Download PDF by Chen Kaiguo,Zheng Shunchao,Thomas Cleary: Opening the Dragon Gate: The Making of a Modern Taoist

By Chen Kaiguo,Zheng Shunchao,Thomas Cleary

This approved biography of the modern Taoist specialist Wang Liping (1949 -) tells the genuine tale of his apprenticeship in Taoist wizardry, in addition to Taoist ideas and secrets and techniques of internal transformation.

The 18th-generation transmitter of Dragon Gate Taoism, Wang Liping is inheritor to a practice of esoteric wisdom and perform collected and subtle over 11 centuries. this can be the 1st English translation through famous author Thomas Cleary of the approved biography via longtime disciples of this dwelling grasp of the Dragon Gate department of the full truth university of Taoism, which built-in Buddhism and Confucianism right into a entire new type of Taoism.

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New PDF release: Gebet als Selbstgespräch: Gebet und Koan als Beziehung zu

By Johannes Kopp

Ein besonderes Buch in einem außergewöhnlichen Format:

Selbstfindung und Gottfindung zugleich?

Christliche und buddhistische culture inspirieren sich gegenseitig zu einem neuen spirituellen Weg.
Das sich vertiefende wortlose Gebet und das Üben mit einem Koan können ein Weg zu "Gott in mir" sein. Dabei geht es um nichts weniger, als um geglücktes Mensch-Sein.

Der Autor P. Johannes Kopp SAC ist Pallottiner-Pater und Zen-Meister.

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Read e-book online Adorno: A Biography PDF

By Stefan Müller-Doohm,Rodney Livingstone

'Even the biographical person is a social category', wrote Adorno. ‘It can in simple terms be outlined in a residing context including others.’ during this significant new biography, Stefan Müller-Doohm turns this maxim again on Adorno himself and offers a wealthy and finished account of the existence and paintings of 1 of the main fantastic minds of the 20th century.

This authoritative biography levels around the complete of Adorno's existence and occupation, from his formative years and scholar years to his years in emigration within the usa and his go back to postwar Germany. even as, Muller-Doohm examines the complete variety of Adorno's writings on philosophy, sociology, literary concept, tune concept and cultural feedback. Drawing on an array of resources from Adorno's own correspondence with Horkheimer, Benjamin, Berg, Marcuse, Kracauer and Mann to interviews, notes and either released and unpublished writings, Muller-Doohm situates Adorno's contributions within the context of his instances and offers a wealthy and balanced appraisal of his value within the twentieth Century as a whole.

Müller-Doohm's transparent prose succeeds in making available essentially the most advanced parts of Adorno's inspiration. This extraordinary biography could be the regular paintings on Adorno for years to come.

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Martin Buber: Eine erste Begegnung (Zeugen unserer Zeit) by Bernd Aretz PDF

By Bernd Aretz

Eine Begegnung mit Martin Buber (1878-1965): sein Lebensweg, sein Vermächtnis.

Informativ und inspirierend zugleich ist diese Hinführung zu Martin Buber, einer der herausragenden Persönlichkeiten des deutschsprachigen Judentums. Sie gibt Einblicke in sein bewegtes Leben und zeichnet die wichtigen Stationen nach - von Wien und Galizien über Deutschland nach Jerusalem. was once der Religionsphilosoph und Friedenspreisträger des Deutschen Buchhandels zu sagen hat, ist bis heute aktuell, in vieler Hinsicht zukunftsweisend, ein Zeugnis dafür, used to be "wirkliches Leben" ist: Begegnung.

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New PDF release: Kierkegaard's Writings, XXII, Volume 22: The Point of View:

By Søren Kierkegaard,Howard V. Hong,Edna H. Hong

As a non secular autobiography, Kierkegaard's The standpoint for My paintings as an Author stands between such nice works as Augustine's Confessions and Newman's Apologia professional Vita Sua. but Point of View is neither a confession nor a safeguard; it's an author's tale of a life of writing, his figuring out of the maze of drastically diversified works that make up his oeuvre.

