Constructing a Life Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0737729287

ISBN-13: 9780737729283

Edition: 2006

Authors: Douglas Dupler

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First introduced 35 years ago, the Opposing Viewpoints series has developed and set the standard for current-issue studies. With more than 90 volumes covering nearly every controversial contemporary topic, Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. Each title explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications.
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List price: $29.45
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 5/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 239
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?
The Importance of Choosing a Life Philosophy
Chapter Preface
Choosing a Map for Life
Living with Shadows in a Cave
Discovering Our Personal Myth
Challenging the Idea of a Life Plan
What Reveals Life's Ultimate Meaning?
Chapter Preface
Ultimate Meaning Does Not Exist
Religion Pursues Life's Meaning
Science Can Uncover Life's Meaning
Both Religion and Science Can Reveal Life's Meaning
How Do Religions Give Life Meaning?
Chapter Preface
Judaism Is a Life of Communing with God
Liberal Christianity Combines Reason with Faith
Conservative Christianity Is a Biblical Relationship with God
Islam Entails a Submission to God's Will
Hinduism Teaches That All Ways Lead to God
Buddhism Seeks Enlightenment and Ultimate Reality
Ecofeminism Reclaims the Great Mother Goddess
Interspirituality Embraces the Heart of All Religions
What Motivates Moral Behavior?
Chapter Preface
Morality Requires Religious Belief
Morality Does Not Require Religious Belief
Secular Humanism Encourages Moral Awareness
Secular Humanism Is Harmful
Altruism Promotes Moral Behavior
Self-Interest Promotes Moral Behavior
What Principles Should Guide Our Lives?
Chapter Preface
Look Out for Number One
Live for Others as Jesus Did
Develop a Devious Mind
Develop an Honest Heart
Aim for Personal Perfection
Abandon Any Hope of Fruition
For Further Discussion
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