Epoch

Epoch
  • Author : Jewel E. Ann
  • Publisher : Jewel E Ann
  • Pages : 354
  • Relase : 2018-04-09
  • ISBN : 1732089728

Epoch Book Review:

Some lives end unfinished, and some transcend time. After a horrific incident, Swayze finds herself trapped between two lives. Patchy memories and fear for her safety thrust her into a gut-wrenching journey to uncover the truth. Will she let her dreams slip away to seek retribution and find the missing pieces to a puzzle that existed a lifetime ago? "I'm not going to watch you self-destruct. I'm not going to watch you fall in love with another man." Or will she discover the only truth that matters? Epoch pushes the boundaries of what we believe and what we know. It redefines fate and proves that the only thing separating the heart and the soul is an infinite timeline. "I think a part of you will be mine to love in every life."

Vexed (Iron Bulls MC #4)

Vexed (Iron Bulls MC #4)
  • Author : Phoenyx Slaughter
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2016-04-04
  • ISBN : 1943950067

Vexed (Iron Bulls MC #4) Book Review:

Falling in love will only leave you vexed.

Transcend

Transcend
  • Author : Jewel E. Ann
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2018-03-02
  • ISBN : 0999048295

Transcend Book Review:

"In another life, she was my forever." An unexpected tragedy leaves Professor Nathaniel Hunt a widower alone with a newborn baby. He hires a nanny. She's young, but well-qualified, with a simple life, a crazy name obsession, and a boyfriend she met at the grocery store. Over time, he discovers she knows things about him-things that happened before she was born-like a hidden scar on his head, his favorite pizza, and how he cheated on a high school Spanish test. She speaks familiar words and shares haunting memories that take him back to over two decades earlier when he lost his best friend in a tragic accident. "I'm afraid of what's going to happen when you realize I'm not her." Transcend is a sexy, mind-bending journey that uncovers possibilities, challenges beliefs, and begets the age-old question: is there life after death?

EPZ Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle

EPZ Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle
  • Author : Pierre Klossowski
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2005-06-05
  • ISBN : 0826477194

EPZ Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle Book Review:

'The greatest book of philosophy I have ever read, on a par with Nietzsche himself.' Michel Foucault Pierre Klossowski (1905-) is the author of numerous philosophical works, as well as several novels. He published many translations of German poets and philosophers, including Nietzsche himself. Recognised as a masterpiece of Nietzsche scholarship, Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle emphasises and explores the notion of Eternal Return - central to an understanding of Nietzsche's self-denial, self-refutation and self-consumption. Translated by Daniel W. Smith>

Pedagogy of Images

Pedagogy of Images
  • Author : Marina Balina,Serguei Alex Oushakine
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Pages : 569
  • Relase : 2021
  • ISBN : 9781487506681

Pedagogy of Images Book Review:

This collection offers a variety of scholarly views on illustrated books for Soviet children, covering everything from artistic innovation to state propaganda.

Teaching School Physics

Teaching School Physics
  • Author : John L. Lewis
  • Publisher : Harmondsworth : Penguin
  • Pages : 420
  • Relase : 1972
  • ISBN : UOM:39015015207163

Teaching School Physics Book Review:

A UNESCO source book.

The Photomontages of Hannah Höch

The Photomontages of Hannah Höch
  • Author : Hannah Höch,Peter W. Boswell,Carolyn Lanchner,Kristin Makholm
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 236
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : UOM:39015039896363

The Photomontages of Hannah Höch Book Review:

Here, in the first comprehensive survey of her work by an American museum, authors Peter Boswell, Maria Makela, and Carolyn Lanchner survey the full scope of Hoch's half-century of experimentation in photomontage - from her politically charged early works and intimate psychological portraits of the Weimar era to her later forays into surrealism and abstraction.

