I Drink for a Reason

I Drink for a Reason

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Author: David Cross

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446550888

Category: Humor

Page: 256

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After a decade spent in isolation in the Ugandan jungles thinking about stuff, David Cross has written his first book. Known for roles on the small screen such as "never-nude" Tobias Funke on Arrested Development and the role of "David" in Mr. Show With Bob And David, as well as a hugely successful stand-up routine full of sharp-tongued rants and rages, Cross has carved out his place in American comedy. Whether deflating the pomposity of religious figures, calling out the pathetic symbiosis of pseudo-celebrity and its leaching fandom, or merely pushing the buttons of the way-too-easily offended P.C. left or the caustic, double-standard of the callous (but funnier) right, Cross has something to say about everyone, including his own ridiculous self. Now, for the first time, Cross is weaving his media mockery, celebrity denunciation, religious commentary and sheer madness into book form, revealing the true story behind his almost existential distaste of Jim Belushi ("The Belush"), disclosing the up-to-now unpublished minutes to a meeting of Fox television network executives, and offering up a brutally grotesque run-in with Bill O'Reilly. And as if this wasn't enough for your laughing pleasure in these troubled times, some of the pieces splinter off with additional material being created online in exclusive video and animated web content created solely for the book-a historical first (presumably)! With a mix of personal essays, satirical fiction posing as truth, advice for rich people, information from America's least favorite Rabbi and a top-ten list of top-ten lists, I Drink for a Reason is as unique as the comedian himself, and cannot be missed.
Categories: Humor

Rational Commitment and Social Justice

Rational Commitment and Social Justice

GILBERT HARMAN I. The Puzzle Here is “a vial of toxin that, if you drink it, will
make you painfully ill for a day, but will not ... But, if you can see that you will not
actually drink the toxin tomorrow, because you will not have any reason to drink
the ...

Author: Jules L. Coleman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521631793

Category: Philosophy

Page: 253

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Gregory Kavka (1947-1994) was a prominent and influential figure in contemporary moral and political philosophy. The new essays in this volume are concerned with fundamental issues of rational commitment and social justice to which Kavka devoted his work as a philosopher. The topics include the relationship between intention and moral action as part of which Kavka's famous "toxin puzzle" is a focus of discussion, the nature of deterrence, the rationality of morals, contractarian ethics, and the contemporary relevance of Hobbes' political thought. This volume will interest not only philosophers but also political scientists and economists.
Categories: Philosophy

Is That the Reason I Have a Substance Abuse Problem

Is That the Reason I Have a Substance Abuse Problem

So, the drinker will go back to social drinking again for a while and then blow it a
couple more times before he finally gets a DWI. Again he has to come up with a
reason for what is happening to him. The likely response is to blame it on the ...

Author: Jef Gazley

Publisher: Internet Therapist, LLC

ISBN: 9781933154398


Page: 26

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Do you wonder if you have a drug problem or suffer from alcohol addiction or substance abuse? When is "one more drink" one too many? Is yours an alcoholic or substance dependent family? What is the difference between substance abuse and chemical dependence? "Is that the reason I have a substance abuse problem" describes how the drug problem starts and how the substance abuse cycle continues. It is a self-help tool for self-improvement. By Jef Gazley, M.S., LMFT ©2005.

The Myth of Morality

The Myth of Morality

RATIONALITY I have argued that the truth ofa moral ... If Mary is thirsty, then it
seems she has a reason to drink the liquid in the cup before her, which she
believes (with ...

