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A Preface to Philosophy: Exploring Truth, Doubt, and Ethics by Philip Wik (A Blue Kitten Book) Price verified 4 hours ago

In A Preface to Philosophy, I tackle the most perplexing questions that we've asked ourselves since we left the caves. At almost 170,000 words, this is one of my longest books. And yet when I consider all that has been written and can be written about the big questions of life, I look at my book as not even a teaspoon in the ocean of knowledge -- a preface at how I look at the profound questions of epistemology, skepticism, and ethics. We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 497 Pages (17,774 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 7th, 2020

The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg (Good Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 15 hours ago

"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg. 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 ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 952 Pages (2,494 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 7th, 2020

The Life You Can Save: How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty: 10th Anniversary ed. Edition by Peter Singer 4.7 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

For the first time in history, eradicating world poverty is within our reach. Yet around the world, a billion people struggle to live each day on less than many of us pay for bottled water. In The Life You Can Save, Peter Singer uses ethical arguments, illuminating examples, and case studies of charitable giving to show that our current response to world poverty is not only insufficient but morally indefensible. The Life You Can Save teaches us to be a part of the solution, helping others as we help ourselves. 'A persuasive and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 301 Pages (2,271 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 6th, 2020

The Oldest Vocation: Christian Motherhood in the Medieval West by Clarissa W. Atkinson (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

According to an old story, a woman concealed her sex and ruled as pope for a few years in the ninth century. Pope Joan was not betrayed by a lover or discovered by an enemy; her downfall came when she went into labor during a papal procession through the streets of Rome. From the myth of Joan to the experiences of saints, nuns, and ordinary women, The Oldest Vocation brings to life both the richness and the troubling contradictions of Christian motherhood in medieval Europe. After tracing the roots of medieval ideologies of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 310 Pages (888 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 6th, 2020

Marginality: Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology by Joachim von Braun (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 16 hours ago

This book takes a new approach on understanding causes of extreme poverty and promising actions to address it. Its focus is on marginality being a root cause of poverty and deprivation. "Marginality" is the position of people on the edge, preventing their access to resources, freedom of choices, and the development of capabilities. The book is research based with original empirical analyses at local, national, and local scales; book contributors are leaders in their fields and have backgrounds in different disciplines. An important ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 406 Pages (5,978 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Knowledge and Institutions (Knowledge and Space Book 13) by Johannes Glückler (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 16 hours ago

This open access book bridges the disciplinary boundaries within the social sciences to explore the role of social institutions in shaping geographical contexts, and in creating new knowledge. It includes theorizations as well as original empirical case studies on the emergence, maintenance and change of institutions as well as on their constraining and enabling effects on innovation, entrepreneurship, art and cultural heritage, often at regional scales across Europe and North America. Rooted in the disciplines of management and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 322 Pages (6,841 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Fictions of Authority: Women Writers and Narrative Voice by Susan Sniader Lanser (Cornell University Press) 3.7 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Drawing on narratological and feminist theory, Susan Sniader Lanser explores patterns of narration in a wide range of novels by women of England, France, and the United States from the 1740s to the present. She sheds light on the history of "voice" as a narrative strategy and as a means of attaining social power. She considers the dynamics in personal voice in authors such as Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jamaica Kincaid. In writers who attempt a "communal voice" -- including Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 304 Pages (595 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Care in Healthcare: Reflections on Theory and Practice by Franziska Krause (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book examines the concept of care and care practices in healthcare from the interdisciplinary perspectives of continental philosophy, care ethics, the social sciences, and anthropology. Areas addressed include dementia care, midwifery, diabetes care, psychiatry, and reproductive medicine. Special attention is paid to ambivalences and tensions within both the concept of care and care practices. Contributions in the first section of the book explore phenomenological and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 309 Pages (514 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 3rd, 2020

Suffering-Focused Ethics: Defense and Implications by Magnus Vinding (Ratio Ethica) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

The reduction of suffering deserves special priority. Many ethical views support this claim, yet so far these have not been presented in a single place. Suffering-Focused Ethics provides the most comprehensive presentation of suffering-focused arguments and views to date, including a moral realist case for minimizing extreme suffering. The book then explores the all-important issue of how we can best reduce suffering in practice, and outlines a coherent and pragmatic path forward. "An inspiring book on the world's most important ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 314 Pages (3,989 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 1st, 2020
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