Upon the approaching ebook of the second one variation of Either/Or, Kierkegaard back meant to stop writing. Now used to be the time for an instantaneous "report to heritage" at the authorship as a complete. as well as Point of View, which was once released posthumously, the current quantity additionally includes On My paintings as an Author, a latest alternative, and the spouse piece Armed Neutrality.

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Download PDF by Raymond P. Scheindlin: The Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi's Pilgrimage

By Raymond P. Scheindlin

Judah Halevi (ca. 1075-1141) is the simplest recognized and such a lot liked of medieval Hebrew poets, partially as a result of his passionate poems of eager for the Land of Israel and in part as a result of legend of his demise as a martyr whereas reciting his Ode to Zion on the gates of Jerusalem. He was once additionally one of many most popular theologians of medieval Judaism, having written a treatise at the that means of Judaism that remains studied and honored by means of conventional Jews.

As a member of the rich Jewish elite of medieval Spain, Halevi loved the fabric pleasures to be had to the higher periods. along his sacred poetry, he wrote verses approximately younger romance, wine songs, and odes to his acquaintances. In midlife, Halevi became extra heavily to faith, finally leaving behind his family members and neighborhood with hopes of finishing his existence as a pilgrim within the land of Israel.

Miraculously, a few letters in Arabic have been came upon approximately fifty years in the past, a few written through Halevi, a few written to Halevi, and but others written approximately Halevi by means of his pals in Egypt. those letters look after a brilliant list of Halevi's travels as a pilgrim and of the final months of his lifestyles. Raymond Scheindlin has written the 1st book-length therapy of Halevi's pilgrimage in any language. He tells the tale of Halevi's trip via choices from those revealing resources and explores its which means via discussions of his stirring poetry, provided the following in new verse translations with complete commentary.

In Hebrew verse of remarkable attractiveness, Halevi salutes the Holy Land; he argues with acquaintances approximately his intentions; he units out his delusion of crossing the sea, of strolling the hills and valleys of the Land of Israel, and of death and mingling his bones with its soil and stones. He even confides his mystery fears and uncertainties, his eager for his kinfolk, and his worry of dying at sea. along with his consummate ability as a translator of Hebrew poetry and his mastery of Judeo-Arabic tradition, Scheindlin offers clean insights into the literary, non secular, and historic features of Halevi's fascinating poetry and fateful journey.

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Download e-book for iPad: Little Did I Know: Excerpts from Memory (Cultural Memory in by Stanley Cavell

By Stanley Cavell

An autobiography within the type of a philosophical diary, Little Did I Know's underlying cause is to explain the occasions of a existence that produced the type of writing linked to Stanley Cavell's identify. Cavell recounts his trip from early formative years in Atlanta, Georgia, via musical reviews at UC Berkeley and Julliard, his next veering off into philosophy at UCLA, his Ph.D. stories at Harvard, and his part century of educating. Influential humans from numerous fields determine prominently or in passing over the process this memoir. J.L. Austin, Ernest Bloch, Roger periods, Thomas Kuhn, Robert Lowell, Rogers Albritton, Seymour Shifrin, John Rawls, Bernard Williams, W. V. O. Quine, and Jacques Derrida are not any longer with us; yet Cavell additionally will pay homage to the dwelling: Michael Fried, John Harbison, Rose Mary Harbison, Kurt Fischer, Milton Babbitt, Thompson Clarke, John Hollander, Hilary Putnam, Sandra Laugier, Belle Randall, and Terrence Malick. The glide of his narrative additionally registers the decisiveness of the rather unknown and the merely unintended. Cavell's lifestyles has produced a path of a few eighteen released books that variety from remedies of person writers like Wittgenstein, Austin, Emerson, Thoreau, Heidegger, Shakespeare, and Beckett to reviews in aesthetics, epistemology, ethical and political philosophy, cinema, opera, and religion.

