Author : Kwame Anthony Appiah
ISBN : 9780141901985
Genre : Philosophy
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This landmark work challenges the separatist doctrines which have come to dominate our understanding of the world. Appiah revives the ancient philosophy of Cosmopolitanism, which dates back to the Cynics of the 4th century, as a means of understanding the complex world of today. Arguing that we concentrate too much on what makes us different rather than recognising our common humanity, Appiah explores how we can act ethically in a globalised world.
Category: Philosophy

A Century Of Communication Studies

Author : Pat J. Gehrke
ISBN : 9781134062867
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This volume chronicles the development of communication studies as a discipline, providing a history of the field and identifying opportunities for future growth. Editors Pat J. Gehrke and William M. Keith have assembled an exceptional list of communication scholars who, in the thirteen chapters contained in this book, cover the breadth and depth of the field. Organized around themes and concepts that have enduring historical significance and wide appeal across numerous subfields of communication, A Century of Communication Studies bridges research and pedagogy, addressing themes that connect classroom practice and publication. Published in the 100th anniversary year of the National Communication Association, this collection highlights the evolution of communication studies and will serve future generations of scholars as a window into not only our past but also the field’s collective possibilities.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Perspectives On Percival Everett

Author : Keith B. Mitchell
ISBN : 9781617036835
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Percival Everett (b. 1956) writes novels, short stories, poetry, and essays and is one of the most prolific, acclaimed, yet under-examined African American writers working today. Although to date Everett has published eighteen novels, three collections of short fiction, three poetry collections, and one children’s book, his work has not garnered the critical attention that it deserves. Perhaps one of the most vexing problems scholars have had in trying to situate Everett’s work is that they have found it difficult to place him and his work within a prescribed African American literary tradition. Because he happens to be African American, critics have expectations of so-called authentic African American fiction; however, his work often thwarts these expectations. In Perspectives on Percival Everett, scholars engage all of his creative production. On the one hand, Everett is an African American novelist. On the other hand, he pursues subject matters that seemingly have little to do with African American culture. The operative word here is “seemingly”; for as these essays demonstrate, Everett’s works falls well within as well as outside of what most critics would deem the African American literary tradition. These essays examine issues of identity, authenticity, and semiotics, in addition to postmodernism and African American and American literary traditions—issues essential to understanding his aesthetic and political concerns.
Category: Literary Criticism

Zorn Und Zeit

Author : Peter Sloterdijk
ISBN : 9783518737057
Genre : Philosophy
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Am Anfang war der Zorn. Im ersten Satz von Homers Ilias ist von ihm die Rede, und Peter Sloterdijk beschreibt ihn in seinem Bestseller als zentrale Triebkraft von Entwicklung und Veränderung. Dabei wurde der ungestüme Impuls schon während der Antike in geregelte Bahnen gelenkt. Judentum und Christentum, aber auch die Totalitarismen des 20. Jahrhunderts lassen sich als Ökonomisierungen beschreiben, als große Ideologien, die den Zorn sammeln und organisieren. Sloterdijks erhellende Analyse, mit der er einmal mehr Fragen der Gegenwart in ihre lange Geschichte einbettet, behandelt auch das aktuelle Phänomen des Islamismus – der Wiederkehr des Zorns als ungelenktes Ressentiment.
Category: Philosophy

Der Kosmopolit

Author : Anthony Appiah
ISBN : 3406563279
Genre : Conduct of life
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Category: Conduct of life

Der Preis Der Ungleichheit

Author : Joseph Stiglitz
ISBN : 9783641098193
Genre : Social Science
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Viele Arme, wenige Reiche - Warum die wachsende Ungleichheit uns alle angeht Die Ungleichheit in der Welt nimmt zu: Immer weniger Menschen häufen immer größeren Reichtum an, während die Zahl der Armen wächst und die Mittelschicht vom Abstieg bedroht ist. Doch diese Entwicklung, so zeigt Nobelpreisträger Joseph Stiglitz in seinem neuen Bestseller, ist keine zwangsläufige Folge einer freien Marktwirtschaft, sondern Ergebnis einer globalisierten Ökonomie, die zunehmend vom reichsten einen Prozent der Bevölkerung beherrscht wird.
Category: Social Science

Ethische Experimente

Author : Anthony Appiah
ISBN : 3406592643
Genre : Ethik
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Category: Ethik