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  • Justice and World Orderby Janna Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    The political changes of recent years and the problems of poverty, the environment and nationalism have led to calls for the establishment of a just world order. But what would such a world be like? This book considers the concept of international justice as it has developed in traditional political theory from Hobbes to Marx and in contemporary writing... more...

  • Discourse and Knowledgeby Janna Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    Ethical disagreement is a fact of social life. We disagree about issues such as abortion, euthanasia, the meaning of justice and the treatment of animals, and our debates often fail to reach a consensus. Some philosophers think that this means there is no objective knowledge about morality. Discourse and Knowledge takes a radically different approach... more...

  • Intergenerational Justiceby Janna Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    In this timely study, Thompson presents a theory of intergenerational justice that gives citizens duties to past and future generations, showing why people can make legitimate demands of their successors and explaining what relationships between contemporary generations count as fair. What connects these various responsibilities and entitlements is... more...

  • A Madman Dreams of Turing Machinesby Janna Levin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    Kurt Gödel?s Incompleteness Theorems sent shivers through Vienna?s intellectual circles and directly challenged Ludwig Wittgenstein?s dominant philosophy. Alan Turing?s mathematical genius helped him break the Nazi Enigma Code during WWII. Though they never met, their lives strangely mirrored one another?both were brilliant, and both met with tragic... more...

  • The Past Is a Moving Pictureby Janna Jones

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 69.95

    Almost all remnants of culture--past and present--degrade over time, whether sculpture or scrolls, painting or papyrus, books or clay tablets. Perhaps no major cultural record dissolves more rapidly than film, arguably the predominant medium of the twentieth century. Given the fragility of early nitrate film, much has already been lost. The fragments... more...

  • Ilija Trojanows "Der Weltensammler" - ein postkolonialer Roman?by Janna Rakowski

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 28.12

    Hauptbeschreibung Ilija Trojanow wählt für den rätselhaften Protagonisten seines Romans Der Weltensammler den kulturellen Grenzgänger Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) als historisches Vorbild. Er gesellt sich damit zu einer ganzen Reihe deutschsprachiger Autoren, die sich in den vergangenen Jahren mit dem Sujet der europäischen Abenteuer- und Entdeckungsreisen... more...

  • Developmental Neuropsychologyby Janna Glozman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Developmental Neuropsychology draws upon the research of Alexander Luria and Lev Vygotsky to present a comprehensive study of developmental neuropsychology from a Russian, and Western perspective. Janna Glozman offers a fresh and accessible analysis of Luria and Vygotsky?s collaboration, which greatly influenced the field of neuropsychology as we... more...

  • Internationale Wanderungen von Humankapital und wirtschaftliches Wachstum.by Janna Czernomoriez

    Duncker & Humblot 2009; US$ 66.80

    Hauptbeschreibung Internationale Wanderungen von Humankapital haben sowohl Auswirkungen auf das Wachstum der aufnehmenden Volkswirtschaft ("brain gain") als auch der abgebenden Volkswirtschaft ("brain drain"). Dabei sind die Wachstums- und Wohlfahrtswirkungen in den einzelnen Ländern unterschiedlich und jeweils abhängig von den unterschiedlichen... more...

  • Weibliche Genitalverstümmelung aus Sicht der Medizinethikby Janna Graf

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 37.84

    Weltweit sind 130 bis 170 Millionen Frauen von weiblicher Genitalverstümmelung betroffen. Durch steigende Migration sind auch Länder wie Deutschland zunehmend mit diesem Problem konfrontiert. Dieser Band beleuchtet einerseits die Hintergründe der weiblichen Genitalverstümmelung und die ethische Komplexität der Praktik, andererseits wird eine Studie... more...

  • Jewish Soul Foodby Janna Gur

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 35.00

    The author of the acclaimed The Book of New Israeli Food returns with a cookbook devoted to the culinary masterpieces of Jewish grandmothers from Minsk to Marrakesh: recipes that have traveled across continents and cultural borders and are now brought to life for a new generation.   For more than two thousand years, Jews all over the world developed... more...