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Star Trek the Next Generation: The Complete Season 2 (Blu-ray disc): Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael... Star Trek the Next Generation: The Complete Season 2 (Blu-ray disc)
Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, … 2
R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

The entire second series of the first 'Star Trek' spin-off. In 'The Child' Troi is impregnated by an unseen alien while sleeping and soon gives birth to a rapidly-ageing child. 'Where Silence Has Lease' sees the Enterprise trapped in a hole in space by an alien entity wishing to conduct experiments on it. 'Elementary, Dear Data' has Data and Geordi play at Holmes and Watson on the holodeck, but their holographic Moriarty assumes its own identity and threatens to take over the ship. 'The Outrageous Okona' finds the Enterprise playing host to the larger-than-life Captain Okona. 'Loud as a Whisper' sees Troi helping deaf mute mediator Riva to end an age-old galactic conflict when his three assistants, without whom he is unable to communicate, are killed. In 'The Schizoid Man' Data takes on characteristics of brilliant cyberneticist Dr Ira Graves after witnessing his death on an away mission. 'Unnatural Selection' has the Enterprise attempt to warn a genetic research station of the outbreak of a rapid ageing disease. 'A Matter of Honour' finds Riker forced to serve as first officer on a Klingon vessel as part of an exchange scheme. In 'The Measure of a Man' Riker is forced to prosecute Data in a court of law when the latter attempts to resign from Starfleet. 'The Dauphin' sees Wes Crusher get into trouble after falling in love with Salia, a young alien woman who is soon to become Dauphin and thus end civil war on her home planet. 'Contagion' has the Enterprise cross the Romulan Neutral Zone in order to aid the USS Yamato, whose computer systems have failed mysteriously. 'The Royale' finds Riker, Data and Worf exploring an apparently barren planet and discovering a casino. In 'Time Squared' Picard doubts the safety of the Enterprise when they pick up a Federation shuttle containing... Picard, sent back in time from six hours in the future to warn of a catastrophe that has yet to occur. 'The Icarus Factor' sees Riker shaken by a reunion with his father, whom he has not seen for fifteen years. 'Pen Pals' has Data reveal that he has broken the Prime Directive after befriending an alien girl. 'Q-Who?' finds the Enterprise transported to a far-flung Universe, where they encounter the relentless part-human cybernetic beings known as the Borg. 'Samaritan Snare' sees both Picard and Wesley travelling to starbase Scylla 515 - the former for cardiac surgery, the latter to sit his Starfleet exams. In 'Up the Long Ladder' the Enterprise crew are forced to mediate in a conflict between the Bringloidis, whose planet is on the verge of destruction, and the Marisposans, a clone race who wish to copy Riker and Pulaski's DNA. 'Manhunt' has Troi's mother Lwaxana arrive on the Enterprise and sets her sights on Picard, who seeks refuge in his holodeck Dixon Hill programme. 'The Emissary' finds Worf reunited with former lover K'Ehleyr when she arrives as ambassador to a shipful of Klingons who are not aware that the war with the Federation is over. In 'Peak Performance' Riker takes charge of an old Starfleet vessel, the Hathaway, in a war game against Picard and the Enterprise. Finally, in 'Shades of Gray', Riker has to fight for his life when his nervous system comes under attack from an alien organism.

The Keepsake - a Gift for the Holidays (Paperback): J. C. Riker The Keepsake - a Gift for the Holidays (Paperback)
J. C. Riker
R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Annals of Newtown, in Queens County, New York; Containing Its History from Its First Settlement, Together with Many... The Annals of Newtown, in Queens County, New York; Containing Its History from Its First Settlement, Together with Many Interesting Facts Concerning T (Paperback)
Riker James 1822-1889
R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Henry Fox, First Lord Holland; A Study of the Career of an Eighteenth Century Politician (Paperback): Riker T W 1880-1952 Henry Fox, First Lord Holland; A Study of the Career of an Eighteenth Century Politician (Paperback)
Riker T W 1880-1952
R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Exact Phonography, a System with Connectible Stroke Vowel Signs; A Text Book for Self- And Class-Instruction (Paperback):... Exact Phonography, a System with Connectible Stroke Vowel Signs; A Text Book for Self- And Class-Instruction (Paperback)
Bishop George Riker 1841-1931
R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season One (DVD, Boxed set): Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton,... Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season One (DVD, Boxed set)
Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, …
R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Entire first series of the popular TV show. In 'Encounter at Farpoint', a double length story, the Enterprise encounters a planet that is being threatened by an alien creature - and to make matters worse, Picard is called before the super-being Q to answer questions on behalf of humanity. 'The Naked Now' has the cew infected by a deadly virus which manifests itself in such symptoms as intoxication and promiscuity. 'Code of Honour' sees Tasha kidnapped by an alien who wants her as his mate. 'The Last Outpost' finds the Enterprise coming face-to-face with the Ferengi for the first time. In 'Where No One Has Gone Before', a warp experiment goes wrong and flings the Enterprise into a strange galaxy billions of light-years from its starting point. 'Lonely Among Us' has Picard's body becomes the host for an alien entity. 'Justice' sees the unfortunate Wes Crusher sentenced to death for violating a local custom on an alien world. 'The Battle' finds Picard taking on DaiMan Bok, who wants revenge for the death of his son. 'Hide and Q' has the crew of the Enterprise D plagued once more by the cosmic trickster Q. 'Haven' sees Riker's heart set to break when Deanna is forced into an arranged marriage. In 'The Big Goodbye', Picard indulges his love of film noir detective stories on the holodeck, only to end up trapped when the system malfunctions. 'Datalore' has the crew of the Enterprise discover the component parts of Lore, Data's twin brother, on a devastated planet. 'Angel One' sees Riker caught up in the politics of a planet ruled entirely by women. '11001001' finds the Enterprise hijacked by an alien race called the Bynars, who upgrade the ship's computer to their own ends. 'Too Short a Season' has the Enterprise accompany the ageing Admiral Mark Jameson to Mordan IV, where his mission is to secure the release of Federation hostages. 'When the Bough Breaks' sees Wesley and various other children from the Enterprise kidnapped by the technologically advanced but sterile civilisation on the planet Aldea. In 'Home Soil', it transpires that the Enterprise is under attack from Microbain, a microscopic life-form, after Data is attacked by a laser drill. 'Coming of Age' finds Wesley preparing to sit an Academy exam, while Picard is investigated by the unpopular Lt Commander Dexter. 'Heart of Glory' has the Enterprise play host to two Klingons who claim to have been attacked by Ferengi. 'The Arsenal of Freedom' sees Picard lead a team to the lifeless planet Minos to search for the USS Drake. 'Symbiosis' finds Picard caught in the middle of a war between the narcotics-addicted Ornarans and their enemies the Brekkans, who possess a possible cure. In 'Skin of Evil', an Enterprise shuttlecraft crash lands on Vagra II and is captured by the evil Armus. 'We'll Always Have Paris' sees the man married to Picard's first love create a hole in the universe. 'Conspiracy' has Picard's best friend suffer from an acute paranoia which leads to the destruction of his starship being destroyed. Finally, in 'The Neutral Zone', the crew encounter an enemy stronger than any they have come across before.

Melanoma - A Modern Multidisciplinary Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Adam I. Riker Melanoma - A Modern Multidisciplinary Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Adam I. Riker
R5,309 R4,824 Discovery Miles 48 240 Save R485 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This text serves as a very useful clinical guide and realistic approach to the clinical management of melanoma. Primary care physicians, specialists from varying areas of medical practice and numerous other healthcare providers will find this text to be quite useful as a standard daily reference and use in the office setting. It provides a clear and concise source of information in order to make real-life, evidence-based decisions for all aspects of management for cutaneous melanoma. This book also provides the latest breakthroughs in melanoma research, ranging from recent discoveries in genomics and epigenetics, to newly identified genes that have been selectively targeted for the development of a personalized approach to treatment. All chapters are written by specialists and true experts within their respective fields, incorporating the latest scientific, clinical and evidence-based medicine for melanoma (and non-melanoma skin cancers). This up-to-date information can be easily applied and translated to the clinical setting for the melanoma patient.

Human Excellence and an Ecological Conception of the Psyche (Paperback, New): John Hanwell Riker Human Excellence and an Ecological Conception of the Psyche (Paperback, New)
John Hanwell Riker
R738 Discovery Miles 7 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Knitted Animal Socks - 6 novelty patterns for cute creature socks (Paperback): Lauren Riker Knitted Animal Socks - 6 novelty patterns for cute creature socks (Paperback)
Lauren Riker
R260 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R58 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Knit adorable animal socks for all the family with this collection of six different animal designs. Choose your favourite animal from this selection of ankle and knee-length socks, whether it's a panda, owl, koala, fox, cat or pig. All the socks can be made in various sizes, from children to adults, and are the perfect gift for any animal lover. Instructions for basic knitting and specific techniques are included so you can get stitching your animal knits for cosy toes straight away.

Retirement Counseling - A Practical Guide for Action (Hardcover): Jane E. Myers, Harold C. Riker Retirement Counseling - A Practical Guide for Action (Hardcover)
Jane E. Myers, Harold C. Riker
R2,830 Discovery Miles 28 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This portrays retirement as an exceptional opportunity for individuals to create new lifestyles for themselves. The authors encourage professionals in various fields to assist pre-retirees as well as retirees in planning for a stimulating retirement future.

Blues Licks Encyclopedia (Paperback): Wayne Riker Blues Licks Encyclopedia (Paperback)
Wayne Riker
R450 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R65 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Over 300 guitar licks licks, intros and turnarounds in delta, Chicago, Texas, rock, country, swing, minor and slide blues styles. includes sections on how to read music, blues techniques and a handy table of scales. Everything is shown in easy-to-read standard music notation and TAB. The CD includes a demonstration of all the licks.

Star Trek Next Generation - Season 4 (DVD, Boxed set): Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates... Star Trek Next Generation - Season 4 (DVD, Boxed set)
Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, …
R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

All 26 episodes from the fourth season of the first 'Star Trek' spin-off. In 'The Best of Both Worlds 2' Picard has been assimilated by the seemingly unstoppable Borg, and Riker risks destroying his friend and captain when he launches an attack on the enemy cube. 'Family' sees Picard recuperating from his ordeal back on Earth with his resentful older brother, while Worf receives a visit from his adoptive human parents and Wesley views a message from his late father. In 'Brothers' Data takes control of the Enterprise when he is summoned by his 'father', Dr Noonian Soong, in order to be fitted with an emotion chip. 'Suddenly Human' finds Picard attempting to decide what to do with a teenage human boy who has been raised by a group of Talarians. 'Remember Me' sees Beverly convinced that people are going missing from the Enterprise as a result of her son Wesley's warp field experiments. 'Legacy' finds the crew embroiled in civil war when they visit the home world of Ishara, the sister of their deceased colleague Tasha Yar. In 'Reunion' Worf is reunited with his former mate, K'Ehleyr, and son Alexander when Picard is asked to intercede in the Klingon accession. 'Future Imperfect' sees Riker recovering consciousness after succumbing to a strange gas, only to discover that he is apparently fifteen years into the future and now an admiral, about to arrive on a Romulan warbird. In 'Final Mission' Wes Crusher is accepted to Starfleet Academy and takes Picard on one last away mission. 'The Loss' has ship's counsellor Deanna Troy lose her empathetic powers just as the Enterprise approaches a race of two-dimensional lifeforms. 'Data's Day' sees the android first officer recounting his typical day, describing his attempts to understand a variety of human emotions as he helps Chief Miles O'Brien prepare for his impending wedding. 'The Wounded' finds Picard forced to intervene when a renegade captain launches an attack on the Federation's former enemies, the Cardassians. In 'Devil's Due' the population of Ventax II turn to Picard for help when the 'god' Arda arrives to enslave them - according to the terms of a contract they made with him for one thousand years of peace. 'Clues' sees the entire Enterprise crew (except Data) lose one whole day of memory after passing through a wormhole. In 'First Contact' Riker is stranded on a planet whose inhabitants are fearful of and even hostile towards alien life forms. 'Galaxy's Child' has Geordi disappointed when his alterations to the Enterprise do not meet with ship designer Leah Brahms' approval. 'Night Terrors' sees the crew plagued by hallucinations when they become trapped in a space rift. 'Identity Crisis' finds Geordi compelled to return to a planet he once visited as part of a survey team when all the other members of the team vanish. In 'The Nth Degree' Barclay's intelligence is rapidly enhanced, and it continues to grow by the minute, causing him to try and bring the Enterprise to the centre of the galaxy. 'Q-Pid' has both Q and Vash return, this time in a recreation of the Robin Hood legend, where Picard is Robin, Vash is Marion, Q is the Sheriff, and Worf, despite his protestations, is one of the merry men. In 'The Drumhead' a Klingon working on board the Enterprise is found to be in league with the Romulans; this leads the respected-but-bigoted Admiral Satie to start a witch-hunt for other conspirators. 'Half A Life' sees the Enterprise crew encounter a race who decree that ritual suicide should be undertaken by all those reaching the age of 60. 'The Host' finds Dr. Crusher falling under the spell of a Federation ambassador, but when he is injured and needs her medical attention, she makes a discovery which causes her feelings to change pretty quickly. 'The Mind's Eye' has Geordie kidnapped by the Romulans and brainwashed into the assassination of a Klingon governor. 'In Theory' sees Data encounter more illogical human emotions when an Enterprise cadet falls in love with him. Finally, in 'Redemption', the Klingon Empire is teetering on the brink of civil war and the Romulans are taking more than a passing interest in the power struggle.

The Art of Political Manipulation (Paperback): William H. Riker The Art of Political Manipulation (Paperback)
William H. Riker
R597 Discovery Miles 5 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In twelve entertaining stories from history and current events, a noted political scientist and game theorist shows us how some of our heroes we as well as ordinary folk have manipulated their opponents in order to win political advantage. The stories come from many times and places, because manipulation of people by other people is universal: from the Roman Senate through the Constitutional Convention of 1787, to the Congress, state legislatures, and city councils of twentieth-century America. The results of manipulation are not trivial, as we see, for example, in Riker's account of Lincoln's outmaneuvering of Douglas in their debates and in his description of the parliamentary trick that defeated the Equal Rights Amendment only six years ago in the Virginia Senate. The tales can be enjoyed by anyone. For the scholar, they are held together by a concluding chapter in which Riker discusses the feature of politics that all of the manipulators exploited and sketches out the new political theory that explains why manipulation works the way it does. Preface Lincoln at Freeport Chauncey DePew and the Seventeenth Amendment The Flying Club Gouverneur Morris in the Philadelphia Convention Heresthetic in Fiction Camouflaging the Gerrymander Pliny the Younger on Parliamentary Law Trading Votes at the Constitutional Convention How to Win on a Roll Call by Not Voting Warren Magnuson and Nerve Gas Exploiting the Powell Amendment Reed and Cannon Conclusion "A useful and entertaining informal essay on political tactics that will have direct utility in the classroom."-Douglas W. Rae, Yale University William H. Riker is Wilson Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester and a former president of the American Political Science Association. He is the author of numerous books, including Theory of Political Coalitions, a classic in the field.

Exploring the Life of the Soul - Philosophical Reflections on Psychoanalysis and Self Psychology (Hardcover): John Hanwell Riker Exploring the Life of the Soul - Philosophical Reflections on Psychoanalysis and Self Psychology (Hardcover)
John Hanwell Riker
R1,833 R1,565 Discovery Miles 15 650 Save R268 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

In this book, John Hanwell Riker develops and expands the conceptual framework of self psychology in order to offer contemporary readers a naturalistic ground for adopting an ethical way of being in the world. Riker stresses the need to find a balance between mature narcissism and ethics, to address and understand differences among people, and to reconceive social justice as based on the development of individual self. This book is recommend for readers interested in psychology and philosophy, and for those who wonder what it means to be human in the modern age.

