Consolations

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Author by David Whyte
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Canongate Books
ISBN : 9781786897640
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File Pages : 117
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In Consolations David Whyte unpacks aspects of being human that many of us spend our lives trying vainly to avoid – loss, heartbreak, vulnerability, fear – boldly reinterpreting them, fully embracing their complexity, never shying away from paradox in his relentless search for meaning. Beginning with ‘Alone’ and closing with ‘Withdrawal’, each piece in this life-affirming book is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on life: pain and joy, honesty and anger, confession and vulnerability, the experience of feeling overwhelmed and the desire to run away from it all. Through this lens, procrastination may be a necessary ripening; hiding an act of freedom; and shyness something that accompanies the first stage of revelation. Consolations invites readers into a poetic and thoughtful consideration of words whose meaning and interpretation influence the paths we choose and the way we traverse them throughout our lives.


Consolations

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Author by David Whyte
Genre : English language
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ISBN : 1786897636
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File Pages : 192
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David Whyte explores the underlying meaning of 52 ordinary words, with an introduction by Maria Popova of Brain Pickings and author of Figuring


Consolations

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Author by David Whyte
Genre : PHILOSOPHY
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ISBN : 1932887342
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File Pages : 245
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With the imagery of a poet and the reflection of a philosopher, David Whyte turns his attention to 52 ordinary words, each its own particular doorway into the underlying currents of human life. Beginning with Alone and closing with Work, each chapter is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on the inevitable vicissitudes of life: pain and joy, honesty and anger, confession and vulnerability, the experience of feeling besieged and the desire to run away from it all. Through this lens, procrastination may be a necessary ripening; hiding an act of freedom; and shyness the appropriate confusion and helplessness that accompanies the first stage of revelation. Consolations invites readers into a poetic and thoughtful consideration of words whose meaning and interpretation influence the paths we choose and the way we traverse them throughout our lives.


On Consolation

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Author by Michael Ignatieff
Genre : Psychology
Editor : Random House Canada
ISBN : 9780735282001
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File Pages : 336
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Timely and profound philosophical meditations on how great figures in history, literature, music, and art searched for solace while facing tragedies and crises, from the internationally renowned historian of ideas and Booker Prize-finalist Michael Ignatieff. When someone we love dies, when we suffer loss or defeat, when catastrophe strikes--war, famine, pandemic--we go in search of consolation. Once the province of priests and philosophers, the language of consolation has largely vanished from our modern vocabulary, and the places where it was offered, houses of religion, are often empty. Rejecting the solace of ancient religious texts, humanity since the sixteenth century has increasingly placed its faith in science, ideology, and the therapeutic. How do we console each other and ourselves in an age of unbelief? In a series of lapidary meditations on writers, artists, musicians, and their works--from the books of Job and Psalms to Albert Camus, Anna Akhmatova, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and Primo Levi--esteemed writer and historian Michael Ignatieff shows how men and women in extremity have looked to each other across time to recover hope and resilience. Recreating the moments when great figures found the courage to confront their fate and the determination to continue unafraid, On Consolation takes those stories into the present, movingly contending that we can revive these traditions of consolation to meet the anguish and uncertainties of our precarious twenty-first century.


Christian Consolations

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Author by Andrew Preston Peabody
Genre : Consolation
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ISBN : UOMDLP:afz1162:0001.001
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File Pages : 438
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The Consolations Of Mortality

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Author by Andrew Stark
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Yale University Press
ISBN : 9780300219258
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File Pages : 288
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Interlude: Mortality versus Immortality: Why Not the Right to Choose? -- PART 4 LIFE INTIMATES DEATH -- thirteen: The Big Sleep -- fourteen: Stardust and Moonshine -- fifteen: Every Time I Say Goodbye, I Die a Little -- Conclusion: My Last Espresso -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z


Seneca Selected Dialogues And Consolations

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Author by Seneca
Genre : History
Editor : Hackett Publishing
ISBN : 9781624663703
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File Pages : 253
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Seneca's dialogues--as his epistolary essays have traditionally been known--offer an ideal path into the philosophical thought of first-century Rome's most famous Stoic, whose compelled suicide in 65 CE (by order of his former pupil Emperor Nero) drew comparisons to the death of Socrates. Notable for, among other things, their portrait of a providential universe and defense of the life of virtue, the nine dialogues included in this volume illustrate the deeply intertwined cosmological and moral arguments of ancient Rome’s chief philosophical alternative to Epicureanism and Academic Skepticism. Peter J. Anderson's new translation conveys the distinctive character of Seneca's style, while striving for accuracy and consistency in its renderings of key terms. His Introduction discusses the dialogues as works of art and situates them in the context of ancient Stoic philosophy as well as the wider philosophical scene. Notes and a glossary are also included.


The Principles Of Christian Philosophy Containing The Doctrines Duties Admonitions And Consolations Of The Christian Religion

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Author by John Burns
Genre : Religion
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ISBN : EHC:148100041508W
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File Pages : 472
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Consolations Of Unitarianism Particularly In The Hour Of Death Two Essays From The Unitarian Miscellany Published In Baltimore Second Liverpool Edition

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ISBN : BL:A0023171511
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Paraclesis Or Consolations For A Dying Hour From A Review Of The Evidences Of The Renewed Life In A Series Of Letters Etc

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Author by Robert HAWKER (D.D.)
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ISBN : BL:A0020233354
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File Pages : 120
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