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The Swerve How the World Became Modern

The Swerve  How the World Became Modern Book
Author : Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2011-09-26
ISBN : 0393083381
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it. Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius—a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions. The copying and translation of this ancient book-the greatest discovery of the greatest book-hunter of his age-fueled the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno; shaped the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein; and had a revolutionary influence on writers such as Montaigne and Shakespeare and even Thomas Jefferson.

The Swerve

The Swerve Book
Author : Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2011-09-01
ISBN : 1446499294
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2012 Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. With excitement, he saw what he had discovered and ordered it copied. The book was a miraculously surviving copy of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things by Lucretius and it changed the course of history. He found a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas – that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion. These ideas fuelled the Renaissance, inspiring Botticelli, shaping the thoughts of Montaigne, Darwin and Einstein. An innovative work of history by one of the world’s most celebrated scholars and a thrilling story of discovery, The Swerve details how one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, made possible the world as we know it. Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Nonfiction

The Swerve

The Swerve Book
Author : Julith Jedamus
Publisher : Carcanet
Release : 2012-07-27
ISBN : 1847776396
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Julith Jedamus writes with an intensity that is at once passionate and precise. The poems in The Swerve create unforgettable landscapes: the whorls and spires of juniper in falling snow, Dutch skies of iridescent grey and lilac, the fire-scorched mountains of the American West. They are peopled by dancers and prisoners, sacrificial children and murderous wives; they reshape the imagination. We see the Netherlands in Van Gogh's colours as he walks and works, breathing the twilight, and the Thames in Whistler's; Lorca and Euripides are living presences. The timeless dramas of sacrifice and mourning, rescue and betrayal are re-enacted, meanings dissolved and remade. Long-vanished children walk home through the dark, ghosting a path of sparks'. Like the scull she rows on the Thames, Julith Jedamus's poems skim the fine line / between flying and drowning', unstable as air', dangerous, alive.

The Climate Swerve

The Climate Swerve Book
Author : Robert Jay Lifton
Publisher : The New Press
Release : 2017-10-10
ISBN : 1620973480
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Longlisted for the PEN America/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing "Well worth the read. . . . [A] prescient handoff to the next generation of scholars." —The Washington Post From "one of the world’s foremost thinkers" (Bill Moyers), a profound, hopeful, and timely call for an emerging new collective consciousness to combat climate change Over his long career as witness to an extreme twentieth century, National Book Award-winning psychiatrist, historian, and public intellectual Robert Jay Lifton has grappled with the profound effects of nuclear war, terrorism, and genocide. Now he shifts to climate change, which, Lifton writes, "presents us with what may be the most demanding and unique psychological task ever required of humankind," what he describes as the task of mobilizing our imaginative resources toward climate sanity. Thanks to the power of corporate-funded climate denialists and the fact that "with its slower, incremental sequence, [climate change] lends itself less to the apocalyptic drama," a large swathe of humanity has numbed themselves to the reality of climate change. Yet Lifton draws a message of hope from the Paris climate meeting of 2015 where representatives of virtually all nations joined in the recognition that we are a single species in deep trouble. Here, Lifton suggests in this lucid and moving book that recalls Rachel Carson and Jonathan Schell, was evidence of how we might call upon the human mind—"our greatest evolutionary asset"—to translate a growing species awareness—or "climate swerve"—into action to sustain our habitat and civilization.

Epicurus on Freedom

Epicurus on Freedom Book
Author : Tim O'Keefe
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2005-07-28
ISBN : 113944624X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this 2005 book, Tim O'Keefe reconstructs the theory of freedom of the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus (341–271/0 BCE). Epicurus' theory has attracted much interest, but our attempts to understand it have been hampered by reading it anachronistically as the discovery of the modern problem of free will and determinism. O'Keefe argues that the sort of freedom which Epicurus wanted to preserve is significantly different from the 'free will' which philosophers debate today, and that in its emphasis on rational action it has much closer affinities with Aristotle's thought than with current preoccupations. His original and provocative book will be of interest to a wide range of readers in Hellenistic philosophy.