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New PDF release: Reincantare il mondo. Il valore spirito contro il populismo

By Bernard Stiegler

Reincantare il mondo incrocia coraggiosamente teorie diversified, come il processo di individuazione di Simondon, l. a. psicanalisi freudiana, certi aspetti della fenomenologia di Husserl, l. a. grammatologia di Derrida e le riflessioni foucaultiane sugli hypomnémata, al fantastic di promuovere il valore spirito e contrastare il populismo industriale – ossia l. a. dissociazione e l. a. captazione dell'attenzione divenute sistema. Grazie a queste coordinate, Stiegler disegna una filosofia e un pensiero che devono ritornare advert essere forti, in un certo senso più del “pensiero forte”. according to l'autore di questo libro, infatti, il reincanto del mondo è los angeles costruzione di un'alternativa all'esito più nefasto del disincanto del mondo descritto da Max Weber. Se il disincanto del mondo è l'espressione del predominio delle logiche di efficienza e produttività, e si poggia sulla convinzione che tutti i fenomeni possano essere dominati dalla ragione, abbandonando perciò ogni riferimento a elementi magici, metafisici o religiosi, in line with Stiegler story disincanto si è rivelato sempre più nocivo a misura della costante e pressoché illimitata ipertrofia delle nuove tecnologie, veicolata da un capitalismo ormai palesemente tossico. Di fronte a ciò, piuttosto che opporsi al divenire tecnologico, si rende necessario «un nuovo progetto industriale che bisogna inventare e che miri a intensificare l. a. singolarità in quanto incalcolabile, socializzando dei dati che non possano essere ridotti a oggetti di un mero calcolo economico. Si tratta di inventare l'industria del calcolo che impedisca di calcolare (sul)le esistenze – ma inventarla con gli strumenti digitali. Si tratta, in effetti, di reincantare il mondo, ossia di edificare i modi di sussistenza e di esistenza che sostengono l'altro piano, il piano delle consistenze, che è quello del canto – il canto di quelle Sirene senza le quali non c'è nulla».

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Download e-book for iPad: Bertrand Russell's America: His Transatlantic Travels and by Barry Feinberg,Ronald Kasrils

By Barry Feinberg,Ronald Kasrils

Originally released in 1984, this quantity files Bertrand Russell’s travels in the United States overlaying the interval 1945-1970. it really is provided in halves with the 1st a biographical account of Russell’s involvement with the USA, with distinctive connection with the seven visits he made there in this period of time. all through this part the main consultant of Russell’s journalistic writings are highlighted and those are provided as complete texts within the moment half the book.


This assortment is assembled to supply an knowing of Russell’s deep and many-sided involvement with the USA in the course of his lifestyles. A documented account, it's supplemented with vital letters, images and newspaper articles.

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Pythagoras: His Life, Teaching, and Influence by Christoph Riedweg,Steven Rendall PDF

By Christoph Riedweg,Steven Rendall

the most very important mathematical theorems is termed after Pythagoras of Samos, yet this semi-mythical Greek sage has extra to supply than formulation. he's stated to have stumbled on the numerical nature of the elemental consonances and transposed the musical proportions to the cosmos, postulating a "harmony of the spheres." He could have coined the phrases "cosmos" and "philosophy." he's additionally believed to have taught the doctrine of transmigration of souls and consequently to have instructed a vegetarian vitamin. old legends have Pythagoras speaking with canines, bears, and bulls. A exceedingly Pythagorean lifestyle, together with special ritual laws, used to be saw via his disciples, who have been prepared as a mystery society. Later, Pythagorean and Platonic teachings grew to become fused. during this Platonized shape, Pythagoreanism has remained influential via medieval Christianity and the Renaissance all the way down to the present.Christoph Riedweg's publication is an interesting creation to the elemental contributions of Pythagoras to the institution of ecu tradition. To penetrate the problematic maze of lore and verify what heritage can let us know concerning the thinker, Riedweg not just examines the written list but additionally considers Pythagoras in the cultural, highbrow, and religious context of his occasions. the result's a bright evaluation of the existence and teachings of an important Greek philosopher and his most crucial followers.

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