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Abbi Glines

Seventeen year old Pagan Moore can see souls, so when she spots one lounging on a picnic table on the first day of school, she knows he is dead. Then he does something none of the others have ever done before, he speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What she doesn't realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the soul she is falling in love with is not a soul at all. He is Death and he's about to break all the rules.

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David Brin

OUR CONTINUED EXISTENCE WAS NEVER A GIVEN. Year after year, humanity has survived the main pitfalls awaiting us - natural disasters, nuclear war, rising seas. But when an alien artefact is found floating in Earth's orbit, it pushes our troubled world to the brink of chaos. Is this a message in a bottle bringing peace and enlightenment from the stars? Or a warning, threatening to destroy what little stability mankind has achieved? The world is divided - holding its breath. Soon we will know the secret of existence. Brilliant and gripping, David Brin's novel of the near future is the work of a modern master of science fiction.

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Robert Cummings Neville

The second volume in a trilogy advancing a systematic philosophical theology, this book explores the realities of human existence articulated by religion. Religion, writes Robert Cummings Neville, articulates existential predicaments and provides venues for ecstatic fulfillment. Like its companion volumes treating ultimacy and religion, Existence advances a systematic philosophical theology to address first-order questions found in the array of Axial Age religions. Issues arising in the major religious traditions are explored through a complex array of philosophical approaches. This second volume shows religion to be the engagement of ultimate realities common to all human beings. Neville finds five problematics relative to ultimate boundary conditions of the human world: the contingency of existence, living under obligation, the quest for wholeness, engagement with others, and the meaning or value in life. Common to all human beings and hence “religion,” the engagement with realities is also historically and culturally bound, becoming simultaneously socially constructed “religions.” Readers will find Neville’s philosophical theology both bold and enlightening, running counter to dominant intellectual trends while richly informed by a long and fruitful engagement with theology, philosophy, and religion, East and West.

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Brett Hayward

An engaging and far-ranging inquiry into humankind’s destiny and the meaning of life, embracing both science and spirituality. Humankind has reached a state of consciousness that leads us to search for the reasons for our existence and allows us the ability to decide whether to allow evolution to shape our future unguided or to actively choose what we would like to become. Informed by centuries of searching, both scientific and spiritual, we can now bridge the gap between these disparate disciplines to build an integrated roadmap to understand where we come from and where we can choose to go.

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Rollo May

Since its publication, Existence has been regarded as the most important, complete, and lucid account of the existentialist approach to psychology. From the works of the leading spokesmen of the existential analytic movement, the editors have selected classic case histories and other writings to define the approach that seeks to understand mental illness, in the words of Rollo May, "...not as deviations from the conceptual yardstick of this or that psychiatrist...but as deviations in the structure of the particular patient's existence, the disruptions of his condition humane."

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David Brin

Bestselling, award-winning futurist David Brin returns to globe-spanning, high concept SF with Existence. Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there's something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn't on the decades' old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth's infomesh about an "alien artifact." Thrown into the maelstrom of worldwide shared experience, the Artifact is a game-changer. A message in a bottle; an alien capsule that wants to communicate. The world reacts as humans always do: with fear and hope and selfishness and love and violence. And insatiable curiosity. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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David Hinton

This is the story of existence, and it begins with a painting. Join David Hinton, the premier modern translator of the Chinese classics, as he stands before a single landscape painting, discovering in it the wondrous story of existence—and as part of that story, the magical nature of consciousness. What he coaxes from the image is nothing less than a revelation: the dynamic interweaving of mind and Cosmos, and the glorious dance of Absence and Presence that is the secret of that Cosmos.

