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Enlightenment Now

Enlightenment Now

'My new favourite book of all time' Bill GatesTOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERIs modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible?If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred, and irrationality. Yet Steven Pinker shows that this is an illusion - a symptom of historical amnesia and statistical fallacies. If you follow the trendlines rather than the headlines, you discover that our lives have become longer, healthier, safer, happier, more peaceful, more stimulating and more prosperous - not just in the West, but worldwide. Such progress is no accident: it's the gift of a coherent and inspiring value system that many of us embrace without even realizing it. These are the values of the Enlightenment: of reason, science, humanism and progress.The challenges we face today are formidable, including inequality, climate change, Artificial Intelligence and nuclear weapons. But the way to deal with them is not to sink into despair or try to lurch back to a mythical idyllic past; it's to treat them as problems we can solve, as we have solved other problems in the past. In making the case for an Enlightenment newly recharged for the 21st century, Pinker shows how we can use our faculties of reason and sympathy to solve the problems that inevitably come with being products of evolution in an indifferent universe. We will never have a perfect world, but - defying the chorus of fatalism and reaction - we can continue to make it a better one.
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Comedy Sex God

Comedy Sex God

Part autobiography, part philosophical inquiry, and part spiritual quest, Comedy Sex God is a hilarious, profound, and enlightening romp around the fertile mind of stand-up stand-out, podcast king, and HBO superstar Pete Holmes.Pete Holmes is a sold-out-every-night stand-up comedian with two HBO specials and the host of the hugely successful podcast You Made It Weird, and he was the creator-star of the hit HBO show Crashing. But it wasnt always roses for Pete. Growing up, Pete was raised an evangelical Christian, but his religion taught him that being badsmoking, drinking, having doubts or premarital sexwould get him sent to an eternity in hell. So, terrified of the God he loved, Pete devoted his life to being good, even marrying his first girlfriend at the age of twenty-two only to discover a few years later he was being cheated on. Thanks for nothing, God.Petes failed attempt at a picture-perfect life forced him to reexamine his beliefs, but neither atheism, nor Christianity, nor copious bottles of Yellow Tail led him to enlightenment. Pete longed for a model of faith that served him and his newfound uncertainties about the universe, so he embarked on a soul-seeking journey that continues to this day. Through encounters with mind-altering substances, honing his craft in front of thousands of his comedy fans, and spending time with savants like Ram Dass, Pete forged a new lifeboth spiritually and personally.Beautifully written and often completely hilariousimagine Dasss Be Here Now if penned by one of the funniest people aliveComedy Sex God reveals a man at the top of his game and a seeker in search of the deeper meanings of life, love, and comedy.
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120 kr.
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Tirukkural

Tirukkural

The real greatness of Tirukkural is its survival, even after the onslaughts of many heterogeneous creeds. In the last two thousand years, it never failed to attract any scholar or lover of wisdom. They have glorified Valluvar and his monumental magnum opus "The Kural" with scintillating tributes. It is true that the great poet of modern times Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathi aptly said that "Tamilnadu gave Valluvar to the world And thereby gained the everlasting fame " The purpose of this anthology is to bring out the Rev. Dr. G. U. Pope's Tirukkural translation in English along with the erudite Tamil Scholar Dr. Mu. Varadarajan's Tamil commentary for the benefit of scholars and students. We have compiled and published Rev. G. U. Pope's English translation of the Tirukkural is a fitting tribute to this great classic, a valuable contribution to English and a great service to Tamil. This is a labour of love which will earn for the author the admiration and gratitude of the Tamil-loving public. Dr. Mu. Varadarajan reveals a fine grasp of the genius of Tiruvalluvar and commands the most refined temperament to render into lucid commentary the terse and highly condensed poetical expressions of Tiruvalluvar. May this work bring a great flood of many-sided enlightenment and delight to all. As a great thinker, of Tiruvalluvar actually transgresses the frontiers of language and creed. His scripture of Universalism has induced to recognize him as one of the great philosophers, to be placed in the midst of Socrates, Kant and Confucius, the illustrious moral philosophers of the mankind. In the sphere of political science and public administration, Valluvar seems supreme in his treatment and humanistic approach than Aristotle, Kautilya, Kamantaka, Sukkra, Machiavelli and Harold Laski.
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