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The Debate Continues: Being the Autobiography of Marjorie Bowen by Marjorie Bowen (Lume Books) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 12 hours ago

When she first published The Viper of Milan in 1906, Margaret Campbell was just 16 years old. No one, least of all Campbell, her family or their friends could have imagined that it would go on to be as successful as it was. She went on to write over 150 works in her career, including historical romances and supernatural horror stories, as well as popular history books and biographies. The Debate Continues is her autobiography, acknowledging her most well-known pseudonym: Marjorie Bowen. It spans elements of her personal life such as her childhood spent in poverty, her complex relationships with her family as well as her two marriages, before reaching the present, 1938 at the time of writing. It also serves as an excellent reflection of the difficulties faced by women writers in the early twentieth century and explains how she came to publish so many works in genres where she believed she was unable to truly fulfil her potential. Born to affluent parents who had squandered their wealth, Campbell and her sister grew up in poverty, moving addresses every few months to various different parts of London and occasionally the countryside. Campbell's alcoholic father left when she was still very young and she spent much of her early life being held at a distance by her playwright mother. She spent much time among her mother's bohemian theatre set who she despised, withdrawing instead into her own isolated world of writing. She describes herself as neither pretty nor charming and as such was continuously discouraged by her mother and her theatre friends. Being from a family who could not afford to fund studies, Campbell was primarily self-educated and even when her first novel was published to measurable success; many doubted she had written it herself. This autobiography explores in depth the relationship between poverty and familial dependence. Her mother who had all but ignored her throughout childhood went on to resent her success, while still ...

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Unauthorized Access: The Crisis in Online Privacy and Security by Richard Warner (CRC Press) 4.4 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Going beyond current books on privacy and security, this book proposes specific solutions to public policy issues pertaining to online privacy and security. Requiring no technical or legal expertise, it provides a practical framework to address ethical and legal issues. The authors explore the well-established connection between social norms, privacy, security, and technological structure. They also discuss how rapid technological developments have created novel situations that lack relevant norms and present ways to develop these norms for protecting informational privacy and ensuring sufficient information security.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 389 Pages (9,855 KB)
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Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas: Linkages between Science, Policy and Practice (Theory and Practice of Urban ... by Nadja Kabisch (Springer) 4.5 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

This open access book brings together research findings and experiences from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas. Emphasis is given to the potential of nature-based approaches to create multiple-benefits for society. The expert contributions present recommendations for creating synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programmes and practical implementation of climate change and nature conservation measures in global urban areas. Except where otherwise noted, this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 358 Pages (4,389 KB)
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Materiality, Techniques and Society in Pottery Production: The Technological Study of Archaeological Ceramics through Paste Analysis by Daniel Albero Santacreu (De Gruyter Open) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Daniel Albero Santacreu presents a wide overview of certain aspects of the pottery analysis that can be obtained through archaeometric approaches along with the theoretical concepts and a deep contextual analysis. The book provides an adequate framework for understanding the way pottery production is organised and clarifies the meaning and role of the pottery in archaeological and traditional societies.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 337 Pages (4,450 KB)
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Freshwater Governance for the 21st Century (Global Issues in Water Policy Book 6) by Eiman Karar (Springer) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 7 hours ago

The objective of this book is to broadly illustrate the key aspects of water governance, mapping the spectrum of decision-making from techno-centric and eco-centric approaches, to hybrid concepts and people-centric approaches. Topics covered include the challenges for water-governance models, the polycentric model, the integration challenge, water in the decision-making hierarchy, and the rise of water-sensitive design, while also taking into account interdependencies between stakeholders, as well as the issue of scale. The book's content is presented in an integrated and comprehensive format, building on detailed case studies from around the world and the authors' working experiences in the water sector. Combining essential insights with accessible, non-technical language, it offers a valuable resource for academics, technicians and policy-makers alike.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 402 Pages (4,364 KB)
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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF PLATO: The Republic, Symposium, Apology, Phaedrus, Laws, Crito, Phaedo, Timaeus, Meno, Euthyphro, Gorgias by Plato (Musaicum Books) 4.8 Stars (44 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