Governance and Business Models for Sustainable Capitalism

Governance and Business Models for Sustainable Capitalism
  • Author : Atle Midttun
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 212
  • Relase : 2021-12-20
  • ISBN : 9781315454917

Governance and Business Models for Sustainable Capitalism Book Review:

Governance and Business Models for Sustainable Capitalism touches upon many of the central themes of today’s debate on business and society. In particular, it brings attention to a recurrent tension between efficiency, innovation, and productivity on the one hand, and fairness, equity, and sustainability on the other. The book argues that we need radical rethinking of business models and economic governance, beyond the classical doctrine, which sees social and ecological responsibility as lying with public-policy regulation of purely profit-seeking firms. In spite of the popular CSR agenda, business – as we know it today – is both too transient and too limited in its motivation to carry the regulatory burden. We need to adopt a much wider concept of 'partnered governance', where advanced states and pioneering companies work together to raise the social and environmental bar. The book suggests that civil engagements based on moral rather than formal rights, and amplified through the media, may provide a healthy challenge both to autocratic planning and to solely profit-centered commercialization. The book also proposes a triple cycle theory of innovation for sustainability: a novel framing of the efficacy of green and prosocial entrepreneurship as intertwined with political visions and supportive institutions. In addition, the book offers reflections on the ways in which further digital robotizaton may enable transition to an ‘Agora Economy’ where productive efficiency is combined with expanded civic freedoms. Aimed primarily at researchers, academics, and students in the fields of political economy, business and society, corporate governance, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability, the book will additionally be of value to practitioners, supplying them with information regarding the challenges associated with the shaping of sustainable or ‘civilised’ market capitalism for a better world.

Substance and Attribute

Substance and Attribute
  • Author : Christian Kanzian,Muhammad Legenhausen
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2013-05-02
  • ISBN : 9783110328974

Substance and Attribute Book Review:

The aim of this volume is to investigate the topic of Substance and Attribute. The way leading to this aim is a dialogue between Islamic and Western Philosophy. Our project is motivated by the observation that the historical roots of Islamic and of Western Philosophy are very similar. Thus some of the articles in this volume are dedicated to the history of philosophy, in Islamic thinking as well as in Western traditions. But the dialogue between Islamic and Western Philosophy is not only an historical issue, it also has systematic relevance for actual philosophical questions. The topic Substance and Attribute particularly has an important history in both traditions; and it has systematic relevance for the actual ontological debate. The volume includes contributions (among others) by Hans Burkhardt, Hans Kraml, Muhammad Legenhausen, Michal Loux, Pedro Schmechtig, Muhammad Shomali, Erwin Tegtmeier, and Daniel von Wachter.

The New Nietzsche

The New Nietzsche
  • Author : David B. Allison
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 308
  • Relase : 1985
  • ISBN : 0262510340

The New Nietzsche Book Review:

The fifteen essays, written by such eminent scholars as Derrida, Heidegger, Deleuze, Klossowski, and Blanchot, focus on the Nietzschean concepts of the Will to Power, the Overman, and the Eternal Return, discuss Nietzsche's style, and deal with the religious implications of his ideas. Taken together they provide an indispensable foil to the interpretations available in most current American writing.

Art of the Twentieth Century

Art of the Twentieth Century
  • Author : Jason Gaiger,Paul Wood
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 374
  • Relase : 2004-03-11
  • ISBN : 0300101449

Art of the Twentieth Century Book Review:

This reader, a companion to The Open University's four-volume Art of the Twentieth Century series, offers a variety of writings by art historians and art theorists. The writings were originally published as freestanding essays or chapters in books, and they reflect the diversity of art historical interpretations and theoretical approaches to twentieth-century art. Accessible to the general reader, this book may be read independently or to supplement the materials explored in the four course texts. The volume includes a general introduction as well as a brief introduction to each piece, outlining its origin and relevance.

Klossowski's Semiotic of Intensity

Klossowski's Semiotic of Intensity
  • Author : Conor Husbands
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Pages : 198
  • Relase : 2020-03-23
  • ISBN : 9783110659764

Klossowski's Semiotic of Intensity Book Review:

Despite the increasing prominence of Klossowski's philosophical work, there exists no full-length or sustained treatment of his writings on Nietzsche. This study analyses Klossowski’s semiotic of intensity as a conceptual foundation for his philosophy and interpretation of Nietzsche, grounded in the central principles of his theory of signs. It then explores its implications for the categories of chance, causality, individuation and time, drawing a series of parallels between Klossowski's texts and the work of other scholars, such as McTaggart, Eco, D. Z. Albert, M. Silverstein, Meillassoux, N. Land and J. Stambaugh. Throughout, this work lends accessibility to Klossowski's often opaque and idiosyncratic style. It should be relevant to anyone interested in Klossowski’s philosophical work, in contemporary Nietzsche scholarship, or in the 20th Century linguistic and existential Continental tradition.

