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An Intelligent Person S Guide To Christian Ethics

Author : Alban McCoy
ISBN : 0826476732
Genre : Religion
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Stimulating discussion of the fundamental concepts we employ in every day consideration of moral questions for the general reader.

An Intelligent Person S Guide To Education

Author : Tony Little
ISBN : 9781472913128
Genre : Education
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Tony Little is The Head Master of Eton. One of the most progressive and imaginative people in British education today he has hitherto kept a low profile. This book, published to coincide with his retirement, sets out his educational fundamentals. There is a crisis in the British education system. Year on year GCSE and A Level pupils post better exam results, with more students achieving top grades. Yet business leaders and employers complain bitterly that our schools are not producing people fit for purpose. Far from being locked in an ivory tower, a bastion of privilege, Mr Little has used his time as a teacher and headmaster to get to grips with fundamental questions concerning education. He wants to produce people fit to work in the modern world. How do children absorb information? What kind of people does society need? What is education for? Not only is the author one of the great reforming headmasters of our time but he has planted Academies in the East end of London, founded a state boarding school near Windsor and yet is a passionate advocate of single sex schools. This book is not a text book for colleges of education - it is a book to enlighten the teaching profession and just as much for anxious parents. The book is simply arranged under topics such as authority, expectations, progress, self-confidence, sex, crises and creativity. Tony Little thinks it is time to ask some fundamental questions, and to make brave decisions about how we make our schools and our schoolchildren fit for purpose.

An Intelligent Person S Guide To Religion

Author : John Haldane
ISBN : 9780715646212
Genre : Religion
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What use is religion in the modern world? Since the dismantling of religion, enduring questions about the meaning of our existence have never been adequately answered. Drawing on many aspects of human culture, John Haldane offers a defence of religion as not only credible, but necessary, exploring the place of religion in relation to science, in making sense of evil, in understanding history and in explaining value.

An Intelligent Person S Guide To Philosophy

Author : Roger Scruton
ISBN : 9781101174050
Genre : Philosophy
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"Philosophy's the 'love of wisdom', can be approached in two ways: by doing it, or by studying how it has been done," so writes the eminent philosopher Roger Scruton. In this user-friendly book, he chooses to introduce philosophy by doing it. Taking the discipline beyond theory and "intellectualism," he presents it in an empirical, accessible, and practical light. The result is not a history of the field but a vivid, energetic, and personal account to guide the reader making his or her own venture into philosophy. Addressing a range of subjects from freedom, God, reality, and morality, to sex, music, and history, Scruton argues philosophy's relevance not just to intellectual questions, but to contemporary life.

Book Of Fools An Intelligent Person S Guide To Fops Jackasses Morons Dolts Dunces Halfwits And Blockheads

Author : Terry Reed
ISBN : 9781628940350
Genre : Humor
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This book presents a provocatively, outrageously assertive exposure of fools in their not infrequently bizarre manifestations, the object being to leave no halfwits behind. It explores the world of the fool from many perspectives, including Engines of Limited Cognition: Dumb Bells, Dumb Clucks and Dumb Waiters; Imprudence and Its Imbecilic Implications; Fools, Eccentrics & Sons of Momus; and Idiotic Opportunities: Putting Fools to Work. This is not to infer (or even hint) that either the author or his readership is in any demonstrable sense of the word foolish, now or at any other time. After all, no fool would write a book like this, and no fool would read it. Precisely who does read it is a discretely personal decision we leave to those gifted with more than ordinarily inquiring minds. Indeed, those who elect to come along for the ride are likely to find their minds piqued, tickled and enriched by this tour de farce. True to form, Reed illustrates Ambrose Bierce's definition of educational -- 'that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the fools their lack of understanding.' Abundantly documented, endlessly subtle, hopelessly eccentric and deadly funny, the book blends history, sociology, literature, philosophy, etymology and even theology, all with a good laugh.

An Intelligent Person S Guide To Modern Guilt

Author : Paul Oppenheimer
ISBN : UOM:39015041297725
Genre : Guilt
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Two of the features of guilt that makes it so mysterious are, according to the author, its degreelessness and intensity. A person is either guilt-ridden or not, and in this study guilt is studied from both a modern and an ancient perspective

An Intelligent Person S Guide To Fascism

Author : Richard Griffiths
ISBN : UOM:39015049512299
Genre : History
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Though we think we know what it is, the definition of fascism is remarkably elusive. In general consciousness it has become a collective term of abuse, while, in reaction, scholars have over-defined it out of existence. In this book, Richard Griffiths undertakes to resolve the issue, placing fascism in its tortuous historical context.

An Intelligent Person S Guide To History

Author : John Vincent
ISBN : 9780715646182
Genre : History
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Exploring the nature of historical evidence, meaning and imagination, Professor Vincent gets to the very heart of the complex issues raised, writing with trademark wit and lucidity to provide a compelling and controversial guide. Penetrating, incisive and always provocative, John Vincent's comprehensive examination of the evolution of history as a discipline and its underlying philosophy, is essential reading for anyone interested in the history they were never taught in the classroom.

An Intelligent Person S Guide To Atheism

Author : Daniel Harbour
ISBN : 0715632299
Genre : Religion
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A controversial study that argues for the value of atheism in modern society. The debate about atheism has staled since the time of Bertrand Russell. In this work, Daniel Harbour returns to its core issues - the existence of God, the values of faith, the role of religion in society - and casts them in an entirely new light. The real question, he argues, is how we should consider our urge to understand the world. Only then can we ask ourselves whether atheism or theism forms part of a coherent worldview. This new debate between atheism and theism forces us into an investigation of philosophy, science, history, ethics and aesthetics, and a desire for intellectual integrity and commitment to truth. It is far removed from the usual listing of the errors of theism. Not can atheism be equated with denialism. It holds real and practical implications for the place of religion and the obligations of atheists in our society.

An Intelligent Person S Guide To Ethics

Author : Mary Warnock
ISBN : 9780715646151
Genre : Philosophy
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Mary Warnock debates today’s most difficult moral issues, exploring the nature of ethics and the ways that we make moral decisions. She explains how to distinguish right from wrong in areas ranging from euthanasia and abortion, Down’s Syndrome and education, to genetic engineering. Drawing on remarkably lucid examples from her personal and political life, Lady Warnock illustrates difficult cases to support her points, clarifying her standpoint in relation to the philosophers of ethics in a concise and thought-provoking way

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