Time without becoming is the text of a lecture Quentin Meillassoux gave at the Middlesex University in May 2008. He makes a summary of the arguments he employed in After Finitude to overcome correlationism from the inside and to dismiss philosophies of becoming, such as absolute idealism and vitalism. In particular, he explains the specificity of his “speculative materialism” by supporting the thesis of the reciprocal exteriority of matter and mind. In her contribution, Anna Longo challenges this perspective taking into account the issue of the genesis of the transcendental in Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy.
Act effectively during a loved one's end of life...more control; heartache; right closure. Notes from the Waiting Room offers unique contributions to American families. Written from a lay person's experience, research, and perspective, Bart Windrum speaks to lay people about crucial end-of-life issues in a clear and direct way...
in a way that institutions and professionals either overlook or are unwilling to bring to life. Protect vanishing precious moments. This one-of-a-kind conversation dissects and clarifies hospitalization experiences, and discusses end-of-life choices. For every patient-family entering the end-of-life crucible. It is possible that a loved one's terminal hospitalization and demise will go smoothly, with well-considered communication, excellent treatment, and compassionate care for the patient and family alike altogether, a humane container for a loved one's passing. It is possible that your patient-family will experience exactly the opposite absent or dysfunctional communication, problematic treatment, and a dispassionate absence of care that feels like abandonment. These conditions result in need shock and harm, and a lingering, additional sense of loss. Notes from Bart Windrum: Every hospitalization is serious.
Any hospitalization can become very serious. End-of-life hospitalizations are particularly challenging especially those that turn suddenly terminal. During end-of-life hospitalization, only two things really matter: protecting and using every available opportunity to commune with your loved one, and obtaining treatment direction from your loved one. These opportunities can be infringed upon. They can and do vanish. If we don't utilize them, our loss deepens, lingering in our hearts and souls with additional weight. How can your patient-family avoid this outcome? By learning how to eliminate need and detrimental systemic shocks. Notes from the Waiting Room focuses primarily on understanding how hospitals really function and how patient-families can effectively function within them. Notes' major topics include: -- how to be an effective personal representative -- the essential legal documents -- the distinction between treatment versus care and how that affects us -- forecasting future events and minimizing need, harmful shocks -- obtaining decision-making assistance and family support from hospital personnel -- a potpourri of hospital how-to's -- a complete, in-depth, one-of-a-kind discussion about quandaries related to the intersection of resuscitation directives, treatment, and patient-family orientation -- the nature and realities of hospitalized dying. Additionally, Notes offers a comprehensive discussion about how to consider, and perhaps arrive at, a decision to choose end-of-life care without hospitalization. Have we struck an unexamined Faustian bargain? Does using medical technology to extend our lives imply a requirement to die in the hospital or nursing home? The Option to Die in PEACE (Patient Ethical Alternative Care Elective) offers a framework for choosing a non-institutionalized end-of-life pathway. Notes concludes with fourteen concrete medical reform proposals, an annotated bibliography, thoughts for healthcare providers, and a 38-page index. A 70-page companion eBook, How to Efficiently Settle the Family Estate, is available at the AxiomAction website, as is more information about both books.
Acting on any one of this book's revelations will save your patient-family from angst and heartache that can linger for years afterward.
Join the author on a remarkable journey from his Catholic roots into Protestant denominations - and share the biblical nuggets of wisdom he uncovers along the way. Uncanny Wisdom addresses fundamental questions that any Christian or spiritual person might have: How Did We Get Here? Why Are We Here? How Should We Live? What Happens After We Die? The book also presents Biblical guidance in practical layperson’s language on key issues ranging from sex, money and divorce to abortion, capital punishment and being ‘born again.’
Taking its title from a line of a poem written by Alfred Tennyson, Beyond the Broken Lights is a thoughtful and inviting look at our questions and the need for clarity in the depths of the mystery of God. Like Tennyson, we cannot find satisfactory explanations, complete resolutions, or simple take-it-or-leave-it answers. Instead, our systems of theological position, conventional wisdom, and standard orthodoxy have their day and then cease to be. They can be described as "broken lights." Poole examines these broken lights, and tells us that since there are no other lights - no perfect, seam, unbroken lights that human words can shine on sacred truth - it is the broken lights that become precious to us. These are the lights by which we live. Poole warns, however, that we must not clutch them too tightly lest we cut ourselves on them, or wave them, lest we injure someone; because, after all, they are broken lights. Beyond these broken lights is God, somewhere past the place where words run out. The words that wait their turn inside this book seek to recover something that was before the broken lights, and they long to glimpse something that is beyond the broken lights.
Rethinking questions of identity, social agency and national affiliation, Bhabha provides a working, if controversial, theory of cultural hybridity - one that goes far beyond previous attempts by others. In The Location of Culture, he uses concepts such as mimicry, interstice, hybridity, and liminality to argue that cultural production is always most productive where it is most ambivalent. Speaking in a voice that combines intellectual ease with the belief that theory itself can contribute to practical political change, Bhabha has become one of the leading post-colonial theorists of this era.
Whimsical, beautiful embroidery motifs created by an avid gardener—stitch roses, bees, or whole garden scenes. Kazuko Aoki has a unique talent for translating the beauty of the garden with needle and thread. By offering forty motifs, Aoki invites us to explore her gardens through embroidery. The forty motifs explore the roses and wildflowers that appear season to season, as well as the bees and butterflies that enjoy their nectar. The designs here are exquisite, detailed, and artfullly rendered. Beyond the motifs themselves, Aoki also presents projects that feature the embroidery: brooches, notebook covers, pin cushions, and pouches. For those new to embroidery, detailed how-to illustrations are included.