A collection of 25 philosophical writings from antiquity to modernity that concern the self-directed question of what is the good life. Organized into sections on religious ways, the use of reason, self-exploration, self realization, and social involvement, the book contains essays and excerpts from works by such authors as Plato, Lao Tzu, Augustine, William James, Descartes, Spinoza, Rousseau, Sartre, Marx, and Buber. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Organized into sections on religious ways, the use of reason, self-exploration, self realization, and social involvement, the book contains essays and excerpts from works by such authors as Plato, Lao Tzu, Augustine, William James, ...
Author: Charles B. Guignon
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Since antiquity, people have been asking themselves what it means to live a good life. How should I live? What constitutes a good life? What's the role of fate? What's the role of money? Is leading a good life a question of mindset, or is it more about reaching your goals? Is it better to actively seek happiness or to avoid unhappiness? Each generation poses these questions anew, and somehow the answers are always fundamentally disappointing. Why? Because we're constantly searching for a single principle, a single tenet, a single rule. Yet this holy grail--a single, simple path to happiness--doesn't exist. Rolf Dobelli -- successful businessman, founder of the TED-style ideas conference Zurich Minds, bestselling author, and all-around seeker of big ideas--has made finding a shortcut to happiness his life's mission. He's synthesized the leading thinkers and the latest science in happiness to find the best shortcuts to satisfaction in The Art of the Good Life, his follow up to the international bestseller The Art of Thinking Clearly (which has sold more than 2.5 million copies in 40 languages all around the globe). The Art of the Good Life is a toolkit designed for practical living. Here you'll find fifty-two happiness hacks -- from guilt-free shunning of technology to gleefully paying your parking tickets -- that are certain to optimize your happiness. These tips may not guarantee you a good life, but they'll give you a better chance (and that's all any of us can ask for).
The Art of the Good Life is a toolkit designed for practical living.
Author: Rolf Dobelli
Publisher: Hachette UK
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Author: Khwaja Ghulam Saiyidain
Publisher: Basavangudi : Indian Institute of World Culture
The authors recount how they created a lifestyle based on self-reliance, good health, and a minimum of cash
The authors recount how they created a lifestyle based on self-reliance, good health, and a minimum of cash This new edition of Living the Good Life and Continuing the Good Life brings together in one volume the Nearings' classic guides to ...
Author: Helen Nearing
Category: Conduct of life
Author: Albert Eustace Haydon
Fred Feldman's fascinating new book sets out to defend hedonism as a theory about the Good Life. He tries to show that, when carefully and charitably interpreted, certain forms of hedonism yield plausible evaluations of human lives. Feldman begins by explaining what we mean when we ask what the Good Life is. He argues that this should not be taken to be a question about the morally good life or about the beneficial life. Rather, the question concerns the general features of the life that is good in itself for the one who lives it. Hedonism says (roughly) that the Good Life is the pleasant life. After showing that the usual formulations of hedonism are often confused or incoherent, Feldman presents a simple, clear, coherent form of sensory hedonism that provides a starting point for discussion. He then considers a webalogue of classic objections to hedonism, coming from sources as diverse as Plato, Aristotle, Brentano, Ross, Moore, Rawls, Kagan, Nozick, Brandt, and others. One of Feldman's central themes is that there is an important distinction between the forms of hedonism that emphasize sensory pleasure and those that emphasize attitudinal pleasure. Feldman formulates several kinds of hedonism based on the idea that attitudinal pleasure is the Good. He claims that attitudinal forms of hedonism - which have often been ignored in the literature — are worthy of more careful attention. Another main theme of the book is the plasticity of hedonism. Hedonism comes in many forms. Attitudinal hedonism is especially receptive to variations and modifications. Feldman illustrates this plasticity by formulating several variants of attitudinal hedonism and showing how they evade some of the objections. He also shows how it is possible to develop forms of hedonism that are equivalent to the allegedly anti-hedonistic theory of G. E. Moore, and the Aristotelian theory according to which the Good Life is the life of virtue, or flourishing. He also formulates hedonisms relevantly like the ones defended by Aristippus and Mill. Feldman argues that a carefully developed form of attitudinal hedonism is not refuted by objections concerning 'the shape of a life'. He also defends the claim that all of the alleged forms of hedonism discussed in the book genuinely deserve to be called 'hedonism'. Finally, after dealing with the last of the objections, he gives a sketch of his hedonistic vision of the Good Life.
