The Power of Negative Thinking

The Power of Negative Thinking
Title The Power of Negative Thinking PDF eBook
Author Benjamin Schreier
Publisher University of Virginia Press
Pages 256
Release 2009-04-20
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 0813928206

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Benjamin Schreier is suspicious of a simple equation of cynicism with quietism, nihilism, selfishness, or false consciousness, and he rejects the notion that modern cynicism represents something categorically different from the classical outlook of Diogenes. He proposes, instead, that cynicism names the difficult position of not being able to recognize the relevance of democratic social norms in the future and yet being nonetheless invested in the power of these norms to determine cultural identity and to regulate social practices. In his readings of Henry Adams’s Education, Willa Cather’s The Professor’s House, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and Nathanael West’s Miss Lonelyhearts, the author affirms that cynicism is an important and under-appreciated current in mainstream modern American literature. He finds that, far from the simple selfishness or apathy for which it is so often dismissed, the cynicism in these texts is suffused by a desire for the certainty promised by norms such as national teleology, ethnic identity, and civic participation. But without faith in the relevance of these regulating terms, cynics lack ready accounts of America and of their place in it. Schreier’s focus is not only on the cynical characters in the texts but also on the textual and epistemological strategies used to render normative narratives recognizably legitimate in the first place. In his refusal to historicize cynicism away with generalized claims about American society, Schreier argues instead that cynicism stages an unanswerable challenge to the specific expectations through which normative accounts of history become visible. The Power of Negative Thinking makes a vital and wide-ranging contribution to our understanding of American literature, intellectual and cultural history, philosophy, ethics, and politics. Schreier’s close reading and his vigorous theoretical examination of analytical first principles combine to make a book that is valuable not only to the study of methodology but also to the scrutiny of the very assumptions the humanities bring to the exploration of the way we think.

The Power of Negative Thinking

The Power of Negative Thinking
Title The Power of Negative Thinking PDF eBook
Author Tony Humphreys
Publisher Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Pages 159
Release 2004-10-19
Genre Self-Help
ISBN 071715551X

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`An immensely challenging book' The Irish Times 'A useful self-help book, written by a psychologist and designed to increase self-awareness and a much greater understanding of self' Irish Independent An exciting guide for personal healing, growth and development, The Power of `Negative' Thinking was first published in 1996. It has sold 30,000 copies in its original format and has been translated into twelve foreign-language editions. It is a ground-breaking publication which successfully challenges many of the current ideas in psychology today by making some surprising but convincing claims.

The Power of Negative Thinking

The Power of Negative Thinking
Title The Power of Negative Thinking PDF eBook
Author Ph. D Amada
Publisher Madison Books
Pages 221
Release 1999-04-15
Genre Psychology
ISBN 1568331746

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Although society encourages us to deny and repress such negative emotions as rage and resentment, psychiatrists know that such denial can lead to a variety of psychological, physical, and social problems. In this bold book, Gerald Amada reveals how our forbidden emotions, if properly understood and accepted, can actually be transformed into behavior that is both personally fulfilling and socially constructive.

The Power of Negative Thinking

The Power of Negative Thinking
Title The Power of Negative Thinking PDF eBook
Author Bobby Knight
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages 241
Release 2013
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 054402771X

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Using examples from his long career, a legendary basketball coach outlines the benefits of negative thinking, which helps build a realistic strategy that takes all potential obstacles into account.

Summary of Bob Knight & Bob Hammel's The Power of Negative Thinking

Summary of Bob Knight & Bob Hammel's The Power of Negative Thinking
Title Summary of Bob Knight & Bob Hammel's The Power of Negative Thinking PDF eBook
Author Everest Media,
Publisher Everest Media LLC
Pages 29
Release 2022-05-13T22:59:00Z
Genre Sports & Recreation
ISBN

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 As a coach, you must understand that it is not the development of your offense or defense that will make you a consistently winning team; it is the elimination of mistakes. #2 To win, you must first show your players how not to lose. In basketball, bad fouls top my list of bad habits. A bad foul comes from poor concentration by a player responsible for carrying out a defensive assignment. #3 Basketball is a game of mistakes, and you have to address them in terms of the four words that are at the heart of this negative-to-positive manifesto: We have no chance to win if... We’re going to get our ass beat unless... We can’t play this way. #4 The idea that you can do anything you really want to do is a hollow platitude. You can’t. Each of us has more things that we cannot do well than we can.

The Power of Negative Thinking

The Power of Negative Thinking
Title The Power of Negative Thinking PDF eBook
Author Gerald Amada, PhD
Publisher
Pages 265
Release 1998-02-01
Genre
ISBN 9781552375587

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The Power of 'Negative' Thinking

The Power of 'Negative' Thinking
Title The Power of 'Negative' Thinking PDF eBook
Author Tony Humphreys
Publisher Gill & Macmillan
Pages 224
Release 2004-10-15
Genre Self-Help
ISBN 9780717137893

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A new presentation of Tony Humphreys' most popular book, which has become an international bestseller and is now translated into twelve languages.