Amor Mundi and Overcoming Modern World Alienation Book

Amor Mundi and Overcoming Modern World Alienation

  • Author : Justin Pack
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2019-10-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498591355

Amor Mundi and Overcoming Modern World Alienation Excerpt :

Love in many premodern cultures extended to and permeated the world or even the cosmos, but love in contemporary consumerist society tends to be sexualized, romanticized, and individualized. As a result, ancient visions of ethical love are difficult for moderns to comprehend, especially those rooted in premodern Western thought, or Native American thinkers that describe a love of the natural world that would help us live more responsibly on the Earth. This volume retrieves the significant narratives of love of the world and the concomitant ethical ramifications of those visions and argues that our age of science and technology has destroyed the ancient, living cosmos of previous visions and replaced it with a mechanical universe. This shift has resulted in various forms of destruction, diminishment, and forgetfulness. Overcoming modern world alienation requires recovering a sense of what it means to love the world and changing our practices to reflect our interconnection with it and our interdependency on it.

Amor Mundi Book

Amor Mundi

  • Author : Dušan Veličković
  • Publisher : Common Ground
  • Release Date : 2001-01-01
  • Genre: Belgrade (Republic)
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : 9781863350419

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Amor Mundi Book

Amor Mundi

  • Author : J.W. Bernauer
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400935655

Amor Mundi Excerpt :

The title of our collection is owed to Hannah Arendt herself. Writing to Karl Jaspers on August 6, 1955, she spoke of how she had only just begun to really love the world and expressed her desire to testify to that love in the title of what came to be published as The Human Condition: "Out of gratitude, I want to call my book about political theories Arnor Mundi. "t In retrospect, it was fitting that amor mundi, love of the world, never became the title of only one of Arendt's studies, for it is the theme which permeates all of her thought. The purpose of this volume's a- ticles is to pay a critical tribute to this theme by exploring its meaning, the cultural and intellectual sources from which it derives, as well as its resources for conte- porary thought and action. We are privileged to include as part of the collection two previously unpu- lished lectures by Arendt as well as a rarely noticed essay which she wrote in 1964. Taken together, they engrave the central features of her vision of amor mundi. Arendt presented "Labor, Work, Action" on November 10, 1964, at a conference "Christianity and Economic Man:Moral Decisions in an Affluent Society," which 2 was held at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

Amor Mundi Book

Amor Mundi

  • Author : Gavin Delahunty
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-02-22
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 980
  • ISBN 10 : 1909932639

Amor Mundi Excerpt :

This two-volume publication delves deep into a remarkable Dallas art collection This slipcased, clothbound publication presents a selection of over 400 works of modern and contemporary art from the Marguerite Steed Hoffman Collection in Dallas, Texas. The books feature the pieces brought together by Marguerite Steed and her late husband Robert Hoffman (1947-2006), including Philip Guston's Studio Landscape (1975), Jasper Johns' Water Freezes (1961) and Cy Twombly's Sunset Rome (1957), along with more recent outstanding acquisitions such as Peter Doig's Red Man (Sings Calypso) (2017), Maria Lassnig's Self-Portrait with Hare (2000) and Steve McQueen's Weight (2016). Around 30 authors--artists and art historians--explore this fascinating collection, addressing specific artworks as well as the motivations behind the collection's creation and ongoing evolution. Created over the course of a two-year period, great care has been taken to reflect the collection's key artists, canonical works, and the issues and debates that have helped shape its direction for more than a quarter of a century. By highlighting the art and artists as well as the ideological principles underlying the collection, it is hoped that Amor Mundi will shed some light on how to interpret this extraordinary collection of modern and contemporary art as well as communicating something about the personality and even the soul of the woman who assembled it.

Opera Minora Book

Opera Minora

  • Author : Emanuel Swedenborg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1885
  • Genre: New Jerusalem Church
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924029487802

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Faith in the Millennium Book

Faith in the Millennium

  • Author : Stanley E. Porter
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2001-02-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 493
  • ISBN 10 : 184127092X

Faith in the Millennium Excerpt :

At the close of one millennium and the beginning of a new one, this conference volume reflects on the past and looks forward to a new era in terms of the development of faith. Although most of the papers in the volume address issues concerning Christian faith, the volume is not confined to such a perspective, since the concept of faith is treated here in an encompassing and broad manner. The historical perspective reaches back several millennia, addresses contemporary issues of economics and justice as they have a bearing on faith, and looks to the future as a new millennium presents its own problems and potential opportunities.

Tractates on the Gospel of John 112   24  Tractates on the First Epistle of John Book

Tractates on the Gospel of John 112 24 Tractates on the First Epistle of John

  • Author : Augustin ((saint ;)
  • Publisher : CUA Press
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : 081320092X

Tractates on the Gospel of John 112 24 Tractates on the First Epistle of John Excerpt :

In this volume, which concludes John W. Rettig's translation of St. Augustine's Tractates on the Gospel of John, Augustine applies his keen insight and powers of rhetoric to the sacred text, drawing the audience into an intimate contemplation of Jesus through the course of his Passion, Death, and Resurrection.

Complexity in Education Book

Complexity in Education

  • Author : Cok Bakker
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-01-12
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9789463007641

Complexity in Education Excerpt :

"This volume, the result of four years of work performed by the combined research groups of Utrecht University (Faculty of Humanities) and the HU Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (Faculty of Education), focuses on the central theme of ‘Normative Professionalization’. Drawing on a wide variety of scholars including Hannah Arendt, Gert Biesta, Harry Kunneman, Donald Schön and Chris Argyris, and engaging with professionalism, ethics, virtue and morality, this book builds the argument that learning to deal with complexity supports not only education but the personal development of teachers and the improvement of society and democracy as well. This volume presents research on a broad range of topics such as worldview education, co-teaching, moral authorship, traditional-reform perspectives on education, the discourse on citizenship, teacher education, and the question how to link religion and education. The research chapters explain the theoretical lenses and methodological approaches which have been employed to get a grip on complexity. The results have been interpreted in light of the concepts of horror complexitatis, amor complexitatis and dolor complexitatis. Guided by detailed research accounts of worldview descriptions provided by students and teachers, this framework has been enriched with the notion of a passio complexitatis. In the concluding chapters, the book advocates for an improved balance between the normative and instrumental professionalization of teachers, in order to create space for the improvement of pedagogical relations and processes and to reintroduce the moral dimensions of education. The claim throughout this book is that allowing for complexity in education – even going so far as to embrace it – is vital for the improvement of education, and a prerequisite for more authentic relationships (on the micro level) and the maintenance of a well-functioning democracy and a balanced society (on the macro level). This book is of interest

The Political Philosophy of Hannah Arendt Book

The Political Philosophy of Hannah Arendt

  • Author : Maurizio Passerin d'Entrèves
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-01-04
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134881970

The Political Philosophy of Hannah Arendt Excerpt :

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Crossroad Discourses between Christianity and Culture Book

Crossroad Discourses between Christianity and Culture

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 652
  • ISBN 10 : 9789042028647

Crossroad Discourses between Christianity and Culture Excerpt :

Christianity exists in relation to and interacts with its cultural environment in a number of ways. In this volume authors from a wide variety of backgrounds explore various facets of the relationship and interaction of Christianity with its cultural environment: politics, society, esthetics, religion and spirituality, and with itself. Divided into three main sections, Crossroad Discourses between Christianity and Culture looks at the interaction of Christianity with culture in the first section, with other religions and spiritualities in the second, and finally with itself in the third. The contributions engage in a critical examination of not only the culture in which Christianity finds itself but also in a critical examination of Christianity itself and its interaction with that culture. The editors hope that teachers, students, and readers in general will profit greatly from the critical articles contained in this book.

Christina Rossetti Book

Christina Rossetti

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Worldly Ethics Book

Worldly Ethics

  • Author : Ella Myers
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822398035

Worldly Ethics Excerpt :

What is the spirit that animates collective action? What is the ethos of democracy? Worldly Ethics offers a powerful and original response to these questions, arguing that associative democratic politics, in which citizens join together and struggle to shape shared conditions, requires a world-centered ethos. This distinctive ethos, Ella Myers shows, involves care for "worldly things," which are the common and contentious objects of concern around which democratic actors mobilize. In articulating the meaning of worldly ethics, she reveals the limits of previous modes of ethics, including Michel Foucault's therapeutic model, based on a "care of the self," and Emmanuel Levinas's charitable model, based on care for the Other. Myers contends that these approaches occlude the worldly character of political life and are therefore unlikely to inspire and support collective democratic activity. The alternative ethics she proposes is informed by Hannah Arendt's notion of amor mundi, or love of the world, and it focuses on the ways democratic actors align around issues, goals, or things in the world, practicing collaborative care for them. Myers sees worldly ethics as a resource that can inspire and motivate ordinary citizens to participate in democratic politics, and the book highlights civic organizations that already embody its principles.

Earth and World Book

Earth and World

  • Author : Kelly Oliver
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231539067

Earth and World Excerpt :

Critically engaging the work of Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, and Jacques Derrida together with her own observations on contemporary politics, environmental degradation, and the pursuit of a just and sustainable world, Kelly Oliver lays the groundwork for a politics and ethics that embraces otherness without exploiting difference. Rooted firmly in human beings' relationship to the planet and to each other, Oliver shows peace is possible only if we maintain our ties to earth and world. Oliver begins with Immanuel Kant and his vision of politics grounded on earth as a finite surface shared by humans. She then incorporates Hannah Arendt's belief in plural worlds constituted through human relationships; Martin Heidegger's warning that alienation from the Earth endangers not only politics but also the very essence of being human; and Jacques Derrida's meditations on the singular worlds individuals, human and otherwise, create and how they inform the reality we inhabit. Each of these theorists, Oliver argues, resists the easy idealism of world citizenship and globalism, yet they all think about the earth against the globe to advance a grounded ethics. They contribute to a philosophy that avoids globalization's totalizing and homogenizing impulses and instead help build a framework for living within and among the world's rich biodiversity.