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Humankind - A Hopeful History (Paperback): Rutger Bregman Humankind - A Hopeful History (Paperback)
Rutger Bregman 3
R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'If you only read one book this year, make it this one' CATHY RENTZENBRINK

'This book must be read by as many people as possible - only when people change their view of human nature will they begin to believe in the possibility of building a better world' GRACE BLAKELEY

'It'd be no surprise if it proved to be the Sapiens of 2020' GUARDIAN

It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest.

Humankind makes a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. The instinct to cooperate rather than compete, trust rather than distrust, has an evolutionary basis going right back to the beginning of Homo sapiens. By thinking the worst of others, we bring out the worst in our politics and economics too.

In this major book, internationally bestselling author Rutger Bregman takes some of the world's most famous studies and events and reframes them, providing a new perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the Blitz, a Siberian fox farm to an infamous New York murder, Stanley Milgram's Yale shock machine to the Stanford prison experiment, Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think - and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society.

It is time for a new view of human nature.

Morality - Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times (Paperback): Jonathan Sacks Morality - Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times (Paperback)
Jonathan Sacks 2
R355 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R71 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

We are living through a period of cultural climate change. We have outsourced morality to the markets on the one hand, and the state on the other. The markets have brought wealth to many, and the state has done much to contain the worst excesses of inequality, but neither is capable of bearing the moral weight of showing us how to live.

This has had a profound impact on society and the way in which we interact with each other. Traditional values no longer hold, yet recent political swings show that modern ideals of tolerance have left many feeling rudderless and adrift. In this environment we see things fall apart in unexpected ways - toxic public discourse makes true societal progress almost unattainable, a more divisive society is fuelled by identity politics and extremism, and the rise of a victimhood mentality calls for 'safe spaces' but stifles debate. The influence of social media seems all-pervading and the breakdown of the family is only one result of the loss of social capital. Many fear what the future may hold.

Delivering a devastatingly insightful critique of our modern condition, and assessing its roots and causes from the ancient Greeks through the Reformation and Enlightenment to the present day, Sacks argues that there is no liberty without morality, and no freedom without responsibility.

If we care about the future of western civilisation, all of us must play our part in rebuilding our common moral foundation. Then we will discover afresh the life-transforming and counterintuitive truths that a nation is strong when it cares for the weak, and rich when it cares for the poor.

Here is an inspiring vision of a world in which we can all find our place, and face the future without fear.

The Environmental Ethics and Policy Book - Philosophy, Ecology, Economics (Paperback, 3rd edition): Christine Pierce, Donald... The Environmental Ethics and Policy Book - Philosophy, Ecology, Economics (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Christine Pierce, Donald VanDeVeer
R940 R836 Discovery Miles 8 360 Save R104 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Consisting of an assortment of landmark essays and the best in contemporary scholarship, this anthology delves deeply into the most pressing environmental issues of our times. Articles included in this anthology are distinguished for their relevance to real-life policy making and for their ability to promote rich and lively discussion about controversial matters. In addition, the editors' careful organization of the topics and illuminating section previews keep students focused on the most essential points of current environmental debates.

Media ethics in South African context - An introduction and overview (Paperback, 2nd ed): Lucas M. Oosthuizen Media ethics in South African context - An introduction and overview (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Lucas M. Oosthuizen
R463 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R57 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

The second edition of Media ethics in the South African context explores the dynamic and potentially explosive field of media ethics from a South African perspective. Grounded in ethical theory, the public philosophies of communication and media performance norms, this text provides guidelines for the individual's ethical decision making; for both media practitioners and media groups. Cutting edge analysis of the South African normative context under the previous and present political dispensations makes this book essential reading for media policy formulators and students alike. Changes in the normative context are presenting the South African news media in particular, with new challenges.

Counter-Terrorism - The Ethical Issues (Hardcover): Seumas Miller, Adam Henschke, Jonas Feltes Feltes Counter-Terrorism - The Ethical Issues (Hardcover)
Seumas Miller, Adam Henschke, Jonas Feltes Feltes
R2,415 Discovery Miles 24 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This insightful book provides an analysis of the central ethical issues that have arisen in combatting global terrorism and, in particular, jihadist terrorist groups, notably Al Qaeda, Islamic State and their affiliates. Chapters explore the theoretical problems that arise in relation to terrorism, such as the definition of terrorism and the concept of collective responsibility, and consider specific ethical issues in counter-terrorism. The book discusses a range of key topics including targeted killing, enhanced interrogation of terrorists, preventive detention, freedom of expression and terrorist content on social media, bulk metadata collection and responding to terrorist attacks that use weapons of mass destruction. It also explores ethical issues that have often been neglected, such as psychological warfare and stings. Taking a practical approach, the book offers recommendations for resolving these ethical problems in counter-terrorism. Integrating philosophical and legal analysis with empirical evidence, this book will be critical reading for scholars and students of human rights, international relations and terrorism and security law. Its use of specific examples of terrorist organisations, tactics and outcomes will also be valuable for policy-makers in the field.

