The Nothing that is by

The Nothing that is
  • Title : The Nothing that is
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 0195128427
  • Pages : 225
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  • Language : English
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The value of nothing is explored in rich detail as the author reaches back as far as the ancient Sumerians to find evidence that humans have long struggled with the concept of zero, from the Greeks who may or may not have known of it, to the East where it was first used, to the modern-day desktop PC, which uses it as an essential letter in its computational alphabet.


Godhead and the Nothing by Thomas J. J. Altizer

Godhead and the Nothing
  • Title : Godhead and the Nothing
  • Author : Thomas J. J. Altizer
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • ISBN Code : 0791486427
  • Pages : 165
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  • Language : English
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An eminent theologian argues that nothingness is necessary in order to fully actualize the Godhead. Eminent theologian Thomas J. J. Altizer breaks new ground by exploring the ultimate transfiguration of the Godhead as a question of the Nihil or nothingness and God. The Nihil is essential to the full actualization of the Godhead in that it fully occurs in both a primordial and an apocalyptic sacrifice of the Godhead. Virtually unexplored by philosophical and theological thinking, the Nihil is luminously enacted in the deepest expressions of the imagination, and most clearly and decisively so in the Christian epic tradition. Altizer looks at the works of philosophers and theologians such as Spinoza, Barth, Hegel, Nietzsche, and epic writers such as Dante, Milton, and Blake to ultimately posit a God that is necessarily a dichotomous God.


The Nothing Bladerunner by Epi Arias

The Nothing Bladerunner
  • Title : The Nothing Bladerunner
  • Author : Epi Arias
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 0557093619
  • Pages : 285
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  • Language : English
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THE NOTHING BLADERUNNER is the result of deep self-examination and the exploration of the writer's consciousness as original experience. The collection is a by-product of all the fears, wonders, and anxieties experienced as a result of these encounters and further typifies the struggle of an inner conflict between creative thought and the pervasive impositions of socially-sanctioned ideas.A playful matrix of cliches, unfulfilled romances, and labyrinthian insights, THE NOTHING BLADERUNNER is a compendium of living questions that can only be answered by the inquisitive and creative reader.


The Nothing Machine by Robert Ziegler

The Nothing Machine
  • Title : The Nothing Machine
  • Author : Robert Ziegler
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • ISBN Code : 904202237X
  • Pages : 250
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  • Language : English
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In an era when reality was aestheticized as collectibles, Octave Mirbeau unleashed his fiction like a destructive machine, setting fire to stale material and discredited ideologies, burning them as fuel and expelling texts as clean emissions. In this first English-language overview of all the novels published under Mirbeau's name, this study argues that Mirbeau is unique among his fin-de-siècle peers. Unlike the Decadents, whose art was a reliquary in which dead inspiration was preserved, Mirbeau disengaged himself from the corpses of past works. Abhorring tradition and complacency, Mirbeau elaborated a kinetics of fiction that made the novel into an agent of violent transformation.Contrasting the Decadents' aesthetic of elegant morbidity with Mirbeau's vitalistic view of fiction, this volume shows Mirbeau modeling himself on the figure of the torture artist, cutting up his finished works, building novels to disassemble them, fitting them together in revolutionary ways. Creativity for Mirbeau fertilizesun jardin des supplices, a cemetery smoldering with decomposing texts that are resolved into their constituent parts and then reemerge in different guises. In Mirbeau's writing, lives and art works are only transient aggregates of material, and creativity is immortalized through the perishing of old forms.


The Nothing Story by Alice Namm

The Nothing Story
  • Title : The Nothing Story
  • Author : Alice Namm
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 1479713600
  • Pages : 54
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  • Language : English
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It is not uncommon for children to bicker with one another but how much is too much?Alice Nammtells a quirky tale of four young brothers who have nothing better to do than argue with each other. What are they quarreling about and why is it so important? Find out in"The Nothing Story".


