The Quest for Meaning in the Modern World

The Quest for Meaning in the Modern World

How do you make a meaningful life in a world of shallow consumerism and relativistic thinking? Richard Myers draws on philosophic and literary classics to explain the challenges we face and to explore a number of meaningful alternatives.

Author: Richard Myers

Publisher: Atkin Books

ISBN: 1999214196

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Page: 192

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How do you make a meaningful life in a world of shallow consumerism and relativistic thinking? Richard Myers draws on philosophic and literary classics to explain the challenges we face and to explore a number of meaningful alternatives.
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The Quest for Meaning

The Quest for Meaning

Written in a both direct and meditative style this is an important, timely and intelligent book that aims to direct and shape debate around the most important questions of our time.

Author: Tariq Ramadan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141919577

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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In The Quest for Meaning, Tariq Ramadan, philosopher and Islamic scholar, invites the reader to join him on a journey to the deep ocean of religious, secular, and indigenous spiritual traditions to explore the most pressing contemporary issues. Along the way, Ramadan interrogates the concepts that frame current debates including: faith and reason, emotions and spirituality, tradition and modernity, freedom, equality, universality, and civilization. He acknowledges the greatest flashpoints and attempts to bridge divergent paths to a common ground between these religious and intellectual traditions. He calls urgently for a deep and meaningful dialogue that leads us to go beyond tolerant co-existence to mutual respect and enrichment. Written in a both direct and meditative style this is an important, timely and intelligent book that aims to direct and shape debate around the most important questions of our time.
Categories: Religion

The Quest for Meaning

The Quest for Meaning

In an effort to understand this need, author William Cooney examines the works of philosophers from Plato to Sartre as well as the insights of artists, poets, writers, psychologists, and film-makers.

Author: William Cooney

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9781461691648

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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The Quest for Meaning explores the deep-seated human need to create a life that is meaningful. In an effort to understand this need, author William Cooney examines the works of philosophers from Plato to Sartre as well as the insights of artists, poets, writers, psychologists, and film-makers. He discusses the nature of humanness, creation, freedom, and choice, all of which are facets of a meaningful life. Cooney also addresses postmodernism, arguing that it does not offer real guidance for those seeking a life of significance. Maintaining that some ways of creating meaning are preferable to others, he concludes that it is up to each individual to craft a meaningful life and that this process must take place within a context of giving and receiving.
Categories: Philosophy

I D

I D

A stark warning from one of the worlds leading neuroscientists about the threats to our individuality from modern living and what we can do about it.

Author: Susan Greenfield

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131773819

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

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A stark warning from one of the worlds leading neuroscientists about the threats to our individuality from modern living and what we can do about it.
Categories: Psychology

Death and the Quest for Meaning

Death and the Quest for Meaning

Of interest to social workers, nurses, psychotherapists, physicians, clergy, and educators. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author: Stephen Strack

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: UOM:39015040699939

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 408

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Essays in tribute to pioneering researcher Herman Feifel cover all aspects of thanatology, the study of death and dying and the care of the dying and bereaved. Topics include the role of the caregiver, the process of grief, religious and spiritual perspectives, how children cope with death, and assisted death. Of interest to social workers, nurses, psychotherapists, physicians, clergy, and educators. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Quest for Meaning

The Quest for Meaning

Written in a student-friendly style, featuring examples from everyday life, the book explains what semiotics is all about and why it is so important for gaining insights into our elusive and mysterious human nature.

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487531034

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Dating back to antiquity, semiotics is both a "technique" and a "science" that aims to understand the nature of meaning. An academic discipline in its own right, semiotics uses signs, such as words and symbols, to think, communicate, reflect, transmit, and preserve knowledge. Since the initial publication of The Quest for Meaning in 2007, the world has changed dramatically with the advent of online culture, new technologies, and new ways of making signs and symbols. Updated to reflect these many changes, the second edition includes a comprehensive chapter on the use of semiotics in the Internet age. Written in a student-friendly style, featuring examples from everyday life, the book explains what semiotics is all about and why it is so important for gaining insights into our elusive and mysterious human nature.
Categories: Social Science

A Life Worth Living

A Life Worth Living

Exploring themes that preoccupied Albert Camus--absurdity, silence, revolt, fidelity, and moderation--Robert Zaretsky portrays a moralist who refused to be fooled by the nobler names we assign to our actions, and who pushed himself, and ...

Author: Robert Zaretsky

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674970861

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

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Exploring themes that preoccupied Albert Camus--absurdity, silence, revolt, fidelity, and moderation--Robert Zaretsky portrays a moralist who refused to be fooled by the nobler names we assign to our actions, and who pushed himself, and those about him, to challenge the status quo. For Camus, rebellion against injustice is the human condition.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Quest for Meaning

The Quest for Meaning

THE QUEST FOR MEANING: A GUIDE TO SEMIOTIC THEORY AND PRACTICE Semiotics is the study of the most critical feature of human consciousness – the capacity to ...

