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 carefully crafted ebook: "A Cynic Looks at Life (Essays on the death penalty, emancipated women and more)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Ambrose Bierce was well known for his biting wit and cynical approach to life. A Cynic Looks at Life is a collection of essays in which he talks about modern civilization and all its faults, the death penalty and many others. His arguments are still relevant to issues of today. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 - 1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, editor and journalist. Bierce became a prolific author of short stories often humorous and sometimes bitter or macabre. He spoke out against oppression and supported civil and religious freedoms. He also wrote numerous Civil War stories from first-hand experience. Many of his works are ranked among other esteemed American authors' like Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen Crane, and Mark Twain.
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Minimalism: Basic Principles of Minimalist Living **FREE BONUS INSIDE**
Minimalism is all anyone is talking about, right? At least, it seems that way to you because the topic keeps drawing you in. You want to know what it is and how people can live without anything but a few outfits and enjoy life.
You are going to learn what minimalism is. You will see that our perception of minimalism has been crafted from fiction books and their emphasis on extreme minimalists. We'll present easy steps to show you how you can become a true minimalist without giving up everything you love.
Minimalism is about the making proper choices to have a freer, happier life. Only you can choose what will make you happier.
In this book, you are going to learn several new concepts about being minimalistic:
• You will understand the reason people are living in smaller homes;
• Why people have chosen to reduce their wardrobe size;
• How to budget better with the income you have;
• And how ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 87 Pages (478 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
This carefully crafted ebook: "An Englishman Looks at the World - Being a Series of Unrestrained Remarks Upon Contemporary Matters (The original unabridged edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. An Englishman Looks at the World is a 1914 essay collection by H. G. Wells containing journalistic pieces written between 1909 and 1914. Table of contents: The Coming Of Blériot My First Flight Off The Chain Of The New Reign Will The Empire Live? The Labour Unrest The Great State The Common Sense Of Warfare The Contemporary Novel The Philosopher's Public Library About Chesterton And Belloc About Sir Thomas More Traffic And Rebuilding The So-Called Science Of Sociology Divorce The Schoolmaster And The Empire The Endowment Of Motherhood Doctors An Age Of Specialisation Is There A People? The Disease Of Parliaments The American Population The Possible Collapse Of Civilisation The Ideal Citizen Some Possible Discoveries The Human Adventure ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 372 Pages (1,339 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
We are going to lose America if we do not explain what is going on in our country. Everyone, especially Millennials and Zoomers, must know the truth about Socialism and the New Left and why they have an absurd political agenda. Everyone must know what made America the greatest country on Earth. This book explains - in understandable language - the history and psychology that has led to Democrats hating America. This is the information that has not been taught in public schools. This is the message young people need to hear so they know what is really going on and, once again, feel free to love America. Buy this book, read it, and give it to someone being deceived by the New Left. Love America and oppose those who hate her.
America is facing an imminent Socialist revolution. The New Left wants control. Traditional American values are being forgotten - and, more importantly, opposed. The answer is education. People - especially millennials - need to know the history and motivations of ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 91 Pages (1,290 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
*THIS IS THE ONE BOOK EVERY TRUMP SUPPORTER AND CONSERVATIVE MUST HAVE!*
Donald J. Trump is President! - and he is fighting to bring America is BACK!... More Awesome than EVER! This books joins that fight and throws in a few shots of its own.
Now that all have been warned, evacuate any "Safe Spaces" because this book is to college "Safe Spaces" what the B-29 was to Hiroshima. LOOK OUT BELOW!
This book totally demolishes things like Political Correctness, Hollywood, Liberal Academia, and the Fake News Media, as this book rides shotgun for our great President Donald J. Trump.This book is for those that love America and want to make it great again, and serves as a narrative of Donald Trump's election as President, through the end of the Muller Report and the real conclusion of the 2016 election.It also details many of the fights with all the enemies of America, Western Civilization, God, reason, and sanity that President Donald Trump had to endure and battle with, in order to get ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 468 Pages (1,198 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
Are you afraid you may never receive what you want in life and feel stuck, idly waiting to see what your future will bring? You don't have to wait and wonder. Learn how to manifest the life of your dreams! Yes, you can!
In Believe Like You Mean It you'll be shown simple steps for:
- Overcoming fears, misguided thoughts, and beliefs that hold you back from the life you deserve.
