The Nature of Things

The Nature of Things
  • Author : Anthony M. Quinton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 402
  • Relase : 2019-03-07
  • ISBN : 9780429514241

The Nature of Things Book Review:

Originally published in 1973. In this systematic treatise, Anthony Quinton examines the concept of substance, a philosophical refinement of the everyday notion of a thing. Four distinct, but not unconnected, problems about substance are identified: what accounts for the individuality of a thing; what confers identity on a thing; what is the relation between a thing and its appearances; and what kind of thing is fundamental, in the sense that its existence is logically independent of that of any other kind of thing? In Part 1, the first two problems are discussed, while in Part 2, the third and fourth are considered. Part 3 examines four kinds of thing that have been commonly held to be in some way non-material: abstract entities; the un-observable entities of scientific theory; minds and their states; and, finally, values. The author argues that theoretical entities and mental states are, in fact, material. He gives a linguistic account of universals and necessary truths and advances a naturalistic theory of value.

The Nature of Fragile Things

The Nature of Fragile Things
  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2021-02-02
  • ISBN : 9780451492203

The Nature of Fragile Things Book Review:

April 18, 1906: A massive earthquake rocks San Francisco just before daybreak, igniting a devouring inferno. Lives are lost, lives are shattered, but some rise from the ashes forever changed. Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about. San Francisco widower Martin Hocking proves to be as aloof as he is mesmerizingly handsome. Sophie quickly develops deep affection for Kat, Martin's silent five-year-old daughter, but Martin's odd behavior leaves her with the uneasy feeling that something about her newfound situation isn't right. Then one early-spring evening, a stranger at the door sets in motion a transforming chain of events. Sophie discovers hidden ties to two other women. The first, pretty and pregnant, is standing on her doorstep. The second is hundreds of miles away in the American Southwest, grieving the loss of everything she once loved. The fates of these three women intertwine on the eve of the devastating earthquake, thrusting them onto a perilous journey that will test their resiliency and resolve and, ultimately, their belief that love can overcome fear. From the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War and As Bright as Heaven comes a gripping novel about the bonds of friendship and mother love, and the power of female solidarity.

In the Nature of Things

In the Nature of Things
  • Author : Jane Bennett,William Chaloupka
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Pages : 275
  • Relase : 1993
  • ISBN : 0816623074

In the Nature of Things Book Review:

Annotation. Informed by recent developments in literary criticism and social theory, this book addresses the presumption that nature exists independent of culture and, in particular, of language.

The Integral Nature of Things

The Integral Nature of Things
  • Author : Lata Mani
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2020-11-30
  • ISBN : 9781000084498

The Integral Nature of Things Book Review:

The world is an interdependent whole of which everything is an integral, complexly related, part. Yet current ways of thinking, and being, persistently separate social phenomena and the individual self from the multiple dimensions with which they are interconnected. The Integral Nature of Things examines this revealing paradox and its consequences in a variety of sites: everyday language, labour, advertising, technology, post-structuralist theory, political rhetoric, urban planning, sex, neoliberal globalisation. Mani demonstrates how even though the interrelations between things are obscured by the ruling paradigm, the facts of relationality and indivisibility continually assert themselves. The book interweaves prose with poetry and sociocultural analysis with observational accounts to offer an alternative framework for addressing aspects of the cognitive, cultural, political, and ethical crisis we face today.

The Brain's Way of Healing

The Brain's Way of Healing
  • Author : Norman Doidge
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2015-01-27
  • ISBN : 9780698191433

The Brain's Way of Healing Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The New York Times–bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself presents astounding advances in the treatment of brain injury and illness. Now in an updated and expanded paperback edition. Winner of the 2015 Gold Nautilus Book Award in Science & Cosmology In his groundbreaking work The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge introduced readers to neuroplasticity—the brain’s ability to change its own structure and function in response to activity and mental experience. Now his revolutionary new book shows how the amazing process of neuroplastic healing really works. The Brain’s Way of Healing describes natural, noninvasive avenues into the brain provided by the energy around us—in light, sound, vibration, and movement—that can awaken the brain’s own healing capacities without producing unpleasant side effects. Doidge explores cases where patients alleviated chronic pain; recovered from debilitating strokes, brain injuries, and learning disorders; overcame attention deficit and learning disorders; and found relief from symptoms of autism, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and cerebral palsy. And we learn how to vastly reduce the risk of dementia, with simple approaches anyone can use. For centuries it was believed that the brain’s complexity prevented recovery from damage or disease. The Brain’s Way of Healing shows that this very sophistication is the source of a unique kind of healing. As he did so lucidly in The Brain That Changes Itself, Doidge uses stories to present cutting-edge science with practical real-world applications, and principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain’s performance and health.

