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Dass weitreichende Verbesserungen der Mensch-Tier-Beziehungen zumindest in den Bereichen Nutztierhaltung und Tierversuche notwendig sind, ist in Ethik, politischer Philosophie und den Animals Studies unstrittig. Gleichzeitig bestehen diese Praktiken fort, und allein der Appell an Einzelne, tugendhafte Konsumbürger*innen zu werden, wird daran in absehbarer Zukunft nichts ändern. So ist es Mara-Daria Cojocarus Anliegen, aus der Perspektive des philosophischen Pragmatismus zu verstehen, wie ethische Erkenntnisse erfolgreich in die Praxis umgesetzt werden können. Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt liegt auf Überlegungen zum Thema, welche Rolle Emotionen dabei im Guten wie im Schlechten spielen und wie mittels Institutionen wie Politik und Wissenschaft echter Fortschritt unterstützt werden kann.

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Dieses Buch erzählt davon, was wirklich passiert ist, zwei Jahre nach der großen Ankunftswelle von Flüchtlingen in Deutschland. Christen teilen bewegende Zeugnisse, wie Gott Beziehungen hat wachsen lassen, wie aus Engagement Leidenschaft wurde und sie im Kontakt mit muslimischen Flüchtlingen das erste Mal erlebten, wahre Lichtbringer zu sein. Sie staunen über das wunderbare Eingreifen Gottes in ausweglosen und sie erzählen von dem Wunder, wie geflüchtete Menschen mit einem ungewissen Schicksal ihr Leben ihrem neuen Freund hingeben – Isa, Jesus.

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Drogenkonsum zu Prüfungen, Sekten, kriminelle Vereinigungen – Jugendliche und junge Erwachsene sehen sich heutzutage immer mehr damit konfrontiert. In diesem Buch wird über Gut und Böse reflektiert, der eigene Wille zu einem gesunden Leben in einem Miteinander gestärkt, tiefer geht es in die Esoterik: Wie erkenne ich, ob ich in einer Sekte bin? Wie kann ich glücklich sein? Was kann ich zum Weltfrieden beitragen? Gibt es den Teufel in Person? Letztendlich brauchen wir nur das uns umgebende Feld mit Liebe und Verständnis anzureichern, um einen Wandel zu bewirken.

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Respected author, scholar, and columnist Charles Murray has long challenged accepted notions of public and social policy issues. In this volume, originally published in 1988, Murray presents a persuasive and practical argument that reconsiders commonly held beliefs of what constitutes success in social policy by examining the scope of government and its role in people’s pursuit of happiness.In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government begins by examining James Madison’s statement: “A good government implies two things; first, fidelity to the object of government, which is the happiness of the people; secondly, a knowleEAe of the means by which that object can best be attained.” Murray exhibits a thoughtful, accessible writing style as he considers such basic, important questions as whether individual efforts or government reform should be responsible for dealing with society’s problems. Drawing from his minimalist-government viewpoint, Murray proposes that government not try to force happiness on the people with federal policies or programs but, rather, that it provide conditions that enable people to pursue happiness on their own.Murray also proposes that the pursuit of happiness be used as a framework for analyzing the efficacy of public policy, and he comes to the conclusion that Jeffersonian democracy is still the best way to run society, even today’s complex society.Charles Murray is the W. H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. He has written numerous books, including Coming Apart, Losing Ground, Real Education, and Human Accomplishment. He is perhaps best known for coauthoring the 1994 New York Times bestseller The Bell Curve with the late Richard J. Herrnstein. Please note: This title is available as an ebook for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.

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Noted German polymath Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz was one of the most important philosophers of the Enlightenment era. A contemporary of Isaac Newton, Leibniz is today best remembered for independently developing a system of differential and integral calculus. As a philosopher he ranks as one of three great proponents of rationalism, along with Rene Descartes and Baruch Spinoza. Unpublished until the middle of the 19th century, Leibniz’s “Discourse on Metaphysics” is a philosophical work in which the author argues that “God is an absolutely perfect being” and therefore our world is the best possible one in which a perfect being could create. Also included in this volume is the “Monadology”. Written near the end of Leibniz’s life and published posthumously, the “Monadology” is a collection of elementary principles or “monads”, in which the philosopher seeks answers to the nature of reality and tries to address the problems that arise from mind-body dualism. Both admired and ridiculed by his contemporaries, Leibniz’s works remain as an important part of the canon of Enlightenment era philosophy. This edition follows the translation of George R. Montgomery.

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German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote a strong text to explain his belief system in “The World as Will and Idea”. Rather than viewing the world as a construct within itself, Schopenhauer argued that the world exists beyond the five senses. He believed that rather than seeing an object in its true form, we only see and understand our perception of it. His ideas are classified as post-Kantian philosophy, just one strand of thought amidst other thinkers such as Hegel and Heidegger. However, Schopenhauer is generally thought to follow Kant’s original ideas most closely. Still, the philosopher disagrees with Kant’s view of ethics, saying that inner experiences, driven by the Will, are the most significant part of the human experience. Born in the late 1700s, Schopenhauer was immersed in philosophy at a young age. By age 25, he published his doctoral dissertation “On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reasoning”. In his most famous works, he primarily focused on the attainment of happiness. He believed that physical and emotional desires can never be satisfied, resulting in a painful human condition. Schopenhauer claimed that all actions are internally motivated by a desire to obtain pleasure, but that lasting happiness would remain unobtainable. “The World as Will and Idea” is widely hailed as Schopenhauer’s greatest work, as well as one of the most contemporarily-written philosophical texts of the nineteenth century. This edition collects together the complete text in a translation by R. B. Haldane and J. Kemp.

