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The Last Word

Author : Thomas Nagel
ISBN : 9780199882113
Genre : Philosophy
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If there is such a thing as reason, it has to be universal. Reason must reflect objective principles whose validity is independent of our point of view--principles that anyone with enough intelligence ought to be able to recognize as correct. But this generality of reason is what relativists and subjectivists deny in ever-increasing numbers. And such subjectivism is not just an inconsequential intellectual flourish or badge of theoretical chic. It is exploited to deflect argument and to belittle the pretensions of the arguments of others. The continuing spread of this relativistic way of thinking threatens to make public discourse increasingly difficult and to exacerbate the deep divisions of our society. In The Last Word, Thomas Nagel, one of the most influential philosophers writing in English, presents a sustained defense of reason against the attacks of subjectivism, delivering systematic rebuttals of relativistic claims with respect to language, logic, science, and ethics. He shows that the last word in disputes about the objective validity of any form of thought must lie in some unqualified thoughts about how things are--thoughts that we cannot regard from outside as mere psychological dispositions.
Category: Philosophy

The Last Word

Author : Samantha Hastings
ISBN : 9781250301871
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Set against the smoky, gaslit allure of Victorian London, this sweetly romantic historical debut is full of humor and stars a whip-smart female heroine ahead of her time. Where one story ends, another begins. 1861. Miss Lucinda Leavitt is shocked when she learns the author of her favorite serialized novel has died before completing the story. Determined to learn how it ends, Lucinda reluctantly enlists the help of her father’s young business partner, Mr. David Randall, to track down the reclusive author’s former whereabouts. David is a successful young businessman, but is overwhelmed by his workload. He wants to prove himself to his late father, as well as to himself. He doesn’t have the time, nor the interest, for this endeavor, but Lucinda is not the type to take no for an answer. Their search for the elusive Mrs. Smith and the rightful ending to her novel leads Lucinda and David around the country, but the truths they discover about themselves—and each other—are anything but fictional. Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, The Last Word by debut author Samantha Hastings is a fun yet intellectual romp through Victorian London—the perfect book for book-lovers. Praise for The Last Word: A Junior Library Guild Selection "Witty, spirited, and utterly swoon-worthy. ... Filled with fierce feminism, impeccable period detail, and a charming romance that's sure to stay with readers long after the last word." —Addie Thorley, author of An Affair of Poisons “Great voice. Unique premise. ... And who can resist a plucky heroine who is determined to help write an unfinished romance novel by her favorite author!” —B.R. Myers, author of Rogue Princess
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Let Love Have The Last Word

Author : Common
ISBN : 9781501133183
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Common—the Grammy Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe–winning musician, actor, and activist—follows up his New York Times bestselling memoir One Day It’ll All Make Sense with this inspiring exploration of how love and mindfulness can build communities and allow you to take better control of your life through actions and words. Common believes that the phrase “let love have the last word” is not just a declaration; it is a statement of purpose, a daily promise. Love is the most powerful force on the planet and ultimately, the way you love determines who you are and how you experience life. Touching on God, self-love, partners, children, family, and community, Common explores the core tenets of love to help others understand what it means to receive and, most important, to give love. He moves from the personal—writing about his daughter, to whom he wants to be a better father—to the universal, where he observes that our society has become fractured under issues of race and politics. He knows there's no quick remedy for all of the hurt in the world, but love—for yourself and for others—is where the healing begins. Courageous, insightful, brave, and characteristically authentic, Let Love Have the Last Word shares Common’s own unique and personal stories of the people and experiences that have led to a greater understanding of love and all it has to offer. It is a powerful call to action for a new generation of open hearts and minds, one that is sure to resonate for years to come.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Last Word