The Victorians and Ancient Greece

The Victorians and Ancient Greece
  • Author : Richard Jenkyns
  • Publisher : Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 386
  • Relase : 1980
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106005250565

The Victorians and Ancient Greece Book Review:

Focuses on Victorian culture, assessing the immense influence the ancient Greeks had on British classical education, the images and themes of George Eliot's writings, Christian sensibility, decorative arts, and English playing fields during the nineteenth

Virgil on the Nature of Things

Virgil on the Nature of Things
  • Author : Monica R. Gale
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2000-11-09
  • ISBN : 9781139428477

Virgil on the Nature of Things Book Review:

The Georgics has for many years been a source of fierce controversy among scholars of Latin literature. Is the work optimistic or pessimistic, pro- or anti-Augustan? Should we read it as a eulogy or a bitter critique of Rome and her imperial ambitions? This book suggests that the ambiguity of the poem is the product of a complex and thorough-going engagement with earlier writers in the didactic tradition: Hesiod, Aratus and - above all - Lucretius. Drawing on both traditional, philological approaches to allusion, and modern theories of intertextuality, it shows how the world-views of the earlier poets are subjected to scrutiny and brought into conflict with each other. Detailed consideration of verbal parallels and of Lucretian themes, imagery and structural patterns in the Georgics forms the basis for a reading of Virgil's poem as an extended meditation on the relations between the individual and society, the gods and the natural environment.

Concerning the Nature of Things

Concerning the Nature of Things
  • Author : William Bragg
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 2004-01-01
  • ISBN : 0486495744

Concerning the Nature of Things Book Review:

Developed from a Nobel Laureate's popular lectures at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, this easy-to-understand book explains the nature of atoms, metal, gases, diamonds, ice, crystals, liquids, and other aspects of science. It illuminates many topics that are seldom explained, defining them in simple terms. 138 illustrations. 1925 edition.

Lucretius On the Nature of Things

Lucretius On the Nature of Things
  • Author : Titus Lucretius Carus
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 1851
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HN3QT7

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The Nature of Things

The Nature of Things
  • Author : Rex Alphin
  • Publisher : Brandylane Publishers Inc
  • Pages : 173
  • Relase : 2010-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781883911898

The Nature of Things Book Review:

In over eighty original essays, Rex Alphin presents us with a folksy, contemplative view of the beauty and wonderment of everyday life in the rural South. In these brief, introspective essays about his life as a farmer in Isle of Wight, Virginia, Alphin captures the simple moments of country life with the candor, grace and old-fashioned wit of a master storyteller. He writes about the rich experience of being connected to the land, about the joy and beauty of the seasons, and about the importance of the small but profound moments in life overlooked by so many. Watching a rain gauge fill after weeks of drought, digging peanuts, listening to old folks tell their stories, or remembering what it was like to fall in love the first time, Alphin discovers and shares those moments and the valuable lessons that come with them, reminding us of how astonishing life can be when we just pay attention. Underneath his descriptions of the death of a mule, the miracle of a kernel of corn growing eight feet tall, and teaching us the mysteries and beauty of farm life, we eavesdrop on a writer who, with the eagerness of a child, knows how to appreciate the power of simple things. The Nature of Things: Stories from the Land offers a singular perspective that will remind you to pause, remember, and appreciate life and the world's blessings.

On the Nature of Things

On the Nature of Things
  • Author : Titus Lucretius Carus,William Ellery Leonard
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 236
  • Relase : 2004-01-01
  • ISBN : 048643446X

On the Nature of Things Book Review:

The Roman philosopher's didactic poem in 6 parts, De Rerum Natura — On the Nature of Things — theorizes that natural causes are the forces behind earthly phenomena and dismisses divine intervention. Derived from the philosophical materialism of the Greeks, Lucretius' work remains the primary source for contemporary knowledge of Epicurean thought.

