Pursuit of Honor Book
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Pursuit of Honor


  • Author : Vince Flynn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-08-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416595175

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Pursuit of Honor Excerpt :

After his team member, Mike Nash, witnesses a terror attack in Washington, D.C., CIA superagent Mitch Rapp must pursue the al Qaeda terrorists responsible as he fights a covert war that can never be discussed, even with the government's own political leaders.

Pursuit of Honor Book

Pursuit of Honor


  • Author : L. E. Sissman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1971
  • Genre: Honor
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4365394

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In Pursuit of the Good Book

In Pursuit of the Good


  • Author : Eric Salem
  • Publisher : Paul Dry Books
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9781589880504

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In Pursuit of the Good Excerpt :

What is friendship? What is the best life? How does one decide? Try Salem on Aristotle.

Ambrose  Augustine  and the Pursuit of Greatness Book

Ambrose Augustine and the Pursuit of Greatness


  • Author : J. Warren Smith
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108490740

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Ambrose Augustine and the Pursuit of Greatness Excerpt :

Two important theologians of early Christianity were Ambrose of Milan and Augustine of Hippo. Both were intellectually formed by philosophers, such as Cicero, who taught that virtue was the way to greatness. Yet they saw contradictions between Roman and Christian ethical ideals. Could these competing visions of greatness be reconciled?

Revaluing Ethics Book

Revaluing Ethics


  • Author : Thomas W. Smith
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2001-10-25
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 0791451429

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Revaluing Ethics Excerpt :

Challenges influential interpretations of Aristotelian ethical and political philosophy.

Curse of Honor Book

Curse of Honor


  • Author : David Annandale
  • Publisher : Aconyte
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839080173

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Curse of Honor Excerpt :

The reckless pursuit of honor exposes an empire to demonic invasion, in this epic fantasy novel of duty and warfare, set in the extraordinary world of Legend of the Five Rings. Striking Dawn Castle defends the mountains between the Rokugan empire and the demon-haunted Shadowlands. When a mythical city is discovered in the forbidding peaks, Hida Haru, heir and sore disappointment to his family, seizes the opportunity to prove himself. His rash expedition ends in disaster – just one samurai returns alive, and Haru is lost. Before a power struggle can break out, Striking Dawn’s battle-hardened commander, Ochiba, is dispatched to rescue Haru. She succeeds against supernatural horrors, but Haru is… changed. Now, mysterious deaths and ill fortune plague his family. Something evil is loose and must be stopped, at any cost.

Politics and the Passions  1500 1850 Book

Politics and the Passions 1500 1850


  • Author : Victoria Kahn
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-10
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400827152

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Politics and the Passions 1500 1850 Excerpt :

Focusing on the new theories of human motivation that emerged during the transition from feudalism to the modern period, this is the first book of new essays on the relationship between politics and the passions from Machiavelli to Bentham. Contributors address the crisis of moral and philosophical discourse in the early modern period; the necessity of inventing a new way of describing the relation between reflection and action, and private and public selves; the disciplinary regulation of the body; and the ideological constitution of identity. The collection as a whole asks whether a discourse of the passions might provide a critical perspective on the politics of subjectivity. Whatever their specific approach to the question of ideology, all the essays reconsider the legacy of the passions in modern political theory and the importance of the history of politics and the passions for modern political debates. Contributors, in addition to the editors, are Nancy Armstrong, Judith Butler, Riccardo Caporali, Howard Caygill, Patrick Coleman, Frances Ferguson, John Guillory, Timothy Hampton, John P. McCormick, and Leonard Tennenhouse.

In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory Book

In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory


  • Author : John D. Bengtson
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN 10 : 9789027232526

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In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory Excerpt :

Compiled in honor and celebration of veteran anthropologist Harold C. Fleming, this book contains 23 articles by anthropologists (in the general sense) from the four main disciplines of prehistory: archaeology, biogenetics, paleoanthropology, and genetic (historical) linguistics. Because of Professor Fleming's major focus on language — he founded the Association for the Study of Language in Prehistory and the journal Mother Tongue — the content of the book is heavily tilted toward the study of human language, its origins, historical development, and taxonomy. Because of Fleming's extensive field experience in Africa some of the articles deal with African topics. This volume is intended to exemplify the principle, in the words of Fleming himself, that each of the four disciplines is enriched when it combines with any one of the other four. The authors are representative of the cutting edge of their respective fields, and this book is unusual in including contributions from a wide range of anthropological fields rather than concentrating in any one of them.

Business Ethics Education and the Pragmatic Pursuit of the Good Book

Business Ethics Education and the Pragmatic Pursuit of the Good


  • Author : Francis J. Schweigert
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-12
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319334028

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Business Ethics Education and the Pragmatic Pursuit of the Good Excerpt :

This book is an extended argument for the critical importance which justice and ethical leadership should have in business ethics education. The book examines the history of ideas and purposes in education, the contemporary role of business schools, and the social foundations of moral education to conclude that the pragmatic pursuit of the good must be a central aim of business strategy. To meet the challenges of facing society today, the masters of business must be moral craftsmen in a just and democratic private property economy that serves the common good. The author grounds this vision for business leadership in the centrality of systems of exchange in human society, in generating prosperity and providing for the general welfare. Business ethics education has focused primarily on moral formation of individual leaders and managers in the context of ethical codes, organizational culture, and legal compliance. Important as this approach is, it fails to generate a sufficient level of business responsibility to satisfy legitimate social concerns regarding the use of natural resources, environmental sustainability, reasonable limitation of systemic risk in capital markets, and fair allocation of goods and services. If the social purpose of business is not intentionally embraced and diligently pursued, the economy may enrich a few but impoverish the society, its resources, and its democracy. Hence this book argues for a new vision of business ethics that is grounded in public accountability of business operations and outcomes for the common good, as a matter of justice.