The Nothing that is and the Nothing that is Not by Steven Carter

The Nothing that is and the Nothing that is Not
  • Title : The Nothing that is and the Nothing that is Not
  • Author : Steven Carter
  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • ISBN Code : 9780761830023
  • Pages : 128
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  • Language : English
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The Nothing That Is and the Nothing That Is Not is the final volume in a trilogy on interpretations of otherness in the postmodern era. The first two volumes are A Do-It-Yourself Dystopia: The Americanization of Big Brother (University Press of America, 2002) and Leopards in the Temple: Selected Essays 1990-2000 (University Press of America, 2001).


The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard

The Nothing Man
  • Title : The Nothing Man
  • Author : Catherine Ryan Howard
  • Publisher : Corvus
  • ISBN Code : 9781786496614
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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The Nothing Book by Bruce Harris,Harmony Media Inc,Crown

The Nothing Book
  • Title : The Nothing Book
  • Author : Bruce Harris,Harmony Media Inc,Crown
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • ISBN Code : 9780517516485
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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It takes a long time to understand nothing. -- Edward Dahlberg When asked what five books he would take with him to a desert island, George Bernard Shaw replied that he would take five blank books. The Nothing Book is a blank book. The possibilities are endless. Write your own novel, compile a personal cookbook, draw pictures, make lists, keep records, collect autographs, write poetry, plan vacations, start a diary or scrapbook, design clothes, invent needlework or knitting patterns, doodle, compose songs, jot down important dates, keep a guest book, press flowers, gather favorite quotes, accumulate (or invent) funny stories, use your imagination and do your own thing The Nothing Book is your book, it is meant to be whatever you want it to be. As Byron once wrote: 'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print; A book's a book, although there's nothing in't.


Testing the Limit by François-David Sebbah

Testing the Limit
  • Title : Testing the Limit
  • Author : François-David Sebbah
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0804782008
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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In exploring the nature of excess relative to a phenomenology of the limit, Testing the Limit claims that phenomenology itself is an exploration of excess. What does it mean that "the self" is "given"? Should we see it as originary; or rather, in what way is the self engendered from textual practices that transgress—or hover around and therefore within—the threshold of phenomenologial discourse? This is the first book to include Michel Henry in a triangulation with Derrida and Levinas and the first to critique Levinas on the basis of his interpolation of philosophy and religion. Sebbah claims that the textual origins of phenomenology determine, in their temporal rhythms, the nature of the subjectivation on which they focus. He situates these considerations within the broader picture of the state of contemporary French phenomenology (chiefly the legacy of Merleau-Ponty), in order to show that these three thinkers share a certain "family resemblance," the identification of which reveals something about the traces of other phenomenological families. It is by testing the limit within the context of traditional phenomenological concerns about the appearance of subjectivity and ipseity that Derrida, Henry, and Levinas radically reconsider phenomenology and that French phenomenology assumes its present form.


The Nothing to See Here Hotel by Steven Butler

The Nothing to See Here Hotel
  • Title : The Nothing to See Here Hotel
  • Author : Steven Butler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1471163849
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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'This book is so good you won't blunking believe it!' Tom Fletcher 'Hilariously funny and inventive, and I love the extraordinary creatures and the one thirty-sixth troll protagonist...' Cressida Cowell 'A rip-roaring, swashbuckling, amazerous magical adventure. Comedy Gold.' Francesca Simon ‘This hotel gets five stars from me’ Liz Pichon 'A splundishly swashbungling tale of trolls, goblins and other bonejangling creatures. Put on your wellies and plunge into the strangest hotel you will ever encounter. This is a hotel I hope I never find! Wonderfully, disgustingly funny.' Jeremy Strong ‘What a fun hotel! Book me in immediately!’ Kaye Umansky Welcome to The Nothing to See Here Hotel! A hotel for magical creatures, where weird is normal for Frankie Banister and his parents who run the hotel. When a goblin messenger arrives at The Nothing to See Here Hotel, announcing the imminent arrival of the goblin prince Grogbah, Frankie and his family rush into action to get ready for their important guest. But it soon becomes obvious that the Banister family are going to have their work cut out with the demanding prince and his never-ending entourage, especially when it turns out the rude little prince is hiding a secret... The first book in a fabulously funny series by bestselling author Steven Butler, with a host of whacky characters brought to life with illustration from the wonderful Steven Lenton!


