Despite living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, more than 45 million people in America fall below the poverty line. Struggling to make ends meet, these individuals are familiar faces. You see them on the street, in the news, on TV, outside your house, on your way to work... They are your neighbors, coworkers, friends, acquaintances and possibly even family. You may have even experienced a similar situation yourself. This book is for you. Escaping Poverty is a collection of stories from those who have felt what it is like to be one of the 'have-nots' and are still trying to make it in America. They have not given up on their dreams. Nor should you. Some share how they were able to rise from abject poverty to become self-made millionaires. Others relate their daily struggles as they try to blend in with the "middle class" hiding the 'secret' of their financial hardship. Still others escaped life on the streets from drug-addiction. Each person has a unique story to tell ...
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Uncover the incredible art of manipulation with this powerful guide!
Do you want to improve your persuasive abilities? Want to get that job, win that argument, or become a better leader? Then this book is for you!
Manipulation is a powerful psychological skill which we all use at one point or another in our lives. But what could you achieve if you knew how to consciously control this skill? How would your life change if you could make people do you what you want, all with them thinking it's their idea?
Delving into the art of manipulation, this book arms you with all the tools you need to take advantage of this vital skill - and protect yourself from those who seek to use it against you. From identifying emotional manipulation to the subtle manipulation tricks you encounter every day, this book is your all-in-one ticket to understanding manipulation.
Inside, you'll discover:
? The Types of Manipulation
? Understanding the Human Brain and Why Manipulation Works
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A collection of poems that are simultaneously a biting critique on culture & class and an encouraging insight that we can all change for the better.
Even with themes of connection, love, loss, failure, grief and growth, there are no heartbreaks - only learning.
These poems will wrap a layer of mental grime on you, like sticky ashes not easily wiped off. A grime that makes you think about the paths you have not taken but others walk every day. The lives made and destroyed by decisions when faced with cruel situations, and against uneven odds... but intrinsically altogether human.
CINDERS is a perspective on the shared human existence, a self-reflection in chaos as contextual observations on the complex aggregate of life.
Exploration in form and nuance as moments of beauty and pain. CINDERS relishes any ember that smolders into creativity.
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The Complete Aristotle:
Part 1: Logic (Organon)
• Categories, translated by E. M. Edghill
• On Interpretation, translated by E. M. Edghill
• Prior Analytics (2 Books), translated by A. J. Jenkinson
• Posterior Analytics (2 Books), translated by G. R. G. Mure
• Topics (8 Books), translated by W. A. Pickard-Cambridge
• Sophistical Refutations, translated by W. A. Pickard-Cambridge
Part 2: Universal Physics
• Physics (8 Books), translated by R. P. Hardie and R. K. Gaye
• On the Heavens (4 Books), translated by J. L. Stocks
• On Gerneration and Corruption (2 Books), translated by H. H. Joachim
• Meteorology (4 Books), translated by E. W. Webster
Part 3: Human Physics
• On the Soul (3 Books), translated by J. A. Smith
• On Sense and the Sensible, translated by J. I. Beare
• On Memory and Reminiscence, translated by J. I. Beare
• On Sleep and Sleeplessness, translated by J. I. Beare
• On Dreams, translated by J. I. Beare
• On Prophesying ...
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He dreamed of becoming president as a kid. As a young man he learned the biographies of the most famous Ukrainian and American presidents and got their unique formula for success. According to the formula any man can become president if he does...
We all laughed at him at school. It was very hard not to laugh at a person who is telling such nonsense.
However our classmate Yehor Khmurov, a.k.a. Khmurik, declared very seriously that he would become a president in future. And he didn't mean that he would be a president of the Dental Association or something like that. No, he was telling us that he would become a real head of the whole nation, the guy who appears on the TV screen every day.
Well, I can understand a lot of things. Our school was well-known in our city. And many boys and girls were learning there who had ambitious plans for their future. For instance, Van'ka Ivakovsky dreamed to be a top manager of a meat factory and Les'ka Sklyarenko was thirsty to become a ...
