One rainy morning. One selfish man. One evil act. In just a few terrifying moments, Carina's life changed forever. It had been Carina's goal to keep herself pure for marriage. the man who raped her took away her virginity, her dignity, her security, her choices, her life. Carina wishes she had died that morning on the mountain, but fate cruelly let her live. She didn't know a person could feel so lost, so violated, or so worthless. Day after day, she cowers in her boyfriend's home, unable to find the courage to even go back to her apartment. Only her best friend, Jennifer, and her boyfriend, Jove, reach through the thick curtain of emotions to try to bring her back out into the light. Yet in spite of their efforts, Carina is unsure that she will ever be able to live life again. How can she return to a normal life? How can she face a world of so much darkness? Just when she begins to feel hope that perhaps life might go on, fate deals her the most cruel blow of all. Now, it is up to Carina to reach past her fears and find the strength to overcome her circumstances. In Against My Will, author Robyn Heirtzler creates an intimate and emotional look into the life of a rape victim. Readers will follow Carina's journey as she deals with the emotional and physical effects of the rape, faces her attacker on the street and in court, and finds the courage and the will to fight back the overwhelming tide of despair and feel peace and happiness again in her world. a must-read for family and friends of rape victims, Against My Will is a book that will help the reader to better understand the pain and frustration - the devastating torment - the victims endure, enabling the reader to better reach out and help rape victims heal. for more information on helping rape victims, please visit Robyn's website, www.robynheirtzler.com.
They tried to resist each other, but it was impossible. Soon their passions were unleashed, and their self-control went to the dogs . . . FBI agent Jake Donnelly is not the kind of man who names a dog "Muffin." Especially not a jowly bulldog. But now Jake's Aunt Sophie has left him her beloved Muffin, along with a sizable inheritance that has some strings attached. Jake and Muffin have to attend a two-week therapy course designed to work out any bonding issues they may have. Enter Leanne Crosby, a pet shrink and owner of a luxury pet spa complete with private counseling sessions, a doggie dating service, and plenty of quirky advice on proper pet parenting. When the gorgeous and brilliant Dr. Crosby sets out to help Jake and Muffin become soulmates, it soon becomes obvious that she and Jake are falling in puppy love.
Each one of us holds tremendous personal and spiritual worth. Yet so many people have never been cherished to the depth of their greatest potential. Within every soul lies a dying ember in search of the light of our existence. We are born and live in the garden of good and evil, separated by our Creator, fighting unseen battles that are impossible to conquer based on our own natural ability. Many of us turn to destructive methods to feed our hungry, searching soul. We strive for encouragement and acceptance, yet sometimes we are met with pain, rejection, discouragement, and injury. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2 NKJV) Written within these pages is the testimony of a determined young woman who refused to accept the harsh reality dealt to her. Through tenacity as a mother, she finally discovered the supernatural transforming power of being reunited with her Creator, and her soul was ignited by the Savior of her destiny. LaNette embraced the wisdom and knowledge held within God-breathed Scripture and internalized the absolute truth. She clearly reveals the generational strongholds and family behavioral patterns that can destroy us, relationships, and squelch our God-given purpose, gifts, and talents.
