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Philosophy as a category is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. The word "philosophy" comes from the Greek philosophia, which literally means "love of wisdom".

 
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Religion and Agriculture: Sustainability in Christianity and Buddhism

By: Lindsay Falvey

Religion is a powerful expression of culture that is most obviously expressed in our relationships with nature. As our major meeting point with nature is food, this provides a fertile field for cultivating the wisdom that Professor Falvey concludes is the essence of all sustainability. By bringing sustainability, agriculture, global issues, Buddhism, Christianity and a host of other factors into play, we see that our motivations belie our rhetoric – in environmental acti...

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Reaching the Top? All Paths are True on the Right Mountain

By: Lindsay Falvey

This is the story of Lazuli, an average man with ordinary problems which, in his case, were enough to open his mind to something wonderful. Something that was already right in front of his nose – a mountain in the middle of his city that was virtually ignored. Improbable? Possibly, but then the events that follow somehow seem as natural and important as anything could be. And the story is simple, based on climbing a mountain and coming down again. But while access to the...

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Ecclesiastes - Pranja Anthology Qoheleth (c.250BCE-2008)

By: Lindsay Falvey

Ecclesiastes, the Greek name for the Hebrew book of !"#$&%# that is transliterated as Qoheleth, forms part of the wisdom literature of the Talmud and the Old Testament. Meaning something like ‘to gather’, it also evokes ‘anthology’, like a gathering of flowers, although it actually meant a religious gathering as in the Greek !""#$%&'. Across the ages its similarity to Buddhist notions has been noted, which leads to this rendering of Ecclesiastes in rhyming couplets based...

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Dharma as Man - A Myth of Jesus in Buddhist Lands

By: Lindsay Falvey

Dharma as Man is an ancient story read each evening by an old man to his young son as they sit on a veranda in rural India. They read of a wise man, of the myths that grew up about him according to customs of storytellers of that era. They trace his attempts to relate his journey of personal development to live within the rhythm of the cosmos. It is a universal tale condensed to combine the world’s stories, which renders Jesus life into Buddhist concepts in an ancient In...

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Beyond the Paths of Heaven : The Emergence of Space Power Thought

By: Bruce M. Deblois
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Lights, Camera, Action Getting Back to the Basics

By: SMSgt Leslie Bramlett, USAF

According to CMSgt Cari Kent, 30th Space Wing command chief, it is at basic training that Airmen learn everything they need to succeed in the Air Force.1 In recent incidents, Airmen have exhibited unacceptable actions. These range from transporting cruise missiles loaded with warheads from Minot to Barksdale AFB in 2007 and erroneously shipping nuclear-missile fuses to Taiwan in 2006, to other lesser-known infractions in the Air Force. Certainly, the remedy to ...

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The Air Campaign : John Warden and the Classical Airpower Theorists

By: David R. Mets
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Great Thinkers, Great Ideas, An Introduction to Western Thought

By: Vincent J Falcone

An introduction to moral, political and economic philosophy. Twelve philosophers in each category are featured, their basic theories are examined and provide the basis for discussion.

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Takers Economy : An Inquiry into Illegal File Sharing

By: Christopher Stewart

« Takers Economy » proposes an alternative look at illegal file sharing in light of the role of art in society, and in the context of the oneness of all beings and things.

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Visrokerij

By: Gerard Stout

Philosophy while smoking fish. Filosofie bij een rookoven. Beschouwing over gerookte vis.

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Herinnering in zilverzout

By: Gerard Stout

Novel in Dutch: Life of a teacher in biology in a boarding school. Facts and fiction intermingle. Philosophical content.

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THE THEORY OF INTERPRETIVE RELATIVITY: A UNIFIED MAP OF LITERARY T...

By: John Salvatore Guagliardo

The Theory Of Interpretive Relativity: A Unified Map Of Literary Theory is a comprehensive study organizing and mapping all literary interpretive theory, from classical philosophy to postmodern theory, into one formulaic model. Interpretive Relativity uses, for its method of organizational strategy, the philosophy of relativism to explain how all theoretical interpretation compliment one another rather than contradict one another. This thesis uses extensive graphs and ...

