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by Marcus Aurelius

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Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy

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Student Teacher Relationship: Gay First Time Older Man Younger Man Romance

by Van Cole

All He Wants Is The Head Of The Class

In the aftermath of a nasty breakup, Khale has vowed off men – or any relationship, for that matter – for good. Having accepted a teaching job at the local university, he is ready to focus on bigger things and take on life as a single man.

Khale’s friends, on the other hand, think the handsome bachelor should re-evaluate his decision. A night of drunken karaoke lands him at the side of Tom, a timid punk-type who has just come out to his parents and is willing to try something new. Come Monday, however, both find that this pre-semester rendezvous was between teacher and student.

The shy first-timer makes Khale his tutor, asking him to guide him through his favorite positions. But does the careful teacher really have the upper hand? Something deeper hides beneath his fresh-faced student, something he can’t quite pin. What he does know, however, is that the semester is about to become a lot more interesting.

This Romance Short Story Was Formerly Titled Head Of The Class

Under Surveilance: How We Are Being Watched

by William Blake

Private life is no more. We are all being watched. Each of our steps can be known, if any interested persons desired to. The loud espionage cases of recent years confirmed this. Now, the question is, do we really care?

La Eterna Distorsión de Dios: Una coartada para los que no creen en Dios (Spanish Edition)

by Marilyn Betsabe Alvarado Quiroz

La Eterna Distorsión de Dios, Una coartada para los que no creen en Dios. Es un relato que plantea que todos tenemos parte o fracciones de la gran verdad, que es la respuesta a nuestra existencia y que para el mundo occidental suele estar asociada también la existencia del Dios cristiano, este relato por lo tanto apela a nuestros recuerdos (metáfora de que es algo que no sabemos por la educación o la ciencia sino que viene de otra fuente, en este sentido este conocimiento es absolutamente democrático y justo pues no depende de nuestros niveles de acceso a la educación y el conocimiento humano).
A su vez usa imágenes conceptuales para dar una posible explicación racional y lógica respecto a la existencia de Dios y al porque fuimos creados, es decir al porque existimos, ya que en la actualidad la ciencia tomando como referencia a uno de sus principales científicos Stephen Hawking, básicamente nos explica que nuestra existencia se le debemos a la NADA y esta coartada por mucho que le tengamos FE a la ciencia tampoco es argumentalmente creíble y se convierte también en otra posible explicación NO RACIONAL sustentada en la FE EN LA CIENCIA. Finalmente, en cuestiones de DIOS al parecer tanto Ateos como Agnósticos, así como Creyentes en Dios, terminan irremediablemente sustentando sus argumentaciones en la FE sea en la CIENCIA o sea en DIOS, pero finalmente ambos y todos recurren a la FE.

The Eternal Distortion of God: An alibi for those who do not believe in God

by Marilyn Betsabe Alvarado Quiroz

The Eternal Distortion of God, an alibi for those who do not believe in God. This text explains that we all have part or fractions of the great truth, which is the answer to our existence and is also related to the existence of the Christian God for the Western world. This story, therefore, appeals to our memories (metaphor for something we do not know from education or science, but it comes from another source. In this sense, this knowledge is absolutely democratic and fair because it does not depend on our levels of access to education and human knowledge). At the same time, the author uses conceptual images to give a possible rational and logical explanation regarding the existence of God and the reason why we were created, in other words why do we exist, since currently science, taking Stephen Hawking, one of its main scientists, as reference, basically explains that we owe our existence to the NOTHING. This alibi is not argumentatively credible and also becomes into another non-rational explanation based on the FAITH IN SCIENCE, no matter how much FAITH we have in science. Finally, it seems that Atheists and Agnostics, as well as Believers in God end up irremediably sustaining their arguments based on FAITH, either on SCIENCE or GOD, but finally everybody turns to FAITH.

Rational Spirituality

by ethan anderson

rational spiritual growth. inspired by Stoic principles. philosophy. poetry. making life worth living.

How and why to focus on what you can control
How and why to view obstacles as good things

Human Rights in Child Protection: Implications for Professional Practice and Policy

by Asgeir Falch-Eriksen

This open access book critically explores what child protection policy and professional practice would mean if practice was grounded in human rights standards. This book inspires a new direction in child protection research – one that critically assesses child protection policy and professional practice with regard to human rights in general, and the rights of the child in particular. Each chapter author seeks to approach the rights of the child from their own academic field of interest and through a comparative lens, making the research relevant across nation-state practices.

The book is split into five parts to focus on the most important aspects of child protection. The first part explains the origins, aim, and scope of the book; the second part explores aspects of professionalism and organization through law and policy; and the third part discusses several key issues in child protection and professional practice in depth. The fourth part discusses selected areas of importance to child protection practices (low-impact in-house measures, public care in residential care and foster care respectively) and the fifth part provides an analytical summary of the book. Overall, it contributes to the present need for a more comprehensive academic debate regarding the rights of the child, and the supranational perspective this brings to child protection policy and practice across and within nation-states.

