I Surf Therefore I Am

I Surf  Therefore I Am

This is the first book about surfing ever written by a philosopher.

Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: St Augustine PressInc

ISBN: 1587313774

Category: Philosophy

Page: 121

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This is the first book about surfing ever written by a philosopher. The author, a 70-year-old surfanatic, has been Professor of Philosophy at Boston College for over 40 years and has written 50 other books on philosophy, religion, and culture. But compared to this one, the others are nothing but straw. It gives ten compelling existential. reasons why everyone should surf: reasons from the great philosophers: Moses, Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tzu, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Jesus, Machiavelli, Freud, and George Morey. It explains how surfing is the easiest and most delightful way in the world to attain what you most deeply long for, for it can make you good, mystical, peaceful, wise, heavenly, happy, sexy, and even rich.
Categories: Philosophy

I Surf Therefore I Am

I Surf Therefore I Am

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ISBN: 1793804540

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Page: 120

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Lined Paper 6x9 Notebook, 120 Page Count. High quality Covers & Are Work that will last.
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From Poverty to Power

From Poverty to Power

PART TWO The political roots of development 18 I have rights, therefore I am 23 How change happens: A revolution for Bolivia's Chiquitano people 31 I believe, therefore I am 34 I read, therefore I am 40 I surf, therefore I am 52 We ...

Author: Duncan Green

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 9780855985936

Category: Social Science

Page: 522

View: 161

Offers a look at the causes and effects of poverty and inequality, as well as the possible solutions. This title features research, human stories, statistics, and compelling arguments. It discusses about the world we live in and how we can make it a better place.
Categories: Social Science

From Poverty to Power 2nd Edition

From Poverty to Power  2nd Edition

... therefore i am 21 how change happens: a revolution for bolivia's chiquitano people 27 i believe, therefore i am 29 i read, therefore i am 34 i surf, therefore i am 43 we organise, therefore we are 48 how change happens: winning ...

Author: Duncan Green

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 9781853397417

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

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From Poverty to Power argues that a radical redistribution of power, opportunities, and assets rather than traditional models of charitable or government aid is required to break the cycle of poverty and inequality. The forces driving this transformation are active citizens and effective states. Published in association with Oxfam GB.
Categories: Political Science

Ethno Aesthetics of Surf in Florida

Ethno Aesthetics of Surf in Florida

I surf, therefore I am: A philosophy of surfing. South Bend: St. Augustines Press. Kusz, K. (2004). Extreme America: The cultural politics of extreme sports in 1990's America. In B. Wheaton (Ed.), Understanding lifestyle sports: ...

Author: Anne Barjolin-Smith

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811574788

Category: Social Science

Page: 339

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Ethno-aesthetics of Surf in Florida discusses surf and music as glocal sociocultural constructs. Focusing on Florida's unexplored surfing culture, the book illustrates how musical experience begets representations about the world that highlight ways of acting and being of various sociocultural communities. Based on the conceptualization of ethno-aesthetics, this ethnographic study provides an analysis of the Space Coast surfers community's collaborative effort to build social cohesion through their musicking. This transdisciplinary research in American Studies draws upon various theoretical perspectives from both the humanities and social sciences, including ethnomusicology, social psychology, and sociolinguistics, to propose new ways of exploring the links between surfing and musicking. This monograph looks past the myth of iconic 1960s Californian surf music to show how, as a result of the glocalization of surfing, the musicking of Floridian surfers has allowed them to express their subjectivities and to make sense of their world. This book contributes to the debate on the disputed notions of identity and representations by establishing connections between a local expression of the surf lifestyle and its music. It proposes theoretical models that explain cultural hybridization, appropriation, and belonging in surfing. It also develops concepts and notions, such as surfanization, surf strand, lifestyle crossover, and identity marking, to illustrate how global practices, such as surfing, are endowed with various modes of expression exemplified by the emergence of unique regional subcultures of surfing.
Categories: Social Science

Surfing about Music

Surfing about Music

Christian philosopher and surfer Peter Kreeft has written several books on surfing and philosophy (I Surf, Therefore I Am: A Philosophy of Surfing [South Bend, IN: St. Augustine's Press, 2008]; If Einstein Had Been a ...

Author: Timothy J. Cooley

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520276642

Category: History

Page: 218

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"Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint"--First printed page.
Categories: History

Theology and California

Theology and California

See Peter Kreeft, I Surf Therefore I am: A Philosophy of Surfing (South Bend: St Augustine's Press, 2008), 20. 22 As Richard Grimes explores at length, there is a knowledge that comes to us in the very act of a practice that is not ...