Silver Mirror. The End of the Nothing by Mario Serroni

Silver Mirror. The End of the Nothing
  • Title : Silver Mirror. The End of the Nothing
  • Author : Mario Serroni
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9788827830208
  • Pages : 154
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  • Language : English
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The Nothing Man by Jim Thompson

The Nothing Man
  • Title : The Nothing Man
  • Author : Jim Thompson
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780316203746
  • Pages : 124
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War changed Clinton Brown. Permanently disfigured by a tragic military accident, he's struggling to find satisfaction from life as a rewrite man for Pacific City's Courier. Shame has led him to isolate himself from closest friends and even his estranged, still faithfully devoted wife, Ellen. Only the bottle keeps him company. But now Ellen has returned to Pacific City, and she's ready to do whatever it takes to get Brown back. Even if it means exposing his deepest secret ... a painful truth Brown would do anything to stop from coming to light. He'd kill a whole lot of people just to keep this one thing quiet--and soon enough, the bodies just happen to start piling up around him... THE NOTHING MAN is Thompson at his most psychologically astute, in a deeply suspenseful and tragic portrait of one man's journey through the dark side of the Postwar Boom.


The Nothing Job by Nick Oldham

The Nothing Job
  • Title : The Nothing Job
  • Author : Nick Oldham
  • Publisher : Severn House Pub Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9780727867681
  • Pages : 218
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  • Language : English
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DCI Henry Christie reluctantly agrees to investigate a fatal police shooting and finds himself involved in a terrifying conspiracy.


Heidegger on Being Uncanny by Katherine Withy

Heidegger on Being Uncanny
  • Title : Heidegger on Being Uncanny
  • Author : Katherine Withy
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0674286790
  • Pages : 260
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There are bizarre moments when we feel like strangers to ourselves. Through an investigation of Heidegger’s concept of uncanniness, Katherine Withy explores what such experiences reveal. She shows that we can be what we are only if we do not fully understand what it is to be us, and points toward what it is to live well as an uncanny human being.


The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger by Francois Raffoul,Eric S. Nelson

The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger
  • Title : The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger
  • Author : Francois Raffoul,Eric S. Nelson
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1441141618
  • Pages : 496
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  • Language : English
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Martin Heidegger is one of the twentieth century's most important philosophers. His ground-breaking works have had a hugely significant impact on contemporary thought through their reception, appropriation and critique. His thought has influenced philosophers as diverse as Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Arendt, Adorno, Gadamer, Levinas, Derrida and Foucault, among others. In addition to his formative role in philosophical movements such as phenomenology, hermeneutics and existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism, deconstruction and post-modernism, Heidegger has had a transformative effect on diverse fields of inquiry including political theory, literary criticism, theology, gender theory, technology and environmental studies. The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger is the definitive reference guide to Heidegger's life and work, presenting fifty-eight original essays written by an international team of leading Heidegger scholars. The volume includes comprehensive coverage of Heidegger life and contexts, sources, influences and encounters, key writings, major themes and topics, and reception and influence. This is the ideal research tool for anyone studying or working in the field of Heidegger Studies today.


The Politics of Nothing by Clare Monagle,Dimitris Vardoulakis

The Politics of Nothing
  • Title : The Politics of Nothing
  • Author : Clare Monagle,Dimitris Vardoulakis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317967313
  • Pages : 118
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  • Language : English
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This book questions what sovereignty looks like when it is de-ontologised; when the nothingness at the heart of claims to sovereignty is unmasked and laid bare. Drawing on critical thinkers in political theology, such as Schmitt, Agamben, Nancy, Blanchot, Paulhan, The Politics of Nothing asks what happens to the political when considered in the frame of the productive potential of the nothing? The answers are framed in terms of the deep intellectual histories at our disposal for considering these fundamental questions, carving out trajectories inspired by, for example, Peter Lombard, Shakespeare and Spinoza. This book offers a series of sensitive and creative reflections that suggest the possibilities offered by thinking through sovereignty via the frame of nihilism. This book was originally published as a special issue of Culture, Theory and Critique.