This unique collection of Plato's complete works has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Plato (428/427 BC - 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece. He was also a mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science. Table of contents: Early works: Apology Crito Charmides Euthyphro First Alcibiades Greater Hippias Lesser Hippias Ion Laches Lysis Middle works: Cratylus Euthydemus Gorgias Menexenus Meno Phaedo Protagoras Symposium Republic Phaedrus Parmenides Theaetetus Late works: Timaeus Critias Sophist Statesman Philebus Laws Pseudonymous works (traditionally attributed to Plato, but considered by virtually all modern authorities not to have been written by him): Epinomis Second Alcibiades Hipparcus Rival Lovers Theages Cleitophon Minos Demoducus Axiochus On Justice On Virtue Sisyphus Eryxias Halcyon Letters There are also included a number of essays relating to various aspects of Plato's works.

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An American Legacy: Racism, Nativism, and White Supremacy by David R. Morse (PYP Academy Press) 5.0 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

For many Americans, the rise of white supremacy is a recent phenomenon. The truth is quite the contrary. In this book, David R. Morse details how racism and nativism have been constants in America, from the founding of Jamestown to the administration of Donald Trump. The most egregious example of racism has been directed at African Americans, who came to this country not of their own free will, but as slaves. From the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, to Black Lives Matter, the struggle for equality has been ongoing and so often contested by Whites. Additionally, as various immigrant groups have come to the U.S., the public and the government have responded by vilifying them, often with violence, once they arrive. This book makes a cogent argument that people who are, or were, different from the country's white Anglo founders have always been viewed with suspicion. At the same time, Blacks and immigrant groups have contributed to the nation's growth and the development of a national identity. With individual chapters for specific ethnic groups, this book explores the implications of race and ethnicity on science and the Census, and how racial classifications and theories have changed over time. Morse also looks to the future and examines various evidence that points to the role of race in the coming decades, as America's White population approaches less than half the U.S. population.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 550 Pages (4,140 KB)
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Added: Oct 19th, 2020

The Critique of Judgment (Theory of the Aesthetic Judgment & Theory of the Teleological Judgment): Critique of the Power of Judgment from the Author ... by Immanuel Kant (e-artnow ebooks) 4.3 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

The Critique of Judgment, also translated as the Critique of the Power of Judgment and more commonly referred to as the third Critique, is a philosophical work by Immanuel Kant. Critique of Judgment completes the Critical project begun in the Critique of Pure Reason and the Critique of Practical Reason (the first and second Critiques, respectively). The book is divided into two main sections: the Critique of Aesthetic Judgment and the Critique of Teleological Judgment, and also includes a large overview of the entirety of Kant's Critical system, arranged in its final form. The end result of Kant's Critical Project is that there are certain fundamental antinomies in human Reason, most particularly that there is a complete inability to favor on the one hand the argument that all behavior and thought is determined by external causes, and on the other that there is an actual "spontaneous" causal principle at work in human behavior. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher, who, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is "the central figure of modern philosophy." Kant argued that fundamental concepts of the human mind structure human experience, that reason is the source of morality, that aesthetics arises from a faculty of disinterested judgment, that space and time are forms of our understanding, and that the world as it is "in-itself" is unknowable. Kant took himself to have effected a Copernican revolution in philosophy, akin to Copernicus' reversal of the age-old belief that the sun revolved around the earth.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 439 Pages (1,494 KB)
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Illustrations of Universal Progress: A Series of Discussions by Herbert Spencer (Good Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 13 hours ago