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Jon Earnshaw

The everyman/everywoman’s guide to the meaning of life. Musician and teacher Jon Earnshaw examines the major questions of life and whether the Christian faith is able to provide answers which are relevant today. As a result of being expensively educated but badly taught in his chosen career he began to reflect on how seriously he had been let down by society. His many heated arguments with church leaders also convinced him that something was seriously wrong with Christianity. Money, selfishness and power appeared to corrupt both secular and sacred in equal measure. Embarking on a writing project which was to span over 10 years he began to examine the inconsistencies and contradictions in the Bible and the false teachings and pointless practices in Christianity. If you believe anything at all about God or religion then be prepared for a few surprises – most of what you already believe is not the full Bible truth. If you don’t believe anything about God then this book will be interesting to say the least – for example, God exists because He Is Absolutely Obliged To. So is it a theology book, a spirituality book or a lifestyle book? It could be any of those things. I don’t preach to my readers; I present the case for and against God in clear understandable language and leave it up to you. I look at - The Sinking Titanic of Planet Earth, The Descent of Man, The Misunderstood God, The End of The World, Does God Exist? Is God Cruel? The Impossibility of Faith, The Popular View Of Hell Is A Delusion, What Your Alpha-Class-Focus-Group-Outreach-Leader-Church-Pastor Will Never Tell You, The Earth is Not Ours, How Science is Nearer Religion Than You Think. And a few more. I hope that this will be a life-changing book for all readers. I also hope that it will at least make you think; the way that you think could change the future of the earth and the humans on it long after I have gone.

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Robert Cummings Neville

The second volume in a trilogy advancing a systematic philosophical theology, this book explores the realities of human existence articulated by religion. Religion, writes Robert Cummings Neville, articulates existential predicaments and provides venues for ecstatic fulfillment. Like its companion volumes treating ultimacy and religion, Existence advances a systematic philosophical theology to address first-order questions found in the array of Axial Age religions. Issues arising in the major religious traditions are explored through a complex array of philosophical approaches. This second volume shows religion to be the engagement of ultimate realities common to all human beings. Neville finds five problematics relative to ultimate boundary conditions of the human world: the contingency of existence, living under obligation, the quest for wholeness, engagement with others, and the meaning or value in life. Common to all human beings and hence “religion,” the engagement with realities is also historically and culturally bound, becoming simultaneously socially constructed “religions.” Readers will find Neville’s philosophical theology both bold and enlightening, running counter to dominant intellectual trends while richly informed by a long and fruitful engagement with theology, philosophy, and religion, East and West.

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Peter van Inwagen

The problem of the nature of being was central to ancient and medieval philosophy, and continues to be relevant today. In this collection of thirteen recent essays, Peter van Inwagen applies the techniques of analytical philosophy to a wide variety of problems in ontology and meta-ontology. Topics discussed include the nature of being, the meaning of the existential quantifier, ontological commitment, recent attacks on metaphysics and ontology, the concept of ontological structure, fictional entities, mereological sums, and the ontology of mental states. Van Inwagen adopts a generally 'Quinean' position in meta-ontology, yet reaches ontological conclusions very different from Quine's. The volume includes two previously unpublished essays, one of which is an introductory essay where van Inwagen explains his conception of the relation between the language of 'the ordinary business of life' and that of 'the ontology room'. The volume will be an important collection for students and scholars of metaphysics.

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Valentin Matcas

As long as you are incapable to distinguish what exists from what does not exist, and to know what existence is in the first place, then you are doomed to fall into beliefs of all kind, whatever anyone wants you to believe and do throughout life. …Because those around you and the entire Society will draw you into their dogma, and through it they will use you throughout life for all purposes, in every manner! …Because the inexistent leads to ignorance, ignorance leads to beliefs, beliefs lead to ideologies and dogma, while ideologies and dogma lead to servitude. This is how you lose your freedom throughout life, and it happens a lot! …And it always starts with you being incapable to define what it is from what it is not, what exists from what it does not, and respectively, what it is true from what is wrong. Let us see what the world knows about Existence! …Because now, after ages of human civilization, this is what it is known: what exists exists, and what does not exist does not exist! …Or here is something even more remarkable: ‘I think, therefore I am!’ …And now these trivial statements are being repeated throughout books and elaborated studies, as variations on the same theme, with the whole world feeling comfortable with the level of knowledge in this particular subject. …Zero! …Yet go to places like Area 51, to see there what really exists in the world! Someone is being taken for a ride here! …The whole world probably? What we want in this book is to find genuine facts. What is Existence? Do other worlds exist? …How? Where? How do you get there? …Now prove it! …Because simple beliefs are insufficient to help you understand the wider world in all its details. It is the job of Science to study, understand, and explain Existence rigorously, yet Science remains ignorant of all imperative subjects, including Existence. The purpose of this book is to study Existence entirely through valid facts, from all perspectives and in all circumstances, in order to be able to understand it completely. Furthermore, we use Existence to define, understand, and explain everything else. …And since Existence stands at the base of everything that exists in the world, this accounts for everything indeed.

