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So You Think You Can Think

By Otto B. Toews
  • ISBN Code: : 1525505416
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Pages : 253
  • Category : Philosophy
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In our complex world, how can we learn to think through moral dilemmas in the pursuit of justice? How do the words we associate with morality impact our understanding and application of it? In short, how can we enact equal measures of fairness among family members, friends, and strangers? These are the troubling questions that guide Dr. Otto Toews as he critically engages with the language of morality and uncovers what is lacking in our conversations about fairness. Using a Principled Thinking Model for resolving everyday moral dilemmas, Toews identifies five basic categories that are necessary for moral thinking: duty, rights, motive, desert, and justice. Combining this research with Nel Nodding’s seminal work on caring, Toews concludes that while it is vital that we practice thinking through moral dilemmas, the key to attaining universal justice and fairness lies in our sense of fellow feeling, or empathy. Toews argues that without the urgency and energy prompted by a sense of concern for others, thinking through moral dilemmas will remain insufficient in fostering an ethical world. Throughout the book, Toews augments his research by providing hypothetical scenarios involving two teachers, Bill and Mae. They engage in spirited debates over how duty, rights, motive, desert, and justice apply to issues such as education, cyber bullying, mental illness, reconciliation, and more. Again and again, Bill and Mae are caught up by the power of empathy, demonstrating the urgent need to care for others. It is through their dialogues that Toews has designed a brilliant way for us to witness moral thinking in action, giving us the language we need to navigate it, and preparing us for the countless types of conflicts we encounter every day.

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Vale's Technique of Screen and Television Writing is an updated and expanded edition of a valuable guide to writing for film and television. Mr. Vale takes the aspiring writer through every phase of a film's development, from the original concept to the final shooting script. Teachers of the craft as well as writers and directors have acclaimed it as one of the best books ever written on how to write a screenplay. This book combines practical advice for the aspiring or established writer with a lucid overview of the unique features of this most contemporary art form, distinguishing film and video from other media and other kinds of storytelling. It teaches the reader to think in terms of the camera and gives practical advice on the realities of filmmaking. At the same time, Vale, who began his own career as a scriptwriter for the great French director Jean Renoir, provides a solid grounding in the history of drama from the Classical Greek theater through the great cinematic works of the twentieth century. Both philosophical and pragmatic, this is a very readable book for students and active professionals who want to improve their writing skills, and for film enthusiasts interested in knowing more about what they see on the screen. Mr. Vale is that rare combination, a practitioner of great experience who can offer a lucid explanation of his craft. Eugene Vale was born in Switzerland and began his career in France in the 1930s. He was an award-winning novelist, film and TV scriptwriter and teacher, whose works include the bestselling novel The Thirteenth Apostle and the scripts for Francis of Assisi, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and The Second Face. He also worked in many other areas of the motion picture industry, including directing, producing, cutting, distribution and finance. His archives are held by Boston University and University of Southern California. Mr. Vale died in 1997, shortly after he completed the updated version of this handbook.

Vocabulary Building for a Masters Degree

By Idoniboye B. Bagshaw
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1493153080
  • Total of Pages : 805
  • Category : Education
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Vocabulary Building for a Masters Degree Words that are in use when getting a Master's Degree from A-Z By: Idoniboye B. Bagshaw WORDS THAT BEGINS WITH A ABASE • God's love doth not abase his majesty, nor his majesty diminish his love. • # Base (v) = • * To lower in rank, office, prestige, or esteem: Humble, Degrade. • Synonyms: debase, degrade, demean, demoralize, humble, subvert, warp. • The U.S. President felt abased by the way he was treated on his recent visit to Venezuela. •# Abase (v), • Abased (v), • Abasing (v), • Abasement (n) •* To lower in rank, office, prestige, or esteem: Humble, Degrade. •Synonyms: debase, degrade, demean, demoralize, humble, subvert, warp. ...

Unprincipled Virtue

By Nomy Arpaly
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780198034711
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Philosophy
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Nomy Arpaly rejects the model of rationality used by most ethicists and action theorists. Both observation and psychology indicate that people act rationally without deliberation, and act irrationally with deliberation. By questioning the notion that our own minds are comprehensible to us--and therefore questioning much of the current work of action theorists and ethicists--Arpaly attempts to develop a more realistic conception of moral agency.

