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Author : Ilana Feldman
Miriam Ticktin
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2010-11-30
Page : 380
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 0822348217
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Anthropological and cultural critics ask what it means to govern, fight, and care in the name of humanity, examining the question through the lenses of biotechnology, the environment, and human rights.


Author : Weiming Tu
Publisher : Cheng & Tsui
Release : 1998
Page : 364
Category : Foreign Language Study
ISBN 13 : 9780887273179
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This first paperback edition of a renowned collection of essays by noted scholar of Chinese history and philosophy Tu Wei-ming includes a new introductory essay by Robert Cummings Neville, Dean of


Author : Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2004
Page : 413
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 9780691095264
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Assembling a rich variety of philosophical, psychological and historical references, one of America's most influential philosophers presents a critique of the role that shame and disgust play in our lives and, in particular, in the law.


Author : Boštjan Videmšek
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2018-12-06
Page : 275
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1527522946
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This book is an in-depth reportage on some of the most defining issues of our time, namely the global refugee crisis, the conflicts displacing these masses of humanity, and the causes behind them. It is also an ode to the vanishing art of the long-form feature or reportage, which is disappearing because many media organisations can no longer afford it, or are unwilling to pay for this kind of time-consuming, on-the-ground journalism. It is essential to keep alive old-school reportage from the field because it provides a human face to the issues challenging our world. It helps pierce the bubble of propaganda with a needle of truth and, beyond the political and human, it is a beautiful art form in its own right. This book showcases a keen eye for the human story and a profound commitment to the human family. By telling the stories detailed here, it helps put a human face on the suffering that is too often viewed statistically and quantitatively.


Author : British Medical Association
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 1999-01-18
Page : 152
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 9789057024597
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Biotechnology, Weapons and Humanity traces the historical development of biological weapons and considers the role of health care professionals, scientists, governments, and international agencies in limiting and managing the effects of new biological weapons. In particular, the strengths and weaknesses of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention are examined, and steps that can be taken to minimize the risk of the proliferation of weapons. This report considers whether new biological weapons, made possible by the mapping of the human genome, could be incorporated into the arsenals of states and terrorist organizations. How might the revolution in biotechnology be used to attack the genetic constitution of a national or ethnic group, or enhance the virulence of organizations hostile to human health?


Author : Jonathan Glover
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2001-08-11
Page : 476
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780300087154
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This important book confronts the brutal history of the 20th century to unravel the psychological mystery of why so many atrocities occurred--the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Gulag, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and others--and how we can prevent their reoccurrence.


Author : Trevor Hart
Dan Thimell
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 1989-01-01
Page : 398
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1556350090
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Author : Jennifer A. Herdt
Publisher :
Release : 2019
Page : 312
Category : Bildungsromans
ISBN 13 : 022661848X
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Kant's proclamation of humankind's emergence from "self-incurred immaturity" left his contemporaries with a puzzle: What models should we use to sculpt ourselves if we no longer look to divine grace or received authorities? Deftly uncovering the roots of this question in Rhineland mysticism, Pietist introspection, and the rise of the bildungsroman, Jennifer A. Herdt reveals bildung, or ethical formation, as the key to post-Kantian thought. This was no simple process of secularization, in which human beings took responsibility for something they had earlier left in the hands of God. Rather, theorists of bildung, from Herder through Goethe to Hegel, championed human agency in self-determination while working out the social and political implications of our creation in the image of God. While bildung was invoked to justify racism and colonialism by stigmatizing those deemed resistant to self-cultivation, it also nourished ideals of dialogical encounter and mutual recognition. Herdt reveals how the project of forming humanity lives on in our ongoing efforts to grapple with this complicated legacy.


Author : Justyna Zander
Pieter J. Mosterman
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-10-03
Page : 520
Category : Computers
ISBN 13 : 1439883297
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The exponential progress and accessibility of computing has vastly increased data flows and revolutionized the practice of science, engineering, and communication. Computing plays a critical role in advancing research across almost every scientific discipline. Computation for Humanity: Information Technology to Advance Society is a guide for the creation of services, products, and tools that facilitate, support, and enhance progress of humanity toward more sustainable life. This book: Provides a deep understanding of the practical applications of computation to solve human-machine problems Delivers insight into theoretical approaches in an accessible manner Provides a comprehensive overview of computational science and engineering applications in selected disciplines Crosses the boundaries between different domains and shows how they interrelate and complement one another Focuses on grand challenges and issues that matter for the future of humanity Shows different perspectives of computational thinking, understanding, and reasoning Provides a basis for scientific discoveries and enables adopting scientific theories and engineering practices from other disciplines Takes a step back to provide a human-related abstraction level that is not ultimately seen in pure technological elaborations/collections The editors provide a collection of numerous computation-related projects that form a foundation from which to cross-pollinate between different disciplines and further extensive collaboration. They present a clear and profound understanding of computing in today's world, and provide fundamental solutions to some of the most pertinent humanity-related problems.


