Author: Steve Fuller

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440194807

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 1620

The caller whispers, I know what you did, but what did Carter McCoy do? Someone has been watching, waiting, and he won't stop tormenting the college professor until his revenge is complete and Carter's life is destroyed. The mystery begins when Carter sleeps with a student named Leslie Steel. After Leslie disappears later that night and is presumed dead by the authorities, Carter's carefully constructed facade begins to crumble. Anonymous phone calls, cryptic letters, haunting song lyrics, a bloody murder weapon someone is trying to implicate Carter in Leslie's death. But who? With his life falling apart, Carter attempts to cover up a murder he doesn't remember committing. Unfortunately, Detective Bruce Kraft is always one step ahead. Handsome, rugged, and confident, Kraft is everything Carter McCoy is not namely, a good guy trapped in a crummy world. In Carter's cluttered mind, everyone is a suspect, but who killed Leslie Steel? Who is attacking his friends? Who kidnapped his girlfriend? Who is the mystery person known as Vengeance? With time running out, Carter is given one last chance to uncover the truth, leading to a rollercoaster conclusion full of shocking twists. Nothing is what it seems in Fuller's debut suspense novel.
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Author: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857387634

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 6378

Ernesto Durán is convinced he is sick. It becomes an obsession far exceeding hypochondria, and when Dr Andrés Miranda gives up responding to his letters and e-mails, Durán resolves to stalk him. The fixation has its own creeping effect on Karina, Miranda's lonely secretary, who cannot resist becoming involved. Meanwhile, Dr Miranda has troubles of his own: he has diagnosed his father's illness, but cannot summon the courage to tell him. In trying to find the perfect opportunity to break the news gently, Miranda ensures only that their relationship descends into farce. Profound and philosophical, The Sickness is a tender and intimate celebration of life's little absurdities and unlikely alliances.
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Author: Soren Kierkegaard

Publisher: Jovian Press

ISBN: 1531299628

Category: Philosophy

Page: 199

View: 9334

The Sickness unto Death, Kierkegaard moves beyond anxiety on the mental-emotional level to the spiritual level, where--in contact with the eternal--anxiety becomes despair. Both anxiety and despair reflect the misrelation that arises in the self when the elements of the synthesis--the infinite and the finite--do not come into proper relation to each other. Despair is a deeper expression for anxiety and is a mark of the eternal, which is intended to penetrate temporal existence.
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Author: Shirin Shafaie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 135135342X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 104

View: 8398

Søren Kierkegaard’s The Sickness unto Death is widely recognized as one of the most significant and influential works of Christian philosophy written in the nineteenth century. One of the cornerstones of Kierkegaard’s reputation as a writer and thinker, the book is also a masterclass in the art of interpretation. In critical thinking, interpretation is all about defining and clarifying terms – making sure that everyone is on the same page. But it can also be about redefining terms: showing old concepts in a new light by interpreting them in a certain way. This skill is at the heart of The Sickness unto Death. Kierkegaard’s book focuses on the meaning of “despair” – the sickness named in the title. For Kierkegaard, the key problem of existence was an individual’s relationship with God, and he defines true despair as equating to the idea of sin – something that separates people from God, or from the idea of a higher standard beyond ourselves. Kierkegaard’s interpretative journey into the ideas of despair, sin and death is a Christian exploration of the place of the individual in the world. But its interpretative skills inspired generations of philosophers of all stripes – including notorious atheists like Jean-Paul Sartre.
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Author: Søren Kierkegaard

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691158312

Category: Philosophy

Page: 484

View: 2067

Walter Lowrie's classic, bestselling translation of Soren Kierkegaard's most important and popular books remains unmatched for its readability and literary quality. Fear and Trembling and The Sickness Unto Death established Kierkegaard as the father of existentialism and have come to define his contribution to philosophy. Lowrie's translation, first published in 1941 and later revised, was the first in English, and it has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to Kierkegaard's thought. Kierkegaard counted Fear and Trembling and The Sickness Unto Death among "the most perfect books I have written," and in them he introduces two terms--"the absurd" and "despair"--that have become key terms in modern thought. Fear and Trembling takes up the story of Abraham and Isaac to explore a faith that transcends the ethical, persists in the face of the absurd, and meets its reward in the return of all that the faithful one is willing to sacrifice, while The Sickness Unto Death examines the spiritual anxiety of despair. Walter Lowrie's magnificent translation of these seminal works continues to provide an ideal introduction to Kierkegaard. And, as Gordon Marino argues in a new introduction, these books are as relevant as ever in today's age of anxiety. "
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Author: Gary Bryant

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504361660

Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 3485

The idea of effort not only finds an essential place in all authentic spiritual traditions but also is most deeply implicated in our identity, our sense of self. For that reason, it is not only an indispensable way into a new, liberated feeling of self but also the chief obstacle to it. The Sickness of Effort will explore this difficult question by examining how the notion of effort changes in different traditions across diverse cultures. In so doing, it will reveal an altogether new notion of effort and, with that, a new and liberated feeling of identity.
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Author: P.B. Simister

Publisher: P.B. Simister

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 249

View: 2009

William Daniels: Author, coward, murderer, survivor. The news reports are confusing. The infection takes everyone by surprise and the infected have one thing on their minds: murder. William Daniels writes books for children, is a loving husband and a caring father. His dream life is shattered when his wife comes home from work and tells him a homeless man bit her. On top of that, Gemma, William’s fifteen-year old daughter hasn’t come home from school. He joins forces with his bullying neighbour and together with his freshly infected wife in the back of the car and an unwritten diary in his bag; they head out to search for Gemma. When street thugs, a junkie and even the police cross his path, William soon learns that the infected are the least of his worries. One thing is certain- the cost of survival in an infection-ravaged London is high.
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Author: Jacqueline Rayner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781788372206

Category:

Page: 59

View: 5855

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The Sickness of Economics

Author: Deborah Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135035822

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 8246

This book explains how, and why, economics has been applied to a terrible pandemic, using a range of examples mostly drawn from the region most affected, sub-Saharan Africa. Part I shows that microeconomic approaches have found fertile ground in a public health approach that ‘blames’ individual choices for HIV transmission. Despite their attractiveness, however, these approaches fail to explain contemporary patterns of HIV prevalence, illustrating the importance of factors that are excluded from the standard micro-economic approach. Part II of the book looks at our problems in understanding the economic impact of AIDS, and explains why economists cannot agree if epidemic disease is a good or bad thing for economic development. In both sections of the book, the potential for alternative approaches is shown, and the book ends by arguing that a political economy approach can bring meaningful insights to our understanding of the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS.
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Author: K. A. Applegate

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338216929

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 3559

Something is very wrong with Ax. He's sick, and the Animorphs don't know what to do about it. They can't take him to the hospital. They don't know how to contact the Andalite home world. And Ax is dying. Cassie and the other Animorphs come up with a plan. But it involves finding a new way into the Yeerk pool. There's just one problem: Jake, Rachel, Tobias, and Marco all come down with Ax's sickness. And now, for the first time, Cassie is on her own...
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Twelve Things the Negro(African-American)Must Do for Himself and Twelve Things White People(European-Americans)Must Do for the Negro(African-American)

Author: Harvey A. Branch

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781467093705

Category: Social Science

Page: 92

View: 6991

A Source of Illumination I have been into many, many areas of the country and for years I have seen “racism” at its worst and the remnants of the destruction left in its path. The lessons I have received or the injustices that I have experienced in my life colored my philosophy that started in my younger life in school (the segregated south), employment (baseball, banking, insurance, economic development, criminal justice, etc) and even now in the ministry. My church and my ministry, I consider a lighthouse to be used as a powerful source of enlightenment. To constantly give warning, confidence, help, and encouragement. When I think of a lighthouse, I think of a place that gives one a feeling that all things will be alright and a place where one is led to safety and it is also found to be shelter from the storm. When I consider what the lighthouse represents to me and all that it has done in the past, this book gives light and is a beacon that shines as a lamp onto our feet and light unto our pathway. Racism: The Sickness In America lights the way to a new awakening with directions for making America a greater nation with God, morality, value and worth for all of her peoples. This book represents the principles on which this country should stand if it is the nation that it is supposed to be. I have exposed the radical nature inherent in a nation that has for so long been deceptive. It can and must rise above these circumstances (racism). These are irrefutable truths that have had an impact that has been deep-seated, long-lasting, life-changing and most of all destructive. Religion is at the very forefront of this divisive force because it is directly and indirectly connected to the spirituality of man. Yet these are not the opinions of man but God-given precepts with the capacity to renew our thoughts and to crystallize our priorities. It is my hope that these pages will benefit you as a person of God recognizing that “All-men are created the same” by their Creator endowed with “inalienable rights”, that will enrich your life with wisdom and that will allow you to have an unbiased nature (Christlike-nature) concerning human-kind.
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Author: Alberto Barrera,Alberto Barrera Tyszka

Publisher: MacLehose Press

ISBN: 9781906694517

Category: Cancer

Page: 151

View: 1887

Ernesto Durán is convinced he is sick. It becomes an obsession far exceeding hypochondria, and when Dr Andrés Miranda gives up responding to his letters and e-mails, Durán resolves to stalk him. The fixation has its own creeping effect on Karina, the hospital secretary, who cannot resist becoming involved. Meanwhile Dr Miranda is coming to terms with a tragedy of his own: his father has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and yet the doctor - the son - finds it im-possible to tell him. He hopes that by taking his father on a trip to Isla Margarita, where they once went when he was a child, he might be able to reveal the truth. The nature of sickness as experienced by two individuals provides the backbone to this tender, thoughtful and refined novel. The Sickness is profound and philosophical, and yet written with an agility that expresses the tragedy, but also the comedy of life itself. A brilliantly achieved first novel.
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Author: Robert L. Perkins

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865548329

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

View: 4863

Influencing philosophers such as Sartre and Camus, and still strikingly modern in its psychological insights, Kierkegaard's The Sickness Unto Death explores the concept of 'despair' as a symptom of the human condition and describes man's struggle to fill the spiritual void. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
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Author: Yazarah

Publisher: Austin MacAuley

ISBN: 9781786935649

Category:

Page: 319

View: 9079

Hiro Sheuri lives a semi-comfortable life in the middle of a forest inhabited by territorial Jinns, except for the minor annoyance of being possessed by a Vampire Spirit. He has an easy job, cleaning up after the creatures of the Secret World run riot in human cities. He must hide the existence of demons but they have started obliterating whole cities. His life becomes unwelcomingly interesting when he is attacked on what was supposed to be a straightforward job, by his enemy the A'richeils, hauntingly beautiful beings that feed on emotions. Hiro's world turns destructive and dark when he discovers the creatures are being infected by a sickness that is driving them insane. While Hiro investigates the cause of this sickness, a new dark power appears that has the potential to devastate both the human and Spirit world. Darkness and death, monsters and madness clash in a world gone insane.
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