Mortality Immortality and Other Life Strategies

Mortality  Immortality and Other Life Strategies

For afew centuries now, deathstopped being the entry into another phase of being whichit once was;death has been ... can accommodate the phenomenon ofdeath only the wayit accommodates all otherelements of instrumentalized life: as an ...

Author: Zygmunt Bauman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745656663

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Zygmunt Bauman's new book is a brilliant exploration, from a sociological point of view, of the 'taboo' subject in modern societies: death and dying. The book develops a new theory of the ways in which human mortality is reacted to, and dealt with, in social institutions and culture. The hypothesis explored in the book is that the necessity of human beings to live with the constant awareness of death accounts for crucial aspects of the social organization of all known societies. Two different 'life strategies' are distinguished in respect of reactions to mortality. One, 'the modern strategy', deconstructs mortality by translating the insoluble issue of death into many specific problems of health and disease which are 'soluble in principle'. The 'post-modern strategy' is one of deconstructing immortality: life is transformed into a constant rehearsal of 'reversible death', a substitution of 'temporary disappearance' for the irrevocable termination of life. This profound and provocative book will appeal to a wide audience. It will also be of particular interest to students and professionals in the areas of sociology, anthropology, theology and philosophy.
Categories: Social Science

Physical Theory of Another Life

Physical Theory of Another Life

timately to the inert elements , and less so to the active ; and therefore it lies exposed to all the power of the one over the other . But let the principle of life take on to the active elements - let it , itself essentially active ...

Author: Isaac Taylor


ISBN: BL:A0020783626

Category: Immortality

Page: 295

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Categories: Immortality

God s Wisdom for Marriage the Home

God s Wisdom for Marriage   the Home

Each must first deal with the faults of his or her own life, and then may they each "see clearly" to deal with the faults in the other's life. Earnestly Pray for the Other's Repentance In the third place, in the process of correcting ...


Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781612151076



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Caring in Nursing Classics

Caring in Nursing Classics

TABLE 12.1 Five Basic Modes of Being With Another Life-destroying (biocidic) mode of being with another is a mode where one depersonalizes the other, destroys the joy of life, and increases the other's vulnerability.

Author: Marlaine C. Smith

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826171115

Category: Medical

Page: 552

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This book is a primer on, and key resource for, the art and science of caring. It presents 36 classic book chapters and journal articles, with bridge and contextual frames, and teaching tool for use from undergraduate to graduate and doctoral levels. This book includes nine thematic sections: how caring plays in nursing, the concept of caring, theoretical perspectives, seminal research studies, research designs and methods, practice models, caring for community health issues and in terms of policy, and leadership and administration.
Categories: Medical

Flat World Fiction

Flat World Fiction

accufake seem more compelling than the real,” as demonstrated in Foer's novel, for instance, by Other Life proponents who repeatedly insist that Other Life is “not a game” and as also demonstrated by the notions of community that Sam ...

Author: Liliana M. Naydan

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820360577

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Flat-World Fiction analyzes representations of digital technology and the social and ethical concerns it creates in mainstream literary American fiction and fiction written about the United States in the first two decades of the twenty-first century. In this period, authors such as Don DeLillo, Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, Joshua Ferris, Jonathan Safran Foer, Mohsin Hamid, Thomas Pynchon, Kristen Roupenian, Gary Shteyngart, and Zadie Smith found themselves not only implicated in the developing digital world of flat screens but also threatened by it, while simultaneously attempting to critique it. As a result, their texts explore how human relationships with digital devices and media transform human identity and human relationships with one another, history, divinity, capitalism, and nationality. Liliana M. Naydan walks us through these complex relationships, revealing how authors show through their fiction that technology is political. In the process, these authors complement and expand on work by historians, philosophers, and social scientists, creating accessible, literary road maps to our digital future.
Categories: Literary Criticism



Making the other life different from the living earth. If life existed elsewhere, life's one infinity would not be able to be reduced to one. If the other life is thought to be a representation of the one infinity of life, ...

