...Pursuit of Honor is both informative and insightful with regard to the political
and tactical ways we are fighting the war on terror. ...If you have never read Vince
Flynn and are upset about the current political situation regarding homeland and
Author: Vince Flynn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER Mitch Rapp is on the trail of the traitor within. Honour must be satisfied. In this latest action-packed addition to the Mitch Rapp saga, Flynn returns to the secretive world of fearless Americans who must risk their lives for their country's security, fighting a covert war that can never be discussed, even with their own political leaders. AMERICAN ASSASSIN, book one in the series, is soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Dylan O'Brien (Maze Runner), Taylor Kitsch (True Detective) and Michael Keaton. Praise for the Mitch Rapp series 'Sizzles with inside information and CIA secrets' Dan Brown 'A cracking, uncompromising yarn that literally takes no prisoners' The Times 'Vince Flynn clearly has one eye on Lee Child's action thriller throne with this twist-laden story. . . instantly gripping' Shortlist 'Action-packed, in-your-face, adrenalin-pumped super-hero macho escapist fiction that does exactly what it says on the label' Irish Independent 'Mitch Rapp is a great character who always leaves the bad guys either very sorry for themselves or very dead' Guardian
If I wrote my autobiography people would say I am a liar " Hugh Wooding “ Honour not Honours is the criterion by which all life should be judged . Honours
are often evanescent , but Honour earns esteem and respect . Honours are the ...
Like the Greeks, they were highly competitive and encouraged the pursuit of
external honour, but they were also given to very sophisticated moral reasoning.
They managed in many ways to be startlingly modern, while in others still ...
Author: Paul Robinson
Highlighting both the differences and similarities between the various eras the author shows that honour has played an important and complex role in the ignition, conduct and end of wars throughout history and how it remains a vital influence on modern warfare." "This volume will be of interest to studens of military history, military ethics, security studies, and international relations."--BOOK JACKET.
Just as in regard to the receiving and giving of money there is an ideal ' mean '
which may be violated either by excess or defect, so also in the pursuit of honour
it is open to a man to find the perfect law or to exceed that law or to fall short of it.
12 Honour in Defeat European conquest and the eventual suppression of
internal warfare destroyed much of the ... The only certainty was that defeat
brought great confusion in which the pursuit of honour remained a guiding
principle . “ I am a ...
Revenging his father's death is never made part of his motive; he is, indeed,
provided with no motive beyond the mere pursuit of honour. Upon our first, he [
Norway] sent out to suppress His nephew's levies; which to him appear'd To be a
Author: Norman Council
Category: Literary Criticism
Renaissance ideas of honour had a profound influence on the English people who formed Shakespeare’s audiences. In When Honour’s at the Stake, first published in 1973, Norman Council describes the increasing importance of these ideas to the themes and structure of a number of Shakespeare’s major plays. The validity of the most widely approved code of honour was being challenged on a variety of fronts, yet both personal standards of behaviour and public affairs were habitually understood in terms of honour. A series of tragedies are given their basic form by dramatizing the pernicious effects of man’s disobedience to the various demands of honour; in Julius Caesar, Troilus and Cressida, Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear honour is among the principal motives of tragedy. In this way, the modern reader’s comprehension of the plays can be greatly enhanced by reference to Elizabethan honour codes.
An introduction and afterthought bracket seven essays from a July 1996 conference at St. Francis Xavier University.
Author: Allan J. MacEachen
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Category: Political Science
An introduction and afterthought bracket seven essays from a July 1996 conference at St. Francis Xavier University. They focus on the current retreat of the Canadian government to explore such issues as whether more or less government is needed, whether the retreat is serving the public good, and whether political parties can provide effective national government. They offer proposals for economic and social policies and for parties and institutions. No index. Canadian card order number: C97-900379-2. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
101 7.6 The harnessing of ' ambition ' Sokrates ' comments to Glaukon reflected
the view that honour in the polis derived from good services done for the polis .
Yet the pursuit of honour as part of the ethos of aristocratic competition was a ...
Author: R. K. Sinclair
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The public aspects of the lives of Athenian citizens (c. 450 to 322 BC.) are assessed to establish the nature and extent of citizen participation in the governing democracy of that period.
Unfortunately, they can become so obsessed with martial prowess as a source of
honour that not only do they lose sight of Aristotle's point that it ... 5 On acceptably
moderate pursuit of honour through competition see Finkelberg (1998) 14–16.
Author: Stuart Lawrence
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Lawrence's volume provides a detailed discussion and analyses of the moral awareness of major characters in Greek tragedy, focusing particularly on the characters' recognition of moral issues and crises, their ability to reflect on them, and their consciousness of doing so. Beginning with a definition of morality and examining the implications of analysing the moral performance of fictional characters, Lawrence considers concepts of the self and the problem of autonomy and personal responsibility in the context of divine intervention, which is a crucial feature of the genre. The volume then moves on to the individual plays (Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes and Oresteia; Sophocles' Ajax, Trachiniae, Oedipus Tyrannus, Electra, and Philoctetes; and Euripides' Medea, Hecuba, Hippolytus, Heracles, Electra, and Bacchae), focusing in each case on a crisis or crises faced by a major character and examining the background which led to it. Lawrence then considers the individual character's moral response and relates it to the critical issues formulated in the volume's opening discussions. The book will be important to any student of Classical Studies and those in Philosophy or Literature interested in a theoretical discussion of the morality of literary characters.
The pursuit of honour , without prudence , becomes in kings a wild and romantic
passion . The pursuit of interest , on the other hand , is a sober principle , and
when regulated by universal maxims of relative justice , is the right principle for ...
Early samurai, such as those who fought against the thirteenth-century invading
Mongols, sought honour and reward through acts of heroism, while later samurai,
domesticated through years of vassalage, had to discipline their pursuit of ...
Author: Brett L. Walker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Comprehensive and engaging new history charting Japan's development from its origins through to the present day.
Author: Nafsika AthanassoulisPublish On: 2012-12-06
Similarly, he rejects the pursuit of honour, for honour depends on those who
confer it. For example, corrupt regimes may confer honour on those who support
them, but this 'honour' does not reflect the real moral value of the person's acts, ...
Author: Nafsika Athanassoulis
Publisher: A&C Black
What is 'virtue'? And how can we lead moral lives? Exploring how contemporary moral philosophy has led to a revival of interest in the concepts of 'virtue', 'character' and 'flourishing', this is an accessible and critical introduction to virtue ethics. Comprising of three parts, the first part examines the work of key contemporary thinkers such as Elizabeth Anscombe and Bernard Williams in calling for a change of direction in moral philosophy and adopting a different approach to answering questions such as 'How should I live my life?'. The second part develops a detailed account of Aristotelian eudaimonistic virtue ethics, which considers the virtuous agent to be an ideal and highlights the importance of moral perception and practical wisdom. In the final part, Athanassoulis explores new challenges to virtue ethics from psychology, discusses the practical implications of educating for the virtues and finally considers the neo-Kantian response to virtue ethics. Virtue Ethics also includes chapter summaries and guides to further reading throughout to help readers explore, understand and develop a critical perspective towards this important school of contemporary ethical thought.
... we have the timocratical man , in whom the spirited element and the love of honour are also predominant , and whom we may represent to ourselves as the
son of the aristocratical man , partially seduced , by evil influences , from the pursuit ...
Corresponding to this state , we have the timocratical man , in whom the spirited
element and the love of honour are also ... as the son of the aristocratical man ,
partially seduced , by evil influences , from the pursuit of his father's example .
... we have the timocratical man, in whom the spirited element and the love of honour are also predominant, and whom we may represent to ourselves as the
son of the aristocratical man, partially seduced, by evil influences, from the pursuit of ...
