In this eloquent work, Nitobe eloquently explains the persistence of feudal Japan's morals, ethics, and etiquette into modern times. He takes a far-reaching approach, drawing examples from indigenous traditions -- Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism, and the philosophies of samurai and sages -- as well as from ancient and modern Western thinkers.
NHKで放映中の「ハーバード白熱教室」が話題沸騰中！サンデル教授によるハーバード大学史上最多の履修生数をほこる超人気哲学講義。現代世界を覆う無数の困難と向き合う力に。邦題「これからの「正義」の話をしようーいまを生き延びるための哲学」邦題『これからの「正義」の話をしようーーいまを生き延びるための哲学』 NHK教育テレビにて放映、好評の『ハーバード白熱教室』。ハーバード大学史上最多の履修生数をほこる超人気哲学講義、話題の原書。現代世界を覆う無数の困難と向き合う力に。 邦題『これからの「正義」の話をしようーーいまを生き延びるための哲学』 NHK教育テレビにて放映、好評の『ハーバード白熱教室』。ハーバード大学史上最多の履修生数をほこる超人気哲学講義、話題の原書。現代世界を覆う無数の困難と向き合う力に。
Since it appeared in 1971, John Rawls's "A Theory of Justice" has become a classic. The author has now revised the original edition to clear up a number of difficulties he and others have found in the original book.Rawls aims to express an essential part of the common core of the democratic tradition--justice as fairness--and to provide an alternative to utilitarianism, which had dominated the Anglo-Saxon tradition of political thought since the nineteenth century. Rawls substitutes the ideal of the social contract as a more satisfactory account of the basic rights and liberties of citizens as free and equal persons. "Each person," writes Rawls, "possesses an inviolability founded on justice that even the welfare of society as a whole cannot override." Advancing the ideas of Rousseau, Kant, Emerson, and Lincoln, Rawls's theory is as powerful today as it was when first published.
Affirmative action, same-sex marriage, the moral limits of markets--Sandel relates the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of the day and shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us make sense of politics, morality, and our own convictions.
Thomas Cleary's translation of Sun Tzu's 2,000 years old The Art of War makes immediately relevant one of the greatest Chinese classical texts. Th ere's not a dated maxim or vague prescription in it. 'To win without fighting is best, ' Sun Tzu said. For him war was coeval. Absorb this book, and you can throw out all those contemporary books about managerial leadership".--Newsweek.
This book can help you become the parent you have always wanted to be, and raise the kind of children you can always be proud of. --From the foreword by Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul "If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn...If children live with acceptance, they learn to love." Expanding on her universally loved poem, "Children Learn What They Live," which has nourished countless families since its initial publication in 1954, Dorothy Law Nolte offers a simple but powerful guide to parenting-by inspiring values through example. Addressing issues of security, self-worth, tolerance, honesty, fear, respect, fairness, patience, and more, this book of rare common sense will help a new generation of parents find their own parenting wisdom and draw out their child's immense inner resources.
Baruch Spinoza (1632--1677) was born in Amsterdam during a period ofunprecedented scientific, artistic, and intellectual discovery. Upon its release, Spinoza's Ethics was banned; today it is the quintessential example of philosophicalmethod. Although acknowledged as difficult, the book is widely taught in philosophy, literature, history, and politics. This introduction is designed to be read side byside with Spinoza's work. As a guide to the style, vocabulary, and arguments of theEthics, it offers a range of interpretive possibilities to prepare students tobecome conversant with Spinoza's philosophical method and his challenge toconventional thinking.
A Heart Blown Open" chronicles the life and teachings of Zen master Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi as he worked to integrate hard-won wisdom into his dynamic life.
In his seminal 1846 tract "The Present Age," SOren Kierkegaard ("the father of existentialism"--"New York Times") analyzes the philosophical implications of a society dominated by mass media--a society eerily similar to our own. A stunningly prescient essay on the rising influence of advertising, marketing, and publicity, "The Present Age" is essential reading for anyone who wishes to better understand the modern world.
The equations 'Mind = Machine' is false. This pocket lexicon of 'neuromythology' shows why. Taking a series of key words such as calculation, language, information and memory, Professor Tallis shows how their misuse has lured a whole generation into accepting the computational model of the mind.
By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution.