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A Vengeful Reflection

Author : D. Wooten
ISBN : 9781477211052
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Princess Elises life of fashion would change forever once her eyes met that of a stranger. Prince Caxium became angry when he found out that the Princess was confiding in the only man he felt threatened by. His name was Boss and he had a secret. Prince Caxium had to stop him from seeking the hand of his promised bride. Time was running out and the Princess was now referring to Prince Caxium as a walking time bomb. Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock. A dash of deceit, a mixture of lies, a cup of murder with a twist of fate prove to be a volatile unhappy ending.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The World Of Horrotica

Author : David Edward Collier
ISBN : 9781477118658
Genre : Fiction
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The Ethics Of Discernment

Author : Patrick H. Byrne
ISBN : 9781442632868
Genre : Philosophy
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In The Ethics of Discernment, Patrick H. Byrne presents an approach to ethics that builds upon the cognitional theory and the philosophical method of self-appropriation that Bernard Lonergan introduced in his book Insight, as well as upon Lonergan's later writing on ethics and values. Extending Lonergan's method into the realm of ethics, Byrne argues that we can use self-appropriation to come to objective judgements of value. The Ethics of Discernment is an introspective analysis of that process, in which sustained ethical inquiry and attentiveness to feelings as "intentions of value" leads to a rich conception of the good. Written both for those with an interest in Lonergan's philosophy and for those interested in theories of ethics who have only a limited knowledge of Lonergan's work, Byrne's book is the first detailed exposition of an ethical theory based on Lonergan's philosophical method.
Category: Philosophy

Heidegger S Metahistory Of Philosophy Amor Fati Being And Truth

Author : B. Magnus
ISBN : 9789401032506
Genre : Philosophy
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Martin Heidegger's fame and influence are based, for the most part, on his first work, Being and Time. That this was to have been the first half of a larger two-volume project, the second half of which was never completed, is well known. That Heidegger's subsequent writings have been continuous developments of that project, in some sense, is generally acknowledged, although there is considerable disagreement concerning the manner in which his later works stand related to Being and Time. Heidegger scholars are deeply divided over that question. Some maintain that there is a sharp thematic cleavage in Heidegger's thought, so that the later works either refute or, at best, abandon the earlier themes. Others maintain that even to speak of a shift or a "reversal" in Heidegger's thinking is mistaken and argue, in conse quence, that his thinking develops entirely consistently. Lastly, there are those who admit a shift in emphasis and themes in his works but introduce a principle of complementarity - the shift is said to repre sent a logical development of his thi.nking. Too often the groups re semble armed camps.
Category: Philosophy

Reflections On The Psalms

Author : Croft Steven
ISBN : 9780715144923
Genre : Religion
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Following in the footsteps of the bestselling Reflections for Daily Prayer, this special undated companion provides insightful commentary on the Psalms as they are arranged in the Common Worship Psalter. Some of the most outstanding writers from across the Anglican church offer insightful, informed and inspiring reflections on all 150 psalms.
Category: Religion

Reflections On Ethics And Responsibility

Author : Zachary J. Goldberg
ISBN : 9783319503592
Genre : Philosophy
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The original essays in this book address the influential writings of Peter A. French on the nature of responsibility, ethics, and moral practices. French’s contributions to a wide spectrum of philosophical discussions have made him a dominant figure in the fields of normative ethics, meta-ethics, applied ethics, as well as legal and political philosophy. Many of French’s deepest insights come from identifying and exploring the scope and nature of moral responsibility and human agency as they appear in actual events, real social and cultural practices, as well as in literature and film. This immediacy renders French’s scholarship vital and accessible to a wide variety of audiences. The authors, recognized for their own contributions to the understanding of the nature of morality and moral practices offer new and unique positions while exploring, expanding and responding to those of French. The final chapter is written by French, in which he provides both new philosophical insight as well as some reflection on his own work and its influence. This book will appeal to philosophers, as well as advanced students and researchers in the humanities, social sciences, law, and political science.
Category: Philosophy