The Nothing by Hanif Kureishi

The Nothing
  • Title : The Nothing
  • Author : Hanif Kureishi
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • ISBN Code : 057133203X
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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One night, when I am old, sick, right out of semen, and don't need things to get any worse, I hear the noises growing louder. I am sure they are making love in Zenab's bedroom which is next to mine. Waldo, a fêted filmmaker, is confined by old age and ill health to his London apartment. Frail and frustrated, he is cared for by his lovely younger wife, Zee. But when he suspects that Zee is beginning an affair with Eddie, 'more than an acquaintance and less than a friend for over thirty years,' Waldo is pressed to action: determined to expose the couple, he sets himself first to prove his suspicions correct - and then to enact his revenge. Written with characteristic black humour and with an acute eye for detail, Kureishi's eagerly awaited novella will have his readers dazzled once again by a brilliant mind at work.


Beckett and Phenomenology by Ulrika Maude,Matthew Feldman

Beckett and Phenomenology
  • Title : Beckett and Phenomenology
  • Author : Ulrika Maude,Matthew Feldman
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1441123172
  • Pages : 226
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A collection of research by leading international scholars on Beckett and phenomenology - both comparing and contrasting his work with key figures in phenomenology and analysing phenomenological themes and their dramatization in Beckett's work.


The Everything and the Nothing by Meher Baba

The Everything and the Nothing
  • Title : The Everything and the Nothing
  • Author : Meher Baba
  • Publisher : Sheriar Foundation
  • ISBN Code : 9781880619131
  • Pages : 115
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  • Language : English
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Carnap Brought Home by H. Reck,Steve Awodey,Carsten Klein

Carnap Brought Home
  • Title : Carnap Brought Home
  • Author : H. Reck,Steve Awodey,Carsten Klein
  • Publisher : Open Court Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780812695502
  • Pages : 387
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  • Language : English
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Rudolf Carnap (1891-1970) is considered the pioneer of logical positivism, but his work was thought to have been repudiated. Recently he has been undergoing a reappraisal, and this book of essays by leading philosophers, logicians, and art historians attempts to return Carnap to his rightful place. The philosopher's early days as a utopianist, the root of his thought in neo-Kantianism, his social and political activism - all are explored in these important essays.


In Praise of Nothing by Ellen M. Chen

In Praise of Nothing
  • Title : In Praise of Nothing
  • Author : Ellen M. Chen
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 9781456826116
  • Pages : 250
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  • Language : English
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This is the fi rst work devoted to an expositi on on Daoist metaphysics and presenti ng Dao as a feminine principle. The work should be of interest to scholars and general readers in many disciplines: Comparati ve philosophy, religious studies, metaphysics, Asian studies, Chinese studies... etc.


The Nothing and the Everything by Bhāū Kalacurī

The Nothing and the Everything
  • Title : The Nothing and the Everything
  • Author : Bhāū Kalacurī
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 340
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  • Language : English
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The Nothing Things by P. N. Dedeaux

The Nothing Things
  • Title : The Nothing Things
  • Author : P. N. Dedeaux
  • Publisher : Masquerade Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781563336539
  • Pages : N.A
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Another classic sorority blowout! Highly exclusive and widely honored Beta Beta Rho has taken on a new group of pledges. Five women elect to put themselves through the most grueling of ordeals, during which all their defenses will be stripped away -- much to the delight of their stern pledgemistresses! The pleasure mounts as these young women leave behind the lowly status of nothing things....


