A DIFFERENT KIND OF LIFE

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A Different Kind Of Life

Author : Virginia Williams
ISBN : 1635610605
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1986, racing car constructor Frank Williams' life was turned upside down when a crash left him quadriplegic. For his wife, Ginny, the accident meant becoming head of the household while also struggling to overcome grief and anger. In this memoir, she tells her story with honesty and humor, set against the backdrop of Formula One racing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Different Kind Of Life

Author : Sheila Ford
ISBN : 1523976799
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Jasmine Davenport's dark and humiliating secrets stay just that during the day, but haunt her dreams at night. Convinced her past in Maine will stay where it belongs, the single mother remains focused on her number one goal: getting her only child to graduation day in one, unscathed, piece. Content to put her love life on hold until her son is safely tucked away at college; she's unprepared for the feelings that arise with the arrival of Dayton's newest resident; single father, Jason Bach. Ignoring the chemistry between them, Jasmine is determined to keep their relationship platonic. When her resolve fails her miserably, the two embark on a passionate, yet secretive, relationship. As the two enjoy the newness of their relationship with all the delicious discoveries that it encompasses, they are unprepared for the shocking, life-altering news they receive. When the dust settles and life returns to a new kind of normal, Jasmine is blindsided once again when her past threatens to destroy her newfound happiness.
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Philosopher A Kind Of Life

Author : Prof Ted Honderich
ISBN : 9781134560745
Genre : Philosophy
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The story of Ted Honderich, philosopher, a story of a perilous philosophical life, marked by critical examination, and a compelling personal life full of human drama. This is the story of Ted Honderich's perilous progress from boyhood in Canada to the Grote Professorship of Mind and Logic at University College London, A. J. Ayer's chair. It is compelling, candid and revealing about the beginning and the goal, and everything in between: early work as a journalist on The Toronto Star, travels with Elvis Presley, arrival in Britain, loves and friendships, academic rivalries and battles, marriages and affairs, self-interest and empathy. It sets out resolutely to explain how and why it all happened. It is as much a narrative of Ted Honderich's philosophy. He makes hard problems real. Philosophy from consciousness and determinism to political violence and democracy comes into sharp focus. Along the way, questions keep coming up. Does the free marriage owe anything to the analytic philosophy? What are the costs of truth? Are the politics of England slowly making it an ever-better place? Is an action's rightness independent of the mixture of motives out of which it came?
Category: Philosophy

Aristotle On The Human Good

Author : Richard Kraut
ISBN : 069102071X
Genre : Philosophy
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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, which equates the ultimate end of human life with happiness (eudaimonia), is thought by many readers to argue that this highest goal consists in the largest possible aggregate of intrinsic goods. Richard Kraut proposes instead that Aristotle identifies happiness with only one type of good: excellent activity of the rational soul. In defense of this reading, Kraut discusses Aristotle's attempt to organize all human goods into a single structure, so that each subordinate end is desirable for the sake of some higher goal. This book also emphasizes the philosopher's hierarchy of natural kinds, in which every type of creature achieves its good by imitating divine life. As Kraut argues, Aristotle's belief that thinking is the sole activity of the gods leads him to an intellectualist conception of the ethical virtues. Aristotle values these traits because, by subordinating emotion to reason, they enhance our ability to lead a life devoted to philosophy or politics.
Category: Philosophy

A Different Kind Of Laughter

Author : Andy Cook
ISBN : 0825423872
Genre : Religion
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Discovering joy from the most difficult moments of Jesus' life, this study points readers to a solid life replete with a different kind of laughter—the kind that survives life's deepest trials.
Category: Religion

Self And Others

Author : Jan Österberg
ISBN : 9789400928794
Genre : Philosophy
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1. The Aim of This Essay Ethical Egoism, the doctrine that, roughly speaking, one should promote one's own good, has been a live issue since the very beginnings of moral philosophy. Historically, it is the most widely held normative theory, and, next to Utilitarianism, it is the most intensely debated one. What is at stake in this debate is a fundamental question of ethics: 'Is there any reason, except self-interest, for considering the interests of other people?' The ethical egoist answers No to this question, thus rejecting the received conception of morality. Is Ethical Egoism an acceptable position? There are many forms of Ethical Egoism, and each may be interpreted in several different ways. So the relevant question is rather, 'Is there an acceptable version of Ethical It is the main aim of this essay to answer this question. This Egoism?' means that I will be confronted with many other controversial questions, for example, 'What is a moral principle?', 'Is value objective or subjec tive?', 'What is the nature of the self?' For the acceptability of most ver sions of Ethical Egoism, it has been alleged, depends on what answers are given to questions such as these. (I will show that in some of these cases there is in fact no such dependence. ) It is, of course, impossible to ad equately discuss all these questions within the compass of my essay.
Category: Philosophy

