The Same And Not The Same

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The Same And Not The Same

Author : Roald Hoffmann
ISBN : 0231101392
Genre : Science
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Nobel laureate Roald Hoffman confronts some of the major ethical controversies in chemistry today. Expertly weaving together examples from the worlds of art, literature, and philosophy, Hoffmann illustrates his uniquely accessible dialectic about the creative activity of chemists.
Category: Science

How We Weep And Laugh At The Same Thing

Author : Michel de Montaigne
ISBN : 9780141397238
Genre : Literary Collections
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'No one characteristic clasps us purely and universally in its embrace.' Glittering essays by the Renaissance master of the form, exploring contradictions in human thoughts and actions.
Category: Literary Collections

On Same Sex Marriage Civil Unions And The Rule Of Law

Author : Mark Philip Strasser
ISBN : 0275977617
Genre : Social Science
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The United States Constitution has already been interpreted to provide a variety of family-related protections which, if applied consistently, also protect same-sex couples and their children. Only by radically reformulating and severely undermining existing protections can courts and commentators justify the claim that the Federal Constitution does not offer a wealth of family protections, including the right to marry a same-sex partner. Discussing the constitutional implications of civil unions with a special focus on how they might be treated in the interstate context, Strasser explains how the courts and commentators have reworked and significantly weakened a variety of constitutional protections in their attempts to establish that same-sex couples are not afforded constitutional protections. He further suggests that the constitutional protections for religion support rather than undermine the constitutional protection of same-sex unions.
Category: Social Science

How Can Conceptual Content Be Social And Normative And At The Same Time Be Objective

Author : Andrea Clausen
ISBN : 9783110324129
Genre : Philosophy
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In this book, Andrea Clausen intends to reconcile Kripke's point according to which conceptual content has to be considered as being constituted by social, normative practice - by a process of mutual assessments - with the view that the content of empirical assertions has to be conceived as objective. She criticizes approaches that explicate content-constitutive practice in non-normative terms, namely in terms of sanctioning behavior (Haugeland, Pettit, Esfeld). She also rejects a pragmatist reading of Heidegger that proceeds from thoroughly normative but pre-conceptual practice. She develops and defends a particular reading of an approach that conceives normative, conceptually articulated practice - giving and asking for reasons - as primitive (Brandom, McDowell).
Category: Philosophy

One And The Same

Author : Abigail Pogrebin
ISBN : 9780385532228
Genre : Social Science
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Journalist Abigail Pogrebin is many things—wife, mother, New Yorker—but the one that has defined her most profoundly is “identical twin.” As children, she and her sister, Robin, were inseparable. But when Robin began to pull away as an adult, Abigail was left to wonder not only why, but also about the very nature of twinship. What does it mean to have a mirror image? How can you be unique when somebody shares your DNA? In One and the Same, Abigail sets off on a quest to understand how genetics shape us, crisscrossing the country to explore the varied relationships between twins, which range from passionate to bitterly resentful. She speaks to the experts and tries to answer the question parents ask most—is it better to encourage their separateness or closeness? And she paints a riveting portrait of twin life, yielding fascinating truths about how we become who we are. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Social Science

Do Jews Christians And Muslims Worship The Same God

Author : Vincent J. Cornell
ISBN : 9781426752742
Genre : Religion
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Most Jews, Muslims, and Christians are devoted and faithful. Still, on any given day, it’s difficult to avoid the vigorous and heated disputes between them, whether over the “Ground Zero” mosque, lobbying state legislatures against Sharia law, sharing worship space, dissecting the fallout of the Arab Spring, protecting civil rights, or challenging the authority of sacred texts. With so much rancor, can there be any common ground? Do they even worship the same God? And can religion, which often is so divisive, be any help at all? Four internationally known scholars set out to tackle these deceptively simple questions in an accessible way. Some scholars argue that while beliefs about God may differ, the object of worship is ultimately the same. However, these authors take a more pragmatic view. While they may disagree, they nevertheless assert that whatever they answers to these questions, the three faiths must find the will (politically, socially, and personally) to tolerate differences. Perhaps what can help us move forward as pluralistic people is ia focus on the goal – peace with justice for all.
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And Nothing S Been The Same Since