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Black Lives and Spatial Matters is a call to reconsider the epistemic violence that is committed when scholars, policymakers, and the general public continue to frame Black precarity as just another racial, cultural, or ethnic conflict that can be solved solely through legal, political, or economic means. Jodi Rios argues that the historical and material production of blackness-as-risk is foundational to the historical and material construction of our society and certainly foundational to the construction and experience of metropolitan space. She also considers how an ethics of lived blackness -- living fully and visibly in the face of forces intended to dehumanize and erase -- can create a powerful counter point to blackness-as-risk.
Using a transdisciplinary methodology, Black Lives and Spatial Matters studies cultural, institutional, and spatial politics of race in North St. Louis County, Missouri, as a set of practices that are intimately connected to each other and to global ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 398 Pages (4,572 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 15th, 2020
"Neville's teachings add a dimension that I hadn't really contemplated in depth until now."
- Dr. Wayne Dyer, bestselling author of "Wishes Fulfilled"
What really is the Law of Attraction? How do you get it to work for you? These are the incredible stories you need to hear...
Neville Goddard's The Law and The Promise contains arguably the most amazing success stories involving the Law of Attraction ever published. Inside you will hear dozens of incredible first person accounts from people who transformed their lives by unlocking the power of their imagination. Get your copy and read these inspiring stories today!
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 194 Pages (2,235 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 15th, 2020
With hundreds of examples I. M Probulos explores the illusion of free will and explains in succinct and clear terms the reason for his position. As part of the Book of Lists series, this book includes over 30 lists, but it much more than that. It has a very clear narrative and perspective and its goal is to define exactly what the illusion of free will means and the issues involved.
This book has been thoroughly researched and includes findings from psychology, genetics, neurobiology, quantum physics, and numerous other sources to back up the author's deterministic view of the universe.
The first point is that making a choice and having free will are two, entirely separate issues; second, personal responsibility and consequences are also separate from free will. The book explores numerous approaches to the concept of free will and includes numerous scenarios and examples of deterministic behavior. The author lists positive determinist behaviors, and finally, there are numerous ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 200 Pages (504 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
Existence and Consciousness presents us with a world without space, a world that consists only of information, consciousness, and time. It offers a theory of idealism from an existentialist perspective. Matter, energy, and space are viewed as holding on to no existence outside of their essence (i.e., their defining properties). This is what precludes them from objectively persisting in time. Only consciousness, broken down into its smallest units, is capable of existing beyond its essence. This is what makes it a necessary constituent of reality, for without it the world would be merely an abstraction.
Free of new age spiritualism, Existence and Consciousness is a sober and naturalistic attempt at conceptualizing a reality whose primary constituent is consciousness. The book presents its original insights within a broad multidisciplinary backdrop where ideas from contemporary analytical philosophy, existential philosophy, and ancient philosophy are related to empirical findings from ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 173 Pages (2,265 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
Reginald McKenna has never been the subject of scholarly attention. This was partly due to his own preference for appearing at the periphery of events even when ostensibly at the centre, and the absence of a significant collection of private papers.
This new book redresses the neglect of this major statesmen and financier partly through the natural advance of historical research, and partly by the discoveries of missing archival material. McKenna's role is now illuminated by his own reflections, and by the correspondence of friends and colleagues, including Asquith, Churchill, Keynes, Baldwin, Bonar Law, MacDonald, and Chamberlain. McKenna's presence at the hub of political life in the first half of the century is now clear: in the radical Liberal governments of 1905-16, where he acted as a lightning conductor for the party; during the war, where he served as the Prime Minister's deputy and the principal voice for restraint in the conduct of the war; and as chairman of the world's ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 396 Pages (2,044 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
"Oh No-o-o-o-o," you say. "Do we really need another 'what happened' book?" It's a fair question. There have been several published since we first learned that Hillary Clinton and her team of writers were putting together a new memoir -- one that promised an intimate view into her thoughts and emotions as she fought to save America from the likes of "you-know-who." Then after beating Bernie in the Democratic primary and winning the nomination, she had to face the tallest challenge of her political career: FBI Director James Comey.
