How to Be Good

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Riverhead Books #ad - He’s become a good person, too—really good. Because she’s finding it more and more difficult to live with David—and with herself.  . A wise and hilarious novel from the bestselling author of Funny Girl, High Fidelity, and About a Boy. A brutally truthful, is forced to learn “how to be good”—whatever that means, and soul of a woman who, compassionate novel about the heart, mind, confronted by her husband’s sudden and extreme spiritual conversion, and for better or worse…Katie Carr is a good person…sort of.

He’s found a spiritual leader. Katie isn’t sure if this is deeply felt conversion, a brain tumor—or David’s most brilliantly vicious manipulation yet. He has become kind, soft-spoken, and earnest. For years her husband’s been selfish, sarcastic, and underemployed. But now David’s changed.

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Free Will Deckle Edge

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Free Press #ad - It is difficult to think about law, intimate relationships, public policy, religion, politics, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. A belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value.

Free Will Deckle Edge #ad - . Free Will. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion. In this enlightening book, sam harris argues that this truth about the human mind does not undermine morality or diminish the importance of social and political freedom, but it can and should change the way we think about some of the most important questions in life.

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Free: Why Science Hasn't Disproved Free Will

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Oxford University Press #ad - If we look more closely at the major experiments that free will deniers cite, we can see large gaps where the light of possibility shines through. In free: why science hasn't disproved free will, mele lays out his opponents' experiments simply and clearly, one by one, and proceeds to debunk their supposed findings, explaining how the experiments don't provide the solid evidence for which they have been touted.

There is powerful evidence that conscious decisions play an important role in our lives, and knowledge about situational influences can allow people to respond to those influences rationally rather than with blind obedience. Mele also explores the meaning and ramifications of free will. Free Will. Mele, what they point to as hard and fast evidence that free will cannot exist actually leaves much room for doubt.

Does free will exist? The question has fueled heated debates spanning from philosophy to psychology and religion. According to philosopher Alfred R. To put it in the simple terms that have come to dominate these debates, and if we aren't free, if we are free to make our own decisions, we are accountable for what we do, we're off the hook.

Free: Why Science Hasn't Disproved Free Will #ad - There are neuroscientists who claim that our decisions are made unconsciously and are therefore outside of our control and social psychologists who argue that myriad imperceptible factors influence even our minor decisions to the extent that there is no room for free will. The answer has major implications, and the stakes are high.

What, or an undefinable openness to alternative decisions? is it something natural and practical that is closely tied to moral responsibility? Since evidence suggests that denying the existence of free will actually encourages bad behavior, exactly, does it mean to have free will -- is it a state of our soul, we have a duty to give it a fair chance.

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A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality Hackett Philosophical Dialogues

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Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. #ad - Rosenthal, cuny, Lehman College Free Will. Hackett Pub Co Inc. Perry's excellent dialogue makes a complicated topic stimulating and accessible without any sacrifice of scholarly accuracy or thoroughness. Professionals will appreciate the work's command of the issues and depth of argument, while students will find that it excites interest and imagination.

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Meaning in Life and Why It Matters The University Center for Human Values Series

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Princeton University Press #ad - Free Will. According to susan wolf, however, much of what motivates us does not comfortably fit into this scheme. Hackett Pub Co Inc. Often we act neither for our own sake nor out of duty or an impersonal concern for the world. Rather, we act out of love for objects that we rightly perceive as worthy of love--and it is these actions that give meaning to our lives.

Meaning in Life and Why It Matters The University Center for Human Values Series #ad - Most people, including philosophers, tend to classify human motives as falling into one of two categories: the egoistic or the altruistic, the self-interested or the moral. Written in a lively and engaging style, and full of provocative examples, Meaning in Life and Why It Matters is a profound and original reflection on a subject of permanent human concern.

. Wolf makes a compelling case that, along with happiness and morality, this kind of meaningfulness constitutes a distinctive dimension of a good life.

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The God Dialogues: A Philosophical Journey

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Oxford University Press #ad - The strongest arguments from all three perspectives are fairly represented. Free Will. Three main characters represent the principal views: Theodore Logan, the theist; Eva Lucien, the atheist; and Gene Sesquois, the agnostic. He wants to do something meaningful with his life but is at a loss as to how to proceed, despite having just earned a degree in engineering.

The god dialogues is an intriguing and extensive philosophical debate about the existence of God. An annotated list of suggested readings directs readers to relevant and helpful primary sources. Assuming no background knowledge, the god dialogues is ideal for courses in the philosophy of religion, an excellent supplement for introduction to philosophy courses, and a compelling introduction for anyone with an interest in the subject.

