The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness
Publisher: Harper Collins
Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life's inevitable losses and disappointments with grace.
The Love of Wisdom in the Age of Mass Incarceration
Author: Sarah Tyson
Publisher: Lexington Books
Editors Sarah Tyson and Joshua M. Hall convene an international group of philosophical thinkers—from both inside and outside prison walls—who draw on a variety of historical figures and critical perspectives to think about prisons in our new historical era.
Leslie Dale Feldman’s Rustics and Politics: The Political Theory of The Beverly Hillbillies looks at the political and economic themes in the classic post-World War II television show TheBeverly Hillbillies. This book analyzes the show’s handling of social status, social mobility, work, the American dream, and the idea of earned wealth versus wealth achieved by luck.
An East-Meets-West Approach to Fully Loving Your Life
Author: Andrea F. Polard
Publisher: Sounds True
The Western world teaches us that happiness comes from achievement—from setting goals and actively pursuing them. Eastern wisdom teaches us that surrender is the key, that we must let go in order to experience the great flow of being that is only available in the present moment. How do we take the best wisdom from both of these approaches, and honor what Dr. Andrea Polard calls “the two wings of happiness” that allow us to truly soar? Discover Dr. Polard's groundbreaking synthesis of Western thinking and Eastern philosophy with A Unified Theory of Happiness, a warm and personalized guide for the transformation of consciousness that allows personal well-being and fulfillment to flourish. While our lives are full of ups and downs, Dr. Polard teaches us that we don't have to let these ups and downs control our experience of life. A Unified Theory of Happiness teaches you the skills to choose and accept happiness by illuminating: How to navigate the active “Basic Mode” and the non-active “Supreme Mode” of consciousness to respond to life's complexities with flexibility Tools to build ambition, competence, confidence, and connection—essential aspects of reconciling with life's fragility and building an engaging, authentic self Paths to receptivity, tranquility, reliance, and lightheartedness—keys to accessing your natural connection with the whole of being, and realizing your non-dual self The Theory of Elastic Consciousness—a balanced place in perfect accord with an authentically lived life “Happiness,” says Dr. Polard, “is a complex path that becomes easy only as we walk it.” At last, here is a work that provides a comprehensive understanding of happiness that honors the full spectrum of life's offerings while broadening your experience of its inherent joy.
The Moral Psychology of Excellence in News and Public Relations
Author: Patrick Lee Plaisance
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This work establishes a contemporary profile of virtue in professional media practice. Author Patrick Lee Plaisance examines the experiences, perspectives, moral stances, and demographic data of two dozen professional exemplars in journalism and public relations. Plaisance conducted extensive personal "life story" interviews and collected survey data to assess the exemplars’ personality traits, ethical ideologies, moral reasoning skills and perceived workplace climate. The chosen professionals span the geographic United States, and include Pulitzer Prize winners and trendsetting PR corporate executives, ranging from rising stars to established veterans. Their thoughts, opinions, and experiences provide readers with an insider’s perspective on the thought process of decision makers in media. The unique observations in this volume will be stimulating reading for practitioners, researchers, and students in journalism and public relations. Virtue in Media establishes a key benchmark, and sets an agenda for future research into the moral psychology of media professionals.
Managing Risk in Organizations offers a proven framework forhandling risks across all types of organizations. In thiscomprehensive resource, David Frame—a leading expert in riskmanagement—examines the risks routinely encountered inbusiness, offers prescriptions to assess the effects of variousrisks, and shows how to develop effective strategies to cope withrisks. In addition, the book is filled with practical tools andtechniques used by professional risk practitioners that can bereadily applied by project managers, financial managers, and anymanager or consultant who deals with risk within an organization.Managing Risk in Organizations is filled with illustrativecase studies and Outlines the various types of risk—pure, operational,project, technical, business, and political Reveals what risk management can and cannot accomplish Shows how to organize risk management efforts to conduct riskassessments, manage crises, and recover from disasters Includes a systematic risk management processrisk managementplanning, risk identification, qualitative impact analysis,quantitative impact analysis, risk response planning, andmonitoring control Provides quantitative and qualitative tools to identify andhandle risks This much-needed book will enable organizations to take riskseriously and act proactively.
This book provides readers with an excellent introduction to the history of ethics. The authors examine the ethical philosophies of prominent Western thinkers—from the ancients through the twentieth century—within the context of their views of human nature and human fulfillment. They do so in a way that is both accessible and engaging without sacrificing the profundity of the issues raised. A five-part organization covers the Homeric tradition, the Sophists, Plato, Aristotle, Christianity, Neoplatonism, Augustine, the Euthyphro problem, revolutions and reformations, Thomas Hobbes, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Mary Wollstonecraft, Hegelianism and Materialism, Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill, Soren Kierkegaard, Darwinism, Friedrich Nietzsche, G. E. Moore, A.J. Ayer, Jean-Paul Sartre, Elizabeth Anscombe, John Rawls, Alasdair MacIntyre, Carol Gilligan, Richard Rorty, and a conclusion about human nature, morality & fulfillment. For individuals who want to better formulate their own answers and frame their own decisions, both large and small, within the all important context of what it means to flourish as a human being.