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802095145

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

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"The Quest for Meaning" is designed as a guide to basic semiotic theory and practice, discussing and illustrating the main trends, ideas, and figures of semiotics.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Philosophy

Philosophy

Philosophy begins, Aristotle said, with wonder; it addresses the great questions of life. This process of self-discovery through philosophy leads one to ask questions not only about human existence but also about God.

Author: Andrew Beards

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814654746

Category: Philosophy

Page: 142

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Philosophy begins, Aristotle said, with wonder; it addresses the great questions of life. This process of self-discovery through philosophy leads one to ask questions not only about human existence but also about God. In Philosophy: The Quest for Truth and Meaning, Andrew Beards introduces readers to some key philosophical ideas 'the mind's ability to know truth and reality, metaphysics, ethics, and questioning life's ultimate purpose 'in order to guide them in philosophical reflection. By examining the development of philosophy, Beards demonstrates and makes a case for the interplay of faith and reason. Andrew Beards, PhD, is reader in philosophy and director of the distance-learning B.A. Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition program at Maryvale Institute, an international institute for philosophy and theology based in Birmingham, UK.
Categories: Philosophy

The Quest for Meaning

The Quest for Meaning

The book addresses these issues directly, examining the variety of philosophical questions in the area, their meaningfulness and the paradoxes suggested by answers to those questions.

Author: Oswald Hanfling

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631153330

Category: Philosophy

Page: 225

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Most discussions of medical and practical ethics have avoided direct confrontation with the query: what is the value and meaning of human life? The book addresses these issues directly, examining the variety of philosophical questions in the area, their meaningfulness and the paradoxes suggested by answers to those questions. Each chapter is an attempt to identify and correct the biases and confusions in such discussions. Specific areas considered are: relations to animals; the status of the human species; utilitarian and non–utilitarian arguments; religious answers to the question "why is life sacred and worthwhile?"; the meaning of death; the influence of science.
Categories: Philosophy

Quest for Meaning

Quest for Meaning

The go-to introductory guide to semiotic theory and practice, this second edition features a new chapter on semiotics in the digital age and sheds light on how we grasp for meaning in the modern world.

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487523510

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Page: 216

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The go-to introductory guide to semiotic theory and practice, this second edition features a new chapter on semiotics in the digital age and sheds light on how we grasp for meaning in the modern world.
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The Quest for Meaning

The Quest for Meaning

If your quest for meaning has meandered like a winding river, this book will give you both the spiritual lessons and practical applications you need to help guide as you strive to live a life of purpose.

Author: Jim Rosemergy

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 149377610X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

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How many time have you asked yourself, "What does it all mean?" In "The Quest for Meaning," author Jim Rosemergy will help you look inside yourself to discover your purpose, add meaning to your life, and find fulfillment in the things you do. If your quest for meaning has meandered like a winding river, this book will give you both the spiritual lessons and practical applications you need to help guide as you strive to live a life of purpose.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Jesus and the Quest for Meaning

Jesus and the Quest for Meaning

source , a suspicion , says Wright , that borders on " paranoia " ( see Wright , in Marcus J. Borg and N. T. Wright , The Meaning of Jesus : Two Visions ...

Author: Thomas H. West

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451419074

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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A new approach to introducing theology As God's self-communication to humans, Jesus is the key to the human search for meaning, argues Thomas West. He therefore introduces the practice of theology through Christology. From the question of personal meaning and self-constitution and their relationship to transcendent meaning and value, he proceeds to discuss the figure and import of Jesus and then the ethical imperative engendered through encounter with him. Fresh and clear, West's book is an invitation to grapple with one's religious commitments, especially in light of recent insights in biblical studies and Continental, feminist, and liberation theologies. This new text will prove an engaging and effective introduction to theological thinking for both undergraduates and Christian adults.
Categories: Religion

The Quest for Meaning

The Quest for Meaning

QUEST. FOR. MEANING: ONLY. CONNECT. SOUL TIME Sometime in your lifetime take a walk along a sandy shore when the waves are high and the tide is rolling in.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789460910371

Category: Education

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Collectively, the narratives highlight the importance of recognizing personal experience in settings of higher education. They also present compelling evidence for acknowledging the significance of inquiry, creativity, imagination, dialogue, interaction, and integration in enabling learners to bring the whole of their being to the learning process, to the exploration of the stories by which they live, and to the creation of new narratives for their future lives.
Categories: Education

Progress and the Quest for Meaning

Progress and the Quest for Meaning

mitted to the hopelessly impracticable , nor in the sense that anyone who seeks meaning wishes to deny the existence of matter , or even assert the ...