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Bruno Vogt

In crisp, simple language, the author introduces the reader to the essence of an unfolding universe and natural development. Homo sapiens are the spearhead of evolution. The human mind and the concept of reality take center stage, as does quantum mechanics, which is described as one of the pinnacles of science. In seeking answers to the profound question of existence, Bruno Vogt discovers that all natural movements from cosmic expansion down to subatomic particle movements have a common origin, and particle physics and quantum mechanics seem to be key disciplines capable of unlocking some of the greatest mysteries of all time—the U-minded world and the primordial world. The resultant principle of existence appears to be almost an anticlimax. In covering the all-important aspects of our being in a clear and concise fashion, the book Existence is most certainly one of the greatest foundations on which to build future science and philosophy. Moral actions and values seem to be under siege as never before. The second part of the book endeavors to educate, inspire, and instill high ethical values into the minds of present-day society. The book closes with an enlightening essay on the last days of human life.

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Rollo May,Ernest Angel

Since its publication, Existence has been regarded as the most important, complete, and lucid account of the existentialist approach to psychology. From the works of the leading spokesmen of the existential analytic movement, the editors have selected classic case histories and other writings to define the approach that seeks to understand mental illness, in the words of Rollo May, "...not as deviations from the conceptual yardstick of this or that psychiatrist...but as deviations in the structure of the particular patient's existence, the disruptions of his condition humane."

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Eric Reinhardt

Diplômé d'une école prestigieuse, obsédé de logique et fanatique de l'œuvre de Wittgenstein, Jean-Jacques Carton-Mercier est devenu à près de quarante ans un cadre supérieur détestable qui méprise ses contemporains. Égocentrique et conformiste, il se comporte en véritable tyran domestique avec son épouse et ses deux enfants. Mais un fait anodin – l'achat d'un Bounty dans une boulangerie – va déclencher dans sa vie une série de catastrophes. Ce misanthrope sûr de ses valeurs et de sa supériorité va rencontrer l'hostilité de ses semblables, découvrir ses faiblesses et ses doutes quant à l'existence qu'il s'est construite. Il perdra sa femme et son travail, sans comprendre ce qui lui arrive. La folle journée de Carton-Mercier, d'humiliations en désastres, est un vrai régal pour l'esprit. Épousant la pensée chaotique du narrateur, souvenirs, hypothèses et inventions diverses bousculent le récit. L'enchaînement inattendu des dialogues et des situations, l'apparition de personnages burlesques font de cette satire sociale le roman le plus drôle et le plus surprenant qui soit. Après le Moral des ménages, salué par la critique et les libraires, Éric Reinhardt poursuit avec brio sa charge incisive contre les valeurs conservatrices et dérisoires qui minent nos sociétés.

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Omar Yousef

This is a book of facts in a time of ‘simple lies’, where propaganda plays a major role in falsifying history. Wasn’t Palestine a "state without people”? Lies weaved in the darkness cast a shadow on the minds unknowing of the facts, soon before these lies become their undeniable "reality". The people claimed to be "non-existent" continue to have a snowball effect. You need not ask where they come from, or how their existence thrusts down the throat of the “people without a state”, Palestine is that phoenix.

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Jean Ovide Bourdeau

We at last move on to a more positive and exploratory outlook about the unearned, ambiguous, rarest and most privileged opportunity of being both alive and conscious of being aware of our own personal existence. This new text examines a few fundamental themes and premises, which, we, members of this species, tend to ponder over in the course of our short lifespan, as we cumulatively gain more wisdom across the generations - elevating that astuteness to the level of ethics, particularly as we begin this 21st century CE. So this is a basic exercise in defining some logic to our Earthly existence in the apparent infinite vastness of the Cosmos, since we seem caught up in what appears to be an undecipherable purpose and mission. As if (at least at our present level of understanding) we had been created for a 'PURPOSE UNKNOWN' in a direction forever hidden from us all.