Cases and Materials on Torts preserves historical and conceptual continuity between the present and the past, while addressing the most significant contemporary controversies in such fast-moving areas like public nuisance, global warming, and product liability, with new litigation against internet providers. Toward these dual ends, Richard A. Epstein and Catherine M. Sharkey have retained in the Twelfth Edition the great older cases, both English and American, that have proved themselves time and again in the classroom, and which continue to exert great influence on the modern law. Our book also provides a rich exploration of the dominant corrective justice and law-and-economics approaches to tort law, as exemplified both in the retained and new cases and materials. New to the Twelfth Edition: Extensive new treatment of public nuisance cases to address the profound expansion of the once-sleepy area of public nuisance law into the realms of the opioid crisis, toxic torts, and global warming. Major reconsideration of who counts as a seller in the chain of distribution for goods sold online with product liability updates for various forms of e-commerce, such as Amazon’s liability for defective products sold on its site. Updates to incorporate two major new Torts Restatements on Intentional Harms and Liability Insurance. The Reforms of the Michigan No-Fault Legislation Enhanced treatment of privacy in the era of “Big Data” to address trend of large data collectors like Facebook and Google to determine what is reasonable online, incorporating major privacy legislation such as California’s Consumer Privacy Act and the European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Expansion of materials that address race and gender disparities in the setting of damages awards; and, in the realm of punitive damages innovative remedies directing some portion of the award to public interest groups. Professors and students will benefit from: Clear organizational framework of the book. Important lines of cases that help understand legal reasoning and the evolution of precedent Inclusion of key academic commentary and elaboration of central intellectual disputes over the nature and function of the tort law Ability to pick and choose modules of interest – such as defamation, privacy, and economic harms – which are of increasing importance in real world of tort litigation. Extensive notes with topic headlines that elaborate basic concepts and extend into the most complex contemporary issues facing courts. Great attention given to cutting edge tort developments.
DEPRAVED KIDNAPPERS, HORRIFIC ORDEALS, COURAGEOUS SURVIVORS True stories of twisted criminals who hold their victims in endless captivity to satisfy their perverse desires, Against Their Will is a comprehensive compendium of the most disturbing kidnappings of all time. Jaycee Lee Dugard — lived to tell the tale of her 18 years of captivity in paroled rapist Phillip Garrido’s suburban backyard Elizabeth Smart — bravely held on for 9 long months in a forced marriage to religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell, who repeatedly raped her in the name of God Elisabeth Fritzl — amazingly overcame 24 years trapped in a basement dungeon built especially for her by her father, Josef Colleen Stan — heroically endured 7 years as a sex slave, brutally tortured with the full consent of her captor’s wife Tina Marie Risico — escaped certain death at the hands of a killer by being an unwilling accomplice in other kidnappings
This book is the result of a discontent on my part with (r) the super ficial and offhand way many determinists set forth their arguments, without the slightest hint of the difficulties which have been raised against those arguments, and (2) the fact that the chief and best argu ments of the libertarians are scattered allover the literature and are seldom if ever brought together in one package. may be taken as an effort to gather into one place Mostly this work and to express as cogently as possible the arguments for freewill. So far as I know all of the arguments we treat have been made before. Only toward the end of this work do I attempt to elaborate a point not heretofore emphasized. That point is that freedom of the will is a concept intimately entangled with the human power to reason, so that if one of these powers goes, the other must also go. Moreover, both the will and the reason are intimately tied up with our moral sensitivities, so that no one of these phenomena is intelligible without the others. Hints of these ideas abound, of course, in the literature, and the degree of originality claimed is minimal. The interconnections, however, between these three basic concepts of the will, the reason, and the good, are of such great importance and are so usually ignored that I feel our short statement of the situation warrants the reader's sympathetic attention.
Late in life, William F. Buckley made a confession to Corey Robin. Capitalism is "boring," said the founding father of the American right. "Devoting your life to it," as conservatives do, "is horrifying if only because it's so repetitious. It's like sex." With this unlikely conversation began Robin's decade-long foray into the conservative mind. What is conservatism, and what's truly at stake for its proponents? If capitalism bores them, what excites them? Tracing conservatism back to its roots in the reaction against the French Revolution, Robin argues that the right is fundamentally inspired by a hostility to emancipating the lower orders. Some conservatives endorse the free market, others oppose it. Some criticize the state, others celebrate it. Underlying these differences is the impulse to defend power and privilege against movements demanding freedom and equality. Despite their opposition to these movements, conservatives favor a dynamic conception of politics and society--one that involves self-transformation, violence, and war. They are also highly adaptive to new challenges and circumstances. This partiality to violence and capacity for reinvention has been critical to their success. Written by a keen, highly regarded observer of the contemporary political scene, The Reactionary Mind ranges widely, from Edmund Burke to Antonin Scalia, from John C. Calhoun to Ayn Rand. It advances the notion that all rightwing ideologies, from the eighteenth century through today, are historical improvisations on a theme: the felt experience of having power, seeing it threatened, and trying to win it back.
