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The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals is Kant's central contribution to moral philosophy, and has inspired controversy ever since it was first published in 1785. Kant champions the insights of 'common human understanding' against what he sees as the dangerous perversions of ethical theory. Morality is revealed to be a matter of human autonomy: Kant locates the source of the 'categorical imperative' within each and every human will. However, he also portrays everyday morality in a way that many readers find difficult to accept. The Groundwork is a short book, but its argument is dense, intricate and at times treacherous. This commentary explains Kant's arguments paragraph by paragraph, and also contains an introduction, a synopsis of the argument, six short interpretative essays on key topics of the Groundwork, and a glossary of key terms. It will be an indispensable tool for anyone wishing to study the Groundwork in detail.
This book is the first detailed study of Kant's method of 'transcendental reflection' and its use in the Critique of Pure Reason to identify our basic human cognitive capacities, and to justify Kant's transcendental proofs of the necessary a priori conditions for the possibility of self-conscious human experience. Kenneth Westphal, in a closely argued internal critique of Kant's analysis, shows that if we take Kant's project seriously in its own terms, the result is not transcendental idealism but (unqualified) realism regarding physical objects. Westphal attends to neglected topics - Kant's analyses of the transcendental affinity of the sensory manifold, the 'lifelessness of matter', fallibilism, the semantics of cognitive reference, four externalist aspects of Kant's views, and the importance of Kant's Metaphysical Foundations for the Critique of Pure Reason - that illuminate Kant's enterprise in new and valuable ways. His book will appeal to all who are interested in Kant's theoretical philosophy.
Kanye West has never been the typical rapper or hip-hop artist. While other rappers are known for their baggy clothes and graphic lyrics, West uses his music to pay tribute to his mother, fight injustice in the world, and spread a positive message. With preppy clothes, honest lyrics, and a trademark teddy bear, West has built his success by breaking the mold.
He's an award-winning record producer-and as a recording artist, Kanye West has won Billboard awards, Grammys, BET Awards, Mobo Awards, MTV Awards, and NAACP Awards. He's also received much criticism and controversy. Readers will learn about both in Kanye West.
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GET FIT, GET FAST, AND GO FARTHER WITH OLYMPIC RUNNER KARA GOUCHER'S COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO RUNNING FOR WOMEN KARA GOUCHER is crazy, madly, head-over-heels in love with running, and she wants to help you feel that love, too. Whether you're just getting started or already a seasoned runner, this is the book that will take you to the next level. Kara Goucher's Running for Women contains her expertise, tips, and tricks targeted specifically at female runners to help you become a better, happier, healthier, and more fulfilled runner. She'll teach you how to: * GET STARTED WITH THE RIGHT GEAR * BUILD A SUCCESSFUL SUPPORT TEAM * FIND THE RIGHT TRAINING PROGRAM FOR YOU * OVERCOME PSYCHOLOGICAL SETBACKS * BALANCE RUNNING WITH FAMILY AND WORK * AND MUCH MORE Designed to fit your busy lifestyle, Kara Goucher's Running for Women is packed with quick tips, pearls of running wisdom, and sample training schedules and nutrition plans, as well as sections dedicated to running during and after pregnancy, managing the special challenges of the female athlete's body, and maintaining a balance between sporting and family life. Kara Goucher's Running for Women is the ultimate guide for women who want to train for the gold or simply discover their personal best.