The Phenomenological Movement by E. Spiegelberg

The Phenomenological Movement
  • Title : The Phenomenological Movement
  • Author : E. Spiegelberg
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9400974914
  • Pages : 768
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The present attempt to introduce the general philosophical reader to the Phenomenological Movement by way of its history has itself a history which is pertinent to its objective. It may suitably be opened by the following excerpts from a review which Herbert W. Schneider of Columbia University, the Head of the Division for International Cultural Cooperation, Department of Cultural Activities of Unesco from 1953 to 56, wrote in 1950 from France: The influence of Husserl has revolutionized continental philosophies, not because his philosophy has become dominant, but because any philosophy now seeks to accommodate itself to, and express itself in, phenomenological method. It is the sine qua non of critical respectability. In America, on the contrary, phenomenology is in its infancy. The average American student of philosophy, when he picks up a recent volume of philosophy published on the continent of Europe, must first learn the "tricks" of the phenomenological trade and then translate as best he can the real impon of what is said into the kind of imalysis with which he is familiar . . . . No doubt, American education will graduaUy take account of the spread of phenomenological method and terminology, but until it does, American readers of European philosophy have a severe handicap; and this applies not only to existentialism but to almost all current philosophical literature. ' These sentences clearly implied a challenge, if not a mandate, to all those who by background and interpretive ability were in a position to meet it.


The Call to Radical Theology by Thomas J. J. Altizer,Lissa McCullough,David E. Klemm

The Call to Radical Theology
  • Title : The Call to Radical Theology
  • Author : Thomas J. J. Altizer,Lissa McCullough,David E. Klemm
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • ISBN Code : 1438444524
  • Pages : 211
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  • Language : English
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The major death-of-God theologian explores the meaning and purpose of radical theology.


The Globalization of Nothing 2 by George Ritzer

The Globalization of Nothing 2
  • Title : The Globalization of Nothing 2
  • Author : George Ritzer
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • ISBN Code : 1452239096
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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The Globalization of Nothing is back in a revised and completely updated Second Edition. In this reconceptualized volume, author George Ritzer focuses his attention squarely on the processes of globalization and how they relate to McDonaldization. This revision is shorter, more concise, and spends much less space on the Nothing-Something continuum that he introduced in the First Edition.


Unified Science by B.F. McGuinness

Unified Science
  • Title : Unified Science
  • Author : B.F. McGuinness
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9400938659
  • Pages : 306
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a priori, and what is more, to a rejection based ultimately on a posteriori findings; in other words, the "pure" science of nature in Kant's sense of the term had proved to be, not only not pure, but even false. As for logic and mathematics, the decisive works of Frege, Russell, and White head suggested two conclusions: first, that it was possible to construct mathematics on the basis of logic (logicism), and secondly, that logical propositions had an irrevocably analytic status. But within the frame work of logicism, the status of logical propositions is passed on to mathematical ones, and mathematical propositions are therefore also conceived of as analytic. All this creates a situation where the existential presupposition contained in the Kantian question about the possibility of judgements that are both synthetic and a priori must, it seems, be rejected as false. But to drop this presupposition is, at the same time, to strike at the very core of Kant's programme of putting the natural sciences on a philosophical foundation. The failure of the modern attempt to do so suggests at the same time a reversal of the relationship between philosophy and the individual sciences: it is not the task of philosophy to meddle with the foundations of the individual sciences; being the less successful discipline, its task is rather to seek guidance from the principles of rationality operative in the individual sciences.