Neulateinisches Jahrbuch Band 21 2019

Neulateinisches Jahrbuch Band  21   2019 Book
Author : Marc Laureys
Publisher : Georg Olms Verlag
Release : 2019-12-09
ISBN : 3487158507
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Conspectus rerum In memoriam THOMAS BAIER, Eckart Schäfer (1939–2018) / INGRID DE SMET, Ann Moss (1938–2018) / JEANINE DE LANDTSHEER, Chris L. Heesakkers (1935–2018) I. Commentationes NICHOLAS DE SUTTER, Triumphus veri amoris and the Reception of Hosschius’ Elegiae in mortem duorum militum Hispanorum (1650) on the Jesuit Stage / PETER GODMAN †, Empathy with Aliens: Poggio Bracciolini and Niccolò Niccoli / THOMAS HAYE, Carlo Vanucio da San Giorgio und die Verschwörung gegen Herzog Borso d’Este (1469) / LUKE B. T. HOUGHTON, Astrae Revisited: The Virgilian Golden Ages of Tudor England / ÁGNES JUHÁSZ-ORMSBY/FARKAS GÁBOR KISS, Leonard Cox’s Pedagogical Commentaries / HANS KILB, Niavis’ Iudicium Iovis – Lukian im sächsisch-böhmischen Bergrevier / WALTHER LUDWIG, Kommentierte Übersetzung der ersten lateinischen Beschreibung Chinas (1588) durch Ioannes Petrus Maffeus, S. J., unter Berücksichtigung ihrer Quellen / WALTHER LUDWIG, Das unbekannte jesuitische Festbuch zur Hochzeit von Kaiser Leopold I. mit der Pfalzgräfin Eleonora (1676) / ŽANNA NEKRAŠEVIC-KAROTKAJA, Widmungsgedichte von Johannes Mylius aus Liebenrode: zum Programm der humanistischen Katechese und religiösen Versöhnung in der Reformationszeit / ROLAND SAUER, Occasura stirps Valesiadum: Schedius Melissus über die letzten Könige aus dem Hause Valois / KRISTI VIIDING, Salomon Frenzels schwere Mission in Riga II. Investigandarum rerum prospectus REINHOLD F. GLEI, Neulateinische Forschungsprojekte / STEPHAN HEILEN/BENJAMIN TOPP, Ein Emendationsbeispiel aus der Arbeit an einer kritischen Neuausgabe von Picos Disputationes III. Librorum existimationes Leon Battista Alberti, Propos de table. Intercenales (JEAN-LOUIS CHARLET) / Michael von Albrecht, Carmina Latina (FIDEL RÄDLE) IV. Quaestiones recentissimae WALTHER LUDWIG, Die unverstandenen Titelseiten der Inschriften Gudes von 1731 / DIETER WUTTKE, Das Celtis-Epigramm I,12 zum Spottnamen des Polen und Schlesiers und seine Vorlage V. Nuntii JEAN-LOUIS CHARLET, XXX° Convegno internazionale Istituto Studi Umanistici F. Petrarca / REINHOLD F. GLEI, Mater Caesaris olim … Das Rätsel um Ovids Ehefrau

Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind

Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind Book
Author : Julia Annas
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0520076591
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Usually, such a work becomes at some point too scholarly to be read by . . . amateurs. This is not the case here. It's an admirable accomplishment."—David K. Glidden, University of California Riverside

In Search of a Theory of Everything

In Search of a Theory of Everything Book
Author : Demetris Nicolaides
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2020-07
ISBN : 019009835X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"In Search of a Theory of Everything is an adventurous journey in space and time in search of a unified "theory of everything" (TOE) by means of a rare and agile interplay between the natural philosophies of influential ancient Greek thinkers and the laws of modern physics. For a TOE, all the phenomena of nature share a subtle underlying commonality and are explainable by a single overarching immutable principle. Reading the past for what it is, is of tremendous value, but so is its reading from the perspective of modern knowledge. Not to judge it for its flaws but to be inspired by its insights. This comparative study of the universe is the spirit of In Search of a Theory of Everything-to physics through philosophy, to the new via the old, and in a balanced way. A relatively "easier" analysis of nature, that of a major natural philosopher of antiquity, commences every chapter to fasten the bedrock for the more complex. The transition into the more complicated views of modern physics is gradual and systematic, entwining finely the two, the ancient with the new, the forgotten with the current, by unfolding a history and a philosophy of science, and connecting all the great feats of the mind and time. Those philosophers had ideas that resonate with aspects of modern science; puzzles that still baffle; and rationales that can be used to reassess completely anew fundamental but competing principles of modern physics, even to speculate about open physics problems. In Search of a Theory of Everything is a new kind of sight, is a philosophical insight of modern physics"--

Doing Research

Doing Research Book
Author : Daniel Druckman
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2005-03-16
ISBN : 1452241309
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An award-winning book, Doing Research is a must read. Designed for students across a variety of social science disciplines, it is the first research methods text devoted to conflict analysis and resolution. It begins with a discussion of the philosophical foundations for doing research, providing guidelines on how to develop research questions and how these questions can be addressed with various methodologies. The book presents a wide-ranging treatment of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to the design and analysis of problems of conflict.

The Epistemological Skyhook

The Epistemological Skyhook Book
Author : Jim Slagle
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-05-20
ISBN : 1317230078
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Throughout philosophical history, there has been a recurring argument to the effect that determinism, naturalism, or both are self-referentially incoherent. By accepting determinism or naturalism, one allegedly acquires a reason to reject determinism or naturalism. The Epistemological Skyhook brings together, for the first time, the principal expressions of this argument, focusing primarily on the last 150 years. This book addresses the versions of this argument as presented by Arthur Lovejoy, A.E. Taylor, Kurt Gödel, C.S. Lewis, Norman Malcolm, Karl Popper, J.R. Lucas, William Hasker, Thomas Nagel, Alvin Plantinga, and others, along with the objections presented by their many detractors. It concludes by presenting a new version of the argument that synthesizes the best aspects of the others while also rendering the argument immune to some of the most significant objections made to it.

