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Hecht, Jennifer Michael 1965-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 93 publications in 2 languages and 5,920 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Signer
Classifications: BD215, 121.509
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Most widely held works by Jennifer Michael Hecht
Doubt : a history : the great doubters and their legacy of innovation, from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson by Jennifer Michael Hecht( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sweeping history, Jennifer Michael Hecht celebrates doubt as an engine of creativity and as an alternative to the political and intellectual dangers of certainty -- Just as belief has its own history featuring people whose unique expressions of faith have forever changed the world, doubt has a vibrant story and tradition with its own saints martyrs, and sages
The happiness myth : why what we think is right is wrong : a history of what really makes us happy by Jennifer Michael Hecht( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hecht, author of Doubt: A History (2003), confronts modern assumptions about what it means to be happy, investigating four factors frequently involved in happiness--drugs, money, bodies, and celebration--historically in sections on the wisdom of happiness through the ages, "good" and "bad" drugs and telling the difference, the relationship of money and happiness, the physicality of the body, and the ritual of celebration. There are three kinds of happiness, she maintains, those roused by a good day, by euphoria, and by a happy life
Stay : a history of suicide and the philosophies against it by Jennifer Michael Hecht( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worldwide, more people die by suicide than by murder, and many more are left behind to grieve. Despite distressing statistics that show suicide rates rising, the subject, long a taboo, is infrequently talked about. In this sweeping intellectual and cultural history, poet and historian Jennifer Michael Hecht channels her grief for two friends lost to suicide into a search for history's most persuasive arguments against the irretrievable act, arguments she hopes to bring back into public consciousness. From the Stoics and the Bible to Dante, Shakespeare, Wittgenstein, and such twentieth-century writers as John Berryman, Hecht recasts the narrative of our "secular age" in new terms. She shows how religious prohibitions against self-killing were replaced by the Enlightenment's insistence on the rights of the individual, even when those rights had troubling applications. This transition, she movingly argues, resulted in a profound cultural and moral loss: the loss of shared, secular, logical arguments against suicide. By examining how people in other times have found powerful reasons to stay alive when suicide seems a tempting choice, she makes a persuasive intellectual and moral case against suicide
The end of the soul : scientific modernity, atheism, and anthropology in France by Jennifer Michael Hecht( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On October 19, 1876 a group of leading French citizens, both men and women included, joined together to form an unusual group, The Society of Mutual Autopsy, with the aim of proving that souls do not exist. The idea was that, after death, they would dissect one another and (hopefully) show a direct relationship between brain shapes and sizes and the character, abilities and intelligence of individuals. This strange scientific pact, and indeed what we have come to think of as anthropology, which the group's members helped to develop, had its genesis in aggressive, evangelical atheism. Jennifer Hecht's study of science and atheism in France in late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries shows that anthropology grew in the context of an impassioned struggle between the forces of tradition, especially the Catholic faith, and those of a more freethinking modernism, one that became a secular religon for many. Among the adherents of this new faith were the novelist Emile Zola, the great statesman Leon Gambetta, the American birth control advocate Margaret Sanger, and Arthur Conan Doyle, whose Sherlock Holmes embodied the triumph of ratiocination over credulity."--Book cover
Funny by Jennifer Michael Hecht( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who said by Jennifer Michael Hecht( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Jennifer Michael Hecht writes delightfully tricky poems that wildly bend the sense of our language."--Billy Collins, former US Poet Laureate. "Hecht's rhymes are irregular, gymnastic, pointed, and fun; she's found what so many would-be populists seek, an idiom entirely conversational yet able to sustain unexpected ideas."-The Believer. Who Said is a meditation on life's profound questions told through playful engagement with iconic poems and lyrics. Jennifer Michael Hecht's book is a magic echo chamber wherein great poems come back to us, altered to fit the concerns of our moment. This wildly interpretive treatment of Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and the rock band Nirvana is original, occasionally hilarious, and always moving. From "Not Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening": "Promises to keep," was a lie, he had nothing. Through the woods. Over the river and into the pain. It is an addict's talk of quitting as she's smacking at a vein. He was always going into the woods. It was he who wrote, "The only way around is through." You'd think a shrink, but no, a poet. He saw the woods and knew. The forest is the one that holds promises. The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, they fill with a quiet snow. Miles are traveled as we sleep. He steers his horse off the road. Among the trees now, the blizzard is a dusting. Holes in the canopy make columns of snowstorm, lit from above. His little horse thinks it is queer. They go deeper, sky gets darker. It's the darkest night of the year. Jennifer Michael Hecht is the author of several nonfiction titles, most recently The Happiness Myth (HarperOne). She teaches at The New School and lives in the BoCoCa neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York."--
The next ancient world by Jennifer Michael Hecht( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doubt a history : the great doubters and their legacy of innovation, from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson by Jennifer Michael Hecht( Recording )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sweeping history, Jennifer Michael Hecht celebrates doubt as an engine of creativity and as an alternative to the political and intellectual dangers of certainty -- Just as belief has its own history featuring people whose unique expressions of faith have forever changed the world, doubt has a vibrant story and tradition with its own saints martyrs, and sages
The happiness myth : the historical antidote to what isn't working today by Jennifer Michael Hecht( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennifer Michael Hecht explodes the myths about happiness, liberating us from the message that there's only one way to care for our hearts, minds, and bodies
A history of suicide and the philosophies against it by Jennifer Michael Hecht( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropological utopias and republican morality political atheism and the mind/body problem in France, 1880-1914 by Jennifer Michael Hecht( )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happiness myth : why smarter, healthier and faster doesn't work by Jennifer Michael Hecht( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doubt a history by Jennifer Michael Hecht( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Skeptics Society, a nonprofit scientific and educational organization of scholars, scientists, historians, magicians, professors and teachers, sponsors a monthly lecture series at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Jennifer Michael Hecht is the featured speaker recorded on July 10, 2005. She is introduced by Dr. Michael Shermer. She speaks about her book Doubt : a history
Alloy of love : Dario Robleto by Elizabeth Dunbar( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The solvency of metaphysics : the debate over racial science and moral philosophy in France, 1890 - 1919 by Jennifer Michael Hecht( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dúvida : uma história : os grandes questionadores e seu legado, de Sócrates e Jesus a Nietzsche e Einstein by Jennifer Michael Hecht( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Happily ever after construction of family in Disney princess collection films by Jennifer Michael Hecht( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis examined the role and characterization of family members in Disney princess films. The purpose of this study was to fill gaps in previous research on the Disney princess films by analyzing the themes and collection as a whole, including the newest film in the collection, The Princess and the Frog. Using content analysis, this study identified three variables that were present in every Disney princess film in the collection - nuclear family, love, and appearance. The researcher found little family diversity in terms of types of households, parenting roles, and characterization of family members. Siblings were especially underrepresented. Only two of the nine princesses had siblings, and very little screen time was devoted to them. Diversity in the appearance of princesses and suitors was also lacking, even in more recent films. Newer films included non-Caucasian princesses, and more of the princesses were shown wearing revealing clothing. No significant differences were found in the characterizations of the princesses. The age, ethnicity, and economic status of the suitors became more diverse in recent films, but the suitors were characterized in similar ways. Although there were few changes in the appearance and characterizations of family members and significant others, princesses in newer films became more goal-driven and showed less romanticization of love and escapism
A history of doubt with Jennifer Michael Hecht( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Doubt : a history : the great doubters and their legacy of innovation, from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson
Alternative Names
Hecht, Jennifer

Jennifer Michael Hecht accademica, saggista e poetessa statunitense

Jennifer Michael Hecht Amerikaans dichteres

Jennifer Michael Hecht amerikansk poet

Jennifer Michael Hecht US-amerikanische Historikerin und Lyrikerin

Michael Hecht, Jennifer 1965-

جنیفر مایکل هکت شاعر آمریکایی

헥트, 제니퍼 마이클 1965-

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The happiness myth : why what we think is right is wrong : a history of what really makes us happyThe end of the soul : scientific modernity, atheism, and anthropology in FranceFunnyThe next ancient worldDoubt a history : the great doubters and their legacy of innovation, from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily DickinsonThe happiness myth : the historical antidote to what isn't working todayHappiness myth : why smarter, healthier and faster doesn't workAlloy of love : Dario Robleto