Weerlose Weerstand - Die Gaydebat in die NG Kerk (Afrikaans, Paperback): Andre Bartlett Weerlose Weerstand - Die Gaydebat in die NG Kerk (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Andre Bartlett
R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Ships in 4 - 8 working days

In Oktober 2015 het die Algemene Sinode van die NG Kerk ’n merkwaardige besluit oor selfdegeslagverhoudings geneem. Die besluit het erkenning gegee aan sulke verhoudings en dit vir predikante moontlik gemaak om gay en lesbiese persone in die eg te verbind. Ook die selibaatsvereiste wat tot op daardie stadium vir gay predikante gegeld het, is opgehef. Met hierdie besluit het die NG Kerk die eerste hoofstroomkerk in Suid-Afrika en Afrika geword wat totale gelykwaardige menswaardige behandeling van alle mense, ongeag seksuele oriëntasie, erken – en is gedoen wat slegs in ’n handjievol kerke węreldwyd uitgevoer is. Die besluit het egter gelei tot groot konsternasie. Verskeie appčlle en beswaargeskrifte is ingedien, distriksinodes het hulle van die besluit distansieer, en in die media was daar volgehoue kritiek en debat.

Fathoms - The World in the Whale (Paperback): Rebecca Giggs Fathoms - The World in the Whale (Paperback)
Rebecca Giggs
R334 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Philosopher Looks at Sport (Paperback): Stephen Mumford A Philosopher Looks at Sport (Paperback)
Stephen Mumford
R255 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Why is sport so important among participants and spectators when its goals seem so pointless? Stephen Mumford's book introduces the reader to a host of philosophical topics found in sport, and argues that sports activities reflect diverse human experiences - including important values that we continue to contest. The author explores physicality, competition, how sport is best defined, ethics in sport, and issues of inclusion such as disability sports, the gender divide, and transgender athletes. His book is written for anyone who is thoughtful, a sports enthusiast, or both, and will deepen our understanding of sport and its place in our lives. This new series offers short and personal perspectives by expert thinkers on topics that we all encounter in our everyday lives.

How to Give - An Ancient Guide to Giving and Receiving (Hardcover): Seneca How to Give - An Ancient Guide to Giving and Receiving (Hardcover)
Seneca; Edited by James S. Romm
R341 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R56 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Timeless wisdom on generosity and gratitude from the great Stoic philosopher Seneca To give and receive well may be the most human thing you can do-but it is also the closest you can come to divinity. So argues the great Roman Stoic thinker Seneca (c. 4 BCE-65 CE) in his longest and most searching moral treatise, "On Benefits" (De Beneficiis). James Romm's splendid new translation of essential selections from this work conveys the heart of Seneca's argument that generosity and gratitude are among the most important of all virtues. For Seneca, the impulse to give to others lies at the very foundation of society; without it, we are helpless creatures, worse than wild beasts. But generosity did not arise randomly or by chance. Seneca sees it as part of our desire to emulate the gods, whose creation of the earth and heavens stands as the greatest gift of all. Seneca's soaring prose captures his wonder at that gift, and expresses a profound sense of gratitude that will inspire today's readers. Complete with an enlightening introduction and the original Latin on facing pages, How to Give is a timeless guide to the profound significance of true generosity.

