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Sword and Brush: The Spirit of the Martial Arts - Dave Lowry
This moment of perfect clarity that is the force behind all the traditional Japanese arts—from archery to flower arranging—is celebrated here in Dave Lowry's exploration of the common principles shared by calligraphy and the martial arts. Forty-two examples of Lowry's calligraphy, accompanied by his essays, show how the way of the brush reflects the strategic principles of the way of the sword. Each calligraphy represents a term from the martial
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One Dimensional Woman - Nina Power
Where have all the interesting women gone? If the contemporary portrayal of womankind were to be believed, contemporary female achievement would culminate in the ownership of expensive handbags, a vibrator, a job, a flat and a man. Of course, no one has to believe the TV shows, the magazines and adverts, and many don't. But how has it come to this? Did the desires of twentieth-century women's liberation achieve their fulfilment in the shopper's paradise
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Philosophers on Music: Experience, Meaning, and Work - Kathleen Stock
Philosophers on Music: Experience, Meaning, and Work presents significant new contributions to central issues in the philosophy of music, written by leading philosophers working in the analytic tradition. Music is an increasingly popular object of reflection for professional philosophers, as it raises special questions not only of relevance to music practitioners, theorists, and philosophers of art, but also of wider philosophical interest to those
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Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library: How Postmodern Consumer Capitalism Threatens Democracy, Civil Education and the Public Good - Ed  D'Angelo, Kathleen de la Pe?a McCook
Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library is a philosophical and historical analysis of how the rise of consumerism has led to the decline of the original mission of public libraries to sustain and promote democracy through civic education. Through a reading of historical figures such as Plato, Helvetius, Rousseau, and John Stuart Mill, the book shows how democracy and even capitalism were originally believed to depend upon the moral and political
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All the Other Things I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek, the Next Generation - Dave Marinaccio
Through engaging anecdotes from his own life, and calling on his near encyclopedic memory of events in the lives of Captain Picard, Riker, Data, Worf and the rest of the crew of the Enterprise-D, Dave Marinaccio demonstrates how the universal appeal and commonsense wisdom of Star Trek: The Next Generation (as well as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager) can help to shape a positive and humorous outlook on life.
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Let's Bring Back: An Encyclopedia of Forgotten-Yet-Delightful, Chic, Useful, Curious, and Otherwise Commendable Things from Times Gone By - Lesley M.M. Blume
The Huffington Post's "Let's Bring Back..." columnist, Lesley M. M. Blume, invites you to consider whatever happened to cuckoo clocks? Or bed curtains? Why do we have so many "friends" but have done away with the much more useful word "acquaintance"? All of these things, plus hot toddies, riddles, proverbs, corsets, calling cards, and many more, are due for a revival. Throughout this whimsical, beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of nostalgia, Blume
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The Overton Window - Glenn Beck
From the New York Times #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Sweater , An Inconvenient Book , Common Sense , and Arguing with Idiots comes a heart-stopping new thriller about the consequences America will soon face if we continue to take our freedoms for granted. Meet Noah Gardner, a twenty-something public relations executive who seems to have all the makings of a killer eHarmony profile. He’s smart, handsome, well educated and, like many in
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Nietzsche - An Approach - Janko Lavrin
NIETZSCHE AN APPROACH by JANKO LAVRIN WITH A PORTRAIT FRONTISPIECE METHUEN CO. aLTD. LONDON 36 Essex Street, Strand, W. C. 2 PREFATORY NOTE THE present study is not a new attempt to . bring NfetZSlSies philosophy into a system. Its primary task is to point out the bond between his personal fate on the one hand, and the trend of his thought on the other as far as possible against the background of the crisis typical of contem porary mankind in general.