- Increasing spiritual awareness and harnessing cosmic energy to initiate the Law of Attraction.
- Pushing past skepticism and indecision to live boldly and receive your miracles from the Universe.
As a lifelong student of spirituality, Patricia Lynn relates her own remarkable experimentation with spiritual principles and manifesting abundance. Her experiences reveal stunning ways that signs and synchronicities can assist you in your life's journey.
Believe Like You Mean It explains how this 'magic' works. You'll also learn practical, easy exercises to stimulate your own latent abilities to manifest the life ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 283 Pages (2,592 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Future in America - A Search After Realities (The original unabridged and illustrated edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Future in America -A Search After Realities is a 1906 travel essay by H. G. Wells recounting his impressions from the first of half a dozen visits he would make to the United States. Table of contents: Chapter I. The Prophetic Habit Of Mind Chapter II. Material Progress Chapter III. New York Chapter IV. Growth Invincible Chapter V. The Economic Process Chapter VI. Some Aspects Of American Wealth Chapter VII. Certain Workers Chapter VIII. Corruption Chapter IX. The Immigrant Chapter X. State-Blindness Chapter XI. Two Studies In Disappointment Chapter XII. The Tragedy Of Color Chapter XIII. The Mind Of A Modern State Chapter XIV. Culture Chapter XV. At Washington The Envoy Herbert George "H. G." Wells (1866 - 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the ...
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"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.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 471 Pages (981 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
While a stranded group of people discuss what to do about food and pirate attacks, a tortoise on the beach shows a little girl what happened on neighboring islands as a result of the different politics their people adopted. Citing actual historical examples, the tortoise teaches the six rules of proper government and why America is the most prosperous 'island' in the world.
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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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Have you been looking for a way to have a firm grip on your emotional and psychological wellbeing to be resilient in the face of hardships, be confident and wise enough to overcome anything and have a positive mindset to cast the darkness, fear and negativity from your life?
And are you looking for a beginner friendly, step by step guide that will help you to achieve all that and more?
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You Are About To Discover Exactly How To Enhance Your Emotional And Psychological Wellbeing By Leveraging The Power Of Stoicism To Develop A Positive Mindset, Overcome Fear And Kick Off Negativity From Your Life!
Stoicism is an ancient Greek concept or philosophy that as for ages assisted people achieve the ideal mental state that is characterized by balance, virtue and rationality. This concept holds the key to a good happy life, as it helps us be in harmony with nature, achieve peace, calmness and an automatic/effortless indifference towards external ...
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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."
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How To Survive Apocalypses: What You Need To Survive Man-Made Apocalypses Or Natural Devastating Disaster
The most prepared people are those which will survive when everything goes wrong. People who are stockpiling for the future and building shelters are known as preppers and it is becoming a more mainstream pastime.
It is impossible for most people to say that they have not considered what would happen if a global war broke out, particularly if it involved nuclear weapons. It could just as easily be a targeted terrorist attack which destroys the infrastructure and leaves millions of people without power and water. Whilst the systems would come back on line there would be chaos and crime as people struggled to survive.
At this point you would be glad that you had read this book on how to be prepare to possible cataclysm. At least you can feel safe whilst everyone else is running round panicking!
Book#1: How To Survive a Nuclear Strike
Book#2: Survival Bunker: How To Build And ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 193 Pages (6,926 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 9th, 2020
A SPIRITUAL AND POLITICAL MANIFESTO FOR AMERICA AT THIS CRITICAL TIME IN HISTORY. INSPIRATIONAL AND FAST PACED. How can our nation overcome polarization and animosity? How can our nation be reborn spiritually, morally and ethically? These are two of the important questions addressed by this work. Cale Sloane has lived in many parts of America. His earliest years were spent in small towns and the country. Through all the years he was growing up, his parents were regarded as having an income below the poverty level. After he became an adult, Cale has been laid off from a job, and lost a house to foreclosure. His family has experienced severe illness, and large medical bills. He uses his experience and understanding of hardship to navigate the important issues raised within this book.
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Natalie Vellacott took a two-year break from her job with Sussex Police to join the Logos Hope Christian missionary ship. She was forever changed when, the ship having repeatedly broken down in the Philippines, she unexpectedly encountered and fell in love with a group of street teenage boys addicted to a solvent called "rugby." The dirty, wild, miserable, rabble were accustomed to hostility. Their curious approach in order to investigate the foreigners was cautious and sometimes abusive. Local Filipinos watched from a distance, fascinated yet fearful. These were the "rugby boys"--untouchable and invisible, even dangerous and definitely not worthy of time, attention, love and care. But now a small group of highly regarded foreigners seemed intent on drawing attention to them.
