Instinct Author Paul Chadbourne
ISBN-10 9781429017664
Year 2009-05-01
Pages 332
Language en
Publisher Applewood Books

""With our American Philosophy and Religion series, Applewood reissues many primary sources published throughout American history. Through these books, scholars, interpreters, students, and non-academics alike can see the thoughts and beliefs of Americans who came before us.""

Human Hope and the Death Instinct

Human Hope and the Death Instinct Author David Holbrook
ISBN-10 9781483145587
Year 2013-10-22
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher Elsevier

Human Hope and the Death Instinct: An Exploration of Psychoanalytical Theories of Human Nature and their Implications for Culture and Education focuses on the study of human nature. The manuscript first offers information on psychology as a form of philosophical anthropology and reactions against the Freudian theory, including the origins of love and hate, death instinct, and metapsychology and negation. The book then discusses human nature and the development of object-relations psychology. Topics include the theories of W. R. D. Fairbairn on love and structure of personality; relationships of psychology, poetry, and science; Fairbairn’s analysis of the logic of hate; and Melanie Klein’s concept of phantasy and aggression. The text evaluates the relationships of identity and social theory, education, culture, and moral development, as well as amorality, progress, and democracy. The manuscript also discusses the connection of psychoanalysis and existentialism, including Jean-Paul Sartre’s concept of freedom and R. D. Laing’s position on existentialism. The book is a vital source of data for readers wanting to study human nature.

Freud on Instinct and Morality

Freud on Instinct and Morality Author Donald C. Abel
ISBN-10 0791400247
Year 1989-01-01
Pages 123
Language en
Publisher SUNY Press

This book examines Freud s changing views of human instincts, exploring the moral and social implications. Part One investigates Freud s concept of instinct and discusses the phases of his ongoing attempt to classify the instincts. In Part Two the author argues that Freud s instinct theory leads to a moral philosophy, and he relates this philosophy to Freud s views on group psychology. The notion of instinct is central to psychoanalytic theory, but never before has it been treated so comprehensively, with such close attention to the text. Nor has anyone previously examined in detail the moral and social implications of Freud s instinct theory. In examining these implications, Abel bridges the fields of psychology and philosophy."

A Natural History of Peace

A Natural History of Peace Author Thomas Gregor
ISBN-10 0826512801
Year 1996
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Vanderbilt University Press

A stimulating and innovative consideration of the concept, causes, and practice of peace in societies both ancient and modern, human and primate. We know a great deal about aggression, conflict, and war, but relatively little about peace, partially because it has been such a scarce phenomenon throughout history and in our own times. Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace requires special relationships, structures, and attitudes to promote and protect it. A Natural History of Peace provides the first broadly interdisciplinary examination of peace as viewed from the perspectives of social anthropology, primatology, archeology, psychology, political science, and economics. Among other notable features, this volume offers: a major theory concerning the evolution of peace and violence through human history; an in-depth comparative study of peaceful cultures with the goal of discovering what it is that makes them peaceful; one of the earliest reports of a new theory of the organization and collapse of ancient Maya civilization; a comparative examination of peace from the perspective of change, including the transition of one of the world's most violent societies to a relatively peaceful culture, and the decision-making process of terrorists who abandon violence; and a theory of political change that sees the conclusion of wars as uniquely creative periods in the evolution of peace among modern nations.

Ruins and Empire

Ruins and Empire Author Laurence Goldstein
ISBN-10 9780822976165
Year 1977-07-15
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher University of Pittsburgh Pre

One of the most common scenes in Augustan and Romantic literature is that of a writer confronting some emblem of change and loss, most often the remains of a vanished civilization or a desolate natural landscape. Ruins and Empire traces the ruin sentiment from its earliest classical and Renaissance expressions through English literature to its establishment as a dominant theme of early American art.

Sweet Ruin

Sweet Ruin Author Tony Hoagland
ISBN-10 9780299135836
Year 1992-11-01
Pages 92
Language en
Publisher University of Wisconsin Pres

Tony Hoagland captures the recognizably American landscape of a man of his generation: sex, friendship, rock and roll, cars, high optimism, and disillusion. With what Robert Pinsky has called “the saving vulgarity of American poetry,” Hoagland’s small biographies of destruction reveal that defeat is a natural prelude to grace and loss a kind of threshold to freedom. “A remarkable book. Without any rhetorical straining, with a disarming witty directness, these poems manage to transform every subject they touch, from love to politics, reaching out from the local and the personal to place the largest issues in the context of feeling. It’s hard to think of a recent book that succeeds with equal grace in fusing the truth-telling and the lyric impulse, clarity and song, in a way that produces such consistent pleasure and surprise.”—Carl Dennis “This is wonderful poetry: exuberant, self-assured, instinct with wisdom and passion.”—Carolyn Kizer “There is a fine strong sense in these poems of real lives being lived in a real world. This is something I greatly prize. And it is all colored, sometimes brightly, by the poet’s own highly romantic vision of things, so that what we may think we already know ends up seeming rich and strange.”—Donald Justice “In Sweet Ruin, we’re banging along the Baja of our little American lives, spritzing truth from our lapels, elbowing our compadres, the Seven Deadly Sins. Maybe we’re unhappy in a less than tragic way, but our ruin requires of us a love and understanding and loyalty just as deep and sweet as any tragic hero’s. And it’s all the more poignant in a sad and funny way because the purpose of this forced spiritual march, Hoagland seems to be saying, is to leave ourselves behind. Undoubtedly, you will recognize among the body count many of your selves.”—Jack Myers

