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The Resource Sobering wisdom : philosophical explorations of twelve step spirituality, edited by Jerome A. Miller and Nicholas Plants

Sobering wisdom : philosophical explorations of twelve step spirituality, edited by Jerome A. Miller and Nicholas Plants

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Sobering wisdom : philosophical explorations of twelve step spirituality
Title
Sobering wisdom
Title remainder
philosophical explorations of twelve step spirituality
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jerome A. Miller and Nicholas Plants
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
Originally developed by Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Step program now provides life direction for the millions of people worldwide who are recovering from addiction and undergoing profound personal transformation. Yet thus far it has received surprisingly little attention from philosophers, despite the fact that, like philosophy, the program addresses all-important questions regarding how we ought to live. In Sobering Wisdom, Jerome A. Miller and Nicholas Plants offer a unique approach to the Twelve Step program by exploring its spirituality from a philosophical point of view. Drawing on a variety of thinkers from Aristotle to William James and from Nietzsche to Foucault, as well as a diverse range of philosophical perspectives including naturalism, Buddhism, existentialism, Confucianism, pragmatism, and phenomenology, the contributors to this volume address such questions as the relation of personal responsibility to an acknowledgment of powerlessness, the existence of a "higher power," and the role of virtue in recovery. Ranging in tone from deeply scholarly to intensely personal, their essays are written in an accessible way for a broad audience that includes not only philosophers, theologians, and psychologists but also spiritual directors, health professionals, and addiction counselors. Perhaps most important, the book is also conceived for those involved in Twelve Step programs whose lives are being transformed by the experience
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
204/.42
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Miller, Jerome A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion
  • Twelve-step programs
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Sobering wisdom : philosophical explorations of twelve step spirituality, edited by Jerome A. Miller and Nicholas Plants
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-238) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780813936536
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014024549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024466843
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880566257
  • ocn880566257
  • OCoLC
Label
Sobering wisdom : philosophical explorations of twelve step spirituality, edited by Jerome A. Miller and Nicholas Plants
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780813936536
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014024549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024466843
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880566257
  • ocn880566257
  • OCoLC

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