Reflections From The Pit

Author : Michael Berish
ISBN : 9780595453047
Genre : Fiction
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Bad things happen in "the Pit," a notorious crime-infested ghetto in downtown Miami. Michael Berish's experiences as a Miami policeman for twenty-two years (thirteen of which were in the REAL Miami Vice) serve as fuel for these exciting, intense stories about life as a cop in a tough part of a big city. Not just another collection of rehashed police stories with shootouts, car chases, and damsels in distress, Reflections from the Pit, contains individual, quirky, off-center characters. The stories focus on basic character flaws while dealing with social issues of the day: racism, hangings from police cruisers, sexism, affirmative action, prejudice, drug-dealing cops and corruption, homelessness, segregation, and police brutality. Berish uses his intimate knowledge of "the Pit" to bring these tales alive. This book pulls no punches; it shows you the dark side of police work: the good, the bad and the ugly (warts and all), both the humor and the tragedy. These reflections, covering more than one hundred years of history, give one pause for thought and a peek into the human swamp of life in "the Pit." WEBSITE: www.realmiamivice.com
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A Vengeful Longing

Author : R. N. Morris
ISBN : UOM:39015073951306
Genre : Detective and mystery stories
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It's the middle of a hot, dusty St Petersburg summer in the late 1860s. A doctor's wife and son die suddenly and the doctor is arrested, suspected of poisoning. But when further, apparently unconnected, murders occur, Porfiry Petrovich is forced to reassess his assumptions. Delving into the hidden, squalid heart of the city, he is brought face to face with incomprehensible horror and cruelty, in this vivid rendering of a brutal and stifling nineteenth-century St Petersburg.
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Crusading As An Act Of Vengeance 1095 1216

Author : Asst Prof Susanna A Throop
ISBN : 9781409482116
Genre : History
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Only recently have historians of the crusades begun to seriously investigate the presence of the idea of crusading as an act of vengeance, despite its frequent appearance in crusading sources. Understandably, many historians have primarily concentrated on non-ecclesiastical phenomena such as feuding, purportedly a component of "secular" culture and the interpersonal obligations inherent in medieval society. This has led scholars to several assumptions regarding the nature of medieval vengeance and the role that various cultures of vengeance played in the crusading movement. This monograph revises those assumptions and posits a new understanding of how crusading was conceived as an act of vengeance in the context of the twelfth and early thirteenth centuries. Through textual analysis of specific medieval vocabulary it has been possible to clarify the changing course of the concept of vengeance in general as well as the more specific idea of crusading as an act of vengeance. The concept of vengeance was intimately connected with the ideas of justice and punishment. It was perceived as an expression of power, embedded in a series of commonly understood emotional responses, and also as an expression of orthodox Christian values. There was furthermore a strong link between religious zeal, righteous anger, and the vocabulary of vengeance. By looking at these concepts in detail, and in the context of current crusading methodologies, fresh vistas are revealed that allow for a better understanding of the crusading movement and those who "took the cross," with broader implications for the study of crusading ideology and twelfth-century spirituality in general.
Category: History

Moral Desert

Author : Howard Simmons
ISBN : 9780761850953
Genre : Political Science
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In this book, the author critically explores the idea that we deserve to be praised or rewarded for good behavior and blamed or punished when we act badly, which seems central to everyone's moral deliberation and practices. Simmons considers the implications of his views for distributive justice and personal morality.
Category: Political Science

Contemporary Jewish Reality In Germany And Its Reflection In Film

Author : Claudia Simone Dorchain
ISBN : 9783110265132
Genre : History
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The notion of “self” and “other” and its representation in artwork and literature is an important theme in current cultural sciences as well as in our everyday life in contemporary Western societies. Moreover, the concept of “self” and “other” and its imaginary dichotomy is gaining more and more political impact in a world of resurfacing ideology-ridden conflicts. The essays deal with Jewish reality in contemporary Germany and its reflection in movies from the special point of view of cultural sciences, political sciences, and religious studies. This anthology presents challengingly new insights into topics rarely covered, such as youth culture or humor, and finally discusses the images of Jewish life as realities still to be constructed.
Category: History