“The long concatenations of simple and easy reasoning which geometricians use in achieving their most difficult demonstrations gave me occasion to imagine that all matters which may enter the human mind were interrelated in the same fashion.” -- René Descartes

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Live an Inspiring Life

By: Wally Amos

An insightful journey into the power of a positive attitude, Amos asserts that it’s not one’s circumstances that determine happiness, but rather how those circumstances are viewed. This book emphasizes the impact of everyday choices, while stressing the importance of making a conscious decision to live a joy-filled life.

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Fourth International Anthology on Paradoxism

By: Florentin Smarandache

Paradoxism is an avant-garde movement in literature, art, philosophy, science, based on excessive use of antitheses, antinomies, contradictions, parables, odds, paradoxes in creations. It was set up by the editor since 1980’s and promulgates a counter-time/ counter-sense creation. Paradoxism started as an anti-totalitarian protest against a closed society, Romania of 1980’s. Why was the movement based on contradictions? Because we lived in that society a double life: an ...

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Paradoxism and Postmodernism in Florenitin Smarandache's Work

By: Ion Soare

As if it wanted to be in accordance with the paradoxism and even to confirm it, the way the mathematician writer Florentin Smarandache is received is ... paradoxical. Tens of books, studies and articles have already been written about both, scientist and smarandachism - the name given to the movement by Ion Rotaru and Titu Popescu. However the paradoxist number 1 in the world is less known in his native country. At the same time some researchers ( Jacques Sarthou, Dan Ta...

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Introduction to Neutrosophic Logic

By: Charles Ashbacher

As someone who works heavily in both math and computers, I can truly appreciate the role that logic plays in our modern world. One cannot understand the foundations of mathematics while lacking knowledge of the basics of logic and how proofs are constructed. Two of the first classes I took as a graduate student in mathematics were in the foundations of mathematics, and hardly a day goes by where I do not use some topic from those courses. Logic is also a fundamental comp...

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Hermeneutica Paradoxismului, Vol. 1

By: Florentin Smarandache

o ... el rfunane in istoria literaturii, cum am spus ehiar de la ineeput, prin aeeea di este, vrem - nu vrem, "parintele" ParadoxismuluiOParadoxismul este un fel de avangardism, sau mai bine am ziee un neoavangardismODineolo de feluritele teribilisme si joeuri de artifieii (mai bine zis: spre a fi in tonul pe care si-I vrea), Florentin Smarandaehe este un seriitor mai eurfuld gravOFlorentin Smarandaehe serie ea mai toata lumea, eand are intr-adevar eeva de spusOeand seri...

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Frate Cu Meridianele Si Paralelele, Vol. 2

By: Florentin Smarandache

Vizitam mina Queen din oraselul asezat între dealuri, dar cochet, Bisbee. N-am stiut ca pe la începutul secolului Bisbee era cea mai mare localitate din Arizona (datorita mineritului). Mergem cu masina lui Ely, MAZDA ’84 – are deja peste 120.000 de mile la bord. Mina Queen a fost deschisa în 1917, în 1920 electrificata, în 1941 închisa, iar în 1975 refacuta pentru turisti. E grea viata sub pamânt! Nesigura, umezeala, întuneric. Intram la 500 de picioare adâncime pe o lun...

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Frate Cu Meridianele Si Paralelele, Vol. 1

By: Florentin Smarandache

L-am cunoscut în 4 ianuarie 2003 pe paradoxalul paradoxist Florentin Smarandache (nascut în Balcesti, Vâlcea, la 10 decembrie 1954) la întâlnirea organizata de colegii sai de la Liceul Pedagogic Râmnicu Vâlcea si desfasurata în mod mai mult sau mai putin paradoxal la Liceul de Arta Râmnicu Vâlcea. Venise în vacanta de Craciun acasa, la Balcesti. Facuse o calatorie lunga, tocmai de dincolo de Ocean, din SUA, de la Universitatea “New Mexico” din orasul Gallup, statul New M...

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A Unifying Field in Logics : Neutrosophic Logic. Neutrosophy, Neut...

By: Florentin Smarandache

It was known to me his setting up in 1980’s of a new literary and artistic avant-garde movement that he called “paradoxism”, because I received some books and papers dealing with it in order to review them for the German journal “Zentralblatt fár Mathematik”. It was an inspired connection he made between literature/arts and science, philosophy.

Paradoxism is an avant-garde movement in literature, art, philosophy, science, based on excessive used of antitheses, antinomies, contradictions, parables, odds, paradoxes in creations.

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