Author: Veselin Penef

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781662445903

Category: Philosophy

Page: 326

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The book reveals the Reality of Life. Life’s origin, life’s reason for existence is answered. The personal choice for the self, self-creation, is shown. Life’s eternity, life’s indestructible nature is proven. The immortality of the soul is proven. The book proves God’s existence. Unlimited power is disproven. The philosophy of the book is titled the one philosophy. The One Philosophy includes all opposites, the Middle Ground between which is taken and confirmed. All that is lacking of the good is exposed. Philosophy is the answer to knowledge of the good, not religion, not democracy. The philosopher-king is advocated. The three main human objectives are put forth: understanding of life’s laws, the creating of the good society, the need to live in peace. Only philosophy has the answers. This book marks the new human beginning. It is groundbreaking. The phony, not-so-peaceful-and-loving the real Jesus Christ is exposed. The destruction of Jesus Christ is complete. The greatest human questions are answered. The basis of future humanity will be the One Philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

Tragic Sense of Life

Tragic Sense of Life

Are we to understand, on- the other hand, that men seek to gain the other, the eternal life, by renouncing this the temporal life? If the other life is anything, it must be a continuation of this, and only as such a continuation, ...

Author: Miguel de Unamuno

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486119755

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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The acknowledged masterpiece of one of Spain's most influential thinkers. Between despair and the desire for something better, Unamuno finds that "saving incertitude" that alone can console us.
Categories: Philosophy

Sergeant York

Sergeant York

Aelred J. Gray, “Local, State, and Regional Planning,” in Thomas R. Ford, ed., The Southern Appalachian Region: A Survey (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1962), 169; Cowan York, 120-22; York, “The Other Life;” Nashville Banner, ...

Author: David D. Lee

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813145884

Category: History

Page: 184

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Alvin C. York went out on a routine patrol an ordinary, unknown American doughboy of the First World War. He came back from no-man's-land a hero. In a brief encounter on October 8, 1918, during the Argonne offensive, York had killed 25 German soldiers and, almost singlehandedly, effected the capture of 132 others. Returning to the United States the following spring, he received a tumultuous public welcome and a flood of offers from businessmen eager to capitalize on his acclaimed feat. But York, true to his character, went quietly back to his home in the Tennessee mountains, where he spent the remainder of his life working to bring schools and other services to those remote valleys where his neighbors lived. In this definitive biography, David D. Lee has firmly established the simple facts of Alvin York's life, distinguishing them from the myths which have grown up around the man. He has reexamined the sometimes conflicting accounts of the famous exploit, finding in his research a hitherto unknown report of the skirmish from German military archives. Lee goes beyond that single wartime episode, however, to consider its consequences on York's later life -- his efforts, not always successful, to better his mountain community; his involvement in making a motion picture of his life; his difficulties with money and taxes. But Sergeant York is better known as a symbol than as an individual, and in this study Lee connects the man and his life to an American heroic ideal. With his rural background, his refusal to take commercial advantage of his fame, and his simple piety, Alvin York exemplified the traditional values of an agrarian America that was in his own day already receding into the past. He claimed a special place in the hearts of his countrymen, Lee concludes, because his life seemed to show that the virtues of the common man continued to be a vital part of American society.
Categories: History

Enrique Mart nez Celaya

Enrique Mart  nez Celaya

In this light, we can see another life. The oTher liFe When our attention is on the undeniably concrete aspects of our life that revolve around matter, insisting on its thingness, as well as around social conventions, electric bills, ...

Author: Enrique Martínez Celaya

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496216243

Category: Art

Page: 352

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This collection, spanning nearly a decade of artistic activity, features selections of writings that trace the intellectual influences and track the development of one of the more formidable and productive minds in the contemporary art world. The writings comprise Enrique Martínez Celaya’s public lectures; essays; interviews; correspondence with artists, critics, and scholars; artist statements; blog posts; and journal entries. These texts were written during Martínez Celaya’s appointment as Visiting Presidential Professor at the University of Nebraska; Roth Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Dartmouth College; and, most recently, as the first Provost Professor of Humanities and Arts at the University of Southern California. Marked by Martínez Celaya’s encyclopedic curiosity and considerable knowledge about the world, these writings and interviews explore the role of art in life, evaluate texts by other modern and contemporary artists and thinkers, and reveal the artist’s deep engagement with artistic, philosophical, and literary lines of inquiry.
Categories: Art

The Spiritual Diary of E Swedenborg Or a Brief Record During Twenty Years of His Supernatural Experience Lately Published from the Latin Manuscripts of the Author by Dr J F I Tafel Translated from the Original by J H Smithson

The Spiritual Diary of E  Swedenborg  Or  a Brief Record  During Twenty Years  of His Supernatural Experience  Lately Published from the Latin Manuscripts of the Author by Dr  J  F  I  Tafel     Translated from the Original by J  H  Smithson

I wondered whether there were insane persons in the other life ; but it was said that the souls of such are insane , not knowing what is beautiful or modest . Such spirits also pervert all things which relate to true conjugial love ...

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg


ISBN: BL:A0017664640


Page: 490

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