Sayings, mottos, "pithies", & provocations in poetry & prose, aiding & abetting popular philosophy
This small collection of thought-provokers exists because thought does but happiness doesn't. If determinism, free belief, possible causes and education get your goat, so will thought and its provokers. If you have worked hard you will have got lucky (or "someone" got it wrong). If we get knowledge through experience, why do we have to get it on our own, and how do we measure experience, and what is experience? If we think a lot we are sure to rise a lot in social status. If we ponder freedom we know that freedom is not free. If we start laughing when we eat, when we sleep, and when we exercise, our DNA jumps joyously up and down, and we outlive the unsmiling. What a load of... provocation! And that's why thought-provokers are here - in poetry and prose! Examples :
?There is some dignity in fallibility, none in a human god. (Agreed?!)
?You just have to believe in lies and everything becomes easy, even murder. (What a lie!?)
?Scorn what the past thought and always remember to believe your scorn is better than your elders'.
?To the thoughtless and the selfish relativity is a sweet god.
To blurb-end : "Let's sing a rowdy song / To devastate the great... " always remembering we are "free" but freedom is not, and the degree to which we think will determine the degree to which we will rise or not rise or fall.
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Don't Miss a Moment with Anne Shirley in this Anne of Green Gables Bundle
This bundle includes:
? Anne of Green Gables
? Anne of Avonlea
? Anne of the Island
? Anne's House of Dreams
? Rainbow Valley
? Rilla of Ingleside
? Chronicles of Avonlea
? Further Chronicles of Avonlea
This Anne of Green Gables Collection has been professionally formatted for e-readers and contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.
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Tobin Siebers asserts that literary criticism is essentially a form of ethics. The Ethics of Criticism investigates the moral character of contemporary literary theory, assessing a wide range of theoretical approaches in terms of both the ethical presuppositions underlying the critical claims and the attitudes fostered by the approaches. Building on analyses of the moral legacies of Plato, Kant, Nietzsche, and Freud, Siebers identifies the various fronts on which the concerns of critical theory impinge on those of ethics.
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Taking a strikingly interdisciplinary and global approach, Postcolonialism Cross-Examined reflects on the current status of postcolonial studies and attempts to break through traditional boundaries, creating a truly comparative and genuinely global phenomenon. Drawing together the field of mainstream postcolonial studies with post-Soviet postcolonial studies and studies of the late Ottoman Empire, the contributors in this volume question many of the concepts and assumptions we have become accustomed to in postcolonial studies, creating a fresh new version of the field. The volume calls the merits of the field into question, investigating how postcolonial studies may have perpetuated and normalized colonialism as an issue exclusive to Western colonial and imperial powers. The volume is the first to open a dialogue between three different areas of postcolonial scholarship that previously developed independently from one another:
? the wide field of postcolonial studies working on European colonialism,
? the growing field of post-Soviet postcolonial/post-imperial studies,
? the still fledgling field of post-Ottoman postcolonial/post-imperial studies, supported by sideways glances at the multidirectional conditions of interaction in East Africa and the East and West Indies.
Postcolonialism Cross-Examined looks at topics such as humanism, nationalism, multiculturalism, nostalgia, and the Anthropocene in order to piece together a new, broader vision for postcolonial studies in the twenty-first century. By including territories other than those covered by the postcolonial mainstream, the book strives to reframe the "postcolonial" as a genuinely global phenomenon and develop multidirectional postcolonial perspectives.
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'Never Let Anything Worry You' guides the reader to rethink their close environment. Philosophies contained in each chapter provide the reader with threads of thought which help to overcome unnecessary worry.
On a basic level, successful people accumulate facts, use intelligent reasoning and understand the power of interaction. People who enjoy the experience of wealth will have followed a determined path. There is no doubt in my mind success has a formula. 'Never Let Anything Worry You' reveals to the reader how to attain the mindset of happiness and the attainment of wealth. Cynics may claim this is impossible; I'd bet a pound for a penny happiness and wealth are not part of their lives.
No one succeeds without the support of others. Successful people utilise communication, intelligent and critical thought, emotional stability and creativity. They understand trust and mutual profit is essential to the attainment of wealth and prosperity. There is no room for excuses or half-hearted commitment.
Living life without debt requires a lifelong commitment. For the majority of people, this choice is too complicated and they will find reasons to disagree with the 'Philosophy of Selfness'. Taking on the philosophy is tough and initially seems to be without reward. The first objective is to own one's home as early as possible. To be free of the obligation of rent and mortgage releases the individual to live within freedom. The sacrifices made will be forgotten once the first objectives are attained.
Every reader will discover something useful within the book. It is not a panacea for worry. Although, many people who have read the book find it a refreshing change from 'run of the mill' self-help books. Truth to tell the download is less than a bottle of water. There is little to lose and many thoughts to gain.
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"The American Prejudice Against Color" is an essential book to understand the racism and segregation in the United States during the 19th century.
In 1853, William G. Allen, the "Coloured Professor" of Classics at New York Central College, became engaged to Mary King, a student at the coeducational, racially integrated school and daughter of a local white abolitionist minister. Rumors of their betrothal incited a mob of several hundred men armed with "tar, feathers, poles, and an empty barrel spiked with shingle nails." Allen and King narrowly escaped with their lives, married in New York City, and then fled as fugitives to England and Ireland.
Their love story and brave resistance were recorded in engrossing detail by Allen the pamphlet "The American Prejudice Against Color".
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Idea of a League of Nations (The original unabridged edition, Part 1 & 2)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. In his book The Idea of a League of Nations H. G. Wells argued that society had reached the stage where it needed world government and strongly supported the League of Nations that was established after the First World War. Wells also stressed that society needed to establish structures that ensured that the most intelligent gained power. Herbert George "H. G." Wells (1866 - 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. Wells was now considered to be one of the world's most important political thinkers and during the 1920s and 30s he was in great demand as a contributor to newspapers and journals.
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This open access book addresses the current debate on extended working life policy by considering the influence of gender and health on the experiences of older workers. Bringing together an international team of scholars, it tackles issues as gender, health status and job/ occupational characteristics that structure the capacity and outcomes associated with working longer. The volume starts with an overview of the empirical and policy literature; continues with a discussion of the relevant theoretical perspectives; includes a section on available data and indicators; followed by 25 very concise and unique country reports that highlight the main extended working life (EWL) research findings and policy trajectories at the national level. It identifies future directions for research and addresses issues associated with effective policy-making. This volume fills an important gap in the knowledge of the consequences of EWL and it will be an invaluable source for both researchers and policy makers.
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