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Nicomachean Ethics: Complete Edition by Aristotle (e-artnow) 1.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

The Nicomachean Ethics is the Aristotle's best-known work on ethics. The work, which plays a pre-eminent role in defining Aristotelian ethics, consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understood to be based on notes from his lectures at the Lyceum. The theme of the work is a Socratic question previously explored in the works of Plato, Aristotle's friend and teacher, of how men should best live. In his Metaphysics, Aristotle described how Socrates, the friend and teacher of Plato, had turned philosophy to human questions, whereas pre-Socratic philosophy had only been theoretical. Ethics, as now separated out for discussion by Aristotle, is practical rather than theoretical, in the original Aristotelian senses of these terms. In other words, it is not only a contemplation about good living, because it also aims to create good living. It is therefore connected to Aristotle's other practical work, the Politics, which similarly aims at people becoming good. Ethics is about how individuals should best live, while the study of politics is from the perspective of a law-giver, looking at the good of a whole community.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 349 Pages (1,340 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: May 31st, 2020

Ignite Female Change Makers: Dynamic Women Making an Exceptional Difference for the Future of Women Around the World by JB Owen (JBO Global) 4.6 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Have you ever wanted to make a difference in the world? Do you have a deep desire to create change in your life and in the lives of others? Do you feel that change is in front of you and you are ready to dive right in? If you wish to make a change on the planet but don't know where to begin, or if you are making change already and want to make more, come enjoy 50 stories of powerful and dynamic Ignite Moments by courageous & determined women who are stepping into change in every area of their lives. Ignite moments are those moments that change us, define us, and set us on a new path. They inspire, motivate, and encourage. This book is filled with those moments told in the most vulnerable and heartfelt way. They show that life-altering moments not only impact us but ultimately inspire us to be the greatest versions of who we are. Each story ends with a tangible Action Step to help you take action in your own life. This is a book filled with everything you need to become the Change Maker you were born to be! Have you ever wanted to make a difference in the world? Do you have a deep desire to create change in your life and in the lives of those around you? Do you feel that change is in front of you and you are ready to dive right in? If you wish to make a change on the planet but don't know where to begin, or if you are making change already and want to make more, come enjoy 50 stories of powerful and dynamic Ignite Moments by courageous and determined women who are stepping into change in every area of their lives. Ignite moments are those moments that change us, define us, and set us on a new path. They inspire, motivate, and encourage. This book is filled with those stories told in the most vulnerable and heartfelt way. They show that life-altering moments not only impact us but ultimately inspire us to be the greatest versions of ourselves. Each story ends with a tangible Action Step to help you take action in your own life. This is a book filled with ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 438 Pages (38,483 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: May 30th, 2020

Theodicy: Essays of Theodicy on the Goodness of God, the Freedom of Man and the Origin of Evil by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (e-artnow) 3.8 Stars (25 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

"Theodicy" is a book of philosophy by the German polymath Gottfried Leibniz published in 1710, whose optimistic approach to the problem of evil is thought to have inspired Voltaire's "Candide". Much of the work consists of a response to the ideas of the French philosopher Pierre Bayle, with whom Leibniz carried on a debate for many years. The "Theodicy" tries to justify the apparent imperfections of the world by claiming that it is optimal among all possible worlds. It must be the best possible and most balanced world, because it was created by an all powerful and all knowing God, who would not choose to create an imperfect world if a better world could be known to him or possible to exist. In effect, apparent flaws that can be identified in this world must exist in every possible world, because otherwise God would have chosen to create the world that excluded those flaws. Leibniz distinguishes three forms of evil: moral, physical, and metaphysical. Moral evil is sin, physical evil is pain, and metaphysical evil is limitation. God permits moral and physical evil for the sake of greater goods, and metaphysical evil is unavoidable since any created universe must necessarily fall short of God's absolute perfection.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 427 Pages (1,683 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: May 20th, 2020

Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement: Stories from the Frontline by Steven K. Kapp (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This open access book marks the first historical overview of the autism rights branch of the neurodiversity movement, describing the activities and rationales of key leaders in their own words since it organized into a unique community in 1992. Sandwiched by editorial chapters that include critical analysis, the book contains 19 chapters by 21 authors about the forming of the autistic community and neurodiversity movement, progress in their influence on the broader autism community and field, and their possible threshold of the advocacy establishment. The actions covered are legendary in the autistic community, including manifestos such as "Don't Mourn for Us", mailing lists, websites or webpages, conferences, issue campaigns, academic project and journal, a book, and advisory roles. These actions have shifted the landscape toward viewing autism in social terms of human rights and identity to accept, rather than as a medical collection of deficits and symptoms to cure.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 349 Pages (3,079 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: May 8th, 2020
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