The following statement can be considered the main hypothesis that formed the basis of this article: all types of interpersonal relationships in the human community are built entirely on manipulation as a principle. We focus only on the study of unconscious motivations, as the true cause of human activity. And, when discussing true motivations that arise from the unconscious, we can state that they are fully determined by individual structure of psyche of a person. All true motives of an individual are fully determined by the content of his unconscious: that is-by individual archetypal pattern as the basis of an individual, where all needs and predilections of the individual are contained. Any kinds of contacts and attachments between people (friendship, romance, business, partnership, parent-child relationships) are based on manipulation of each other as an unconscious motivation. Consequently, the human community lives, develops, functions and is regulated on the basis of manipulation. And, if manipulation of one another by individuals is an effective way to quickly and qualitatively satisfy any kind of their needs in society, then it is fair to consider society as a community of manipulators and their subjects. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fernando Castillo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085968de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Macat audio analysis of Robert Putnam´s Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. Social capital - the relationships between people that allow communities to function well - has long been recognized as the grease that oils the wheels of society. It facilitates trust, creates bonds among neighbors, and even helps boost employment. In his 2000 book, Bowling Alone, American sociologist Robert Putnam argues that Americans have become disconnected from one another and from the institutions of their common life and investigates the consequences of this change. Looking at a range of indicators, from membership in formal organizations to the number of invitations being extended to informal dinner parties, Putnam demonstrates that Americans are interacting less and creating less ´´social capital´´. Putnam did not invent the notion of social capital, but he was the first to take a broader view, looking at the social capital generated by people´s engagement with the civic lives of their towns or cities. It would be difficult to overstate the impact of Bowling Alone, one of the most frequently cited social science publications of the last half century. You can find out more about how Putnam´s ideas have been challenged and applied - and how his work has impacted thinkers in other academic disciplines - by exploring further in the Macat Library. Macat. Learn better. Think smarter. Aim higher. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051593de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David M. Craig traveled across the United States to assess health care access, delivery, and finance in this country. He interviewed religious hospital administrators and interfaith activists, learning how they balance the values of economic efficiency and community accountability. He discovered that health care in the US is not a private good or a public good. Decades of public policy and philanthropic service have made health care a shared social good. Health Care as a Social Good: Religious Values and American Democracy argues that as escalating health costs absorb more and more of family income and government budgets, we need to take stock of the full range of health care values to create a different and more affordable community-based health care system. Transformation of that system is a national priority but Americans have failed to find a way to work together that bypasses our differences. Craig insists that community engagement around the common religious conviction that healing is a shared responsibility can help us achieve this transformation - one that will not only help us realize a new and better system, but one that reflects the ideals of American democracy and the common good. The book is published by Georgetown University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082648de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Internet is a fascinating place, in which information can be obtained almost instantaneously. People can meet with long lost friends within a few seconds via social media. Entertainment can be provided online and through various types of media mediums. While these things are all great, could this be the one thing that is slowly destroying society, and ruining the ´´old tradition´´ of face-to-face social interaction? Dive into this book and find out if you or a loved one may be victim of this terrible, forgotten about, addiction. I have a Bachelor´s Degree of Business Administration from Tiffin University, and an Associates Degree of Management Technology from Owens Community College. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas D. Hand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027961de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thomas Henry Huxley was a prominent member of the scientific community and an early advocate of evolutionism. His work and public debates served to explore this idea and to usher in widespread acceptance, forming the foundation of our current understanding of biology and the place of man in the cosmos. Evolution and Ethics is a work which highlights the ethical and theological implications of the theory of evolution. This work is a compilation by Huxley of his grandest and most sweeping work, that which had the greatest social impact. He was a well respected man, highly visible to the public, and a key figure in the establishment of scientific professionalism. His work reflects the movement to scientific materialism which supplanted the religious perspective as the dominant viewpoint among European thinkers. The narration of the full text of Evolution and Ethics is preceded by a summary which includes a biography of the author, an overview and a synopsis of the work. Also included are an analysis and an investigation of the historical context, criticisms, and social impact evoked by the work. Evolution and Ethics is one of the key works which fosters an understanding of the impact which the theory of evolution had upon society in and the theological implications of this revolutionary perspective. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maureen Rivers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026916de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Community leaders and activists Gómez and Arroyo worked with children, teenagers, and parents - both the victims and the bullies - to put together this searing anthology of original essays, poetry, plays, and commentary on how bullying has affected their lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trish McKinnley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008977de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The story of a former Evangelical Christian turned openly gay atheist who now works to bridge the divide between atheists and the religious The stunning popularity of the ´´New Atheist” movement - whose most famous spokesmen include Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens - speaks to both the growing ranks of atheists and the widespread, vehement disdain for religion among many of them. In Faitheist, Chris Stedman tells his own story to challenge the orthodoxies of this movement and make a passionate argument that atheists should engage religious diversity respectfully. Becoming aware of injustice, and craving community, Stedman became a ´´born-again” Christian in late childhood. The idea of a community bound by God’s love - a love that was undeserved, unending, and guaranteed - captivated him. It was, he writes, a place to belong and a framework for making sense of suffering. But Stedman’s religious community did not embody this idea of God’s love: They were staunchly homophobic at a time when he was slowly coming to realize that he was gay. The great suffering this caused him might have turned Stedman into a life-long New Atheist. But over time he came to know more open-minded Christians, and his interest in service work brought him into contact with people from a wide variety of religious backgrounds. His own religious beliefs might have fallen away, but his desire to change the world for the better remained. Disdain and hostility toward religion was holding him back from engaging in meaningful work with people of faith. And it was keeping him from full relationships with them - the kinds of relationships that break down intolerance and improve the world. In Faitheist, Stedman draws on his work organizing interfaith and secular communities, his academic study of religion, and his own experiences to argue for the necessity of bridging the growing chasm between atheists and the relig... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corey Snow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009824de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No one turns up where they´re not wanted quite like John Safran. In this hilarious and disorienting adventure, he gets among our diverse community of white nationalists, ISIS supporters, anarchists and more, digging away at the contradictions that many would prefer be left unexamined. Who is this black puppet master among the white nationalists? And this Muslim fundamentalist who geeks out on Monty Python? Is there a secret radicalisation network operating in John’s own Jewish suburb? And ultimately - is hanging with all these radicals washing off on John himself? Populated by an extraordinary cast of ´ordinary´ Australians, Depends What You Mean by Extremist is a startling, confronting portrait of contemporary Australia. We all think we know what´s going on in our own country, but this larger-than-life, timely and alarmingly insightful true story will make you think again.... Drinking shots with nationalists and gobbling falafel with radicals, John Safran was there the year the extreme became the mainstream. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Safran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030658de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In their timely and topical book, Reimagining Courts, Victor Flango and Thomas Clarke argue that courts are a victim of their own success. Disputes that once were resolved either informally in the family or within the community are now handled mainly by courts, which strains government agency resources. The authors offer provocative suggestions for a thorough overhaul of American state and local courts, one that better fits the needs of a twenty-first century legal system. Reimagining Courts recommends a triage process based upon case characteristics, litigant goals, and resolution processes. Courts must fundamentally reorganize their business processes around the concept of the litigant as a customer. Each adjudication process that the authors propose requires a different case management process and different amounts of judicial, staff, and facility resources. Reimagining Courts should spark much-needed debate. This book will be of significant interest to lawyers, judges, and professionals in the court system as well as to scholars in public administration and political science. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark D. Mickelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031945de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.