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The Philosophy and Politics of Czech Dissidence from Patocka by Aviezer Tucker

By Aviezer Tucker

A critical research of the philosophy and political perform of the Czech dissident circulate constitution seventy seven. Aviezer Tucker examines how the political philosophy of Jan Patocka (1907–1977), founding father of constitution seventy seven, inspired the pondering and political management of Vaclav Havel as dissident and president.

Presents the first severe therapy of Havel as thinker and Patocka as a political philosopher. during the constitution seventy seven dissident move in Czechoslovakia, competitors of communism established their civil fight for human rights on philosophic foundations, and participants of the constitution seventy seven later led the Velvet Revolution. After Patocka’s self-sacrifice in 1977, Vaclav Havel emerged a powerful philosophical and political strength, and he persevered to use Patocka’s philosophy so as to comprehend the human situation below past due communism and the which means of dissidence. notwithstanding, the political/philosophical orientation of the constitution seventy seven move didn't supply President Havel with an enough foundation for comprehending and responding to the intense political and financial difficulties of the postcommunist period.

In his dialogue of Havel's presidency and the eventual corruption of the Velvet Revolution, Tucker demonstrates that the weaknesses in constitution seventy seven member's figuring out of modernity, which failed to subject whereas they have been dissidents, heavily harmed their skill to operate in a latest democratic procedure. inside of this context, Tucker additionally examines Havel’s contemporary try and topple the democratic yet corrupt executive in 1997–1998. The Philosophy and Politics of Czech Dissidence from Patocka to Havel might be of curiosity to scholars of philosophy and politics, students and scholars of Slavic reviews, and historians, in addition to somebody enthusiastic about the character of dissidence.

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The Dhammapada: The Sayings of the Buddha by John Ross Carter, Mahinda Palihawadana

By John Ross Carter, Mahinda Palihawadana

The Dhammapada, the Pali model of 1 of the preferred texts of the Buddhist canon, ranks one of the classics of the world's nice spiritual literature.
Like all spiritual texts in Pali, the Dhammapada belongs to the Therevâda institution of the Buddhist culture, adherents of that are now came upon basically in Kampuchea, Laos, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Dhammapada, or "sayings of the dhamma," is taken to be a set of the utterances of the Buddha himself. Taken jointly, the verses shape a key physique of training inside of Buddhism, a guiding voice alongside the struggle-laden course in the direction of precise enlightenment, or Nirvana. although, the attraction of those epithets of knowledge extends past its spiritual historical past to a basic and common spirituality.
This version presents an advent and notes which learn the influence that the textual content has had in the Buddhist background during the centuries.

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Dialectical Method of Nagarjuna: Vigrahavyavartani by Bhattacharya Kamaleswar & E.H. Johnston & Arnold Kunst, E.

By Bhattacharya Kamaleswar & E.H. Johnston & Arnold Kunst, E. H. Johnston, Arnold Kunst

Notwithstanding just a minor paintings in shape s regards its contexts the Vigrahavyavartani is a primary textual content of Madhyamaka in addition to of the early Indian dialectical culture. not just does it admirably illustrate the dialectical approach by way of Nagarjuna the founding father of the varsity however it additionally clarifies the belief of Voidness which has been so usually misunderstood not just nowa days and in another country yet in India itself and in Nagarjuna`s personal time. lengthy misplaced in India this article was once frotunately came across by way of Rahula Sankrtyayana in a Tibetan monastery.

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Finding the Right Place on the Map: Central and Eastern by Karol Jakubowicz, Miklos Sukosd

By Karol Jakubowicz, Miklos Sukosd

Discovering the ideal position at the Map is a world comparability of the media platforms and democratic functionality of the media in post-communist international locations. From a comparative east-west point of view, this groundbreaking quantity analyzes problems with advertisement media, social exclusion, and shopper capitalism. With themes starting from the civil society process, public carrier broadcasting, fandom, and the illustration of poverty, each one bankruptcy considers a special point of the developments and difficulties surrounding the foreign media. This quantity is an up to date evaluate of what media transformation has intended for post-communist international locations long ago decades.   

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Nirvana and other Buddhist Felicities by Steven Collins

By Steven Collins

This booklet offers a brand new resolution to the query: what's nirvana? half One distinguishes among systematic and narrative notion within the Pali texts of Theravada Buddhism, where of nirvana in either. half explores different Buddhist utopias and relates Buddhist utopianism to reviews of ecu and American utopian writing. Steven Collins discusses those concerns relating to textuality, international heritage, and beliefs in premodern civilizations, aiming to give a contribution to a brand new imaginative and prescient of Buddhist heritage that integrates the interior and the surface of texts.

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Vol. 1: A-M by James G Lochtefeld

By James G Lochtefeld

-- From Abhang via Zodiac, those volumes comprise over 2,500 completely cross-referenced entries that essentially outline phrases and ideas on the topic of the ideals, practices, and background of Hinduism.
-- entire with black-and-white pictures illustrating architectural, biographical, geographical, and mythological entries.
-- Charts and maps offer further information.
-- 16-category indexes direct the reader to comparable terms.

Hinduism is a drastically very important international faith not just as a result of its mythology and philosophy but additionally because of its wealthy cultural traditions. no matter if via epic narratives of affection and struggle via Sanskrit poets, the drama and devotion of Hindu dancers, or the lessons of yoga masters, the unfold of Hinduism has enriched the lives of individuals in the course of the world.

This inclusive, two-volume encyclopedia comprises entries at the background, practices, and ideology of Hinduism, in addition to the paintings and structure, drugs, sects and social teams, and geographical facilities of the faith. it really is a vital and hugely precious source for each reference collection.

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