A much more practical question concerns the steps one must take in order to have a good life. We might focus on some puzzles such as these: If you hope to ...
Author: Fred Feldman
Publisher: Clarendon Press
This volume concentrates on a hedonistic argument that enters the philosophical debate, when philosophers argue that what they present as the good life is the truly pleasurable life. The book investigates more precisely how this point was made by Plato and his successors.
However, at a crucial point, in his discussion of the role of pleasure in the good life, Plotinus appropriates the terms used in the Aristotelian definition ...
Author: Paul van Riel
Tim Chester shows how the gospel makes a real difference as he takes us to this little-read, life-changing New Testament letter. With clarity and insight, he helps small groups to be excited about, and equipped for, letting the truth transform their lives, their churches, and their mission. These five studies will help small groups and individuals see how to live the good life.
Five studies to help you see how the gospel changes our lives, churches, and mission.
Author: Chester Tim
Draws on the wisdom and teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher to help readers plan for a more useful, moral, and meaningful life, addressing such profound questions as "How do I find meaning and satisfaction?" and "What are my responsibilities to my community?" 40,000 first printing.
Then he would fill his reign with good deeds , not good words . ... Nonetheless , we have reason to believe that Aristotle's home life in Macedonia was ...
Author: James O'Toole
" Jesse Dylan has attracted the most amazing, powerful, and influential leaders in the categories that matter most. It's brilliant-people will love this book!" ~ Leeza Gibbons, television and radio host "The wisdom and practices in this book will usher you into a holistic way of life that supports your purpose on the planet-to flourish and glow as you deliver your talents, gifts, and skills for the benefit of all beings." ~ Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul's Potential The next generation of holistic health begins with The Good Life Here you'll find answers to the vital question of how to unlock your deepest health potential: The Good Life is a sweeping, scientifically accurate roadmap written by internationally renowned experts who have gathered-for the first time-to share their vision and wisdom. Dr. Bernie Siegel Dr. Michael Roizen Robert Moss Dr. Joan Borysenko Bob Proctor Lynne McTaggart Dr. Pamela Peeke and many more A healthy and strong body, a flexible and positive mind, and a profoundly joyful spirit are key elements of health that directly affect one another. Caring for ourselves holistically-deepening and expanding our understanding of ourselves-creates a ripple effect extending past our own enrichment, healing our families, our loved ones, our communities, and beyond.
It's no shocker to think that we need to maintain ourselves with good ... You can't live a full life if you're sickly, stressed, and battling your weight.
Author: Jesse Dylan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Health & Fitness
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Author: United States. Department of Agriculture
The potential conflict among economic and ecological goals has formed the central fault line of environmental politics in the United States and most other countries since the 1970s. The accepted view is that efforts to protect the environment will detract from economic growth, jobs, and global competitiveness. Conversely, much advocacy on behalf of the environment focuses on the need to control growth and avoid its more damaging effects. This offers a stark choice between prosperity and growth, on the one hand, and ecological degradation on the other. Stopping or reversing growth in most countries is unrealistic, economically risky, politically difficult, and is likely to harm the very groups that should be protected. At the same time, a strategy of unguided "growth above all" would cause ecological catastrophe. Over the last decade, the concept of green growth -- the idea that the right mix of policies, investments, and technologies will lead to beneficial growth within ecological limits -- has become central to global and national debates and policy due to the financial crisis and climate change. As Daniel J. Fiorino argues, in order for green growth to occur, ecological goals must be incorporated into the structure of the economic and political systems. In this book, he looks at green growth, a vast topic that has heretofore not been systematically covered in the literature on environmental policy and politics. Fiorino looks at its role in global, national, and local policy making; its relationship to sustainable development; controversies surrounding it (both from the left and right); its potential role in ameliorating inequality; and the policy strategies that are linked with it. The book also examines the political feasibility of green growth as a policy framework. While he focuses on the United States, Fiorino will draw comparisons to green growth policy in other countries, including Germany, China, and Brazil.
