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Courage Under Fire

Courage Under Fire

Testing Epictetus's Doctrines in a Laboratory of Human Behavior

  • Author: James B. Stockdale
  • Publisher: Hoover Press
  • ISBN: 0817936939
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 32
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When physical disability from combat wounds brought about Jim Stockdale's early retirement from military life, he had the distinction of being the only three-star officer in the history of the navy to wear both aviator wings and the Congressional Medal of Honor. His writings have been many and varied, but all converge on the central theme of how man can rise with dignity to prevail in the face of adversity.

Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot

Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot

  • Author: James B. Stockdale
  • Publisher: Hoover Press
  • ISBN: 9780817993931
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 242
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Thoughts on issues of character, leadership, integrity, personal and public virtue, and ethics, the selections in this volume converge around the central theme of how man can rise with dignity to prevail in the face of adversity--lessons just as valid for the challenges of present-day life as they were for the author's Vietnam experience.

A Vietnam Experience

A Vietnam Experience

Ten Years of Reflection

  • Author: James B. Stockdale
  • Publisher: Hoover Inst Press
  • ISBN: 9780817981525
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 147
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A prisoner of war in North Vietnam for over seven years, the author discusses his experiences, the study of military history, leadership, duty, and moral commitment

Stoic Warriors

Stoic Warriors

The Ancient Philosophy behind the Military Mind

  • Author: Nancy Sherman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199760411
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 256
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Stoic Warriors explores the relationship between soldiers and Stoic philosophy, exploring what Stoicism actually is, the role it plays in the character of the military (both ancient and modern), and its powerful value as a philosophy of life. Marshalling anecdotes from military history--ranging from ancient Greek wars to World War II, Vietnam, and Iraq--Sherman illuminates the military mind and uses it as a window on the virtues of the Stoic philosophy. Indeed this is a perceptive investigation of what makes Stoicism so compelling not only as a guiding principle for the military, but as a philosophy for anyone facing the hardships of life.

In Love and War

In Love and War

The Story of a Family's Ordeal and Sacrifice During the Vietnam Years

  • Author: Jim Stockdale,James B. Stockdale,Sybil Stockdale
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • ISBN: 9781557507846
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 536
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A unique American chronicle of a Navy family's life during the Vietnam War years, this widely acclaimed memoir has been updated to include an outspoken account of the Stockdale's experiences in the seventeen years since Jim's release from a Hanoi prison.

A New Stoicism

A New Stoicism

  • Author: Lawrence C. Becker
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400888387
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 272
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What would stoic ethics be like today if stoicism had survived as a systematic approach to ethical theory, and if it had coped successfully with the challenges of modern philosophy and experimental science? What would stoic ethics be like today if stoicism had survived as a systematic approach to ethical theory, if it had coped successfully with the challenges of modern philosophy and experimental science? A New Stoicism proposes an answer to that question, offered from within the stoic tradition but without the metaphysical and psychological assumptions that modern philosophy and science have abandoned. Lawrence Becker argues that a secular version of the stoic ethical project, based on contemporary cosmology and developmental psychology, provides the basis for a sophisticated form of ethical naturalism, in which virtually all the hard doctrines of the ancient Stoics can be clearly restated and defended. Becker argues, in keeping with the ancients, that virtue is one thing, not many; that it, and not happiness, is the proper end of all activity; that it alone is good, all other things being merely rank-ordered relative to each other for the sake of the good; and that virtue is sufficient for happiness. Moreover, he rejects the popular caricature of the stoic as a grave figure, emotionally detached and capable mainly of endurance, resignation, and coping with pain. To the contrary, he holds that while stoic sages are able to endure the extremes of human suffering, they do not have to sacrifice joy to have that ability, and he seeks to turn our attention from the familiar, therapeutic part of stoic moral training to a reconsideration of its theoretical foundations.