The Great Guide - What David Hume Can Teach Us about Being Human and Living Well (Hardcover): Julian Baggini The Great Guide - What David Hume Can Teach Us about Being Human and Living Well (Hardcover)
Julian Baggini
R521 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R85 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Invaluable wisdom on living a good life from one of the Enlightenment's greatest philosophers David Hume (1711-1776) is perhaps best known for his ideas about cause and effect and his criticisms of religion, but he is rarely thought of as a philosopher with practical wisdom to offer. Yet Hume's philosophy is grounded in an honest assessment of nature-human nature in particular. The Great Guide is an engaging and eye-opening account of how Hume's thought should serve as the basis for a complete approach to life. In this enthralling book, Julian Baggini masterfully interweaves biography with intellectual history and philosophy to give us a complete vision of Hume's guide to life. He follows Hume on his life's journey, literally walking in the great philosopher's footsteps as Baggini takes readers to the places that inspired Hume the most, from his family estate near the Scottish border to Paris, where, as an older man, he was warmly embraced by French society. Baggini shows how Hume put his philosophy into practice, leading a life that blends reason and passion, study and leisure, and relaxation and enjoyment. The Great Guide includes 145 Humean maxims for living well, on topics ranging from the meaning of success and the value of travel to friendship, facing death, identity, and the importance of leisure. This book shows how life is far richer with Hume as your guide.

How to Be Content - An Ancient Poet's Guide for an Age of Excess (Hardcover): Horace, Stephen Harrison How to Be Content - An Ancient Poet's Guide for an Age of Excess (Hardcover)
Horace, Stephen Harrison
R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What the Roman poet Horace can teach us about how to live a life of contentment What are the secrets to a contented life? One of Rome's greatest and most influential poets, Horace (65-8 BCE) has been cherished by readers for more than two thousand years not only for his wit, style, and reflections on Roman society, but also for his wisdom about how to live a good life-above all else, a life of contentment in a world of materialistic excess and personal pressures. In How to Be Content, Stephen Harrison, a leading authority on the poet, provides fresh, contemporary translations of poems from across Horace's works that continue to offer important lessons about the good life, friendship, love, and death. Living during the reign of Rome's first emperor, Horace drew on Greek and Roman philosophy, especially Stoicism and Epicureanism, to write poems that reflect on how to live a thoughtful and moderate life amid mindless overconsumption, how to achieve and maintain true love and friendship, and how to face disaster and death with patience and courage. From memorable counsel on the pointlessness of worrying about the future to valuable advice about living in the moment, these poems, by the man who famously advised us to carpe diem, or "harvest the day," continue to provide brilliant meditations on perennial human problems. Featuring translations of, and commentary on, complete poems from Horace's Odes, Satires, Epistles, and Epodes, accompanied by the original Latin, How to Be Content is both an ideal introduction to Horace and a compelling book of timeless wisdom.

Women of Ideas - Interviews from Philosophy Bites (Hardcover): Suki Finn Women of Ideas - Interviews from Philosophy Bites (Hardcover)
Suki Finn; David Edmonds, Nigel Warburton
R265 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R42 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Thirty leading women philosophers draw on the rich heritage of the philosophical tradition to explore topics of pressing interest for today. Women of Ideas is edited by Suki Finn and based upon lively interviews with David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton, from Philosophy Bites, the world's foremost philosophy podcast. These conversations illuminate diverse aspects of being human: personal, social, and political. The contributors discuss the relations between men and women, between humans and animals, between cultures, and between nations. They look at things wrong with our world, such as injustice, deprivation, and bias; they consider the role of civility, trust, and consent in our interactions. There are reflections on the history of philosophy from Plato to Foucault, and a discussion of philosophy in Africa. The volume concludes by investigating how philosophy works, whether it can make progress, and its role in public life. Anyone interested in philosophical reflection on our world will find much to stimulate them here.

Humankind - A Hopeful History (Paperback): Rutger Bregman Humankind - A Hopeful History (Paperback)
Rutger Bregman
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest.

Humankind makes a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. By thinking the worst of others, we bring out the worst in our politics and economics too.

In this major book, internationally bestselling author Rutger Bregman takes some of the world's most famous studies and events and reframes them, providing a new perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the Blitz, a Siberian fox farm to an infamous New York murder, Stanley Milgram's Yale shock machine to the Stanford prison experiment, Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think - and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society.

It is time for a new view of human nature.

The Screwtape Letters - Letters from a Senior to a Junior Devil (Paperback): C. S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters - Letters from a Senior to a Junior Devil (Paperback)
C. S. Lewis 3
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A milestone in the history of popular theology, 'The Screwtape Letters' is an iconic classic on spiritual warfare and the power of the devil. This profound and striking narrative takes the form of a series of letters from Screwtape, a devil high in the Infernal Civil Service, to his nephew Wormwood, a junior colleague engaged in his first mission on earth trying to secure the damnation of a young man who has just become a Christian. Although the young man initially looks to be a willing victim, he changes his ways and is 'lost' to the young devil. Dedicated to Lewis's friend and colleague J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Screwtape Letters' is a timeless classic on spiritual conflict and the invisible realities which are part of our religious experience.

Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR: Year 2 Student Book - Christianity, Philosophy and Ethics (Paperback): Libby... Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR: Year 2 Student Book - Christianity, Philosophy and Ethics (Paperback)
Libby Ahluwalia, Robert Bowie
R917 Discovery Miles 9 170 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Please note this book is suitable for any student studying: Exam board: OCR Level: A Level Subject: Religious Education First teaching: September 2016 First exams: June 2018 Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR is a brand new course developed by renowned authors Libby Ahluwalia and Robert Bowie for the 2016 OCR specification. This textbook supports a deep engagement with philosophy, ethics and the study of Christianity using language and an approach accessible to all students. Key terms are clearly defined, and case studies and scenarios are used to give students a practical understanding of key theories and how they might be applied to the big ethical and philosophical questions of the day. The book includes a section on 'Developments in Christian Thought' to support the new requirement for a systematic study of a religious tradition. There is also dedicated support for developing students' essay-writing skills, as well as revision summaries and practice questions to ensure students feel ready for their exam.

Why We Are Restless - On the Modern Quest for Contentment (Hardcover): Benjamin Storey, Jenna Silber Storey Why We Are Restless - On the Modern Quest for Contentment (Hardcover)
Benjamin Storey, Jenna Silber Storey
R537 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R100 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A beautifully written exploration of how the way we pursue happiness makes us unhappy We live in an age of unprecedented prosperity, yet everywhere we see signs that our pursuit of happiness has proven fruitless. Dissatisfied, we seek change for the sake of change-even if it means undermining the foundations of our common life. In Why We Are Restless, Benjamin and Jenna Storey offer a profound and beautiful reflection on the roots of this malaise and examine how we might begin to cure ourselves. Drawing on the insights of Montaigne, Pascal, Rousseau, and Tocqueville, Why We Are Restless explores the modern vision of happiness that leads us on, and the disquiet that follows it like a lengthening shadow. In the sixteenth century, Montaigne articulated an original vision of human life that inspired people to see themselves as individuals dedicated to seeking contentment in the here and now, but Pascal argued that we cannot find happiness through pleasant self-seeking, only anguished God-seeking. Rousseau later tried and failed to rescue Montaigne's worldliness from Pascal's attack. Steeped in these debates, Tocqueville visited the United States in 1831 and, observing a people "restless in the midst of their well-being," discovered what happens when an entire nation seeks worldly contentment-and finds mostly discontent. Arguing that the philosophy we have inherited, despite pretending to let us live as we please, produces remarkably homogenous and unhappy lives, Why We Are Restless makes the case that finding true contentment requires rethinking our most basic assumptions about happiness.

Rethink - How We Can Make a Better World (Hardcover): Amol Rajan Rethink - How We Can Make a Better World (Hardcover)
Amol Rajan
R405 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R81 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
The truth about crime - Sovereignty, knowledge, social order (Paperback): Jean Comaroff, John L. Comaroff The truth about crime - Sovereignty, knowledge, social order (Paperback)
Jean Comaroff, John L. Comaroff
R350 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R49 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In this book, renowned anthropologists Jean and John L. Comaroff make a startling but absolutely convincing claim about our modern era: it is not by our arts, our politics, or our science that we understand ourselves-it is by our crimes. Surveying an astonishing range of forms of crime and policing-from petty thefts to the multibilliondollar scams of toobigtofail financial institutions to the collateral damage of war-they take readers into the disorder of the late modern world. Looking at recent transformations in the triangulation of capital, the state, and governance that have led to an era where crime and policing are ever more complicit, they offer a powerful meditation on the new forms of sovereignty, citizenship, class, race, law, and political economy of representation that have arisen. To do so, the Comaroffs draw on their vast knowledge of South Africa, especially, and its struggle to build a democracy founded on the rule of law out of the wreckage of long years of violence and oppression. There they explore everything from the fascination with the supernatural in policing to the extreme measures people take to prevent home invasion, drawing illuminating comparisons to the United States and United Kingdom. Going beyond South Africa, they offer a global criminal anthropology that attests to criminality as the constitutive fact of contemporary life, the vernacular by which politics are conducted, moral panics voiced, and populations ruled. The result is a disturbing but necessary portrait of the modern era, one that asks critical new questions about how we see ourselves, how we think about morality, and how we are going to proceed as a global society.

Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR Revision Guide (Paperback): Libby Ahluwalia Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR Revision Guide (Paperback)
Libby Ahluwalia
R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Designed for use with the Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR Student Books or as a standalone tool for independent study, this Revision Guide offers a structured approach to practising and embedding key skills throughout AS and A Level Study. 1. RECAP key content from the Student Book, condensed into concise points. 2. APPLY your knowledge with targeted revision activities that develop the AO1 (knowledge) and AO2 (evaluation) skills that you will need for the exam. 3. REVIEW your progress with exam practice for all topics, complete with mark schemes, annotated sample answers and guidance for improving exam technique. With all the essential content condensed and made memorable, guided activities to develop your evaluative skills, sample answers annotated with examiner contents and 60 practice questions with mark schemes in a single guide, students can feel confident and prepared.

Medical Experimentation - Personal Integrity and Social Policy: New Edition (Paperback, New Ed): Charles Fried Medical Experimentation - Personal Integrity and Social Policy: New Edition (Paperback, New Ed)
Charles Fried; Edited by Franklin Miller, Alan Wertheimer
R805 Discovery Miles 8 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

First published in 1974, Charles Fried's Medical Experimentation is a classic statement of the moral relationship between doctor and patient, as expressed within the concept of personal care. This concept is then tested in the context of medical experimentation and, more specifically, the randomized controlled trial (RCT). Regularly referred to as a point of departure for ethical and legal discussions of the RCT, the book has long been out of print. This new, second edition includes a general introduction by Franklin Miller and the late Alan Wertheimer, a reprint of the 1974 text, and an in-depth analysis by Harvard Law School scholars I. Glenn Cohen and D. James Greiner which discusses the extension of RTCTs to social science and public policy contexts. The volume concludes with a new essay by Charles Fried that reflects on the original text and how it applies to the contemporary landscape of medicine and medical experimentation.

Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR: AS and Year 1 Student Book - Christianity, Philosophy and Ethics (Paperback): Libby... Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR: AS and Year 1 Student Book - Christianity, Philosophy and Ethics (Paperback)
Libby Ahluwalia, Robert Bowie
R934 Discovery Miles 9 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Please note this book is suitable for any student studying: Exam board: OCR Level: AS/A Level Subject: Religious Education First teaching: September 2016 First exams: June 2017 (AS) June 2018 (A Level) Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR is a brand new course developed by renowned authors Libby Ahluwalia and Robert Bowie for the 2016 OCR specification. This textbook has been endorsed by OCR and supports a deep engagement with philosophy, ethics and the study of Christianity using language and an approach accessible to all students. Key terms are clearly defined, and case studies and scenarios are used to give students a practical understanding of key theories and how they might be applied to the big ethical and philosophical questions of the day. The book includes a section on 'Developments in Christian Thought' to support the new requirement for a systematic study of a religious tradition. There is also dedicated support for developing students' essay-writing skills, as well as revision summaries and practice questions to ensure students feel prepared for their exam.

The Unbroken Thread - Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos (Hardcover): Sohrab Ahmari The Unbroken Thread - Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos (Hardcover)
Sohrab Ahmari
R475 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R95 (20%) Pre-order

We've pursued and achieved the modern dream of defining ourselves-but at what cost? The influential New York Post op-ed editor makes a compelling case for the modern person to seek the inherited traditions and ideals that give our lives meaning. As a young father and a self-proclaimed "radically assimilated immigrant," opinion editor Sohrab Ahmari realised that when it comes to morals and principles he'd want his son to inherit, today's America comes up short. For millennia, the world's great moral and religious traditions taught that true happiness lies in pursuing virtue-and accepting limits. But now, free from these stubborn traditions, we all exercise some degree of liberty to live the way we think is most optimal-or, more often than not, merely the easiest. All that remains are the fickle desires that a wealthy, technologically advanced society is equipped to fulfill. In response to this crisis, Ahmari offers twelve questions for us to grapple with-twelve timeless, fundamental queries that challenge our modern certainties. Among them: Is God reasonable? What is freedom? What do we owe our parents, our bodies, each other? Drawing on historical and contemporary figures from Saint Augustine to Howard Thurman to Abraham Joshua Heschel, he invites us to consider the hidden beliefs that drive our behaviour, and in so doing, recapture a more human way of living in a world that has lost its way.

