Introducing Buddha

Introducing Buddha

Introducing Buddha describes the life and teaching of the Buddha, but it also shows that enlightenment is a matter of experiencing the truth individually, and by inspiration which is passed from teacher to student.

Author: Jane Hope

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781840464559

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This vast and complex non-theistic religion is woven into the fabric of Asian civilizations, from India to the Himalayan regions, China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan and elsewhere. What is Buddhism really all about? Introducing Buddha describes the life and teaching of the Buddha, but it also shows that enlightenment is a matter of experiencing the truth individually, and by inspiration which is passed from teacher to student. 'An exemplary introduction ... persuasive and intelligently critical.' Times Educational Supplement
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Introducing Buddha

Introducing Buddha

A Graphic Guide Borin Van Loon, Jane Hope. - INTRODUCING ! BUDDHA A GRAPHIC GUIDE JANE HOPE & BORIN VAN LOON INTRODUCING BUDDHA JANE HOPE & BORIN VAN LOON i ICON. Front Cover.

Author: Borin Van Loon

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848317680

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Meditation, Karma, Zen, Tantric and Nirvana are some of the many Buddhist ideas Westerners hear of frequently, even if their meaning has been lost in translation. This vast and complex non-theistic religion is woven into the fabric of Asian civilisations. from India to the Himalayan regions, China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan and elsewhere. What is Buddhism really all about? Introducing Buddha describes the life and teachings of the Buddha, but it also shows that enlightenment is a matter of experiencing the truth individually, and by inspiration which is passed from teacher to student. Superbly illustrated by Borin Van Loon, the book illuminates this process through a rich legacy of stories, explains the practices of meditation, Taoism and Zen, and goes on to describe the role of Buddhism in modern Asia and its growing influence on Western thought.
Categories: Religion

Introducing Buddha

Introducing Buddha

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Author: Jane Hope

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1840466332

Category: Philosophy

Page: 175

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Meditation, Karma, Zen, Tentric, Nirvana - these are some of the many Buddhist ideas that have entered popular Western thought, usually inappropriately. What is the truth of Buddhism, its history and variety of practices? This vast and complex non-theistic religion in woven into the fabric of Asian civilisations for India to the Himalayan regions, China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan and elsewhere. Introducing Buddha describes the life and teachings of the Buddhia. Author Jane Hope, who has herself taught Buddhism extensively, also shows that enlightenment is a matter of experiencing the truth individually and by inspiration which is passed from teacher to student. Superbly illustrated by Borin Van Loon, the book illuminates this process through a rich legacy of stories, and explains the practices of meditation, Taoism and Zen. It goes on to describe the role of Buddhism in modern Asia and its growing influence on Western thought.
Categories: Philosophy

Introducing Feminism

Introducing Feminism

A Graphic Guide Cathia Jenainati. 9781848317680 - Introducing Buddha 9781848317697 - Introducing Foucault 9781848317703 - Introducing Relativity 9781848317710 - Introducing Linguistics 9781848317727 - Introducing Time 9781848317734 -

Author: Cathia Jenainati

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848317826

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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The term 'feminism' came into English usage around the 1890s, but women's conscious struggle to resist discrimination and sexist oppression goes much further back. This completely new and updated edition of "Introducing Feminism" surveys the major developments that have affected women's lives from the 17th century to the present day. "Introducing Feminism" is an invaluable reference book for anyone seeking the story of how feminism reconfigured the world for women and men alike.
Categories: Social Science

Introducing Statistics

Introducing Statistics

A Graphic Guide Eileen Magnello. 9781848317680 - Introducing Buddha 9781848317697 - Introducing Foucault 9781848317703 - Introducing Relativity 9781848317710 - Introducing Linguistics.

Author: Eileen Magnello

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848317734

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

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From the medicine we take, the treatments we receive, the aptitude and psychometric tests given by employers, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear to even the beer we drink, statistics have given shape to the world we inhabit. For the media, statistics are routinely 'damning', 'horrifying', or, occasionally, 'encouraging'. Yet, for all their ubiquity, most of us really don't know what to make of statistics. Exploring the history, mathematics, philosophy and practical use of statistics, Eileen Magnello - accompanied by Bill Mayblin's intelligent graphic illustration - traces the rise of statistics from the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Chinese, to the censuses of Romans and the Greeks, and the modern emergence of the term itself in Europe. She explores the 'vital statistics' of, in particular, William Farr, and the mathematical statistics of Karl Pearson and R.A. Fisher.She even tells how knowledge of statistics can prolong one's life, as it did for evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould, given eight months to live after a cancer diagnoses in 1982 - and he lived until 2002. This title offers an enjoyable, surprise-filled tour through a subject that is both fascinating and crucial to understanding our world.
Categories: Mathematics

Introducing Marxism

Introducing Marxism

A Graphic Guide Rupert Woodfin. 9781848317680 - Introducing Buddha 9781848317697 - Introducing Foucault 9781848317703 - Introducing Relativity 9781848317710 - Introducing Linguistics.

