Theoria, Praxis, and the Contemplative Life After Plato and Aristotle (Philosophia Antiqua)

Experiences of the proposal of "theoria" and of the contemplative existence have frequently been limited to Plato and Aristotle. This quantity exhibits that aspirations to contemplation and the lifetime of the mind survived lengthy after the classical interval, changing into themes of heated debates, strong arguments and unique purposes in the course of the Hellenistic, imperial, and overdue vintage classes. The creation makes an attempt to reconstruct the entire difficulties touching on the contemplative existence in Antiquity, and the twelve papers, written through extraordinary students, supply a radical research of the appropriation, feedback and transformation of Plato s and Aristotle s positions at the contemplative existence, together with its epistemological and metaphysical origin. the quantity levels from Theophrastus to the top of Antiquity, together with Jewish and Christian authors, with a spotlight on Platonism from Cicero to Damascius."

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A Systematic Course in the Ancient Techniques of Yoga and Kriya

By Swami Satyananda Saraswati

This can be the main complete textual content ever released on yoga. It encompasses a entire process 36 based classes on all of the practices of imperative yoga. the teachings have been compiled from the lessons given by way of Swami Satyananda and are valuable as a realistic and theoretical advisor to all degrees of yoga lecturers and aspirants. The e-book offers a synthesis of yoga in a systematic and systematic demeanour. different branches of hatha yoga, raja yoga, mantra yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga and kriya yoga are gradually brought with specific emphasis on perform, conception and alertness in each day lifestyles.

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Angel Time: The Songs of the Seraphim, Book One

By Anne Rice

It’s the current day.  Toby O’Dare—aka fortunate the Fox—is a freelance killer of underground reputation on task to kill as soon as again.  He’s a soulless soul, a lifeless guy walking.  His nightmarish global of lone and deadly missions is disrupted whilst a mysterious stranger, a seraph, bargains him an opportunity to avoid wasting instead of break lives. O’Dare, who in the past dreamt of being a clergyman, seizes his probability. Now he's carried again throughout the a while to thirteenth-century England, to darkish geographical regions the place accusations of formality homicide were made opposed to Jews, the place little ones abruptly die or disappear.  during this primitive environment, O’Dare starts off his perilous quest for salvation, a trip of possibility and flight, loyalty and betrayal, selflessness and love.

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Powers: A Study in Metaphysics

By George Molnar

George Molnar got here to determine that the answer to the various difficulties of latest philosophy lay within the improvement of an alternative choice to Hume's metaphysics. This replacement may have actual causal powers at its centre. Molnar set approximately constructing a radical account of powers that may convince those that remained, might be unknowingly, within the grip of Humean assumptions. He succeeded in generating whatever either hugely centred and even as wide-ranging. He confirmed either that the concept of an influence used to be vital and that it could possibly serve to dispel a couple of long-standing philosophical difficulties.

Molnar's account of powers is as realist as any that has to date seemed. He indicates that inclinations are as genuine as the other homes. particularly, they don't count for his or her lifestyles on their manifestations. however, they're directed in the direction of such manifestations. Molnar therefore appropriates the proposal of intentionality, from Brentano, and argues that it's the crucial attribute of powers. He deals a persuasive case for there being a few easy and ungrounded powers, therefore ruling out the reducibility of the dispositional to the non-dispositional. in spite of the fact that, he does let that there are non-power homes in addition to energy homes. during this appreciate, his ultimate place is dualistic.

This is modern metaphysics of the very best quality. it's a paintings that used to be virtually whole whilst its writer died. it's been edited for booklet via one other expert within the topic, Stephen Mumford, who has additionally supplied an advent that might permit non-specialists to turn into familiar with the problems. David Armstrong, one of many maximum dwelling metaphysicians and private pal of George Molnar, has supplied a Foreword.

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Love

The hallucinatory, unforgettable account of a second - or an eternity - in an doubtful love affair

The guy has really come to inform his lover that he desires to go away her, yet once he walks in he realizes he cannot inform her. the lady rolls a joint. They smoke it. And as they waft into one other frame of mind, he techniques the border zones among being and nonbeing, among dwelling and imagining, or is it among existence and death?

From the acclaimed writer of A publication of Memories now we have this unsettling and unusually attractive exploration of the impossibility of affection. The mysterious musicality and actual depth of the narration might be everyday to readers of Nadas's different fiction, yet Love is an intensive new departure.