"Illustrations of Universal Progress: A Series of Discussions" by Herbert Spencer. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 480 Pages (1,988 KB)
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The Ethics of Immanuel Kant: Metaphysics of Morals - Philosophy of Law & The Doctrine of Virtue + Perpetual Peace + The Critique of Practical Reason: ... by Immanuel Kant (e-artnow) Price verified 16 hours ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Ethics of Immanuel Kant: Metaphysics of Morals - Philosophy of Law & The Doctrine of Virtue + Perpetual Peace + The Critique of Practical Reason: Theory of Moral Reasoning" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, also known as the Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals, is the first of Immanuel Kant's mature works on moral philosophy and remains one of the most influential in the field. Kant conceives his investigation as a work of foundational ethics -- one that clears the ground for future research by explaining the core concepts and principles of moral theory and showing that they are normative for rational agents. Kant aspires to nothing less than this: to lay bare the fundamental principle of morality and show that it applies to us. The Metaphysics of Morals is a work of political and moral philosophy by Immanuel Kant. The work is divided into two main parts, "The Science of Right, which deals with the rights that people have or can acquire, and the Doctrine of Virtue, which deals with the virtues they ought to acquire." The Critique of Practical Reason is the second of Immanuel Kant's three critiques and deals with his moral philosophy. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher, who, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is "the central figure of modern philosophy." Kant argued that fundamental concepts of the human mind structure human experience, that reason is the source of morality, that aesthetics arises from a faculty of disinterested judgment, that space and time are forms of our understanding, and that the world as it is "in-itself" is unknowable. Contents: Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals The Metaphysics of Morals Philosophy of Law (The Science of Right) The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics The Critique of Practical Reason: Theory of Moral Reasoning Perpetual Peace

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The Humanness of Women: Theory and Practice of Feminism (Essays and Sketches): Studies and thoughts by the famous American writer, feminist, social ... by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (e-artnow) Price verified 27 minutes ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Humanness of Women: Theory and Practice of Feminism (Essays and Sketches)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was a prominent American feminist, sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist during a time when her accomplishments were exceptional for women, and she served as a role model for future generations of feminists because of her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle. Her best remembered work today is her semi-autobiographical short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" which she wrote after a severe bout of postpartum psychosis. Women and Economics - A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution is a book written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and published in 1898. It is considered by many to be her single greatest work, and as with much of Gilman's writing, the book touched a few dominant themes: the transformation of marriage, the family, and the home, with her central argument: "the economic independence and specialization of women as essential to the improvement of marriage, motherhood, domestic industry, and racial improvement. Table of Contents: Women and Economics The Home: Its Works and Influence The Humanness of Women The Beauty Women Have Lost Woman and The State Women Teachers, Married and Unmarried Our Overworked Instincts Her Pets Private Morality and Public Immorality The New Motherhood The Nun in The Kitchen Kitchen-Mindedness Parlor-Mindedness Nursery-Mindedness

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The Critique of Pure Reason: Base Plan for Transcendental Philosophy: One of the most influential works in the history of philosophy - From the ... by Immanuel Kant (Createspace Independent Publishing Platform) 4.2 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Critique of Pure Reason: Base Plan for Transcendental Philosophy" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Critique of Pure Reason is one of the most influential works in the history of philosophy and marks a turning point and the beginning of modern philosophy. Also referred to as Kant's "first critique," it was followed by the Critique of Practical Reason and by the Critique of Judgment. In the preface to the first edition, Kant explains what he means by a critique of pure reason: "I do not mean by this a critique of books and systems, but of the faculty of reason in general, in respect of all knowledge after which it may strive independently of all experience." Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher, who, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is "the central figure of modern philosophy." Kant argued that fundamental concepts of the human mind structure human experience, that reason is the source of morality, that aesthetics arises from a faculty of disinterested judgment, that space and time are forms of our understanding, and that the world as it is "in-itself" is unknowable. Kant took himself to have effected a Copernican revolution in philosophy, akin to Copernicus' reversal of the age-old belief that the sun revolved around the earth.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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The Humanness of Women: Theory and Practice of Feminism (Studies and Thoughts) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (e-artnow ebooks) Price verified 13 hours ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Humanness of Women: Theory and Practice of Feminism (Studies and Thoughts)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was a prominent American feminist, sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist during a time when her accomplishments were exceptional for women, and she served as a role model for future generations of feminists because of her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle. Her best remembered work today is her semi-autobiographical short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" which she wrote after a severe bout of postpartum psychosis. Women and Economics - A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution is a book written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and published in 1898. It is considered by many to be her single greatest work, and as with much of Gilman's writing, the book touched a few dominant themes: the transformation of marriage, the family, and the home, with her central argument: "the economic independence and specialization of women as essential to the improvement of marriage, motherhood, domestic industry, and racial improvement. Table of Contents: Women and Economics The Home: Its Works and Influence The Humanness of Women The Beauty Women Have Lost Woman and The State Women Teachers, Married and Unmarried Our Overworked Instincts Her Pets Private Morality and Public Immorality The New Motherhood The Nun in The Kitchen Kitchen-Mindedness Parlor-Mindedness Nursery-Mindedness