A Different Kind Of Love

Author : Jean Saunders
ISBN : 0727853074
Genre : Fiction
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Kate Sullivan lived a conventional country life in the rural Somerset of the 1920s, until she is left at the altar. Then Luke enters her life and begs her to move to London and work for him, but is he charitable enough to accept the truth?
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Aerial Life

Author : Peter Adey
ISBN : 1444391348
Genre : Science
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NOMINATED AND SHORT LISTED FOR THE SURVEILLANCE STUDIES BOOK PRIZE 2011! This theoretically informed research explores what the development and transformation of air travel has meant for societies and individuals. Brings together a number of interdisciplinary approaches towards the aeroplane and its relation to society Presents an original theory that our societies are aerial societies, or 'aerealities', and shows how we are both enabled and threatened by aerial mobility Features a series of detailed international case studies which map the history of aviation over the past century - from the promises of early flight, to World War II bombing campaigns, and to the rise of international terrorism today Demonstrates the transformational capacity of air transport to shape societies, bodies and individual identities Offers startling historical evidence and bold new ideas about how the social and material spaces of the aeroplane are considered in the modern era
Category: Science

Ramblin Man The Life And Times Of Woody Guthrie

Author : Ed Cray
ISBN : 9780393343083
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The groundbreaking biography, available for the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth in July 2012. A patriot and a political radical, Woody Guthrie captured the spirit of his times in his enduring songs. Ed Cray, the first biographer to be granted access to the Woody Guthrie Archive, has created a haunting portrait.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Neosentience

Author : Bill Seaman
ISBN : 9781841506036
Genre : Performing Arts
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Coined by artist and media researcher Bill Seaman, “neosentience” describes a new branch of scientific inquiry related to artificial intelligence. This volume explores the groundbreaking work of Seaman and chaos physicist Otto E. Rossler in exploring the potential of an intelligent robotic entity possessed of a form of sentience that ever-more-closely resembles that of a human being. Individual chapters approach the concept from a range of disciplines, including psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, and the arts. Neosentience is a burgeoning area of interest, and this book encourages readers to reflect on how we experience and interpret the world, how memory works, and what it is to be human. ‘Although the manuscript’s subject might fit within the domains of Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Life, consciousness and mind studies, the approach to these topics comes from a poetic/scientific point of view within which its originality becomes apparent. Both authors have directly or indirectly contributed to the field of arts and profusely written on correlated subjects and its intersection with the domains of science and technology. This gives to the book a unique approach, which is insightful, speculative and substantial at the same time. This intuitive side of the manuscript owes to that fecund conjunction between arts and science.’ Guto Nobrega More information The study addressed in this “book” puts forward a project that is twofold. Firstly, it discusses the conceptual basis within which it would be possible for the construction of a “neosentient” system, a machine endowed with the capacity to perceive or feel things in the world, as if manifesting a proto form of (artificial) consciousness. Secondly, it hypothesizes about the rising of benevolence through the interaction/intra-action, between “neosentient” machines and their environment, which include us, human beings, as inhabitants. The manuscript tackles its task in a very particular manner as it interrelates a constellation of ideas in order to address key research agendas on the fields of language, aesthetics, philosophy, biology, physics, science, technology, mind and consciousness to name some. The goal of the book is not to define the structure within which such an engine could be built, it does not bring into light the blueprint of such an, but it nails down key concepts from a broad range of topics, mapping a path for future research, reinforcing this way the sense of feasibility of its enterprise. In doing so, the book illuminates trajectories, ramifications or even non-directly correlated ideas that would pass unnoticed to the reader’s mind, were not by the authors generously bringing into play sets of key scholars, theories, discoveries, even speculative ideas.
Category: Performing Arts