Esther the Wonder Pig

Esther the Wonder Pig
  • Author : Steve Jenkins,Derek Walter,Caprice Crane
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2016-05-31
  • ISBN : 9781455560776

Esther the Wonder Pig Book Review:

Unlikely pig owners Steve and Derek got a whole lot more than they bargained for when the designer micro piglet they adopted turned out to be a full-sized 600-pound sow! This funny, inspirational story shows how families really do come in all shapes and sizes. In the summer of 2012, Steve Jenkins was contacted by an old friend about adopting a micro piglet. Though he knew his partner Derek wouldn't be enthusiastic, he agreed to take the adorable little pig anyway, thinking he could care for her himself. Little did he know, that decision would change his and Derek's lives forever. It turned out there was nothing "micro" about Esther, and Steve and Derek had actually signed on to raise a full-sized commercial pig. Within three years, Tiny Esther grew to a whopping 600 pounds. After some real growing pains and a lot of pig-sized messes, it became clear that Esther needed much more space, so Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: they bought a farm and opened the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. Funny, heartwarming, and utterly charming, Esther the Wonder Pig follows Steve and Derek's adventure--from reluctant pig parents to farm-owning advocates for animals. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

The Skin We're In

The Skin We're In
  • Author : Desmond Cole
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2020-01-09
  • ISBN : 9780385686341

The Skin We're In Book Review:

In May 2015, the cover story of Toronto Life magazine shook Canada's largest city to its core. Desmond Cole's "The Skin I'm In" exposed the racist practices of the Toronto police force, detailing the dozens of times Cole had been stopped and interrogated under the controversial practice of carding. The story quickly came to national prominence, went on to win a number of National Magazine Awards and catapulted its author into the public sphere. Cole used his newfound profile to draw insistent, unyielding attention to the injustices faced by Black Canadians on a daily basis- the devastating effects of racist policing; the hopelessness produced by an education system that expects little of its black students and withholds from them the resources they need to succeed more fully; the heartbreak of those vulnerable before the child welfare system and those separated from their families by discriminatory immigration laws. Both Cole's activism and journalism find vibrant expression in his first book, The Skin We're In. Puncturing once and for all the bubble of Canadian smugness and naive assumptions of a post-racial nation, Cole chronicles just one year-2017-in the struggle against racism in this country. It was a year that saw calls for tighter borders when African refugees braved frigid temperatures to cross into Manitoba from the States, racial epithets used by a school board trustee, a six-year-old girl handcuffed at school. It was also a year of solidarity between Indigenous people and people of colour in Canada, a commitment forged in response to sesquicentennial celebrations that ignored the impact of violent conquest and genocide. The year also witnessed the profound personal and professional ramifications of Desmond Cole's unwavering determination to combat injustice. In April, Cole disrupted a Toronto police board meeting by calling for the destruction of all data collected through carding. Following the protest, Cole, a columnist with the Toronto Star, was summoned to a meeting with the paper's opinions editor and was informed that his activism violated company policy. Rather than limit his efforts defending Black lives, Cole chose to sever his relationship with the publication. Then in July, at another TPS meeting, Cole challenged the board publicly, addressing rumours of a police cover-up of the beating of Dafonte Miller by an off-duty police officer and his brother. A beating so brutal that Miller lost one of his eyes, and that went uninvestigated for four months. When Cole refused to leave the meeting until the question was publicly addressed, he was arrested. The image of Cole walking, handcuffed and flanked by officers, out of the meeting fortified the distrust between the city's Black community and its police force. (A trespassing charge against Cole will be challenged in the new year as a violation of his right to freedom of expression.) In a month-by-month chronicle, Cole locates the deep cultural, historical and political roots of each event so that what emerges is a personal, painful and comprehensive picture of entrenched, systemic inequality. Urgent, controversial and unsparingly honest, The Skin We're In is destined to become a vital text for anti-racist and social justice movements in Canada, as well as a potent antidote to the all-too-present complacency of many white Canadians.

Francis Ponge and the Nature of Things

Francis Ponge and the Nature of Things
  • Author : Patrick Alan Meadows
  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • Pages : 172
  • Relase : 1997
  • ISBN : 0838753604

Francis Ponge and the Nature of Things Book Review:

One of the most significant French poets of the twentieth century--Francis Ponge--is treated in this study. The fundamental role of atomistic philosophy in Ponge's writings, especially as expressed in Lucretius's De Rerum Natura is discussed. Meadows is the first author to examine Ponge's writings in a book-length study.

The Nature of Things

The Nature of Things
  • Author : William A. Magee
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Pages : 258
  • Relase : 2000-05-02
  • ISBN : 9781559391450

The Nature of Things Book Review:

Nature is a topic in many Indian and Tibetan philosophical texts, although its meaning varies considerably in both Hindu and Buddhist scriptures. The discussion of nature pursued in this book begins with Nagarjuna (first century), founder of the Middle Way School, who refuted a fabricated nature in his Treatise on the Middle. In that seminal text, he puts forth the three basic criteria for nature: it must be something that is non-fabricated, independent, and immutable. This book presents Dzong-ka-ba's discussion of the overly narrow object in his Great Exposition and relates that discussion to Nagarjuna's verses in Treatise on the Middle. When combined with an understanding of an overly broad object to be negated, this topic brings the Middle Way practitioner to a precise identification of the nonexistent object-of-negation nature as being a thing's establishment by way of its own entity. This book also presents Dzong-ka-ba's more mainstream commentary on the subject in the Ocean of Reasoning sections, which are translated in Part Two. It also describes Dzong-ka-ba's strong reaction to the positive and independent nature asserted by Tibet's greatest synthesist, Dol-bo Shay-rap-gyel-tsen (fourteenth century).