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 472 Pages (1,810 KB)
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The Ethics of Immanuel Kant: Metaphysics of Morals - Philosophy of Law & The Doctrine of Virtue + The Critique of Practical Reason: Theory of Moral ... by Immanuel Kant (e-artnow ebooks) Price verified 13 hours ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Ethics of Immanuel Kant" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, also known as the Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals, is the first of Immanuel Kant's mature works on moral philosophy and remains one of the most influential in the field. Kant conceives his investigation as a work of foundational ethics -- one that clears the ground for future research by explaining the core concepts and principles of moral theory and showing that they are normative for rational agents. Kant aspires to nothing less than this: to lay bare the fundamental principle of morality and show that it applies to us. The Metaphysics of Morals is a work of political and moral philosophy by Immanuel Kant. The work is divided into two main parts, "The Science of Right, which deals with the rights that people have or can acquire, and the Doctrine of Virtue, which deals with the virtues they ought to acquire." The Critique of Practical Reason is the second of Immanuel Kant's three critiques and deals with his moral philosophy. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher, who, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is "the central figure of modern philosophy." Kant argued that fundamental concepts of the human mind structure human experience, that reason is the source of morality, that aesthetics arises from a faculty of disinterested judgment, that space and time are forms of our understanding, and that the world as it is "in-itself" is unknowable. Contents: Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals The Metaphysics of Morals Philosophy of Law (The Science of Right) The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics The Critique of Practical Reason: Theory of Moral Reasoning Perpetual Peace

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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The Critique of Judgment: Theory of the Aesthetic Judgment and Theory of the Teleological Judgment: Critique of the Power of Judgment from the Author ... by Immanuel Kant (e-artnow) 4.3 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Critique of Judgment: Theory of the Aesthetic Judgment and Theory of the Teleological Judgment" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Critique of Judgment, also translated as the Critique of the Power of Judgment and more commonly referred to as the third Critique, is a philosophical work by Immanuel Kant. Critique of Judgment completes the Critical project begun in the Critique of Pure Reason and the Critique of Practical Reason (the first and second Critiques, respectively). The book is divided into two main sections: the Critique of Aesthetic Judgment and the Critique of Teleological Judgment, and also includes a large overview of the entirety of Kant's Critical system, arranged in its final form. The end result of Kant's Critical Project is that there are certain fundamental antinomies in human Reason, most particularly that there is a complete inability to favor on the one hand the argument that all behavior and thought is determined by external causes, and on the other that there is an actual "spontaneous" causal principle at work in human behavior. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher, who, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is "the central figure of modern philosophy." Kant argued that fundamental concepts of the human mind structure human experience, that reason is the source of morality, that aesthetics arises from a faculty of disinterested judgment, that space and time are forms of our understanding, and that the world as it is "in-itself" is unknowable. Kant took himself to have effected a Copernican revolution in philosophy, akin to Copernicus' reversal of the age-old belief that the sun revolved around the earth.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 439 Pages (1,643 KB)
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Reopening America and the World: Saving Lives and Livelihoods by John R. Allen (Brookings Institution Press) Price verified 4 hours ago