The Total Obliteration of Hell

By Frank Hayward
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  • Publisher : Chipmunkapublishing ltd
  • Book Code : 1847476961
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A Wittgensteinian Way with Paradoxes

By Rupert Read
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 0739168975
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : Philosophy
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A Wittgensteinian way with paradoxes tackles some of the classic philosophical paradoxes that have puzzled philosophers over the centuries and explores how they can be dissolved using the ‘therapeutic’ method of Wittgenstein, according to the ‘resolute’ reading of the latter’s work. The book shows how, by contrast, we should give more serious consideration to real, ‘lived paradoxes’, some of which can be harmful psychically, morally or politically, but others of which can be beneficial.

Liberty, equality, fraternity

By Spicker, Paul
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  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Book Code : 1847421644
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Social Science
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Paul Spicker's new book takes the three founding principles of the French Revolution - Liberty, Equality, Fraternity - and examines how they relate to social policy today. The book considers the political and moral dimensions of a wide range of social policies, and offers a different way of thinking about each subject from the way it is usually analysed. The book is in three main parts, one part devoted to Liberty, Equality and Fraternity in turn. Each part explores the elements and dimensions of the key concept, its application to policy, its interrelationship with the other two principles, and how policies have developed to promote the principle in society. The conclusion outlines three models of radical politics, based on the main concepts. Liberty, equality, fraternity is an original, thought-provoking book, addressing perennial themes with many topical examples drawn from policy in practice, and offering distinctive insights into socialist and radical thinking.

The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy

By Dean A. Kowalski
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118236416
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
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A lighthearted meditation on the philosophical quandaries of the hit television show The Big Bang Theory Ever wonder what Aristotle might say about the life Sheldon Cooper leads? Why Thomas Hobbes would applaud the roommate agreement? Who Immanuel Kant would treat with "haughty derision" for weaving "un-unravelable webs?" And—most importantly—whether Wil Wheaton is truly evil? Of course you have. Bazinga! This book mines the deep thinking of some of history's most potent philosophical minds to explore your most pressing questions about The Big Bang Theory and its nerdy genius characters. You might find other philosophy books on science and cosmology, but only this one refers to Darth Vader Force-chokes, cloning Leonard Nimoy, and oompa-loompa-like engineers. Fo-shizzle. Gives you irresistibly geek-worthy insights on your favorite Big Bang Theory characters, story lines, and ideas Examines important themes involving ethics and virtue, science, semiotics, religion, and the human condition Brings the thinking of some of the world's greatest philosophers to bear on The Big Bang Theory, from Aristotle and Plato to Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Simone de Beauvoir, and more Essential reading for every Big Bang Theory fan, this book explores whether comic-book-wielding geeks can lead the good life, and whether they can know enough science to "tear the mask off nature and stare at the face of God."

Thirty-Seven Myths about Marriage

By Alan J. Hovestadt,Kenneth W. Schmidt
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1666748900
  • Total of Pages : 151
  • Category : Religion
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Thirty-Seven Myths about Marriage describes common misconceptions about what happens in marriage—myths that never come true, no matter how much one believes them. Unhealthy thoughts, feelings, and behaviors flow from those myths that harm the couple and their relationship, leaving them unhappy and dissatisfied. The authors provide realistic suggestions for a healthier approach to marriage and attainable goals. The book also contains questions for personal reflection or group discussion among individuals, couples, groups, or with a personal counselor or life coach.

Fool Me Forever

By Ainslie Paton
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  • Publisher : Entangled: Amara
  • Book Code : 1640635947
  • Total of Pages : 322
  • Category : Fiction
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Lenore Bradshaw's charity is mixed up in a world-class scandal with donations gone missing. Handsome con artist Halsey Sherwood suggests they work together to get the money back. But there's no way she can trust a proven liar and thief, right? Even if his generous and sweet nature is stealing her heart, and there may be some swooning happening. The sassy and beautiful Lenore is the only woman in the world Halsey Sherwood can be honest with. It's just his luck she despises his profession—conning the rich and evil and donating the proceeds to charity. To aid her cause, he steps out of his comfort zone and makes her an offer she can't refuse. He'll get her money back from the bad guys and help her rebuild her reputation. And if things go sideways, he'll do whatever it takes to protect her. The Confidence Game series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 One Night Wife Book #2 Fool Me Forever