... time to create an Elizabethan discussion-drama in which the hazards and
rewards of the pursuit of honour were the subject for debate. Shake— speare's
play has unity by virtue of its dealing with honour, but honour is not its central
Author: Martin Dodsworth
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Literary Criticism
A major interpretative account of Shakespeare's play, this is a close scrutiny which will engage readers directly with the text and perfomance of the work. The Renaissance code of honor is seen to be of central importance to the character of the hero, his actions, and to the play as a whole; and, viewed in this light, there is fresh revelation of the character of Hamlet himslef and of the dramatic world of which he is a part. Mr. Dodsworth challenges the conventional and traditional reading of Hamlet at many points. But he enforces no single overall meaning and readers are encouraged to remain sensiive to their own individual understanding and response.
The pursuit of honours is primarily a characteristic of cultivated people. People of
superior refinement and of active disposition identify happiness with honour; for
this is roughly speaking, the end of the political life. (NE 1095b22) With ...
Author: Jean Vanier
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Using Aristotle as his launching pad, a contemporary philosopher explores, in the context of today’s world, the notion of happiness and how each of us might best obtain it. To be happy, to know true happiness, is the profound desire of every man and woman. Jean Vanier, author of the international bestseller Becoming Human, offers a contemporary, practical application of philosophy that is simple without being simplistic, probing without being dogmatic. This thoughtful, intelligent, and lucidly written book marries classical thought to contemporary challenges, nourishing and stimulating both heart and mind.
... on honour and fulfilment of oaths, sir Thopas's comical pursuit of honour in
pledging to find a fairy maiden he hasn't met disintegrates into the oath-breaking
of the Pardoner's three rioters and the Pardoner's dishonourable pursuit of
Author: Gail Ashton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
With contributions from 29 leading international scholars, this is the first single-volume guide to the appropriation of medieval texts in contemporary culture. Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture covers a comprehensive range of media, including literature, film, TV, comics book adaptations, electronic media, performances, and commercial merchandise and tourism. Its lively chapters range from Spamalot to the RSC, Beowulf to Merlin, computer games to internet memes, opera to Young Adult fiction and contemporary poetry, and much more. Also included is a companion website aimed at general readers, academics, and students interested in the burgeoning field of Medieval afterlives, complete with: - Further reading/weblinks - 'My favourite' guides to contemporary medieval appropriations - Images and interviews - Guide to library archives and manuscript collections - Guide to heritage collection See also our website at https://medievalafterlives.wordpress.com/.
But the pursuit of honour in beautiful cities and souls, amongst which is included
the ordering of cities and households (209a7) and the productions of poems and
laws, yields only an image of true virtue (212a4). Such types are relegated to the
Author: Frisbee C. C. Sheffield
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Frisbee Sheffield argues that the Symposium has been unduly marginalized by philosophers. Although the topic - eros - and the setting at a symposium have seemed anomalous, she demonstrates that both are intimately related to Plato's preoccupation with the nature of the good life, with virtue, and how it is acquired and transmitted. For Plato, analysing our desires is a way of reflecting on the kind of people we will turn out to be and on our chances of leading a worthwhile and happy life. In its focus on the question why he considered desires to be amenable to this type of reflection, this book explores Plato's ethics of desire.
serve me, him will my Father honour," said our Lord Jesus, tying in the old with
the new and revealing the essential unity of ... Eli and his sons are placed in the
priesthood with the stipulation that they honor God in their lives and ministrations.
Author: A.W. Tozer
Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing LLC
Here is a masterly study of the inner life by a heart thirsting after God, eager to grasp at least the outskirts of His ways, the abyss of His love for sinners, and the height of His unapproachable majesty - and it was written by a busy pastor in Chicago! Here is a book for every pastor, missionary, and devout Christian. It deals with the deep things of God and the riches of His grace. Above all, it has the keynote of sincerity and humility.