The coronavirus has imposed a heavy toll on people's lives, livelihoods, and connections with one another. As America and the world reopen from this devastating pandemic, we need to examine how the process is taking place, its impact on individual lives and livelihoods, and learn from the experiences of other nations. In this book, we look at the experiences of the United States and other countries to see what we can derive about the reopening and its economic, social, and policy impacts. We present the insights and observations of Brookings scholars who offer their thoughts and recommendations for future action. Our goals are to inform the public conversation about Covid-19, help business, government, and civic leaders take their next steps, and think about the immediate and longer-term consequences of the virus.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 348 Pages (10,639 KB)
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George Bernard Shaw: Collected Articles, Lectures, Essays and Letters: Thoughts and Studies from the Renowned Dramaturge and Author of Mrs. Warren's ... by George Bernard Shaw (e-artnow) 3.8 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "George Bernard Shaw: Collected Articles, Lectures, Essays and Letters" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) was an Irish playwright, essayist, novelist and short story writer and wrote more than 60 plays. He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) and an Academy Award (1938), for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion (an adaptation of his own play) Content: Quintessence of Ibsenism (1891) The Impossibilities Of Anarchism (1895) The Perfect Wagnerite, Commentary on the Niblung's Ring (1898) The Revolutionist's Handbook And Pocket Companion (1903) Maxims For Revolutionists (1903) First Aid to Critics: Preface to Major Barbara (1905) On Doctors: Preface to The Doctor's Dilemma (1906) The New Theology (1907) On Marriage: Preface to Getting Married How to Write A Popular Play: An Essay (1909) A Treatise on Parents and Children: An Essay (1910) On the Prospects of Christianity: Preface to Androcles and the Lion (1912) What do Men of Letters Say?: The New York Times Articles on War (1915) "Common Sense About the War" "Bennett States the German Case" Open Letter to President Wilson Memories of Oscar Wilde (1916) On Darwinism and Evolution: Preface to Back to Methuselah (1921) A Letter and A Speech by Bernard Shaw: Letter to Beatrice Webb (1898) On Socialism: A Speech (1885) George Bernard Shaw: A Biography By G. K. Chesterton The Quintessence of Shaw By James Huneker Old and New Masters: Bernard Shaw By Robert Lynd George Bernard Shaw: A Poem by Oliver Herford

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THE THREE CRITIQUES: The Critique of Pure Reason, The Critique of Practical Reason & The Critique of Judgment: The Base Plan for Transcendental ... by Immanuel Kant (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 12 hours ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "THE THREE CRITIQUES: The Critique of Pure Reason, The Critique of Practical Reason & The Critique of Judgment" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Critique of Pure Reason is one of the most influential works in the history of philosophy. Kant here explains what he means by a critique of pure reason: "I do not mean by this a critique of books and systems, but of the faculty of reason in general, in respect of all knowledge after which it may strive independently of all experience." The Critique of Practical Reason is the second of Immanuel Kant's three critiques and it deals with his moral philosophy. The second Critique exercised a decisive influence over the subsequent development of the field of ethics and moral philosophy, beginning with Johann Gottlieb Fichte's Doctrine of Science. The Critique of Judgment, also translated as the Critique of the Power of Judgment completes the Critical project begun in the Critique of Pure Reason. The book is divided into two main sections: the Critique of Aesthetic Judgment and the Critique of Teleological Judgment, and also includes a large overview of the entirety of Kant's Critical system, arranged in its final form. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher, who, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is "the central figure of modern philosophy." Kant argued that fundamental concepts of the human mind structure human experience, that reason is the source of morality, that aesthetics arises from a faculty of disinterested judgment, that space and time are forms of our understanding, and that the world as it is "in-itself" is unknowable. Kant took himself to have effected a Copernican revolution in philosophy, akin to Copernicus' reversal of the age-old belief that the sun revolved around the earth. Table of Contents: THE CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON THE CRITIQUE OF PRACTICAL REASON THE CRITIQUE OF JUDGMENT

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Faith In Doubt: Do You Question Your Faith? by Jarin Jove 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

