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Knowledge is Beautiful

Author: David McCandless

Publisher: HarperCollins

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Knowledge is Beautiful : Impossible Ideas, Invisible Patterns, Hidden Connections Visualized

Author: David McCandless

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The Great Ethics of Aristotle

Author: Peter L. P. Simpson

Publisher: Routledge

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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

A Study of Economics as if People Mattered

Author: E F Schumacher

Publisher: Random House

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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

Black Power Encyclopedia: From "Black is Beautiful" to Urban Uprisings [2 volumes]

Author: Akinyele Umoja

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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Category: Social Science

Page: 904

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An invaluable resource that documents the Black Power Movement by its cultural representation and promotion of self-determination and self-defense, and showcases the movement's influence on Black communities in America from 1965 to the mid-1970s. • Gives students and general readers a comprehensive overview of the Black Power Movement and an understanding of its importance within the turbulence and politics of the 1960s and 1970s in the United States as well as in the context of modern-day civil rights • Provides insight into important concepts such as Black self-determination, Black consciousness, independent Black politics, and independent institutions • Features contributions from premier Black Power scholars as well as Black Power activists • Offers topical and biographical entries, a timeline of events, and a bibliography of key print and nonprint sources of additional information

The Evangelical Magazine

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The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

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After the Event

Author: Christopher A. Brown

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

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Category: Psychology

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These writings show the unconscious priorities that the limbic system of the mind operates with proportion to the greater meanings over time to a person. The unconscious/conscious processes are complex when relating to reproduction. What is documented here is an example of how every day our unconscious reprograms our conscious mind with what we are going to think our life is about. Or, translated into why the accounting of this book seems obsessed with love, it defines a function obliquely, or marriage as a practice of unconditional love then parental love, adjacent to romantic love, creating a supporting instinctual structure manipulated to serve us, by us throughout our lives.

The Witch's Magical Handbook

Author: Gavin Frost

Publisher: Penguin

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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From the world's most widely acclaimed Witches, a spellbinding guide to the practical applications and earthly benefits of psychic powers. Witchcraft is a revered, centuries-old art, grounded in the natural energy of the universe and the untapped power of the human mind. Gavin Frost and Yvonne Frost, world-renowned experts and best-selling authors on the occult, have mastered the techniques of the Craft for enhancing everyday life on earth. THE WITCH'S MAGICAL HANDBOOK shows all mere mortals--men and women alike--how to unleash the amazing psychic force within them, while drawing energy from the world around them. Through a combination of practical and mystical tactics--including visualization, working with crystals and divining pendulums, putting goals on paper, and planting a garden--ordinary people will discover the wonder of Witchcraft to change life for the better. For those who follow the way of the Witch, the authors promise untold powers, including the ability to: - Predict the future and make dreams a reality - Improve personal health and aid in the healing of others - Create love spells for romance, passion, and lasting devotion - Reduce daily stress to achieve serenity - Balance the demands of work and home to discover true harmony Packed with persuasive real-life examples, The Witch's Magical Handbook is an empowering and wondrous guide to a happier, healthier, and more rewarding life.

No Crystal Stair

A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller

Author: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

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Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 192

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"You can't walk straight on a crooked line. You do you'll break your leg. How can you walk straight in a crooked system?" Lewis Michaux was born to do things his own way. When a white banker told him to sell fried chicken, not books, because "Negroes don't read," Lewis took five books and one hundred dollars and built a bookstore. It soon became the intellectual center of Harlem, a refuge for everyone from Muhammad Ali to Malcolm X. In No Crystal Stair, Coretta Scott King Award–winning author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson combines meticulous research with a storyteller's flair to document the life and times of her great-uncle Lewis Michaux, an extraordinary literacy pioneer of the Civil Rights era. "My life was no crystal stair, far from it. But I'm taking my leave with some pride. It tickles me to know that those folks who said I could never sell books to black people are eating crow. I'd say my seeds grew pretty damn well. And not just the book business. It's the more important business of moving our people forward that has real meaning."

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