WHA' HOPPEN? is a politically incorrect look back at the 2016 presidential election, the campaigns that preceded it and the fallout that followed. No matter in which direction you lean politically, you will learn some things from this book that you never knew before. WHA' HOPPEN? is the expressed personal opinion of the author -- based upon her own research -- presented in an edgy style and with just a touch of humor.
WARNING: The election happened over a ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 228 Pages (680 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
Shocking events and how the secret was kept. Set in Colonial Australia this is a historic drama with wicked twists and turns, an amusing array of characters and an unexpected ending. From the moment the family Clarkson arrive in Sydney Town they cause a stir. The parties, the dancing and flirting. So much to gossip about... and gossip they did. Six girls! All those dresses and petticoats. The local dressmaker is ecstatic. Then Eloise is pursued by a soldier she heartily dislikes, has to be rescued and her reputation kept intact. And she is rescued, spectacularly! What a wedding! Sydney Town has never seen the like of it. But that is not all there is to this story, secrets and machinations abound, so read on.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 216 Pages (550 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
Why do they always break up with you?
You are a good person, right? You feel like you should be able to hang on to your partner and have a long-committed relationship, right? Everyone else seems to make it work, but your relationships always end. And they always end in the same way. Uncover the truth about why you have similar relationship experiences over and over again. By understanding and looking at your past, you will know how to make changes, so you never have to go through the same heartbreak again.
Spiritual coach Carrie Jeroslow will teach you an eight-step process to uncover why your relationships always end and what you can do to have a completely different experience the next time around.
In this process, you will learn how to:
• Stop the pain, confusion, and anger of your past relationships and finally let them go
• Understand how and why your relationships end the way they do
• Examine your previous relationships in order to learn how to have a successful, ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 120 Pages (1,950 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
TRUMP, THE MARTIAL ARTIST - Verbal violence. Rich color images, memes, quotes, strategies -- all the verbal martial arts moves -- chakra energy center targeting -- the most vicious verbal strikes. Unbeatable. Observe how Donald Trump used his verbal martial arts mastery to defeat his hapless and helpless enemies to become President of The United States.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 278 Pages (15,056 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
Military analyst, peace activist, teacher, and social theorist Randall Caroline Watson Forsberg (1943-2007) founded the Nuclear Freeze campaign and the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies. In Toward a Theory of Peace, completed in 1997 and published for the first time here, she delves into a vast literature in psychology, anthropology, archeology, sociology, and history to examine the ways in which changing moral beliefs came to stigmatize forms of "socially sanctioned violence" such as human sacrifice, cannibalism, and slavery, eventually rendering them unacceptable. Could the same process work for war?
Edited and with an introduction by political scientists Matthew Evangelista (Cornell University) and Neta C. Crawford (Boston University), both of whom worked with Forsberg.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 348 Pages (5,417 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
Convicted of murders they did not commit... astonishing cases of miscarriage of justice that led to rethinking the capital punishment
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Ever since DNA evidence started exonerating death row inmates, public concern about wrongful executions has been on the rise. It has been such a source of worry that some states have abolished the death penalty entirely.
Although we want to believe that the criminal justice system designed to protect us is infallible, mistakes can be and are made. The ultimate tragedy is when an innocent person is executed for a crime that he or she didn't commit.
Inside find three stories of wrongful executions in the UK, where justice was swift and limitless appeals were not supported. In one case the person was actually exonerated forty-six years after being hanged.
?Eliza Fenning and the Devilish Dumplings: In March 1815, the entire household of Robert Turner, a London law stationer, was struck by a mysterious illness. ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 106 Pages (4,327 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
"The read that exposes 'political correctness' for the fraud we suspected it to be."