If you are a religious believer, have you ever had doubts about your religious faith? Have you found yourself questioning your faith sometimes and finding yourself unable to let go of such questions? Have you found responses by others to your questions to be dissatisfying? Then, please consider reading Faith In Doubt. If you're unsure, ask yourself: would you prefer to live your life with honesty and integrity or would you instead prefer to possibly keep living a lie because questioning your faith feels uncomfortable to you? This book is the completion of a four-year project that attempts to critique religion using a multifaceted approach. It is broken up into Two Parts. In the first portion of this book is a critique of the general issues of religion by using cognitive and social psychology, logical fallacies, a Nietzschean philosophical perspective on different aspects of religion, and relevant Political Science subjects pertaining to religion. Part II consists of his refutation of the theological concept of Original Sin and critiques of each of the major world religions through diverse approaches specifically made for each religion: all religions contain different internal structures within their theology and therefore different approaches are needed. Faith in Doubt challenges the historical record of Judaism and its impact on contemporary Jewish societies across the world. He critiques Christianity through a similar approach as Part I. He examines and repudiates Islamic theology by exposing the fallacies of its theological conceptualization of the world and the dangers that it poses to the West's Enlightenment values, to the progress made by Feminism, and to Secular Republics from the US to India. Lastly, the two major Dharmic faiths are explored and why they need either reform or rejection. The original intent of Faith in Doubt was to critique religions between their positive and negative aspects, but because of the findings of four years of research and ...

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Complete Collection of Plato - 31 Works (With Bonus of The Poetics and Politics by Aristotle) by Plato (Ageless Reads) Price verified 4 hours ago

PLATO was a philosopher in Ancient Greece. He was an essential figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition, and he founded the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Plato's dialogues have been used (and are still used) to teach a range of subjects, including philosophy, logic, ethics, rhetoric, religion and mathematics. His lasting themes include Platonic love, the theory of forms, the five regimes, innate knowledge, among others. His theory of forms launched a unique perspective on abstract objects, and led to a school of thought called Platonism. ARISTOTLE was a Greek philosopher and student of Plato who stunningly changed the course of Western philosophy. He has gone down in history as one of the greatest philosophers of all time. Cicero, the Roman statesman and philosopher, once called his writing style "a river of gold;" and his scope of thought and subsequent influence on the study of science, logic, philosophical discourse, and theology has led many to dub him "The Philosopher." WHATS INCLUDED: COMPLETE COLLECTION OF PLATO EARLY WORKS Apology Charmides Crito Euthyphro Gorgias Greater Hippias Lesser Hippias Ion Laches Lysis Protagoras MIDDLE WORKS Cratylus Euthydemus Meno Parmenides Phaedo Phaedrus Symposium The Republic Theaetetus LATE WORKS Critias Laws Philebus Sophist Statesman Timaeus WORKS OF DISPUTED OWNERSHIP First Alcibiades Second Alcibiades Eryxias Menexenus Theages ARISTOTLE BONUS WORKS Poetics Politics This version has been optimized for readability and includes: BEAUTIFUL FORMATTING There is plenty of white-space which makes reading easy on the eyes. FULLY FEATURED TABLE OF CONTENTS The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the eBook) lists titles of all the novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you will also find a new TOC that lists all the ...

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Mass Mobilization in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, 1945–1960 by Alec Holcombe (University of Hawaii Press) 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

