The Worm at the Core

The Worm at the Core asks how humans can learn to live happily while being intelligently aware of our impending doom, how knowledge of death affects the decisions we make every day, and how we can stop fear and anxiety overwhelming us' ...

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Author: Sheldon Solomon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141981635

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Proof of a ground-breaking psychological theory: that the fear of death is the hidden motive behind almost everything we do. 'A joy ... The Worm at the Core asks how humans can learn to live happily while being intelligently aware of our impending doom, how knowledge of death affects the decisions we make every day, and how we can stop fear and anxiety overwhelming us' Charlotte Runcie, Daily Telegraph 'Provocative, lucid and fascinating' Financial Times 'An important, superbly readable and potentially life-changing book . . . suggests one should confront mortality in order to live an authentic life' Tim Lott, Guardian 'Deep, important, and beautifully written ... utterly original' Daniel Gilbert

The Role of Death in Life

A Multidisciplinary Examination of the Relationship between Life and Death John Behr, Conor Cunningham. stresses repeatedly that this new birth occurs only ...

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Author: John Behr

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780227905302

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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The relation between life and death is a subject of perennial relevance for all human beings, and indeed, the whole world and the entire universe, in as much as, according to the saying of ancient Greek philosophy, all things that come into being pass away. Yet it is also a topic of increasing complexity, for life and death now appear to be more intertwined than previously or commonly thought. Moreover, the relation between life and death is also one of increasing urgency, as through the twin phenomena of an increase in longevity unprecedented in human history and the rendering of death, dying, and the dead person all but invisible, people living in the industrialized and post-industrialized Western world of today have lost touch with the reality of death. This radically new situation, and predicament, has implications - medical, ethical, economic, philosophical, and, not least, theological - that have barely begun to be addressed. This volume gathers together essays by a distinguished and diverse group of scientists, theologians, philosophers, and health practitioners, originally presented in a symposium sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

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Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780525432852

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

The Role of Death in Life

A diverse collection of essays exploring the connection between life and death from scientific, medical, philosophical and theological perspectives.

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Author: John Behr

Publisher: James Clarke Company

ISBN: 0227175727

Category: Death

Page: 204

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The relation between life and death is a subject of perennial relevance for all human beings, and indeed, the whole world and the entire universe, in as much as, according to the saying of ancient Greek philosophy, all things that come into being pass away. Yet it is also a topic of increasing complexity, for life and death now appear to be more intertwined than previously or commonly thought. Moreover, the relation between life and death is also one of increasing urgency, as through the twin phenomena of an increase in longevity unprecedented in human history and the rendering of death, dying, and the dead person all but invisible, people living in the industrialized and post-industrialized Western world of today have lost touch with the reality of death. This radically new situation, and predicament, has implications - medical, ethical, economic, philosophical, and, not least, theological - that have barely begun to be addressed. This volume gathers together essays by a distinguished and diverse group of scientists, theologians, philosophers, and health practitioners, originally presented in a symposium sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation.

Matters of Life and Death

In this extraordinary book, Iona Heath draws on her experience as a general practitioner to select and comment on a collection of passages concerning death and dying, and to consider the essential nature of general practice.

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Author: Iona Heath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315347288

Category: Medical

Page: 120

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In this extraordinary book, Iona Heath draws on her experience as a general practitioner to select and comment on a collection of passages concerning death and dying, and to consider the essential nature of general practice. In Ways of Dying Heath illuminates the process for professionals and lay readers, and stimulates consideration of approaches to improved care at end of life. Her renowned work The Mystery of General Practice (which has been unavailable for some time), considers the complex character of this field, its core values and changing roles. The two extended essays cover important issues on the role of the healthcare professional in the care of the dying, the idea of life and death, and the essential nature of general practice. Matters of Life and Death offers inspiration for all doctors, especially those with an interest in medical humanities. It will also be of great interest to general readers interested in end of life matters, and the nature and art of medicine.

Death and Life

He does this by linking it to the material on death and life in the letter. This, in turn, he links to the role of the life-giving Spirit in the restoration ...

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Author: Andy Boakye

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498290012

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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The resurrection of Jesus is arguably the most significant component of the Christian narrative and is critical for Paul's presentation of the Gospel. Yet it is routinely marginalized in study of the polemics of Galatians, largely because it is explicitly mentioned only once, and even then, only obliquely. This investigation redraws the boundaries of its impact in the letter, showing the risen Christ to be an indispensable feature of how Paul's argument unfolds and achieves its ultimate objective--establishing a rationale for the creation of a multiethnic eschatological family of God, which is grounded in Israel's biblical tradition.

Understanding Death as Life s Paradox

... that we broach, that we draw near the role that death, our own death and the death of others2together with the death of God?2plays in our life.