Author: Fred Sanders

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317011170

Category: Religion

Page: 278

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Exploring California as a theological place, this book renders critical engagement with significant Californian religious and theological phenomena and the inherent theological impulses within major Californian cultural icons. Harnessing conceptual tools inherent to theology, through theological reflection, assessment, and critique, the chapters in this volume begin to ascertain the significance of various empirical data and that no other qualitative methodological Californian study has done. Many universities are picking up on California literature as a theme that highlights a place of hope, wonder, and cultural innovation, but have neglected the significance of theological instincts flowing through the Californian dynamic. Californians Fred Sanders and Jason Sexton assemble leading voices and specialists both from within and without California for engagement with California’s influential culture: including leading theologians and cultural critics such as Richard J. Mouw, Paul Louis Metzger, and Fred Sanders, alongside leading specialists in Film studies and cultural critique, theological anthropology, missiology, sociology, and history.
Categories: Religion

No Turning Back

No Turning Back

Perhaps more importantly, I find that there's also a spiritual dimension to surfing. ... I recently finished reading a book titled I Surf, Therefore I Am: A Philosophy of Surfing by Catholic philosopher and theologian Peter Kreeft.

Author: Donald H. Calloway, MIC

Publisher: Marian Press - Association of Marian Helpers

ISBN: 9781596145108

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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For the past 10 years, the story of Donald Calloway's journey from runaway teen to Marian priest has touched the hearts and changed the lives of thousands of people. Now, in this 10th anniversary edition of No Turning Back, the Very Rev. Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, looks back on the past decade in a new introduction to this Christian classic, a perennially powerful witness to the transforming grace of God and the Blessed Mother's love for her children. His witness proves a key truth of our faith: Between Jesus, the Divine Mercy, and Mary, the Mother of Mercy, there's no reason to give up hope on anyone, no matter how far they are from God.
Categories: Religion

Shopping With The Enemy

Shopping With The Enemy

I'm just a guy with a backpack and a surfboard and I've never been happier.' 'Ha!' she repeated. How did anyone travel light through life with four ... But right now, I surf therefore I am.' He paused to let that one wash over her.

Author: Carmen Reid

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446463642

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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The opponents: mothers vs. daughters The battle scene: a boutique changing room Fashion-guru Annie’s well-dressed world is falling apart – first she has lost her legendary sense of style, and now her daughter Lana seems to have become her worst enemy. Even her multi-millionairess friend, Svetlana, is having daughter trouble – she’s at war with Elena over their business in New York. A trip to a luxurious Italian spa seems like the perfect way to forget her problems. But celery juice and Pilates can’t solve the disasters that are about to strike . . . Will Annie rescue her passion for fashion? And can mothers and daughters ever truly be friends?
Categories: Fiction

Choosing Our Religion

Choosing Our Religion

... Religion and Water (London: Equinox, 2008); Peter Kreeft, I Surf, Therefore I Am: A Philosophy of Surfing (South Bend: St. Augustine's Press, 2008); Michael A. Allen, Tao of Surfing: Finding Depth at Low Tide (Lincoln, NE: IUniverse ...

Author: Elizabeth Drescher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199341221

Category: Spiritual biography

Page: 344

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To the dismay of religious leaders, study after study has shown a steady decline in affiliation and identification with traditional religions in America. By 2014, more than twenty percent of adults identified as unaffiliated--up more than seven percent just since 2007. Even more startling, more than thirty percent of those under the age of thirty now identify as "Nones"--answering "none" when queried about their religious affiliation. Is America losing its religion? Or, as more and more Americans choose different spiritual paths, are they changing what it means to be religious in the United States today? In Choosing Our Religion, Elizabeth Drescher explores the diverse, complex spiritual lives of Nones across generations and across categories of self-identification as "Spiritual-But-Not-Religious," "Atheist," "Agnostic," "Humanist," "just Spiritual," and more. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews conducted across the United States, Drescher opens a window into the lives of a broad cross-section of Nones, diverse with respect to age, gender, race, sexual orientation, and prior religious background. She allows Nones to speak eloquently for themselves, illuminating the processes by which they became None, the sources of information and inspiration that enrich their spiritual lives, the practices they find spiritually meaningful, how prayer functions in spiritual lives not centered on doctrinal belief, how morals and values are shaped outside of institutional religions, and how Nones approach the spiritual development of their own children. These compelling stories are deeply revealing about how religion is changing in America--both for Nones and for the religiously affiliated family, friends, and neighbors with whom their lives remain intertwined.
Categories: Spiritual biography

Finding All Things in God

Finding All Things in God

This analogy can be very easily translated into many gravity-assisted activities such as downhill skiing and surfing.23 Schelling posits a panentheism in which humans are located in God as part of ... Kreeft, I Surf, Therefore I Am. 24.

