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The Philosopher Cat

Author : Kwong Kuen Shan
ISBN : 0434013102
Genre : Cats
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A new, lavishly illustrated book of philosophy and cats, from the author and illustrator ofThe Cat and the Tao. Kwong Kuen Shan has gathered together forty beautiful illustrations of the animal many people hold dear to their hearts, accompanied by forty Chinese proverbs or sayings. These cats are instantly recognizable: the playful and adventurous cat; the languid cat; the philosopher cat. With the same style and lightness of touch that madeThe Cat and the Taosuch a delight, this is a beautiful book that cat-lovers will treasure.
Category: Cats

Lost Joys Of Childhood

Author : Karnika Sen
ISBN : 9781948146371
Genre : Fiction
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‘How many times have I told the sun to take care of himself God only knows. I told him, Look here old boy; you are atleast trillion years old. You are no longer the young sun who used to laugh at the smoking earth and play with the stars of distant galaxy.’ ‘Have you seen the sun when he was young? My dear cow, then how old are you?’ Why is the sun so anxious about his favorite child, the earth? The law of the Fairyland forbids a fairy to touch a human being. A fairy breaks that law but she isn’t punished. Why?
Category: Fiction

How Do Stories Save Us

Author : Scott Holland
ISBN : 9042917865
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 84.67 MB
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The postmodern turn in theology reminds us that religion is imaginative before it becomes prosaic or propositional. Theologians are now joining literary critics, novelists and poets in asking the question, "How Do Stories Save Us?" Claiming that the truth of religion, like the truth of its nearest analogue, art, is primordially a truth of manifestation, this book explores the question in constructive conversation with the hermeneutics of David Tracy. With Tracy's analogical imagination as a guide, Scott Holland takes the reader on an intellectual adventure through narrative theology, literary criticism, poetics, ritual studies and aesthetics in the composition of a theology of culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

Roman Portraits

Author : Paul Zanker
ISBN : 9781588395993
Genre : History
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Portrait sculptures are among the most vibrant records of ancient Greek and Roman culture. They represent people of all ages and social strata: revered poets and philosophers, emperors and their family members, military heroes, local dignitaries, ordinary citizens, and young children. The Met's distinguished collection of Greek and Roman portraits in stone and bronze is published in its entirety for the first time in this volume. Paul Zanker, a leading authority on Roman sculpture today, has brought his exceptional knowledge to the study of these portraits; in presenting them, he brings the ancient world to life for contemporary audiences. Each work is lavishly illustrated, meticulously described, and placed in its historical and cultural context. The lives and achievement of significant figures are discussed in the framework of the political, social, and practical circumstances that influenced their portrait's forms and styles—from the unvarnished realism of the late Republican period to the idealizing and progressively abstract tendencies that followed. Analyses of marble portraits recarved into new likenesses after their original subjects were forgotten or officially repudiated provide especially compelling insights. Observations on fashions in hairstyling, which typically originated with the Imperial family and spread as fast as the rulers' latest portraits could be distributed, not only edify and amuse but also link the Romans' motives and appetite for imitation to our own. More than a collection catalogue, Roman Portraits is a thorough and multifaceted survey of ancient portraiture. Charting the evolution of this art from its origins in ancient Greece, it renews our appreciation of an connection to these imposing, timeless works.
Category: History

The Cat And The Tao

Author : Kwong Kuen Shan
ISBN : 9780743453356
Genre : Art
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Watercolor and ink drawings of cats accompany quotations from Chinese literature and philosophy chosen to reflect the simplicity, friendship, wisdom, and other qualitities also exemplified by the cat.
Category: Art

Thomas Gray Philosopher Cat

Author : Philip J. Davis
ISBN : 0151881006
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 83.1 MB
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Thomas Gray, a cat that helps a Cambridge historian of mathematics with his reserch, purrs at the center of this light, philosophical tale wrapped around a mathematical problem
Category: Fiction

Planet Cat

Author : Sandra Choron
ISBN : 0618812598
Genre : Pets
File Size : 34.69 MB
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Presents more than four hundred lists on various information on cats, including cat breeds, training, and behavior, as well as such topics as famous cats in history, cat food recipes, and gifts for pampered cats.
Category: Pets

Thomas Gray In Copenhagen

Author : Philip J. Davis
ISBN : 0387944931
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 89.97 MB
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A sequel to the widely successful Thomas Gray, Philosopher Cat, Philip J. Davis' latest continues the adventures of the internationally popular feline and friend. Could it be that Hans Christian Andersen - who wrote so lovingly of inchworms and ugly ducklings - was an unrepentant despiser of cats? That's the rumor that the philosophical feline, Thomas Gray, and cohort, Cambridge don Lucas Fysst, (whose last name doesn't rhyme with "fist") are determined to snuff out. In Copenhagen to attend a philosophers' convention, they go on the hunt for a missing Andersen manuscript that will set the record straight. A whimsically written and illustrated tale - part history, part parody, and all fun. Davis is Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics at Brown University and author of No Way: Essays on the Impossible.
Category: Fiction

Pascal The Philosopher

Author : Graeme Hunter
ISBN : 9781442667006
Genre : Philosophy
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Blaise Pascal has always been appreciated as a literary giant and a religious guide, but has received only grudging recognition as a philosopher: philosophers have mistaken Pascal’s harsh criticism of their discipline as a rejection of it. But according to Graeme Hunter, Pascal’s critics have simply failed to grasp his lean, but powerful conception of philosophy. This accessibly written book provides the first introduction to Pascal’s philosophy as an organic whole. Hunter argues that Pascal’s aim is not merely to humble philosophy, but to save it from a kind of failure to which it is prone. He lays out Pascal’s development of a more promising and fruitful path for philosophical inquiry, one that responded to the scientific, religious, and political upheaval of his time. Finally, Hunter illuminates Pascal’s significance for contemporary readers, allowing him to emerge as the rare philosopher who is spiritual, literary, and rigorous all at once – both a brilliant controversialist and a thinker of substance.
Category: Philosophy

The Living World

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ISBN : NYPL:33433011480617
Genre : Zoology
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Category: Zoology