Author: Elisabeth Moltmann-WendelPublish On: 1995-01-02
A Theology of Embodiment
Author: Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel
Our predominant experience is that we have a body, with which we work, eat, dance, make love, have pleasure. But sometimes when we are sick, tired, or in pain, our perception changes; then we experience that we are our bodies. That is the experience which Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel explores in this unique book.
Awaken Your Inner Superhero by Igniting Your Natural Born Superpowers
Author: Erica Humphrey
I am my own superhero is a dynamic, revealing, straight-up dive into the life of a student who struggled with growing through the school days and life outside of school. Erica shares her personal and professional stories on how she overcame mental health issues (like suicidal thoughts, depression, and anxiety), peer pressure, and bullying by awakening her inner superhero. This workbook provides stories, formulas, activities, and challenges to share with others on how to awaken their inner superhero to save the day, to overcome life challenges, and to achieve life dreams!
While Sartre was committed to liberation struggles around the globe, his writing never directly addressed the oppression of women. Yet there is compatibility between his central ideas & feminist beliefs. In this first feminist collection on Sartre, philosophers reassess the merits of Sartre's radical philosophy of freedom for feminist theory. Contributors are Hazel E. Barnes, Linda A. Bell, Stuart Z. Charme, Peter Diers, Kate & Edward Fullbrook, Karen Green, Sarah Lucia Hoagland, Sonia Kruks, Guillermine de Lacoste, Thomas Martin, Phyllis Sutton Morris, Constance Mui, & Iris Marion Young.
Nearly ten years of life conveniently and inconveniently occurring but entirely authenticthat is the journey Charles K. Poole had been on and shared in times good and bad. In this third volume of his I Am My Own Cause series, Poole picks up from 2010where the second volume endedand crafts more personal, insightful, and inspiring stories that will make you think and make you cry but ultimately make you glad you took time to read what he has to say. This third volume represents a period of even more significant change for Poole, much of it painful. But as he has often shown us, Poole learns lessons from even the most heartbreaking events and somehow uses those lessons for the greater good. And in doing so, he reminds us that it is something we are capable of too. Honest and written in his own irrepressible voice, I Am My Own Cause: The Third Act; Surviving and Thriving is a fitting conclusion to this series of chapters in Pooles life, but by no means is it the end. Its the beginning of something . . . new, something thatif he chooses to share itwill continue to remind us that there is great value in being our own cause.
What does it mean to be human? This book explores that age-old question and provides a basis for rethinking the nature of all living beings. This book will leave you with a new understanding of yourself and your existence in the world as well as the nature of all beings.
Challenging and rewarding in equal measure, Phenomenology of Perception is Merleau-Ponty's most famous work. Impressive in both scope and imagination, it uses the example of perception to return the body to the forefront of philosophy for the first time since Plato. Drawing on case studies such as brain-damaged patients from the First World War, Merleau-Ponty brilliantly shows how the body plays a crucial role not only in perception but in speech, sexuality and our relation to others.
Author: S. Fulder,A. Mizrahi,N. SheinmanPublish On: 2013-06-29
Integrative Approaches to the Prevention and Treatment of Modern Diseases
Author: S. Fulder,A. Mizrahi,N. Sheinman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
With all the enormous resources that are invested in medicine, it is sometimes a mystery why there is so much sickness still in evidence. Our life span, though higher than at any time in history, has now leveled off and has not significantly increased in the last two generations. There is a one-third increase in long-term illness in the last 20 years and a 44% increase in cancer incidence, which are not related to demographic issues. In some modern countries, the level of morbidity (defined as days off work because of sickness) has increased by two thirds in this time. Despite $1 trillion spent on cancer research in 20 years, the "War On Cancer" has recently been pronounced a complete failure by the u. s. President's Cancer Panel. Evidently we still have a long way to go. The goal of "Health for All by the Year 2000" as the World Health Organization has put it, is another forgotten dream. As ever, the answer will be found in breaking out of the old philosophical patterns and discovering the new, as yet unacceptable concepts. The problems of medicine today require a Kuhnian breakthrough into new paradigms, and new ways of thinking. And these new ways will not be mere variations of the old, but radical departures. This book, and the conference upon which it was based, is part of a search for these new pathways.
In an age which is supposedly experiencing a sexual revolution, a volume of thoughtful essays on eros is not only not out of place but perhaps is a positive contribution to the understanding of contempor ary man. It was the conviction of the editors that the scientific view of sexuality, as promoted in such valuable studies as those conducted by Masters and Johnson, needed considerable supplement and per spective. The perspective is here furnished by writers from both Europe and America, authors from various fields, such as philosophy, psychology, and even musicology, all of whom are united, in that their approach to the problem of eros is phenomenologically oriented. At first it might well seem strange that musicology would have much to say about eros. It is true, musicology has been the "science" of music, at least in intent. Yet in a larger view of the discipline, philo sophical and aesthetic problems are also important to it, and this particularly if we agree with Enzo Paci, that our very culture depends on eros. Surely musical culture, as pointed out by Kierkegaard, is the embodiment of what western civilization has known as sensuality; and Mozart's Don Giovanni is its incarnation. On the surface it is easier for us to grasp the work of the philosopher in this area; and, of course, one expects the psychologist to deal with sexuality more explicitly than anyone else.
Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka,Calvin O. SchragPublish On: 2012-12-06
Phenomenology in a Foundational Dialogue with the Human Sciences
Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka,Calvin O. Schrag
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The essays in this volume constitute a portion of the research program being carried out by the International Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences. Established as an affiliate society of the World Institute for Ad vanced Phenomenological Research and Learning in 1976, in Arezzo, Italy, by the president of the Institute, Dr Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, this particular society is devoted to an exploration of the relevance of phenomenological methods and insights for an understanding of the origins and goals of the specialised human sciences. The essays printed in the first part of the book were originally presented at the Second Congress of this society held at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 12-14 July 1979. The second part of the volume consists of selected essays from the third convention (the Eleventh International Congress of Phenomenology of the World Phenomen ology Institute) held in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1981. With the third part of this book we pass into the "Human Rights" issue as treated by the World Phenomenology Institute at the Interamerican Philosophy Congress held in Tallahassee, Florida, also in 1981. The volume opens with a mono graph by Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka on the foundations of ethics in the moral practice within the life-world and the social world shown as clearly distinct. The main ideas of this work had been presented by Tymieniecka as lead lectures to the three conferences giving them a tight research-project con sistency.