Immediately after its founding by H? Chí Minh in September 1945, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) faced challenges from rival Vietnamese political organizations and from a France determined to rebuild her empire after the humiliations of WWII. H?, with strategic genius, courageous maneuver, and good fortune, was able to delay full-scale war with France for sixteen months in the northern half of the country. This was enough time for his Communist Party, under the cover of its Vietminh front organization, to neutralize domestic rivals and install the rough framework of an independent state. That fledgling state became a weapon of war when the DRV and France finally came to blows in Hanoi during December of 1946, marking the official beginning of the First Indochina War. With few economic resources at their disposal, H? and his comrades needed to mobilize an enormous and free contribution in manpower and rice from DRV-controlled regions. Extracting that contribution during the war's early days was primarily a matter of patriotic exhortation. By the early 1950s, however, the infusion of weapons from the United States, the Soviet Union, and China had turned the Indochina conflict into a "total war." Hunger, exhaustion, and violence, along with the conflict's growing political complexity, challenged the DRV leaders' mobilization efforts, forcing patriotic appeals to be supplemented with coercion and terror. This trend reached its revolutionary climax in late 1952 when H?, under strong pressure from Stalin and Mao, agreed to carry out radical land reform in DRV-controlled areas of northern Vietnam. The regime's 1954 victory over the French at ?i?n Biên Ph?, the return of peace, and the division of the country into North and South did not slow this process of socialist transformation. Over the next six years (1954-1960), the DRV's Communist leaders raced through land reform and agricultural collectivization with a relentless sense of urgency. Mass ...

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Social Rights and Duties: Addresses to Ethical Societies: Complete Edition (Vol. 1&2) by Leslie Stephen (e-artnow) Price verified 13 hours ago

"Social Rights and Duties" in 2 volumes is one of the best-known works by the English historian and humanist Leslie Stephen. This carefully crafted e-artnow ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Excerpt: "We are told often enough that we are living in a period of important intellectual and social revolutions. In one way we are perhaps inclined even to state the fact a little too strongly. We suffer at times from the common illusion that the problems of to-day are entirely new: we fancy that nobody ever thought of them before, and that when we have solved them, nobody will ever need to look for another solution. To ardent reformers in all ages it seems as if the millennium must begin with their triumph, and that their triumph will be established by a single victory. And while some of us are thus sanguine, there are many who see in the struggles of to-day the approach of a deluge which is to sweep away all that once ennobled life. The believer in the old creeds, who fears that faith is decaying, and the supernatural life fading from the world, denounces the modern spirit as materializing and degrading. The conscience of mankind, he thinks, has become drugged and lethargic; our minds are fixed upon sensual pleasures, and our conduct regulated by a blind struggle for the maximum of luxurious enjoyment. The period in his eyes is a period of growing corruption; modern society suffers under a complication of mortal diseases, so widely spread and deeply seated that at present there is no hope of regeneration. The best hope is that its decay may provide the soil in which seed may be sown of a far-distant growth of happier augury." Volume 1: The Aims of Ethical Societies Science and Politics The Sphere of Political Economy The Morality of Competition Social Equality Ethics and the Struggle for Existence Volume 2: Heredity Punishment Luxury The Duties of Authors The Vanity of Philosophizing Forgotten Benefactors

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Overcome Yourself: How to Be Human pt. 2 by Jacob Kilgore 3.6 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

This second installment to the How to Be Human series includes insights that will help you to refine yourself even further. In order to help you overcome false efficiency, Jacob Kilgore has provided alphabetically ordered essays with insights gained from pushing off our primordial impulses to do no more than remain simple and survive. A must read for any who aim to put into the world the beauty that humans are capable of.

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Education and Development in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa: Policies, Paradigms, and Entanglements, 1890s–1980s (Global Histories of Education) by Damiano Matasci (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 7 hours ago

This open access edited volume offers an analysis of the entangled histories of education and development in twentieth-century Africa. It deals with the plurality of actors that competed and collaborated to formulate educational and developmental paradigms and projects: debating their utility and purpose, pondering their necessity and risk, and evaluating their intended and unintended consequences in colonial and postcolonial moments. Since the late nineteenth century, the "educability" of the native was the subject of several debates and experiments: numerous voices, arguments, and agendas emerged, involving multiple institutions and experts, governmental and non-governmental, religious and laic, operating from the corridors of international organizations to the towns and rural villages of Africa. This plurality of expressions of political, social, cultural, and economic imagination of education and development is at the core of this collective work.

