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A Discourse On Inequality

Author : Jean-Jacques Rousseau
ISBN : 0140444394
Genre : Political Science
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It Is Of Man That I Have To Speak; And The Question I Am Investigating Shows Me That It Is To Men That I Must Address Myself: For Questions Of This Sort Are Not Asked By Those Who Are Afraid To Honour Truth. I Shall Then Confidently Uphold The Cause Of Humanity Before The Wise Men Who Invite Me To Do So, And Shall Not Be Dissatisfied If I Acquit Myself In A Manner Worthy Of My Subject And Of My Judges.
Category: Political Science

The Penguin Classics Book

Author : Henry Eliot
ISBN : 9780141990934
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.
Category: Literary Criticism

The End Of Equality

Author : Carlo Bordoni
ISBN : 9781315467283
Genre : Social Science
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The economic crisis has brought social differences to the fore, reinventing the old question of inequality as democracy’s missed opportunity. Many have attempted to find a rational explanation of the problem, tracing it back to poor economic policy and reckless liberalisation of finance, or the crisis of banks and governments, as well as the collapse of family relationships. At the same time, globalisation has reduced the differences between some nations, bringing emerging countries to the level of the more advanced, but has dangerously increased internal inequalities. In this book, the author examines the question of inequality and the social problems it is creating in societies across the world, arguing that with the crisis of modernity, the ideal of equality appears to be over. As more and more of the world’s resources are concentrated in ever fewer hands, the promise of mass society as a means to grant equality and cancel the differences of classes appears to be giving way to a rising individualism. This book asks whether the apparent end of mass society will coincide with the end of equality and a re-evaluation of the worth of the individual. Are we heading towards a liquid world in which being equal is now considered less a virtue than a weakness?
Category: Social Science

Inlets Of The Soul

Author : Pierre François
ISBN : 9042004460
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The relationship of myth to literature has largely been overshadowed in contemporary theory by perspectives of a linguistic or sociological orientation and by relativist, sometimes negatory, stances on all searches for meaning. This book attempts to show that myth criticism and critical theories of more recent provenance are not irreconcilable. While taking into consideration some of the more influential tenets of structuralist, post-structuralist, Marxist and feminist theory, it applies a post-Jungian ('archetypal') approach to illustrating the perennial nature of a particular myth (the Fall of Man) in two main traditions (Mesopotamian and Christian) and in the contemporary novel in English. The discussions of five major novels by William Golding, Patrick White, Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie, and Wilson Harris not only serve to expand the mythological insights achieved in the first part of the book; they also suggest the incommensurability of imaginal, novelistic life with mythology's age-old intuitions about the human condition. Myth criticism emerges from this book as an irreplaceable vantage-point from which man's lapsarian predicament can be scrutinized synchronically as archaic wisdom, contemporary anxiety, and post-colonial commitment to the building of a new human city.
Category: Literary Criticism

Penguin Classics The Catalogue

Author : Penguin Classics
ISBN : 9780718193478
Genre : Reference
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'From books, all I seek is to give myself pleasure by an honourable pastime' Michel de Montaigne In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. It also features Michel de Montaigne's enchanting essay 'On Books'. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself' E. V. Rieu
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Penguin Classics

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ISBN : 0147710901
Genre : Literature
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Category: Literature

Penguin Classics

Author : Penguin (Firm)
ISBN : 0147715970
Genre : Literature
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The Republic Of Grace

Author : Douglas Bradford Palmer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105127428683
Genre : Religion
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Abstract: At the center of eighteenth-century international Jansenism were a group of émigré French priests living in the Dutch city of Utrecht where they coordinated the efforts of a learned and cosmopolitan group of clerics, university professors, and governmental officials - an international Republic of Grace - that both resembled and competed with the Enlightenment's Republic of Letters. It was a religious and intellectual community that was dedicated to reform within the Catholic Church, consciously pan-European in its outlook, and in the eighteenth century, threatened the political and religious foundations of Europe's Old Regime. Jansenist religious reform, carried out in the spirit of the Counter-Reformation, crossed from the religious sphere into the political, so that Jansenists viewed the French Revolution as the opportunity to complete the task of the Counter-Reformation Church. And, because this debate was waged in the eighteenth century, it utilized the century's most powerful tool for manipulating public opinion, the pen and printing press. Modeled on the studies of the eighteenth-century public sphere inspired by Jürgen Habermas's The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society, this dissertation argues that Habermas' public sphere is far too limited in scope for he claimed that the basis for its growth was bourgeois and secular in nature. The activities of the Jansenists, however, demonstrate a public sphere that was religious in nature - where faith mattered more than reason - well into the eighteenth and even the nineteenth century. Furthermore, this dissertation significantly adds to the intellectual and cultural history of eighteenth-century Europe and the origins of the French Revolution by analyzing the contributions made by the international Jansenist community to the revolutionary discourse of late eighteenth-century Europe.
Category: Religion

Du Contrat Social

Author : Jean-Jacques Rousseau
ISBN : 0140442014
Genre : Philosophy
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Presents the eighteenth century French philosopher's views on society and the relationship between the individual and the state
Category: Philosophy