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Humanism

  • A Force for Goodby Daniel Goleman; Dalai Lama

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.00

    The Art of Happiness and The Dalai Lama?s Little Book of Inner Peace, the Dalai Lama has guided us along the path to compassion and taught us how to improve our inner lives. In A Force for Good, with the help of his longtime friend Daniel Goleman, the New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence, the Dalai Lama explains how... more...

  • Erasmus, Man of Lettersby Lisa Jardine; Lisa Jardine

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    The name Erasmus of Rotterdam conjures up a golden age of scholarly integrity and the disinterested pursuit of knowledge, when learning could command public admiration without the need for authorial self-promotion. Lisa Jardine, however, shows that Erasmus self-consciously created his own reputation as the central figure of the European intellectual... more...

  • The Praise of Follyby Desiderius Erasmus; Anthony Grafton

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 16.95

    Desiderius Erasmus (1466?1536) was a Dutch humanist, scholar, and social critic, and one of the most important figures of the Renaissance. The Praise of Folly is perhaps his best-known work. Originally written to amuse his friend Sir Thomas More, this satiric celebration of pleasure, youth, and intoxication irreverently pokes fun at the pieties... more...

  • Altruismby Matthieu Ricard

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    The author of the international bestseller Happiness makes a passionate case for altruism--and why we need it now more than ever. In Happiness , Matthieu Ricard demonstrated that true happiness is not tied to fleeting moments or sensations, but is an enduring state of soul rooted in mindfulness and compassion for others. Now he turns his lens... more...

  • Exuberanceby Paul Kurtz

    Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 1.99

    Happiness is within everyone's grasp and is only a matter of making the right choices. Taking destiny into one's own hands and having the creative audacity to strive, seek, and meet challenges is the essence of life's drama and exaltation. Life per se has no meaning; it only presents opportunity to be seized and acted upon, thus paving the way for... more...

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Die beiden Diskurse zur Zivilisationskritikby Johannes Rohbeck; Lieselotte Steinbrügge

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    This volume includes a step-by-step textual commentary on Jean-Jacques Rousseau?s first and second critical discourses on civilization. Rousseau?s thesis is that man has become progressively alienated from his own nature and thus perverted by technological and scientific progress. The example of Rousseau shows that critical reflection... more...

  • The Erich Fromm Readerby Erich Fromm; Rainer Funk; Joel Kovel

    Open Road Distribution 2014; US$ 11.99

    Fromm?s basic idea was to look at the individual as a social being and to look at society as an ensemble of many individuals who have not only common ideas and convictions based on a common practice of life but also a common psychic structure. With his concept of ?social character? he created a new interdisciplinary thinking presented in this reader.... more...

  • The Essential Frommby Erich Fromm; Rainer Funk

    Open Road Distribution 2014; US$ 11.99

    As Fromm points out, ours is ?a life  between  having and being??between mere  having  and healthy  being , between destructiveness and creativity, between narcissism and productive self-understanding, between passivity and the joy of positive activity.   The alternatives of  having  and  being  are basic orientations of our character and determine... more...

  • Encountering Godby Diana L. Eck

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Religion scholar Diana Eck is director of the Pluralism Project, which seeks to map the new religious diversity of the United States, particularly the increasing presence of Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim communities. In this tenth-anniversary edition of Encountering God, Eck shows why dialogue with people of other faiths remains crucial in today's interdependent... more...

  • Human Extension: An Alternative to Evolutionism, Creationism and Intelligent Designby Gregory Sandstrom

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book proposes a new angle on the controversy over evolution as a biological theory, creation as a theological/worldview doctrine and evolutionism, creationism and Intelligent Design theory as social ideologies. Rather than presenting a polemic that will enrage or delight one camp or another, this book proposes that a cease-fire is possible. more...