Author: John Andrew Bernstein

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838635032

Category: History

Page: 226

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There has been a surprising absence of a general philosophical overview of progress as a method of articulating human meaning. This book attempts to fill this gap.
Categories: History

The Quest for Meaning and Wholeness Spiritual and Religious Connections in the Lives of College Faculty

The Quest for Meaning and Wholeness  Spiritual and Religious Connections in the Lives of College Faculty

Composed of nine items, the Spiritual Quest scale is the most ... Primarily, the measure reflects an engagement in the search for meaning and purpose in ...

Author: Jennifer A. Lindholm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118421277

Category: Education

Page: 288

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“An insightful, scholarly resource for dialogue about the symbiotic relationship between the life of the mind and the life of the heart of faculty, and what faculty can do to provide students an education that focuses on meaning and purpose.” —Larry A. Braskamp, professor emeritus, Loyola University Chicago “Among the strengths of this book are Lindholm’s solid research design and data analysis, deft integration of quantitative and qualitative data in presentation of findings and interpretation, and clear writing. Dr. Lindholm makes an important contribution both to higher education literature on faculty, and to religious studies literature, on this dimension of religion and spirituality in colleges and universities.” —Michael D. Waggoner, professor, University of Northern Iowa; editor, Religion & Education “No one understands more thoroughly the roles that spirituality and religion play in higher education today than Jennifer Lindholm, who has spent more than a decade documenting their impact. The Quest for Meaning and Wholeness adds greatly to her earlier findings of how college can enhance the spiritual lives of students.” —Gary Luhr, executive director, Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities “Based on both quantitative and qualitative data, Lindholm’s thoughtful, well-written book opens new ground, addressing a largely ignored topic in the research on faculty lives and work—spirituality, religion, and meaning in academic life. Institutional leaders, faculty members, and students will benefit from the fresh perspectives, careful definitions, issues, and questions discussed in this book.” —Ann E. Austin, professor of higher, adult, and lifelong education, Michigan State University; coauthor of Rethinking Faculty Work: Higher Education’s Strategic Imperative “At last, a book for faculty about faculty on an important, but long-neglected, topic. Jennifer Lindholm provides a cogent, readable analysis of how faculty view spirituality and religion not only in their own lives, but also their role in higher education.” —Peter C. Hill, Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University
Categories: Education

Science and the Quest for Meaning

Science and the Quest for Meaning

In fact, Weber argued, the moral order cannot be derived from the movement of history or any other facts of social life. The real is not the rational .

Author: Alfred I. Tauber

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124125571

Category: Science

Page: 255

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Packed with well-chosen case studies, Science and the Quest for Meaning is a trust-worthy and engaging introduction to the history of, and the current debate surrounding, the philosophy of science.--Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen, University of Hull "SciTech Book News"
Categories: Science

The Paranormal

The Paranormal

This thought-provoking book concludes that the paranormal and our study of it provides a multi-faceted vehicle for humanity's quest to find meaning in life.

Author: Eric Carlton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351777094

Category: History

Page: 202

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This title was first published in 2000: A manifestation of mass hysteria, a compensation for physical or emotional deprivation, or an alternative to religion? What is the function of the paranormal in society? This question and its many possible answers are the subject of this scholarly study of our enduring fascination with experiences for which science provides no ready explanations. From the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia and Egypt to the present day, Eric Carlton surveys the development of ideas and research associated with the paranormal, culminating as it does today in the recognized academic status accorded to parapsychology. With a critical yet open mind, Carlton explores issues associated with the study of the paranormal, such as witchcraft beliefs, near-death experiences and the UFO phenomenon. Case studies are employed to illustrate and illuminate certain examples and theories. This thought-provoking book concludes that the paranormal and our study of it provides a multi-faceted vehicle for humanity's quest to find meaning in life.
Categories: History

The Quest for Destiny

The Quest for Destiny

Teria Shantall The quest for destiny is a theme of logotherapy, developed by the founder of this therapy, Dr Viktor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor.

Author: Teria Shantall

Publisher: Unisa Press

ISBN: 1868882748

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

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Teria Shantall The quest for destiny is a theme of logotherapy, developed by the founder of this therapy, Dr Viktor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor. Logotherapy is a way of life, it acts as catalyst by provoking and/or evoking value and meaning consciousness on the part of the client. Logotherapy's uniqueness and relevance is that it highlights not only our own, but the world's quest for meaning. Although logotherapy is primarily presented in its original context of the Holocaust and Jewish thought, it can be applied in any context.
Categories: Psychology