Author: Richard Joyce

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139430939

Category: Philosophy

Page: 249

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In The Myth of Morality, Richard Joyce argues that moral discourse is hopelessly flawed. At the heart of ordinary moral judgements is a notion of moral inescapability, or practical authority, which, upon investigation, cannot be reasonably defended. Joyce argues that natural selection is to blame, in that it has provided us with a tendency to invest the world with values that it does not contain, and demands that it does not make. Should we therefore do away with morality, as we did away with other faulty notions such as witches? Possibly not. We may be able to carry on with morality as a 'useful fiction' - allowing it to have a regulative influence on our lives and decisions, perhaps even playing a central role - while not committing ourselves to believing or asserting falsehoods, and thus not being subject to accusations of 'error'.
Categories: Philosophy

The Invisible Fog

The Invisible Fog

A good day was a reason to celebrate; just being awake was reason enough to
drink and get loaded. Any person that drinks a lot ... Drinking relieved me of these
thoughts and allowed me to pretend that they did not exist. These defects tend to

Author: Richard Lanning

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412064422


Page: 376

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True stories of how learned behaviors and alcoholism created a life of chaos and emotional turmoil; how I repeatedly set myself up for failure to the point of being homeless.

Plato s Philosophy Reaching Beyond the Limits of Reason

Plato s Philosophy Reaching Beyond the Limits of Reason

“I will,” said he, “– namely of drink.” “Then if the drink is of a certain kind, so is the
thirst, but thirst that is just thirst is neither of much nor little nor good nor bad, nor
in a word of any kind, but just thirst is naturally of just drink only.” “By all means.

Author: Harald Haarmann

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 9783487155425

Category: Philosophy

Page: 375

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Platon zählt zu den einflussreichsten Philosophen aller Zeiten. Er beeinflusste maßgeblich Profil und Kanon der westlichen Philosophie. Die Kritik am sogenannten Platonismus wurde kontinuierlich von den Schwierigkeiten gespeist, die die Interpretation der philosophischen Schriften Platons bereitet. Gemeinhin wird er als rein rationaler Philosoph gesehen. Ein Philosoph war er in der Tat, ebenso jedoch ein Experte in der Annäherung an das Nicht-Rationale, unter anderem in Form von Mythen. So wurde er auch als "Mythenerfinder" und "Mythologe" bezeichnet. Platon war ein Visionär, der es wagte, das Reich des Nicht-Rationalen auf systematische und disziplinierte Art zu erforschen. Insgesamt lässt sich Platons philosophisches Vorhaben als Streben nach einer umfassenden Sicht des organischen Ganzen klassifizieren. Der Ausdruck „Gestalt“ scheint die Ganzheit am ehesten zu beschreiben. Platon kann als prominentester und auch als letzter Repräsentant der antiken Philosophie angesehen werden, der die Entwicklung einer Gestalt-Philosophie anstrebte. Plato is one of the most influential philosophers of all time. He decisively shaped the profile and canon of western philosophy. Criticism of what has become known as Platonism has been continuously nourished by the difficulties of interpreting this philosopher's writings. Plato is commonly viewed as a purely rational philosopher. A philosopher he was indeed, but Plato was also an expert in approaching the non-rational, in the form of mythology among others. Plato has been called a "mythmaker" and a "mythologist". Plato was a visionary who dared to explore the realm of the non-rational in a systematic and disciplined way. In an overall comparison, Plato's philosophical enterprise strives for a comprehensive perspective on the organic whole. The expression "Gestalt" seems to come closest to describing the wholeness. Plato may be considered to be the most prominent representative of classical philosophy to develop a Gestalt philosophy and also the last to do so in antiquity.
Categories: Philosophy

Sufficient Reason

Sufficient Reason

Believing is precedential to eating and drinking (and staying warm) for the simple
reason that even the seemingly basic acts of eating and drinking require a
concept about surviving and thereby experiencing the future. This attribution of
value ...

Author: Daniel W. Bromley

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691124191

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 623

"Bromley argues that standard economic accounts see institutions as mere constraints on otherwise autonomous individual action. Some approaches to institutional economics - particularly the "new" institutional economics - suggest that economic institutions emerge spontaneously from the voluntary interaction of economic agents as they go about pursuing their best advantage. He suggests that this approach misses the central fact that economic institutions are the explicit and intended result of authoritative agents - legislators, judges, administrative officers, heads of states, village leaders - who volitionally decide upon working rules and entitlement regimes whose very purpose is to induce behaviors (and hence plausible outcomes) that constitute the sufficient reasons for the institutional arrangements they create."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Business & Economics

Self and Others

Self and Others

Consider first the case of a man who is about to drink a glass of wine. He has not,
we assume, the slightest reason to suspect that the wine is poisoned. Given his
beliefs and desires, it is therefore rational for him to drink the wine. But, since the

Author: Jan Österberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400928794

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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1. The Aim of This Essay Ethical Egoism, the doctrine that, roughly speaking, one should promote one's own good, has been a live issue since the very beginnings of moral philosophy. Historically, it is the most widely held normative theory, and, next to Utilitarianism, it is the most intensely debated one. What is at stake in this debate is a fundamental question of ethics: 'Is there any reason, except self-interest, for considering the interests of other people?' The ethical egoist answers No to this question, thus rejecting the received conception of morality. Is Ethical Egoism an acceptable position? There are many forms of Ethical Egoism, and each may be interpreted in several different ways. So the relevant question is rather, 'Is there an acceptable version of Ethical It is the main aim of this essay to answer this question. This Egoism?' means that I will be confronted with many other controversial questions, for example, 'What is a moral principle?', 'Is value objective or subjec tive?', 'What is the nature of the self?' For the acceptability of most ver sions of Ethical Egoism, it has been alleged, depends on what answers are given to questions such as these. (I will show that in some of these cases there is in fact no such dependence. ) It is, of course, impossible to ad equately discuss all these questions within the compass of my essay.
Categories: Philosophy

Happy For No Reason

Happy For No Reason

His boss had no idea of his problem. I, on the other hand, was painfully aware of
John's drinking. When John drank, his entire personality changed: he became
wobbly, uproarious, sloppy, and stumbling. I was very uncomfortable being
around ...

Author: Marci Shimoff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781847375933

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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Everyone wants to be happy, yet so many people are the opposite of that, with increasing numbers of anti-depressants being dispensed each year. Clearly we need a new approach to life. Happy for No Reasonpresents startling new ideas and a practical programme that will change the way we look at creating happiness in our lives. Marci Shimoff combines the best in cutting-edge scientific research into happiness with interviews with over 100 genuinely happy people, and lays out a powerful, holistic, seven-step formula for raising our 'happiness set point'. Our happiness levels are like a neuro-physiological thermostat - we can actually re-programme ourselves to a higher level of peace and wellbeing as happiness is dependent on internal, not external, factors. Happy for No Reasonwill set readers quickly and easily on a path to lasting joy.
Categories: Self-Help

Illegal Leisure Revisited

Illegal Leisure Revisited

Table 3.6 Reasons for drinking alcohol (%) Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Special
occasions 67.6 65.6 59.7 It's fun 44.1 49.5 44.6 Makes me less shy 40.1 44.6
38.5 Friends drink 33.1 28.9 21.9 Like being drunk 26.4 32.9 28.4 Boredom 20.0
22.3 14.4 ...

Author: Judith Aldridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136822513

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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This book updates the progress into adulthood of 14-year-olds that were tracked for the first edition, using qualitative interviews and self-report surveys. The new edition shows them moving into the world of work, relationships and parenthood.
Categories: Psychology

The Use of Reason Recovered

The Use of Reason Recovered

He clave the Rocks in the Wilderness , and gave them Drink ; a ' s out of the great
Depths . He brought Streams also out of the Rock , and caufed Waters to run liké
Rivers . cv . 41 . And fatisfied them with the Bread of Heaven ; be opened the ...

Author: John Hutchinson


ISBN: UCM:5323781487


Page: 392

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The Architecture of Reason

The Architecture of Reason

There surely can be reasons for desire that do not positively depend on one's (
actual) beliefs, though there is a dependence on potential for belief formation.
Consider a case in which in enjoying something, such as a refreshing drink, I
acquire ...