How to win friends & influence people

How to win friends & influence people

  • Author: Dale Carnegie
  • Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • ISBN: 9352613937
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 224
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The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy

  • Author: Donald Robertson
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • ISBN: 1780492804
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 318
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Why should modern psychotherapists be interested in philosophy, especially ancient philosophy? Why should philosophers be interested in psychotherapy? There is a sense of mutual attraction between what are today two thoroughly distinct disciplines. However, arguably it was not always the case that they were distinct.Donald Robertson takes the view that by reconsidering the generally received wisdom concerning the history of these closely-related subjects, we can learn a great deal about both philosophy and psychotherapy, under which heading he includes potentially solitary pursuits such as "self-help" and "personal development".

Musonius Rufus

Musonius Rufus

Lectures and Sayings

  • Author: Caius Musonius Rufus,Cynthia King
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781456459666
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 98
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Musonius Rufus (c. AD 30-100) was one of the four great Roman Stoic philosophers, the other three being Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Musonius' pupil Epictetus. During his life, Musonius' Stoicism was put to the test, most notably during an exile to Gyaros, a barren island in the Aegean Sea. Because Stoicism was, for Musonius, not merely a philosophy but a prescription for daily living, he has been called "the Roman Socrates." MUSONIUS RUFUS: LECTURES AND SAYINGS will therefore be welcomed by those who seek insight into the practice of Stoicism. In this volume, readers will find Cynthia King's translation of Musonius' lectures, as recorded by his pupil Lucius; the sayings attributed to Musonius by ancient writers; an exchange of letters between Musonius and Apollonius of Tyana; and a letter from Musonius to Pankratides. This volume also includes a preface by William B. Irvine, author of A GUIDE TO THE GOOD LIFE: THE ANCIENT ART OF STOIC JOY.

Discourses, Fragments, Handbook

Discourses, Fragments, Handbook

  • Author: Epictetus
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191641979
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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'About things that are within our power and those that are not.' Epictetus's Discourses have been the most widely read and influential of all writings of Stoic philosophy, from antiquity onwards. They set out the core ethical principles of Stoicism in a form designed to help people put them into practice and to use them as a basis for leading a good human life. Epictetus was a teacher, and a freed slave, whose discourses have a vivid informality, animated by anecdotes and dialogue. Forceful, direct, and challenging, their central message is that the basis of happiness is up to us, and that we all have the capacity, through sustained reflection and hard work, of achieving this goal. They still speak eloquently to modern readers seeking meaning in their own lives. This is the only complete modern translation of the Discourses, together with the Handbook or manual of key themes, and surviving fragments. Robin Hard's accurate and accessible translation is accompanied by Christopher Gill's full introduction and comprehensive notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Never Stop Starting

Never Stop Starting

One Dozen Lessons for a Vibrant Later Life

  • Author: Peter James Flamming
  • Publisher: WestBow Press
  • ISBN: 1512735957
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 246
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This book will challenge, inspire, and offer encouragement for your life’s journey by sharing modern aging wisdom through the lens and experiences of twelve biblical characters.

A Slap in the Face

A Slap in the Face

Why Insults Hurt—And Why They Shouldn't

  • Author: William B. Irvine
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199934452
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 253
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William Irvine undertakes a wide-ranging investigation of insults, their history, the role they play in social relationships, and the science behind them, examining not just memorable zingers, such as Elizabeth Bowen's description of Aldous Huxley as "The stupid person's idea of a clever person," but subtle insults as well, such as when someone insults us by reporting the insulting things others have said about us: "I never read bad reviews about myself," wrote entertainer Oscar Levant, "because my best friends invariably tell me about them." Irvine also considers the role insults play in our society: they can be used to cement relations, as when a woman playfully teases her husband, or to enforce a social hierarchy, as when a boss publicly berates an employee. He goes on to investigate the many ways society has tried to deal with insults-by adopting codes of politeness, for example, and outlawing hate speech-but concludes that the best way to deal with insults is to immunize ourselves against them: We need to transform ourselves in the manner recommended by Stoic philosophers. We should, more precisely, become insult pacifists, trying hard not to insult others and laughing off their attempts to insult us.

