By Matthieu Ricard
Ogni anno vengono uccisi 60 miliardi di animali terrestri e 1.000 miliardi di animali marini a scopo alimentare.
Una strage senza precedenti nella storia del genere umano.
Il consumo galoppante di carne ha conseguenze devastanti: oltre a essere dannoso consistent with l. a. nostra salute, aggrava il problema della reputation nel mondo (per esempio, un ettaro di terra può nutrire cinquanta vegetariani o due carnivori), causa squilibri ecologici e porta allo sterminio, spesso gratuitamente crudele, di milioni di esseri viventi, dai pulcini ai delfini.
Ma l'industria alimentare non è l'unica responsabile dello zoo- cidio a cui assistiamo: partecipano anche l. a. sperimentazione e il traffico di specie selvatiche, il bracconaggio e gli abusi nei circhi, nei parchi acquatici, nelle corride.
E se fosse arrivato il pace di considerare gli animali non più come esseri inferiori, ma come nostri «concittadini» planetari?
In questo libro eccezionalmente documentato anche dal punto di vista scientifico, Matthieu Ricard mette a disposizione tutte le attuali conoscenze sugli animali e su come li trattiamo.
Il celebre monaco buddista dimostra come essi siano capaci di provare empatia, compassione, altruismo, sofferenza fisica e psicologica; in line with questo, con un appello alla ragione e alla bontà umana, esorta il lettore a prendere coscienza della situazione attuale (per esempio, perché i mattatoi vietano di documentare ciò che succede all'interno? Perché non usiamo le cellule staminali animali according to los angeles sperimentazione?) e a rispettare il diritto alla vita di tutti gli esseri viventi.
By Andrei Timotin
This ebook, a historical past of a non secular type of historic philosophy, is the 1st synthesis at the idea of daimōn within the Platonic culture. Platonic demonology is a physique of doctrine that continuously reorganized and redefined itself, from the outdated Academy to the final Neoplatonists, through reinterpreting Plato’s texts referring to demons. the current paintings illuminates the modus operandi of this exegesis by way of analysing the connection among demonology and, respectively, cosmology, the philosophical hermeneutics of faith, and theories of the soul.
This learn goals to supply a greater realizing of the makes an attempt to rationalize and to outline the non secular phenomenon in past due Antiquity.
Histoire d’une catégorie religieuse de los angeles philosophie ancienne, ce livre représente los angeles première synthèse sur los angeles inspiration de daimōn dans l. a. culture platonicienne. l. a. démonologie platonicienne constitue un corps doctrinal qui se réorganise et se redéfinit constamment, de l’Ancienne Académie aux derniers néoplatoniciens, par l. a. réinterprétation des textes de Platon relatifs aux démons. L’objectif du présent travail est d'éclairer le modus operandi de cette exégèse à partir de l’analyse des family de los angeles démonologie avec l. a. cosmologie, avec l’herméneutique philosophique de los angeles faith et avec les théories de l’âme.
Cette étude est vulnerable de servir à une meilleure compréhension des tentatives de rationalisation et de définition du phénomène religieux dans l’Antiquité tardive.
By Tonvoisin Debureau
Nous en avons tous rencontré un jour ou l'autre... et ce n'est pas un privilège ! Ils nous perturbent, bousillent notre vie et celle de thousands de salariés. Oui, il était temps de vous donner les astuces permettant de survivre à ces individus : remark les reconnaître ? les comprendre ? remark gérer efficacement votre con de bureau. préféré " et transformer l'enfer d'hier en de réjouissants et multiples pièges à cons ? Devenez un très redoutable et très redouté bourreau des cons au travail.
By Helen Miller Bailey
Every person vacationing Mexico has noticeable the state Indians in the markets of the better cities. Their ill-fitting, once-white, cotton outfits are ragged and soiled; the males have uncut hair and craggly beards and torn straw hats with excessive crowns and broad brims. The girls wrap themselves in darkish blue shawls, the usual rebozo, and sit down at the floor in the marketplace streets, with their naked ft tucked less than them. They provide a few tomatoes, or a few embroidery, or a basket of beans, or or 3 clay water jars, or a burro-load of firewood or charcoal for sale. The customer is instructed that they come on foot from many miles away. other than for the diversified wares they promote, they all glance alike. Such as those are the humans of Santa Cruz Etla while they come to marketplace in Oaxaca City.
yet now not so at domestic in the hills. right here they are humans of nice dignity and significance. they're “householders.” They name each one different by means of their first names preceded by way of the titles Don and Doña. Greeting each one different on the ravine trails, they shake fingers all round with the inner most courtesy. everybody assumes accountability in the city govt, entertains visitors in his condo backyard with dignity, and incorporates on his affairs with the poise of a well-to-do farmer in the usa. This for 5 days of the week. Then on Saturday he takes his items to marketplace to get money for his few store-bought prerequisites. There, in the marketplace of Oaxaca, he is without notice a terrible, ragged Indian, indistinguishable from all the opposite ragged Indians of Mexico.