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Terrorism, Criminal Law and Politics: The Decline of the Political Offence Exception to Extradition (Transnational Criminal Justice) by Julia Jansson (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Recent atrocities have ensured that terrorism and how to deal with terrorists legally and politically has been the subject of much discussion and debate on the international stage. This book presents a study of changes in the legal treatment of those perpetrating crimes of a political character over several decades. It most centrally deals with the political offence exception and how it has changed. The book looks at this change from an international perspective with a particular focus on the United States. Interdisciplinary in approach, it examines the fields of terrorism and political crime from legal, political science and criminological perspectives. It will be of interest to a broad range of academics and researchers, as well as to policymakers involved in creating new anti-terrorist policies.

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Crime and Fear in Public Places: Towards Safe, Inclusive and Sustainable Cities (Routledge Studies in Crime and Society) by Vania Ceccato (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 12 hours ago

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429352775 has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. No city environment reflects the meaning of urban life better than a public place. A public place, whatever its nature -- a park, a mall, a train platform or a street corner -- is where people pass by, meet each other and at times become a victim of crime. With this book, we submit that crime and safety in public places are not issues that can be easily dealt with within the boundaries of a single discipline. The book aims to illustrate the complexity of patterns of crime and fear in public places with examples of studies on these topics contextualized in different cities and countries around the world. This is achieved by tackling five cross-cutting themes: the nature of the city's environment as a backdrop for crime and fear; the dynamics of individuals' daily routines and their transit safety; the safety perceptions experienced by those who are most in fear in public places; the metrics of crime and fear; and, finally, examples of current practices in promoting safety. All these original chapters contribute to our quest for safer, more inclusive, resilient, equitable and sustainable cities and human settlements aligned to the Global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Researching Elites and Power: Theory, Methods, Analyses (Methodos Series Book 16) by Francois Denord (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 12 hours ago

This open access book describes how elite studies theoretically and methodologically construct their object, i.e. how particular conceptualizations of elites are turned into research practice using different methods for collecting, dealing with and analyzing empirical data. The first of four sections focuses on what Mills named the power elite and includes Bourdieu's field of power. The second section addresses studies of the domain of economic power, whereas the third section centers on research on elite education. The fourth and last section highlights research on symbolic power, either within social fields or as a dimension of social structure at large, areas where recognition is essential. All sections comprise empirical case studies of elites and power, whereby each of which makes explicit the various methodological choices made in the research process. Through focusing on methodological approaches for the study of elites and power and on how such approaches relate to each other as well as to the theoretical perspectives that underpin them, this book will be a valuable source for social scientists.

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The Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: Carefully Selected from the Revelations of God by Joseph Smith (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 12 hours ago

The Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a part of the open scriptural canon of several denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement. The book contains revelations on numerous topics, most of which were dictated by the movement's founder Joseph Smith. The Doctrine and Covenants was first published as a later version of the Book of Commandments. This earlier book contained 65 early revelations to church leaders, including Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery, and before it was released it was destroyed by a mob in Missouri. The committee of Presiding Elders, led by Smith, began to review and revise numerous revelations for inclusion in the new work which contained a total of 103 revelations. These 103 revelations contain items or principles for the regulation of the church, as taken from the revelations which have been given since its organization, as well as from former ones.

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Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam by Judith Ehlert (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

This open access book approaches the anxieties inherent in food consumption and production in Vietnam. The country's rapid and recent economic integration into global agro-food systems and consumer markets spurred a new quality of food safety concerns, health issues and distrust in food distribution networks that have become increasingly obscured. This edited volume further puts the eating body centre stage by following how gendered body norms, food taboos, power structures and social differentiation shape people's ambivalent relations with food. It uncovers Vietnam's trajectories of agricultural modernisation against which consumers and producers manoeuvre amongst food self-sufficiency, security and abundance. Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam is explicitly about 'dangerous' food - regarding its materiality and meaning. It provides social science perspectives on anxieties related to food and surrounding discourses that travel between the local and the global, the individual and society and into the body. Therefore, the book's lens of food anxiety matters for social theory and for understanding the embeddedness and discontinuities of food globalizations in Vietnam and beyond. Due to its rich empirical base, methodological approaches and thematic foci, it will appeal to scholars, practitioners and students alike.

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