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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.

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.

Philosophy Religion Contemporary Life

Philosophy Religion Contemporary Life

Essays on Perennial Problems

  • Author: Leroy S. Rouner,James R. Langford
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 247
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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.

Report

Report

  • Author: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
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Epictetus

Epictetus

A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life

  • Author: A. A. Long
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press
  • ISBN: 0191529710
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 324
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The philosophy of Epictetus, a freed slave in the Roman Empire, has been profoundly influential on Western thought: it offers not only stimulating ideas but practical guidance in living one's life. A. A. Long, a leading scholar of later ancient philosophy, gives the definitive presentation of the thought of Epictetus for a broad readership. Long's fresh and vivid translations of a selection of the best of Epictetus' discourses show that his ideas are as valuable and striking today as they were amost two thousand years ago. The translations are organized thematically within the framework of an authoritative introduction and commentary, which offer a way into this world for those new to it, and illuminating interpretations for those who already know it. Epictetus is known as one of the great Stoic thinkers. But he took the life and conversation of Socrates as his educational model. His Socratic allegiance, scarcely examined before, is a major theme of this ground-breaking book. Long shows how Epictetus offered his students a way of life premised on the values of personal autonomy and integrity. Never a sermonizer, Epictetus engages his students in brilliantly challenging dialogue; Long offers the first accessible study of his argumentative and rhetorical methods. This is a book for anyone interested in what we can learn from ancient philosophy about how to live our lives.

An assessment of Chinese thinking on trade liberalization

An assessment of Chinese thinking on trade liberalization

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Hoover Press
  • ISBN: 9780817938130
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Hoover Digest

Hoover Digest

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Policy sciences
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Continuity and Change in Popular Values on the Pacific Rim

Continuity and Change in Popular Values on the Pacific Rim

  • Author: Alex Inkeles
  • Publisher: Hoover Inst Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 28
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The Truth about the Japanese "threat"

The Truth about the Japanese

Misperceptions of the Sam Huntington Thesis

  • Author: Tetsuya Kataoka
  • Publisher: Hoover Inst Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 14
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