Author: Hans Gustafson

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780718845827

Category: Religion

Page: 356

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In Finding All Things In God, Hans Gustafson proposes pansacramentalism as holding the potential to find the divine in all things and all things in the divine. Such a proposition carries significant interreligious implications, particularly in the practice of theology. Presupposing theological practice as divorced from spirituality (lived religious experience), Gustafson presents pansacramentalism as a bridge between the two. In so doing, Gustafson offers a history of spirituality, sketching the foundations of a classical approach to sacramentality (through Aquinas) as well as a contemporary approach to the same (through Rahner and Chauvet). Through three fascinating case studies, this book presents particular instances of sacramentality in lived religious experience. Gustafson offers an exciting method of 'doing theology', one which is entirely compatible with the interdisciplinary field of interreligious studies.
Categories: Religion

The Case for Faith

The Case for Faith

(In a forthcoming book, one of his chapter titles is “I Surf, Therefore I Am.”) Kreeft, a Catholic also widely read by Protestants, has written more than forty books, including Love is Stronger than Death, Heaven: the Heart's Deepest ...

Author: Lee Strobel

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310565703

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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In his #1 best-seller The Case for Christ, legally trained investigative reporter Lee Strobel examined the claims of Christ, reaching the hard-won verdict that Jesus is God's unique son. But despite the compelling historical evidence that Strobel presented, many people grapple with serious concerns about faith in God. As in a court of law, they want to shout, "Objection!" They say, "If God is love, then what about all the suffering in our world?" Or, "If Jesus is the door to heaven, then what about the millions who have never heard of him?" Or, "If God cares for everyone, then why does he eternally torture some in hell?"In The Case for Faith, Strobel turns his tenacious investigative skills to the most persistent emotional objections to belief--the eight "heart" barriers to faith. The Case for Faith is for those who may be feeling attracted to Jesus but who are faced with formidable intellectual barriers standing squarely in their path. For Christians, it will deepen their convictions and give them fresh confidence in discussing Christianity with even their most skeptical friends.
Categories: Religion

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I surf, therefore I am,” Kate replied. “It's been on a lot of the news sites. I couldn't believe the first case, so I kept looking.” “The storm is breaking up,” Mr. Hardy remarked as he pulled out of the lot. “I say we head home now, ...

Author: Peter Lerangis

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453248225

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 168

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To stay alive, an adopted girl must discover the secret of her birth When her parents tell her that she is adopted, Eve is upset but not surprised. After all, she doesn’t look like her parents, and has always felt a strange distance from them. But as she approaches her fourteenth birthday, something begins to feel very wrong. While skiing, she sees a girl about her age die suddenly of a heart attack. A few days later, Eve learns that the girl’s sudden death is part of a pattern of fourteen-year-olds dying of strange causes, based on a chromosomal defect. One of the dead is Alexis, a girl who looks exactly like Eve. Eve tracks down Alexis’s parents, hoping she has finally found her real family—but it turns out Alexis was adopted too. Something is killing fourteen-year-old children, and finding out where she comes from is the only way for Eve to save herself. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Lerangis including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Straw That Broke

The Straw That Broke

I surf, therefore I am. Let's go partner.” She accelerated to keep pace with the boat as it headed south along the shore. Its wake trailed out, luminescent in the moonlight. Traffic was light on the highway. The van's view of the lake ...

Author: Gregory Zeigler

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 9781468944907

Category: Fiction

Page:

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In Gregory Zeigler's environmental thriller The Straw That Broke, Lyn Burke, a vulnerable young scientist and free spirit, gets caught up in a battle between ecoterrorists and corrupt public officials over water in the drought-stricken desert Southwest. Lyndall’s disappearance causes police officer Susan Brand and private investigator Jake Goddard to rush to her aid. Abduction, deceit, and murder threaten to trigger a cataclysm that places the entire region in jeopardy. In a parched and frightening future in which two-thirds of the world's population is expected to be living under severe water shortages, The Straw That Broke is a modern allegory, shedding light on the desperate clashes over precious water, and on our imperiled future. Cover art by Jane Lavino, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming.
Categories: Fiction

The Star at the End of the River

The Star at the End of the River

Now that it is upon us, it has quickly established hegemony over culture, or at least popular culture, to the extent that it is almost as if one is not alive if not connected: “I surf, therefore I am.” This is of course a negative spin, ...

Author: Paul Vincent

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450282437

Category: Self-Help

Page: 188

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From an early age, author Paul Vincent has looked forward with joyful anticipation to sunsets and oncoming darkness, an attitude that appears to be counter to the scriptural counsels of his own faith community. In The Star at the End of the River, Vincent shares his important life experiences in order to describe a transformative spirituality of the night. Bringing to bear his forty years experience as an amateur astronomer, the author shows how sustained night-sky observation enhances the human receptivity to transcendent departure. Of the many treasures of the heavens, Vincent finds particular solace in a star he has never seenwhich, for that very reason, he regards as the most apt symbol of the human hope for eternal joy. The Star at the End of the River proposes a new kind of spiritual journeyan ascent, not of a mountain, as in the traditional imagery, but of an inclined plane. Vincent invites his readers to become contemplatives of the ordinary and to discover the mystical power of such commonplace objects and occurrences as road signs, supermarket aisles, interior stairways, gooseflesh, and penmanship.
Categories: Self-Help

Focus on Leadership

Focus on Leadership

If you are a cyber—utopian, your motto is something like: “I surf, therefore I am.” Where some see freedom and everyone gaining a voice, however, others see invasions of privacy and one more medium about to be tainted with our moral ...

