Summary of bell hooks s The Will To Change

#8 The Will to Change is an answer to the questions about love asked by men of all ages in our culture. It is the oering I bring to the feast of male reclamation and recovery of self, as well as their emotional right to love and be ...


Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9781669353874

Category: Social Science

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The female hunger for male love is so intense that it is tearing women apart. Women are starving for love, but they are afraid to speak about it for fear of being mocked, pitied, or shamed. #2 Men are longing for love, but they are afraid to admit it. The truth is that men are suffering, and they want to be delivered from the lie of masculinity. #3 Men are also hurt and unable to express their pain, which leads to them becoming emotionally numb. They are not just hurting, but the entire culture responds to their pain by saying, Please do not tell us what you feel. #4 Men are afraid to express their feelings, especially love, because it might reveal their emotional vulnerability. Women, on the other hand, are afraid to hear men’s feelings because they might be accused of failing at being a strong woman.

The Will to Change


Author: Bell Hooks

Publisher: Beyond Words/Atria Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111945130

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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In a thought-provoking social and cultural analysis, the author of All About Love explores the world of masculinity and maleness to address some of men's most common concerns, including a fear of intimacy and the loss of their patriarchal place in society, arguing that an emotionally rewarding inner life holds the key to successful intimate relationships.

Nietzsche s Metaphysics of the Will to Power

... and since values and the desire to change them depends on variabilities in physio-psychological make-up, regardless of the fact that these types are defined in the context of their immersion in the world and by interacting with it, ...


Author: Tsarina Doyle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108280990

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

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Nietzsche's controversial will to power thesis is convincingly rehabilitated in this compelling book. Tsarina Doyle presents a fresh interpretation of his account of nature and value, which sees him defy the dominant conception of nature in the Enlightenment and overturn Hume's distinction between facts and values. Doyle argues that Nietzsche challenges Hume indirectly through critical engagement with Kant's idealism, and that in so doing and despite some wrong turns, he establishes the possibility of objective value in response to nihilism and the causal efficacy of consciousness as a necessary condition of human autonomy. Her book will be important for scholars of Nietzsche's metaphysics, and of the history of philosophy and science more generally.

Martin Luther on the Bondage of the Will to the Venerable Mister Erasmus of Rotterdam 1525 Faithfully translated from the original Latin by E T Vaughan With a preface and notes

y Not content with having resolved the question , i he moreover introduces those who , in opposition 11 to this answer ... It does not lie with us to change His will , much less to resist it : that will chooses that we should be ...


Author: Martin Luther


ISBN: BL:A0020260085


Page: 564

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The Will s Harmonic Motion

From all of the above, we can see that music and the movement of the will is one thing. Music is the audible ... The intellect can't change the character because it is just a tool that the will created to accompany, not to change it.


Author: Fadel S. Sabry

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449739225

Category: Philosophy

Page: 260

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This book is the natural extension of Schopenhauer's philosophy. The whole of existence has been created for a moral purpose. There is no creator outside the world; the creator and created are one and performing the Divine Comedy in everyday life. The theory of the will's harmonic motion is so simple, logical, accessible, scientific, and self-evident that nobody could have any doubt about its truth. It explains the deepest secrets of the monolithic religions, which nobody has ever been able to see because it is so simple. Simplicity is the seal of the truth, and this book reveals it. Schopenhauer came very close to it, and at the end of his life, he declared it to be "the most difficult of all problems." He hoped that "perhaps someone after me will shed some light in this abyss." This book solves the ultimate mystery of existence and sheds some light in this abyss.

The Will to Create

He gives us several examples of how organisms, through an exertion of will, may change their own forms and ways of life. Of the examples he gives us, one is a failed attempt, while another a successful one. Goethe prepares us for his ...


Author: Astrida Orle Tantillo

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822970644

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Better known as a poet and dramatist, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) was also a learned philosopher and natural scientist. Astrida Orle Tantillo offers the first comprehensive analysis of his natural philosophy, which she contends is rooted in creativity. Tantillo analyzes Goethe's main scientific texts, including his work on physics, botany, comparative anatomy, and metereology. She critically examines his attempts to challenge the basic tenets of Newtonian and Cartesian science and to found a new natural philosophy. In individual chapters devoted to different key principles, she reveals how this natural philosophy—which questions rationalism, the quantitative approach to scientific inquiry, strict gender categories, and the possibility of scientific objectivity—illuminates Goethe's standing as both a precursor and critic of modernity. Tantillo does not presuppose prior knowledge of Goethe or science, and carefully avoids an overreliance on specialized jargon. This makes The Will to Create accessible to a wide audience, including philosophers, historians of science, and literary theorists, as well as general readers.

