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Constructing a life philosophy

Author: Mary E Williams
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press ; Detroit : Thomson Gale, ©2005.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this newly updated volume, thinkers such as M. Scott Peck, Niccolo Machiavelli, Paul Kurtz, and Pema Chodron offer readers an engaging overview of humanity's perennial investigation into the meaning of life.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary E Williams
ISBN: 0737729279 9780737729276 0737729287 9780737729283
OCLC Number: 57349053
Description: 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The importance of choosing a life philosophy : Choosing a map for life / M. Scott Peck ; Living with shadows in a cave / Plato ; Discovering our personal myth / Sam Keen ; Challenging the idea of a life plan / Charles Larmore. What reveals life's ultimate meaning? : Ultimate meaning does not exist / Richard Robinson ; Religion pursues life's meaning / George E. Saint-Laurent ; Science can uncover life's meaning / Wayne Anderson ; Both religion and science can reveal life's meaning / Sharon Begley. How do religions give life meaning? : Judaism is a life of communing with God / Louis Finkelstein ; Liberal Christianity combines reason with faith / Donald E. Miller ; Conservative Christianity is a Biblical relationship with God / Bob George ; Islam entails a submission to God's will / Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad ; Hinduism teaches that all ways lead to God / Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan ; Buddhism seeks enlightenment and ultimate reality / Gill Farrer-Halls ; Ecofeminism reclaims the Great Mother Goddess / Riane Eisler ; Interspirituality embraces the heart of all religions / Wayne Teasdale. What motivates moral behavior? : Morality requires religious belief / Philip Yancey ; Morality does not require religious belief / Frank R. Zindler ; Secular humanism encourages moral awareness / Paul Kurtz ; Secular humanism is harmful / John Gray ; Altruism promotes moral behavior / Alfie Kohn ; Self-interest promotes moral behavior / Tibor R. Machan. What principles should guide our lives? : Look out for number one / Robert Ringer ; Live for others as Jesus did / Ole Hallesby ; Develop a devious mind / Niccolò Machiavelli ; Develop an honest heart / Thomas Jefferson ; Aim for personal perfection / Benjamin Franklin ; Abandon any hope of fruition / Pema Chödrön.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Mary E. Williams, book editor.

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In this newly updated volume, thinkers such as M. Scott Peck, Niccolo Machiavelli, Paul Kurtz, and Pema Chodron offer readers an engaging overview of humanity's perennial investigation into the meaning of life.

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