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Knowledge to go !

by Mystery

A book about how to be happy if you apply yourself to the suggested materials and some biblical truths to fathom.



Midway Field

by Mike Marcon

The author says, “I’ve been asked, “What is Midway Field about?””

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“There are three mandates by which every life is supposed to be lived. Once you discover them and put them into practice, your life will become unlimited and you can make of it what you wish. This is the story of one man who rediscovered what is behind all life and what The Great Idea really is. This book may radically change your life – for the better!”

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Metaphysics

by Aristotle

Aristotle’s â??Metaphysics’ is a seminal work of philosophy from classical antiquity. One of Aristotle’s most important works and one of the first works on the subject of metaphysics, this volume represents an important edition in the canon of great classical literature. Students of metaphysics and classical philosophy will find much of interest in this edition from the translation of W. D. Ross.



A Short Introduction to Saint Augustine

by John Lord

The most intellectual of all the Fathers of the Church was doubtless Saint Augustine. He is the great oracle of the Latin Church. He directed the thinking of the Christian world for a thousand years. He was not perhaps so learned as Origen, nor so critical as Jerome; but he was broader, profounder, and more original than they, or any other of the great lights who shed the radiance of genius on the crumbling fabric of the ancient civilization. He is the sainted doctor of the Church, equally an authority with both Catholics and Protestants. His penetrating genius, his comprehensive views of all systems of ancient thought, and his marvellous powers as a systematizer of Christian doctrines place him among the immortal benefactors of mankind; while his humanity, his breadth, his charity, and his piety have endeared him to the heart of the Christian world.
Let me present, as well as I can, his history, his services, and his personal character, all of which form no small part of the inheritance bequeathed to us by the giants of the fourth and fifth centuries,â??that which we call the Patristic literature,â??the only literature worthy of preservation in the declining days of the old Roman world…



Curador Ferido (Portuguese Edition)

by Rafael Leitoles Remer

Curador Ferido é um livro de textos que fazem pensar, são 34 no total. De forma alguma é um livro de autoajuda. Em sua maioria são textos sobre o cotidiano, coisas que acontecem na vida da maioria das pessoas, mas, que por algum motivo, passam como se não tivessem importância, situações que não param para ser refletidas, que não damos a devida relevância. Em Curador Ferido faço o que não fazemos com essas experiências vividas, compartilho-as com você. Isso é feito de forma muito simples e informal. Mesmo assim são textos que mexem com nossos sentimentos e nossos pensamentos, alguns podem até te levar as lagrimas, outros a gargalhadas e alguns aos dois, mas uma coisa é certa, todos lhe farão parar e pensar, ou repensar um pouco.

Apesar de eu ser psicólogo, esse não é um livro “de psicólogo” nem “para psicólogos” usa termos simples, os que eu uso no meu dia a dia, falo de uma forma simples e direta, sem rodeios, muitas vezes apenas narro fatos de uma forma que leve sua curiosidade a lhe fazer querer chegar ao fim do texto só para saber onde essa história vai parar.

Um livro para todos os públicos, afinal, parar um pouco e refletir não tem público, todos fazemos ou deveríamos fazer isso. Como diz um amigo: “um livro para quem não gosta de ler”, pois sua linguagem atrai e mesmo que de forma não consciente nos identificamos com o conteúdo, afinal, é a vida que se vive e a única coisa que levamos dessa vida é isso, o que vivemos. Em algum ponto você vai se identificar, lhe garanto isso! Boa leitura e não se esqueça de me contar o que achou, eu também quero refletir!