Thinking Time Geography: Concepts, Methods and Applications (Routledge Studies in Human Geography)

by Kajsa Ellegård

Time-geography is a mode of thinking that helps in the understanding of change in society, the wider context and ecological consequences of human actions. This book presents its assumptions, concepts and methods, and example  applications.

The intellectual path of the Swedish geographer Torsten Hägerstrand is a key foundation for this book. His research contributions are shown in the context of the urbanization of Sweden, involvement in the emerging planning sector and empirical studies on Swedish emigration. Migration and innovation diffusion studies paved the way for prioritizing time and space dimensions and recognizing time and space as unity. From these insights time-geography grew. This book includes the ontological grounds and concepts as well as the specific notation system of time-geography - a visual language for interdisciplinary research and communication. Applications are divided into themes: urban and regional planning; transportation and communication; organization of production and work; everyday life, wellbeing and household division of labor; and ecological sustainability – time-geographic studies on resource use.

This book looks at the outlook for this developing branch of research and the future application of time-geography to societal and academic contexts. Its interdisciplinary nature will be appealing to postgraduates and researchers who are interested in human geography, urban and regional planning and sociology. 

Cyborg Mind: What Brain-Computer and Mind-Cyberspace Interfaces Mean for Cyberneuroethics (Studies in Social Analysis)

by Calum MacKellar

With the development of new direct interfaces between the human brain and computer systems, the time has come for an in-depth ethical examination of the way these neuronal interfaces may support an interaction between the mind and cyberspace.

In so doing, this book does not hesitate to blend disciplines including neurobiology, philosophy, anthropology and politics. It also invites society, as a whole, to seek a path in the use of these interfaces enabling humanity to prosper while avoiding the relevant risks. As such, the volume is the first extensive study in cyberneuroethics, a subject matter which is certain to have a significant impact in the 21st century and beyond.

Debating European Citizenship (IMISCOE Research Series)

by Rainer Bauböck

This open access book raises crucial questions about the citizenship of the European Union. Is it a new citizenship beyond the nation-state although it is derived from Member State nationality? Who should get it? What rights and duties does it entail? Should EU citizens living in other Member States be able to vote there in national elections? If there are tensions between free movement and social rights, which should take priority? And should the European Court of Justice determine what European citizenship is about or the legislative institutions of the EU or national parliaments? This book collects a wide range of answers to these questions from legal scholars, political scientists, and political practitioners. It is structured as a series of three conversations in which authors respond to each other. This exchange of arguments provides unique depth to the debate.

Debating Transformations of National Citizenship (IMISCOE Research Series)

by Rainer Bauböck

This open access book discusses how national citizenship is being transformed by economic, social and political change. It focuses on the emergence of global markets where citizenship is for sale and on how new reproduction technologies impact citizenship by descent. It also discusses the return of banishment through denationalisation of terrorist suspects, and the impact of digital technologies, such as blockchain, on the future of democratic citizenship. The book provides a wide range of views on these issues from legal scholars, political scientists, and political practitioners. It is structured as a series of four conversations in which authors respond to each other. This exchange of arguments provides unique depth to current debates about the future of citizenship.

Managing Protected Areas in Central and Eastern Europe Under Climate Change: 58 (Advances in Global Change Research)

by Sven Rannow

Beginning with an overview of data and concepts developed in the EU-project HABIT-CHANGE, this book addresses the need for sharing knowledge and experience in the field of biodiversity conservation and climate change. There is an urgent need to build capacity in protected areas to monitor, assess, manage and report the effects of climate change and their interaction with other pressures. The contributors identify barriers to the adaptation of conservation management, such as the mismatch between planning reality and the decision context at site level. Short and vivid descriptions of case studies, drawn from investigation areas all over Central and Eastern Europe, illustrate both the local impacts of climate change and their consequences for future management. These focus on ecosystems most vulnerable to changes in climatic conditions, including alpine areas, wetlands, forests, lowland grasslands and coastal areas. The case studies demonstrate the application of adaptation strategies in protected areas like National Parks, Biosphere Reserves and Natural Parks, and reflect the potential benefits as well as existing obstacles. A general section provides the necessary background information on climate trends and their effects on abiotic and biotic components. Often, the parties to policy change and conservation management, including managers, land users and stakeholders, lack both expertise and incentives to undertake adaptation activities. The authors recognise that achieving the needed changes in behavior – habit – is as much a social learning process as a matter of science-based procedure. They describe the implementation of modeling, impact assessment and monitoring of climate conditions, and show how the results can support efforts to increase stakeholder involvement in local adaptation strategies. The book concludes by pointing out the need for more work to communicate the cross-sectoral nature of biodiversity protection, the value of well-informed planning in the long-term process of adaptation, the definition of acceptable change, and the motivational value of exchanging experience and examples of good practice.

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