Nothing Matters

A Book about Nothing

Author: Ronald Green

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 279

View: 349

Is nothing everything? As strange as that question looks at first sight, it will definitely make sense after reading NOTHING MATTERS. Provocative and accessible, free of jargon, NOTHING MATTERS shows that there is more to nothing than meets the eye. History, the arts, philosophy, politics, religion, cosmology - all are touched by nothing. Who, for example, could have believed that nothing held back progress for 600 years, all because of mistaken translation, or that nothing is a way to tackle (and answer) the perennial question 'what is art?

Nothing Matters

a book about nothing

Author: Ronald Green

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 291

View: 288

Is nothing everything? As strange as that question looks at first sight, it will definitely make sense after reading NOTHING MATTERS. Provocative and accessible, free of jargon, NOTHING MATTERS shows that there is more to nothing than meets the eye. History, the arts, philosophy, politics, religion, cosmology - all are touched by nothing. Who, for example, could have believed that nothing held back progress for 600 years, all because of mistaken translation, or that nothing is a way to tackle (and answer) the perennial question 'what is art?

Nothing Matters

Author: Denise J. Wilson

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 108

View: 148

Meet Denise Wilson, a fairly conventional woman whose successful but uninspiring life is about to be turned upside down. Her partner of fifteen years has decided she’s not the right girl for him. He wants “options.” Simultaneously, the housing bubble bursts and with it goes her six-figure job as an interior designer for a large spec builder. At age fifty she’s faced with a blank sheet of life in front of her and not a single idea what to do with it. So she buys a ticket to Maui. “Nothing Matters” is an entertaining spiritual road trip taken with a good friend. It has all the requisite elements of a good story: quirky characters, serendipitous events and an unexpected ending, all told with a deft sense of humor. “Nothing Matters” is the literary equivalent of “Eat, Love, Pray” running smack-dab into “The Power of Now.” Part travelogue, part transformational journey, “Nothing Matters” puts the “light” back in enlightenment.

When Nothing Matters Anymore

A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens

Author: Bev Cobain

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 377

On April 8, 1994, Kurt Cobain ended his long struggle with depression and chemical dependency by taking his own life. His suicide profoundly affected millions of fans around the world who identified with the music of Kurt and his band, Nirvana. Bev Cobain is Kurt's cousin, and this powerful book is her way of dealing with his death—and reaching out to teens with a life-saving message: You don't have to be sad, discouraged, or depressed. There is help and hope for you. Full of solid information and straight talk, When Nothing Matters Anymore defines and explains adolescent depression, reveals how common it is, describes the symptoms, and spreads the good news that depression is treatable. Personal stories, photos, and poetry from teens dealing with depression speak directly to readers' feelings, concerns, and experiences. Teens learn how to recognize depression in themselves and others, understand its effects, and take care of themselves by relaxing, exercising, eating right, and talking things over with people who care. For some teens, self-help isn't enough, so Bev also tells about treatment options, presents the facts about therapy, explains the differences between various types of helping professionals (psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, physicians, counselors, etc.), discusses medications, and more. This book isn't just for teens who have been diagnosed with depression. It's for any teen who feels hopeless, helpless, and alone. Clear, encouraging, and matter-of-fact, it's also recommended for parents, teachers, and counselors who want to know more about teen depression.

Cartographic Humanism

The Making of Early Modern Europe

Author: Katharina N. Piechocki

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 709

Piechocki calls for an examination of the idea of Europe as a geographical concept, tracing its development in the 15th and 16th centuries. What is “Europe,” and when did it come to be? In the Renaissance, the term “Europe” circulated widely. But as Katharina N. Piechocki argues in this compelling book, the continent itself was only in the making in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Cartographic Humanism sheds new light on how humanists negotiated and defined Europe’s boundaries at a momentous shift in the continent’s formation: when a new imagining of Europe was driven by the rise of cartography. As Piechocki shows, this tool of geography, philosophy, and philology was used not only to represent but, more importantly, also to shape and promote an image of Europe quite unparalleled in previous centuries. Engaging with poets, historians, and mapmakers, Piechocki resists an easy categorization of the continent, scrutinizing Europe as an unexamined category that demands a much more careful and nuanced investigation than scholars of early modernity have hitherto undertaken. Unprecedented in its geographic scope, Cartographic Humanism is the first book to chart new itineraries across Europe as it brings France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Portugal into a lively, interdisciplinary dialogue.

