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War of the Worlds: What about Peace? - Bruno Latour
Bruno Latour is best known for his work in the cultural study of science. In this pamphlet he turns his attention to another worthy pursuit: the project of peace. As one might expect, Latour gives us a radically different picture of this project than Kant or the philosophes, asserting that the West has been in a constant state of war both with other cultures and its own—although unwittingly so. Read through the lens of his trademark take on "the modern,"
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Scientology: A New Slant On Life - L. Ron Hubbard
Scientology: A New Slant on Life  Scientology: A New Slant on Life contains a timeless selection of  L. Ron Hubbard’s discoveries drawn from the full wealth of his writings and each one presenting a broad, yet comprehensive overview of Scientology applied to a specific aspect of existence — and, in combination, providing the panoramic overview of life itself. Here are the answers to questions Man has sought through the ages; here are practical answers
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Veils - H?l?ne Cixous, Jacques Derrida, Geoffrey Bennington
Something of a historical event, this book combines loosely "autobiographical" texts by two of the most influential French intellectuals of our time. "Savoir," by H?l?ne Cixous, is a brief but densely layered account of her experience of recovered sight after a lifetime of severe myopia, an experience that ends with the unexpected turn of grieving for what is lost. Her literary inventiveness mines the coincidence in French between the two verbs savoir (to
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One People, Two Worlds: A Reform Rabbi and an Orthodox Rabbi Explore the Issues That Divide Them - Ammiel Hirsch, Yaakov Yosef Reinman
After being introduced by a mutual friend in the winter of 2000, Reform Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch and Orthodox Rabbi Yosef Reinman embarked on an unprecedented eighteen-month e-mail correspondence on the fundamental principles of Jewish faith and practice. What resulted is this book: an honest, intelligent, no-holds-barred discussion of virtually every “hot button” issue on which Reform and Orthodox Jews differ, among them the existence of a Supreme Being, the
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From the Book to the Book: An Edmond Jab?s Reader - Edmond Jab?s, Richard Stamelman
The first anthology to span the oeuvre of the late writer Edmond Jabes, including pieces previously unpublished in English. It is translated from the French and includes an introductory essay. "It is as if we had lost nothing, so near does this book of the book seem to the voice and presence of Edmond Jabes. All his rethinking and refeeling of the word and world are here. His massive and knowing melancholy, somehow radiant, is a shared one, as Jabes knew
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Modernism and Fascism: The Sense of a Beginning under Mussolini and Hitler - Roger Griffin
Intellectual debates surrounding modernity, modernism and fascism continue to be active and hotly contested. In this ambitious book, renowned expert on fascism Roger Griffin analyzes Western modernity and the regimes of Mussolini and Hitler and offers a pioneering new interpretation of the links between these apparently contradictory phenomena. Using a wealth of examples, Griffin describes how modernism's roots lay in part in the fundamental human need to
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Justice is Conflict - Stuart Hampshire
This book, which inaugurates the Princeton Monographs in Philosophy series, starts from Plato's analogy in the "Republic" between conflict in the soul and conflict in the city. Plato's solution required reason to impose agreement and harmony on the warring passions, and this search for harmony and agreement constitutes the main tradition in political philosophy up to and including contemporary liberal theory. Hampshire undermines this tradition by
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Poetry as Experience - Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Andrea Tarnowski
Lacoue-Labarthe's Poetry as Experience addresses the question of a lyric language that would not be the expression of subjectivity. In his analysis of the historical position of Paul Celan's poetry, Lacoue-Labarthe defines the subject as the principle that founds, organizes, and secures both cognition and action—a principle that turned, most violently during the twentieth century, into a figure not only of domination but of the extermination of everything
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Genres in Dialogue: Plato and the Construct of Philosophy - Andrea Wilson Nightingale
In this very original study, the author investigates how Plato "invented" the discipline of philosophy. In order to define and legitimize philosophy, Dr. Nightingale maintains, Plato had to match it against genres of discourse that had authority and currency in democratic Athens. By incorporating traditional genres of poetry and rhetoric into his dialogues, Plato marks the boundaries of philosophy as a discursive and as a social practice.