Author: Robert Audi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198032358

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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The literature on theoretical reason has been dominated by epistemological concerns, treatments of practical reason by ethical concerns. This book overcomes the limitations of dealing with each separately. It sets out a comprehensive theory of rationality applicable to both practical and theoretical reason. In both domains, Audi explains how experience grounds rationality, delineates the structure of central elements, and attacks the egocentric conception of rationality. He establishes the rationality of altruism and thereby supports major moral principles. The concluding part describes the pluralism and relativity his conception of rationality accommodates and, taking the unified account of theoretical and practical rationality in that light, constructs a theory of global rationality--the overall rationality of persons. Rich in narrative examples, intriguing analogies, and intuitively appealing arguments, this beautifully crafted book will spur advances in ethics and epistemology as well in philosophy of mind and action and the theory of rationality itself.
Categories: Philosophy

The use of reason recovered by the data in Christianity pt II

The use of reason recovered by the data in Christianity  pt  II

Christ was to enter upon his Power at his Resurrection ; upon Poffession at his
Ascenfion . xxvi . 29. Until that Day 1 ( the Humanity ) drink it new with you in my
Father's Kingdom . Mar. xiv . 25. Till I drink it new in the Kingdom of God . Luk .
xxii .

Author: John Hutchinson


ISBN: OSU:32435058003104

Category: Theology


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Categories: Theology

Past Reason Hated

Past Reason Hated

'Why didn't you all go for a drink as usual?' Faith shrugged. 'No special reason.
Sometimes we just didn't, that's all. People just wandered off home. There's
nothing more to it than that. It was close to Christmas. There was shopping to do,

Author: Peter Robinson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330469401

Category: Fiction


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Past Reason Hated is the fifth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, now a major British ITV drama DCI Banks. It should have been a cosy scene – log fire, sheepskin rug, Vivaldi on the stereo, Christmas lights and tree. But appearances can be deceptive. For Caroline Hartley, lying quietly on the couch, has been brutally murdered. Inspector Alan Banks is called to the grim scene. And he soon has more suspects than he ever imagined. As he delves into her past, he realizes that for Caroline, secrecy was a way of life, and her death is no different. His ensuing investigation is full of hidden passions and desperate violence . . . Following on from The Hanging Valley, Past Reason Hated is followed by the sixth book in this Yorkshire-based crime series, Wednesday's Child.
Categories: Fiction

Come Again The Real Presence as Parousia Catholic for a Reason III

Come Again  The Real Presence as Parousia  Catholic for a Reason III

I shall not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdomofGod comes” (Lk. 22:15–
16, 18). As He institutesthe sacrament, He institutesthe kingdom. A moment later,
He is speaking ofthe kingdom in terms of a “table” (22:27) anda “banquet” (22:30)

Author: Scott Hahn

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781940329567

Category: Religion


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As an antidote to the widespread lack of faith in the Real Presence, theologian Scott Hahn prescribes a look at the early Church’s understanding of the relationship between the Eucharist and parousia. In modern times we understand “parousia” to refer to the glorious second coming of Christ, but in the time of Paul this was not so; on the contrary the same word, parousia, could refer merely to one’s bodily presence. While the presence of Christ now is hidden under the humble forms of bread and wine, He is truly with us in the Eucharist. The hope we have of the glorious second coming of Christ is fulfilled at every Mass!
Categories: Religion

The Reason for My Hope

The Reason for My Hope

Jesus asked her for a drink. .. but His aim was to speak to her about her soul. ...
They conversed a bit more, and then Jesus told her something that changed her
life: “Whoever drinks of this [well] water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the