A true missionary story about Christian hope being brought to the hopeless in the Philippines...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 208 Pages (989 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 8th, 2020
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Picture of Dorian Gray: The Uncensored 13 Chapter Version + The Revised 20 Chapter Version" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Picture of Dorian Gray, the only novel by Oscar Wilde, was first published in 1890. A substantially revised and expanded edition was published in April 1891. For the new edition, Wilde revised the content of the novel's existing chapters, divided the final chapter into two chapters, and created six entirely new additional chapters. Whereas the original edition of the novel contains 13 chapters, the revised edition of the novel contains 20 chapters. The 1891 version was expanded from 13 to 20 chapters, but also toned down, particularly in some of its overt homoerotic aspects. Also, chapters 3, 5, and 15 to 18 are entirely new in the 1891 version, and chapter 13 from the first edition is split in two (becoming chapters 19 and 20). The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 201 Pages (1,622 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 8th, 2020
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Plato" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. 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 (*) The authorship of these works is disputed by some authorities. There are also a number of essays relating to various aspects of Plato's works. Plato ( 428/427 BC - 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece. He was also a ...
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Epigrams by Ambrose Bierce" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This ebook is from the Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce. Epigram is a short, sharp saying in prose or verse, frequently characterize by acidity or acerbity and sometimes by wisdom. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 - 1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, editor and journalist. Bierce became a prolific author of short stories often humorous and sometimes bitter or macabre. He spoke out against oppression and supported civil and religious freedoms. He also wrote numerous Civil War stories from first-hand experience. Many of his works are ranked among other esteemed American authors' like Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen Crane and Mark Twain.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 85 Pages (469 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 8th, 2020
This cycle of lectures, originally given in Torquay, England in 1924, is filled with wisdom about the developing child, and practical advice for teachers and parents. We should always teach in a lively way that is connected with life. Above all, we should engage the child with fantasy, which is the "milk of the soul." Everything from the teaching of reading (start with pictures!) to the innate wholeness of human nature is covered in these wonderful talks.
They also contain revealing anecdotes about the history of the first Waldorf School in Stuttgart. Most importantly, they call upon us to view the human being as composed not just of body, but also of soul and spirit, all three integrally bound together.
These were Steiner's last lectures on education. They reveal many of the features of "late style": concision, concreteness, and the achieved simplicity that can come only after complexity.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 173 Pages (14,854 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 8th, 2020
This carefully crafted ebook: "Classic The Analects (The Revised James Legge Translation)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This book is the revised James Legge translation which has been extensively reworked and restored compared to the freely available Legge translations. The Analects, also known as the Analects of Confucius, is the collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his contemporaries, traditionally believed to have been written by Confucius' followers. It is believed to have been written during the Warring States period (475 BC-221 BC), and it achieved its final form during the mid-Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). By the early Han dynasty the Analects was considered merely a "commentary" on the Five Classics, but the status of the Analects grew to be one of the central texts of Confucianism by the end of that dynasty. During the late Song dynasty (960-1279) the importance of the Analects as ...
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Far more than a coming-of-age tale, Falling Into Place harmonizes fact and fiction for an entertaining academic journey. Corruption within sports and government is the focal concern by Pat Adams's alcoholic father, Russell. Father's words come to fruition when Pat falls into the illegal gambling of Hartford Jai Alai. Along with the adventure the feds and a strong gang bring, the true nature of nineteenth-century American bureaucrat's is also revealed to Pat through a descendant's journal. This passionate depiction of history resonates with the present, as it will resonate for you.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 244 Pages (509 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 8th, 2020
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Writings of Confucius + The Life, Labours and Doctrines of Confucius (6 books in one volume)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The collection of writings by Confucius includes : The Life, Labours and Doctrines of Confucius (Unabridged) The Great Learning (Unabridged) Classic of History (Part 1 & 2: The Book of Thang & The Books of Yü) The Analects (The Revised James Legge Translation) Doctrine of The Mean (or How to Achieve Equilibrium) The Great Learning (A short Confucian text + Commentary by Tsang) Confucius (551-479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 218 Pages (727 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 8th, 2020