Star Trek: The Movies 1-10 (DVD): Patrick Stewart, LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Jude Ciccolella, Shannon... Star Trek: The Movies 1-10 (DVD)
Patrick Stewart, LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Jude Ciccolella, …
R716 Discovery Miles 7 160 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Box set featuring all the big screen 'Star Trek' adventures. 'Star Trek - The Motion Picture' pits Kirk's crew against a mechanised menace; 'The Wrath of Khan' revives an enemy from the original series; 'The Search For Spock' sends Kirk on a quest to find Spock's body; 'The Voyage Home' sends the whole crew back to 1984 to retrieve two whales; 'The Final Frontier' was a quest to find God; 'The Undiscovered Country' is set at the time of an outbreak of peace between Starfleet and the Klingons; 'Generations' brings together two generations of Enterprise crews under the command of Jean Luc Picard; 'Star Trek First Contact' sees the Next Generation crew attempt to prevent the relentless Borg from altering Earth's history; 'Star Trek Insurrection' finds Picard and his crew violating the prime directive when they attempt to protect the peace-loving planet of Ba'ku from being exploited by the alliance; and in 'Star Trek Nemesis' Picard is sent to negotiate with the new Romulan leader Shinzon on behalf of the United Federation of Planets.

A Brief History Of The Riker Family - From Their First Emigration To This Country In The Year 1638, To The Present Time (1851)... A Brief History Of The Riker Family - From Their First Emigration To This Country In The Year 1638, To The Present Time (1851) (Paperback)
James Riker
R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

Star Trek: Generations (English & Foreign language, Blu-ray disc, Remastered): William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Malcolm... Star Trek: Generations (English & Foreign language, Blu-ray disc, Remastered)
William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Malcolm McDowell, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes, … 1
R199 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R27 (14%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

First of the big-screen 'Star Trek' spin-offs to feature the crew of 'The Next Generation'. Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) reluctantly comes out of retirement to attend the launch of the 'Enterprise B'. When the ship attempts to rescue two cargo ships trapped in a strange electrical field, part of its structure is shorn away - taking Kirk with it. Seventy-eight years later, 'Enterprise D' captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) is mourning the deaths of his brother and nephew when he is called to investigate an attack on the Amagosa Observatory. The culprits turn out to be Picard's old adversaries, renegade Klingons Lursa and B'Etor, allied with sinister El Aurian scientist Dr Soran (Malcolm McDowell). Soran was amongst those rescued by the 'Enterprise B', and is now desperate to return to the energy field - called the Nexus - which claimed Kirk's life. When Picard himself enters the Nexus, an historic encounter results...

Why It Is Good to Be Good - Ethics, Kohut's Self Psychology, and Modern Society (Hardcover): John Hanwell Riker Why It Is Good to Be Good - Ethics, Kohut's Self Psychology, and Modern Society (Hardcover)
John Hanwell Riker
R1,753 Discovery Miles 17 530 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In Why It Is Good to be Good, John H. Riker argues that modernity, by undermining traditional religious and metaphysical grounds for moral belief, has left itself no way to explain why it is personally good to be a morally good person. Furthermore, modernity's regnant concept of the self as an independent agent organized around the optimal satisfaction of desires and involved in an intense economic competition with others intensifies the likelihood that modern persons will see morality as a set of limiting constraints that stand in the way of personal advantage and will tend to cheat when they believe there is little likelihood of getting caught. This cheating has begun to severely undermine modernity's economic and social institutions. Riker proposes that Heinz Kohut's psychoanalytic understanding of the self can provide modernity with a naturalistic ground for saying why it is good to be good. Kohut sees the self as a dynamic, unconscious structure which, when coherent and actively engaged with the world, provides the basis for a heightened sense of lively flourishing. The key to the self's development and sustained coherence is the presence of empathically responsive others persons Kohut terms selfobjects. Riker argues that the best way to sustain vitalized selfobject relations in adulthood is by becoming an ethical human being. It is persons who develop the Aristotelian moral virtues empathy for others, a sense of fairness, and a resolute integrity who are best able to engage in the reciprocal selfobject relations that are necessary to maintain self-cohesion and who are most likely to extend empathic ethical concern to those beyond their selfobject matrixes. Riker also explores how Kohut's concept of the self incorporates a number of the most important insights about the self in the history of philosophy, constructs an original meta-psychology that differentiates the ego from the self, re-envisions ethical life on the basis of a psychoanalytically informed view of human nature, explores how pe"

