The Expanding Circle: Ethics, Evolution, and Moral
What is ethics? Where do moral standards come from? Are they based on emotions, reason, or some innate sense of right and wrong? For many scientists, the key lies entirely in biology--especially in Darwinian theories of evolution and self-preservation. But if evolution is a struggle for survival, why are we still capable of altruism? In his classic study The Expanding Circle, Peter Singer argues that altruism began as a genetically based drive to protect one's kin and community members but has developed into a consciously chosen ethic with an expanding circle of moral concern. Drawing on philosophy and evolutionary psychology, he demonstrates that human ethics cannot be explained by biology alone. Rather, it is our capacity for reasoning that makes moral progress possible. In a new afterword, Singer takes stock of his argument in light of recent research on the evolution of morality.
- ASIN: 0691150699
Expanding the Circle: Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LGBTQ Students and Studies (SUNY series in Queer Politics and
Examines strategies and best practices that effectively integrate LGBTQ areas of teaching and research with student life activities.Many educational professionals agree that the time has come to expand their circle of inclusion and broaden their definition of diversity by increasing LGBTQ studies, but the question of how to do so is still debated. Although some colleges and universities have been incorporating LGBTQ studies for decades, courses and programs continue to be pockets of innovation rather than models of inclusion for all of higher education. Colleges and universities need to encourage faculty members to teach and research a wide range of LGBTQ topics, as well as support student life professionals in building inclusive campus communities. This book includes testimonies that alert educators to possible pitfalls and successes of their policies through an analysis of changing student attitudes. Based on these case studies, the contributors offer practical suggestions for the classroom and the provost’s office, demonstrating not only the gains that have been made by LGBTQ students and the institutions that serve them, but also the tensions that remain.
- ASIN: 1438454627
Diversity and Philanthropy: Expanding the Circle of
A "one size fits all" strategy is not effective when it comes to philanthropy and fundraising in today's diversified environment. This book enables nonprofit leaders, board members, staff, and volunteers of nonprofit organizations to better reach diverse populations and incorporate perspectives that increase success by surveying the cultural context for philanthropic action.• Brings together a breadth of information on the cultural effects on philanthropy and fundraising in an approachable, practical, and readable manner―all in a single-volume resource• Provides invaluable information for anyone seeking to be culturally proficient in his or her practice, such as leaders of nongovernmental or nonprofit organizations, board members who grasp the diversity of their client groups' relationship to the organizations, and fundraising professionals• Includes vignettes provided by experts and professionals from several countries that diversify the perspectives presented• Supplies sidebars in each chapter that contain more personal opinions on philanthropy and fundraising that lend a real-life dimension to the book
- ASIN: 144084044X Part No: 20
Essential Math Kindergarten SET--Books A and
Singapore Math® Essential Math is a series of two books and is written especially for the kindergarten student. It reinforces concepts and essential skills relevant for this age, enhances their understanding of the things around them, and motivates them to explore and learn more. There are useful ideas at the bottom of each page for parents and teachers to introduce the concepts concretely before doing the workbook page, and for extending the concept after doing the page. Each front and back page can constitute a day's lesson. This set includes both books for kindergarten.
- ASIN: B007CJTANK
- UPC: 852668812675
Big Potential: How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and
Bestselling author Shawn Achor shows how to unlock hidden sources of potential in ourselves and others.In a world that thrives on competition and individual achievement, we are measuring and pursuing potential all wrong. By pursuing success in isolation - pushing others away as we push ourselves too hard - we are not just limiting our potential, we are becoming more stressed and disconnected than ever.In his highly anticipated follow-up to The Happiness Advantage, Achor reveals a better approach. Drawing on his work in 50 countries, he shows that success and happiness are not competitive sports. Rather, they depend almost entirely on how well we connect with, relate to, and learn from each other.Just as happiness is contagious, every dimension of human potential - performance, intelligence, creativity, leadership ability and health - is influenced by those around us. So when we help others become better, we reach new levels of potential, as well. Rather than fighting over scraps of the pie, we can expand the pie instead.Small Potential is the limited success we can attain alone. BIG Potential is what we can achieve together. Here, Achor offers five strategies - the SEEDS of Big Potential--for lifting the ceiling on what we can achieve while returning happiness and meaning to our ...
