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Harmonies Of The World - Johannes Kepler, Stephen Hawking
Book Five of Johannes Kepler's great masterpiece on planetary motion is presented with an introduction by the ultimate authority on this topic, noted physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking. Modifying Copernicus's sun-centered model of the universe, Kepler's 1619 work went on to establish laws of planetary motion, forming the basis for Newton's discoveries some 60 years later. As part of our On the Shoulders of Giants series, this translation of
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The Original Analects: Sayings of Confucius and His Successors - E. Bruce Brooks, A. Taeko Brooks
No one has influenced Chinese life as profoundly as Confucius. Among the most important embodiments of that influence is the Analects, a seeming record of Confucius's conversations with his disciples and with the rulers and ministers of his own time. These sayings, many of them laconic, aphoristic, and difficult to interpret, have done much to shape the culture and history of East Asia. Bruce and Taeko Brooks have returned this wide-ranging text to its
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Stone of Tears - Terry Goodkind
Kirkus called Wizard's First Rule, Book One of The Sword of Truth, "a wonderfully creative, seamless, and stirring epic fantasy debut." Piers Anthony lauded it as "a phenomenal fantasy, endlessly inventive, that surely marks the commencement of one of the major careers in the genre. It starts in early and keeps hitting you with new magical wonders, building into a truly gripping adventure." In Wizard's First Rule, Richard Cypher's world was turned upside
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Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith - Kathleen Norris
Struggling with her return to the Christian church after many years away, Kathleen Norris found it was the language of Christianity that most distanced her from faith. Words like "judgment," "faith," "dogma," "salvation," "sinner"—even "Christ"—formed what she called her "scary vocabulary," words that had become so codified or abstract that their meanings were all but impenetrable. She found she had to wrestle with them and make them her own before they
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Psychology and Nihilism: A Genealogical Critique of the Computational Model of Mind (S U N Y Series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences) - Fred J. Evans
line to separate header from information Summary "Evans' most brilliant stroke consists of demonstrating that cognitive psychology must presuppose the very sorts of things which it presumes it can do without, e.g., tacit understanding and an intimate relation to the life-world. Moreover, Evans suggests that a more positive and productive model of psychology can be devised if attention is paid to the idea of a 'transfigurative rationality' which
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Ceterus Paribus Laws - John Earman, Clark N. Glymour, Sandra D. Mitchell
Natural and social sciences seem very often, though usually only implicitly, to hedge their laws by ceteris paribus clauses - a practice which is philosophically very hard to understand because such clauses seem to render the laws trivial and unfalsifiable. This volume collects some of the most prominent philosophers of science in the field and presents a lively, controversial, but well-integrated, and up-to-date discussion of the issue.
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Facing East: A Pilgrim's Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy - Frederica Mathewes-Green
The Classic Story of a Family's Pilgrimage into the Orthodox Church: Veiled in the smoke of incense, the Eastern Orthodox Church has long been an enigma to the Western world. Yet, as Frederica Mathewes-Green discovered, it is a vital, living faith, rich in ritual beauty and steadfast in integrity. Utilizing the framework of the Orthodox calendar, Mathewes-Green chronicles a year in the life of her small Orthodox mission church, eloquently illustrating the
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Diary of a Philosophy Student: Volume 1, 1926-27 - Simone de Beauvoir, Tim, Barbara Klaw, Margaret A. Simons, Sylvie Le De Beauvoir, Marybeth Timmermann, Sylvie Le Bon Beauvoir
Revelatory insights into the early life and thought of the preeminent French feminist philosopher     Dating from her years as a philosophy student at the Sorbonne, this is the 1926-27 diary of the teenager who would become the famous French philosopher, author, and feminist, Simone de Beauvoir. Written years before her first meeting with Jean-Paul Sartre, these diaries reveal previously unknown details about her life and offer critical insights into