How To Fart Out In Style - Find A Way To Get Past The Interview And Achieve Great Career Heights: Fart Out In Style... How To Fart Out In Style - Find A Way To Get Past The Interview And Achieve Great Career Heights: Fart Out In Style (Paperback)
Janessa Riker
R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
LOCKDOWN Activity Book For Adults - In Jail or Just Quarantine, Featuring Funny Puzzles For Mental Health, With Easy Sudoku,... LOCKDOWN Activity Book For Adults - In Jail or Just Quarantine, Featuring Funny Puzzles For Mental Health, With Easy Sudoku, Big Mazes And Fun Word Search - A Brain Health Book For Men And Women. (Paperback)
Rikers Resort
R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Why It Is Good to Be Good - Ethics, Kohut's Self Psychology, and Modern Society (Paperback): John Hanwell Riker Why It Is Good to Be Good - Ethics, Kohut's Self Psychology, and Modern Society (Paperback)
John Hanwell Riker
R803 Discovery Miles 8 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In Why It Is Good to be Good, John H. Riker argues that modernity, by undermining traditional religious and metaphysical grounds for moral belief, has left itself no way to explain why it is personally good to be a morally good person. Furthermore, modernity's regnant concept of the self as an independent agent organized around the optimal satisfaction of desires and involved in an intense economic competition with others intensifies the likelihood that modern persons will see morality as a set of limiting constraints that stand in the way of personal advantage and will tend to cheat when they believe there is little likelihood of getting caught. This cheating has begun to severely undermine modernity's economic and social institutions. Riker proposes that Heinz Kohut's psychoanalytic understanding of the self can provide modernity with a naturalistic ground for saying why it is good to be good. Kohut sees the self as a dynamic, unconscious structure which, when coherent and actively engaged with the world, provides the basis for a heightened sense of lively flourishing. The key to the self's development and sustained coherence is the presence of empathically responsive others-persons Kohut terms selfobjects. Riker argues that the best way to sustain vitalized selfobject relations in adulthood is by becoming an ethical human being. It is persons who develop the Aristotelian moral virtues-empathy for others, a sense of fairness, and a resolute integrity-who are best able to engage in the reciprocal selfobject relations that are necessary to maintain self-cohesion and who are most likely to extend empathic ethical concern to those beyond their selfobject matrixes. Riker also explores how Kohut's concept of the self incorporates a number of the most important insights about the self in the history of philosophy, constructs an original meta-psychology that differentiates the ego from the self, re-envisions ethical life on the basis of a psychoanalytically informed view of human nature, explores how persons might be able to nourish their selves in an age that neglects and destabilizes person's selves, and concludes with suggestions for how modernity must change if it is going to support selves and provide a compelling ground for moral life.

The Go-To Girl (Paperback): Leigh Riker The Go-To Girl (Paperback)
Leigh Riker
R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Complete Blues Guitar Method - Complete Edition (Hardcover, 2nd Revised ed.): David Hamburger, Matt Smith, Wayne Riker The Complete Blues Guitar Method - Complete Edition (Hardcover, 2nd Revised ed.)
David Hamburger, Matt Smith, Wayne Riker
R977 R777 Discovery Miles 7 770 Save R200 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
My Dear, Love Hasn't Forgotten You - Poetry & Prose (Paperback): Carolyn Riker My Dear, Love Hasn't Forgotten You - Poetry & Prose (Paperback)
Carolyn Riker
R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
irregardless (Paperback): Janine Riker irregardless (Paperback)
Janine Riker
R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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