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A Shot At History: My Obsessive Journey To Olympic Gold by Abhinav Bindra, Rohit Brijnath PDF

By Abhinav Bindra, Rohit Brijnath

ISBN-10: 9350291126

ISBN-13: 9789350291122

Abhinav Bindra as soon as shot a hundred out of in perform six occasions in a row and walked out of the variety unsatisfied. he's a perfectionist, who as soon as soled his sneakers with rubber from Ferrari tyres simply because he inspiration it'll support. He could get up at three am. to perform at his diversity at domestic if an concept unexpectedly struck him. it truly is from such a major obsession that greatness arrives. yet Abhinav Bindra's trip to develop into the 1st Indian to win anyone Olympic gold, and the 1st Indian to win a global Championship gold, is way greater than that. it's a triumph born of a tragedy. Having pushed himself to develop into a very good shooter, he used to be poised to win gold on the Athens Olympics in 2004. yet defeated through a freak prevalence, he replaced as a shooter: from a boy who enjoyed capturing, he turned an athlete bent on redemption, changing into a scientist who could test something, together with mapping his personal mind, to win in Beijing.

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But we need at least to remember that these are real and complex questions. It is only such processes, running their courses, that make possible the consensus behind the contemporary values in the first place. Weber traces our belief-system about persons, in part, to Calvinist notions about the inscrutability of fate, paradoxically leading to an outwardly calculating possessiveness coupled with rigid “inner asceticism,” both self-preoccupied in a fundamentally new way. 15 The cultural relativity of the notion of persons is highlighted, meanwhile, by its derivation from the Greek dramatic “personae,” perhaps the first emergence of the idea of a unique and irreplaceable individual.

Following out this line of thought, the character of the actual built world figures more and more centrally. I propose therefore to shift the conceptual focus from anthropocentrism to what I call anthropocentrization, and correspondingly from somehow “refuting” anthropocentrism or advancing nonanthropocentrism to literally rebuilding—or, more exactly, de-anthropocentrizing—the world. This is the thrust of “De-Anthropocentrizing the World: Environmental Ethics as a Design Challenge” (Chapter 6 in this book).

17. P. 146, this book. This page intentionally left blank. Chapter 2 Before Environmental Ethics I. Introduction To think “ecologically,” in a broad sense, is to think in terms of the evolution of an interlinked system over time rather than in terms of separate and one-way causal interactions. It is a general habit of mind. Ideas, for example, not just ecosystems, can be viewed in this way. Ethical ideas, in particular, are deeply interwoven with and dependent on multiple contexts: other prevailing ideas and values, cultural institutions and practices, a vast range of experiences, and natural settings as well.

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