A Short Introduction to Thomas Aquinas

by John Lord

We have seen how the cloister life of the Middle Ages developed meditative habits of mind, which were followed by a spirit of inquiry on deep theological questions. We have now to consider a great intellectual movement, stimulated by the effort to bring philosophy to the aid of theology, and thus more effectually to battle with insidious and rising heresies. The most illustrious representative of this movement was Thomas of Aquino, generally called Thomas Aquinas. With him we associate the Scholastic Philosophy, which, though barren in the results at which it aimed, led to a remarkable intellectual activity, and hence, indirectly, to the emancipation of the mind. It furnished teachers who prepared the way for the great lights of the Reformation.
Anselm had successfully battled with the rationalism of Roscelin, and also had furnished a new argument for the existence of God. He secured the triumph of Realism for a time and the apparent extinction of heresy. But a new impulse to thought was given, soon after his death, by a less profound but more popular and brilliant man, and, like him, a monk. This was the celebrated Peter Abélard, born in the year 1079, in Brittany, of noble parents, and a boy of remarkable precocity. He was a sort of knight-errant of philosophy, going from convent to convent and from school to school, disputing, while a mere youth, with learned teachers, wherever he could find them. Having vanquished the masters in the provincial schools, he turned his steps to Paris, at that time the intellectual centre of Europe. The university was not yet established, but the cathedral school of Notre Dame was presided over by William of Champeaux, who defended the Realism of Anselm…



Altered

by Jordan Nichols

Poetry and short prose collection as well as featured prose and artwork from other local artists.



Das böse Geld. Wie der Kommunismus in die Diktatur führt (Antitotalitarismus-Studien 1) (German Edition)

by Dalibor Truhlar

Aus dem Vorwort, Dr. Dalibor Truhlar

Die vorliegende Arbeit habe ich im Rahmen eines Seminars an der Universität Wien 1990 geschrieben und abgegeben. Nun habe ich sie abgetippt und ein wenig korrigiert, damit jeder, der sich für das Thema interessiert, sich informieren kann.

Ich habe sie gemeinsam mit anderen Arbeiten aus dieser Zeit unter dem Titel der Anti-Totalitarismus-Studien zusammengefasst, um ihre thematische Zusammengehörigkeit und ihre kritische Ausrichtung zu kennzeichnen.

Diese Studie war mein Beitrag zu einem Politologie-Seminar über Wirtschaftswissenschaften. Die thematische Ausrichtung war damit vorgegeben und deshalb geht es in dieser Arbeit auch um Geld, Privateigentum, Wirtschaft und Handel, so wie sie im Kommunismus interpretiert werden. Der Kontext ist aber grö�er, denn diese Elemente spielen im Kommunismus eine zentrale Rolle.

Die Hauptaussage lautet: “Indem der Kommunismus die Verfügungsgewalt über das Geld zentralisiert, monopolisiert er die Macht über das Leben der Menschen. Das abgeschaffte Geld wird in ihm nicht zum Fundament des geldlosen Paradieses, sondern zur Waffe gegen das Individuum. Insofern ist der Kommunismus eine Ideologie des bösen Geldes, eine Philosophie der Macht.”

Es ist immer das Gleiche: Wer das Geld oder das Privateigentum abschaffen will, schafft zuerst einen Topf, in den alles reinkommt und aus dem alles verteilt wird. Aber wer verteilt? Diejenigen, die es tun, sind die absoluten Machthaber. Die Abschaffung des Geldes führt so in die Diktatur.

Ich behandle Holbach und Helvetius, Saint-Just und Babeuf, sehr viel Marx und einiges an Lenin. Es ist eine Linie von Theorie und Praxis, die sich von der Französischen Revolution bis zur kommunistischen Diktatur zieht. Marx wird erklärt, ebenso wie die Hauptausrichtung der kommunistischen Praxis.

Der Seminarleiter lobte auch meine These vom Zustandekommen des Wertes (siehe Anmerkung 48), was mich besonders freute.

Ich habe die Rechtschreibung angepasst (nicht bei den Zitaten, die stellenweise nicht ganz bequellt sind, aber richtige Quellen haben) und nur einige Korrekturen der Formulierung vorgenommen. Im Wesentlichen bin ich mit mir einer Meinung, sogar nach der langen Zeit, die zwischen Verfassen und Korrigieren liegt. Bei ein oder zwei Punkten bin ich mir heute unsicher, aber ich habe sie gelassen. Die Arbeit ist ein Ausdruck ihrer Zeit und soll auch so gelesen werden.



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