'England's Rise and Decline' first reminds us what it was that once made Britain's economy the world's super-leader. It then explains how England consolidated her position globally, in particular through her 'special relationship' with America.
Her decline, meanwhile, is seen as a result of the 'Victorian hypocrisy' of the town-based, college-educated professional. That same middle-class sanctimony is the root of today's ultra-liberal 'p.c.' movements.
Instructively detailed in its history, yet breathtakingly sweeping in its strategic scope, the book is always startling, original and interesting - even if you don't agree with its clearly explained viewpoints.
A fun and readable - but gritty - work of history and political theory for the age of Trump and Farage. Not a book for Ivory Tower socialists or for fans of Tony Blair.
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Racism in America has been the subject of serious scholarship for decades. At Harvard University Press, we've had the honor of publishing some of the most influential books on the subject. The excerpts in this volume -- culled from works of history, law, sociology, medicine, economics, critical theory, philosophy, art, and literature -- are an invitation to understand anti-Black racism through the eyes of our most incisive commentators.
Readers will find such classic selections as Toni Morrison's description of the Africanist presence in the White American literary imagination, Walter Johnson's depiction of the nation's largest slave market, and Stuart Hall's theorization of the relationship between race and nationhood. More recent voices include Khalil Gibran Muhammad on the pernicious myth of Black criminality, Elizabeth Hinton on the link between mass incarceration and 1960s social welfare programs, Anthony Abraham Jack on how elite institutions continue to fail first-generation ...
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After a Soviet spacecraft on a secret mission falls to earth in the Santa Cruz Mountains in 1978, three young men are forced to face a central question of modernity: when ancient sources of narrative lose their credibility, who owns the truth? In their decades-long quest for authenticity these unlikely sleuths formulate an answer -- but not before they have traversed a bewildering world of Russian spies, ancient mysticism and modern day cyber-misdirection.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 351 Pages (3,391 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 13th, 2020
When his classic Pontiac is abducted by a deity who lives in the depths of Lake Michigan, Petronius Jablonski is offered Enlightenment in compensation. To obtain it he must decipher the coded features of an odyssey. He neglects to share these minor details with his longsuffering girlfriend, Sandy, who accompanies him. Home-schooled by an eccentric father, Petronius holds the modern world in contempt, the demise of polytheism and eighteenth century English in general, the plague of democracy and "internets" in particular.
Despairing of his ability to understand the journey and rarely paying attention, he engages the Reader's assistance. His propensity for digressions complicates the search for a solution while making a mockery of first person narration. He anticipates absurd questions and adds chapters in response, he accuses the Reader of being smitten with Sandy and makes her less attractive, and he revolutionizes Philosophy by superseding Occam's overrated Razor and Plato's ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 412 Pages (481 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 12th, 2020
Tobin Siebers asserts that literary criticism is essentially a form of ethics. The Ethics of Criticism investigates the moral character of contemporary literary theory, assessing a wide range of theoretical approaches in terms of both the ethical presuppositions underlying the critical claims and the attitudes fostered by the approaches. Building on analyses of the moral legacies of Plato, Kant, Nietzsche, and Freud, Siebers identifies the various fronts on which the concerns of critical theory impinge on those of ethics.
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Now to an outsider, they may just seem to be part of one more fanciful folk tale, but to those of us who grew up in the Ozark Mountains The Little People are as real as you and I. Each about as tall as a grape hyacinth, they are an altruistic clan, peaceful and loving by nature, who prefer the simple, uncomplicated, candle lit life of days gone by. They go about practicing their magic in order to bring a happier life for the mortals who live nearby. Though seldom seen, their presence is often felt by those who believe. The books are written for grown-ups who still cherish the magic of days gone by.