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Genesis (Studies in Literature and Science)

By Michel Serres

This English translation of Michel Serres' 1982 ebook Genèse captures in lucid prose the startling breadth and intensity of his pondering, as he probes the family members among order, affliction, wisdom, anxiousness, and violence. Written in a special combination of clinical discourse and lyrical outburst, classical philosophical idiom and conversational intimacy, by means of turns offended, playful, sophisticated or discordant, Genesis is an try and imagine outdoor of metaphysical different types of harmony or rational order and to make us hear--through either its content material and form--the "noise," the "sound and the fury," which are the historical past of existence and thought.
Serres attracts on an enormous wisdom of such diversified disciplines as anthropology, classical heritage, song, theology, paintings historical past, details thought, physics, biology, dance and athletics, and Western metaphysics, and a variety of cultural fabric that incorporates the writings of Plato, Kant, August Comte, Balzac, and Shakespeare, to call a number of. He argues that even if philosophy has been instrumental some time past in constructing legislation of common sense and rationality which were the most important to our figuring out of ourselves and our universe, some of the most urgent initiatives of concept this present day is to acknowledge that such wallet of solidarity are islands of order in a sea of multiplicity--a sea which can't fairly be conceived, yet which possibly can nonetheless be sensed, felt, and heard raging in chaos underneath the non permanent crests of order imposed by means of human civilization.
Philosophy of technological know-how or prose poetry, a classical meditation on metaphysics or a stream-of-consciousness polemic and veiled invective, Serres mounts a unusual, every now and then rhapsodical, yet mainly a "noisy" critique of conventional and present versions in social conception, historiography, and aesthetics. the result's a piece that's instantly provocative, poetic, deeply own, and eventually religious--an apocalyptic demand the rebirth of philosophy because the paintings of pondering the unthinkable.
About the Book:
"An intensely attractive and rigourous meditation at the start of varieties amid chaos and multiplicity from an incredible thinker who's additionally a lovely craftsman of the written word." --William Paulson, collage of Michigan
"Serres shows a unprecedented, uncooked tendentiousness fresh in its vitriol . . . it is the type of light-hearted, perverse, and essentially liberal tirade one hears too every so often of late." --Word

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Solving the Communion Enigma: What Is To Come

By Whitley Strieber

Now in paperback, the bestselling writer of Communion revisits his groundbreaking paintings on alien abduction to discover the last word which means at the back of today’s expanding stories of flying saucers sightings, shut encounters, alien implants, crop circles, animal mutilations – and what it potential for our near-future.

In 1987 author Whitley Strieber uncovered the area to the reality approximately alien abduction in his landmark memoir, Communion. For the 1st time in years, Strieber revisits his come upon with alien intelligences-but now dramatically widens his seek to discover how "the viewers" hook up with present day power and globe-spanning studies of anomalous phenomena, reminiscent of crop circles, farm animals mutilations, alien craft sightings, alien abductions, near-death studies, shut encounters, and unexplained physically implants.

In his magisterial type, Strieber contextualizes those strange and unsettling studies together with his personal adolescence thoughts of wierd colleges, sinister experiments, and relations secrets and techniques. In exploring trendy such a lot convincing instances of unexplained phenomena, Strieber purposes that they're now not unrelated occasions. Nor are they the results of mass myth. In a few of his such a lot persuasive writing, Strieber argues that the wave of mysterious episodes marks a transition that humanity is present process instantly. opposed to all wide awake realizing, we're experiencing a broadened wisdom of dimensions of truth that exist past our present perceptions.

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Introduction to Metaphysics: From Parmenides to Levinas

By Jean Grondin

Jean Grondin completes the 1st heritage of metaphysics and respects either the analytical and the Continental colleges whereas transcending the theoretical boundaries of every. He stories seminal texts by way of Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, and Augustine. He follows the theological flip within the metaphysical considered Avicenna, Anselm, Aquinas, and Duns Scotus, and he revisits Descartes and the cogito; Spinoza and Leibniz's rationalist methods; Kant's reclaiming of the metaphysical culture; and post-Kantian perform as much as Hegel. He engages with 20th century techniques that upended the self-discipline, fairly Heidegger's revival of the query of Being and the rediscovery of the metaphysics of lifestyles via Sartre and the Existentialists, language by way of Gadamer and Derrida, and transcendence by way of Levinas. Metaphysics is frequently pushed aside as a sort or epoch of philosophy that has to be conquer, but through selling a whole knowing of its platform and procedures, Grondin unearths its cogent method of truth and foundational impact on sleek philosophy and technological know-how. by means of restoring the worth of metaphysics for modern audiences, Grondin showcases the wealthy currents and countercurrents of metaphysical proposal and its destiny possibilities.

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