Dignity and Decadence

Dignity and Decadence
  • Author : Richard Jenkyns
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 363
  • Relase : 1992
  • ISBN : UOM:39015025281059

Dignity and Decadence Book Review:

The starting point for Richard Jenkyns's latest work is his contention that the Victorian age, which we think of as the great age of Gothic, was so shot through with the influence of the classical past that we should instead think of Victorian art and architecture as the continuing flow forward of two stylistic streams--the Gothic and the classical, side by side. In advancing his argument Jenkyns turns our accepted notions of the Victorians upside down, presenting Ruskin as an admirer of Greek statuary, the Houses of Parliament as a classical rather than a Gothic composition, and Thomas Woolner, the only sculptor among the original Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, as a neo-Hellenic carver and poet. Jenkyns moves effortlessly between the general and the particular and is refreshingly unafraid to make judgments. Here are some of the best descriptions of Victorian painting, sculpture, and architecture to have appeared in recent years. From the very gradual changes throughout the paintings of Leighton and Alma-Tadema, to the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan, the 'aesthetic scripture' of Pater, and even the advertisements for Beecham's pills, Jenkyns shows how what had been merely eclectic became a distinctive fin-de-siecle style and eventually began to point the way for Modernism. These are grand themes, presented by a masterly guide. Above all Jenkyns is entertaining: Dignity and Decadence is one of the most illuminating and enjoyable books about the Victorians yet to appear.

The Nature of Things

The Nature of Things
  • Author : Jeffrey R. Anderson
  • Publisher : BalboaPress
  • Pages : 110
  • Relase : 2012-04-27
  • ISBN : 1452549796

The Nature of Things Book Review:

We’re all asking the same kinds of questions, with the same goal in mind: How do I fit in? How can I navigate life gracefully? How can my life be more satisfying? How can I experience more love, joy, awe, and wonder? By learning, understanding, and applying the inherent wisdom that we find in the natural world, we can connect with people and with our planet, with our own hearts and souls, and create a life that is not only better for us as individuals, but perhaps together, create a world that works for everyone. “With simplicity and humor Jeff shows how the wisdom of nature can free us, untangle us from the complexity of our ego-driven lives. This is the wisdom of the ordinary for each of us to treasure. Allow these clear and profound teachings to awaken you, so that you can glimpse the divine that is within you and all around.” —Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee , Ph.D., Sufi teacher and author “ ...like a friendly sharing across a backyard fence or an informal exchange of insights across a cup of coffee, Jeff Anderson has written...about the times we live in, the challenges we face, and the kind of life and consciousness that may help us not just survive but prosper." —David Spangler, author of Apprenticed to Spirit and Facing the Future “A thought-provoking, humorous and touching collection of truly helpful ideas.” —Dr. Edward Viljoen, author of Practice the Presence and Spirit Is Calling

The Nature of Things (Illustrated)

The Nature of Things (Illustrated)
  • Author : Titus Lucretius Carus
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-02-17
  • ISBN : PKEY:SMP2300000062588

The Nature of Things (Illustrated) Book Review:

On the Nature of Things is a first-century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius (c. 99 BC – c. 55 BC). The poem explores Epicurean physics through poetic language and metaphors. Namely, Lucretius explores the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul; explanations of sensation and thought; the development of the world and its phenomena; and explains a variety of celestial and terrestrial phenomena. The universe described in the poem operates according to these physical principles, guided by fortuna ("chance"), and not the divine intervention of the traditional Roman deities.

On the Nature of Things

On the Nature of Things
  • Author : Lucretius
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2015-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781585104963

On the Nature of Things Book Review:

This text is a translation of Lucretius’ poem which adheres faithfully to the text, yet with poetic force, accuracy, and humanitas and includes introduction, notes, and a glossary of philosophical terms cross-referenced to use throughout the poem.

Of the Nature of Things

Of the Nature of Things
  • Author : Titus Lucretius Carus
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1714
  • ISBN : OXFORD:400068221

Of the Nature of Things Book Review: