Author: Bô Yin Râ,,Joseph Anton Schneiderfranken
Kann das Leben auf unserm kleinen Planeten mit seinen schwindenden Ressourcen und ständigen mörderischen Konflikten noch einen andern Sinn haben als die Erhaltung der Art, vergleichbar dem Treiben in einem Bienenstock oder dem Gewimmel in einem Ameisenhaufen? Fühlende Menschen, welche sich mit der Erklärung, ein intelligentes Tier zu sein, in ihrem tiefsten Empfinden nicht zufrieden geben können, suchen und finden Trost und Stärkung bei den grossen Religionen. Wen auch dort manches nicht zu überzeugen vermag, kann in den Büchern von Bô Yin Râ sichere Wegweisung finden. Auch in diesem Buch will Bô Yin Râ niemanden ‘bekehren’ oder für sich gewinnen - nichts vertrüge sich schlechter mit seiner Aufgabe. In jedem nicht gänzlich verkommenen Menschen ist noch ein Funke Erinnerung an ein geistiges ewiges Leben erhalten. Um diesen Funken wieder zu Licht und Wärme zu erwecken, welche alles Elend des irdischen Daseins in Liebe überstrahlen, wurde das Buch geschrieben.
Philosophy And The Meaning Of Life
Author: Julian Baggini
Publisher: Granta Books
This book is aimed at the reader who is serious about confronting the big issues in life but is turned off by books which deal with them through religion, spirituality or 'psycho-babble'. It is for people who want an honest, intelligent discussion which doesn't hide from the difficulties or make undeliverable promises. It aims to help the reader to understand the overlooked issues behind the obvious questions and shows how philosophy does not so much answer them as help provide us with the resources to answer them for ourselves.
Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: OUP Oxford
We have all wondered about the meaning of life. But is there an answer? And do we even really know what we're asking? Terry Eagleton takes a stimulating and quirky look at this most compelling of questions: at the answers explored in philosophy and literature; at the crisis of meaning in modern times; and suggests his own solution to how we might rediscover meaning in our lives.
Author: Paul Thagard
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Why is life worth living? What makes actions right or wrong? What is reality and how do we know it? The Brain and the Meaning of Life draws on research in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience to answer some of the most pressing questions about life's nature and value. Paul Thagard argues that evidence requires the abandonment of many traditional ideas about the soul, free will, and immortality, and shows how brain science matters for fundamental issues about reality, morality, and the meaning of life. The ongoing Brain Revolution reveals how love, work, and play provide good reasons for living. Defending the superiority of evidence-based reasoning over religious faith and philosophical thought experiments, Thagard argues that minds are brains and that reality is what science can discover. Brains come to know reality through a combination of perception and reasoning. Just as important, our brains evaluate aspects of reality through emotions that can produce both good and bad decisions. Our cognitive and emotional abilities allow us to understand reality, decide effectively, act morally, and pursue the vital needs of love, work, and play. Wisdom consists of knowing what matters, why it matters, and how to achieve it. The Brain and the Meaning of Life shows how brain science helps to answer questions about the nature of mind and reality, while alleviating anxiety about the difficulty of life in a vast universe. The book integrates decades of multidisciplinary research, but its clear explanations and humor make it accessible to the general reader.
A Dialogue of Social Science and Religion
Author: Vincent Brümmer,Marcel Sarot
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
The rapid cultural changes which are so characteristic for our time, have had a far reaching effect not only on the universal human research for happiness, well-being and a meaningful existence in our world, but also on the way in which these concepts are understood and misunderstood in contemporary culture. For religious believers their faith determines the ideals of happiness, well-being and meaningfulness which they strive to attain in their lives. But are these ideals timelessly the same for all time and for all people or are they too subject to historical change and cultural variation? Social scientists examine the way in which these ideals are culturally pluriform and subject to empirical change in religious and cultural communities and traditions. But what do these concepts mean for social scientist? Do they use them in the same way as religious believers and theologians do? In December 1992, the Center for Theological Exploration Inc. sponsored its fourth (and final) Consultation on Science and Religion at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. For that occasion a distinguished international group of theologians and social scientists were invited to discuss these issues. Most of the contributors to this volume were originally presented as papers at that consultation.
Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager
Author: Viktor E. Frankl
Mehrere Jahre musste der österreichische Psychologe Viktor E. Frankl in deutschen Konzentrationslagern verbringen. Doch trotz all des Leids, das er dort sah und erlebte, kam er zu dem Schluss, dass es selbst an Orten der größten Unmenschlichkeit möglich ist, einen Sinn im Leben zu sehen. Seine Erinnerungen, die er in diesem Buch festhielt und die über Jahrzehnte Millionen von Menschen bewegten, sollen weder Mitleid erregen noch Anklage erheben. Sie sollen Kraft zum Leben geben.
Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
We have all wondered about the meaning of life. But is there an answer? Terry Eagleton takes a stimulating look at this most compelling of questions, and suggests that the problem of the meaning of life arose with modernity. He looks at the cultural and philosophical reasons for this, and examines the meaninglessness that appears to plague our times. After surveying a variety of possible candidates, Eagleton suggests his own surprising conclusion.
Author: Julian Young
What is the meaning of life? In the post-modern, post-religious scientific world, this question is becoming a preoccupation. But it also has a long history: many major figures in philosophy had something to say on the subject, as Julian Young so vividly illustrates in this thought-provoking book. Part One of the book presents an historical overview of philosophers from Plato to Hegel and Marx who have believed in some sort of meaning of life, either in some supposed 'other' world or in the future of this world. Part Two looks at what happened when the traditional structures that provided life with meaning ceased to be believed. With nothing to take their place, these structures gave way to the threat of nihilism, to the appearance that life is meaningless. Julian Young looks at the responses to this threat in the work of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, Camus, Foucault and Derrida. This compelling and highly engaging exploration of fundamental values will captivate anyone who's ever asked themselves where life's meaning (if there is one) really lies. It also makes a perfect historical introduction to philosophy.
Author: Rick Warren
Publisher: Gerth Medien
Dieses kleine Buch gibt Antwort auf die drei großen Fragen, die uns alle beschäftigen: Die Frage nach der Existenz (Warum lebe ich überhaupt?). Die Frage nach der Bedeutung (Kann ich mit meinem Leben etwas bewegen?). Die Frage nach dem Sinn (Was ist das Ziel meines Lebens?). Wenn Sie Sinn und Ziel Ihres Lebens kennen, wird dies Ihr Leben vereinfachen, Stress reduzieren, Ihre Energien bündeln, Ihrem Alltag Sinn und Ihrer Zukunft Hoffnung geben. Entdecken Sie die Grundgedanken des Weltbestsellers Leben mit Vision, die schon Millionen von Menschenleben auf der ganzen Welt verändert haben!
questions, answers, and analysis
Author: Steven Sanders,David R. Cheney
Publisher: Prentice Hall
An Exploration of the Meaning of Life and Existence Informed by Logic and Science
Author: Bernardo Kastrup
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Why does the universe exist and what are you supposed to do in it? This question has been addressed by religions since time immemorial, but popular answers often fail to account for obvious aspects of reality. Indeed, if God knows everything, why do we need to learn through pain and suffering? If God is omnipotent, why are we needed to do good? If the universe is fundamentally good, why are wars, crime, and injustice all around us? In modern society, orthodox science takes the rational high-ground and tackles these contradictions by denying the very need for, and the existence of, meaning. Indeed, many of us implicitly accept the notion that rationality somehow contradicts spirituality. That is a modern human tragedy, not only for its insidiousness, but for the fact that it is simply not true. In this book, the author constructs a coherent and logical argument for the meaning of existence, informed by science itself. A framework is laid out wherein all aspects of human existence have a logical, coh
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Feast on this twisted Word Play in Five Acts by a psycho linguist ‘wordo’ who offers you a corny-copia of off the wall humor, featuring cartoons, gags, puns and other word play. It’s a fey mix of dumb to sophisticated silliness and provocative satire (environmental, political, social and religious) for thoughtful but twist-loving readers. The acts encompass different styles of word play, each with a special twist or formula, mostly organized dictionary-like within each chapter. Styles of humor include daffynitions, confusions say, newords, sounds alike fun, spoonerisms, name droppings, anagrams, palindromes, word ladders, rebuses, book titles, light verse, neo-truisms, idiom abuse, half-asked questions, jokes and one-liners.
