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I May Not Be Totally Perfect, but Parts of Me Are Excellent - Ashleigh Brilliant
A dazzling collection of witty and wise Pot Shots, or Brilliant Thoughts . . . illustrated epigrams that will inspire your personal quest for telling communication. Fresh, funny, wistful, bright; they may well reflect some of your own deep or whimsical thoughts. Ashleigh's Pot Shots are acclaimed, told and re-told, by young and old, secular and religious, mainstream and offbeat they speak to everyone. What they say: Clifton Fadiman: Most enjoyable;
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A dictionary of philosophy - A.R. Lacey
This reference provides an exceptionally clear introduction to the Western world's most enduring and persuasive philosophical ideas, concepts, and terminology. Entries totaling more than 1,000 (66 are new) cover all aspects of philosophy and include over 80 biographical entries for influential Western philosophers. Judicious cross-referencing of relevant entries directs readers to pertinent philosophical works. Elucidates philosophical thought and
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Slow Cures and Bad Philosophers: Essays on Wittgenstein, Medicine, and Bioethics - Carl Elliott, James C. Edwards
Slow Cures and Bad Philosophers uses insights from the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein to rethink bioethics. Although Wittgenstein produced little formal writing on ethics, this volume shows that, in fact, ethical issues permeate the entirety of his work. The scholars whom Carl Elliott has assembled in this volume pay particular attention to Wittgenstein’s concern with the thick context of moral problems, his suspicion of theory, and his belief in
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Zen and the Art of Falling in Love - Brenda Shoshanna
We are meant to be in love. Love energizes our daily existence, heals the body and mind and makes every moment precious. So why aren't we in love all the time? In Zen and the Art of Falling in Love, psychologist, relationship expert and Zen practitioner Brenda Shoshanna shows readers how to rejuvenate their romantic lives by combining a psychological understanding of relationships with the way of Zen practice. The lessons provided by such practices as
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Real Time II - D.H. Mellor
This text extends and evolves D.H. Mellor's classic exploration of the philosophy of time, Real Time. It aims to answer such basic metaphysical questions about time as: how do past, present and future differ, how are time and space related, what is change, and is time travel possible?
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The Cost of Rights: Why Liberty Depends on Taxes - Stephen Holmes, Cass R. Sunstein
The simple insight that all legally enforceable rights cost money reminds us that freedom is not violated by a government that taxes and spends, but requires it—and requires a citizenry vigilant about how money is allocated. Drawing from these practical, commonsense notions, The Cost of Rights provides a useful corrective to the all-or-nothing feel of much political debate nowadays (The Economist).
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A Tao Te Ching: A New Approach Backward Down the Path - Jerry O. Dalton, Lao Tzu
A practical guide to the mystical and a mystical guide to the practical, this book results from a painstaking comparison of thirty editions of the Tao Te Ching. The chapters of the ancient original work, synthesized from the author's comparisons, are each followed by detailed paraphrases. These explain the Tao more clearly, yet retain the shrouded truth of the original.
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The ELM and the Expert: Mentalese and Its Semantics - Jerry A. Fodor
Bound to be widely read and much discussed, The Elm and the Expert, written in Jerry Fodor's usual highly readable, irreverent style, provides a lively discussion of semantic issues about mental representation, with special attention to issues raised by Frege's problem, Twin cases, and the putative indeterminacy of reference. The book extends and revises a view of the relation between mind and meaning that the author has been developing since his 1975
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The Flesh of Words: The Politics of Writing - Jacques Ranci?re, Charlotte Mandell
This new collection of challenging literary studies plays with a foundational definition of Western culture: the word become flesh. But the word become flesh is not, or no longer, a theological already-given. It is a millennial goal or telos toward which each text strives. Both witty and immensely erudite, Jacques Ranci?re leads the critical reader through a maze of arrivals toward the moment, perhaps always suspended, when the word finds its flesh.