Business & Economics

Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Damien Keown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019280457X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 147

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The latter half of the twentieth century witnessed a growing interest in Buddhism, and it continues to capture the imagination of many in the West who see it as either an alternative or a supplement to their own religious beliefs. For complex cultural and historical reasons, ethics has not received as much attention in traditional Buddhist thought as it has in the West, and publications on the subject are few and far between. Here, Damien Keown, author of Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction, illustrates how Buddhism might approach a range of fascinating moral issues ranging from abortion and suicide to cloning.
Religion

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Damien Keown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199663831

Category: Religion

Page: 158

View: 5211

Introduces Buddhism, looking at how the tradition began and how it evolved and explaining its central teachings and practices.
Éthique médicale

Medizinische Ethik

Author: R. Anthony Hope,Tony Hope

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783456845944

Category: Éthique médicale

Page: 141

View: 8852

Philosophy

Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Edward Craig

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0192854216

Category: Philosophy

Page: 132

View: 8090

Examines how philosophers including Plato, Descartes, Hobbes, Darwin, and de Beauvoir responded to real life situations, and how their responses continue to influence people today.
Philosophy

Spirituality: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Philip Sheldrake

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199588759

Category: Philosophy

Page: 133

View: 1369

With a decline in traditional religious belief, interest in spirituality has grown in Western cultures. The notion of spirituality expresses the fact that people are driven by goals that concern more than material satisfaction. Here, the author explores the historical foundations of spirituality and thinks about how it transforms lives.

Quantentheorie

eine Einführung

Author: John C. Polkinghorne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150188613

Category:

Page: 176

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Freud

Author: Anthony Storr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783926642349

Category:

Page: 160

View: 8823

Psychology

Die Kunst präsent zu sein

Carl Rogers und das frühbuddhistische Verständnis von Meditation

Author: Harald Erik Tichy

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830988273

Category: Psychology

Page: 293

View: 2259

Wenige Monate vor seinem Tod überraschte Carl Rogers mit der Frage, ob er nicht vielleicht das Wichtigste beim Konzeptualisieren der drei Therapeuteneinstellungen Empathie, bedingungslose Wertschätzung und Kongruenz übersehen hätte, nämlich wirklich präsent zu sein. Über Rogers' Erfahrung der Präsenz ist schon viel geschrieben worden. Doch wurde noch keine Theorie vorgelegt, wie es Rogers möglich war, in diese Präsenz im Sinne eines heilsamen veränderten Bewusstseinszustands zu gelangen. In einem experimentalhermeneutischen Dialog mit Buddhas Lehrreden im P?li-Kanon entwickelt Harald Erik Tichy hier erstmals eine Erklärung dafür, wie das Entstehen dieser herausragenden Erfahrung rekonstruiert werden kann. Die daraus gewonnenen Erkenntnisse geben Aufschluss darüber, wie es Therapeutinnen und Therapeuten leichter gelingen kann, präsent zu sein. Sie erlauben erste Ansätze für eine Theorie der Meditation im personzentrierten Ansatz. Und sie eröffnen einen ganz neuen Blick auf die Entstehungsgeschichte von Rogers' Psychotherapietheorie. Harald Erik Tichy, geb. 1958, Psychotherapeut, Psychotherapiewissenschaftler, Meditationslehrer und Yogalehrer, ist Lehrbeauftragter für personzentrierte Psychotherapie und Achtsamkeitsmeditation an der Sigmund-Freud-Privatuniversität Wien (SFU). Er lernte buddhistische Meditation in der Therav?da-Tradition, insbesondere bei Ajahn Buddhad?sa, Wat Suan Mokkh, Thailand, studierte Bildungs- und Religionswissenschaft an der Universität Wien und promovierte in Psychotherapiewissenschaft an der SFU Wien.
Religion

Theology: A Very Short Introduction

Author: David Ford

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191669571

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 7606

This Very Short Introduction provides both the believer and non-believer with a balanced survey of the central questions of theology. David Ford's approach draws us in to considering the principles underlying religious belief, including the centrality of salvation to most major religions, the concept of God in ancient, modern, and postmodern contexts, the challenge posed to theology by prayer and worship, and the issue of sin and evil. He also probes the nature of experience, knowledge, and wisdom in theology, and discusses what is involved in interpreting theological texts. In this new edition, Ford considers the contemporary relevance of theology, including the effect of globalization and digitized communication, examines the theological responses to change and development in science, considers the impact of increased engagement between Islam and the West, and looks at the development and importance of theology between the different faiths. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Denken