The Captivation of the Will

And this readiness or will to act he cannot by his own powers omit , restrain , or change , but he keeps on willing and being ready , and even if he is compelled by external force to do something different yet the will within him ...


Author: Gerhard O. Forde

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802829066

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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The Captivation of the Will provocatively revisits a perennial topic of controversy - human free will. Highly esteemed Lutheran thinker Gerhard Forde cuts to the heart of the subject by reexamining the famous debate on the will between Luther and Erasmus. Following a substantial introduction by James A. Nestingen that brings to life the historical background of the debate, Forde thoroughly explores Luther's Bondage of the Will and the dispute between Erasmus and Luther that it reflects. In the process of exposing this debate's enduring significance for Christians, Forde highlights its central arguments about Scripture, God, the will, and salvation in Christ. Luther recognized that the only solution for humans bound by sin is the forgiveness that comes from Christ alone. Convinced that this insight represents the heart of the Christian gospel, Forde concludes with ten sermons that proclaim the message of salvation through Christ alone while elegantly relating theological inquiry to everyday life. Book jacket.

The Will to Battle

People are free to change and choose Hives, that's the heart of all this, but a war will change that. In war you can't change sides so easily. If this turns into a war as wars used to be, it'll turn us into everything that was worst ...


Author: Ada Palmer

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781786699558

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The year is 2454. Three centuries of peace and a hard-won golden age have come to an abrupt end. The once steadfast leadership of the seven Hives is crumbling, soured by corruption and deception. Savagery and bloodlust, three-centuries suppressed, have been unleashed. The terrible truth is that centuries of peace were bought with a trickle of secret murders. The killings were mathematically planned, meticulously organised to preserve the balance – to ensure no faction could dominate. But now the secret is out, the balance has tipped, the Hives' utopian façade has slipped. Just days ago, humanity stood at the pinnacle of civilization. Now everyone – Hives and Hiveless, Utopians and sensayers, emperors and convicts, warriors and saints – is preparing for war.

Trinitarian Grace in Martin Luther s The Bondage of the Will

And this readiness or will to act he cannot by his own powers omit , restrain , or change , but he keeps on willing and being ready ... This is what we call the necessity of immutability ( necessitatem immutabilitatis ) : It means that ...


Author: Miikka Ruokanen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192648969

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Miikka Ruokanen reveals the powerfully Trinitarian and participatory nature of Martin Luther's conception of divine grace in his magnum opus The Bondage of the Will. The study establishes a genuinely new understanding of Luther's major treatise opening up its ecumenical potential. Luther's debate with Erasmus signifies not only a disagreement concerning free will, but the dispute reveals two contrasting understandings of the very core idea of the Christian faith. For Erasmus, the relationship of the human being with God is based on the rationally and morally acceptable principles of fair play. For Luther, the human being is captivated by the overwhelming power of unfaith and transcendental evil, Satan; only the monergistic grace of the Triune God and the power of the Holy Spirit can liberate him/her. Ruokanen verifies the Trinitarian vision of salvation “by grace alone” as the center of Luther's theology. This doctrine has three dimensions. Firstly, the conversion of the sinner and the birth of faith in Christ are effected by prevenient divine grace; justification “through faith alone,” is the sole work of God's Spirit, comparable to creation ex nihilo. Secondly, participation in the person, life, and divine properties of Christ, as well as participation in his salvific work, his cross and resurrection, are possible solely because of the presence of the Holy Spirit in the believer. Justification means simultaneously the forensic declaration of the guilty non-guilty on the basis of the atonement by Jesus' cross, as well as a union with Christ in the Holy Spirit. Thirdly, sanctification means the gradual growth of love for God and neighbor enabled by the believer's participation in divine love in the Holy Spirit. Ruokanen's work offers a crucial modification and advance to the world-renowned Finnish school of Luther interpretation: Luther's classic use of Pneumatological language avoids the problems caused by using an ontological language.

The Will to Lead the Skill to Teach

Nothing will change! If phrases such as these are a regular part of the interaction between staff members, the culture is toxic, and no meaningful growth will happen until the paradigm of that culture changes. Toxic environments do not ...


Author: Anthony Muhammad

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 9781935542568

Category: Education

Page: 144

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School improvement begins with self-examination and honest dialogue about socialization, bias, discrimination, and cultural insensitivity. The authors acknowledge both the structural and sociological issues that contribute to low-performing schools and offer multiple tools and strategies to assess and improve classroom management, increase literacy, establish academic vocabulary, and contribute to a healthier school culture.