The Analects

Author: Confucius
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101160466
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 3890
Confucius is one of the most humane, rational, and lucid of moral teachers, concerned not with arcane metaphysics but with practical issues of life and conduct. What is virtue? What sort of life is most conducive to happiness? How should the state be ruled? What is the proper relationship between human beings and their environment? In this classic translation of The Analects by Arthur Waley, the questions Confucius addressed two and a half millennia ago remain as relevant as ever. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)


Author: Confucius
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0143106856
Category: Religion
Page: 399
View: 1319
One of the most influential books in human history, in a revelatory new translation.China's first and greatest teacher, Confucius traveled from state to state as an itinerant philosopher. The Analects preserves his major teachings, as compiled by his disciples after his death - everything from how people should relate to each other (the Golden Rule, which he was the first to define), to how a country should be organized (like a family), to how to lie in bed (not like a corpse).This new translation, by one of the pre-eminent scholars of Confucius, draws on the most recent excavated texts and latest scholarship. The historian Annping Chin sets out to illuminate the historical context of Confucius's teachings, explaining who the many local figures referenced in The Analectsare, and navigating a rich tradition of historical commentaries to provide a map of Confucian thought that brings us as close as possible to experiencing Confucius as his followers might have 2,500 years ago.


Author: Confucius
Publisher: N.A
Category: Ethics
Page: 255
View: 2718

Römische Geschichte

Author: Cassius Dio Cocceianus
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 7012


Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026808738
Category: Poetry
Page: 125
View: 9087

Moral Perspectives

Author: Kim Chong Chong
Publisher: NUS Press
ISBN: 9789971691622
Category: Ethics
Page: 150
View: 5221
While interdisciplinary work on morality has largely been confined to a dialogue between psychologists and philosophers on the one hand, and economists and philosophers on the other, this volume brings together papers from a wider field than is usual in looking at the nature of morality. Three of these are about moral education, three others discuss the relation between morality on the one hand, and law, economics and psychiatry on the other; two more are concerned with relativism and the role of the personal in morality. Those with an academic interest in the subject of morality, as well as lawyers, psychologists, educationalists and other general readers should find the contents of this book interesting and thought-provoking.

Hospitality in Asia

A New Paradigm
Author: Kaye Chon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429760086
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 88
View: 9525
In a rapidly advancing era, a fresh look at the concept of hospitality from socio-cultural perspectives is needed. This book proposes that a new paradigm in hospitality has been developed in Asia due to its unique culture, social values and traditions. Based on Kaye Chon’s extensive field research and experience teaching in hospitality over three decades, this book provides a historical review of the hospitality industry. In order to continue the sustained growth of the hospitality industry and improve quality, it is vital for the industry to create new business models. A flexible approach should be adopted, using new, and different, ways to enhance business instead of traditional methods which may now be outdated. It is vital that new business models embrace innovation and, at the present time, this means finding ways to implement new technology. The eight chapters in the book are richly detailed with case studies and insights from the author's own experiences, providing cutting-edge perspectives on understanding a new paradigm of hospitality embraced in Asia. Written in an accessible style, this book will be valuable reading to students and practitioners who wish to further understand the rapidly developing hospitality and tourism industries in Asia. It will be a useful resource for those studying hospitality, tourism development, leisure studies, business studies management and the service industries.

The Divine Verdict

A Study of Divine Judgement in the Ancient Religions
Author: John Gwyn Griffiths
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004092310
Category: Religion
Page: 410
View: 4583
The theme of divine judgement has often been treated, but usually with a concentration on one it its two main aspects: either that which is seen in the present life and in history or that which is believed to occur only after death. This new study seeks to combine the two aspects. It also tries to cover the whole spectrum of the ancient religions. Special attention is given to Israel, Greece, and Egypt. Israel's neighbours are also considered, and there are discussions of Judaism, Christianity, and Zoroastrianism. In several areas, notably in Egypt and Israel, it is shown that punishment in this life is sometimes presented as a fate that man brings upon himself rather than as one imposed by God, though always against a moral background derived from religion. The origins of judgement after death in the Judaeo-Christian tradition are examined in some detail and elements are traced to Egyptian, Zoroastrian, and Judaic sources.

The World's Religious Traditions

Current Perspectives in Religious Studies
Author: Frank Whaling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474289282
Category: Religion
Page: 320
View: 4176
The aim of this book is to make a major contribution to the field of religious studies while at the same time paying tribute to the work of Wilfred Smith. Although the basis of the chapters is provided by Smith's themes of faith and tradition and Smith's approach to the study of religion, this book stands in its own right as a significant addition to both content and method in the global history of religions. First published in 1984, it includes contributions by Geoffrey Parrinder, Annemarie Schimmel, George Rupp, Ninian Smart and others.