Die großen Fragen der Philosophie

Author: Simon Blackburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863120511

Category:

Page: 260

View: 6733

History

Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Timothy Beal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199729517

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 7325

It's hard to think of a single aspect of American culture, past or present, in which religion has not played a major role. The roles religion plays, moreover, become more bewilderingly complex and diverse every day. For all those who want--whether out of curiosity, necessity, or civic duty--a vivid picture and fuller understanding of the current reality of religion in America, this Very Short Introduction is the go-to book they need. Timothy Beal describes many aspects of religion in contemporary America that are typically ignored in other books on the subject, including religion in popular culture and counter-cultural groups; the growing phenomenon of "hybrid" religious identities, both individual and collective; the expanding numbers of new religious movements, or NRMs, in America; and interesting examples of "outsider religion," such as Paradise Gardens in Georgia and the People Love People House of God in Ohio. He also offers an engaging overview of the history of religion in America, from Native American traditions to the present day. Beal sees three major forces shaping the present and future of religion in America: first, unprecedented religious diversity, which will continue to grow in the decades to come; second, the information revolution and the emergence of a new network society; and third, the rise of consumer culture. Taken together, these forces offer the potential to create a new American pluralism that would enrich society in unimaginable ways, but they also threaten the great ideal of e pluribus unum. With visual aids that help readers navigate America's diverse religious landscape, this informative, thoughtful, and provocative book is a must-read in the emerging public conversation concerning religion in America. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.
Religion

Monasticism: a Very Short Introduction

Author: Stephen J. Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198717644

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 9918

Monasticism is a social and religious phenomenon which originated in antiquity and which still remains relevant in the twenty-first century. But what, exactly, is it, and how is it distinguished from other kinds of religious and non-religious practice? In this Very Short Introduction Stephen J. Davis discusses the history of monasticism, from our earliest evidence for it, and the different types which have developed from antiquity to the present day. He considers where monasteries are located, from East Asia to North America, and everywhere in between, and how their settings impact the everyday life and worldview of the monks and nuns who dwell there. Exploring how monastic communities are organized, he also looks at how aspects of life like food, sleep, sex, work, and prayer are regimented. Finally, Davis discusses what the stories about saints communicate about monastic identity and ethics, and considers what place there is for monasticism in the modern world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
History

Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Sabina Knight

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199913137

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 6552

Perhaps nowhere else has literature been as conscious a collective endeavor as in China, and China's survival over three thousand years may owe more to its literary traditions than to its political history. This Very Short Introduction tells the story of Chinese literature from antiquity to the present, focusing on the key role literary culture played in supporting social and political concerns. Embracing traditional Chinese understandings of literature as encompassing history and philosophy as well as poetry and poetics, storytelling, drama, and the novel, Sabina Knight discusses the philosophical foundations of literary culture as well as literature's power to address historical trauma and cultivate moral and sensual passions. From ancient historical records through the modernization and globalization of Chinese literature, Knight draws on lively examples to underscore the close relationship between ethics and aesthetics, as well as the diversity of Chinese thought. Knight also illuminates the role of elite patronage; the ways literature has served the interests of specific groups; and questions of canonization, language, nationalism, and cross-cultural understanding. The book includes Chinese characters for names, titles, and key terms.

Nietzsche

Author: Michael Tanner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783926642455

Category:

Page: 124

View: 8595

Spieltheorie

Author: Ken Binmore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150185902

Category:

Page: 272

View: 3108

Der Buddhismus

Author: Damien Keown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150191996

Category:

Page: 216

View: 1202

Islamic Ethics: a Very Short Introduction

Author: Hh Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies and Research Fellow of St Antony's College Tariq Ramadan,Tariq Ramadan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199589326

Category:

Page: 144

View: 2028

The concept of 'ethics' involves the choice between what is 'right' and what is 'wrong', but no exact equivalent of the word 'ethics' exists in the Arabic language. Instead, the Arabic terms used to describe ethics cover a whole range of complimentary teachings with regard to concepts such as dignity, justice, and equality, about which Islamic legal scholars, thinkers and mystics have by no means always agreed. In this Very Short Introduction Tariq Ramadan examines the traditional contents of Islamic ethics and the dominant objectives of Islamic teachings. Analysing new approaches which are currently making their appearance, he shows how the ethical considerations of Islamic ethics are not far removed from those central to the Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and even Buddhist traditions. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.