Meditations

Meditations

While the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, ...

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141910819

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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'Their icy blasts are refreshing and restorative. They tell you the worst. And having heard the worst, you feel less bad' Blake Morrison Written in Greek by the only Roman emperor who was also a philosopher, without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of challenging spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. While the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries. Translated with notes by MARTIN HAMMOND with an Introduction by DISKIN CLAY
Categories: Philosophy

Meditations

Meditations

Written in Greek without any intention of publication, this book offers spiritual reflections and exercises developed by the author, as the leader who struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe.

Author: Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140449334

Category: History

Page: 254

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Written in Greek without any intention of publication, this book offers spiritual reflections and exercises developed by the author, as the leader who struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. It covers topics such as: the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods, and Aurelius's own emotions.
Categories: History

Meditations

Meditations

Notes on the Roman philosopher's life and the relations between Stoicism and Christianity preface a modern translation of the journal

Author: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140441409

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 187

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Notes on the Roman philosopher's life and the relations between Stoicism and Christianity preface a modern translation of the journal
Categories: Conduct of life

Meditations

Meditations

Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped the world.

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101655979

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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A Penguin Great Ideas edition of Stoic philosophy in wise and practical aphorisms that have inspired Bill Clinton, Ryan Holiday, Anna Kendrick and many more. Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s insights and advice—on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others—have made the Meditations required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike, while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style. For anyone who struggles to reconcile the demands of leadership with a concern for personal integrity and spiritual well-being, the Meditations remains as relevant now as it was two thousand years ago. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives—and destroyed them. Now, Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are. Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers, and each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-drive design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped the world.
Categories: Philosophy

Meditations

Meditations

The "Meditations" of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius are a readable exposition of the system of metaphysics known as stoicism.

Author: Aurelius Marcus

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1853264865

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 153

The "Meditations" of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius are a readable exposition of the system of metaphysics known as stoicism. Stoics maintained that by putting aside great passions, unjust thoughts and indulgence, man could acquire virtue and live at one with nature.
Categories: Fiction

Meditations

Meditations

With an Introduction that outlines Marcus’s life and career, the essentials of Stoic doctrine, the style and construction of the Meditations, and the work’s ongoing influence, this edition makes it possible to fully rediscover the ...

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 158836173X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 968

Nearly two thousand years after it was written, Meditations remains profoundly relevant for anyone seeking to lead a meaningful life. Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s insights and advice—on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others—have made the Meditations required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike, while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style. For anyone who struggles to reconcile the demands of leadership with a concern for personal integrity and spiritual well-being, the Meditations remains as relevant now as it was two thousand years ago. In Gregory Hays’s new translation—the first in thirty-five years—Marcus’s thoughts speak with a new immediacy. In fresh and unencumbered English, Hays vividly conveys the spareness and compression of the original Greek text. Never before have Marcus’s insights been so directly and powerfully presented. With an Introduction that outlines Marcus’s life and career, the essentials of Stoic doctrine, the style and construction of the Meditations, and the work’s ongoing influence, this edition makes it possible to fully rediscover the thoughts of one of the most enlightened and intelligent leaders of any era.
Categories: Philosophy

Meditations

Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:748712095

Category:

Page: 188

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Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

This volume consists of not only a new translation of the original Latin text and the expanded objections and replies, but also includes selected correspondence and other metaphysical writings from the period 1641-49.

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141936062

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 437

Of all the works of the man claimed by many as the father of modern philosophy, the MEDITATIONS, first published in 1641, must surely be Rene Descartes' masterpiece. This volume consists of not only a new translation of the original Latin text and the expanded objections and replies, but also includes selected correspondence and other metaphysical writings from the period 1641-49.
Categories: Philosophy

The Prayers and Meditations of St Anselm with the Proslogion

The Prayers and Meditations of St  Anselm with the Proslogion

With their bright imagery, beautiful language and highly original thought, the works of Anselm have secured a lasting place in both religious and secular literature.

Author: Anselm

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141961293

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 992

Mostly written between 1070 and 1080, before he became Archbishop of Canterbury, the prayers and meditations of Anselm of Aosta created a tradition of intimate, intensely personal devotional works written in subtle and theologically daring prose. While the Prayer to God is based on the Lord's Prayer, the Prayer to Christ is inspired by ardent private emotion and other prayers invest saints with individual attributes, with John the Baptist as the friend, Peter as the shepherd and Mary Magdalene as the forgiving lover, among many others. The meditations include a searching exploration of the state of the soul and a lament on the loss of purity, and the Proslogion discusses the mysteries of faith. With their bright imagery, beautiful language and highly original thought, the works of Anselm have secured a lasting place in both religious and secular literature.
Categories: Religion

Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic

This selection of Seneca's letters shows him upholding the ideals of Stoicism - the wisdom of the self-possessed person immune to life's setbacks - while valuing friendship and courage, and criticizing the harsh treatment of slaves and the ...