The Emergence of Multiple-Text Manuscripts

The Emergence of Multiple-Text Manuscripts
  • Author : Alessandro Bausi,Michael Friedrich,Marilena Maniaci
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Pages : 373
  • Relase : 2019-12-02
  • ISBN : 9783110646122

The Emergence of Multiple-Text Manuscripts Book Review:

The universal practice of selecting and excerpting, summarizing and canonizing, arranging and organizing texts and visual signs, either in carefully dedicated types of manuscripts or not, is common to all manuscript cultures. Determined by intellectual or practical needs, this process is never neutral in itself. The resulting proximity and juxtaposition of previously distant contents, challenge previous knowledge and trigger further developments. With a vast selection of highly representative case studies – from India, Islamic Asia and Spain to Ethiopian cultures, from Ancient Christian to Coptic, and Medieval European domains – this volume deals with manuscripts planned or growing and resulting in time to comprise ‘more than one’. Whatever their contents – the natural world and related recipes, astronomical tables or personal notes, documentary, religious and even highly revered holy texts – codicological and textual features of these manuscripts reveal how similar needs received different answers in varying contexts and times.

Art in the Anthropocene

Art in the Anthropocene
  • Author : Etienne Turpin,Dr Heather Davis
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2015-06-11
  • ISBN : 1785420054

Art in the Anthropocene Book Review:

Taking as its premise that the proposed epoch of the Anthropocene is necessarily an aesthetic event, this collection explores the relationship between contemporary art and knowledge production in an era of ecological crisis. Art in the Anthropocene brings together a multitude of disciplinary conversations, drawing together artists, curators, scientists, theorists and activists to address the geological reformation of the human species. With contributions by Amy Balkin, Ursula Biemann, Amanda Boetzkes, Lindsay Bremner, Joshua Clover & Juliana Spahr, Heather Davis, Sara Dean, Elizabeth Ellsworth & Jamie Kruse (smudge studio), Irmgard Emmelhainz, Anselm Franke, Peter Galison, Fabien Giraud, & Ida Soulard, Laurent Gutierrez & Valerie Portefaix (MAP Office), Terike Haapoja & Laura Gustafsson, Laura Hall, Ilana Halperin, Donna Haraway & Martha Kenney, Ho Tzu Nyen, Bruno Latour, Jeffrey Malecki, Mary Mattingly, Mixrice (Cho Jieun & Yang Chulmo), Natasha Myers, Jean-Luc Nancy & John Paul Ricco, Vincent Normand, Richard Pell & Emily Kutil, Tomas Saraceno, Sasha Engelmann & Bronislaw Szerszynski, Ada Smailbegovic, Karolina Sobecka, Richard Streitmatter-Tran & Vi Le, Anna-Sophie Springer, Sylvere Lotringer, Peter Sloterdijk, Zoe Todd, Etienne Turpin, Pinar Yoldas, and Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Oliver Kellhammer & Marina Zurkow. This book is also available as an open access publication through the Open Humanities Press: http: //openhumanitiespress.org/art-in-the-anthropocene.html"

History in the United States, 1800-1860

History in the United States, 1800-1860
  • Author : George H. Callcott
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2019-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781421431048

History in the United States, 1800-1860 Book Review:

Callcott demonstrates, however, that when basic historical assumptions were challenged by controversy, the entire edifice collapsed.

THE CENTURY

THE CENTURY
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 982
  • Relase : 1883
  • ISBN : OXFORD:555032317

THE CENTURY Book Review:

Ambiguous Citizenship in an Age of Global Migration

Ambiguous Citizenship in an Age of Global Migration
  • Author : Aoileann Ni Mhurchu
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 2014-07-15
  • ISBN : 9780748692781

Ambiguous Citizenship in an Age of Global Migration Book Review:

Citizenship is widely understood in binary statist terms: inclusion/exclusion, past/present, with the emphasis on how globalization brings such binaries into focus and exacerbates them. This book highlights the limitations of these positions and of current debate, and explores the possibility that citizenship is being reconfigured in contemporary political life beyond binary state oriented categories.

