Pierre Nicole, Jansenist and Humanist: A Study of His Thought

Springer Science & Business Media
Free sample

The present study had its origins long ago in a doctorate thesis presented at the University of Cambridge. The work has been considerably enlarged in scope, if not in bulk, but has always been conceived as a whole. Nicole's thought is, in any case, remarkably coherent. I make use of articles of mine published in French Studies for April 1960 and July 1967, and my thanks are due to the General Editor of that journal for permission to do so. lowe a great debt of gratitude to Dr M. G. Wallas, who guided my researches in the early years. The penetration and lucidity of her criticism were equalled only by her kindness and patience. To Mr N. J. Abercrom bie, who had himself worked on Nicole for a number of years, I am deeply grateful for the gift of books, notes and analyses. Probably every section of this study owes something to his work, hints of the importance of the influence on Nicole of St Fran~ois de Sales proving particularly fruitful. One of the most pleasant moments in the course of my researches was spent at the Rijksarchief in Utrecht, to the staff of which, and to Dr AJ. van de Yen, Keeper of the Archives of the Oud-Bisschoppelijke Clerezij, I am much indebted for their kind help. May 1971 E. D. J.
Read more

Reviews

Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Springer Science & Business Media
Read more
Published on
Dec 6, 2012
Read more
Pages
198
Read more
ISBN
9789401027847
Read more
Language
English
Read more
Genres
Philosophy / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical
Philosophy / History & Surveys / General
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
Marcus Aurelius
William B. Irvine
One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives. In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life. Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the Stoics, Irvine offers a roadmap for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many of us. Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life. As he does so, he describes his own experiences practicing Stoicism and offers valuable first-hand advice for anyone wishing to live better by following in the footsteps of these ancient philosophers. Readers learn how to minimize worry, how to let go of the past and focus our efforts on the things we can control, and how to deal with insults, grief, old age, and the distracting temptations of fame and fortune. We learn from Marcus Aurelius the importance of prizing only things of true value, and from Epictetus we learn how to be more content with what we have. Finally, A Guide to the Good Life shows readers how to become thoughtful observers of their own lives. If we watch ourselves as we go about our daily business and later reflect on what we saw, we can better identify the sources of distress and eventually avoid that pain in our life. By doing this, the Stoics thought, we can hope to attain a truly joyful life.
Ed James
THE GAME COCK -BEING A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON BREEDING, REARING, TRAINING, FEEDING,TRIMMING, MAINS, HEELING, SPURS, etc., etc., etc. TOGETHER WITH AN EXPOSURE OF COCKERS' TRICKS. THE ORIGIN AND CURE OF DISEASES, AND THE REVISED COCKING RULES GOVERNING ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD. BY ED. JAMES. This book was first published in New York in 1873. It is extremely rare and much sought after for its historical content by today's breeders and fanciers of Game Fowl. READ COUNTRY BOOKS has now re-published it in its entirety, incorporating the original text and rare engravings of Game Fowl, Fighting Scenes and Equipment. Eighteen detailed chapters are contained within 92 pages, and include:- Origin and History of the Game Fowl. - Form and Properties of a Fighting Cock. - Some of the different Breeds of Fowl. - Breeding. - Training for the Pit. - Mode of Trimming. - Directions for Heeling. - About Mains. - Form of Articles. - English General Laws of Cocking. - Cockers' Tricks Exposed. - Hints on Spurs. - Origin of Diseases and Their Cures. - Cocking Rules of Different States and Countries. - Modern System of Breeding. - Descriptions of Ten Breeds of Game and Best Methods of Crossing. - Hints on Judging Game. - Schedule for Judging Game. Etc. Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1800s, are now extremely scarce and very expensive. READ COUNTRY BOOKS are reprinting these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions. These editions are republished using the original text and artwork. The book is available in a quality soft cover format.
©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.