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Labyrinths Of Reason

Author : William Poundstone
ISBN : 030776379X
Genre : Philosophy
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This sharply intelligent, consistently provocative book takes the reader on an astonishing, thought-provoking voyage into the realm of delightful uncertainty--a world of paradox in which logical argument leads to contradiction and common sense is seemingly rendered irrelevant. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Philosophy


Author : Richard Wolin
ISBN : 0870239902
Genre : Philosophy
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Br> Labyrinths : Explorations in the Critical History of Ideas by Wolin, Richard Terms of use "Powerfully testifies to the persistence of intellectual engagement in an era of cynical exhaustion"--Martin Jay Descriptive content provided by Syndetics"! a Bowker service.
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Rewriting The Dream

Author : W. M. Verhoeven
ISBN : 905183361X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Circles Of Meaning Labyrinths Of Fear

Author : Brendan Myers
ISBN : 9781846947469
Genre : Family & Relationships
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You’ve heard of sacred places, writings, relics, and rituals, holy days and magical times of year. But these are actually representations of relationships that people have with each other and the elements of the world. Some of these relationships environmental: they involve landscapes, animals, and the streets of your home town. Some are personal, such as families, friends, and elders. Some are public, involving musicians, storytellers, medical doctors, and even soldiers. This book studies twenty-two relationships, from a variety of traditions, and shows their place in ‘the good life’. Yet these relations are always fragile, and threatened by fears, from the fear of loneliness, to the fear of the loss of personal or political freedom, to the fear of death. To escape from these fears, people often trap themselves into ways of life that are bad for everyone, including themselves. This book studies how that happens, and how to prevent it. More than beliefs, laws, and teachings, our relationships are the true basis of spirituality, and freedom.
Category: Family & Relationships

There Are Two Errors In The The Title Of This Book Revised And Expanded Again

Author : Robert M. Martin
ISBN : 9781460402047
Genre : Philosophy
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As this book richly and entertainingly demonstrates, philosophy is as much the search for the right questions as it is the search for the right answers. Robert M. Martin’s popular collection of philosophical puzzles, paradoxes, jokes, and anecdotes is updated and expanded in this third edition, with dozens of new entries.
Category: Philosophy

Long Before Stonewall

Author : Thomas A. Foster
ISBN : 9780814728673
Genre : History
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2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Although the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City symbolically mark the start of the gay rights movement, individuals came together long before the modern era to express their same-sex romantic and sexual attraction toward one another, and in a myriad of ways. Some reflected on their desires in quiet solitude, while others endured verbal, physical, and legal harassment for publicly expressing homosexual interest through words or actions. Long Before Stonewall seeks to uncover the many iterations of same-sex desire in colonial America and the early Republic, as well as to expand the scope of how we define and recognize homosocial behavior. Thomas A. Foster has assembled a pathbreaking, interdisciplinary collection of original and classic essays that explore topics ranging from homoerotic imagery of black men to prison reform to the development of sexual orientations. This collection spans a regional and temporal breadth that stretches from the colonial Southwest to Quaker communities in New England. It also includes a challenge to commonly accepted understandings of the Native American berdache. Throughout, connections of race, class, status, and gender are emphasized, exposing the deep foundations on which modern sexual political movements and identities are built.
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How Diplomats Make War

Author : Francis Neilson
ISBN : 9781610164337
Genre : Diplomacy
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The Poets Jesus

Author : Peggy Rosenthal
ISBN : 9780198030041
Genre : Poetry
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Poets have always been the medium through which a culture talks of, and to, its gods. Now, in this learned but lively commentary, Peggy Rosenthal shows us the astonishing range of poetic encounters with Jesus. With a special emphasis on twentieth-century poetry, Rosenthal draws from an unprecedented range of world poetry--from Africa, the Arab world, and the Far East to Latin America and the West--to give readers an understanding of how different times and different cultures have affected the way poets refigure Jesus and of how poets' fascination with the man from Nazareth transcends all barriers. She also demonstrates that, despite the twentieth century's self-definition as a secular and post-Christian epoch, it has produced poetry about Jesus of truly surprising quality and variety. Impeccably researched and extremely accessible, The Poets Jesus will strongly appeal to scholars of poetry and religion as well as for all general readers of poetry.
Category: Poetry

Labyrinths Of Exemplarity

Author : Irene E. Harvey
ISBN : 9780791488126
Genre : Philosophy
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A fascinating account of exemplarity in the context of deconstruction.
Category: Philosophy

Mazes And Labyrinths

Author : William Henry Matthews
ISBN : 9780486226149
Genre : Games
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With devoted scholarship and an appreciation for what he terms "the lure of the labyrinth," Matthews explores accounts of ancient mazes, the "meanders" of Greek and Roman times, theories on the meaning of church labyrinths, the hedge maze, and more. All important or exceptional examples are illustrated with 151 line drawings.
Category: Games