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.

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Damien Keown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199663831

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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

Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Edward Craig

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0192854216

Category: Philosophy

Page: 132

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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.

Spirituality: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Philip Sheldrake

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199588759

Category: Philosophy

Page: 133

View: 2903

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.


Author: Timothy Gowers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150187067


Page: 207

View: 6333


Die großen Fragen der Philosophie

Author: Simon Blackburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863120511


Page: 260

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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: 4998

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.

Monasticism: a Very Short Introduction

Author: Stephen J. Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198717644

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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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.


Author: Ken Binmore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150185902


Page: 272

View: 4141


Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Timothy Beal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199729517

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 9130

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.
Business & Economics

Chinese Literature

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Sabina Knight

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 019539206X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 137

View: 1209

This book tells the story of Chinese literature, from prehistory to the present, in terms of literary culture's key role in supporting social and political concerns. A welcome guide for teachers, students, and lay readers, Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction honors traditional Chinese understandings of literature as encompassing history and philosophy, as well as the evolution of poetry and poetics, storytelling, drama, and the novel.

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


Page: 144

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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.

Der Buddhismus

Author: Damien Keown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150191996


Page: 216

View: 399


eine Einführung

Author: Brian Charlesworth,Deborah Charlesworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150187050


Page: 211

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Evolution auf den Punkt gebracht. Eine kurze Einführung in die Prinzipien und Fragen der Entstehung und Entwicklung des Lebens auf unserem Planeten.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Einführung in die Literaturtheorie

Author: Martin Sexl

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825225275

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 323

View: 3835

Das Besondere dieser Darstellung der Entwicklungen des literaturtheoretischen Denkens ist erstens der historische Blick, der bis in die Antike zurückreicht, und zweitens das große Augenmerk auf den didaktischen Aspekt, das diese Einführung insbesondere für StudienanfängerInnen geeignet macht. Der historische Abriss bietet, als Geschichte \'erzählt\', einen ersten Überblick über die Zusammenhänge literaturtheoretischer Entwicklungen und kommt ohne Zitate und ohne Fußnoten aus. Daran schließen sechs Detailstudien zu den wichtigsten Theorien des 20. Jahrhunderts an.

Liebe handelt

Wege zu einem gewaltlosen gesellschaftlichen Wandel

Author: Thích-Nhất-Hạnh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783921508725


Page: 167

View: 6119