Frolic of His Own

Frolic of His Own

  • Author: William Gaddis
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439125473
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 512
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A dazzling fourth novel by the author of The Recognitions, Carpenter’s Gothic, and JR uses his considerable powers of observation and satirical sensibilities to take on the American legal system.

Antifragile

Antifragile

Things that Gain from Disorder

  • Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher: Random House Incorporated
  • ISBN: 0812979680
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 519
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Shares insights into how adversity can bring out the best in individuals and communities, drawing on multiple disciplines to consider such topics as the superiority of city states over nation states and the drawbacks of debt.

Rome's Last Citizen

Rome's Last Citizen

The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar

  • Author: Rob Goodman,Jimmy Soni
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0312681232
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 366
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Presents a portrait of Marcus Porcius Cato that traces his life against a backdrop of period terrorism, a debt crisis, and a fractious ruling class, describing his defense of Roman traditions and his contributions to Christianity.

Fundamentals Of Good Writing - A Handbook Of Modern Rhetoric

Fundamentals Of Good Writing - A Handbook Of Modern Rhetoric

  • Author: Cleanth Brooks
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1447495004
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 546
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"There is no easy way to learn to write', is the opening line of this clear and effective guide for writers wishing to learn the basics of writing whether it is fiction, poetry, news articles or essays. This book including answers to some general problems faced by prospective writers, a section on the kinds of discourse you should wish to achieve and on the exposition. What is common to all kinds of good writing is more important than what distinguishes one kind from another. This is a fundamental point, and this book is an attempt to deal with the fundamentals of writing.

A Passion for Ideas

A Passion for Ideas

How Innovators Create the New and Shape Our World

  • Author: Heinrich von Pierer,Bolko von Oetinger
  • Publisher: Purdue University Press
  • ISBN: 9781557532091
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 367
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The creation, implementation, and sustainability of new ideas is the lifeblood ensuring the growth and viability of any organization. Without continuing innovation, competitive advantage and global market share are endangered. Once-thriving organizations can find themselves unprepared for the future. A Passion for Ideas gathers together a stunning list of today's thought leaders to shed light on how "the new" is discovered. Via interviews and essays, an exciting and diverse international group of innovators-representing not only business, but also science and the arts-share their insights and help us to understand the process of creativity and construction and the methods to move organizations forward in an ever-changing climate.

Key Concepts in Military Ethics

Key Concepts in Military Ethics

  • Author: Deane-Peter Baker
  • Publisher: UNSW Press
  • ISBN: 1742242138
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 224
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Can war be morally justified? What is the philosophy behind armed conflict? How do you conduct an ethical war? And what guides military action as the nature of conflict changes over time? Based on a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) designed for both military personnel and non-specialists across the globe, Key Concepts in Military Ethics is structured as a series of ‘mini-chapters’ that cover a huge range of topics and issues: moral dilemmas, military and civilian interactions, freedom of the press, peacekeeping, terrorism, and humanitarian intervention. Written by a team of academic experts, many with military experience, the book contains scenarios and case studies, including the Gulf War, the Falklands War, ‘Ground Zero’ in New York City and more conventional theatres of war through history, as well as cyber-terrorism, the role of military contractors and unmanned weapons systems.

In Pursuit of Happiness

In Pursuit of Happiness

  • Author: Leroy S. Rouner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 176
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Happiness is a paradoxical thing. In our heart of hearts we all want to be happy, but we do not talk much about it, lest we seem sentimental or too optimistic. But what would happiness be like if we could find it? The second section deals with happiness in three major world religious traditions. The third section deals with various issues regarding the meaning and even the uses of happiness.

Man into wolf

Man into wolf

  • Author: Robert Eisler
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 286
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