Many people today have lost their balance and happiness by artificial distraction and scorn for tradition. This book will show you by daily lessons, a thought to put in your lunchbox at the busiest job, how to get the balance back in your life. In here you will find no passwords, no secrets, no cosmic healers and no TV evangelists. The prescription: take daily until contented. The answers are obvious! We just need to open our eyes.
For Human Beings
Author: Aniello Iannuzzi
Publisher: Being Human
Category: Humanity in literature
The thread running through this collection of essays is the inviolate marriage between philosophy and psychology. This book explores the connections made between the two disciplines by famous thinkers such as Aristotle, Albert Camus, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Lawrence Kohlberg, John Robert Coles, and Viktor Frankl.
Philosophical Reflections on Psychological Issues
Author: Max Malikow
Publisher: Government Institutes
This feels like a time of environmental and moral crisis without parallel.... Not only do human beings seem not to believe in anything but, despite exponential advances in information production, we do not appear to know much either. This book is a guide for everyone who feels understandably perplexed. The book considers issues as diverse as: the lure of alternative religions and belief systems; the use of the rhetoric of economics to justify amoral decisionmaking; green politics and genetically-modified crops; new technology's power to preserve the status quo; and the true impetus behind the Human Genome Project. Presenting an explanation of recent findings in science and their relationship with society and politics, the book seeks to give guidance towards responsible political action. Starting from themes developed in the companion volume The Search for Mind, the author attempts to provide intellectual roots for the 'anti-capitalist' or 'anti-globalization' movement and, in particular, treats social protest as a form of knowledge-seeking. The author brings to very topical and controversial concerns some much-needed clarity. Complete with reader-friendly summaries of current thought in the biological, physical, and social sciences, this book is designed primarily for the popular market but will also appeal to those working or studying in these fields.
The Search for Order
Author: Seán Ó Nualláin
Publisher: Intellect Books
Being Human examines the complex connections among conceptions of human nature, attitudes toward non-human nature, and ethics. Anna Peterson proposes an "ethical anthropology" that examines how ideas of nature and humanity are bound together in ways that shape the very foundations of cultures. Peterson discusses mainstream Western understandings of what it means to be human, as well as alternatives to these perspectives, and suggests that the construction of a compelling, coherent environmental ethics will revise our ideas not only about nature but also about what it means to be human.
Ethics, Environment, and Our Place in the World
Author: Anna L. Peterson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
This book represents a new look at social psychology and relationships for the discerning reader and university student. The title of the book argues forcefully that the very nature of being human is defined by our relationships with others, our lovers, family, and our functional or dysfunctional interactions. Written in easy to follow logical progression the volume covers all major topical areas of social psychology, with results of empirical research of the most recent years included. A common project between American and European social psychologists the book seeks to build a bridge between research findings in both regions of the world. In doing so the interpretations of the research takes a critical stand toward dysfunction in modern societies, and in particular the consequences of endless war and repression. Including topics as varied as an overview of the theoretical domains of social psychology and recent research on morality, justice and the law, the book promises a stimulating introduction to contemporary views of what it means to be human. A major emphasis of the book is the effect of culture in all major topical areas of social psychology including conceptions of the self, attraction, relationships and love, social cognition, attitude formation and behavior, influences of group membership, social influence, persuasion, hostile images, aggression and altruism, and moral behavior.
A Social Psychological Analysis
Author: Knud S. Larsen,Reidar Ommundsen,Kees van der Veer
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Social Science
An insightful look at alienation in the modern world from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Art of Loving and Escape from Freedom. Social psychologist Erich Fromm observed the spread of alienation in the 1960s, arguing that humans who were once dynamic, creative beings were reduced to fixating on TV screens, emotionally paralyzed by anxieties over threats like nuclear war. Though we may stare at different devices and worry about other dangers today, his insights are as useful as ever, and allow us to gain perspective on the human condition. A collection of his writings on “New Humanism” and the need to reclaim our happiness and peace of mind, this is a thoughtful, fascinating overview of the past that shaped us, and the philosophies and practices that can ensure a better future, both for ourselves and for the world at large. Included are reflections on thinkers from Karl Marx to medieval Catholic mystic Meister Eckhart, as “Fromm’s large, keen mind and attractive, likable voice [strive] for heart as he asks himself the hardest questions of his day” (Kirkus Reviews). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
Author: Erich Fromm
Publisher: Open Road Media
Dwight Hopkins, whose important work in Black Theology has mediated class theological concerns through the prism of African American culture, here offers a fresh take on theological anthropology. Rather than defined "the human" as one eternal or inviolable essence, however, Hopkins looks to the multiple and conflicting notions of the human in contemporary thought, and particularly three key variables: culture, self, and race. Hopkins' critical reframing of these concepts firmly locates human endeavor, development, transcendence, and liberation in the particular messiness of struggle and strife.