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Author: Brayton Polka

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527533929

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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This book focuses on death as life’s paradox in order to test, to put on trial, what it means for us human beings to exist. No one of us chooses to be born. Yet, having been born, we must choose to have been born, to live, to exist. To exist is to choose to exist. To choose to exist is to live with our choices. This text argues that death is the limit of life, that we can live freely and lovingly, at once justly and compassionately, solely within the limit of death. It shows that we can develop a comprehensive conception of life, and also of death, solely insofar as we learn to overcome the dualistic opposition between philosophy and theology that continues today to falsify our understanding of not only the secular, but also the sacred.

The Death and Life of Germany

In 1945, Germany was a nation in ruins with its people near starvation. Ten years later, it was the most flourshing country in Europe. This "German miracle" and the role of the American occupation are brilliantly described & analyzed.

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Author: Eugene Davidson

Publisher: New York : Knopf

ISBN: UOM:39015015199188

Category: Germany

Page: 422

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In 1945, Germany was a nation in ruins with its people near starvation. Ten years later, it was the most flourshing country in Europe. This "German miracle" and the role of the American occupation are brilliantly described & analyzed.

On the Death and Life of Language

Bengali, and the role that Delhi played in the promotion of Hindi, have often been stressed (see Mahapatra 1991, 185–186). The state recognizes languages ...

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Author: Claude Hagège

Publisher: Odile Jacob

ISBN: 9782738147578

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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“Do people know that on average around 25 languages die every year? In one hundred years, if nothing has changed, half of all languages will be dead. At the end of the Twenty-first Century, there should therefore remain around 2,500, and probably many fewerif we take into account a very possible acceleration of the rate of disappearance. Granted, like civilizations, languages are mortal, and the chasm of history is big enough for them all. However, there is something completely unique, and exalting, about the death of languages, when we become aware of it: languages can be resurrected! But this requires vigilance, without which all are threatened, including French.” C. H. Claude Hagège is a recipient of the CNRS Gold Medal, and professor at the Collège de France. He is the author of L’Enfant aux deux langues, Le Français et les siècles, both huge best-sellers.

Work Death and Life Itself

The Homification of Man ( and Woman ) Berger and Pullberg ( ( 1966 ) , 69 ) describe how this primarily social and sociological reification of roles and ...

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Author: Burkard Sievers

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110138697

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

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This unusual and thought-provoking work questions current mainstream approaches to organizational psychology. Grounded in organizational symbolism the author depicts the potential meaning of work in the broader context of life and death. Thus Siever's book is a fundamental critique of motivation, participation and leadership research. With human mortality in mind, organization and management appear in a different light: motivation as a surrogate for meaning, participation and management as a quarrel about immortality, and leadership as a perpetuation of immaturity. Sievers advocates a "management of wisdom".

The Death and Life of the Music Industry in the Digital Age

Ultimately however, in one way or another, these authors all emphasize the role of sociocultural conditions in shaping the development of technologies.

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Author: Jim Rogers

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781623560010

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Challenges the conventional wisdom that the internet is 'killing' the music industry.

From DEATH to LIFE

This is the significance of understanding the purpose and role of the scape goat. When the High Priest placed his hand on the goats head, ...

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Author: John J. Cobb

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475905342

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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For the past thirty years, John J. Cobb has devoted himself to teaching the foundational truths of the Christian faith. His first work, Lord, When? A Biblical Perspective on the Second Coming embodies the author’s passion for the accuracy and purity of God’s word. His latest work, From Death to Life is just another example of his passion for the doctrines of God as it explores some of the core doctrines of the Christian faith such as: • The Doctrine of God • Man’s Total Depravity • Sin • Justification • Election • Predestination These and others covered in From Death to Life are crucial to the Christian’s understanding of who they are and the tremendous love God has for us. The author is convinced that the main reason so many Christians are so easily misled by false teachers today is a lack of understanding of these doctrines. The author’s desire is that all who read this book will be strengthened in their faith and rediscover their love for God and His word.

How to Die

Featuring beautifully rendered new translations, How to Die also includes an enlightening introduction, notes, the original Latin texts, and an epilogue presenting Tacitus's description of Seneca's grim suicide.

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Author: Seneca

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400889488

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Timeless wisdom on death and dying from the celebrated Stoic philosopher Seneca "It takes an entire lifetime to learn how to die," wrote the Roman Stoic philosopher Seneca (c. 4 BC–65 AD). He counseled readers to "study death always," and took his own advice, returning to the subject again and again in all his writings, yet he never treated it in a complete work. How to Die gathers in one volume, for the first time, Seneca's remarkable meditations on death and dying. Edited and translated by James S. Romm, How to Die reveals a provocative thinker and dazzling writer who speaks with a startling frankness about the need to accept death or even, under certain conditions, to seek it out. Seneca believed that life is only a journey toward death and that one must rehearse for death throughout life. Here, he tells us how to practice for death, how to die well, and how to understand the role of a good death in a good life. He stresses the universality of death, its importance as life's final rite of passage, and its ability to liberate us from pain, slavery, or political oppression. Featuring beautifully rendered new translations, How to Die also includes an enlightening introduction, notes, the original Latin texts, and an epilogue presenting Tacitus's description of Seneca's grim suicide.