Author : Bill Wood
ISBN : 9781612151465
Genre : Fiction
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Back Cover The story of the birth of Christ is an intriguing Biblical tale. But there are many details left out. Perhaps to help us study more. For instance, why didn't anyone else around Jerusalem or Bethlehem hear or see the angels when they appeared to the shepherds the night Christ was born? Was Jesus born in a manger because no one had pity on a young pregnant girl from the hills, or did the manger offer a place of privacy for Mary? And why did it take the Eastern visitors almost two years to find the Christ child? The events of the birth of Christ contain several beautiful love stories, at least one mystery, and real humor if looked at from a human perspective. After all, the people involved in the story were not stained-glass Saints, but were, in fact, just ordinary people chosen by God to be direct participants in the beginning of the greatest story ever told... And Nothing's Been the Same Since!
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God The Same Yesterday Today And Forever

Author : Steven B. Riddley
ISBN : 9781462001354
Genre : Religion
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God The Same Yesterday Today and Forever From the beginning of time after the fall of Adam, man has not understood his purpose in life on Earth. The unknown mysteries of life have put man on a pursuit to find answers that are already before him. This is where not knowing his creator who has all the answers. It the enemy of our soul that has kept us from ever knowing the age old question? What is truth? The universal mysteries have put man on a pursuit of the infinity to his own short life span and dies never to find the answer. Have you the reader, ever looked at the wonders that are in this world and asked the question, where did it all get it origin? Is there some one out there greater than I? I have found that there are people born with no knowledge of a higher intelligence than them selves. We call them atheist. Well, this book is about to introduce you to the reality of there is a God and at some point in the time of your life here or in the hereafter you will meet him. The fear of the unknown has caused us all with out the knowledge of truth to create an inner world that exists in our thoughts that leads us to live a life of willing ignorance. This reality block in our minds creates a false sense of security that is based in the material things of this world that can not talk, speak or hear. These are the idols we in a western world that have become the cymbals of achievements that we value as a reason for living. Have you ever thought where these gifts to create these natural phenomenons came from? Well, for seven years the God I serve has given me the answers to many of these questions about man, the cosmos and planet Earth., all of which he created. I am sure that when you read this book, the obvious signs will convince you of these realities, we all have been a willing participants in the ignorance that have led up to our present state in the world. Mark 8:36 (KJV) 36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Category: Religion

Similar But Not The Same

Author : Dina Nash
ISBN : 1791878423
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Portraits and Poetry by Dina Nash

The Origins And Role Of Same Sex Relations In Human Societies

Author : James Neill
ISBN : 9780786452477
Genre : Social Science
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This groundbreaking work draws on a vast range of research into human sexuality to demonstrate that homosexuality is not a phenomenon limited to a small minority of society, but is an aspect of a complex sexual harmony that the human race inherited from its animal ancestors. Through a survey of the patterns of sexual expression found among animals and among societies around the world, and an examination of the functional role homosexual behavior has played among animal species and human societies alike, the author arrives at some provocative conclusions: that a homosexual or bisexual phase is a normal part of sexual development, that same-sex relations play an important balancing role in regulating human reproduction, that many societies have institutionalized homosexual traditions in the past, and that the harsh condemnation of homosexuality in Western society is a relatively recent phenomenon, unique among world societies throughout history. This well researched and meticulously documented book is the first that integrates into a coherent picture the startling revelations about human sexuality coming from the recent work of sexual researchers, psychologists, anthropologists and historians. The view that emerges, of an ambisexual human species whose complex sexual harmony is being thwarted by the imposition of an artificial understanding of nature, represents a new way of thinking about sex.
Category: Social Science