Alaskan Job Book

Alaskan Job


  • Author : A. R. Weisser
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN 10 : 9781490870335

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It’s a fact: God wants you to be a great man. If the pathway to greatness seems hidden to you, as it does for many men, it doesn’t need to be. Greatness is achieved through the disciplined pursuit of some very practical goals. Greatness is not achieved by feeling great or by believing you are great. Men who say and believe they value God and His will are really not uncommon. Many of us know what we should value and what we want to value and yet never turn these convictions into habits. The pursuit of greatness is contingent upon the ability to turn these passions into habits. The truth is the habits of your life are an infallible testimony of what you value. So let me ask, if your life were to undergo an activity audit, would there be compelling evidence that you spend your time investing in the things you claim to value? In this book you will discover the ten habits of Job’s life that led God to say, “There is no one like him on the earth.” These are described in the twenty-ninth chapter of the book of Job, where you will discover a clear and yet deeply challenging road map to greatness. If you commit to this journey, it will cost you everything. You will lose your life. But if you lose your life, you will find your life— the greatest life imaginable.

Salt in His Shoes Book
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Salt in His Shoes


  • Author : Deloris Jordan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2003-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN 10 : 0689834195

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Salt in His Shoes Excerpt :

Young Michael Jordan, who is smaller than the other players, learns that determination and hard work are more important than size when playing the game of basketball.

Gift and Gain Book

Gift and Gain


  • Author : Neil Coffee
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190496449

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Gift and Gain Excerpt :

The economy of ancient Rome, with its long-range trade, widespread moneylending, and companies of government contractors, was surprisingly modern. Yet Romans also exchanged goods and services within a traditional system of gifts and favors, which sustained the supportive relationships necessary for survival in the absence of extensive state and social institutions. In Gift and Gain: How Money Transformed Ancient Rome, Neil Coffee shows how a vibrant commercial culture progressively displaced systems of gift giving over the course of Rome's classical era. The change was propelled by the Roman elite, through their engagement in a variety of profit-making enterprises. Members of the same elite, however, remained habituated to traditional gift relationships, relying on them to exercise influence and build their social worlds. They resisted the transformation, through legislation, political movements, and philosophical argument. The result was a recurring clash across the contexts of Roman social and economic life. Neil Coffee's comprehensive volume traces the conflict between gift and gain from Rome's prehistory down through the conflicts of the late Republic and into the early Empire, showing its effects in areas as diverse as politics, law, philosophy, personal and civic patronage, marriage, and the Latin language. These investigations show Rome shifting, unevenly but steadily, away from its pre-historic reliance on mutual aid and toward the sort of commercial and contractual relations typical of the modern world.

Pursuit of Meaning Book

Pursuit of Meaning


  • Author : Jürgen Straub
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release Date : 2015-07-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 518
  • ISBN 10 : 9783839402344

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Pursuit of Meaning Excerpt :

The fields of cross-cultural and cultural psychology both acknowledge the role of `culture' for the constitution of a meaningful practice. There are notable differences as well as remarkable commonalities between nomologically oriented cross-cultural psychology on the one hand and interpretive cultural psychology on the other. Contributions to this book discuss recent theoretical and methodological approaches from both fields in order to explore their joint potential for an advancement of the concept of culture, for the theoretical conceptualization and methodical completion of comparative cultural studies and the scientific understanding of cultural difference. This volume includes contributions by Ernest E. Boesch, Kenneth J. Gergen, Rom Harré, Gustav Jahoda and Jaan Valsiner.

Australia on the Small Screen  1970 1995 Book

Australia on the Small Screen 1970 1995


  • Author : Scott Murray
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105019262224

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Australia on the Small Screen 1970 1995 Excerpt :

This reference covers the last quarter century of Australian filmmaking for television. It includes 414 films make for TV and some 150 miniseries, providing for each detailed production and creative information.

Humility  Pride  and Christian Virtue Theory Book

Humility Pride and Christian Virtue Theory


  • Author : Kent Dunnington
  • Publisher : Oxford Studies in Analytic The
  • Release Date : 2019-02-19
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198818397

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Humility, Pride, and Christian Virtue Theory proposes an account of humility that relies on the most radical Christian sayings about humility, especially those found in Augustine and the early monastic tradition. It argues that this was the view of humility that put Christian moral thought into decisive conflict with the best Greco-Roman moral thought. This radical Christian account of humility has been forgotten amidst contemporary efforts to clarify and retrieve the virtue of humility for secular life. Kent Dunnington shows how humility was repurposed during the early-modern era-particularly in the thought of Hobbes, Hume, and Kant-to better serve the economic and social needs of the emerging modern state. This repurposed humility insisted on a role for proper pride alongside humility, as a necessary constituent of self-esteem and a necessary motive of consistent moral action over time. Contemporary philosophical accounts of humility continue this emphasis on proper pride as a counterbalance to humility. By contrast, radical Christian humility proscribes pride altogether. Dunnington demonstrates how such a radical view need not give rise to vices of humility such as servility and pusillanimity, nor need such a view fall prey to feminist critiques of humility. But the view of humility set forth makes little sense abstracted from a specific set of doctrinal commitments peculiar to Christianity. This study argues that this is a strength rather than a weakness of the account since it displays how Christianity matters for the shape of the moral life.