While on trial for his life Socrates said “The unexamined life is not worth living.” It may well be the most recognizable sentence in the history of philosophy. Not everyone would give up his life rather than cease philosophizing. Even so, Socrates’ dictum captures the spirit of Western philosophy.
If you are just getting started in philosophy, then this book should work for you. Key ideas are explained thoroughly. Naturally, there is no way to include every figure of philosophy from roughly 600 B.C. to the present. Still, included here are all the major philosophers and the most influential ideas.
Philosophy rewards a vigilant search for truth. You come into philosophy seeking answers to fundamental questions about morality, God, immortality, freedom of the will, and other matters. Even if the answers do not arise, you, as an inquirer, undergo a significant change in the process of seeking them. In a word, the inquirer whether she be student, professor, or layperson has joined in the search for truth.
Total Basketball: The Ultimate Basketball Encyclopedia
Total Basketball also covers the histories of women’s leagues, the NCAA, Olympic basketball, at 1,470 pages, plus color photography, it is by far the largest basketball volume since Guttenberg invented the printing press. Total Basketball traces the development of the sport from its invention by Dr. James Naismith, through the first professional league in the 1890s, to a complete database of some 4,000 people who have played NBA and ABA basketball. Kenneth Shouler was managing editor, a writer, and brought together some of the finest basketball writers in America, including Bob Ryan, Sam Smith, Leonard Koppett, and Roland Lazenby. Bob Bellotti provided a comprehensive database.
Home Run: My Life in Pictures
Twenty-five years after Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s career home run mark, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Jimmy Carter, Warren Spahn, George Will, Denzel Washington, Dick Schaap, Bob Costas, Joe Morgan and 70 other contributors offer their insights into Hank’s life and achievements. With quotes, original essays, and hundreds of still photographs, the book provides a portrait of Aaron’s life.
The Everything World’s Religions Book
From the Native American tribal faiths and the Judeo-Christian traditions to Scientology and other nascent religions, man’s search for God takes many fascinating forms. In this easy-to-use and comprehensive guide, you’ll explore the intriguing dogma and rituals, cultural convictions, and often-checkered backgrounds and histories of the world’s religions. This mystical tour of major and minor religions, both ancient and contemporary, includes: – How religions deal with the issue of evil – Which religions believe in an afterlife–and what you have to do to get there – The history and moral foundations of major religions – Belief in non-belief and the fundamentals of atheism – Special holidays and festivals central to each religion From Hinduism to Hare Krishna and from evangelicalism to Wicca, this book includes more than fifty religious perspectives and denominations. It’s the ultimate guide to exploring the beliefs and traditions of religions around the world.
Experts Pick Basketball’s Best 50 Players in the Last 50 Years
Ken Shouler has written a book replete with arguments about basketball’s all-time greats. This 256-page hardcover ranks the best fifty players in NBA history. It makes use of the expert opinions of Hubie Brown, Bob Ryan, Bill Walton and more, uses statistical tables and arguments to rank the greatest guards, forwards, and centers. Photos of all players are included.
Captive Continent – by Philip Pilevsky, edited by Ken Shouler
A provocative contribution to the international relations literature, this work argues that there has been a shift in Western European sympathies in recent years. According to Pilevsky, this shift has taken the form of either nationalistic neutralism or a pro-Soviet position on many significant issues. Further, Pilevsky contends, Western Europe’s new distrust of its ally, the U.S., and its seeming trust of its enemy, the USSR, is analogous to hostage behavior as characterized by the Stockholm Syndrome–which posits that the effects of fear on an individual or group will often lead to an identification with that which is feared.
The Business Playbook
As CEO of Steiner Sports Marketing Inc., Brandon Steiner has worked with some of the greatest athletes, coaches and managers in sports. While collecting their personal stories and anecdotes,he has accumulated a wealth of expert knowledge on the enduring principles of leadership, strategy, planning and success.
In The Business Playbook, he combines his own proven business philosophy with their leadership lessons, distilling the experience of some of the sports world’s biggest names into solid, practical business principles you can use to take your business or your career to the top. Steiner applied these same principles to his own business and has grown his company from a $4,000 investment into a $35 million powerhouse.
Kenneth Shouler helped with the writing and editing and also in finding Brandon a publisher.
The Major League Baseball Book of Fabulous Facts and Awesome Trivia
What club was the first all-professional team? What team won in its first five World Series appearances? The first radio broadcast of a major league game occurred in what year, in what city, and on what station? What player hit the first All-Star Game homer and in what year?
Ken Shouler packs in more than 500 questions and answers. Licensed by Major League Baseball.
The Everything Hinduism Book
Yoga. Karma. Reincarnation. Most Americans are familiar with a few basic ideas of Hinduism, but are unfamiliar with the big picture. This beginner’s guide covers the major Hindu thinkers and their philosophies as well as the dharma, the moral way of life that Hindus practice. In a straightforward style, the authors explain the philosophy, gods, texts, and traditions of the world’s third-largest religion, including: the power of karma; Yoga as a path to God; the authority of the Vedas; the development of Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism; the legacy of Mohandas Gandhi; the Beatles foray into Hinduism; Hinduism in popular culture; and more. This guide is stimulating reading for westerners who want to learn the basics of this religion.
The Baseball Trivia Calendar
This Page-a-Day calendar is not a book, but has enough trivia to fill one.
The Real 100 Best Baseball Players of All-time and Why
Who are the best baseball players of all-time. In this book arguments are made for and against the greatest players including Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig and more. Each of the top 100 players (75 hitters and 25 pitchers) are evaluated and ranked by looking not only at their numbers but at their impact on the game as well.
I Accuse: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of Militant Islam- by Philip Pilevsky, edited by Ken Shouler
Philip Pilevsky argues that President Jimmy Carter’s failure to support the Shah of Iran led to the 1979 revolution that legitimized and provided a base of operations for militant Islamists across the Middle East. Since the Khomeini revolution, radical Islamists have grown bolder in attacking the West and more sophisticated in their tactics. This historical progression can be traced to Carter’s unwillingness to head off Iran’s Islamic threat in its nascent stages.