Author : Patricia Forde
ISBN : 1925870669
Genre :
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A world devastated by climate change. A society ruled by fear. And a girl brave enough to take a stand. Now an outlaw, Letta's world is more dangerous than ever. The new ruler of Ark has limited language to under five hundred words and there are terrible whispers of babies disappearing in the night. Letta devotes herself to keeping language alive, teaching in secret illegal schools, but at great risk. And when disaster strikes, she takes the blame. Haunted by grief and hunted by gavvers, she and Marlo are forced to flee, in the process discovering the terrible plan to wipe out language for good. PRAISE FOR THE LIST: 'The fantasy book of the year.' - Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of ARTEMIS FOWL 'A novel that truly stands apart for its originality and relevance ... a book about words, about language, about their power to civilise - and, in the wrong hands, to abuse and dehumanise.' - The Irish Times 'An electric sci-fi novel with a strong ecological and moral stance.' - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Book.
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The Last Word

Author : C. Nadia Seremetakis
ISBN : 9780226748764
Genre : Social Science
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Based on years of fieldwork in both rural and urban Greece, The Last Word explores women's cultural resistance as they weave together diverse social practices: improvised antiphonic laments, divinatory dreaming, the care and tending of olive trees and the dead, and the inscription of emotions and the senses on a landscape of persons, things, and places. These practices compose the empowering poetics of the cultural periphery. C. Nadia Seremetakis liberates the analysis of gender from reductive binary models and pioneers the alternative perspective of self-reflexive "native anthropology" in European ethnography.
Category: Social Science

The Last Word

Author : Taban Lo Liyong
ISBN : 1856571017
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Last Word was the first book of literary criticism published in Africa. Some of articles appeared in various periodicals in both Africa and the USA. The book ranges widely over its contemporary African literary scene, and was undoubtedly the most provocative and controversial commentary on African authors and the philosophy of Negritude yet published. The author sums up his aesthetic philosophy as follows: "Cultures are amalgams. Present African 'cultures' are already mixtures. Theorists of old and present African 'cultures' don't know what they are talking about. We should let ourselves go."
Category: Literary Criticism

The Last Word

Author : Eddie Richardson
ISBN : 0755314018
Genre : Gangsters
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Eddie Richardson was for many years a dominant figure in Britain's criminal underworld. He was at the top of his game at a time when he who packed the biggest punch survived. In his revealing autobiography, he explains how he and his family rose to gangland prominence, how his dodgy deals brought him to the attention of the police, how he became a living legend and how he almost lost it all. For the first time, he talks frankly about his rivalry with the Krays, the family feuds that ironically brought him into greatest danger, being in prison and the celebrities, toffs and coppers who shared his life of crime and violence. With brutal honesty, he describes the motivations behind his lifestyle and explains why, for him, it was only ever a question of survival. He reveals that despite the hard-man, tough-guy image, his biggest weakness was putting the safety of others before his own. Eddie Richardson tells the gripping story of his life in the same gritty way in which he has lived it.
Category: Gangsters

The Last Word

Author : Yusuf Kodwavwala Dawood
ISBN : 9789966369932
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Last Word by Yusuf Dawood concludes the quartet of the Surgeon's Diary - in book format. The other three are Yesterday Today and Tomorrow, Off my Chest, and Behind the Mask. The beautifully executed stories in the Last Word are adorned with occurrences from the author's extensive travels and medical experiences, some heart-rending and others with exultant endings. Dawood's stories are lit with humor and wit that make the myriad medical challenges seem surmountable. The stories though appearing in the Surgeon's Diary are fresh and authentic. Just like in the other three titles that form the quartet, the author has once again used his scalpel and pen with prowess to bring real surgical drama to our doorstep. Dawood, a celebrated surgeon and formidable author, has authored The Price of Living, One Life too Many, Water Under the Bridge, among others. The Last Word is his eleventh title.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

O J The Last Word

Author : Gerry Spence
ISBN : 9780312195199
Genre : True Crime
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The best-selling, no-holds-barred classic every lawyer, everyone involved in the media, & anyone interested in criminology must read if the failing justice system is to be saved.
Category: True Crime

Rasputin

Author : Ėdvard Radzinskiĭ
ISBN : 0297819755
Genre : Mystics
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CONTENTS NOT TO BE REVEALED UNTIL SIMULTANEOUS WORLD-WIDE RELEASE.
Category: Mystics