Die Wiedergeburten des Tao

Author: Wesley Chu
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104036489
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 1815
›Die Wiedergeburten des Tao‹ ist Wesley Chus atemberaubendes Finale der Tao-Trilogie – ein Science-Fiction-Roman voller Aliens, Spionage-Action und Kung Fu – mit einem Hauch von Weltverschwörung. Seit den Ereignissen in ›Die Leben des Tao‹ und ›Die Tode des Tao‹ sind viele Jahre vergangen. Die beiden Alien-Fraktionen der Genjix und der Prophus befinden sich noch immer im Krieg miteinander, und doch ist alles anders geworden: Da die Existenz der Außerirdischen kein Geheimnis mehr ist, machen die Regierungen Jagd auf beide Seiten. In Amerika befinden sich die Quasing und ihre Sympathisanten im Untergrund. Roen und Jill leben mittlerweile mit ihrem 15-jährigen Sohn Cameron auf einer abgelegenen Farm ein idyllisches Familienleben – bis eine Gruppe flüchtiger Genjix bei ihnen auftaucht. Während Roen für eine Mission nach Oregon reist, kümmert sich Jill um die Flüchtlinge. Doch die schwierigste Aufgabe fällt Cameron zu: Er muss eine junge Genjix-Agentin in Sicherheit bringen, in die er sich zu allem Überfluss unsterblich verliebt hat ... Ein spannender, lustiger und phantasievoller Science-Fiction-Thriller – perfekter Lesestoff für Fans von ›Kingsman‹ oder ›Men in Black‹.

Gesammelte Werke

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783866479272
Page: 800
View: 1216

Der Lauf des Wassers

die Lebensweisheit des Taoismus
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783458346395
Category: Taoism
Page: 213
View: 8425

Confucius and the Analects

New Essays
Author: Bryan W. Van Norden
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195133951
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 342
View: 9760
Surprisingly, this volume is the first and only anthology to address the worldwide influence of Confucius and the Analects in English. Here, contributors apply a variety of different methodologies (including philosophical, phililogical, and religious) and address a number of important topics, from Confucius and Western "virtue ethics" to Confucius' attitude toward women to the historical composition of the text of the Analects. Scholars will appreciate the rigor of these essays, while students and beginners will find them accessible and engaging.

Das Buch des Mirdad

Author: Miẖāʾīl Nuʿaima
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3938540338
Page: 285
View: 5988

The Analects of Confucius

Author: Confucius
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781722292317
Page: 74
View: 6281
The Analects of Confucius Confucius The Analects are a collection of Confucius's sayings brought together by his pupils shortly after his death in 497 BC. Together they express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which Confucius, one of the most humane thinkers of all time, believed everyone should live. Upholding the ideals of wisdom, self-knowledge, courage and love of one's fellow man, he argued that the pursuit of virtue should be every individual's supreme goal. And, while following the Way, or the truth, might not result in immediate or material gain, Confucius showed that it could nevertheless bring its own powerful and lasting spiritual rewards. This edition contains a detailed introduction exploring the concepts of the original work, a bibliography and glossary and appendices on Confucius himself, The Analects and the disciples who compiled them. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.


Kay Scarpettas 15. Fall
Author: Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455810942
Category: Fiction
Page: 444
View: 1053
Ein kleiner Junge liegt in der Kühlkammer von Dr. Kay Scarpettas Labor in Charleston. Sein toter Körper wurde in einem abgelegenen Sumpf nahe der traditionsreichen Südstaatenstadt gefunden. Scarpettas Untersuchungen beweisen, dass er in den sechs Jahren seines kurzen Lebens schwer misshandelt wurde, aber seine Identität bleibt für sie trotz aller Anstrengungen im Verborgenen. Und keine Mutter, kein Vater, niemand scheint das Kind zu vermissen. Mit dem Mord an dem amerikanischen Tennisstar Drew Martin in Rom steht Scarpetta vor einem weiteren Rätsel, das sie trotz modernster Hightech-Forensik nicht zu lösen vermag. Währenddessen inszeniert die so populäre wie dubiose TV-Psychologin Dr. Marilyn Self eine üble Rufmordkampagne gegen die renommierte Gerichtsmedizinerin. Scarpetta ahnt nicht, dass Dr. Self in E-Mail-Kontakt mit einem Irakkriegsveteranen steht. Er nennt sich Sandman und kündigt übers Internet grausame Verbrechen an. So grausam wie im Fall der jungen Drew Martin, deren leere Augenhöhlen mit Sand gefüllt wurden, bevor der Mörder ihr die Lider mit Sekundenkleber für immer verschloss.


Author: Michael David Coogan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783822851234
Page: 288
View: 1803

Handbüchlein der Moral

Author: Epiktet
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 394592443X
Category: Education
Page: 80
View: 9757
Das "Handbüchlein" ist das bekannteste und einflussreichste Kompendium der praktischen Lebensweisheit des berühmten Philosophen Epiktet. Zusammengestellt und herausgegeben von seinem bedeutendsten Schüler, dem römischen Historiker und Staatsmann Arrianus, dient es seit zwei Jahrtausenden allen nach Weisheit und Persönlichkeitsbildung Strebenden als treues Vademecum. Ohne den Leser mit theoretischem Ballast zu ermüden, vermittelt es die lebensethischen Maximen und im besten Sinne des Wortes humanen Lehren Epiktets unumständlich, einfach, kompakt. Das "Handbüchlein" zählt neben den Werken Senecas und den "Selbstbetrachtungen" Marc Aurels noch heute zu den populärsten Werken der antiken Lebensphilosophie.