Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet

The essays are organized around two key figures that also serve as the publication’s two openings: Ghosts, or landscapes haunted by the violences of modernity; and Monsters, or interspecies and intraspecies sociality.

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet

Living on a damaged planet challenges who we are and where we live. This timely anthology calls on twenty eminent humanists and scientists to revitalize curiosity, observation, and transdisciplinary conversation about life on earth. As human-induced environmental change threatens multispecies livability, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet puts forward a bold proposal: entangled histories, situated narratives, and thick descriptions offer urgent “arts of living.” Included are essays by scholars in anthropology, ecology, science studies, art, literature, and bioinformatics who posit critical and creative tools for collaborative survival in a more-than-human Anthropocene. The essays are organized around two key figures that also serve as the publication’s two openings: Ghosts, or landscapes haunted by the violences of modernity; and Monsters, or interspecies and intraspecies sociality. Ghosts and Monsters are tentacular, windy, and arboreal arts that invite readers to encounter ants, lichen, rocks, electrons, flying foxes, salmon, chestnut trees, mud volcanoes, border zones, graves, radioactive waste—in short, the wonders and terrors of an unintended epoch. Contributors: Karen Barad, U of California, Santa Cruz; Kate Brown, U of Maryland, Baltimore; Carla Freccero, U of California, Santa Cruz; Peter Funch, Aarhus U; Scott F. Gilbert, Swarthmore College; Deborah M. Gordon, Stanford U; Donna J. Haraway, U of California, Santa Cruz; Andreas Hejnol, U of Bergen, Norway; Ursula K. Le Guin; Marianne Elisabeth Lien, U of Oslo; Andrew Mathews, U of California, Santa Cruz; Margaret McFall-Ngai, U of Hawaii, Manoa; Ingrid M. Parker, U of California, Santa Cruz; Mary Louise Pratt, NYU; Anne Pringle, U of Wisconsin, Madison; Deborah Bird Rose, U of New South Wales, Sydney; Dorion Sagan; Lesley Stern, U of California, San Diego; Jens-Christian Svenning, Aarhus U.

Time and the Art of Living

This is a book about time--about one's own journey through it and, more important, about enlarging the pleasure one takes in that journey.

Time and the Art of Living

This is a book about time--about one's own journey through it and, more important, about enlarging the pleasure one takes in that journey. It's about memory of the past, hope and fear for the future, and how they color, for better and for worse, one's experience of the present. Ultimately, it's a book about freedom--freedom from despair of the clock, of the aging body, of the seeming waste of one's daily routine, the freedom that comes with acceptance and appreciation of the human dimensions of time and of the place of each passing moment on life's bounteous continuum. For Robert Grudin, living is an art, and cultivating a creative partnership with time is one of the keys to mastering it. In a series of wise, witty, and playful meditations, he suggests that happiness lies not in the effort to conquer time but rather in learning "to bend to its curve," in hearing its music and learning to dance to it. Grudin offers practical advice and mental exercises designed to help the reader use time more effectively, but this is no ordinary self-help book. It is instead a kind of wisdom literature, a guide to life, a feast for the mind and for the spirit.

The Divine Art of Living

A guide to the Baha'i faith covers learning to know, love and trust God; the purpose of life; the importance of prayer and meditation; developing faith and certitude; learning to cope with adversities with patience and confidence; and the ...

The Divine Art of Living

A guide to the Baha'i faith covers learning to know, love and trust God; the purpose of life; the importance of prayer and meditation; developing faith and certitude; learning to cope with adversities with patience and confidence; and the importance of service to humanity. Original.

The Art of Living

The Art of Living


The Art of Living

And I have provided to you all what you need to do so. If you promise me that you read, learn, and apply what is in this book, I promise you that your life will not be the same anymore.

The Art of Living

If there is one thing that I want you to know and be sure of, is that Your life is not fixed. You are able to bring out changes into your life just the way how you want it to be. Life is not meant to be lived desperately, in constant stress, worrying about your bills, and feeling bad about things that are out of your control. No matter where you are in life, you can absolutely change your reality. And I have provided to you all what you need to do so. If you promise me that you read, learn, and apply what is in this book, I promise you that your life will not be the same anymore. I have also included practical examples throughout the book in order to ensure the development of contextual understanding for the reader.

An Art of Living

A new translation by Sergio E. Serrano of this inspirational book containing sound advice on the art of living by the French historian, biographer, and philosopher, Andr Maurois (1885 - 1967), who was one of the most celebrated and prolific ...

An Art of Living

This inspirational book contains sound advice on the art of living by the late historian, biographer, and philosopher, Andre Maurois, one of the most celebrated and prolific French writers of the 20th century. (Philosophy)

The Art of Living

It is written in an appealing style and clearly delineates Fromm's career as a psychoanalyst and a writer, pinpointing the strengths and weaknesses in the work of one of this century's most influential thinkers.

The Art of Living

"The Art of Living" is the first large-scale analysis in English of Erich Fromm's life and his entire printed works. This study addresses both the specialist in a variety of disciplines (psychology, social sciences, philosophy) and a large lay readership. It is written in an appealing style and clearly delineates Fromm's career as a psychoanalyst and a writer, pinpointing the strengths and weaknesses in the work of one of this century's most influential thinkers. Fromm's unflagging insistence on a more humane world emerges here in full relevance for today's reader.

