The Analects

Author: Confucius
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698153510
Category: Religion
Page: 432
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Confucius is one of the most humane, rational, and lucid of moral teachers, concerned not with arcane metaphysics but with practical issues of life and conduct. What is virtue? What sort of life is most conducive to happiness? How should the state be ruled? What is the proper relationship between human beings and their environment? In this classic translation of The Analects by Arthur Waley, the questions Confucius addressed two and a half millennia ago remain as relevant as ever. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Schrift vom Staatswesen der Athener

Author: Aristoteles,Georg Kaibel
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Athens (Greece)
Page: 108
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Der Heizer

Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: Severus Verlag
ISBN: 3958551890
Category: Fiction
Page: 40
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„Du mußt dich aber zur Wehr setzen, ja und nein sagen, sonst haben doch die Leute keine Ahnung von der Wahrheit.“ Verstoßen von seinen Eltern und nach Amerika geschickt, versucht der junge, naive Karl sein Leben in die Hand zu nehmen. Doch noch auf dem Schiff wird er zum Spielball der Mitmenschen und Umstände. Kann sich der junge Karl emanzipieren? Fragmentarisch bleibt Kafkas Erzählung Der Heizer als erstes Kapitel eines Romans, der nicht beendet wurde. Geplant auch als Teil eines Erzählbandes Die Söhne (Die Verwandlung, Das Urteil) – steckt gerade im Fragment der Reiz und wirft die Frage nach Gesellschaft und Selbstfindung auf den Leser zurück.

Moral Perspectives

Author: Kim Chong Chong
Publisher: NUS Press
ISBN: 9789971691622
Category: Ethics
Page: 150
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While interdisciplinary work on morality has largely been confined to a dialogue between psychologists and philosophers on the one hand, and economists and philosophers on the other, this volume brings together papers from a wider field than is usual in looking at the nature of morality. Three of these are about moral education, three others discuss the relation between morality on the one hand, and law, economics and psychiatry on the other; two more are concerned with relativism and the role of the personal in morality. Those with an academic interest in the subject of morality, as well as lawyers, psychologists, educationalists and other general readers should find the contents of this book interesting and thought-provoking.

The Analects of Confucius

Author: Confucius
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781722292317
Page: 74
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The Analects of Confucius Confucius The Analects are a collection of Confucius's sayings brought together by his pupils shortly after his death in 497 BC. Together they express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which Confucius, one of the most humane thinkers of all time, believed everyone should live. Upholding the ideals of wisdom, self-knowledge, courage and love of one's fellow man, he argued that the pursuit of virtue should be every individual's supreme goal. And, while following the Way, or the truth, might not result in immediate or material gain, Confucius showed that it could nevertheless bring its own powerful and lasting spiritual rewards. This edition contains a detailed introduction exploring the concepts of the original work, a bibliography and glossary and appendices on Confucius himself, The Analects and the disciples who compiled them. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

The Divine Verdict

A Study of Divine Judgement in the Ancient Religions
Author: John Gwyn Griffiths
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004092310
Category: Religion
Page: 410
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The theme of divine judgement has often been treated, but usually with a concentration on one it its two main aspects: either that which is seen in the present life and in history or that which is believed to occur only after death. This new study seeks to combine the two aspects. It also tries to cover the whole spectrum of the ancient religions. Special attention is given to Israel, Greece, and Egypt. Israel's neighbours are also considered, and there are discussions of Judaism, Christianity, and Zoroastrianism. In several areas, notably in Egypt and Israel, it is shown that punishment in this life is sometimes presented as a fate that man brings upon himself rather than as one imposed by God, though always against a moral background derived from religion. The origins of judgement after death in the Judaeo-Christian tradition are examined in some detail and elements are traced to Egyptian, Zoroastrian, and Judaic sources.

I Ging : Das Buch der Wandlungen

Author: Unbekannter chinesischer Autor
Publisher: FV Éditions
Category: Philosophy
Page: 320
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Das I Ging ist ein altes chinesisches Orakel, das bei Beantwortung von ungelösten Fragen hilft.

The World's Religious Traditions

Current Perspectives in Religious Studies
Author: Frank Whaling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474289282
Category: Religion
Page: 320
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The aim of this book is to make a major contribution to the field of religious studies while at the same time paying tribute to the work of Wilfred Smith. Although the basis of the chapters is provided by Smith's themes of faith and tradition and Smith's approach to the study of religion, this book stands in its own right as a significant addition to both content and method in the global history of religions. First published in 1984, it includes contributions by Geoffrey Parrinder, Annemarie Schimmel, George Rupp, Ninian Smart and others.