Landscapes of the Soul: The Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life

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Index
Absolute Spirit, 305–6
Action, rationality of, 126–27
Alethia, 101, 103
Althusser, Louis, 40
Antihumanism, 39–45
Argument from design, 89–90
Aristotle
the good and, 9, 60–61, 65, 69, 71
knowing and, 59
Astrology, 238
dialogue about, 238–40
Atman, 26–27
Avidya, 84, 309
Awe, 99
Becker, Ernest, 169, 170
Beliefs. See also Religious experience
open to question, 86–87
rationality of, 126–27
Bellah, Robert, 14–15, 156, 165
Berger, Peter, 121
Best argument, 21–22
Bhaskar, Roy, 312
Bloom, Allan, 2
Boorstin, Daniel, 170, 171–72, 193
Breakfast of Champions (Vonnegut), 82
Buber, Martin, 42
Bucke, R.M., 251
Buddhism, 73, 84
Callings, 201–5. See also Journeys; Quests
contemporary, 208–9 survey about, 217–21
dialogue about, 205–17, 222–25
Campbell, Joseph
on heroes, 169, 194
on hero's call, 202, 204
on modern life, 170–71
Camus, Albert, 83
Capitalism, 309–11
Althusser on, 40
Catholicism, 203. See also Christianity
Celebrities, 171–72, 196–98
Celebrity Register,172
Cervantes, Miguel de, 201
Chandogya, 38
Chardin, Teilhard de, 148

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Landscapes of the Soul *
  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter 1 - The Caterpillar's Question 25
  • Chapter 2 - The Further Geography of the Soul 57
  • Chapter 3 - The Emotional Detachment from the Sacred 95
  • Chapter 4 - The Meaning of Life 131
  • Chapter 5 - Heroes 167
  • Chapter 6 - Callings, Journeys, and Quests 201
  • Chapter 7 - Resources of the Self 237
  • Chapter 8 - Communities of Discourse 273
  • Chapter 9 - The Human Vocation 297
  • Appendix A - Theory 311
  • Appendix B - Tables 313
  • Notes 317
  • References 335
  • Index 347
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