Killing Yourself to Live

Author: Chuck Klosterman

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571314139

Category: Music

Page: 256

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For 6,557 miles, from New York to Mississippi to Seattle, Chuck Klosterman decided to chase rock n roll and death across a continent. 21 days later, after three relationships, an encounter with various cottonmouth snakes, and a night spent snorting cocaine in a graveyard, Klosterman started to order his thoughts on American culture and the meaning of celebrity.

The Oxford Handbook of Schopenhauer

Author: Robert L. Wicks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190660074

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

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More than two hundred years after the publication of his seminal The World as Will and Representation, Arthur Schopenhauer's influence is still felt in philosophy and beyond. As one of the most readable and central philosophers of the 19th century, his work inspired the most influential thinkers and artists of his time, including Nietzsche, Freud, and Wagner. Though known primarily as a herald of philosophical pessimism, the full range of his contributions is displayed here in a collection of thirty-one essays on the forefront of Schopenhauer scholarship. Essays written by contemporary Schopenhauer scholars explore his central notions, including the will, empirical knowledge, and the sublime, and widens to the interplay of ethics and religion with Schopenhauer's philosophy. Authors confront difficult aspects of Schopenhauer's work and legacy--for example, the extent to which Schopenhauer adopted ideas from his predecessors compared to how much was original and visionary in his central claim that reality is a blind, senseless "will," the effectiveness of his philosophy in the field of scientific explanation and extrasensory phenomena, and the role of beauty and sublimity in his outlook. Essays also challenge prevailing assumptions about Schopenhauer by exploring the fundamental role of compassion in his moral theory, the Hindu, Christian, and Buddhist aspects of his philosophy, and the importance of asceticism in his views on the meaning of life. The collection is an internationally constituted work that reflects upon Schopenhauer's philosophy with authors presently working across the globe. It demonstrates fully the richness of Schopenhauer's work and his lasting impact on philosophy and psychoanalysis, as well as upon music, the visual arts, and literature.

Escape Velocity

Author: Crazy Horse

Publisher: Booksmango

ISBN: 1633237044

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

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In the movie version, I start to merge with the car. The shifter grows into my hand, which quickly becomes metal. Wiry tentacles grow out of the back of the seat and attach themselves to my brain stem. My eyes discover a Terminator-like Heads-Up Display, and my foot grows into the accelerator pedal. My heart beats in synch with the tach and all the gauges register across my face. I’m becoming one with the machine. There’s no telling where the Firebird ends, and I begin. I am the car. The car is me. I am the road. The journey is the destination. There’s nowhere to go and yet, no turning back. There is only the drive, the car and the driver, and all are one.

Hands of Doom

Author: Jack Holloway

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1666729469

Category: Music

Page: 150

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"The world today is such a wicked place," Black Sabbath declared in 1969, when they recorded their debut album, set against a backdrop of war, assassinations, social unrest, and disillusionment. Cries for justice from the Civil Rights Movement, and for peace and love from the culture of "flower power," had been met with violent backlash from the ruling class. It was on this stage that Black Sabbath entered--the heaviest rock band the world had yet known. This band was shaped by a working class upbringing in Birmingham, England, where actual metal defined the small town existence of factories, bombed-out buildings, and little else. With their music, Sabbath captured the dread and the burgeoning pessimism that was haunting the minds of young people in the sixties and seventies. Today, we are in a similar age of crisis: climate disaster, extreme inequality, police brutality, mass incarceration, and now, pandemic. Black Sabbath speaks to our time in ways few other bands can. They deploy apocalyptic imagery to capture the destruction of the planet by despotic superpowers, and they pronounce a prophetic indictment on agents of injustice. In this book, theologian and cultural critic Jack Holloway explores Black Sabbath's music and lyrics, and what they had to say to their historical context. From this analysis, Holloway outlines a Black Sabbath theology which carries significant import for modern life, reminding us of our deep responsibility to transform a broken world.

How to Commit Suicide Without Killing Yourself

Author: Ethan Cornfield

Publisher: Alpha Book Publisher


Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 210

View: 8598

The Human Condition of Loneliness casts its shadow over all of us. The sting of mental health issues pricks us all. These are a collection of practices implemented by one individual’s perspective on the absurdity of existence. We all want to be understood, while understanding no one can experience life the exact same way we can. It’s what gives our unique perspective such value and weight. The biggest illusion of this world is the illusion of separation. From beyond the veil can we start to lift the curtain and become Whole, One at a time. This is one idea on how to overcome even your darkest demons.

Killing yourself to live

Author: Chuck Klosterman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789171308368


Page: 267

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Author: Paul G. Quinnett

Publisher: Burns & Oates


Category: Suicide

Page: 151

View: 4374

Provides positive advice and encouragement to the person thinking about committing suicide.

Techniques and Guidelines for Social Work Practice

Author: Bradford W. Sheafor,Charles R. Horejsi

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Social Science

Page: 652

View: 7989

/*0205446175, Sheafor, Techniques and Guidelines for Social Work Practice, 7e*/The latest edition of this classic book continues to provide students and practitioners of social work with a one-of-a-kind resource designed to emphasize the different techniques needed for successful practice. Carefully updated to provide social workers with easy access to the most current information on professional techniques and guidelines and organized to support a generalist practice perspective, Techniques and Guidelines for Social Work Practice illustrates multiple ways in which both direct and indirect intervention activities are a part of the social worker's repertoire. Touching upon everything from cultural competence to macro practice, the content of this text is so widely applicable it is an invaluable aid in making the transition to a professional career in social work and a staple of professional social work libraries. In a classroom, it is ideal for use in advanced practice, capstone, and field work courses. Parts I and II summarize the essential foundation elements of social work practice, while Parts III through V set out 157 clearly described techniques and guidelines that can be used by students and new practitioners. The latest edition includes many changes that make it just as essential as previous editions. Techniques deleted from prior editions due to space restrictions are now available at New techniques include guidelines for assessing small group functioning, family group conferencing, and building mentoring relationships, as well as addressing client concerns related to spirituality and religion and serving the client or community experiencing an emergency or disaster. Following the lessons of 9/11, new content is included to prepare social workers to deal a client or community emergency. Information is included on Family group conferencing, a new approach based on the principles of restorative justice about which social workers should be knowledgeable. New guidelines for using mentoring relationships, in which senior practitioners without direct administrative responsibilities support and nurture developing social workers, are included in this edition, along with new guidelines for assessing small group functioning as a means of strengthening subsequent intervention activities with groups. Chapter 14 now includes a straight-forward description of techniques for conducting empirical direct practice evaluation with current illustrations based on students' applications of the most commonly used evaluation tools.


Author: Shelly Kagan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300180845

Category: Philosophy

Page: 387

View: 1606

Examines the myriad of questions that arise when confronting the meaning of mortality, challenging many widely-held views about death and inviting readers to take a fresh look at the fact that they will die.

How to Stop Killing Yourself

Author: Peter Joseph Steincrohn

Publisher: New York : Ace Books


Category: Health

Page: 272

View: 5406