Author : Nicholas Agar
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2013-08
Page : 219
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0262525178
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""Arguments against radical enhancement have too often in the past been characterized by irrationalism and mysticism. Nicholas Agar presents the first cogent case for the rationality of opposing radical enhancement. Moving easily between science and philosophy, he argues for a species-relative conception of valuable experiences, according to which we have a strong reason to remain human. This central claim is bolstered by a host of other arguments, which will ensure that Humanity's End will become a central reference point for debates over the desirability of radical enhancement."-Neil Levy, Oxford Centre for Neuroethics" ""Nicholas Agar has written an excellent introduction to the moral challenges of our transition to a posthuman future, engagingly told by contrasting the work of four very different transhumanists. Humanity's End joins Agar's Liberal Eugenics on the must-read list for those interested in the future of the human race.-James J. Hughes, Executive Director, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies" "Proposals to make us smarter than the greatest geniuses or to add thousands years to our life spans seem fit only for the spam folder or trash can And yet this is what contemporary advocates of radical enhancement offer in all seriousness. They present a variety of technologies and therapies that will expand our capacities far beyond what is currently possible for human beings. In Humanity's End, Nicholas Agar argues against enhancement. describing its destructive consequences.".


Author : J. Krishnamurti
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2003-11-11
Page : 240
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 083482356X
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Many have considered Buddhism to be the religion closest in spirit to J. Krishnamurti's spiritual teaching—even though the great teacher was famous for urging students to seek truth outside organized religion. This record of a historic encounter between Krishnamurti and a group of Buddhist scholars provides a unique opportunity to see what the great teacher had to say himself about Buddhist teachings. The conversations, which took place in London in the late 1970s, focused on human consciousness and its potential for transformation. Participants include Walpola Rahula, the renowned Sri Lankan Buddhist monk and scholar, author of the classic introductory text What the Buddha Taught.


Author : Martha C. Nussbaum
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 1997
Page : 328
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 9780674179493
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How can higher education today create a community of critical thinkers and searchers for truth that transcends the boundaries of class, gender, and nation? Philosopher and classicist Martha C. Nussbaum takes up the challenge of conservative critics of academe to argue persuasively that sustained reform in the aim and content of liberal education is the most vital and invigorating force in higher education. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


Author : Kamran Pirnahad
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2007-02
Page : 132
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 0595432492
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Understanding the proper meaning of humanity should help everyone to keep an open eye and an open mind, while walking the path of faith and history towards embracing the unity of all souls; to reach a relative state of the truth, and paving the way for man kind to reach independence, and to enjoy liberty, freedom and justice.Author Kamran Pirnahad has made effort to make everyone believe in themselves, as well as having faith in the sublime, and to evolve as truthful and righteous beings. It's everyone's duty and responsibility to think of new ways for the purpose of the development of a sustainable state of social, economical and ecological balance and equilibrium in the world. Humanity strives towards establishing the necessary global conscience, to promote the meaning of life to a higher level of accomplishment.Evolution of Humanity prepares the way for progressive planning and reform, and develops the necessary language to eliminate injustices, and to curb excessive forms of abusive and corrupt powers.


Author : E. Jerome Van Kuiken
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2017-07-13
Page : 224
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0567675564
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Was Christ's human nature fallen, even sinful? From the 18th century to the present, this view has become increasingly prominent in Reformed theological circles and beyond, despite vigorous opposition. Both sides on the issue see it as vital for understanding the nature of salvation. Each side's advocates appeal to or critique the Church Fathers. This book reviews the history and present state of the debate, then surveys the connections, distinctions, and patristic interpretations of five of the modern fallenness view's proponents (Edward Irving, Karl Barth, T. F. Torrance, Colin Gunton, and Thomas Weinandy) and five of its opponents (Marcus Dods the Elder, A. B. Bruce, H. R. Mackintosh, Philip Hughes, and Donald Macleod). The book verifies the views of the ten most-cited Fathers: five Greek (Irenaeus, Athanasius, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory Nyssen, and Cyril of Alexandria) and five Latin (Tertullian, Hilary of Poitiers, Ambrose, Augustine, and Leo the Great). The study concludes by sketching the implications of its findings for the doctrines of the Immaculate Conception, sin, sanctification, and Scripture.


Author : Cometan
Publisher : Astral Publishing
Release : 2019-11-27
Page : 31
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 :
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The Transformation of Humanity is the one-hundred and sixth instalment in the Little Blue Book Series and comprises both the third and fourth discourses of the Octadoxy, which is itself the eighth disquisition of the Omnidoxy, Astronism’s founding text. The Transformation of Humanity, followed by The Paucity of Cosmic Thinking discourse, both consists of a myriad of musings and teachings on the future of humanity, the need for humanity’s mentality regarding their place in The Cosmos to change, as well as emphasising the importance of the achievement of transcension. The Little Blue Book Series was created and first published by Cometan himself as a way to simplify and commercialise the immensity of the two million word length of the Omnidoxy into smaller, more bite-size publications. A successful series from its very first published entry, the Little Blue Book Series has gone on to become a symbol of Astronist commercial literature and a way for Cometan’s words to reach readers of all ages and abilities who remain daunted by the beauty and yet the sheer extensiveness of the Omnidoxy as the longest religious text in history.