The Book of Smoke

Author: Carlos Black

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

View: 396

This book is stoned. This book is high. This book is the product of an illegal mind, the spawn of an outlawed consciousness. Separately these stories, essays, poems, and jokes don't mean much. So I cleaned them up, dumped them out onto paper, and then rolled up a big joint of words. And this is the result. It smolders with imaginative horror, mystical speculation, hyper-vivid dreams, disconnected humor, and nebulous memories. There are words all over the place, stray lines and ideas leading no where, weird scenes flaming up and then dying down, characters drifting in, and then stumbling out amidst swirling poems and rambling psychedelic thought-talk. That's why I call it The Book of Smoke.

Time To Tell

A Look At How We Tick

Author: Ronald Green

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 137

Time seems to flash by when we are enjoying ourselves, and slows to a crawl when we are bored. Why? Does time exist, or is it an illusion? Does it flow? Is it linear? How real are our memories? When is now? These are just some of the questions that Time To Tell asks in its foray into what time is for us, what it does to us and for us, and how we live and react to it in our daily lives. Digging down to the roots of our lived experience in the world, Time To Tell takes us through a journey replete with twists and turns and “aha!” moments. Challenging the obvious, the book asks us to look anew at our perspective of what we naturally take for granted. Rattling the comfort of instant satisfaction, of reality shows, celebrity worship and the self-glorification of the I-generation, Ronald Green, with panache and authority, takes us on a journey that allows us a new way of looking at ourselves in the world, and to act upon what we discover.

Conversations with God, Book 3

Embracing the Love of the Universe (Anniv)

Author: Neale Donald Walsch

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 424

View: 333

The third book in Walsch’s trilogy, Conversations with God Book 3 moves from individual and global issues to “universal truths,” which apply to all levels of existence from the microscopic to the macrocosmic. Walsch explores some of the most profound questions of our time: What happens when we die? What is time? Are we alone in the universe?

The Bedside Book of Final Words

Author:

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

View: 196

A funny and charming collection of famous last words.

On What Matters

Volume Three

Author: Derek Parfit

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

View: 247

Derek Parfit presents the third volume of On What Matters, his landmark work of moral philosophy. Parfit develops further his influential treatment of reasons, normativity, the meaning of moral discourse, and the status of morality. He engages with his critics, and shows the way to resolution of their differences. This volume is partly about what it is for things to matter, in the sense that we all have reasons to care about these things. Much of the book discusses three of the main kinds of meta-ethical theory: Normative Naturalism, Quasi-Realist Expressivism, and Non-Metaphysical Non-Naturalism, which Derek Parfit now calls Non-Realist Cognitivism. This third theory claims that, if we use the word 'reality' in an ontologically weighty sense, irreducibly normative truths have no mysterious or incredible ontological implications. If instead we use 'reality' in a wide sense, according to which all truths are truths about reality, this theory claims that some non-empirically discoverable truths-such as logical, mathematical, modal, and some normative truths-raise no difficult ontological questions. Parfit discusses these theories partly by commenting on the views of some of the contributors to Peter Singer's collection Does Anything Really Matter? Parfit on Objectivity. Though Peter Railton is a Naturalist, he has widened his view by accepting some further claims, and he has suggested that this wider version of Naturalism could be combined with Non-Realist Cognitivism. Parfit argues that Railton is right, since these theories no longer deeply disagree. Though Allan Gibbard is a Quasi-Realist Expressivist, he has suggested that the best version of his view could be combined with Non-Realist Cognitivism. Parfit argues that Gibbard is right, since Gibbard and he now accept the other's main meta-ethical claim. It is rare for three such different philosophical theories to be able to be widened in ways that resolve their deepest disagreements. This happy convergence supports the view that these meta-ethical theories are true. Parfit also discusses the views of several other philosophers, and some other meta-ethical and normative questions.