Book Four: Twiggs and Cinnamon. With marriage come all the problems and delights that accompany the early days of every marriage. They find love, adventure, challenges and risks. In the end, Twiggs is summoned before a special session of the Council of Elders - not usually a good thing!
The books are best read in order since the story continues.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 123 Pages (475 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 11th, 2020
Taking a strikingly interdisciplinary and global approach, Postcolonialism Cross-Examined reflects on the current status of postcolonial studies and attempts to break through traditional boundaries, creating a truly comparative and genuinely global phenomenon. Drawing together the field of mainstream postcolonial studies with post-Soviet postcolonial studies and studies of the late Ottoman Empire, the contributors in this volume question many of the concepts and assumptions we have become accustomed to in postcolonial studies, creating a fresh new version of the field. The volume calls the merits of the field into question, investigating how postcolonial studies may have perpetuated and normalized colonialism as an issue exclusive to Western colonial and imperial powers. The volume is the first to open a dialogue between three different areas of postcolonial scholarship that previously developed independently from one another:
? the wide field of postcolonial studies working on ...
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Ideas Explored in the Book
'Never Let Anything Worry You' guides the reader to rethink their close environment. Philosophies contained in each chapter provide the reader with threads of thought which help to overcome unnecessary worry.
On a basic level, successful people accumulate facts, use intelligent reasoning and understand the power of interaction. People who enjoy the experience of wealth will have followed a determined path. There is no doubt in my mind success has a formula. 'Never Let Anything Worry You' reveals to the reader how to attain the mindset of happiness and the attainment of wealth. Cynics may claim this is impossible; I'd bet a pound for a penny happiness and wealth are not part of their lives.
No one succeeds without the support of others. Successful people utilise communication, intelligent and critical thought, emotional stability and creativity. They understand trust and mutual profit is essential to the attainment of wealth and prosperity. There is no ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 230 Pages (2,507 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 10th, 2020
This open access book addresses the current debate on extended working life policy by considering the influence of gender and health on the experiences of older workers. Bringing together an international team of scholars, it tackles issues as gender, health status and job/ occupational characteristics that structure the capacity and outcomes associated with working longer. The volume starts with an overview of the empirical and policy literature; continues with a discussion of the relevant theoretical perspectives; includes a section on available data and indicators; followed by 25 very concise and unique country reports that highlight the main extended working life (EWL) research findings and policy trajectories at the national level. It identifies future directions for research and addresses issues associated with effective policy-making. This volume fills an important gap in the knowledge of the consequences of EWL and it will be an invaluable source for both researchers and ...
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Why write a book on macroeconomic policies and their links to agriculture and food security in developing countries? The food price spikes of the years just prior to 2010 and the economic, political, and social dislocations they generated refocused the attention of policymakers and development practitioners on the agricultural sector and food security concerns. But even without those traumatic events, the importance of agriculture for developing countries -- and for an adequate functioning of the world economy -- cannot be denied. First, although declining over time, primary agriculture still represents important percentages of developing countries' overall domestic production, exports, and employment. If agroindustrial, transportation, commercial, and other related activities are also counted, then the economic and social importance of agriculture-based sectors increases significantly. Furthermore, large numbers of the world's poor still live in rural areas and work in agriculture. ...
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Do you want to start practicing magic? Not sure where to begin?
Become a wiccan now!
Wicca is referred to by many as the "Old Religion." Much of modern television and books draw inspiration from the Witch Trials of the 13th century, but in truth, the Wiccan religion is not really that old. Although it is believed that the rituals and practices were hidden from the Christian Church during the dark ages, in which the life of a Pagan would most certainly end in death, it was safe enough to surface in more modern times. This belief is what originally drew most to the religion and practices of Wicca.
To become a Wiccan, one must be able to put themselves in the boots of those before them. To truly understand the laws, beliefs and traditions that come with the life of a Wiccan, you must have the knowledge of all of its origins.
The most important thing in a Wiccan's pursuit for a deeper connection and better understanding of Nature - and all its divine mystery - is the willingness to ...
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
Rethinking the ways global history is envisioned and conceptualized in diverse countries such as China, Japan, Mexico or Spain, this collections considers how global issues are connected with our local and national communities. It examines how the discipline had evolved in various historiographies, from Anglo Saxon to southern European, and its emergence in Asia with the rapid development of the Chinese economy motivation to legitimate the current uniqueness of the history and economy of the nation. It contributes to the revitalization of the field of global history in Chinese historiography, which have been dominated by national narratives and promotes a debate to open new venues in which important features such as scholarly mobility, diversity and internationalization are firmly rooted, putting aside national specificities. Dealing with new approaches on the use of empirical data by framing the proper questions and hypotheses and ...
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Imagine a world where a young child tries to cling a mother she loves but can't quite understand along with generational secrets and a family history of mental illness. That's the life of Janera and she tries to make sense of it all as she's shuffled from home to home.
In Mind Traveling you will travel with little Janera as she hangs on to life by way of words from her Grandmother, music, reading, crafting and conversations with God.
Karma Banks takes you deep into the mind of Janera , a resilient young girl who is tossed about in the foster care system but is protected by a higher power.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 358 Pages (2,945 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 10th, 2020
This is the first book to consider John Dewey's early philosophy on its own terms and to explicate its key ideas. It does so through the fullest treatment to date of his youthful masterwork, the Psychology.
This fuller treatment reveals that the received view, which sees Dewey's early philosophy as unimportant in its own right, is deeply mistaken. In fact, Dewey's early philosophy amounts to an important new form of idealism.
More specifically, Dewey's idealism contains a new logic of rupture, which allows us to achieve four things:
? A focus on discontinuity that challenges all naturalistic views, including Dewey's own later view;
? A space of critical resistance to events that is at the same time the source of ideals;
? A faith in the development of ideals that challenges pessimists like Schopenhauer and Nietzsche; and
? A non-traditional reading of Hegel that invites comparison with cutting-edge Continental philosophers, such as Adorno, Derrida, and Zizek, and even goes ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 340 Pages (740 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 10th, 2020
Can we who have been touched by the scientific, intellectual, and experimental revolutions of modern and contemporary times still believe with and degree of coherence and consistency that we as individual persons are immortal. Indeed, is there even good cause to hope that we are? In examining the present relationship of reason to faith, can we find justifying reasons for faith? These are the central questions in Self, God, and Immortality, a compelling exercise in philosophical theology.
Drawing upon the works of William James and the principles of American Pragmatism, Eugene Fontinell extrapolates carefully from "data given in experience" to a model of the cosmic process open to the idea that individual identity may survive bodily dissolution.
Presupposing that the possibility of personal immortality has been established in the first part, the second part of the essay is concerned with desirability. Here, Fontinell shows that, far from diverting attention and energies from the ...
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Through the work of philosophers like Sellars, Davidson, and McDowell, the question of how the mind is related to the world has gained new importance in contemporary analytic philosophy. This book demonstrates that Husserl's phenomenological analyses of the structure of consciousness can provide fruitful insights for developing an original approach to these questions.
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Atheists have been defined by what we don't believe. We don't believe in gods or miracles or the supernatural or an afterlife. Even the word atheist is in a negative format, from the ancient Greek meaning without God. But shouldn't atheists be defined by what we do believe?
A bible for atheists is an effort to do this. It states positively what many atheists believe. It puts forth a system of belief based on reason and science and common sense into a coherent structure, starting from basic principles, to answer the big questions about fate and free will, ethics, the emotions, freedom, friendship, love and mating, thinking, rights, prevention of violence, and more. At its heart it is about how to be a good human.