Phoenix

Phoenix Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action

Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action Book
Author : Walter G. Englert
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 1987
ISBN : 9781555401245
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose Book
Author : Tobias Reinhardt,John Norman Adams,Michael Lapidge,J. N. Adams,Michael Winterbottom
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2005-11-24
ISBN : 9780197263327
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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These twenty essays examine continuity and change in the language of Latin prose, from its emergence to the twelfth century AD. Issues debated include traditional distinctions between primitive archaic and sophisticated classical Latin, and between superior classical and inferior Silver Latin. A broad range of Latin authors are covered, including Caesar and Cicero, Bede and William of Malmesbury. An extensive introduction traces the volume's recurring themes - the use of poetic diction in prose, archaism, sentence structure, and bilingualism. The diversity of approaches makes this an essential handbook for all those interested in Latin language and literature.

Prudentia

Prudentia Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1981
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Year of the Queer

The Year of the Queer Book
Author : Jeff Hood
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2016-12-05
ISBN : 1532612621
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A theologian, historian and bioethicist by academic training, Rev. Jeff Hood is a graduate of Auburn University, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Emory University's Candler School of Theology, the University of Alabama, Creighton University, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry in Practical Theology at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. His ordination rests within the Southern Baptist Convention. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Jeff currently lives in Denton, Texas, where he serves as a pastor to persons in communities throughout the region. As a theological activist and organizer, Jeff serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, on the Statewide Steering Committee and as North Texas area director of Pastors for Texas Children and on the National Council of the Fellowship of Reconciliation USA. in 2013, Jeff's work as a spiritual organizer and activist was recognized by PFLAG Fort Worth's Equality Award. Jeff is married to Emily and together they have three young sons, twin toddlers, Jeff III and Phillip, and newborn, Quinley. Jeff also maintains a closer friendship to Texas Death Row prisoner Will Speer. Jeff is the author of two other books, The Queer: An interaction with The Gospel of John and The Queering of an American Evangelical. A Southern, Queer, and Christian, Jeff is a committeed activist, visionary writer and radical prophetic voice to a closed society.

The Ethics of Epicurus and its Relation to Contemporary Doctrines

The Ethics of Epicurus and its Relation to Contemporary Doctrines Book
Author : Jean-Marie Guyau
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2021-09-09
ISBN : 1350013900
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the first English translation of a compelling and highly original reading of Epicurus by Jean-Marie Guyau. This book has long been recognized as one of the best and most concerted attempts to explore one of the most important, yet controversial ancient philosophers whose thought, Guyau claims, remains vital to modern and contemporary culture. Throughout the text we are introduced to the origins of the philosophy of pleasure in Ancient Greece, with Guyau clearly demonstrating how this idea persists through the history of philosophy and how it is an essential trait in the Western tradition. With an introduction by Keith Ansell-Pearson and Federico Testa, which contextualizes the work of Guyau within the canon of French thought, and notes on both further reading and on Epicurean scholarship more generally, this translation also acts as a critical introduction to the philosophy of Guyau and Epicurus.

Translating the Curriculum

Translating the Curriculum Book
Author : Susan Huddleston Edgerton
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-06-03
ISBN : 1136665544
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Although recent theory in multicultural education has acknowledged what has been called "the new cultural politics of difference," problems concerning what actually passes for multiculturalism have been underexamined. Translating the Curriculum proposes that a new theoretical and practical lens through which to examine multicultural education is necessary and suggests that it may be found in cultural studies. Edgerton looks at pedagogy through structuralist and poststructuralist philosophy and social theory, literary criticism, literature, and autobiography. Using this interdisciplinary approach, notions of marginality, essentialism, identity and translation across difference are explored.

Visions and ruins

Visions and ruins Book
Author : Joshua Davies
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Release : 2018-04-11
ISBN : 1526125951
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Visions and ruins explores the production of cultural memory in the Middle Ages and the uses the medieval past has been put to in modernity. Working with texts in Old English, Middle English and Latin, as well as visual and material culture, it traces connections in time, place, language and media to explore the temporal complexities of cultural production and subject formation. The book interrogates critical, poetic, artistic and political archives to reveal exchanges of cultural energy and influence between past and present, offering new ways of knowing the medieval past and the contemporary moment.

The Swerve

The Swerve Book
Author : William Stafford
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1977
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Age of Analogy

The Age of Analogy Book
Author : Devin Griffiths
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2016-10-28
ISBN : 1421420775
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first comparative treatment of the Darwins’ theories of history and their profound contribution to the study of both natural and human systems, this book will fascinate students and scholars of nineteenth-century British literature and the history of science.