What is the place of human free will in our lives if all our actions are the result of some other cause? Does our processing unconscious beliefs or desires make us less free? Is our free will necessarily restricted if we do not choose our own beliefs? The debate between free will and its opposing doctrine, determinism, is one of the key issues in philosophy. Free Will: An historical and philosophical introduction provides a comprehensive introduction to this highly important question and examines the contributions made by sixteen of the most outstanding thinkers from the time of early Greece to the twentieth century: *Homer *Sophocles *Platto *Aristotle *St Augustine *St Thomas Aquinas *Descaartes *Spinoza *Hume *Kant *Schopehauer *Freud *Sartre *Weil *Wittgenstein *Moore Ilham Dilman brings together all the dimensions of the problem of free will with examples from literature, ethics and psychoanalysis. Drawing out valuable insights from both sides of the free will-determinism divide, and he provides an accessible and highly readable introduction to this perennial problem.
"A Son is a son till he takes a wife; a daughter's a daughter all of her life."In AGAINST MY FATHER'S WILL, the reader follows Jane, an ordinary woman we can all identify with, as she metamorphosizes from captain of her high school cheerleading squad cheering only for males to feminist activist. Motivated by her experience at Smith College Jane aspires to become a modern, "liberated" woman, to break the housewife mold of her mother and her mother's contemporaries. That journey toward liberation entails painful conflict with her traditional father as she resists daughterly subordination, lawsuits against the sexism of her local government and country club, and always, an epic, internal battle to overcome culturally inculcated ideas of acceptability. When her father dies, she discovers that his Last Will and Testament favors her sister with the bulk of his estate, the family homes. Her principles and ideals collide with the searing emotional pain of rejection. Jane is left wondering if her father's Last Will and Testament is his final repudiation of her for her declaration of independence and equality.Filled with wit and heart, ultimately, Jane's memoir recounts the universal struggle to affirm and love oneself. It is her hope that her story will help other women recognize that the fight for dignity and equality rages not only without, but more deviously and crucially, within. Until the battle is won there, women are all still vulnerable to accept "less than" status.
Simplicity of faith is sometimes hard to grasp, but in this first volume of 100 K.I.S.S.es from God (Keep It Simple Saints) it is just that...Simple...Susan uses God's keys to unlock for born-again believers (and wannabes) the simplest of "how-to's" as they discover that there's more to life than what they are living. Discover for yourself these simple steps that lead you to peace in Him... to rest in Him... to freedom in Him... and more...As you come to the obvious realization that it's yours for the taking, ask yourself "Why Not"?... You CAN have it all... then JUST DO IT! Discover the insights and revelations this child of the Living God shares from her heart and from her intimate relationship with God Almighty presented here in daily doses. It is so simple that you'll be tempted to wonder why is has been made to seem so complicated and unattainable... then when it's finally yours, you too will want to share it with others.
'About things that are within our power and those that are not.' Epictetus's Discourses have been the most widely read and influential of all writings of Stoic philosophy, from antiquity onwards. They set out the core ethical principles of Stoicism in a form designed to help people put them into practice and to use them as a basis for leading a good human life. Epictetus was a teacher, and a freed slave, whose discourses have a vivid informality, animated by anecdotes and dialogue. Forceful, direct, and challenging, their central message is that the basis of happiness is up to us, and that we all have the capacity, through sustained reflection and hard work, of achieving this goal. They still speak eloquently to modern readers seeking meaning in their own lives. This is the only complete modern translation of the Discourses, together with the Handbook or manual of key themes, and surviving fragments. Robin Hard's accurate and accessible translation is accompanied by Christopher Gill's full introduction and comprehensive notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
"An extraordinary book on sex and civilization....An important contribution to contemporary morality."—Newsweek The heart of man's dilemma, according to Rollo May, is the failure to understand the real meaning of love and will, their source and interrelation. Bringing fresh insight to these concepts, May shows how we can attain a deeper consciousness.