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The Resource Beyond fate, Margaret Visser, (electronic resource)

Beyond fate, Margaret Visser, (electronic resource)

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Beyond fate
Title
Beyond fate
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Visser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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DLC
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Visser, Margaret
Dewey number
149/.8
LC call number
BJ1461
LC item number
.V62 2002
Series statement
The Massey lectures series
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Fate and fatalism
Summary expansion
Many people today are afflicted with a sense that they cannot change things for the better. They feel helpless, constrained, caught -- in a word, fatalistic. Beyond Fate examines why. In her characteristically lively prose, Margaret Visser investigates what fate means to us, and where the propensity to believe in it and accept it comes from. She takes an ancient metaphor where time is "seen" and spoken of as though it were space and examines how this way of picturing reality can be a useful tool to think with - or, on the other hand, how it may lead people into disastrous misunderstandings. By observing how fatalism expresses itself in one's daily life, in everything from table manners to shopping to sport, the book proposes ways to limit its influence. Beyond Fate provides a timely and provocative perspective on modern life, both personal and social
Label
Beyond fate, Margaret Visser, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-161) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000381730
Dimensions
21 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
169 p.
Isbn
9780887846793
Lccn
2003386612
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000381730
Label
Beyond fate, Margaret Visser, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-161) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000381730
Dimensions
21 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
169 p.
Isbn
9780887846793
Lccn
2003386612
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000381730

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