Discourses by Epictetus, George Long

By Epictetus, George Long

But the strain on persistence, self-restraint and tool of the need to resist calamity can usually look coldhearted. it's Epictetus, a lame former slave exiled through the Emperor Domitian, who bargains by means of a ways the main optimistic and humane model of stoic beliefs. «The Discourses», assembled via his student Arrian, seize him in motion, publicly taking off his perspectives on moral dilemmas.
Committed to speaking with the widest attainable viewers, Epictetus makes use of humor, imagery conversations and homely comparisons to place his message throughout. the result's an ideal common justice, calm indifference within the face of ache – that have proved so influential all through Western historical past.

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The Invisible Religion: The Problem of Religion in Modern by Thomas Luckmann

By Thomas Luckmann

The Invisible faith has been a hugely influential textual content, and in addition the idea that its name embodies. The theoretical context of the paintings presents its element of departure. It kinds a part of Luckmann's concerted attempt to appreciate the locus of the person within the smooth international. Sociological methods to faith, deriving from the sociological classics, shape a valuable topic inside of this quest. Luckmann's essay goals to reestablish this connection, insisting that the matter of person life in society is largely a "religious" one.

It is, accurately, the inability of theoretical mirrored image in the flourishing subdiscipline of the sociology of faith within the postwar interval that matters Luckmann. The organization of faith with church has orientated a complete iteration of students towards a comparatively slim box, the extra so in that church-orientated faith has turn into a marginal phenomenon in glossy societies. To redress this stability, Luckmann opts firmly for a practical definition of faith yet differentiates this from the structural-functionalism generic in modern sociology. Luckmann regards as challenging what's taken without any consideration in sociological functionalism. His standpoint is, primarily, an anthropological one.

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Hegel und Foucault: Die Geschichtlichkeit des Wissens als by Holden Kelm

By Holden Kelm

Hegel and Foucault are usually represented within the literature as antipodes, yet they either elevate the query of the historicity of data. This research elaborates this subject matter utilizing a comparability of the Phenomenology of Spirit and the Archeology of data. It unearths how their conceptions are either severely concerning Kant’s critique of cause, and illuminates the convergence in their theories with recognize to the evolution of information.

Hegel und Foucault, in der Forschung meist als Antipoden dargestellt, stellen beide die Frage nach der Geschichtlichkeit des Wissens. Die Studie erarbeitet diese those anhand eines Vergleichs der Phänomenologie des Geistes mit der Archäologie des Wissens. Es wird dargelegt, inwiefern beide Konzeptionen kritisch auf Kants Vernunftkritik bezogen sind und in welchen Hinsichten sich ihre Theorien der Wissensentwicklung annähern.

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Kosovo: A Precedent? The Declaration of Independence, the by James Summers

By James Summers

Kosovo’s announcement of independence on 17 February 2008 has had a profound and polarising effect on diplomacy. whereas over a 3rd of the world’s international locations have acknowledged Kosovo, others were involved that it units a precedent for secessionist minorities. certainly, Kosovo looks to were used as a precedent within the Russia-Georgia clash over South Ossetia. The publication brings jointly contributions from top teachers at the criminal elements of Kosovo and, particularly, the foreign court docket of Justice’s Advisory Opinion of 2010. the result's an intensive exam from a number of specialists on Kosovo and its effect on overseas legislation.

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