Author: Billy Graham

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780849965272

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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What is the most hopeful word in History? For Billy Graham, that word is SALVATION. Salvation from what? From our selfish and self-destructive selves. From the messes we get ourselves into. From the sin that has haunted humanity from the beginning of time and the evil that pulls us down every day. From the cultural deceits that blind us to God's saving message. From the Hell so many don't believe in. If we don't think we need salvation, we're fooling ourselves. If we think we are beyond salvation, we're underestimating God. If we just don't want to think about salvation, we're putting ourselves in eternal peril. At the age of ninety-five Billy Graham proclaims God's Gospel with resolve and deep compassion. It is a message he has been preaching for more than seventy years. And in this book you will sense its urgency, filled with hope for the future. "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved" (Acts 16:31) From America's evangelistic elder statesman: Salvation is what we all long for, when we are lost or in danger or have made a mess of our lives. And salvation belongs to us, when we reach out for the only One who can rescue us, Jesus. The saving message of the Gospel is the heartbeat of this preacher and evangelist. Millions around the world have heard Billy Graham proclaim this unchanging truth. He has never forgotten the transformation of his own life, when he first said yes to God's gift of salvation, and he has witnessed multitudes turn their hearts to the God of Hope. The Reason for My Hope: Salvation presents the essence of that transformative message. It is biblical and timeless, and though simple and direct, it is far from easy. There are hard words, prophetic words, directed toward a culture that denies the reality of sin and distracts us from the veracity of Hell. But through its ominous warnings shines a light that cannot be extinguished, a beacon of hope that Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost. (Luke 19:10).
Categories: Religion

Unattainable Age of Reason

Unattainable Age of Reason

He was drinking excessively, then he went into detail about a guy he was there to
set up for a killing. He told us his name, where he lived, and their total plan. I was
shaken. What would I do if I picked up the paper and found this guy was killed ...

Author: Teata

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483601410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 91

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INTRODUCTION The Age of Reason Why I decided to write this book: It is with anticipation that someone will read this and will find some kind of comfort in knowing that not everything you do in your life is under your control that those uncontrollable situations in your life will dictate the direction your life will take. Writing my life for the public to read is validating my life and my innocence. The age of reason (Canon law): an age at which a person is considered capable of making reasoned judgments. In the Roman Catholic Church, the age of reason, also called the age of discretion, is the age at which children become capable of moral responsibility. On the completion of the seventh year, a minor is presumed to have the use of reason, but mental retardation or insanity could prevent some individuals from ever reaching it. Children under the age of reason and the mentally handicapped are sometimes called innocents because of their inability to commit sins: even if their actions are objectively sinful, they sometimes lack capacity for subjective guilt. (Wikipedia)
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Reason Over Passion

Reason Over Passion

Mind and desire, or belief and attitude, together constitute both reason and cause
of voluntary action.2 When Aristotle gave an example of practical reasoning — "
my appetite says, I must drink; this is drink, says sensation or imagination or ...

Author: Evan Simpson

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889200739

Category: Philosophy

Page: 162

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"Reason is not passion's slave." Rather, the author argues, reason appraises the cultural appropriateness of passion, thus directing our attitudinal behaviour. He refutes those theories of value which correspond philosophically to societies described by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: societies of "honour without virtue, reason without wisdom, pleasure without happiness." His argument, which takes into account traditional philosophic positions, is divided into five parts: Attitudes, Evaluation, Characterization, Culture, Morality.
Categories: Philosophy

Reasons and Persons

Reasons and Persons

I distinguished between what I have most reason to do, and what, given my
beliefs, it would be rational for me to do. If my wine has been poisoned, drinking
this wine is not what I have most reason to do. But, if I have no reason to believe
that it ...

Author: Derek Parfit

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191622441

Category: Philosophy

Page: 560

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This book challenges, with several powerful arguments, some of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and personal identity. The author claims that we have a false view of our own nature; that it is often rational to act against our own best interests; that most of us have moral views that are directly self-defeating; and that, when we consider future generations the conclusions will often be disturbing. He concludes that moral non-religious moral philosophy is a young subject, with a promising but unpredictable future.
Categories: Philosophy