Invitation to Philosophy by Yuval Stienitz

Invitation to Philosophy
  • Title : Invitation to Philosophy
  • Author : Yuval Stienitz
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780872202658
  • Pages : 120
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  • Language : English
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Through a series of imagined discussions between renowned philosophers and critical interlocutors, Steinitz presents classical positions on topics such as mind/body, epistemology, and freedom/determinism for undergraduates without a background in philosophical reading. Paper edition (unseen), $6.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction by Simon Critchley

Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Simon Critchley
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191578320
  • Pages : 168
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  • Language : English
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Simon Critchley's Very Short Introduction shows that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling range of problems all too often ignored by the analytic tradition. He discusses the ideas and approaches of philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Habermas, Foucault, and Derrida, and introduces key concepts such as existentialism, nihilism, and phenomenology by explaining their place in the Continental tradition. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


The Outsider by H. Millard

The Outsider
  • Title : The Outsider
  • Author : H. Millard
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • ISBN Code : 0595194249
  • Pages : 163
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  • Language : English
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Non-conformist and alienated, Buck wanders alone through a post-American America seeking meaning and the authentic.


The Concept of God, the Origin of the World, and the Image of the Human in the World Religions by P. Koslowski

The Concept of God, the Origin of the World, and the Image of the Human in the World Religions
  • Title : The Concept of God, the Origin of the World, and the Image of the Human in the World Religions
  • Author : P. Koslowski
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9401009996
  • Pages : 161
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  • Language : English
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All religions make statements about God or the Absolute and about "the beginning": about the beginning of the world and the beginning and nature of the human person. Propositions about God, the human person, and the world, statements about God's eternity or process of becoming, about the status and nature of the human person as the "image of God", and about the beginning of the world are woven into "religious speculations about the beginning". The theology, anthropology, and cosmology of the world religions determine the image of the human person and the image of the world in the world cultures shaped by the different religions. They stand in a tense relationship with the anthropologies and cosmologies of modern science, which in turn challenge the religions to deepen their image of the human person. With this volume leading thinkers of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam provide the reader with a first-hand source for understanding the five world religions and their teaching about God, the human person, and the origin of the world.


Preformations by Scott Simon

Preformations
  • Title : Preformations
  • Author : Scott Simon
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • ISBN Code : 0595180140
  • Pages : 98
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  • Language : English
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Preformations is a collection of philosphic essays concerning debates both ancient and contemporary. Epistemology and Phenomenology are two important topics of focus. Philosophers analyzed include Plato, Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, Hans Jonas, Merleau-Ponty, and Michel Foucault. These engaging essays should prove enlightening to the critical reader.


Data Warehouse Designs by Fon Silvers

Data Warehouse Designs
  • Title : Data Warehouse Designs
  • Author : Fon Silvers
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 1466516666
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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Market Basket Analysis (MBA) provides the ability to continually monitor the affinities of a business and can help an organization achieve a key competitive advantage. Time Variant data enables data warehouses to directly associate events in the past with the participants in each individual event. In the past however, the use of these powerful tool


Rethinking the Education Improvement Agenda by Kevin J. Flint,Nick Peim

Rethinking the Education Improvement Agenda
  • Title : Rethinking the Education Improvement Agenda
  • Author : Kevin J. Flint,Nick Peim
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1441170189
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Offering a philosophical perspective to the educational improvement agenda, this engaging text provides a new language for research into educational improvement, bringing leading-edge philosophy to current practice. Drawing on philosophical work, including that of Derrida, Foucault and Heidegger, the authors deconstruct the ethic of improvement before exploring key dimensions of education, its institutions and technologies. Each chapter draws on international case studies, provides engaging questions and makes suggestions for further reading to support the reader. Topics covered include: • The Ethic of Improvement • Teacher Education • Leadership and Management • Lifelong Learning • The Rhetoric of Numbers • The Governance of Childhood • The State of Education Research An essential text for all looking at how we think and talk about education and improvement.


German Philosophy Since Kant by Professor of Philosophy Anthony O'Hear,Anthony O'Hear

German Philosophy Since Kant
  • Title : German Philosophy Since Kant
  • Author : Professor of Philosophy Anthony O'Hear,Anthony O'Hear
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521667821
  • Pages : 445
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  • Language : English
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Twenty essays from the Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture series on modern major German thinkers.