Peace Will Have The Last Word

Author : Emmanuel Maillard, Sr.
ISBN : 0986045322
Genre :
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The mercy of God is scandalous, it even borders on the extreme! In her engaging and lively style, Sister Emmanuel recounts real life stories and testimonies that take the reader's heart on a journey of God's mercy, passing through the prisons of New York, and into the confessionals of the Saints! In these pages, a mosaic of photos and parables, the reader encounters the very depths of the human heart and is transported into the midst of scenes and situations that are as captivating as they are diverse. Through them we witness that much-desired peace that comes from Above, gaining victory over emptiness, futility and fear. Here are words that many no longer dare to speak, and yet, they have the power to help rebuild a degenerating society. This book is a shot in the arm, an injection of hope that will hasten the time when, in the hearts of all, peace will have the last word!
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Fox The Last Word

Author : Preston J. Kaufmann
ISBN : 0917800001
Genre : History
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Category: History

The Last Word

Author : Marvin Siegel
ISBN : UVA:X004126667
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A fascinating compilation of one hundred of the most colorful, entertaining, and touching obituaries that have appeared in the New York Times over the last few years ranges from Julian Hill, the inventor of nylon, to a quiet man who braved the hostility of racists to integrate the University of Georgia.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Last Word

Author : Thomas Sawyer Spivey
ISBN : UOM:39015063544194
Genre : Gnosticism
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Category: Gnosticism

The Last Word

Author : Ben Macintyre
ISBN : 9781408816844
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Do you know your geek-speak from your geek-chic? Ever wanted to put Humpty Dumpty together again? Can you distinguish Spanglish from Chinglish? We adapt words from other languages, from slang, from developments in science, literature and art. Learn the advantages of having your own signature word; why the lifts in the House of Commons have posh accents; and discover the discreet art of the loophemism. Witty and utterly delightful, The Last Word will tease, tickle and tantalise those who enjoy all things lexical.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Last Word And Other Stories

Author : Graham Greene
ISBN : 0141181575
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of ten stories, the first written in 1923 and the last in 1988. These will be arranged in chronological order reversed and there will be a short preface by the author. These stories have been previously published in a selection of magazines and newspapers (the two most recently in the 'Independent').
Category: Fiction

Roman Keycard Blackwood

Author : Eddie Kantar
ISBN : 1897106351
Genre : Games
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This is the fifth (and according to the author, the very last - but don't hold your breath ) edition of what is acknowledged to be the definitive book on a convention that every serious player uses. Completely revised and updated from the previous version, this newest version contains even more leading-edge ideas, and is full of examples, quizzes and practice hands. A must for the tournament player. Includes, among many other features: - Why you should play 1430 and 3014 RKB responses, and when - The extensions of RKB: the queen ask, the specific king ask, and more - How to handle voids, as asker or responder - RKB in minor-suit auctions - 60 practice hands for you to bid with your favorite partner This is the only book that explains every facet of one of the most popular conventions in modern bridge. Eddie Kantar (Santa Monica, CA) is one of the most popular and prolific bridge writers in the world. A winner of two World Championships, and a member of the Bridge Hall of Fame, his many books include Modern Bridge Defense, Advanced Bridge Defense, the hilarious Kantar on Kontract, and of course, Roman Keycard Blackwood. His work appears regularly in many bridge magazines around the world.
Category: Games

Joan Crawford

Author : Fred Lawrence Guiles
ISBN : 0786205326
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Reassesses the life and career of Joan Crawford, describes her complex personality, and looks at her major film roles
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Last Word

Author : John Stott
ISBN : 1850787948
Genre : Religion
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John Stott’s last speaking engagement before retiring from public ministry was at the 2007 Keswick Convention. At the age of 86, Stott spoke about becoming more like Christ at an evening that was memorable for all who were there. This book brings together Stott’s last ever public address and also includes words from Jonathan Lamb and Peter Maiden.
Category: Religion