Race, Culture, and Religion
Author: Dwight N. Hopkins
Publisher: Fortress Press
Category: Social Science
A revindication of the concept of humanity and the primacy of practice over language.
The Problem of Agency
Author: Margaret Scotford Archer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Social Science
Richard Gross turns his expert eye to the psychology of human nature in a contemplative account encompassing cognition, consciousness, language, time perception, sense of mortality and human society. This book will help you to consider the unique aspects of being human and to understand the biological underpinnings for the intriguing and distinct behaviours and experiences common to human beings. The book is enhanced throughout by: - its logical arrangement of topics, with key questions, issues for additional focus and reflection points highlighted throughout - useful chapter introductions and summaries to provide clarity and insight - diagrams to help explain difficult concepts - detailed selection of references and useful sources including works from the fields of psychology, philosophy, religion and literature This book is essential reading for students of psychology and related disciplines as well as general readers seeking insights into one of the most enduring questions to have faced humankind throughout history.
Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives
Author: Richard Gross
What does it mean to be human? Using the Wisdom books of the Old Testament and the books of Luke and Acts in the New Testament, the Church of England's Doctrine Commission seeks to address this question here from the perspective of four key elements in human experience: power, money, sex and time.
A Christian Understanding of Personhood Illustrated with Reference to Power, Money, Sex and Time
Author: Church of England. Doctrine Commission
Publisher: Church House Publishing
Category: Christian life
Erich Fromm hat einen Großteil seiner Verwandten in den Vernichtungslagern der Nazis verloren. Als Psychologe analysiert er mit aller Klarsicht die entfremdenden und destruktiven Auswirkungen des am Markt orientierten Menschen. Wie kann er da noch an den Menschen glauben? Die Beiträge dieses Bandes geben eine Antwort auf diese Frage. Sie sprechen auch von den realen Möglichkeiten, die zum Glücken des Menschen führen können. Für Fromm gibt es so lange eine „reale“ Utopie, solange der Mensch wenigstens ansatzweise noch einen Zugang zu seinen wachstumsfördernden Eigenkräften hat. In diesem Wissen um eine humanistische Alternative fühlt sich Fromm mit Meister Eckhart und Karl Marx verbunden, die beide von „Haben oder Sein“ sprachen. Im letzten großen Beitrag dieses Bandes mit nachgelassenen Schriften wird ein Kapitel über Meister Eckhart und Karl Marx veröffentlicht, das Fromm im Zusammenhang mit seinem Buch ‚Haben oder Sein‘ verfasst hat, ohne es darin zu veröffentlichen. Aus dem Inhalt • Der moderne Mensch und seine Zukunft • Die psychischen Folgen des Industrialismus • Meine Kritik an der Industriegesellschaft • Die Überlebenschancen der westlichen Gesellschaft • Auf der Suche nach der humanistischen Alternative • Ein neuer Humanismus als Voraussetzung für die eine Welt • Die Idee einer Weltkonferenz • Wahlkampfrede für Eugene McCarthy beim „Versöhnungsbund“ • Aufruf zum gemeinsamen Kampf gegen den Götzendienst • Credo eines Humanisten • Bemerkungen zu den Beziehungen zwischen Juden und Deutschen • Meister Eckhart und Karl Marx: Die reale Utopie der Orientierung am Sein
On Being Human
Author: Erich Fromm
Publisher: Open Publishing Rights GmbH
A Systematic View
Author: G. Marian Kinget
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
Category: Human beings
A distinguished psychologist and author shows that a fulfilled, meaningful, mature life can be made possible by accepting and living through problems rather than attempting to hide from them
Author: Eugene C. Kennedy
Publisher: Galilee Trade
Where Medicine, Ethics and Spirituality Converge
Author: Daisaku Ikeda,Guy Bourgeault,Rene Simard
Category: AIDS (Disease)
¥ What does it mean to be human? ¥ How does a right understanding of personhood affect decisions on critical life situations? ¥ What implications does a biblical perspective on personhood have for the pastoral ministry of healing and hope? In answering these questions, Ray S. Anderson focused on the person as determined by and sustained by the creative power of God. He explored the the implications of a biblical understanding of personhood for such critical issues as human sexuality, family relationships, abortion, and death. He broke new ground in relating pastoral care and counseling to contemporary issues which challenge Christians and their understanding of the meaning of human life.
Essays in Theological Anthropology
Author: Ray S. Anderson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This collection of poems is based on my, thoughts, feelings and life experiences, and I hope readers would be able to understand the things, through my poetry, I am trying to say. Being Human, is a personal insight into my life, told through the power of the written word, but which, I believe, will strike a chord with readers.
Author: Shane Robert Richards
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation