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- Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95
Introductions to the theory of knowledge are plentiful, but none introduce students to the most recent debates that exercise contemporary philosophers. Ian Evans and Nicholas D. Smith aim to change that. Their book guides the reader through the standard theories of knowledge while simultaneously using these as a springboard to introduce current debates.... more...
- Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 21.86
Winner of the 1974 Pulitzer Prize and the culmination of Ernest Becker?s life?s work, The Denial of Death is one of the twentieth-century?s great works. In it Ernest Becker?s passionately seeks to understand the basis of human existence. Addressing the fundamental fact of existence as man?s refusal to acknowledge his own mortality, Becker sheds new... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99
A wise king and, by some accounts, a distant ancestor of Jesus, David is one of the most compelling figures depicted in the Bible. In this thoughtful and comprehensive volume, theologian Charles Henry Mackintosh provides rich historical context for gaining a deeper understanding of David and his important contributions to Christianity. more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2015; US$ 18.94
Inspired by E. M. Forster's thought that 'Death destroys a man but the idea of it saves him', The Black Mirror takes death as an external viewpoint from which we may see our lives more clearly. Raymond Tallis looks back on his world from the standpoint of his future corpse. He reflects on the senses that opened up his late world, the elements... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 16.99
For building sustainable peace and security, the time is always now. Violence in our world extends beyond armed conflicts: it exists in our social and economic structures, not to mention in our destruction of the environment. How can we build more sustainable development and peace? In this innovative, ambitious book, Dr Luc Reychler argues that we... more...
- The Floating Press 1900; US$ 8.95
THERE is a power lying hidden in man, by the use of which he can rise to higher and better things. There is in man a greater Self, that transcends the finite self of the sense-man, even as the mountain towers above the plain. The object of this little book is to help men and women to bring their inward powers of mind and spirit into expression, wisely... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00
People tell a story about their lives ? a thesis like this is popular in philosophy, cognitive psychology, and cultural studies. However, there has been no detailed argument for this thesis nor even an adaquate theory of narrative language. The present book offers to correct this. It is additionally an independent contribution to the theory... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98
Time has always been the great Given, a fact of existence which cannot be denied or wished away; but the character of lived time is changing dramatically. Medical advances extend our longevity, while digital devices compress time into ever briefer units. We can now exist in several time-zones simultaneously, but we suffer from endemic shortages of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95
This volume is a collection of papers that advance our understanding of the metaphysics of powers ? properties such as fragility and electric charge. The metaphysics of powers is a fast developing research field with fundamental questions at the forefront of current research, such as Can there be a world of only powers??What is the manifestation of... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 39.14
Uns Menschen sind zwei Ereignisse gemein: Wir werden geboren und wir müssen sterben. Mit der Geburt, die uns ungefragt ins Leben schickt, ist der Tod untrennbar verbunden. Die Geburt, so heißt es, ist ein Todesurteil mit Aufschub auf unbestimmte Zeit. Die moderne, schnelllebige, auf Profit und Gewinn orientierte Gesellschaft spart willkürlich oder... more...