Theists have bibles. Atheists should have their own bible too.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 216 Pages (1,967 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 10th, 2020
This open access book is a unique resource for health professionals who are interested in understanding the philosophical foundations of their daily practice. It provides tools for untangling the motivations and rationality behind the way medicine and healthcare is studied, evaluated and practiced. In particular, it illustrates the impact that thinking about causation, complexity and evidence has on the clinical encounter. The book shows how medicine is grounded in philosophical assumptions that could at least be challenged. By engaging with ideas that have shaped the medical profession, clinicians are empowered to actively take part in setting the premises for their own practice and knowledge development. Written in an engaging and accessible style, with contributions from experienced clinicians, this book presents a new philosophical framework that takes causal complexity, individual variation and medical uniqueness as default expectations for health and illness.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 263 Pages (3,324 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
This edited volume examines the policies and practices of rising powers on peacebuilding. It analyzes how and why their approaches differ from those of traditional donors and multilateral institutions. The policies of the rising powers towards peacebuilding may significantly influence how the UN and others undertake peacebuilding in the future. This book is an invaluable resource for practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students who want to understand how peacebuilding is likely to evolve over the next decades.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 325 Pages (1,156 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
In recent years, Charles Sanders Peirce has emerged, in the eyes of philosophers both in America and abroad, as one of America's major philosophical thinkers. His work has forced us back to philosophical reflection about those basic issues that inevitably confront us as human beings, especially in an age of science. Peirce's concern for experience, for what is actually encountered, means that his philosophy, even in its most technical aspects, forms a reflective commentary on actual life and on the world in which it is lived.
In Charles S. Peirce: On Norms and Ideals, Potter argues that Peirce's doctrine of the normative sciences is essential to his pragmatism. No part of Peirce's philosophy is bolder than his attempt to establish esthetics, ethics, and logic as the three normative sciences and to argue for the priority of esthetics among the trio. Logic, Potter cites, is normative because it governs thought and aims at truth; ethics is normative because it analyzes the ends to ...
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A new examination of the International Criminal Court (ICC) from a political science and international relations perspective.
It describes the main features of the court and discusses the political negotiations and the on-going clashes between those states who oppose the court, particularly the United States, and those who defend it. It also makes these issues accessible to non-lawyers and presents effective advocacy strategies for non-governmental organizations. It also delivers essential background to the place of the US in international relations and makes a major contribution to thinking about the ICC's future.
While global civil society does not deliver global democracy, it does contribute to more transparent, more deliberative and more ethical international decision-making which is ultimately preferable to a world of isolated sovereign states with no accountability outside their borders, or exclusive and secretive state-to-state diplomacy.
This book will be of great ...
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In Ancient Households of the Americas archaeologists investigate the fundamental role of household production in ancient, colonial, and contemporary households.
Several different cultures-Iroquois, Coosa, Anasazi, Hohokam, San Agustín, Wankarani, Formative Gulf Coast Mexico, and Formative, Classic, Colonial, and contemporary Maya-are analyzed through the lens of household archaeology in concrete, data-driven case studies. The text is divided into three sections: Section I examines the spatial and social organization and context of household production; Section II looks at the role and results of households as primary producers; and Section III investigates the role of, and interplay among, households in their greater political and socioeconomic communities.
In the past few decades, household archaeology has made substantial contributions to our understanding and explanation of the past through the documentation of the household as a social unit-whether small or large, rural or ...
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"Institutional frameworks, political action, social and political identities, class relations, social inertia and path dependence are the main aspects inquired in this book. Taken together, the chapters present a coherent and systematic portrait of Brazil, or a plausible point of view about the dynamics of our sociability which may interest the foreign reader.
Collective bargaining, labour inspection, the labour and capital organizations are all elements of the Getulio Vargas legacies that, albeit with adaptations over time, still impinge upon our present. For that reason, it is impossible to understand what we are without looking back and trying and reconstruct the trajectories of the current institutions, social and political actors, and even the economy. As a consequence, most of the chapters adopt a historical sociological perspective, in dialogue between the contemporary context and the country's vivid historiography."
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 293 Pages (4,599 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020