The God Dialogues: A Philosophical Journey #ad - Hackett Pub Co Inc. Gene's quandary precipitates a discussion of the meaning of life and its connection to God's existence. Their debate takes place during a post-college cross-country road trip during which Gene expresses dismay over his future. This in turn leads to vigorous debates about morality and theism, evidence for and against God's existence, probability and the rationality of belief, and the relationship between faith and reason.

Engaging and accessible, it covers all the main arguments for and against God's existence, from traditional philosophical "proofs" to arguments that involve the latest developments in biology and physics.

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Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Beneath our conflicts. Affirmative action, and shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us make sense of politics, abortion, physician-assisted suicide, morality, national service, the moral limits of markets―Sandel relates the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of the day, same-sex marriage, and our own convictions as well.

Free Will. In terms we can all understand, " wrote Jonathan Rauch in The New York Times, Justice "confronts us with the concepts that lurk. Justice is lively, thought-provoking, and wise―an essential new addition to the small shelf of books that speak convincingly to the hard questions of our civic life.

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? #ad - Hackett Pub Co Inc. For michael sandel, justice is not a spectator sport, " The Nation's reviewer of Justice remarked. Farrar Straus Giroux. In his acclaimed book―based on his legendary Harvard course―Sandel offers a rare education in thinking through the complicated issues and controversies we face in public life today.

It has emerged as a most lucid and engaging guide for those who yearn for a more robust and thoughtful public discourse.

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State of the Union: A Marriage in Ten Parts

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Riverhead Books #ad - Married for years, they thought they had a stable home life--until a recent incident pushed them to the brink. Going to therapy seemed like the perfect solution. Farrar Straus Giroux. Hackett Pub Co Inc. Free Will. A heartbreaking, funny, and honest look inside of a marriage falling apart and the lengths a couple would go to in order to fix it from the bestselling author of About a Boy and High FidelityNow an Emmy award winning SundanceTV series starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O'DowdTom and Louise meet in a pub before their couple's therapy appointment.

But over drinks before their appointment, the ten-chapter conversation that ensues is witty and moving, for the first time in a long time, forcing them to look at their marriage--and, but then you're left with a million pieces?Unfolding in the minutes before their weekly therapy sessions, they begin to wonder: what if marriage is like a computer? What if you take it apart to see what's in there, at each other.

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Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being Intersections in African American Theology Innovations, African American Religious Thought

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Fortress Press #ad - Hackett Pub Co Inc. In that case, we have much to learn from the embodied experience of black women who, for centuries, argues distinguished theologian Shawn Copeland, have borne in their bodies the identities and pathologies of those in power. With rare insight and conviction, copeland demonstrates how black women's experience and oppression cast a completely different light on our theological theorems and pious platitudes and reveal them as a kind of mental colonization that still operates powerfully in our economic and political configurations today.

Being human is neither abstract nor hypothetical. It is concrete, visceral, and embodied in the everyday experience and relationships that determine who we are. Free Will. Further, copeland argues, race and embodiment and relations of power not only reframe theological anthropology but also our notions of discipleship, church, and Christ as well.

Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being Intersections in African American Theology Innovations, African American Religious Thought #ad - Farrar Straus Giroux. In fact, the remains of colonizing myths, our postmodern situation - marked decidedly by the realities of race, she argues, conflict, and the health of bodies - affords an opportunity to be human and to be the body of Christ with new clarity and effect.

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Funny Girl: A Novel

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Riverhead Books #ad - Funny Girl: A Novel #ad - Set in 1960's london,  funny girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters. Riverhead Books. Free Will. A brilliant novel from the bestselling author of High Fidelity,  About a Boy, and A Long Way Down.

Hackett Pub Co Inc. Insightful and humorous, nick hornby's latest does what he does best: endears us to a cast of characters who are funny if flawed, and forces us to examine ourselves in the process. Farrar Straus Giroux.

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Slam

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Riverhead Books #ad - Sam is suddenly forced to grow up and struggle with the familiar fears and inclinations that haunt us all. Nick hornby’s poignant and witty novel shows a rare and impressive understanding of human relationships and what it really means to be a man. The #1 new york times bestseller from the beloved, High Fidelity, award-winning author of Funny Girl,  and About A Boy.

For 16-year-old Sam, life is about to get extremely complicated. Farrar Straus Giroux. Free Will. Hackett Pub Co Inc. He and his girlfriend—make that ex-girlfriend— Alicia have gotten themselves into a bit of trouble. Riverhead Books.

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