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The Conduct Code of the Cool Persona

Helmut Lethen

in Cool Conduct: The Culture of Distance in Weimar Germany

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520201095
eISBN:
9780520916418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201095.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the Gracián's code of conduct. It evaluates three hundred behavioral precepts from the Art of Worldly Wisdom that help clarify the reasons for Krauss's attraction. It evaluates ... More


Decision Making

Robert G. Hagstrom

in Investing: The Last Liberal Art, Second Edition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160100
eISBN:
9780231531016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160100.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses the importance of decision making in the art and science of investing. It begins by looking at Shane Frederick's research on cognitive reasoning, and in particular how readily ... More


Spirituality and Its Corruptions

George Santayana

in The Life of Reason or The Phases of Human Progress: Reason in Religion, Volume VII, Book Three

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028325
eISBN:
9780262321884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028325.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter reflects on spirituality and its corruptions, beginning with the assertion that to be spiritual is to live in view of the ideal. Spirituality is nobler than piety, because what would ... More


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