Do Better - Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy (Hardcover): Rachel Ricketts Do Better - Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy (Hardcover)
Rachel Ricketts
R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Do Better is a clear, powerful, direct, wise, and extremely helpful treatise on how to combat and heal from the ubiquitous violence of white supremacy. Using a voice that is both passionate and compassionate, Rachel Ricketts instructs where necessary and soothes when needed-but never flinches from the urgency of the mission at hand. These pages are meant not merely to be read, but to be studied, workshopped, and put into daily practice. I would recommend Do Better to anybody who wishes to live a life of higher consciousness and humanity. But to white readers in particular, I say: Pull up a chair, grab a pen, lay down your defenses, and listen very respectfully to Rachel Ricketts. She has offered up an exceedingly valuable resource to a tired, troubled (and all too often delusional) world. This is a book we all need." Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love Thought leader, racial justice educator, and sought-after spiritual activist Rachel Ricketts offers mindful and practical steps for all humans to dismantle white supremacy on a personal and collective level.Heart-centered and spirit-based practices are the missing but vital piece to achieving racial justice. Do Better is a revolutionary offering that addresses anti-racism from a comprehensive, intersectional, and spiritually-aligned perspective. This actionable guidebook illustrates how to engage in the heart-centered and mindfulness-based practices that racial justice educator and healer Rachel Ricketts has developed to fight white supremacy from the inside out, in our personal lives and communities alike. It is a loving and assertive call to do the deep - and often uncomfortable - inner work that precipitates much-needed external and global change. Radical racial justice includes daily, intentional and informed action. It demands addressing the emotional violence we have perpetuated on ourselves and others (most notably toward Black women and femmes), both as individuals and as a society. Do Better provides the missing pieces to manifest practicable, sustainable solutions such as identifying where we most get stuck, mitigating the harm we inflict on others and mending our hearts from our most painful race and gender-based experiences, plus much more. This inspirational and eye-opening handbook is filled with carefully curated soulcare activities for getting into our bodies and better withstanding the grief, rage and conflicting emotions that naturally arise when we fight against injustice. Culturally informed, secular spiritual exercises, such as guided meditations, transformative breathwork and journaling prompt unpack our privilege, and take up the ongoing fight against oppression, while transforming our own lives along the way.

Freedom, Fatalism, and Foreknowledge (Paperback): John Martin Fischer, Patrick Todd Freedom, Fatalism, and Foreknowledge (Paperback)
John Martin Fischer, Patrick Todd
R867 Discovery Miles 8 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

We typically think we have free will. But how could we have free will, if for anything we do, it was already true in the distant past that we would do that thing? Or how could we have free will, if God already knows in advance all the details of our lives? Such issues raise the specter of "fatalism". This book collects sixteen previously published articles on fatalism, truths about the future, and the relationship between divine foreknowledge and human freedom, and includes a substantial introductory essay and bibliography. Many of the pieces collected here build bridges between discussions of human freedom and recent developments in other areas of metaphysics, such as philosophy of time. Ideal for courses in free will, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion, Freedom, Fatalism, and Foreknowledge will encourage important new directions in thinking about free will, time, and truth.

Reverence - Renewing a Forgotten Virtue (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Paul Woodruff Reverence - Renewing a Forgotten Virtue (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Paul Woodruff
R353 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R19 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Reverence is an ancient virtue that survives among us in half-forgotten patterns of civility and moments of inarticulate awe. Reverence gives meaning to much that we do, yet the word has almost passed out of our vocabulary. Reverence, says philosopher and classicist Paul Woodruff, begins in an understanding of human limitations. From this grows the capacity to be in awe of whatever we believe lies outside our control - God, truth, justice, nature, even death. It is a quality of character that is especially important in leadership and in teaching, although it figures in virtually every human relationship. It transcends religious boundaries and can be found outside religion altogether. Woodruff draws on thinking about this lost virtue in ancient Greek and Chinese traditions and applies lessons from these highly reverent cultures to today's world. The book covers reverence in a variety of contexts - the arts, leadership, teaching, warfare, and the home - and shows how essential a quality it is to a well-functioning society. First published by Oxford University Press in 2001, this new edition of Reverence is revised and expanded. It contains two new chapters, one on the sacred and one on compassion, and an epilogue focused on renewing reverence in our own lives.

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