Author: K. Bayertz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401592451

Category: Philosophy

Page: 351

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Solidarity as a phenomenon lies like an erratic block in the midst of the moral landscape of our age. Until now, the geologists familiar with this landscape - ethicists and moral theorists - have taken it for granted, have circumnavigated it! in any case, they have been incapable of moving it. In the present volume, scientists from diverse disciplines discuss and examine the concept of solidarity, its history, its scope and its limits.
Empathy and the Novel

Author: Suzanne Keen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195343603

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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Does empathy felt while reading fiction actually cultivate a sense of connection, leading to altruistic actions on behalf of real others? Empathy and the Novel presents a comprehensive account of the relationships among novel reading, empathy, and altruism. Drawing on psychology, narrative theory, neuroscience, literary history, philosophy, and recent scholarship in discourse processing, Keen brings together resources and challenges for the literary study of empathy and the psychological study of fiction reading. Empathy robustly enters into affective responses to fiction, yet its role in shaping the behavior of emotional readers has been debated for three centuries. Keen surveys these debates and illustrates the techniques that invite empathetic response. She argues that the perception of fictiveness increases the likelihood of readers' empathy in part by releasing them from the guarded responses necessitated by the demands of real others. Narrative empathy is a strategy and subject of contemporary novelists from around the world, writers who tacitly endorse the potential universality of human emotions when they call upon their readers' empathy. If narrative empathy is to be taken seriously, Keen suggests, then women's reading and responses to popular fiction occupy a central position in literary inquiry, and cognitive literary studies should extend its range beyond canonical novels. In short, Keen's study extends the playing field for literature practitioners, causing it to resemble more closely that wide open landscape inhabited by readers.
Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice

Author: Janie B. Butts

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781284041361

Category: Medical

Page: 675

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Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice, Second Edition was developed as an essential resource for advance practice students in master’s and doctoral programs. This text is appropriate for students needing an introductory understanding of philosophy and how a theory is constructed as well as students and nurses who understand theory at an advanced level. The Second Edition discusses the AACN DNP essentials which is critical for DNP students as well as PhD students who need a better understanding of the DNP-educated nurse’s role. Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice, Second Edition covers a wide variety of theories in addition to nursing theories. Coverage of non-nursing related theory is beneficial to nurses because of the growing national emphasis on collaborative, interdisciplinary patient care. The text includes diagrams, tables, and discussion questions to help students understand and reinforce core content.
Sentimentalism, Ethics and the Culture of Feeling

Author: M. Bell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230595507

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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Sentimentalism, Ethics and the Culture of Feeling defends feeling against customary distrust or condescension by showing that the affective turn of the eighteenth-century cult of sentiment, despite its sometimes surreal manifestations, has led to a positive culture of feeling. The very reaction against sentimentalism has taught us to identity sentimentality. Fiction, moreover, remains a principal means not just of discriminating quality of feeling but of appreciating its essentially imaginative nature.
Soulmate Relationships

Author: Ulli Springett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405513388

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 184

SOULMATE RELATIONSHIPS is a fresh and original book that tells you everything you need to know about how to understand, find and keep a relationship that will make you and your partner deeply happy. It explains the dynamics between men and women in love and provides simple guidelines and exercises to help you to recognise patterns in romantic relationships that will lead you to the perfect partner for life. In SOULMATE RELATIONSHIPS accredited psychotherapist Tara Springett: * shows how 'soulmate' (as opposed to 'ordinary') relationships between the sexes work * reveals how recognising the fundamental differences between male and female psychologies can enhance romance and eroticism between partners * explains how sex can be used to merge in a loving and spiritual way with your partner * draws from a unique blend of sources, from Buddhist and Taoist teachings to the latest findings of systemic and family therapy to present a new and fully realised guide to complete harmony and happiness in relationships
Commentaries on Sri Aurobindo's Thought

Author: M.P. Pandit

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 9781608692002

Category: Philosophy

Page: 170

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Commentaries on Sri Aurobindo’s Thought, Volume 1 is the first of a 4 volume set which takes up a wide range of diverse topics bearing upon the work of Sri Aurobindo and aspects of the integral Yoga. This first volume consists of 101 brief articles illuminating questions such as the role of love, the psychic being, meditation and japa, spiritual communities, gurus, and insight on various forms of practice of yoga. The commentaries are insightful and cover an enormous range of questions that arise when a seeker takes up the practice of yoga for transformation of his life.
Encyclopedia of Ethics: P-W

Author: Lawrence C. Becker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415936756

Category: Ethics

Page: 734

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A revised, expanded and updated edition with contributions by 325 renowned authorities in the field of ethics. All of the original articles have been newly peer-reviewed and revised, bibliographies have been updated throughout, and the overall design of the work has been enhanced for easier access to cross-references and other reference features.
Rethinking Disaster Recovery

Author: Jeannie Haubert

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498501217

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Rethinking Disaster Recovery focuses attention on the social inequalities that existed on the Gulf Coast before Hurricane Katrina and how they have been magnified or altered since the storm. With a focus on social axes of power such as gender, sexuality, race, and class, this book tells new and personalized stories of recovery that help to deepen our understanding of the disaster. Specifically, the volume examines ways in which gender and sexuality issues have been largely ignored in the emerging post-Katrina literature. The voices of young racial and ethnic minorities growing up in post-Katrina New Orleans also rise to the surface as they discuss their outlook on future employment. Environmental inequities and the slow pace of recovery for many parts of the city are revealed through narrative accounts from volunteers helping to rebuild. Scholars, who were themselves impacted, tell personal stories of trauma, displacement, and recovery as they connect their biographies to a larger social context. These insights into the day-to-day lives of survivors over the past ten years help illuminate the complex disaster recovery process and provide key lessons for all-too-likely future disasters. How do experiences of recovery vary along several axes of difference? Why are some able to recover quickly while others struggle? What is it like to live in a city recovering from catastrophe and what are the prospects for the future? Through on-the-ground observation and keen sociological analysis, Rethinking Disaster Recovery answers some of these questions and suggests interesting new avenues for research.
Relationship Breakthrough

Author: Cloe Madanes

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 9781605293547

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 308

Everyone faces the challenges of making relationships work. Whether with spouses, family members, friends, lovers, or colleagues, relationships have the power to make one feel happy, frustrated, or miserable. In Relationship Breakthrough, Cloe Madanes—an expert in creating healing, empowering relationships—gives readers vital tools to transform their relationships and their lives. Madanes's cutting-edge methods produce real results and create rewarding, sustainable relationships. Using simple, step-by-step exercises and drawing on the examples of clients who have benefited from this technique, Relationship Breakthrough teaches readers how to: - overcome life's inevitable losses - resolve long-standing family conflicts - synchronize their needs with those of others - create outstanding relationships in every area of their lives This is the only book that ties the guiding principles of Tony Robbins's work with Cloe Madanes's revolutionary approach to relationship therapy. Our connections with the people in our lives have the capacity to bring us great joy, if only we understood the fundamental needs we all have, but sometimes express differently. Drawing on her trademark wisdom, empathy, and extensive clinical experience, Madanes shows readers how to better understand their own needs and those of others, bringing clarity and insight into any relationship.
Inside Social Life

Author: Spencer Cahill


ISBN: UCSC:32106018322724

Category: Psychology

Page: 456

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This new edition provides an introduction to the sociological study of social psychology, interpersonal interaction, and the social shaping of human experience. The primary source articles feature both contemporary and classic theoretical statements as well as empirical studies.