... however, that the environment as consensus issue was lost for good, ... is healthy communities and environmentally sound 174 A GOOD LIFE ON A FINITE EARTH.
Author: Daniel J. Fiorino
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
At the centre of our ethical thought stands the human being. Roger Teichmann examines the ways in which facts about human nature determine the shape of ethical concepts such as rationality, virtue, and happiness. He argues that only by attending to the social and empirical character of language use can we address a number of problems in ethics.
Good. Life. In Chapter 2, I said that the two central questions of ethics, 'How should I live?' and 'What sort of person should I be?
Author: Roger Teichmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This comprehensive, month-by-month guide to raising a happy, healthy puppy is presented by America's most celebrated dog-expert team: TV's "Uncle Matty" Margolis and pet columnist Mordecai Siegal. 52 photos.
This is a very important period in your dog's life. It's up to you to set strong ... Training is probably the best way of guaranteeing 154 The Good Life.
Author: Mordecai Siegal
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Throughout this introductory text, progress, decline, and redemption constitute a systematic framework for examining the central terms of Catholic theology, as well as key notions in Lonergan's theology. The book provides a firm foundation for students of Lonergan as well as anyone interested in understanding Catholic theology and applying it to ministry, education, and other fields.
Christians bring about the kingdom of God in the world not only by doing good but also by overcoming evil with good (Rom 12:21)?“ This “overcoming evil with ...
Author: Mark T. Miller
Publisher: Catholic University of America Press
Called “special, amazing” and “very moving” by Ree Drummond, One Good Life shares the never-before-told story of the blogger behind One Good Thing by Jillee, alongside the tips and wisdom that have earned her millions of devoted followers. Jill Nystul started her blog, One Good Thing by Jillee, as a means to take steps forward after emerging from rehabilitation from alcohol dependence and battling a slew of equally tough issues that tested her confidence as a wife and mother. Her goal was to pursue her passion and help others along the way—one day at a time and one step at a time—by writing about one good thing each day. It is clear that Nystul’s ability to appreciate the little things has resonated with readers everywhere. Fans have fallen in love with her crafty household endeavors, delicious recipes, and words of wisdom. One Good Life presents 75 Good Things by Jillee, fifty of which have never before been published, intertwined with Nystul’s personal story, revealed in this book for the first time. Drawing from her own experiences, Nystul shows how she has overcome tremendous hardship to finally re-embrace her faith and appreciate, each day, one good thing.
I met fascinating people from all walks of life who were guests on Good Things Utah, like the cast of the Harry Potter movies, Dr. Laura, and Jane Seymour, ...
Author: Jill Nystul
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book provides a characterization of the aesthetic that enables the reader to understand what it means to view something aesthetically and how people's lives can be made aesthetically full. Influential philosophical theories of the aesthetic are explored, as well as the profound connection between aesthetic and ethical value.
The good life is the kind of life led by a certain kind of person. It is what makes a rational person feel good. When life has meaning, it ensures certain ...
Author: Marcia Muelder Eaton
Publisher: Associated University Presse
You can live the good life! The good life—everyone wants to live it. The good life means having the ability to do what we want, when we want, how we want, and the ability to bless others. Living the good life also implies healthy, happy families, wonderful vacations, great jobs and fulfilling careers, successful ministries and businesses, owning nice cars and houses, and having access to the best technology. The Good Life focuses on the principles, underlying attitudes, and lifestyle changes necessary to truly live the good life God designed for each of us. It is about learning how to develop the desire and discipline needed to yield to our new nature in Christ so that we fulfill the perfect will of God for every facet of our lives. This book is written for those who are: On the cutting edge of breakthrough, but are unable to do so. Experiencing sporadic but not continuous bursts of success. In business but can’t seem to turn a profit. In a cycle of loss and lack. Based on personal experiences and biblical principles, the author provides solid advice and practical guidelines about how you can live the good life—starting today!
But that on good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart ... bring forth fruit...” C. The pure heart allows for total life fulfillment. a.
Author: Jeffrey Magada
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers