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Letters From Lake Como

Author : Romano Guardini
ISBN : UVA:X002480038
Genre : Religion
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This book collects a fascinating series of letters written by theologian-philosopher Romano Guardini in the mid-1920s in which he works out for the first time his sense of the challenges of humanity in a culture increasingly dominated by the machine. With prophetic clarity and unsettling farsightedness, Guardini's letters poignantly capture the personal implications and social challenges of living in the technological age -- concerns that have now come to fruition seventy years after they were first raised.

The Hope And Despair Of Human Bioenhancement

Author : Paschal M. Corby
ISBN : 9781532653964
Genre : Philosophy
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The Hope and Despair of Human Bioenhancement is a virtual dialogue between Transhumanists of the "Oxford School" and the thought of Joseph Ratzinger. Set in the key of hope and despair, it considers whether or not the transhumanist interpretation of human limitations is correct, and whether their confidence in the methods of human enhancement, especially through biotechnology, corresponds to genuine hope. To this end, it investigates the philosophical foundations of transhumanism in modernity's rejection of metaphysics, the triumph of positivism, and the universalism of the theory of evolution, which when applied to anthropology becomes the materialist reduction of the human person. Ratzinger calls into question this absolutization of positive reason and its limitation of hope to what human beings can produce, naming it a pathology of reason, a mutilation of human dignity, and a facade of a world without hope. In its place, he offers a richer concept of hope that acknowledges our contingence and limitations.

Mies At Home

Author : Xiangnan Xiong
ISBN : 9781000600810
Genre : Architecture
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Mies at Home is a radical rereading of one of the most significant periods in Mies van der Rohe’s career, from the mid- to late 1920s when he was developing his seminal spatial ideas— ideas that would culminate in his celebrated design of the Tugendhat House. The book examines how Mies’s experience of residing in his apartment, doubling as a studio, in central Berlin had an impact on his spatial concepts. It uncovers one of the most profound but virtually untold aspects of Mies’s development: how his visions of an ideal lifestyle came out of his own living experience and how they, in turn, informed his domestic architecture. Mies’s quest featured two breakthroughs. In the Weissenhof apartment building, he conveyed a flexible and manifold lifestyle that many of the avant-garde artists, including himself, were practicing. Later, in the Tugendhat House, he put forward an alternative way of living that centered on contemplation. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Mies at Home offers a fresh investigation of the diverse intentions and strategies the architect used in creating his iconic open spaces. It will be an insightful read for researchers, academics, and students in architectural history and theory.

Owen Barfield

Author : Michael V. Di Fuccia
ISBN : 9781498238724
Genre : Religion
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In this book Michael Di Fuccia examines the theological import of Owen Barfield's poetic philosophy. He argues that philosophies of immanence fail to account for creativity, as is evident in the false shuttling between modernity's active construal and postmodernity's passive construal of subjectivity. In both extremes subjectivity actually dissolves, divesting one of any creative integrity. Di Fuccia shows how in Barfield's scheme the creative subject appears instead to inhabit a middle or medial realm, which upholds one's creative integrity. It is in this way that Barfield's poetic philosophy gestures toward a theological vision of poiēsis proper, wherein creativity is envisaged as neither purely passive nor purely active, but middle. Creativity, thus, is not immanent but mediated, a participation in God's primordial poiēsis.

500 Inspiring Walks

Author : Katherine Stathers
ISBN : 9780711252868
Genre : Literary landmarks
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Hiking routes and city strolls inspired by artists, writers, and composers.

Reading The Letters Of Pliny The Younger

Author : Roy K. Gibson
ISBN : 9780521842921
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Situates Pliny's Letters within the letter-writing tradition, offers new readings of favourite letters, and emphasises the importance of understanding letters within the context of original books or informal 'cycles'. For advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars interested in the study of ancient letters and imperial Latin literature.

Heidegger S Black Notebooks And The Future Of Theology

Author : Mårten Björk
ISBN : 9783319649276
Genre : Philosophy
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This book probes the relationship between Martin Heidegger and theology in light of the discovery of his Black Notebooks, which reveal that his privately held Antisemitism and anti-Christian sentiments were profoundly intertwined with his philosophical ideas. Heidegger himself was deeply influenced by both Catholic and Protestant theology. This prompts the question as to what extent Christian anti-Jewish motifs shaped Heidegger’s own thinking in the first place. A second question concerns modern theology’s intellectual indebtedness to Heidegger. In this volume, an array of renowned Heidegger scholars – both philosophers and theologians –investigate Heidegger’s animosity toward the biblical legacy in both its Jewish and Christian interpretations, and what it means for the future task and identity of theology.

Laudato Si And The Environment

Author : Robert McKim
ISBN : 9780429959776
Genre : Religion
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This volume is a response to the Pope’s Laudato Si’, giving an interdisciplinary overview of its impact on the environmental concerns of Catholics as well as other religious groups. Published in 2015, it is often seen as an "environmental" encyclical and in it the Pope urges us to face up to the crisis of climate change. He argues that all of us should prioritise taking better care of the Earth, our common home, while also attending to the plight of the poor. Written by an international and multidisciplinary team of leading scholars, the Pope’s invitation to all people to begin a new dialog about these matters is considered from a variety of perspectives. There is discussion of the implications for immigration, population control, eating animals, and property ownership. Additionally, indigenous religious perspectives, development and environmental protection, and the implementation of the ideas of the encyclical in the Church are explored. Each chapter deals with the scriptural, theological, and philosophical underpinnings of the encyclical, as well as other central concepts such as interconnectedness, the role of practice, and what Pope Francis calls the "technocratic paradigm". This book expertly illuminates the relationship between Laudato Si’ and environmental concerns. It will, therefore, be vital reading for anyone studying religion and the environment, environmental ethics, Catholic theology, and environmental thought.

Ratio In Relatione

Author : Anthony Hollowell
ISBN : 9781725261952
Genre : Religion
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For nearly every important decision, we often receive the same advice: think for yourself. Such a statement assumes that rational thought is a type of "do-it-yourself project," that what a person thinks is derived from one's independent human existence. But there are some critical thinkers who challenge this assumption, showing the ways in which rational thought is molded and determined in forceful ways by various elements that lie outside the free choices of an individual. According to both Alexis de Tocqueville and Romano Guardini, structural elements within various cultures exhibit a distinct power over rational thought and dispose human persons to specific patterns of logic, and according to their evidence, what a person thinks is inextricably bound to their relationships. In this book, the social dimensions of rational thought can be more clearly seen, even by those conditioned to think that they can think for themselves.

Letters From Europe Written During The Summer Of 1858

Author : Oliver Gray Steele
Genre : Europe
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Thinking About God In An Age Of Technology

Author : George Pattison
ISBN : 9780191535529
Genre : Religion
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Taking up the critique of theology found in the work of Heidegger, George Pattison argues for a model of thinking about God that would not be liable to the charge of `enframing' that Heidegger sees as characteristic of technological thinking. He constructs his case in relation to particular issues in bioethics, the place of theology in the university, the arts, and the contemporary experience of living in the city.

Intimate Letters Of England S Queens

Author : Margaret Sanders
ISBN : 9781445620275
Genre : Literary Collections
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A fascinating glimpse into the most private thoughts of the queens of England, from Catherine of Aragon to Victoria.

Letters From Europe

Author : Nathaniel Hazeltine Carter
ISBN : NYPL:33433082467923
Genre : Europe
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Looking At The Sun New Writings In Modern Personalism

Author : Simon Smith
ISBN : 9781622733514
Genre : Philosophy
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Every kind of exploration is touched in some way by a philosophy of persons; touched and often vitally enhanced. This collection sets out to mine this rich seam of influence, bringing together authors keen to strike new developments and applications. Together, they have put their philosophy of persons to work in fields as wide-ranging as the moral and the metaphysical, the practical and the political, the cultural and the cosmological. In doing so, they have drawn on and illustrated the depth and breadth of modern Personalist thought, demonstrating its crucial relevance to debates across the entire philosophical spectrum. Whether they are familiar with the Personalist tradition or no, readers from every corner of the philosophical world will find much here to challenge and stimulate them. Most importantly, they will find a new and badly needed philosophical perspective.

