A Beginner's Guide to Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil

Author: Gareth Southwell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444306154

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

View: 6201

A concise and very readable summary of Nietzsche's Beyond Goodand Evil, geared toward students embarking on their studies andgeneral readers. It is an ideal companion for those new to thestudy of this challenging and often misunderstood classic. Offers clear explanations of the central themes and ideas,terminology, and arguments Includes a glossary of difficult terms as well as helpfulbiographical and historical information Illustrates arguments and ideas with useful tables, diagrams,and images; and includes references to further readings Forms part of a series of Guides designed specifically forA-level philosophy students by an experienced teacher and founderof the popular website Philosophy Online

Evil: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: Chad Meister

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441175326

Category: Religion

Page: 136

View: 6999

One of the most perplexing problems facing believers in God is the problem of evil. The words of Epicurus put the point concisely: "Either God wants to abolish evil, and cannot; or he can, but does not want to. If he wants to, but cannot, he is impotent. If he can, but does not want to, he is wicked. If God can abolish evil, and God really wants to do it, why is there evil in the world?" This is a difficult problem to unpick and it remains an issue that continues to concern people and inspire debate. The problem has taken a variety of forms over the centuries; in fact, there are numerous "problems" of evil-problems for theists but, perhaps surprisingly, problems for non-theists as well. Evil: A Guide for the Perplexed explores, in a rigorous but engaging way, central challenges to religious belief raised by evil and suffering in the world as well as significant responses to them from both theistic and non-theistic perspectives.

A Reader's Guide to John Milton

Author: Marjorie Hope Nicolson

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815604969

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 385

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An examination of John Milton's work, beginning with the famous Minor Poems, L'Allegro, Il Penscroso, Comus (and Arcades), and Lycides. It explores Milton's middle years, when he was diverted from poetry to become Latin Secretary under Oliver Cromwell.

The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination

Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius

Author: John Joseph Adams

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429988452

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 796

From Victor Frankenstein to Lex Luthor, from Dr. Moreau to Dr. Doom, readers have long been fascinated by insane plans for world domination and the madmen who devise them. Typically, we see these villains through the eyes of good guys. This anthology, however, explores the world of mad scientists and evil geniuses—from their own wonderfully twisted point of view. An all-star roster of bestselling authors—including Diana Gabaldon, Daniel Wilson, Austin Grossman, Naomi Novik, and Seanan McGuire...twenty-two great storytellers all told—have produced a fabulous assortment of stories guaranteed to provide readers with hour after hour of high-octane entertainment born of the most megalomaniacal mayhem imaginable. Everybody loves villains. They're bad; they always stir the pot; they're much more fun than the good guys, even if we want to see the good guys win. Their fiendish schemes, maniacal laughter, and limitless ambition are legendary, but what lies behind those crazy eyes and wicked grins? How—and why—do they commit these nefarious deeds? And why are they so set on taking over the world? If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions, you're in luck: It's finally time for the madmen's side of the story. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Writer's Guide to Fiction

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101143889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 7669

The second book in the Writer's Compass series from professional writing instructor Elizabeth Lyon offers both aspiring and established authors the fundamentals of writing and selling a great novel or short story. In addition to the basics of characterization, plot, pacing, and theme, A Writer's Guide to Fiction also features a plan for revising fiction, a guide to marketing, samples of cover and query letters, and methods of honing the writing craft.

The Thomist Tradition

Author: Brian J. Shanley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401599165

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 3613

This volume provides the first comprehensive treatment of the central topics in the contemporary philosophy of religion from a Thomist point of view. It focuses on central themes, including religious knowledge, language, science, evil, morality, human nature, God and religious diversity. It should prove valuable to students and faculty in philosophy of religion and theology, who are looking for an introduction to the Thomist tradition.

The Origin and the Overcoming of Evil and Suffering in the World Religions

Author: P. Koslowski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401597898

Category: Religion

Page: 159

View: 826

All religions face the challenge of explaining, in view of God's goodness, the existence of evil and suffering in the world. They must develop theories of the origin and the overcoming of evil and suffering. The explanations in Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism of evil and suffering and their origin, as well as these world religions' theories of how to overcome evil and suffering, differ from one another, but are also similar in many respects. The human person is always considered to be the origin of evil, and also to be the focus of aspirations to be able to overcome it. The conviction that evil and suffering are not original and can be overcome is characteristic of and common to the religions. The explanations of the origin of evil are closely related to the explanations of the continuation and propagation of evil in human persons, in nature, and in our technology and culture that have been developed in the religions - in Christianity, for example, as the doctrine of original sin. Finally, the world religions are concerned with how to cope with suffering and offer guidance for overcoming evil and suffering. Leading scholars of five world religions, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Hinduism, have created with this volume a first-hand source of information, which enables the reader to gain a better understanding of these religions' central teachings about the origin and the overcoming of evil and suffering.

Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil

Author: Brian Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199831459

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 394

Brian Davies offers the first in-depth study of Saint Thomas Aquinas's thoughts on God and evil, revealing that Aquinas's thinking about God and evil can be traced through his metaphysical philosophy, his thoughts on God and creation, and his writings about Christian revelation and the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation. Davies first gives an introduction to Aquinas's philosophical theology, as well as a nuanced analysis of the ways in which Aquinas's writings have been considered over time. For hundreds of years scholars have argued that Aquinas's views on God and evil were original and different from those of his contemporaries. Davies shows that Aquinas's views were by modern standards very original, but that in their historical context they were more traditional than many scholars since have realized. Davies also provides insight into what we can learn from Aquinas's philosophy. Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil is a clear and engaging guide for anyone who struggles with the relation of God and theology to the problem of evil.

The Blackwell Companion to The Problem of Evil

Author: Justin P. McBrayer,Daniel Howard-Snyder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111860797X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 528

View: 3495

The Blackwell Companion to the Problem of Evil presents acollection of original essays providing both overview and insight,clarifying and evaluating the philosophical and theological“problem of evil” in its various contexts andmanifestations. Features all original essays that explore the various forms ofthe problems of evil, offering theistic responses that attempt toexplain evil as well as discussion of the challenges facing suchexplanations Includes section introductions with a historical essay thattraces the developments of the issues explored Acknowledges the fact that there are many problems of evil,some of which apply only to those who believe in concepts such ashell and some of which apply to non-theists Represents views from the various religious traditions,including Hindu, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim

The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Third Edition)

Author: Peter E. Meltzer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393338975

Category: Reference

Page: 720

View: 3392

With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare's Plays

Author: Cynthia Greenwood

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636486

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 5692

Here Art Thou, True Shakespeare! This accessible new guide to Shakespeare's major plays focuses on the essence of the spoken word and the benefits of watching the plays in performance - on the stage or screen - whenever possible. You'll find tips about plot, theme, famous passages and soliloquies, and how to hear the music within the Bard's verse and wordplay. Remember - Shakespearean theatre is a social art form, and in its earliest days, it was highly commercial. This book brings you closer to the heady world of freelance playwriting and the London playhouses of the 1590s. As a playwright and sharer in the Globe theatre, Shakespeare was at the forefront of Western show business. This book highlights Shakespeare's career, his dramatic influences, and what 16th-century playgoers in London would have experienced inside the theatre. In The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare's Plays, cultural and historical contexts for the major plays are explored, offering perspectives of the director and actor, in addition to that of the scholar and close reader. In particular, the book takes you behind the scenes with Shakespearean directors, who offer commentary about key challenges presented by the plays, famous roles, and a host of other production concerns. Professional actors also discuss how they've tackled lead roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, and The Tempest, among others.You'll find: - Twenty (20) major plays explored in depth, explaining literary terms, and Elizabethan English, with attention to language and verse - A look at how the plays have been staged, from the earliest playhouses to contemporary auditoriums - Appendices spotlighting Shakespeare's likely collaborations, a glossary, suggested further reading, and tips about acclaimed film and audio versions. Perfect for English and drama students, general readers, theatergoers, and actors.

The SPCK Introduction to Kierkegaard

Author: Peter Vardy

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281065705

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 3153

Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was barely known in his own lifetime and his writings had little influence. Yet today, he is internationally accepted as one of the world's greatest philosophical thinkers. Here, Peter Vardy makes Kierkegaard's often complex and difficult thinking accessible to a wide audience. He sketches a few of the central themes of Kierkegaard's thought and gives the reader a feeling for the way he approaches problems and some sense of the breadth of his work. This is an ideal introduction to Kierkegaard for both students and the general reader.

Why Machiavelli Matters

A Guide to Citizenship in a Democracy

Author: John D. Bernard

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0275998762

Category: History

Page: 159

View: 4846

This book examines just how relevant Machiavelli's insights are to the country's current debate on the appropriate relations between religion and politics, church and state.

Fatal Choice

A Pilgrim's Guide to Hell

Author: John Timmerman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877352

Category: Religion

Page: 230

View: 1079

Using Socratic dialogue to argue the evidence, Fatal Choice makes its case for an orthodox view of hell. But more than that, the narrator finds himself on an actual tour of hell with none other than Hieronymus Bosch, the master of paintings on hell, as his mentor.

Grammardog Guide to Sherlock Holmes Stories

Author: Mary Jane McKinney

Publisher: Grammardog LLC

ISBN: 1608570533

Category: Education

Page: 57

View: 3314

The Red-headed League, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb, The Crooked Man, The Final Problem. Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for these short stories. All sentences are from the stories. Figurative language includes: "The bare sight of me was like a bullet through his guilty heart." "The roadway was blocked with the immense stream of commerce flowing in a double tide inward and outward . . ." ". . . we saw a gigantic column of smoke which . . . hung like an immense ostrich feather over the landscape." Onomatopoeia includes: "clinked," "clang," "hiss," "whishing," "clank," and "swish."

Acting and thinking

the political thought of Hannah Arendt

Author: Leah Bradshaw

Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr


Category: Philosophy

Page: 162

View: 5851

Human Evolution

A Guide to the Debates

Author: Brian Regal

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851094180

Category: Reference

Page: 357

View: 5358

Arranged in chronological order, traces the history of debates surrounding theories of human evolution from the first natural philosophers to the present day.