Author: Rupert Woodfin

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848317635

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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Was Marx himself a 'Marxist'? Was his visionary promise of socialism betrayed by Marxist dictatorship? Is Marxism inevitably totalitarian? What did Marx really say? "Introducing Marxism" provides a fundamental account of Karl Marx's original philosophy, its roots in 19th century European ideology, his radical economic and social criticism of capitalism that inspired vast 20th century revolutions. It assesses Marxism's Russian disciples, Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin who forged a ruthless dogmatic Communism. The book examines the alternative Marxist approaches of Gramsci, the Frankfurt School of critical theory and the structuralist Marxism of Althusser in the 1960s. It marshals postmodern interpretations of Marxism and raises the spectre of 'post-Marxism' in Derrida's confrontation with Fukuyama's 'end of history' doctrine.
Categories: Philosophy

Introducing Psychology

Introducing Psychology

A Graphic Guide Nigel Benson. 9781848317680 - Introducing Buddha 9781848317697 - Introducing Foucault 9781848317703 - Introducing Relativity 9781848317710 - Introducing Linguistics.

Author: Nigel Benson

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848317567

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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What is psychology? When did it begin? Where did it come from? How does psychology compare with related subjects such as psychiatry and psychotherapy? To what extent is it scientific? Introducing Psychology answers all these questions and more, explaining what the subject has been in the past and what it is now. The main "schools" of thought and the sections within psychology are described, including Introspection, Biopsychology, Psychoanalysis, Behaviourism, Comparative (Animal) Psychology, Cognitive Approaches (including the Gestalt movement), Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Humanism. The key figures covered include: Freud, Pavlov, Skinner, Bandura, Piaget, Bowlby, Maslow and Rogers, as well as many lesser-known but important psychologists.
Categories: Psychology

Introducing Philosophy

Introducing Philosophy

A Graphic Guide Dave Robinson, Judy Groves. 9781848317680 - Introducing Buddha 9781848317697 - Introducing Foucault 9781848317703 - Introducing Relativity 9781848317710 - Introducing Linguistics.

Author: Dave Robinson

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848317581

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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Philosophers have always enjoyed asking awkward and provocative questions, such as: What is the nature of reality? What are human beings really like? What is special about the human mind and consciousness? Are we free to choose who we are and what we do? Can we prove that God exists? Can we be certain about anything at all? What is truth? Does language provide us with a true picture of the world? How should we behave towards each other? Do computers think? Introducing Philosophy is a comprehensive graphic guide to the thinking of all the significant philosophers of the Western world from Heraclitus to Derrida. It examines and explains their key arguments and ideas without being obscure or solemn. Lively and accessible, it is the perfect introduction to philosophers and philosophical ideas for anyone coming to the subject for the first time.
Categories: Philosophy

Introducing Postmodernism

Introducing Postmodernism

A Graphic Guide Chris Garratt, Richard Appignanesi. 9781848317680 - Introducing Buddha 9781848317697 - Introducing Foucault 9781848317703 - Introducing Relativity 9781848317710 - Introducing Linguistics.

Author: Chris Garratt

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848317604

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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What connects Marliyn Monroe, Disneyworld, "The Satanic Verses" and cyber space? Answer: Postmodernism. But what exactly is postmodernism? This Graphic Guide explains clearly the maddeningly enigmatic concept that has been used to define the world's cultural condition over the last three decades. Introducing Postmodernism tracks the idea back to its roots by taking a tour of some of the most extreme and exhilarating events, people and thought of the last 100 years: in art - constructivism, conceptual art, Marcel Duchamp, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol; in politics and history - McCarthy's witch-hunts, feminism, Francis Fukuyama and the Holocaust; in philosophy - the work of Derrida, Baudrillard, Foucault and Heidegger.The book also explores postmodernism's take on today, and the anxious grip of globalisation, unpredictable terrorism and unforeseen war that greeted the dawn of the 21st century. Regularly controversial, rarely straightforward and seldom easy, postmodernism is nonetheless a thrilling intellectual adventure. Introducing Postmodernism is the ideal guide.
Categories: Philosophy

Introducing Freud

Introducing Freud

A Graphic Guide Oscar Zarate, Richard Appignanesi. 9781848317680 - Introducing Buddha 9781848317697 - Introducing Foucault 9781848317703 - Introducing Relativity 9781848317710 - Introducing Linguistics.

Author: Oscar Zarate

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848317598

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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Freud revolutionized the way we think about ourselves. His psychoanalytic terms such as Id, Ego, libido, neurosis and Oedipus Complex have become a part of our everyday vocabulary. But do we know what they really mean? Introducing Freud successfully demystifies the facts of Freud's discovery of psychoanalysis. Irreverent and witty but never trivial, the book tells the story of Freud's life and ideas from his upbringing in 19th-century Vienna, his early medical career and his encounter with cocaine, to the gradual evolution of his theories on the unconscious, dreams and sexuality. With its combination of brilliantly clever artwork and incisive text, this book has achieved international success as one of the most entertaining and informative introductions to the father of psychoanalysis.
Categories: Psychology