Letters From Europe The Journal Of A Tour Through Ireland England Scotland France Italy And Switzerland In 1825 26 And 27

Author : Nathaniel Hazeltine Carter
ISBN : OXFORD:600011068
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The Women Of Pliny S Letters

Author : Jo-Ann Shelton
ISBN : 9780415374286
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Pliny's letters offer a significant source of information about the lives of Roman women (predominantly, though not exclusively, upper-class women) during the late first and early second centuries CE. In the 368 letters included in his ten published books of epistles, Pliny mentions over 30 women by name, addresses letters to seven, and refers to well over 40 anonymous women. Many of the references are brief comments in letters whose topics are the activities of Pliny's male acquaintances. Nonetheless his letters inform us about the roles of women in Roman families, marriages, and households, and also record the involvement of women in such matters as court cases, property ownership, religious orders, social networks, and political activities. This book has two aims. The first is to bring these women to the foreground, to explore their kinships, relationships, and activities, and to illuminate their lives by viewing them in the social, cultural, and political environments of the period in which they lived. This book utilizes historical, literary, legal, and epigraphical sources to examine the events, circumstances, and attitudes that were the contexts for the lives of these women. The first aim, then, is to gain insight into the reality of their lives. The second aim of this book is to investigate how Pliny defines the ideal behavior for women. In his accounts of the actions of both women and men, Pliny frequently shapes his narratives to promote moral lessons. In several of his letters about women, he elevates his subject to the status of a role model. The second aim of this book is to use the descriptions provided by Pliny to acquire a better understanding of what behavior was admired in Roman women of this period, and to consider how the concept of the model Roman woman is constructed in Pliny.

Letters From Europe Comprising The Journal Of A Tour Through Ireland England Scotland France Italy And Switzerland In The Years 1825 26 And 27 By N H Carter In Two Volumes

Author : N.H. Carter
ISBN : IBNN:BN000961289
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To The Letter

Author : Simon Garfield
ISBN : 9780857868602
Genre : History
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Every letter contains a miniature story, and here are some of the greatest. From Oscar Wilde's unconventional method of using the mail to cycling enthusiast Reginald Bray's quest to post himself, Simon Garfield uncovers a host of stories that capture the enchantment of this irreplaceable art (with a supporting cast including Pliny the Younger, Ted Hughes, Virginia Woolf, Napoleon Bonaparte, Lewis Carroll, Jane Austen, David Foster Wallace and the Little Red-Haired Girl). There is also a brief history of the letter-writing guide, with instructions on when and when not to send fish as a wedding gift. And as these accounts unfold, so does the tale of a compelling wartime correspondence that shows how the simplest of letters can change the course of a life.

Letters And Letter Fragments

Author : Jean de Pins
ISBN : 2600011013
Genre : Literary Collections
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Réunissant plus de cent trente lettres et fragments de lettres de la correspondance privée et diplomatique de l'humaniste toulousain Jean de Pins, Jan Pendergrass ouvre une perspective unique sur quelque quarante ans d'histoire française et européenne. Humaniste, juriste, diplomate et homme d'Eglise sous les règnes de Louis XII et François Ier, de Pins fit de longues études en France et en Italie du nord avant de devenir, tour à tour, sénateur aux Parlements de Toulouse et Milan, puis ambassadeur français à Venise et à Rome. Consacré évêque de Rieux en 1524, il se démit de ses fonctions parlementaires et finit ses jours à Toulouse, entouré d'étudiants et de gens de lettres épris de littérature classique. Cette édition de sa correspondance révèle l'étendue considérable de ses rapports, non seulement avec les représentants de l'humanisme européen, mais aussi avec les chefs de la diplomatie française, avec des parlementaires, des gens de loi et d'Eglise exceptionnels.

Letters Of Travel From Caspar Morris M D 1871 1872 To His Family

Author : Caspar Morris
Genre : Africa, North
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