With the help of their third-grade teacher and classmates, Noelle and Todd discover who sent an anonymous letter to Amber Lee.
An English translation of the German best-seller Abscheid vom Prinzipiellen, this series of essays presents a philosophy of human morality critical of philosophical utopianism. Maurquard describes his role as "skeptical philosopher," and discusses the 18th-century formation of aesthetics, philosophical anthroplogy, the philosophy of history, the nature of myth, and hermeneutics.
Philosophy and Politics
Author: Bertrand Russell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book presents the 1946 National Book League lecture, delivered by Bertrand Russell on the relationship between philosophies and the development of political systems.
The Beginning of Knowledge
Author: Hans-Georg Gadamer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
This book brings together nearly all of GadamerÆs previously published but never translated essays on the Presocratics. Beginning with a hermeneutical and philological investigation of the Heraclitus fragments (1974 and 1990), he then moves on to a discussion of the Greek Atomists (1935) and the Presocratic cosmologists (1964). In the last two essays (1978 and 1994/95), Gadamer elaborates on the profound debt that modern scientific thinking owes to the Greek philosophical tradition.
What is Power?
Author: Byung-Chul Han
Power is a pervasive phenomenon yet there is little consensus on what it is and how it should be understood. In this book the cultural theorist Byung-Chul Han develops a fresh and original perspective on the nature of power, shedding new light on this key feature of social and political life. Power is commonly defined as a causal relation: an individual’s power is the cause that produces a change of behaviour in someone else against the latter’s will. Han rejects this view, arguing that power is better understood as a mediation between ego and alter which creates a complex array of reciprocal interdependencies. Power can also be exercised not only against the other but also within and through the other, and this involves a much higher degree of mediation. This perspective enables us to see that power and freedom are not opposed to one another but are manifestations of the same power, differing only in the degree of mediation. This highly original account of power will be of great interest to students and scholars of philosophy and of social, political and cultural theory, as well as to anyone seeking to understand the many ways in which power shapes our lives today.
Cosmology for the Curious
Author: Delia Perlov, Alex Vilenkin
This book is an introductory text for all those wishing to learn about modern views of the cosmos. Our universe originated in a great explosion – the big bang. For nearly a century cosmologists have studied the aftermath of this explosion: how the universe expanded and cooled down, and how galaxies were gradually assembled by gravity. The nature of the bang itself has come into focus only relatively recently. It is the subject of the theory of cosmic inflation, which was developed in the last few decades and has led to a radically new global view of the universe. Students and other interested readers will find here a non-technical but conceptually rigorous account of modern cosmological ideas - describing what we know, and how we know it. One of the book's central themes is the scientific quest to find answers to the ultimate cosmic questions: Is the universe finite or infinite? Has it existed forever? If not, when and how did it come into being? Will it ever end? The book is based on the undergraduate course taught by Alex Vilenkin at Tufts University. It assumes no prior knowledge of physics or mathematics beyond elementary high school math. The necessary physics background is introduced as it is required. Each chapter includes a list of questions and exercises of varying degree of difficulty.
Kingdom of Strangers
Author: Zoë Ferraris
Publisher: Little, Brown
A secret grave is unearthed in the desert revealing the bodies of 19 women and the shocking truth that a serial killer has been operating undetected in Jeddah for more than a decade. However, lead inspector Ibrahim Zahrani is distracted by a mystery closer to home. His mistress has suddenly disappeared, but he cannot report her missing since adultery is punishable by death. With nowhere to turn, Ibrahim brings the case to Katya, one of the few women in the police department. Drawn into both investigations, she must be increasingly careful to hide a secret of her own. Portraying the lives of women in one of the most closed cultures in the world, award-winning author Zoë Ferraris weaves a tale of psychological suspense around an elusive serial killer and the sinister forces trafficking in human lives in Saudi Arabia.
Author: James Salter
This exquisite, resonant novel by PEN/Faulkner winner James Salter is a brilliant portrait of a marriage by a contemporary American master. It is the story of Nedra and Viri, whose favored life is centered around dinners, ingenious games with their children, enviable friends, and near-perfect days passed skating on a frozen river or sunning on the beach. But even as he lingers over the surface of their marriage, Salter lets us see the fine cracks that are spreading through it, flaws that will eventually mar the lovely picture beyond repair. Seductive, witty, and elegantly nuanced, Light Years is a classic novel of an entire generation that discovered the limits of its own happiness—and then felt compelled to destroy it.
Richard Wagner und die Juden
Author: Dieter Borchmeyer, Susanne Strasser-Vill, Ami Maayani
Author: Dorothea Von Schlegel
Written in 1801, Florentin was published anonymously. It shows the direct influence of Dorothea's later husband Friedrich Schlegel's Lucinde and that of her friend Schleiermacher's Vertraute Briefe uber Friedrich Schlegels "Lucinde".
Il pittore di fiori francese Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) dedicò la sua vita alla rappresentazione della grande varietà che contraddistingue le piante floreali, tramite acquarelli che in seguito venivano pubblicati come incisioni in rame, corredate da precise informazioni botaniche. Beniamino di molti facoltosi mecenati della capitale, tra cui Josephine, la moglie di Napoleone, Redouté è stato definito il &"Raffaello dei fiori&" ed è considerato ad oggi un maestro dell&'illustrazione botanica. Questo raffinato catologo comprende tutte le incisioni provenienti dalle pagine illustrate di Le Rose e Choix des plus belles fleurs et quelques branches des plus beaux fruits (Selezione delle fioriture più belle e dei rami con i frutti più gradevoli) e le immagini più significative del volume Lilies. Presentando una vivace panoramica della combinazione perfetta di precisione e bellezza tipica di Redouté, il catalogo offre anche uno sguardo privilegiato sui magnifici giardini e le serre della Parigi di un tempo.
Author: A. R. R. R. Roberts
Publisher: Hachette UK
Bingo Grabbins is a soddit who enjoys a comfortable life (apart from his feet, of course). But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandef, and a company of bizarrely Welsh dwarves drag him away on an adventure. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard (or so they say) guarded by Smug, a large and very tedious dragon. Bingo is reluctant to take part in this insane venture, but a dwarven dagger held to his throat soon surprises even himself and off the companions go on a quest that seems truly epic (well, until you read about what later happened to Bingo's cousin, at any rate). Oh, and Bingo finds this ring thing...