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Knowledge is Beautiful

Knowledge is Beautiful

  • Author: David McCandless
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062398377
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The David McCandless Collection

The David McCandless Collection

  • Author: David McCandless
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780008127367
  • Category:
  • Page: 512
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The Great Ethics of Aristotle

The Great Ethics of Aristotle

  • Author: Peter L. P. Simpson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351481894
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 261
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In this follow up to The Eudemian Ethics of Aristotle, Peter L. P. Simpson centres his attention on the basics of Aristotelian moral doctrine as found in the Great Ethics: the definition of happiness, the nature and kind of the virtues, pleasure, and friendship. This work's authenticity is disputed, but Simpson argues that all the evidence favours it. Unlike the Nicomachean and Eudemian Ethics, Aristotle wrote the Great Ethics for a popular audience. It gives us insight less into Aristotle the theoretician than into Aristotle the pedagogue. For this reason, the Great Ethics has distinct advantages as an introduction to Aristotelian ethical thinking: it is simpler and clearer in its argumentation, matters such as the intellectual virtues are made suitably secondary to the practical focus, the moral virtues come through with a pleasing directness, and the work's syllogistic formalism gives it a transparency and accessibility that the other Ethics typically lack. Arius' Epitome, which relies heavily on this work, helps confirm its value and authenticity. Because the Great Ethics is generally neglected by scholars, less has been done to clear up its obscurities or to expose its structure. But to ignore it is to lose another and more instructive way of approaching and appreciating Aristotle's teaching. The translation is prefaced by an analytic outline of the whole, and the several sections of it are prefaced by brief summaries. The commentary supplies fuller descriptions and analyses, sorting out puzzles, removing misunderstandings, and resolving doubts of meaning and intention. This book is a fresh rendition of the work of the preeminent philosopher of all time.

Small Is Beautiful

Small Is Beautiful

A Study of Economics as if People Mattered

  • Author: E F Schumacher
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446468364
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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How does our economic system impact the way we live? Does it really affect what we truly care about? Oxford economist E. F. Schumacher provides an enlightening study of our economic system and its purpose, challenging the current state of excessive consumption in our society. Offering a crucial message for the modern world struggling to balance economic growth with the human costs of globalisation, Small Is Beautiful puts forward the revolutionary yet viable case for building our economies around the needs of communities, not corporations. ‘One of the 100 most influential books published since World War II’ The Times Literary Supplement

Brahman and Dao

Brahman and Dao

Comparative Studies of Indian and Chinese Philosophy and Religion

  • Author: Ithamar Theodor,Zhihua Yao
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739188143
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 308
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The present geopolitical rise of India and China evokes much interest in the comparative study of these two ancient Asian cultures. There are various studies comparing Western and Indian philosophies and religions, and there are similar works comparing Chinese and Western philosophy and religion. However, so far there is no systemic comparative study of Chinese and Indian philosophies and religions. Therefore there is a need to fill this gap. As such, Brahman and Dao: Comparative Studies of Indian and Chinese Philosophy and Religion is a pioneering volume in that it highlights possible bridges between these two great cultures and complex systems of thought, with seventeen chapters on various Indo-Chinese comparative topics. The book focuses on four themes: metaphysics and soteriology; ethics; body, health and spirituality; and language and culture.

Information is Beautiful

Information is Beautiful

  • Author: David McCandless
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007294662
  • Category: Charts, diagrams, etc
  • Page: 255
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A visual guide to the way the world really works Every day, every hour, every minute we are bombarded by information - from television, from newspapers, from the internet, we're steeped in it, maybe even lost in it. We need a new way to relate to it, to discover the beauty and the fun of information for information's sake. No dry facts, theories or statistics. Instead, Information is Beautiful contains visually stunning displays of information that blend the facts with their connections, their context and their relationships - making information meaningful, entertaining and beautiful. This is information like you have never seen it before - keeping text to a minimum and using unique visuals that offer a blueprint of modern life - a map of beautiful colour illustrations that are tactile to hold and easy to flick through but intriguing and engaging enough to study for hours.

The Evangelical Magazine

The Evangelical Magazine

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Missions
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The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Christianity
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Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

LA Vita E Bella

  • Author: Mylia Tiye Mal Jaza
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595273653
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 208
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"Few things in here are what you'd expect. I loved that!" -Charlene Timol, Los Angeles, CA "Anyone who doesn't know about Mylia Jaza doesn't know themselves. These poems are the poetry of all our lives." -Robert Bolin, Detroit, MI "Whether or not you're a risk-taker, adding this book to your library will net nothing but positive returns." -Susie Palmer, Jackson, MS "This is the first poet to come along in a long time and deal head on with a variety of issues." -Laverne Vancouver, Colorado Springs, CO "This book inspired me so much. I feel empowered." -Troy Lewis, Manhattan, NY "I didn't like poetry much before reading some of these poems. Now, this collection will be the first book of poems in my own poetry library." -Beth Stanton, West Palm Beach, FL