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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy New Edition

Ted Honderich, "The Oxford Companion to Philosophy New Edition"
English | 2005 | ISBN: 0199264791 | 1076 pages | EPUB | 13 MB

Offering clear and reliable guidance to the ideas of philosophers from antiquity to the present day and to the major philosophical systems around the globe, The Oxford Companion to Philosophy is the definitive philosophical reference work for readers at all levels. For ten years the original volume has served as a stimulating introduction for general readers and as an indispensable guide for students and scholars. A distinguished international assembly of 249 philosophers contributed almost 2,000 entries, and many of these have now been considerably revised and updated in this major new edition; to these are added over 300 brand-new pieces on a fascinating range of current topics such as animal consciousness, cloning, corporate responsibility, the family, globalization, terrorism .
Here is, indeed, a world of thought, with entries on idealism and empiricism, epicureanism and stoicism, passion and emotion, deism and pantheism. The contributors represent a veritable who’s who of modern philosophy, including such eminent figures as Isaiah Berlin, Sissela Bok, Ronald Dworkin, John Searle, Michael Walzer, and W. V. Quine. We meet the great thinkers-from Aristotle and Plato, to Augustine and Aquinas, to Descartes and Kant, to Nietzsche and Schopenhauer, right up to contemporary thinkers such as Richard Rorty, Jacques Derrida, Luce Iragaray, and Noam Chomsky. There are short entries on key concepts such as personal identity and the mind-body problem, major doctrines from utilitarianism to Marxism, schools of thought such as the Heidelberg School or the Vienna Circle, and contentious public issues such as abortion, capital punishment, and welfare. In addition, the book offers short explanations of philosophical terms (qualia, supervenience, iff), puzzles (the Achilles paradox, the prisoner’s dilemma), and curiosities (the philosopher’s stone, slime). Almost every entry is accompanied by suggestions for further reading, and the book includes both a chronological chart of the history of philosophy and a gallery of portraits of eighty eminent philosophers.
An indispensable guide and a constant source of stimulation and enlightenment, The Oxford Companion to Philosophy will appeal to everyone interested in abstract thought, the eternal questions, and the foundations of human understanding.

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The Other Side of the Moon The Life of David Niven

The Other Side of the Moon: The Life of David Niven by Sheridan Morley
English | September 5th, 2016 | ASIN: B01KU37P4U, ISBN: 1911413635, 0060154705 | 316 pages | AZW3 | 0.56 MB
Sheridan Morley wrote this biography of the consummate on-screen English gentleman after speaking to over 150 of Niven’s friends and colleagues (only Rex Harrison refused). The result is a picture which both supports and contradicts the charming vagabond persona depicted in Niven’s own bestselling memoirs.

While millions throughout his life were enchanted by Niven’s happy-go-lucky charisma and world-class anecdotage, he was in many respects a private figure, haunted by a fear of failure, and a victim of several key tragedies in his personal life. Morley’s biography is a warm, appreciative but perceptive account which captures both sides of one of Hollywood’s most enduringly lovable figures.

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The Other Side of Desire Lacan’s Theory of the Registers

Tamise Van Pelt, "The Other Side of Desire: Lacan’s Theory of the Registers"
2000 | pages: 217 | ISBN: 0791444759 | DJVU | 2,1 mb

The other Side of Desire puts Jacques Lacan’s theoretical constructs to work on texts as varied as Plato’s Symposium, Hamlet, Tootsie, and the journals of Sylvia Plath, making the techniques of Lacanian analysis accessible to a wide variety of readers. Moving from oppositional readings of Lacan himself, through Lacan’s search for an alternative to oppositionality, to his solution in the theory of the registers, Van Pelt rereads Lacan’s most significant essays on aggressivity, the mirror stage, the subversion of the subject, and the signification of the phallus, making explicit the reading practices implicit in Lacan’s first seven Seminars and his Ecrits. Throughout, Van Pelt demonstrates Lacanian theory’s pivotal role in the intellectual transition from the poststructuralism of the mid-twentieth century to the post-humanism of the twenty-first.

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The Organizational Learning Cycle How We Can Learn Collectively, 2nd Edition

Nancy M. Dixon, "The Organizational Learning Cycle: How We Can Learn Collectively, 2nd Edition"
English | 1999 | ISBN: 0566080583 | 264 pages | EPUB | 3.2 MB

The Organizational Learning Cycle was the first book to provide the theory that underpins organizational learning. Its sophisticated approach enabled readers to not only understand how, but more importantly why, organizations are able to learn. This new edition takes the original concepts and theories and shows how they might, and are, being put into action. With five new or completely revised chapters, Nancy Dixon describes the kind of infrastructure organizations need to put in place; there are examples of knowledge databases, whole systems in the room processes and after-action reviews originating from organizations that are making real progress with these ideas. A clearer relationship between organizational learning and more participative forms of organizational governance is drawn, along with responsibilities that employees need to take on to enable, and partake in, collective learning. With new case material from BP, the US Army, Ernst and Young, and the Bank of Montreal, for example, this book shows how you can make use of the collective reasoning, intelligence and knowledge of the organization and channel it into its ongoing and future development.

