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Author: David Cross
Publisher: Hachette UK
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revealing the true story behind his almost existential distaste of Jim Belushi ("The Belush"), disclosing the up-to-now unpublished minutes to a meeting of Fox television network executives, and offering up a brutally grotesque run-in with Bill O'Reilly.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.
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
Author: Jules L. Coleman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
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 ...
3.0 OBJECTIVE REASONS, SUBJECTIVE REASONS, AND PRACTICAL
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
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'.
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
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.
“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
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.
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
Author: Daniel W. Bromley
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Business & Economics
"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.
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
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.
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
Author: Marci Shimoff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
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
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.
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 ...
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
Author: Robert Audi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
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 .
'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
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.
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
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!
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
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).
But how ridiculous and how unworthy a Reason it is to be answered , let any Man
judge ; for it is as much as to say , because Brute Beasts eat their Food raw ,
therefore it is against Nature for us to have ours roasted or folden : But if I fhould
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 ...
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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)
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
"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.
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
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.