockburn and published by Broadview Press. This book was released on 2006-06-20 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An important thinker who contributed to eighteenth-century debates in epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics, Catharine Trotter Cockburn pursued the life of a dramatist and essayist, despite the prevailing social, cultural, and moral prescriptions of her day. Cockburn’s philosophical writings were polemical pieces in defence of such philosophers as John Locke and Samuel Clarke, in which she grappled with the moral and theological questions that concerned them and produced her own unique answers to those questions. Her works are interesting both for their approach to philosophical issues that continue to be debated today and for the way that they inform our understanding of the early-modern period.
Download or read Extimate Technology PDF, written by Ciano Aydin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-01-20 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book investigates how we should form ourselves in a world saturated with technologies that are profoundly intruding in the very fabric of our selfhood. New and emerging technologies, such as smart technological environments, imaging technologies and smart drugs, are increasingly shaping who and what we are and influencing who we ought to be. How should we adequately understand, evaluate and appreciate this development? Tackling this question requires going beyond the persistent and stubborn inside-outside dualism and recognizing that what we consider our "inside" self is to a great extent shaped by our "outside" world. Inspired by various philosophers – especially Nietzsche, Peirce and Lacan –this book shows how the values, goals and ideals that humans encounter in their environments not only shape their identities but also enable them to critically relate to their present state. The author argues against understanding technological self-formation in terms of making ourselves better, stronger and smarter. Rather, we should conceive it in terms of technological sublimation, which redefines the very notion of human enhancement. In this respect the author introduces an alternative, more suitable theory, namely Technological Sublimation Theory (TST). Extimate Technology will be of interest to scholars and advanced students working in philosophy of technology, philosophy of the self, phenomenology, pragmatism, and history of philosophy.
Download or read Mathematics Ideas and the Physical Real PDF, written by Albert Lautman and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2011-06-02 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Albert Lautman (1908-1944) was a French philosopher of mathematics whose work played a crucial role in the history of contemporary French philosophy. His ideas have had an enormous influence on key contemporary thinkers including Gilles Deleuze and Alain Badiou, for whom he is a major touchstone in the development of their own engagements with mathematics. Mathematics, Ideas and the Physical Real presents the first English translation of Lautman's published works between 1933 and his death in 1944. Rather than being preoccupied with the relation of mathematics to logic or with the problems of foundation, which have dominated philosophical reflection on mathematics, Lautman undertakes to develop an understanding of the broader structure of mathematics and its evolution. The two powerful ideas that are constants throughout his work, and which have dominated subsequent developments in mathematics, are the concept of mathematical structure and the idea of the essential unity underlying the apparent multiplicity of mathematical disciplines. This collection of his major writings offers readers a much-needed insight into his influence on the development of mathematics and philosophy.