Fühlen, Denken und das menschliche Gehirn
Author: Antonio R. Damasio
Category: Empfindung - Gehirn - Vernunft - Beziehung
Author: Claire Colebrook
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The intensification of interest in Deleuze over the last decade has coincided with the end of the linguistic paradigm in both continental and analytic philosophy. Indeed, the division between the two traditions appears to be closing and the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze seems to be crucial to this convergence, as he is both indebted to the phenomenological tradition at the same time as he operates with concepts drawn from the sciences. Claire Colebrook explores these ideas and offers a new and alternative assessment of Deleuze's contribution to philosophy. She argues that while Deleuze does draw upon sciences that explain the emergence of language, art and philosophy, his own thought is distinguished by a discontinuist thesis: systems may emerge from tendencies of life but always have the capacity to operate without reference to their original aim. Colebrook makes new claims regarding how Deleuze's philosophy might be used to read contemporary art and thus offers an original and crucial contribution to the Deleuzian debate.
Author: Wendy Mass
Publisher: cbj Verlag
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Die Jagd nach dem Sinn des Lebens Jeremy Fink steht vor einem unglaublichen Rätsel: Eine verschlossene Holzkiste, die den Sinn des Lebens verspricht – das ist alles, was sein verstorbener Vater ihm zu seinem 13. Geburtstag hinterlassen hat. Doch die Schlüssel dazu sind spurlos verschwunden! Neugierig machen sich Jeremy und seine beste Freundin Lizzy auf die Suche danach – und geraten in eine abenteuerliche Odyssee quer durch New York, voll skurriler Ereignisse, köstlicher Süßigkeiten, abgegriffener Spielkarten und wundersamer Begegnungen. Doch was sie am Ende ihrer Reise finden, übertrifft alles, was sie jemals zu hoffen gewagt hätten. • Eine moderne Heldengeschichte – spannend, verrückt und anrührend schön • Ein Buch über menschliche Schicksale, das Erwachsenwerden und das, was wirklich zählt im Leben
Author: William L. Sharrar
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This book will show you God’s plan for the meaning of life. It will show strength and support for each other. Wisdom, faith and understanding of God’s plan will help us know the meaning of life. It gives me great joy and pleasure to share these thoughts and unspoken words with you so that you can appreciate God’s plan. Our Father in heaven lets us make our own decisions in life. One can see His plan unfold in this book ‘What is the Meaning of Life’. Although we have differences in life we can all come to know Gods love and the confidence one needs to face the world day after day. Knowing the real reason of ‘What is the Meaning of Life’ one will know ones purpose in life and Gods love for them.
Author: Roy F. Baumeister
Publisher: Guilford Press
Who among us has not at some point asked, what is the meaning of life?' In this extraordinary book, an eminent social scientist looks at the big picture and explores what empirical studies from diverse fields tell us about the human condition. MEANINGS OF LIFE draws together evidence from psychology, history, anthropology, and sociology, integrating copious research findings into a clear and conclusive discussion of how people attempt to make sense of their lives. In a lively and accessible style, emphasizing facts over theories, Baumeister explores why people desire meaning in their lives, how these meanings function, what forms they take, and what happens when life loses meaning. It is the most comprehensive examination of the topic to date.
Selected Writings of Leo Tolstoy
Author: Maureen Cote
Publisher: Nova Publishers
Lev Tolstoy, one of the greatest writers in world literature, is best known to English-language readers for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Tolstoy, however, was an extremely prolific writer on many topics including spiritual themes. To better understand the Gospels he taught himself Greek and Hebrew. This book contains materials which present the essence of Tolstoy's beliefs on immortality, death, God, and the meaning of life.
Author: Dean Gualco
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"This leads to my definition of life. In many ways, it is quite simple: It is using your talents to, in some small way, make a difference in this world. Whether it's working with the environment, or our educational system, or those with physical or mental challenges, or those in the dawn or twilight of their lives, meaning is achieved by working towards and leaving behind something of value to the next generation. It matters little whether your aspiration or dream was realized: we'll never have world peace, or feed the hungry, or avoid catastrophic diseases or illnesses. What matters is that you tried, that you worked to make the world a better place. What matters is that, when you look back over your life, you can say that you fought the good fight, that you did what was right, and that you made a difference in this world. " In "The Meaning of Life," author Dean Gualco tackles an assortment of questions that many of us have asked at one point or other: Why are we here? What is our purpose? How does one lead a decent and honorable life? Divided into five sections, "The Meaning of Life" seeks to provide the answers. With discussions that include determining what you stand for, doing the best with what you have, and living life with the knowledge that it goes by in a blink, Gualco provides a thought-provoking study of an issue that has perplexed man for centuries.