Don Amado resented this and decided that his humans may still no longer stay nonentities. They could have admire simply because they might develop into electorate of a separate group, not only a barrio of San Pablo, a within sight urban of a few three hundred souls. Having made this determination, the Sage of Santa Cruz, neighborhood chief and the in basic terms grownup in the village of thirty households who may well learn, set approximately getting a constitution to supply criminal prestige to Santa Cruz as a city. Seven years later, in 1930, the Mexican executive instituted a application for rural development and inadvertently helped Don Amado towards the consciousness of his dream by way of granting him permission to erect a faculty construction in his community.
by means of 1934 the village had equipped itself a school-house and had its first instructor, 19-year-old Rosita. That summer season Santa Cruz Etla had an commemorated visitor — l. a. professora Americana Doña Elena who got here from Los Angeles, California, to learn the sociological info of lifestyles in Santa Cruz Etla. She turned so deeply that she again for prolonged visits in the course of the subsequent twenty years. She got here to be aware of the humans of Santa Cruz Etla as members, she shared their day-by-day lives, their hopes, and their houses. So her sociological learn is a warmly human account of the day-by-day lives and adventures of her Mexican pals who met twentieth-century academic strategies lower than sixteenth-century stipulations. As but, none from Santa Cruz Etla has fulfilled on Amado's life-long dream that Santa Cruz may produce one other Benito Juarez, the Abraham Lincoln of Mexico, who started lifestyles as an illiterate Zapotecan Indian in the hills past Santa Cruz Etla and who went on to develop into a hugely informed legal professional and a champion of Indian rights in the days of Carlotta and Maximilian. yet who is familiar with? Such a chief may possibly nonetheless come from the following new release of scholars in the college of town of Santa Cruz Etla.
approximately the writer
Dr. Helen Miller Bailey, a local of California, used to be proficient at the collage of California at
Berkeley and the collage of Southern California. She is now chairman of the social technological know-how application at East Los Angeles Junior university. in the course of the previous twenty-five years Dr. Bailey has traveled commonly in Mexico, crucial the US, and South the US, and is co-author of Our Latin American buddies, Your American executive, and Latin the United States: Cultural and Political improvement, a textbook to be released via Prentice-Hall in 1959.
By Dina Emundts, Sally Sedgwick
Quantity eleven of the foreign Yearbook of German Idealism is devoted to the topic realization. even supposing this subject has lengthy been linked to the German Idealist culture, it has lately been the topic of a lot renewed curiosity. the quantity focusses on questions in regards to the danger, which means and function of awareness and self-consciousness.
By Carol C. Gould
This is the 1st e-book to give Karl Marx as one of many nice systematic philosophers, a guy who went past the conventional bounds of the self-discipline to determine a philosophical procedure by way of a concrete social idea and politico-economic critique. Basing her paintings at the Grundrisse (probably Marx's such a lot systematic paintings and merely translated into English for the 1st time in 1973), Gould argues that Marx used to be engaged in one firm all through his works, particularly the development of a scientific and philosophical thought of society. Gould examines 5 simple issues of Marx's social ontology: society, hard work, causality, freedom, and justice, in 5 separate chapters, preceded via an introductory bankruptcy explicating thesis and techniques. The publication exhibits how Marx's ontology, or thought of social truth, should be reconstructed from concrete information of his account of the ancient levels of social improvement and from his analyses and evaluations of capitalist economic climate. It clarifies additional the price conception underlying Marx's critique of recent society and explores the query of the way philosophy can play a big position in realizing and resolving social matters. This ebook should be of curiosity to all scholars of society, because it increases problems with the connection of applied sciences to society and of the kinds and clients for socialism as a potential destiny society. It has intentionally been written in a mode that makes the tricky, technical matters obtainable to undergraduates simply commencing to learn Marx, in addition to, after all, graduate scholars of social concept and really expert students. The lay reader may also be interested in the actual content material of this publication and may benefit from the lucid, easy presentation. Marx's Social Ontology proposes an answer to a long-standing challenge in interpretations of Marx: the plain predicament of his insistence at the excellent of complete self-realization of the person and his equivalent insistence at the perfect of complete self-realization of the group. it is a booklet of significant value facing subject matters of tolerating and present curiosity.
By D. N.Rodowick, Stanley Fish, Fredric Jameson
In analyzing the Figural, or, Philosophy after the recent Media D. N. Rodowick applies the concept that of “the figural” to a number of philosophical and aesthetic matters. encouraged by way of the cultured philosophy of Jean-Fran?ois Lyotard, the figural defines a semiotic regime the place the excellence among linguistic and plastic illustration breaks down. This competition, which has been the philosophical starting place of aesthetics because the eighteenth century, has been explicitly challenged through the hot digital, televisual, and electronic media. Rodowick—one of the main movie theorists writing today—contemplates this problem, describing and critiquing the recent regime of indicators and new methods of pondering that such media have inaugurated.To totally understand the emergence of the figural calls for a genealogical critique of the classy, Rodowick claims. looking allies during this attempt to deconstruct the competition of notice and picture and to create new strategies for comprehending the figural, he trips via various philosophical writings: Thierry Kuntzel and Marie-Claire Ropars-Wuilleumier on movie concept; Jacques Derrida at the deconstruction of the classy; Siegfried Kracauer and Walter Benjamin at the ancient photo as a utopian strength in images and picture; and Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault at the emergence of the figural as either a semiotic regime and a brand new stratagem of energy coincident with the looks of electronic phenomena and of societies of control.Scholars of philosophy, movie conception, cultural feedback, new media, and artwork historical past should be drawn to the unique and complex insights present in this booklet.