The Art of Living

The Art of Living


Arts of Living

I would like to thank Brill Academic Publishers, Inc., for permission to reprint “
Specialists with Spirit: New Age Religion, English Studies, and the 'Somatic Turn,'
” which originally appeared in Religion and the Arts, 3, 2 (1999): 195–223. Finally
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Arts of Living

Argues that higher education needs to abandon the “culture wars” if it hopes to address the major crises of the century.

The Importance of Living

A tremendous bestseller when it was first published in 1937, The Importance of Living has been a classic for over sixty years.

The Importance of Living

A tremendous bestseller when it was first published in 1937, The Importance of Living has been a classic for over sixty years. Intended as an antidote to the dizzying pace of the modern world, Lin Yutang's prescription is the classic distillation of ancient Chinese wisdom: revere inaction as much as action, invoke humour to maintain a healthy attitude, and never forget that there will always be plenty of fools around who are willing - indeed eager - to be busy, to make themselves useful, and to exercise power while you bask in the simple joy of existence. Now, more than six decades later, with our lives accelerated to unbelievable levels, this wise and timeless book is more pertinent than ever before. In an era when we're overwhelmed with wake-up calls, it's an entertaining innovation to savour life's beauty, its endless fascination and its slow, sure, simple pleasures.

The Art of Living and Dying

How can I celebrate death as you suggest? Osho responds to these questions and many others from those who find themselves inexplicably attracted to the subject, as well as from those who are facing imminent death and from their carers.

The Art of Living and Dying

Why are we afraid of death? What is acceptance in the face of cancer? How do I decide whose advice to take? How to relax in the certainty of death? Ought we to tell someone when they are dying or not? Is the theory of reincarnation true? What is happening around the dying? How best to support a dying person? My young daughter is asking about death: what do I tell her? How can I celebrate death as you suggest? Osho responds to these questions and many others from those who find themselves inexplicably attracted to the subject, as well as from those who are facing imminent death and from their carers. He does not simply show how our fear of death is based on a misunderstanding of its nature; he also shows how dying is a tremendous opportunity for inner growth and how death is the most sacred of mysteries. Death is not an event but a process, and one that begins with birth. Each exhalation is a small death; each inhalation, a rebirth. When life is lived consciously and totally, death is not a catastrophe but a joyous climax.

The Art of Living in Australia

The Art of Living in Australia was first published in 1893 and urged the value of Mediterranean eating and drinking habits for the Australian way of life.

The Art of Living in Australia

The Art of Living in Australia was first published in 1893 and urged the value of Mediterranean eating and drinking habits for the Australian way of life. Philip E. Muskett (d. 1909) was variously a surgeon at Sydney Hospital, Surgeon-Superintendent to the New South Wales government and Medical Superintendent at the Quarantine Station. He is most well known as a popular medical and health writer, most notably for The Art of Living in Australia.

Japan The Art of Living

Describes and illustrates the construction methods, materials, styles, and designs of traditional domestic architecture in Japan

Japan The Art of Living

Describes and illustrates the construction methods, materials, styles, and designs of traditional domestic architecture in Japan

The Intricate Art of Living Afloat

In 1974 Clare Allcard and her husband Edward, with their baby daughter, took up residence on their 69-foot former Baltic trader, in which they continue to cruise around the world.

The Intricate Art of Living Afloat

In 1974 Clare Allcard and her husband Edward, with their baby daughter, took up residence on their 69-foot former Baltic trader, in which they continue to cruise around the world. From her own experience, Allcard shares with others who would like to try sea livingwhether for a week or a lifetimehow to predict a squall, navigate customs, earn money as you go, cope with health issues, gut and dry fish, stretch your fresh water supply, and many other tips. Photos.

The Rational Arts of Living

The Rational Arts of Living


The Art of Living

By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life's inevitable losses and disappointments ...

The Art of Living

Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life's inevitable losses and disappointments with grace.

The Art of Living

Reproduction of the original: The Art of Living by Robert Grant

The Art of Living

Reproduction of the original: The Art of Living by Robert Grant

The Art of Living

This book takes us into the drama of our relationships and explores the virtues we need to live those relationships well.

The Art of Living

In our secular, relativistic, "anything goes" world that trains people to do whatever they feel like doing, we have lost the tradition of virtues. As Pope Benedict XVI said, we have lost "the art of living." Indeed, in an age of moral confusion, when the heritage of the virtues and formation in character have not been passed on, many of us no longer know how to live life well. In his follow up to Walking with Mary, popular author and speaker Edward Sri explores how small daily changes in our thinking and lifestyle can help us begin to recover these positive habits. This book takes us into the drama of our relationships and explores the virtues we need to live those relationships well. Over and over again, we see that to be a good friend, spouse, parent, and child of God, we need a lot more than feelings, enthusiasm, and good intentions. We need virtue.

The Art of Living

. I found that many of Nehamas's ideas and arguments resonated in my mind for weeks after reading this book."—Shadi Bartsch, author of Ideology in Cold Blood "Combining, as he does, philosophy, literature, and classical studies, Nehamas ...

The Art of Living

In this wide-ranging, brilliantly written account, Nehamas provides an incisive reevaluation of Socrates' place in the Western philosophical tradition and shows the importance of Socrates for Montaigne, Nietzsche, and Foucault.

The Art of Living

This collection of interviews with a variety of artists creates an oral history of performance art.

The Art of Living

This collection of interviews with a variety of artists creates an oral history of performance art. Each artist is invited to address their work, providing insights into their artistic, personal and political concerns. An engaging read which displays the diverse practices which come under the umbrella of 'performance art'.