Philosophers On Art From Kant To The Postmodernists

Author : Christopher Kul-Want
ISBN : 9780231526258
Genre : Philosophy
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Here, for the first time, Christopher Kul-Want brings together twenty-five texts on art written by twenty philosophers. Covering the Enlightenment to postmodernism, these essays draw on Continental philosophy and aesthetics, the Marxist intellectual tradition, and psychoanalytic theory, and each is accompanied by an overview and interpretation. The volume features Martin Heidegger on Van Gogh's shoes and the meaning of the Greek temple; Georges Bataille on Salvador Dalí's The Lugubrious Game; Theodor W. Adorno on capitalism and collage; Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes on the uncanny nature of photography; Sigmund Freud on Leonardo Da Vinci and his interpreters; Jacques Lacan and Julia Kristeva on the paintings of Holbein; Freud's postmodern critic, Gilles Deleuze on the visceral paintings of Francis Bacon; and Giorgio Agamben on the twin traditions of the Duchampian ready-made and Pop Art. Kul-Want elucidates these texts with essays on aesthetics, from Hegel and Nietzsche to Badiou and Rancière, demonstrating how philosophy adopted a new orientation toward aesthetic experience and subjectivity in the wake of Kant's powerful legacy.
Category: Philosophy

Krubi S Dreamtime

Author : Bette Shiels
ISBN : 9781479725243
Genre : Fiction
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Kaylene Scott falls in love with part-Aboriginal, Todd Wilson, in the South Australian desert, and they travel down to Victoria's Gippsland District to marry and refurbish a derelict caravan park in a coastal fishing village. They ignore a tribal Elder's warning of tribal revenge for flaunting the law in a mixed race marriage. Kaylene has learnt to adapt to her husband's Dreamtime Legends, but finds herself on the receiving end of racial prejudice from her Caucasian counterparts, and they are soon embroiled in murder and a kidnapping case, when Todd's past love, the beautiful Sapphire, invades their life, causing mystery and intrigue. Kaylene soon finds she has her own style of Dreamtime, surrounded by the forgotten past of the historical Port, where the first Governor of Victoria once resided, and history refuses to remain buried.
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Tales Of Heights And Depths

Author : Humberto Ibarra
ISBN : 9781462846726
Genre : Fiction
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A dozen years ago, I read Cuentos de Cima y Sima in Spanish. I was struck by the imagery, lyricism, and natural dialogue, and began a translation to English. Later, while teaching at the American School in El Salvador, I became acquainted with the author’s grandson. We agreed that because Central American literature is almost unknown in the United States, it would be good to publish the Tales of Heights and Depths in English. Humberto Ibarra, a Salvadoran journalist who was exiled to Guatemala, later became the ambassador to Chile and to Argentina. He also wrote a book of poetry as well as a novel that portrays Zacatecoluca, his hometown, and deals with social justice. Guatemala is a land of enchantment, so it is not surprising to find zombies, witchcraft, and magic amid the Mayan ruins. I have chosen a pen name for my role as translator. Pax is my mother’s maiden name and seems to blend well with short Mayan surnames like Yoc and Tul. Jose Pax
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Beowulf And The Celtic Tradition

Author : Martin Puhvel
ISBN : 9781554587698
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The author traces and evaluates the possible influences of Celtic tradition on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf. He discusses theories of the origins of the poem, draws parallels between elements in Beowulf and in Celtic literary tradition, and suggests that the central plot of the poem, the conflict with Grendel and his mother, is "fundamentally indebted to Celtic folktale elements." The study is well documented and rich in references to Celtic literature, legend, and folklore.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Temptation Of Your Touch

Author : Teresa Medeiros
ISBN : 9781439170748
Genre : Fiction
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Hell hath no fury like a bridegroom scorned in this scintillating romantic adventure from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author TERESA MEDEIROS Maximillian Burke prides himself on being the man every mother wants her daughter to marry, but after his scoundrel brother steals his bride, Max decides there’s more satisfaction in being a rogue than a gentleman. He flees London for lonely Cadgwyck Manor, and though the tumbledown estate comes complete with a ghost, it’s Max’s no-nonsense housekeeper who haunts his dreams. Prim and proper Anne Spencer could do without a new master, especially one as gorgeous and temperamental as the Earl of Dravenwood. Even as she schemes to be rid of him, she is irresistibly drawn into his muscular embrace. But when Max vows to solve the mystery of the White Lady of Cadgwyck, he risks both their hearts and tempts them to surrender to a pleasure as delicious as it is dangerous.
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