Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014191081X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Written in Greek by an intellectual Roman emperor without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) offer a wide range of fascinating spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. Spanning from doubt and despair to conviction and exaltation, they cover such diverse topics as the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods and Aurelius's own emotions. But while the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation, in developing his beliefs Marcus also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a series of wise and practical aphorisms that have been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and ordinary readers for almost two thousand years.
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Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140441406

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
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Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome),Martin Hammond,Diskin Clay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140449337

Category: History

Page: 254

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Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society

Author: Graham A. Colditz

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412949890

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.
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Science: The Fallen Religion

Author: Michael Littlefair

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1365786641

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This book examines the idea that Time as perceived by human beings is an illusion. Time is not real, it is a figment of our imagination, a construct of our conscious mind to cope with a complex reality. A reality which the conscious mind does not have the processing capacity to understand. Time is a way for the conscious mind to approximate a reality it does not comprehend. The mind has to make a priori assumptions in order for it to cope with a reality too complex for it to understand. One of these approximations is the mind's invention of Time, where no Time exists.
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Meditations

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141957190

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.
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Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141936061

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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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.
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Discourse on Method and the Meditations

Author: Rene Descartes,F. Sutcliffe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140442065

Category: Philosophy

Page: 187

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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;
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Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264863

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Vampires, those dark children of the night, who rise from their coffins to suck the blood of the living, continue to hold a strange fascination and dread. In this unique collection of vampire stories you will find some of the earliest depictions of these
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