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The Ontological Turn An Anthropological Exposition (New Departures in Anthropology)

The Ontological Turn: An Anthropological Exposition (New Departures in Anthropology) by Martin Holbraad, Morten Axel Pedersen
2017 | ISBN: 1107503949, 1107103886 | English | 352 pages | PDF | 2 MB

A new and often controversial theoretical orientation that resonates strongly with wider developments in contemporary philosophy and social theory, the so-called ‘ontological turn’ is receiving a great deal of attention in anthropology and cognate disciplines at present. This book provides the first anthropological exposition of this recent intellectual development. It traces the roots of the ontological turn in the history of anthropology and elucidates its emergence as a distinct theoretical orientation over the past few decades, showing how it has emerged in the work of Roy Wagner, Marilyn Strathern and Viveiros de Castro, as well a number of younger scholars. Distinguishing this trajectory of thinking from related attempts to put questions of ontology at the heart of anthropological research, the book articulates critically the key methodological and theoretical tenets of the ontological turn, its prime epistemological and political implications, and locates it in the broader intellectual landscape of contemporary social theory.

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The Oligarch Rewriting Machiavelli’s The Prince for Our Time

The Oligarch: Rewriting Machiavelli’s The Prince for Our Time By James Sherry
English | PDF | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 166 Pages | ISBN : 3319621688 | 1.43 MB
This book uses the structure of Machiavelli’s The Prince to show how governance has changed over the last 500 years. If Machiavelli focuses on power concentrated in the hands of the republic or principalities, The Oligarch looks at how states and companies today function as oligarchies. Rather than dealing with the form of government, it addresses the operations and networks of governance for both states and corporations as a single set of common processes.

This book uses the structure of Machiavelli’s The Prince to show how governance has changed over the last 500 years. If Machiavelli focuses on power concentrated in the hands of the republic or principalities, The Oligarch looks at how states and companies today function as oligarchies. Rather than dealing with the form of government, it addresses the operations and networks of governance for both states and corporations as a single set of common processes.
The author links politics, ecology and literature, by using the literary device of appropriation to raise awareness of ecology and the overreach of powerful people, offering both wielders and critics of power a common ground based on how people in power actually conduct themselves.

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The Office of Strategic Services and Italian Americans The Untold History (Italian and Italian Ameri…

The Office of Strategic Services and Italian Americans: The Untold History (Italian and Italian American Studies) by Salvatore J. LaGumina
English | 5 Oct. 2016 | ISBN: 331933333X | 196 Pages | PDF | 1.8 MB
This book explores the contributions of Italian Americans employed by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. Italian Americans fluent in Italian language and customs became integral parts of intelligence operations working behind enemy lines.

This book explores the contributions of Italian Americans employed by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. Italian Americans fluent in Italian language and customs became integral parts of intelligence operations working behind enemy lines. These units obtained priceless military information that significantly helped defeat the Axis. They parachuted into frozen mountains tops to link up with Italian guerilla units in northern Italy or hovered in small patrol torpedo boats and row boats across the Mediterranean Sea in pitch black darkness to destroy railroad junctions.

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The NYC Kitchen Cookbook

Tracey Ceurvels, "The NYC Kitchen Cookbook: 150 Recipes Inspired by the Specialty Food Shops, Spice Stores, and Markets of New York City"
English | ISBN: 1510721126 | 2017 | EPUB | 216 pages | 32 MB

Satiate your sense of wanderlust and take an edible journey around New York City with food and travel journalist Tracey Ceurvels. In The NYC Kitchen Cookbook, Tracey shares her tasty adventures with foodie fans nationwide and explains how to use the flavorful ingredients found in NYC to make simple yet sensational meals for any occasion.
The NYC Kitchen Cookbook draws inspiration from food stores and markets that make NYC one of the most diverse and appetizing destinations of the world. Unique ingredients and the NYC shops they’re sourced from are the stars of Tracey’s recipes. But even if NYC shops are miles away, ingredients can also be found in markets nationwide and online, making The NYC Kitchen Cookbook a convenient and diverse recipe guide for every day of the week. NYC-inspired recipes include:
Squash Soup Spiked with Cider
Roasted Red Pepper Dip
Cumin-Roasted Eggplant
Lobster Ravioli with Orange-Tarragon Butter
Wasabi Mashed Potatoes
Earl Grey Panna Cotta
Lychee Rice Pudding
And more!

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The No-Cry Sleep Solution Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night [Audiobook]


The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night [Audiobook] by Elizabeth Pantley
English | May 19th, 2015 | ASIN: B00XAS1UOY, ISBN: 1494562294 | M4B@64 kbps | 7 hrs 33 mins | 205.84 MB
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
There are two schools of thought for encouraging babies to sleep through the night: the hotly debated Ferber technique of letting the baby "cry it out", or the grin-and-bear-it solution of getting up from dusk to dawn as often as necessary. If you don’t believe in letting your baby cry it out, but desperately want to sleep, there is now a third option, presented in Elizabeth Pantley’s sanity-saving audiobook The No-Cry Sleep Solution.

Pantley’s successful solution has been tested and proven effective by scores of mothers and their babies from across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Based on her research, Pantley’s guide provides you with effective strategies to overcoming nap-time and nighttime problems. The No-Cry Sleep Solution offers clearly explained, step-by-step ideas that steer your little ones toward a good night’s sleep – all with no crying.

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