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Born in 106 BC, Marcus Tullius Cicero was the member of a well connected and well to do family. His cognomen, a personal surname, is derived from the Latin word for chickpea. It is suggested that this name may have been chosen as a result of his family’s prosperity arising from the cultivation of chickpeas. His name suggests that despite being one the wealthiest men of his time he viewed himself he carried himself with humility. Educated in Latin and Greek, Cicero would rise to the highest ranks of Roman society, playing an important role as a Roman statesman in the final decades of the Roman Republic. Today he is remembered chiefly for his writings which give us great insight into both his time and his philosophy. Contained within this volume are some of his most important writings on oration, religion, and philosophy. Following the translations of C. D. Yonge, Walter Miller, and E. S. Shuckburgh, “Selected Works” will provide the student of ancient Rome a key insight into the life and time of one of its most important figures.

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A playful gift book that explores the highs and lows of parenting in a series of compassionate, authentic and sometimes humorous essays. Being a parent can be one of the sources of our greatest joys. It is also intermittently the cause of some of our deepest sorrows. It is likely that we will spend at least some of the time in despair and confusion, wondering whether it really has to be so hard. Philosophy has, over the last 2,000 years, been a discipline committed to calm, kindness, perspective and a reduction of paranoia. It is one of the most useful sources of solace and humanity. The Joys and Sorrows of Parenting is made up of 26 small essays that aim to shed understanding and give consolation on the trials and pleasures of parenting. They will provoke insight, recognition and a far more forgiving, generous assessment of the challenges of parenthood. The Joys and Sorrows of Parenting promises us a gentle way of staying calm around one of the most arduous yet deeply fulfilling jobs in the world.

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Considerations on the Principal Events of the French Revolution was a winner in the Scholarly/Reference category at the Chicago Book Clinic’s 2009 Book & Media Show.Germaine de Staël’s voice, which Napoleon Bonaparte tried to silence by censorship and banishment, is a unique and important contribution to revolutionary historiography.Considerations on the Principal Events of the French Revolution, considered Madame de Staël’s magnum opus, became a classic of liberal thinking, making a deeply original contribution to an ongoing political and historical debate in early nineteenth-century France and Europe.Germaine de Staël (1766–1817) rose to fame as a novelist, critic, political thinker, sociologist of literature, and autobiographer.Aurelian Craiutu is Professor in the Department of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington.Please note: This title is available as an ebook for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.

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Tocqueville’s Voyages is a collection of newly written essays by some of the most well-known Tocquevillian scholars today. The essays in the first part of the volume explore the development of Tocqueville’s thought, his intellectual voyage, during his trip to America and while writing Democracy in America. The second part of the book focuses on the dissemination of Tocqueville’s ideas beyond the Franco-American context of 1835–1840 in places such as Argentina, Japan, and Eastern Europe.The articles and contributors are as follows:Part 1: Tocqueville as VoyagerHidden from View: Tocqueville’s Secrets Eduardo NollaTocqueville’s Voyages: To and From America? S. J. D. GreenDemocratic Dangers, Democratic Remedies, and the Democratic Character James T. SchleiferTocqueville’s Journey into America Jeremy JenningsAlexis de Tocqueville and the Two-Founding Thesis James W. CeaserTocqueville’s “New Political Science” Catherine H. ZuckertDemocratic Grandeur: How Tocqueville Constructed His New Moral Science in America Alan S. KahanIntimations of Philosophy in Tocqueville’s “Democracy in America” Harvey C. MansfieldAn Undertow of Race Prejudice in the Current of Democratic Transformation: Tocqueville on the “Three Races” of North America Barbara AllenTocqueville’s Reflections on a Democratic Paradox Jean-Louis BenoîtOut of Africa: Tocqueville’s Imperial Voyages Cheryl B. WelchPart 2: Tocquevillian VoyagesTocqueville’s Voyage of Discovery from Sicily to America Filippo SabettiTocqueville, Argentina, and the Search for a Point of Departure Enrique AguilarTocqueville and Eastern Europe Aurelian CraiutuTocqueville and “Democracy in Japan” Reiji MatsumotoThis book gives readers unprecedented access to the development of Tocqueville’s thought as seen through the eyes of some of today’s most preeminent Tocquevillian scholars. Not only do the essays shed fresh light on the ideas in Democracy in America, but they also invite readers to reassess previous interpretations of Tocqueville’s great work and to consider its continued relevance to the world today.Christine Dunn Henderson is a Senior Fellow at Liberty Fund.Please note: This title is available as an ebook for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.