Heidegger and a Metaphysics of Feeling by Sharin N. Elkholy

Heidegger and a Metaphysics of Feeling
  • Title : Heidegger and a Metaphysics of Feeling
  • Author : Sharin N. Elkholy
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1441195491
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The early Heidegger of Being and Time is generally believed to locate finitude strictly within the individual, based on an understanding that this individual will have to face its death alone and in its singularity. Facing death is characterized by the mood of Angst (anxiety), as death is not an experience one can otherwise access outside of one's own demise. In the later Heidegger, the finitude of the individual is rooted in the finitude of the world it lives in and within which it actualizes its possibilities, or Being. Against the standard reading that the early Heidegger places the emphasis on individual finitude, this important new book shows how the later model of the finitude of Being is developed in Being and Time. Elkholy questions the role of Angst in Heidegger's discussion of death and it is at the point of transition from the nothing back to the world of projects that the author locates finitude and shows that Heidegger's later thinking of the finitude of Being is rooted in Being and Time.


Working with Dangerous People by David Jones

Working with Dangerous People
  • Title : Working with Dangerous People
  • Author : David Jones
  • Publisher : Radcliffe Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781857758245
  • Pages : 212
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Presents a variety of ways of thinking about dangerous people and their behavior and how to work with them constructively. Addresses ethical issues and offers advice in thinking under fire, responding to injustice, and working with younger people and dangerousness. Proposes a humane approach in working with people who pose danger.


Badiou and Plato by A.J Bartlett

Badiou and Plato
  • Title : Badiou and Plato
  • Author : A.J Bartlett
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0748688854
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This book will help you to understand Badiou's central concepts, the philosophical relation between Badiou and Plato and will rethink the importance of Badiou's 'Platonic' claim that 'the only education is an education by truths'.


The Abdication of Philosophy — The Abdication of Man by G.A. Rauche

The Abdication of Philosophy — The Abdication of Man
  • Title : The Abdication of Philosophy — The Abdication of Man
  • Author : G.A. Rauche
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 940150895X
  • Pages : 168
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

We live in a time of functionalism, operationalism and technologism with all its levelling, depersonalising and dehumanising effects. In such an age, the question arises of philosophy as critical, reflective theory about the world, man's position and purpose in the world and the relationship between philosophy and man as a free individual. This book makes an attempt to give an answer to this question. It has been written from great concern as to the future destiny of mankind, in the light of various contemporary attempts at the abolition of philosophy and at merging it in practice, as this practice is seen by the respective thinker or school of thought. This work may be seen as representing an answer to such attempts, as they are made, for instance, by the advocates of linguistic analysis or by representatives of the so-called Frankfurt School respectively. By an analysis of Western thought in general with emphasis on the present, the author of this book seeks to show that the abdication of philosophy as critical, reflective theory leads to the abdication of man as a critical, reflective individual, one that is free to dissent and to say No to the system. Man is perverted and alienated from his true nature. He is forced to conform and to lead an "unauthentic existence" within the system.


How to become a billionaire by selling nothing by Aditya Magal

How to become a billionaire by selling nothing
  • Title : How to become a billionaire by selling nothing
  • Author : Aditya Magal
  • Publisher : Random House India
  • ISBN Code : 8184006187
  • Pages : 387
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

A billionaire stock investor with a dragon-sized ego finds himself in an outrageous pickle when an eccentric entrepreneur approaches him to invest in his company which makes a revolutionary new product–NOTHING. While the billionaire dismisses him with 1 lakh rupees to seek psychiatric help, the entrepreneur instead uses the money to start manufacturing NOTHING, assigning him a stake in the company as a sign of gratefulness. Caught in a precarious situation, the billionaire must now debate the validity of the stake he has unintentionally picked up in the company as it becomes more and more valuable each day with everyone from politicians to filmstars to aam aadmis parading the power of Nothing. Things escalate into a circus when another company sues for what they believe is a blatant patent plagiarism of their original idea. Rambunctious, packed with tons of sarcasm, spoofs, and sketches, How to Become a Billionaire by Selling Nothing looks at the inherent madness of human nature and the ridiculous lengths people go to while doing business.