Basil Instinct

Basil Instinct Author Shelley Costa
ISBN-10 9781476709383
Year 2014-06-24
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

In this second cozy mystery series that started with You Cannoli Die Once, a chef and her cousins launch their own investigation when a new sous chef turns up dead in their Italian restaurant. When Chef Eve Angelotta’s grandmother, Maria Pia, is invited to join Belfiere, a secret all-female Italian culinary society, Eve is concerned. Rumor has it that membership is lifelong—whether you like it or not. Eve and her cousin Landon try to research Belfiere, but all they come up with is a two-year-old blog entry warning against the two-hundred-year-old society that centers around meals inspired by famous female poisoners. Soon after, Eve’s new sous chef turns up dead just inside the front door of Miracolo, Eve’s restaurant. When they discover the sous chef had connections to Belfiere, Eve and her Italian cousins start a mission to find out what happened—before Maria Pia is made an offer she can’t refuse.

Instinct Based Medicine

Instinct Based Medicine Author Leonard Coldwell
ISBN-10 9781934925560
Year 2008-06
Pages 452
Language en
Publisher Strategic Book Publishing

An experienced physician and health researcher explains the direct correlation between emotional and mental stress and degenerative diseases--particularly cancer. He also provides the knowledge and tools necessary to prevent or to recover quickly from a degenerative disease.

No Killer Instinct

No Killer Instinct Author R. E. Rothermich
ISBN-10 9781624201295
Year 2015-03-14
Pages 271
Language en
Publisher Rogue Phoenix Press

It's1993, Post-Cold War Eastern Europe. In a forceful attempt to reinstate Communist rule, a rogue Spetsnaz general has masterminded a coup d’état to overthrow Russian President Boris Yeltsin, creating a clear and present danger when he threatens to attack select European capitals with tactical nuclear warheads stolen from a U.S. military weapons laboratory. Tipped off by a well-placed spy in the Russian Army, the National Security Agency learns the detailed plans of the pending disaster only 24 hours before the imminent attack. Recruited by the NSA, along with a single company of U.S. Army Rangers, is Mark Bucher, thrust into service while vacationing in Europe with his wife. Bucher and the Rangers are the only ones at that time and place who can even attempt to de-rail the attack; and the clock is ticking. Bucher has the skills and the physical qualifications to do the mission. The question is: When it comes down to the moment of truth, can Mark Bucher do it? The CO of the Rangers has his doubts.


Ruins Author Achy
ISBN-10 9781936070138
Year 2009-03-01
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher Akashic Books

A true believer is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Cuban Revolution.

The Quality Instinct

The Quality Instinct Author Maxwell L. Anderson
ISBN-10 9781442276826
Year 2012-02-01
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield

How do we judge what is good in art? Or more to the controversial point, can we judge art? Acclaimed museum director Maxwell Anderson, newly named Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, enters the fray with The Quality Instinct. Part personal memoir, part thinking person's guide to the museum, The Quality Instinct is filled with wit and humor, anecdotes, and insights from the author's 30 years in the highly competitive, often contentious art world. Anderson takes us on a grand tour of ancient and contemporary art, sharing five simple metrics of quality that help us to increase our "visual literacy" as we learn to see, not simply look and judge.

Untimely Ruins

Untimely Ruins Author Nick Yablon
ISBN-10 9780226946658
Year 2010-06-15
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press

American ruins have become increasingly prominent, whether in discussions of “urban blight” and home foreclosures, in commemorations of 9/11, or in postapocalyptic movies. In this highly original book, Nick Yablon argues that the association between American cities and ruins dates back to a much earlier period in the nation’s history. Recovering numerous scenes of urban desolation—from failed banks, abandoned towns, and dilapidated tenements to the crumbling skyscrapers and bridges envisioned in science fiction and cartoons—Untimely Ruins challenges the myth that ruins were absent or insignificant objects in nineteenth-century America. The first book to document an American cult of the ruin, Untimely Ruins traces its deviations as well as derivations from European conventions. Unlike classical and Gothic ruins, which decayed gracefully over centuries and inspired philosophical meditations about the fate of civilizations, America’s ruins were often “untimely,” appearing unpredictably and disappearing before they could accrue an aura of age. As modern ruins of steel and iron, they stimulated critical reflections about contemporary cities, and the unfamiliar kinds of experience they enabled. Unearthing evocative sources everywhere from the archives of amateur photographers to the contents of time-capsules, Untimely Ruins exposes crucial debates about the economic, technological, and cultural transformations known as urban modernity. The result is a fascinating cultural history that uncovers fresh perspectives on the American city.