Author: John C. Morgan
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2017-01-13
Throughout history, philosophers have attempted to unravel the mystery of life. People from many diverse traditions have been invited to sit face to face at the table of philosophy to engage in analytical and critical reflection in what Dr. John Morgan calls "the great questions of life." This book invites students to explore the meaning of life in an easy and understandable manner through the infamous character Professor Plotimus. The antics of Professor Plotimus make philosophy interesting, uncomplicated, and easy to grasp while deeply compelling . . . It allows our minds to wonder and listen to the wisdom of the ages that life has meaning and purpose if we only loosen the chains of dogma and venture out of our caves as we attempt to see life in a fresh way. --from the Preface by Linda Lewis Riccardi Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Philosophy, Reading Area Community College
10/20/Life Second Edition If you like Starting Strength or 5/3/1, you''re going to LOVE 10/20/Life! What is 10/20/Life? 10-and-20 weeks at a time, for a lifetime of positive momentum in training and in LIFE. This philosophy is a life-long approach for any level of lifter or athlete. Many recreational lifters utilize the protocols in this book to have a better plan in the gym, with no plans to ever compete. On the other hand, many competitive lifters from Beginner to Pro use this approach with great success! From The Author, Brian Carroll: "With 10/20/Life, my objective is to teach you to get the results you want by coaching yourself-the same way a superior coach would take you through an individualized program in a great gym. We start out with a thorough examination of your weak points because that''s how quality coaching works. The idea is to show you what to program, and when, based on your weaknesses in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. This sounds simple, but it''s something most people don''t even consider, much less put into practice. From there, the 10/20/Life system takes you through the best injury-preventative warm-up in the industry, followed by a comprehensive layout of coaching cues for each individual lift. From start to finish, you''ll learn what to look for and what to do, and you''ll learn the reasoning behind all of it. By the time you''re finished working your way through these materials, you''ll be able to coach yourself, and others, like a pro." Learn to be your own coach, attack your weaknesses and utilize a proven philosophy that is a guide to permanent success. This book includes a comprehensive WEAK POINT CHART and WARM-UP INDEX that teach you how to assess your own training and PRESCRIBE THE EXERCISES YOU NEED. 20 YEARS OF RESEARCH AND TRIALS distilled into a program you can actually use! The plan is an easy five-step process: 1. Choose your schedule. (3 different) 2. Determine your weak points in the main lifts. (use the coaching guide to correct form) 3. Use the Weak Point and Assistance Exercise indexes to custom design your own program. (pick your assistance work as specified in the Weak Point index) 4. Follow the warm-up protocol listed. (4 parts, super easy and custom) 5. Determine your level of readiness, then train according to the system''s RPE plan for that day or if you''re in precontest, you go off of percentages. (this all depends on where you are in your phase of training) Just a few of the sizable additions to this "second edition" physical copy: * New chapter "Deload" * New chapter "Establishing a baseline" * New chapter "Speed work" Other updated features include: * A reintroduction of the 10/20/Life philosophy and update with AMAZING testimonials - male and female, raw and equipped. * The 5 main principles of 10/20/Life * How do you gain a mental edge? Tips to do so * What 10/20/Life is NOT - putting to rest speculation * RPE - a different approach * Nutrition - a closer look with detail * Coaching cues updated and expanded * Weak point index updated and expanded * Combo day updated and modified * Step-by-step set-up and the pro''s and con''s of a "wide base bench" vs the "traditional tucked" approach * New offseason training split "Jumbo Day" for those with little to no time to train or those who can''t recover between sessions with a typical split or even the "combo day" * All new pictures and charts throughout the entire book * Percentages for pre-contest modified and addressed with suggestions * Many new exercise and section "breakouts" for explanations of movement, an important note, or simply a summary of the section * FAQ section with 15 of the most commonly asked questions. And so much more!
This book comprises a selection of essays written by the author between 1979 and 1994. Of the 19 papers chosen, 3 have been taken from her books, one from a Festchrift, 5 from learned journals and the rest from American and Australian newspapers and magazines. Each one deals in a philosophical but lucid manner with important human questions; war and peace, love and sex and the meaning of life.
'You shouldn't drink too much. The Earth is round. Milk is good for your bones.' Are any of these claims true? How can you tell? Can you ever be certain you are right? For anyone tackling philosophical logic and critical thinking for the first time, Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Reasoning Well provides a practical guide to the skills required to think critically. From the basics of good reasoning to the difference between claims, evidence and arguments, Robert Arp and Jamie Carlin Watson cover the topics found in an introductory course. Now revised and fully updated, this Second Edition features a glossary, chapter summaries, more student-friendly exercises, study questions, diagrams, and suggestions for further reading. Topics include: the structure, formation, analysis and recognition of arguments deductive validity and soundness inductive strength and cogency inference to the best explanation truth tables tools for argument assessment informal and formal fallacies With real life examples, advice on graduate school entrance exams and an expanded companion website packed with additional exercises, an answer key and help with real life examples, this easy-to-follow introduction is a complete beginner's tool set to good reasoning, analyzing and arguing. Ideal for students in basic reasoning courses and students preparing for graduate school.