The Origins of Order

The Origins of Order
  • Author : Stuart A. Kauffman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 734
  • Relase : 1993-06-10
  • ISBN : 0199826676

The Origins of Order Book Review:

Stuart Kauffman here presents a brilliant new paradigm for evolutionary biology, one that extends the basic concepts of Darwinian evolution to accommodate recent findings and perspectives from the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics. The book drives to the heart of the exciting debate on the origins of life and maintenance of order in complex biological systems. It focuses on the concept of self-organization: the spontaneous emergence of order that is widely observed throughout nature Kauffman argues that self-organization plays an important role in the Darwinian process of natural selection. Yet until now no systematic effort has been made to incorporate the concept of self-organization into evolutionary theory. The construction requirements which permit complex systems to adapt are poorly understood, as is the extent to which selection itself can yield systems able to adapt more successfully. This book explores these themes. It shows how complex systems, contrary to expectations, can spontaneously exhibit stunning degrees of order, and how this order, in turn, is essential for understanding the emergence and development of life on Earth. Topics include the new biotechnology of applied molecular evolution, with its important implications for developing new drugs and vaccines; the balance between order and chaos observed in many naturally occurring systems; new insights concerning the predictive power of statistical mechanics in biology; and other major issues. Indeed, the approaches investigated here may prove to be the new center around which biological science itself will evolve. The work is written for all those interested in the cutting edge of research in the life sciences.

The Value of the Humanities

The Value of the Humanities
  • Author : Helen Small
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2013-10-04
  • ISBN : 9780191506796

The Value of the Humanities Book Review:

The Value of the Humanities provides a critical account of the principal arguments used to defend the value of the Humanities. The claims considered are: that the Humanities study the meaning-making practices of culture, and bring to their work a distinctive understanding of what constitutes knowledge and understanding; that, though useful to society in many ways, they remain laudably at odds with, or at a remove from, instrumental use value; that they contribute to human happiness; that they are a force for democracy; and that they are a good in themselves, to be valued 'for their own sake'. Engaging closely with contemporary literary and philosophical work in the field from the UK and US, Helen Small distinguishes between arguments that retain strong Victorian roots (Mill on happiness; Arnold on use value) and those that have developed or been substantially altered since. Unlike many works in this field, The Value of the Humanities is not a polemic or a manifesto. Its purpose is to explore the grounds for each argument, and to test its validity for the present day. Tough-minded, alert to changing historical conditions for argument and changing styles of rhetoric, it promises to sharpen the terms of the public debate.

Command and Persuade

Command and Persuade
  • Author : Peter Baldwin
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 475
  • Relase : 2021-10-05
  • ISBN : 9780262361491

Command and Persuade Book Review:

Why, when we have been largely socialized into good behavior, are there more laws that govern our behavior than ever before? Voted one of the best law books of 2021 by the UK Times. Levels of violent crime have been in a steady decline for centuries--for millennia, even. Over the past five hundred years, homicide rates have decreased a hundred-fold. We live in a time that is more orderly and peaceful than ever before in human history. Why, then, does fear of crime dominate modern politics? Why, when we have been largely socialized into good behavior, are there more laws that govern our behavior than ever before? In Command and Persuade, Peter Baldwin examines the evolution of the state's role in crime and punishment over three thousand years. Baldwin explains that the involvement of the state in law enforcement and crime prevention is relatively recent. In ancient Greece, those struck by lightning were assumed to have been punished by Zeus. In the Hebrew Bible, God was judge, jury, and prosecutor when Cain killed Abel. As the state’s power as lawgiver grew, more laws governed behavior than ever before; the sum total of prohibited behavior has grown continuously. At the same time, as family, community, and church exerted their influences, we have become better behaved and more law-abiding. Even as the state stands as the socializer of last resort, it also defines through law the terrain on which we are schooled into acceptable behavior.