Death and Life

Because many Americans have to create a society which does not cause or require debility and death. Life, life, and more life—that is the only horizon ...

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Author: Arthur C. McGill

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592443192

Category: Religion

Page: 110

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Of course, death will happen to all of us someday, but until then, it's not something to think about or grapple with. But we do think about it. Arthur C. McGill maintains that our preoccupation with health, good looks, and material success is in fact a retreat from death--which we secretly fear is the final lord of our lives. Charting the Christian pilgrimage toward a life freed from the dominating power of death, McGill uses three scriptural images of Jesus to show us the possibility of walking continually into death, being ourselves, loving our neighbors, and worshiping God.

The Death and Life of Drama

It is as true of Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest or Paul Vitti in Analyze This as for THE DEATH AND LIFE oF DRAMA 21.

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Author: Lance Lee

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292709645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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What makes a film “work,” so that audiences come away from the viewing experience refreshed and even transformed in the way they understand themselves and the world around them? In The Death and Life of Drama, veteran screenwriter and screenwriting teacher Lance Lee tackles this question in a series of personal essays that thoroughly analyze drama's role in our society, as well as the elements that structure all drama, from the plays of ancient Athens to today's most popular movies. Using examples from well-known classical era and recent films, Lee investigates how writers handle dramatic elements such as time, emotion, morality, and character growth to demonstrate why some films work while others do not. He seeks to define precisely what “action” is and how the writer and the viewer understand dramatic reality. He looks at various kinds of time in drama, explores dramatic context from Athens to the present, and examines the concept of comedy. Lee also proposes a novel “five act” structure for drama that takes account of the characters' past and future outside the “beginning, middle, and end” of the story. Deftly balancing philosophical issues and practical concerns, The Death and Life of Drama offers a rich understanding of the principles of successful dramatic writing for screenwriters and indeed everyone who enjoys movies and wants to know why some films have such enduring appeal for so many people.

Death Matters

This book investigates death as part of contemporary everyday experience and practices.

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Author: Tora Holmberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030114855

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

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This book investigates death as part of contemporary everyday experience and practices. Through a cultural sociological lens, it studies death as it remains constantly at the edge of our consciousness, shaping the ways in which we move through social reality. As such, Death Matters is a significant contribution to death studies, going beyond traditional parameters of the field by addressing the cultural omnipresence of death. The contributions analyse several death-related meaning-making processes, arguing that meanings emerging from culturally shared narratives, social institutions, and material conditions, are just as important as ’death practices’ in understanding the role of death in society. Drawing on the related themes of places of absence and presence, disease and bodies, and persons and non-persons, the authors explore a variety of areas of social life, from haunting to celebrity deaths, to move the notion of death from the margins of social reality to ongoing everyday life. This far-reaching collection will be of use to scholars and students across death studies, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, culture, media and communication studies.

The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

Except for the finding that PCD does play a role in phytoplankton blooms (for ... to see whether there is an active role for death in maintaining life.

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Author: Pierre M. Durand

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226747934

Category: Science

Page: 232

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The question of why an individual would actively kill itself has long been an evolutionary mystery. Pierre M. Durand’s ambitious book answers this question through close inspection of life and death in the earliest cellular life. As Durand shows us, cell death is a fascinating lens through which to examine the interconnectedness, in evolutionary terms, of life and death. It is a truism to note that one does not exist without the other, but just how does this play out in evolutionary history? These two processes have been studied from philosophical, theoretical, experimental, and genomic angles, but no one has yet integrated the information from these various disciplines. In this work, Durand synthesizes cellular studies of life and death looking at the origin of life and the evolutionary significance of programmed cellular death. The exciting and unexpected outcome of Durand’s analysis is the realization that life and death exhibit features of coevolution. The evolution of more complex cellular life depended on the coadaptation between traits that promote life and those that promote death. In an ironic twist, it becomes clear that, in many circumstances, programmed cell death is essential for sustaining life.

A Life and Death Decision

"This is the best account I have ever read of how a jury decides whether to impose a death sentence. We see the case from the jurors' multiple and sometimes inconsistent points of view.

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Author: Scott E. Sundby

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466892262

Category: Law

Page: 240

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With a life in the balance, a jury convicts a man of murder and now has to decide whether he should be put to death. Twelve people now face a momentous choice. Bringing drama to life, A Life and Death Decision gives unique insight into how a jury deliberates. We feel the passions, anger, and despair as the jurors grapple with legal, moral, and personal dilemmas. The jurors' voices are compelling. From the idealist to the "holdout," the individual stories—of how and why they voted for life or death—drive the narrative. The reader is right there siding with one or another juror in this riveting read. From movies to novels to television, juries fascinate. Focusing on a single case, Sundby sheds light on broader issues, including the roles of race, class, and gender in the justice system. With death penalty cases consistently in the news, this is an important window on how real jurors deliberate about a pressing national issue.