Author: Seneca

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141914527

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 292

'It is philosophy that has the duty of protecting us ... without it no one can lead a life free of fear or worry' For several years of his turbulent life, in which he was dogged by ill health, exile and danger, Seneca was the guiding hand of the Roman Empire. This selection of Seneca's letters shows him upholding the ideals of Stoicism - the wisdom of the self-possessed person immune to life's setbacks - while valuing friendship and courage, and criticizing the harsh treatment of slaves and the cruelties in the gladiatorial arena. The humanity and wit revealed in Seneca's interpretation of Stoicism is a moving and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind. Selected and translated with an Introduction by Robin Campbell
Categories: Philosophy

The Prayers and Meditations

The Prayers and Meditations

Author: Saint Anselm (Archbishop of Canterbury)

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1153693073

Category: Prayers

Page: 286

View: 899

Categories: Prayers

Meditations

Meditations

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Author: René Descartes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141957197

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Widely regarded as the father of modern Western philosophy, Descartes sought to look beyond established ideas and create a thought system based on reason. In this profound work he meditates on doubt, the human soul, God, truth and the nature of existence itself. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
Categories: Philosophy

Discourse on Method and the Meditations

Discourse on Method and the Meditations

This edition puts the work in context, by including extracts from Descartes' correspondence, the Rules for Guiding One's Intelligence and from The World - a posthumously published summary of his physical theories, which at one point in its ...

Author: Rene Descartes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780140442069

Category: Philosophy

Page: 187

View: 955

Descartes Discourse on Method has long been regarded as a seminal contribution to modern philosophy. We can now see that it is also one of the key texts in the 'scientific revolution' of the seventeenth century. René Descartes (1596-1650) did major research in optics, geometry, astronomy and physiology, although (partly because Galileo had just been condemned by the Inquisition) he published nothing until he was over forty. The Discourse forms the preface to his first collection of scientific papers (1637), sketching in a new method based on hypothesis and deduction which was soon to replace traditional techniques derived from Aristotle. This edition puts the work in context, by including extracts from Descartes' correspondence, the Rules for Guiding One's Intelligence and from The World - a posthumously published summary of his physical theories, which at one point in its chequered life had to be rescued from the river Seine. The age of Newton marks one of the great turning points in intellectual history;
Categories: Philosophy

The Irreducible Reality of the Object

The Irreducible Reality of the Object

Les Editions De Minuit Derrida, J, repress (2001), Writing and Difference,
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Author: Charles William Johns

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030514143

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Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society

Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society

This form of meditation is well known from the thoughts of Marcus Aurelius and
Boethius. ... The Consolation of Philosophy (Penguin Classics, 2000); Rael B.
Cahn, and John Polich, “Meditation States and Traits: EEG, ERP, and
Neuroimaging ...

Author: Graham A. Colditz

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412949897

Category: Medical

Page: 1616

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Three volumes collect 750 entries that provide information on the impact of cancer on different countries, along with the causes and strategies for prevention around the world.
Categories: Medical

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

The novel's use of stream of consciousness, reminiscence and shifting perspectives gives it an intimate, poetic essence, and at the time of publication in 1927 it represented an utter rejection of all that had gone before.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141915364

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 784

'One of the greatest elegies in the English language, a book which transcends time' Margaret Drabble To the Lighthouse is at once a vivid impressionistic depiction of a family, the Ramseys, whose annual summer holiday in Scotland falls under the shadow of war, and a meditation on marriage, on parenthood and childhood, on grief, tyranny and bitterness. The novel's use of stream of consciousness, reminiscence and shifting perspectives gives it an intimate, poetic essence, and at the time of publication in 1927 it represented an utter rejection of all that had gone before. Edited by Stella McNichol with an Introduction and Notes by Hermione Lee
Categories: Fiction

Kama Sutra

Kama Sutra

This elegant edition offers a compelling modern translation of a classic Indian masterpiece-and a wry and entertaining account of human desire and foibles.

Author: Vatsyayana

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101651070

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 612

A gorgeous deluxe edition of the world's most celebrated guide to life, love, relationships and pleasure Little is known about Vatsyayana, who is reputed to have composed the Kama Sutra "while observing a celibate's life in full meditation." In Sanskrit the word "kama" means desire, especially for sensual pleasure, and its proper pursuit was considered an essential part of a young, urbane gentleman's well-rounded education. Untold numbers of readers are curious about the Kama Sutra but put off by its clichéd image as an erotic Oriental curiosity. This elegant edition offers a compelling modern translation of a classic Indian masterpiece-and a wry and entertaining account of human desire and foibles. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Categories: Health & Fitness