Words and Values: Some Leading Words and where They Lead Us

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University Press of America, 2005 - 295 pages
This book is a collection of biographical sketches of some of the leading figures of our time, though the figures aren't people but configurations of words. Proposing that such words constitute an active force that can lead us into certain attitudes and behavior with realizing it, Rosenthal shows how our leading language acquired such power and suggests ways to escape its control.
 

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Contents

From God sylfa to I celebrate myself
8
Psychologys Self
19
InnerIndividualFeelings
26
The Power of a Positive Self Our Bestselling and Godgiven Self
35
What Good Is the Self?
40
Growth and Development To Realize Your Potential
45
The Growth and Development of Growth and Development
47
Evolutionary Development
50
Relativism is not a position one can ultimately live with
150
Its All Relative Still in Some Cases
156
From personal values clarification to consensus to______
162
Adhering to Absolutes Hanging on to Relativism
169
Relationships
175
Introduction
177
Wholistic Relationships Relations Perceived as Meaningful Wholes
179
Gestalt Organic and Other Wholes
181

Humanistic Developments
56
Personal Growth
60
The End of Growth
65
Evolution
66
Development
69
Fulfillment of Potential
73
Growth and Maturity
75
Conclusion
82
You Must Develop
85
We must be willing to change chairs if we want to grow
91
Research and Development
100
But I Dont Mean All That
105
Its All Relative or Is It?
113
Introduction to Relativity and Relationship
115
Relativitys Lines
118
Historic truth is relative and subjective
126
Evaluations are relative to the cultural background out of which they arise
130
Right and good are relative terms
134
Relativitys Tangles and Other Troubles
142
Selfcontradictions of Relativity
147
Relations Perceived as the Whole of Whats Meaningful
185
Sociological Relationships Reified Relations
190
Systems Analysis Quantified and Controlled Relations Systems Spread
198
Systems Control
205
Systems Costs
209
Todays Systems Concept
214
Human Relationships Longedfor Heartfelt Relations
218
Community
219
Meaningful Interpersonal Relationships
223
Relationships and Self with Sharing
226
Community with Relationships and Self
228
Meanings and Misplaced Ends
232
Environmental Relationships Interwoven Relations
235
Seeing in Terms of Relations
244
EPILOGUE
251
Where Does It All Lead? and Do We Have To Go Along?
253
Notes
261
Index
289
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Peggy Rosenthal, independent scholar, has a doctorate in literature and writes widely on popular culture and the language of public discourse. Focusing most recently on how poetic language enriches the human spirit, she offers courses and workshops around the country on poetry as a resource for reflection.

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