- Brand: Unknown
- ASIN: 1524761532
i see peace
Focusing on the very big idea of peace, this simple book can be carried with you wherever you go and read in those profoundly peaceful moments or during those terribly tricky times when peace feels far away. Adapted from the original print book and guided journal, I See Peace uncovers the truth about a very real and personal experience of peace and how to create it in our own lives. Award-winning children's book illustrator/author and educator, Maya Gonzalez uses simple words and even more simple ink drawings to create both a universal and intimate experience of peace. Come play with Maya and learn that peace is often closer than we think.
- ASIN: B00HEW9WEC
Become What You Are
"Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal. For the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever. . . . You may believe yourself out of harmony with life and its eternal Now; but you cannot be, for you are life and exist Now."—from Become What You Are In this collection of writings, including nine new chapters never before available in book form, Watts displays the intelligence, playfulness of thought, and simplicity of language that has made him so perennially popular as an interpreter of Eastern thought for Westerners. He draws on a variety of religious traditions, and covers topics such as the challenge of seeing one's life "just as it is," the Taoist approach to harmonious living, the limits of language in the face of ineffable spiritual truth, and the psychological symbolism of Christian thought.
- Brand: Alan W Watts
- ASIN: 1570629404
- UPC: 787721987055 Part No: 9781570629402
Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic
The Western narrative of world history largely omits a whole civilization. Destiny Disrupted tells the history of the world from the Islamic point of view, and restores the centrality of the Muslim perspective, ignored for a thousand years.In Destiny Disrupted, Tamim Ansary tells the rich story of world history as it looks from a new perspective: with the evolution of the Muslim community at the center. His story moves from the lifetime of Mohammed through a succession of far-flung empires, to the tangle of modern conflicts that culminated in the events of 9/11. He introduces the key people, events, ideas, legends, religious disputes, and turning points of world history, imparting not only what happened but how it is understood from the Muslim perspective.He clarifies why two great civilizations-Western and Muslim-grew up oblivious to each other, what happened when they intersected, and how the Islamic world was affected by its slow recognition that Europe-a place it long perceived as primitive-had somehow hijacked destiny.With storytelling brio, humor, and evenhanded sympathy to all sides of the story, Ansary illuminates a fascinating parallel to the world narrative usually heard in the West. Destiny Disrupted offers a vital perspective on world conflicts many now find so puzzli...
- Brand: PublicAffairs
- ASIN: 1586488139 Part No: 27316242
Students as Colleagues: Expanding the Circle of Service-Learning
This seminal volume takes service-learning to a new level by demonstrating how it can meet its academic and community goals while developing student leaders. Models from campuses across the country offer successful practices for recruiting and training student leaders in service-learning, using students to staff key administrative positions, and establishing student-faculty partnerships to design and run community-based courses. According to Campus Compact's member survey, nearly three-quarters of colleges and universities cite both student leadership development and student civic engagement as key outcomes in their strategic plans. Students as Colleagues is a must for anyone on campus seeking to achieve these institutional goals.
- ASIN: 0972939458
The Immortals Quartet: Wild Magic; Wolf-Speaker; Emperor Mage; The Realms of the
Experience the legend, adventure, and wild magic of the Immortals quartet, now available in a collectible boxed set with new cover art and afterwords from the acclaimed author of this beloved fantasy series, Tamora Pierce.Set in the magical medieval world of Tortall, the Immortals quartet follows the adventures of Daine, a brave young orphan with a mysterious “wild magic,” the power to talk to animals, a quest to hone her magical skills and discover the truth of her parentage, and a duty to protect the kingdom from creatures of myth and nightmare. This paperback boxed set includes original afterwords from Tamora Pierce for each book in the collection: Wild Magic, Wolf-Speaker, Emperor Mage, and The Realms of the Gods.
- Brand: INGRAM INTERNATIONAL INC
- ASIN: 1481440306 Part No: 9781481440301
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