Wow, where did that thought come from? If you've ever had that thought, this book is for you. Everything starts with a thought, great ideas, and inventions, for example, but also horrible ideas, and sin starts with a thought as well. So, what is a person to do? Are we doomed to simply be the bearers of whatever thoughts race through our minds at any given time? By no means; as children of God we have everything we need to live well, starting with the thoughts in our minds. We are not captives to our thoughts, but in fact we can take our thoughts captive. This book looks at four different aspects that lead to developing a theology of a sound mind and a good thought life. To build a sound mind, one must be actively involved in the process. The information gained on what a sound mind is, how to improve and activate it, and healthy habits to incorporate to strengthen the mind should be continually applied--both for our benefit and, most importantly, so each person can honor and glorify God to the best of their ability.
G. W. F. Hegel is an immensely important yet difficult philosopher. Philosophy of Mind is the third part of Hegel's Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences, in which he summarizes his philosophical system. It is one of the main pillars of his thought. Michael Inwood presents this central work to the modern reader in an intelligible and accurate new translation—-the first into English since 1894—-that loses nothing of the style of Hegel's thought. In his editorial introduction Inwood offers a philosophically sophisticated evaluation of Hegel's ideas which includes a survey of the whole of Hegel's thought and detailed analysis of the terminology he used. Extensive commentary notes enhance an edition that makes Hegel interesting to the modern reader.
Popular science writer Philip Ball explores a range of sciences to map our answers to a huge, philosophically rich question: How do we even begin to think about minds that are not human? Sciences from zoology to astrobiology, computer science to neuroscience, are seeking to understand minds in their own distinct disciplinary realms. Taking a uniquely broad view of minds and where to find them—including in plants, aliens, and God—Philip Ball pulls the pieces together to explore what sorts of minds we might expect to find in the universe. In so doing, he offers for the first time a unified way of thinking about what minds are and what they can do, by locating them in what he calls the “space of possible minds.” By identifying and mapping out properties of mind without prioritizing the human, Ball sheds new light on a host of fascinating questions: What moral rights should we afford animals, and can we understand their thoughts? Should we worry that AI is going to take over society? If there are intelligent aliens out there, how could we communicate with them? Should we? Understanding the space of possible minds also reveals ways of making advances in understanding some of the most challenging questions in contemporary science: What is thought? What is consciousness? And what (if anything) is free will? Informed by conversations with leading researchers, Ball’s brilliant survey of current views about the nature and existence of minds is more mind-expanding than we could imagine. In this fascinating panorama of other minds, we come to better know our own.
Nikey "Fari X" Pettie has done it again with another suspenseful yet heartfelt memoir that is combined with self-help. Scars: The Storm & After can and will help guide you to mental peace and overall happiness. Learn to recognize different types of soulmates, learn how to take care of your soulmate, learn how to nurture your own soul, learn the importance of loving self before anyone else and how to do so, learn how to heal yourself from depression, remove stress toxins from your body, improve your sex life and much more. Scars: The Storm & After is a sequel to the best seller Scars: Steps to Queenism. If you are a lover of true stories that intertwine self-help, then you will appreciate this powerful short story. Enjoy!
Amaru's sophisticated seventh-century CE "Hundred Poems" are as much about the social aspects of courting, betrayal, feminine indignance and masculine self-pity as about sensuality. Bhartrihari's anthology "Love, Politics, Disenchantment" is the oldest of the three, from the fourth century. Interwoven throughout his three hundred idiosyncratic stanzas is a constant sense of skepticism about sensuality and love, economic and social power, and rejection of society and culture. In the eleventh century, Bilhana composed his intense "Fifty Stanzas of a Thief," a thief's rhythmic remembrance, in the moments before his execution, of robbing a princess's affections, and the clandestine pleasures of their love in both separation and enjoyment. The flavor of all these poems is the universalized aesthetic experience of love.
Eating to maintain brain health is easy, accessible, delicious, and necessary for anyone in midlife. Author Annie Fenn, physician and chef, identifies the top 10 brain-smart ingredients and provides 100 incredible recipes to make with them.
Violent politics in Northern Ireland has lasted thirty years and cost four thousand lives and billions of pounds. Many such conflicts afflict the world. This book describes the search for causes and solutions. It identifies the key factors driving violent politics and the range of counter-strategies. It analyzes the course of the troubles in Northern Ireland, and the results of the countermeasures used. The conclusions are disturbing. The recommendations are controversial, but difficult to escape.
DIS-EASE strikes, but you don't have to succumb. How do you triumph and become a soldier AT EASE? Report back to central base. Report Back To Central Base presents God's truth in a creative, unique way. Filled with powerful Scripture and valuable knowledge, this enjoyable 25 day training will better equip you to gain victory over harmful conditions that can plague the soul. If you desire greater freedom, peace, and a more abundant life, this training is for you. Report Back To Central Base trains in the following vital areas: Do you know you are a servant to whom you obey? Have you fallen prey to the worldly quest? Are you able to recognize worldly DIS-EASES? Develop a fervent attitude toward obedience and learn why the ways of the "world" can only promote DIS-EASE. Does love cause pain, heartache and broken hearts? Why are so many soldiers afraid to love? Who determines if you are loveable? Learn deceptions about love to enable you to better fight heart DIS-EASE. How do you not think troubling thoughts? What role do beliefs play in having a mind AT EASE? What is most helpful in gaining victory over fear? Learn how truth can be utilized to defeat DIS-EASE of the mind. How can sinful divisions in relationships make you more prone to "cancer"? What is the key to forgiving yourself? Can you actually retain another person's sin within you? Learn what is necessary in order to prevent "cancer" of the soul. Physical disease is often a result of psychological DIS-EASE. This training is designed to improve spiritual and emotional health and, possibly, reduce the risk of physical ailments. God desires that we be in good health, and when we are free from DIS-EASE, we are better able to glorify Him.
Why are there so many divorces today? Would you like to know the answer? It is simply one word: MASTERY. The Bible states that things are destroyed when there is lack; this also applies within relationships. Why live in relationship misery when you can have relationship mastery? This book was designed as a master key to unlock relationships.
In an increasingly polarized world atheists and religious fundamentalists still agree on one thing: how God must be defined. Both dogmatically claim that "God" can only refer to the supernatural Lord of Scripture. In Liberating the Holy Name Daniel Spiro takes square aim at this attempt to assert a monopoly over the meaning of divinity. He explains how his Jewish-atheist upbringing and later exposure to Orthodox Judaism set him on a lifelong search for truth and meaning through the annals of modern Jewish philosophy, Christian theology, and Islam. He then reveals how this search has led to a highly original theology in which God can be conceived in the third person, embraced in the second person, and recognized in the first person. Liberating the Holy Name leads the reader on a voyage through some of our species' most influential and profound perspectives on divinity. Spiro models how this search for divinity can be our greatest privilege, while arguing that in order to appreciate this privilege, we must liberate the Name itself from those who wish to monopolize it. If successful, he contends, we will improve religion's standing in the world and unleash a powerful force for social unity.