"As noon approached, Kara flew up into the sky. The sun was bright, radiant, more brilliant than anyone had ever seen it. The powerful falcon flew higher and higher into the blue sky. All his friends watched in utter amazement at the power and the grace and beauty of that beautiful being who had become so much a part of their life. As they watched him climb higher into the sun, an awesome occurrence unfolded before their eyes. As the golden rays of the sun touched Kara's wings, they seemed to become almost transparent, almost like the sun itself, and his whole form seemed to be transformed and absorbed into the light of the sun's rays. They couldn't believe what was unfolding before their very eyes,- perhaps, it was just a mirage, an illusion. They were overcome with a deep sense of sadness which they could not understand." A beautifully written allegory. A unique book for a pensive book report. As noon approached, Kara flew up into the sky. The sun was bright, radiant, more brilliant than anyone had ever seen it. The powerful falcon flew higher and higher into the blue sky. All his friends watched in utter amazement at the power and the grace and beauty of that beautiful being who had become so much a part of their life. As they watched him climb higher into the sun, an awesome occurence unfolded before their eyes. As the golden rays of the sun touched Kara's wings, they seemed to become almost transparent, almost like the sun itself, and his whole form seemed to be transformed and absorbed into the light of the sun's rays. They couldn't believe what was unfolding before their very eyes,- perhaps, it was just a mirage, an illusion. They were overcome with a deep sense of sadness which they could not understand.
This introduction to karate covers the rules of the sport, warm-up exercises, kicks and techniques, karate styles, safety equipment, history and philosophy, and modern heroes.
When Kenny's anger problem gets out of control, his father signs him up for karate lessons. But even in karate class, Kenny can't get a grip on his temper. He's getting a reputation for being angry. With help from his karate teacher, will Kenny be able to calm down long enough to focus -- and win?
Katie's friend Kevin can't wait for the big karate match that he's convinced he'll win. But when the magic wand turns Katie into Kevin just before the big match, she threatens his chances.
Cole Richards has been training in karate for four years. He's on the brink of advancing to his next belt level, but as he prepares for his test, new challenges come his way. First, his dojo announces a "create-your-own kata" contest to take place the same day as his belt test. Now he's torn between practicing for the test and making up a series of moves that will knock his sensei's socks off. But before he even begins with either challenge, he lands in trouble with a group of local teens -- and then with his best friends, too! How will Cole handle the mounting pressure? With themes of jealousy, competition, and bullying, Matt Christopher brings together important life lessons and the thrill of karate.
Daniel may be new in town, but he's already made an enemy of Johnny, the toughest kid in school and a karate black belt. There's only one solution-Daniel has to learn karate, too. But can Mr. Miyagi, the old Japanese handyman, teach him enough to face Johnny in the All Valley Championship? And more important, can Daniel win back the girl he loves, and regain his own self-respect? Daniel stood in the bow of the boat, practicing his blocking exercises. "When am I going to learn to punch?" he asked. In response, Mr. Miyagi began to rock the boat, breaking Daniel's rhythm and tipping him. Unceremoniously, Daniel landed, shoulder first, in the cold water. When he emerged, sputtering, Mr. Miyagi answered his question. "When learn keep dry," he said wryly, and helped Daniel climb back into the boat. "More important than learn punch or block," he continued, handing Daniel a towel, "is to learn balance. Balance is key. When balance good, karate good. Everything good. When balance bad, better fix quick or pack up and go home. Understand?" "Yeah."
In a new adventure that begins where THE KARATE KID left off, Daniel and Mr. Miyagi travel to Okinawa-Mr. Miyagi's boyhood home. There, Mr. Miyagi is challenged to a karate duel-to-the-death by Sato, once his best friend. When Mr. Miyagi meets a long-lost love, Daniel meets a new girl friend, and then finds his courage tested to the limit in a confrontation with a vicious young karate expert who will stop at nothing to defeat him.
When Daniel and his karate teacher return to California, they find that Daniel's old enemies from the Cobra Kai dojo are waiting for him.
At first Karen is envious of her friend, Nancy, when she learns that Nancy's mother is about to give Nancy a new baby sister, but her feelings are mollified when Nancy offers to share the baby with her.
During Karen's month-long stay with her little-house family in Chicago, she teams up with a new friend to nab an art thief.
At her worst on April Fools' Day, Karen concocts the best April Fools' trick she's ever concocted -- one that she intends to play on her entire family. But this time she may be going too far!
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