Author: Larry C. Spears

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471171195

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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This collection of inspiring essays focuses on the practice of servant-leadership in organizational and business settings. Focus on Leadership addresses how servant-leadership is now increasingly recognized as being on the forefront of emerging leadership thinking. This book features a Foreword by Ken Blanchard as well as writing from: Hamilton Beazley * Julie Beggs * Warren Bennis * Ken Blanchard * John C. Bogle * Rubye Howard Braye * John Burkhardt * John Carver * Stephen R. Covey * Max DePree * K. Brian Dorval * Kent A. Farnsworth * Tamyra L. Freeman * Robert K. Greenleaf * Dee Hock * Scott G. Isaksen * Joseph Jaworski * Michael Jones * Ann McGee-Cooper * Russ S. Moxley * Nancy Larner Ruschman * John P. Schuster * James D. Showkeir * Ruth Mercedes Smith * Larry C. Spears * Duane Trammell * David S. Young * Scott W. Webster * Margaret Wheatley * Judy Wicks * Lea E. Williams * Danah Zohar
Categories: Business & Economics

Mathematical Excursions Enhanced Edition

Mathematical Excursions  Enhanced Edition

If the winds are from the east e, then we will not have a big surf s. We do not have a big surf. Therefore, the winds are from the east. If I master college algebra c, then I will be prepared for trigonometry t.

Author: Richard N. Aufmann

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305161795

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1008

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MATHEMATICAL EXCURSIONS, Third Edition, teaches students that mathematics is a system of knowing and understanding our surroundings. For example, sending information across the Internet is better understood when one understands prime numbers; the perils of radioactive waste take on new meaning when one understands exponential functions; and the efficiency of the flow of traffic through an intersection is more interesting after seeing the system of traffic lights represented in a mathematical form. Students will learn those facets of mathematics that strengthen their quantitative understanding and expand the way they know, perceive, and comprehend their world. We hope you enjoy the journey. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Mathematics

Mathematical Excursions

Mathematical Excursions

If the winds are from the east e, then we will not have a big surf s. We do not have a big surf. Therefore, the winds are from the east. If I master college algebra c, then I will be prepared for trigonometry t.

Author: Richard N. Aufmann

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133712084

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1008

View: 797

MATHEMATICAL EXCURSIONS, Third Edition, teaches students that mathematics is a system of knowing and understanding our surroundings. For example, sending information across the Internet is better understood when one understands prime numbers; the perils of radioactive waste take on new meaning when one understands exponential functions; and the efficiency of the flow of traffic through an intersection is more interesting after seeing the system of traffic lights represented in a mathematical form. Students will learn those facets of mathematics that strengthen their quantitative understanding and expand the way they know, perceive, and comprehend their world. We hope you enjoy the journey. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Mathematics

Digital Technologies of the Self

Digital Technologies of the Self

Yasmine Abbas, Fred Dervin. WE SURF THEREFORE IAM CHAPTER FIVE THE IDEOLOGY OF THE SELF IN LUDIC DIGITAL WE SURF THEREFORE I AM.

Author: Yasmine Abbas

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443815970

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Inspired by the “technologies of the self” theorized by Michel Foucault in the early 1980s, this volume investigates how contemporary individuals fashion their identity/identities using digital technologies such as ambient intelligent devices, social networking platforms and online communities (Facebook, CouchSurfing and craigslist), online gaming (SilkRoad Online, Oblivion and World of Warcraft), podcasts, etc. With high-speed internet access, ubiquitous computing and generous storage capacity, the opportunities for staging and transforming the self/selves have become nearly limitless. This book explores how technologies contribute to the expression, (co-)construction and enactment of identities. It examines these issues from various perspectives as it brings together insights from different disciplines – design, discourse analysis, philosophy and sociology.
Categories: Social Science

If Einstein Had Been a Surfer

If Einstein Had Been a Surfer

This book dares to try and find a "Theory of Everything"--From back cover.

Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: St Augustine PressInc

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215283040

Category: Philosophy

Page: 177

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Science, philosophy and poetry, myth and mysticism are three modes of consciousness that are radically different today. Almost no one tries to connect them in a synthesis in which each maintains its own identity yet each contributes to a greater whole that no one of them could attain alone. This book dares to try and find a "Theory of Everything"--From back cover.
Categories: Philosophy