Author : Richard L. Fern
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2002-04-04
Page : 267
Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 9780521009706
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This book offers a coherent theistic approach to environmental ethics.


Author : Edward H. Strauch
Publisher : University Press of America
Release : 2010-05-25
Page : 280
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0761851615
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Humankind evolved through three psychological stages - subconscience, conscience and supraconscience. Ritual and myth, cosmology and theism marked phases of psychic integration, initiating our supraconscience evolution. Secular and humanistic developments reveal themselves to be the primary powers accelerating human evolution. Together, they have nurtured humankind's ever-evolving supraconscience.


Author : Francesco Sardina
Publisher : Covenant Books, Inc.
Release : 2020-04-20
Page : 196
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1646700465
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For nearly eight decades of life, I have not witnessed a single change in the nature of humans but recognize that all humans possess the same cognitive "traits and characteristics" differentiated only by scale or degree. Environment and opportunity influence these (not nature). Briefly, this book was prompted by what I would refer to as the audacity of modernity. That is that is that somehow, modern conveniences including technology has rewarded the current generation superior to all that came before. In this writing, we will see that changing one's circumstances without a change of heart is a fool's errand. "Francesco Sardina has done a masterful job of summarizing and evaluating 6000 years of human history from the Garden of Eden to our world of COVID-19. The book is philosophical and reflective (good for us seniors) and requires us to put on our thinking caps as we read. It's an up-to-date critique of modern day society as well as ancient societies. The author notes that as a pattern nations rise and fall throughout time, and warns us that the US is no exception. In fact he shows that in spite of scientific and technological advances even now the US is showing definite signs of decline. He implies that unless we want to repeat history, we should put our houses in order and return to the basics. We should choose 'truth, goodness and beauty' over 'power mongering, sexual incontinence and treasure hoarding'. Without being pushy, the author recommends that we as a nation return to the 'virtues of honesty and integrity given in the Christian Bible'. The first half of the book covers world history from 4000 BC. The second half begins in 1940 and brings us up to the present. Skillfully woven are comments about the author's own biography. I came away thinking that this book is a must read for all members of our US Congress, as well as for all those of us concerned with the current direction of our nation. I found it rewarding to read and highly recommend it to you." -Dr. Ronald L. Trail "It took me about two months of reading on and off, but I finished reading your book "Stop! Humanity's Roots Live" this afternoon. My daughter Lisa bought a copy from Amazon after I mentioned to her that my best man from 42 years ago was now an accomplished author. She read your book cover-to-cover before leaving it with me as a gift. When I asked her how she liked it, she refused to answer and just said I needed to read it myself and make my own decision unbiased by her opinion. What a read! I must admit that early on, my expectations were mediocre at best. But it took a bit of time for me to be comfortable with your grammar and writing style (which admittedly was a bit above my pay grade). But as I got into the meat of your narrative, I absolutely enjoyed reading your book. I especially enjoyed your discussion about the "makers" and "takers" since I have thought similarly for quite some time. Many of your personal stories were familiar to me, having known you during your transition period from city slicker to farmer and land owner; however, you provided details heretofore unknown to me that occasionally brought a tear to my eye. One such detail involved early struggles with your "affliction," and another being the enduring love, motivation and support from your beautiful wife Connie. The sequence of events expounded upon on a decade-by-decade basis was easy to follow and informative to boot. Harmony ... we could use a bit more of that in our daily lives for sure. Nice job!" -Life-long distant friend, Russ Anderson


Author : Katell Berthelot
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2011-04-11
Page : 388
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9004211128
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This volume explores the development of the idea of a common humanity for all human beings from Antiquity to the present time focussing on the "other" as "neighbour, enemy, and infidel", on the interpretation of the Biblical story of Abraham ́s sacrifice and on ancient and modern ethical and legal implications of the concept of human dignity.


Author : Claudia Helt
Publisher : Balboa Press
Release : 2020-06-08
Page : 312
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1982248904
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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” Anthropologist Margaret Mead’s famous quote may come to mind as you read this second volume in the Seeking Our Humanity series. In the first book, a small group of friends learned that the environmental crisis plaguing the Earth was not only grounded in our material pollution of land, seas and skies. A mysterious traveler from another plane of existence taught them that the Life Being Earth feels the anger, hatred, violence, and cruelty that people bear toward one another; they poison her life’s very essence. Gently and firmly, he emphasized the urgency of the crisis and the gravity of the stakes: Earth will soon reach a tipping point that will make her uninhabitable for humankind. The mysterious guest invited them to join with beings throughout the universe to rescue the Earth, and taught them the simple steps that they could take daily to help her heal from this invisible, deadly toxicity. Called and empowered to be part of the solution, they joined forces to do so. In this installment, the commitment of these twelve dear friends to the mission deepens and expands. As they hone their skills, they confront the deep-seated doubts and fears that arise from so daunting a challenge. Readers find themselves embraced in the tender compassion that permeates their relationships, the deep listening and encouragement that they share with one another. Those who seek to heal the Earth, find healing themselves.