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Sailing - Philosophy For Everyone

Sailing - Philosophy For Everyone

Catching the Drift of Why We Sail

  • Author: Patrick Goold
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118336402
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 224
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This volume reveals the wisdom we can learn from sailing, a sport that pits human skills against the elements, tests the mettle and is a rich source of valuable lessons in life. Unravels the philosophical mysteries behind one of the oldest organized human activities Features contributions from philosophers and academics as well as from sailors themselves Enriches appreciation of the sport by probing its meaning and value Brings to life the many applications of philosophy to sailing and the profound lessons it can teach us A thought-provoking read for sailors and philosophers alike

Sailing - Philosophy For Everyone

Sailing - Philosophy For Everyone

Catching the Drift of Why We Sail

  • Author: Patrick Goold
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118336607
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 224
  • View: 7221
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This volume reveals the wisdom we can learn from sailing, a sport that pits human skills against the elements, tests the mettle and is a rich source of valuable lessons in life. Unravels the philosophical mysteries behind one of the oldest organized human activities Features contributions from philosophers and academics as well as from sailors themselves Enriches appreciation of the sport by probing its meaning and value Brings to life the many applications of philosophy to sailing and the profound lessons it can teach us A thought-provoking read for sailors and philosophers alike

Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyone

Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyone

I Ink, Therefore I Am

  • Author: Robert Arp
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118252748
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 224
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Covering philosophical issues ranging from tattooed religious symbols to a feminist aesthetics of tattoo, Tattoos and Philosophy offers an enthusiastic analysis of inking that will lead readers to consider the nature of the tattooing arts in a new and profound way. Contains chapters written by philosophers (most all with tattoos themselves), tattoo artists, and tattoo enthusiasts that touch upon many areas in Western and Eastern philosophy Enlightens people to the nature of tattoos and the tattooing arts, leading readers to think deeply about tattoos in new ways Offers thoughtful and humorous insights that make philosophical ideas accessible to the non-philosopher

Blues - Philosophy for Everyone

Blues - Philosophy for Everyone

Thinking Deep About Feeling Low

  • Author: Jesse R. Steinberg,Abrol Fairweather
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470656808
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 248
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The philosophy of the blues From B.B. King to Billie Holiday, Blues music not only sounds good, but has an almost universal appeal in its reflection of the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Its ability to powerfully touch on a range of social and emotional issues is philosophically inspiring, and here, a diverse range of thinkers and musicians offer illuminating essays that make important connections between the human condition and the Blues that will appeal to music lovers and philosophers alike.

Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone

Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone

Better Than a Lump of Coal

  • Author: Scott C. Lowe
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444341454
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 256
  • View: 9421
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From Santa, elves and Ebenezer Scrooge, to the culture wars and virgin birth, Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone explores a host of philosophical issues raised by the practices and beliefs surrounding Christmas. Offers thoughtful and humorous philosophical insights into the most widely celebrated holiday in the Western world Contributions come from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, theology, religious studies, English literature, cognitive science and moral psychology The essays cover a wide range of Christmas themes, from a defence of the miracle of the virgin birth to the relevance of Christmas to atheists and pagans

The Olympics and Philosophy

The Olympics and Philosophy

  • Author: Heather L. Reid,Michael W. Austin
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813140714
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 308
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It is said the champions of the ancient Olympic Games received a crown of olive leaves, symbolizing a divine blessing from Nike, the winged goddess of victory. While the mythology of the ancient games has come to exemplify the highest political, religious, community, and individual ideals of the time, the modern Olympic Games, by comparison, are widely known as an international, bi-annual sporting event where champions have the potential to earn not only glory for their country, but lucrative endorsement deals and the perks of worldwide fame. The Olympics and Philosophy examines the Olympic Movement from a variety of theoretical perspectives to uncover the connection between athleticism and philosophy for a deeper appreciation of the Olympic Pillars of Sport, Environment, and Culture. While today's Olympic champions are neither blessed by the gods nor rewarded with wreaths of olive, the original spirit and ancient ideals of the Olympic Movement endure in its modern embodiment. Editors Heather L. Reid and Michael W. Austin have assembled a team of international scholars to explore topics such as the concept of excellence, ethics, doping, gender, and race. Interweaving ancient and modern Olympic traditions, The Olympics and Philosophy considers the philosophical implications of the Games' intersection with historical events and modern controversy in a unique analysis of tradition and the future of the Olympiad.

Socrates' Second Sailing

Socrates' Second Sailing

On Plato's Republic

  • Author: Seth Benardete
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226042442
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 238
  • View: 1966
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In this section-by-section commentary, Benardete argues that Plato's Republic is a holistic analysis of the beautiful, the good, and the just. This book provides a fresh interpretation of the Republic and a new understanding of philosophy as practiced by Plato and Socrates. "Cryptic allusions, startling paradoxes, new questions . . . all work to give brilliant new insights into the Platonic text."—Arlene W. Saxonhouse, Political Theory

The Complete Book of Laser Sailing

The Complete Book of Laser Sailing

  • Author: Richard Tillman
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071452192
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 160
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The definitive guide to the Laser. The Complete Book of Laser Sailing is the most comprehensive book about successfully sailing and racing this popular and challenging high-performance dinghy. Dick Tillman tells you everything you need to know about the boat and how to set it up and sail it, including: Rigging and sailing the boat Trailering and cartopping Maintenance and storage Training and physical conditioning Upwind and offwind racing techniques Clothing and equipment Interviews with such champion racers as Hans Fogh, Ed Baird, Ed Adams, and Danielle Myrdal Plus this updated and expanded edition gives you: The latest sail control and rig modifications Updated listings of major competition results New interviews with champion racers, including Olympian Mark Mendelblatt and Paige Railey on Radials "A fine-tuned guide to everything anyone could ever need or want to know about the Laser."—Sailing "This book will most certainly make you a better sailor and could help you become a champion."—Soundings "This book is a must."—The Little Ship

Hy Brasil

Hy Brasil

  • Author: Margaret Elphinstone
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 0857860593
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 449
  • View: 7531
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After fraudulently winning a writing competition, Sidony Redruth is sent by her editor to write the first-ever travel book on Hy Brasil, a near-mythical island somewhere in the Atlantic, whose very existence has been a matter of debate as late as the nineteenth century. Elphinstone's plot takes the island location as its starting point, throws in some old-fashioned piracy, a lost treasure, modern-day drug smuggling, political intrigue, an active volcano and a tragic love affair. Told through Sidony's notes for her book, Hy Brasil has all the elements of an adult adventure story, but it is also a contemporary thriller with literary influences ranging from The Tempest and Treasure Island to Moby-Dick.

The Thinking Reed

The Thinking Reed

Intellectuals and the Soviet State, 1917 to the Present

  • Author: Boris Kagarlitsky
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 370
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Traces the intellectual history of modern Russia, looks at the changing attitudes of the Soviet government towards the intellectuals, and discusses the new policy of glasnot openness