Category: Essays

Being Fruitful Without Multiplying: Stories and Essays from by Patricia Yvette, Renee Ann, Janice Lynne

By Patricia Yvette, Renee Ann, Janice Lynne

Childfree and childless are the labels society supplies to ladies who don't endure kids, as a result of selection or genetics. This anthology started as a way for 3 shut kin from various generations to envision the existence occasions that ended in their now not having childrens. Their voices have been then joined via these of over 60 girls and some males from many alternative nations, cultures and source of revenue teams.

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The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought by Marilynne Robinson

By Marilynne Robinson

During this award-winning assortment, the bestselling writer of Gilead deals us alternative ways of wondering heritage, faith, and society. no matter if rescuing "Calvinism" and its author Jean Cauvin from the repressive "puritan" stereotype, or contemplating how the McGuffey readers have been encouraged via Midwestern abolitionists, or the divide among the Bible and Darwinism, Marilynne Robinson again and again sends her reader again to the first texts which are vital to the improvement of yankee tradition yet little learn or stated today.

A passionate and provocative get together of principles, the previous arts of civilization, and life's secret, The dying of Adam is, within the phrases of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., "a grand, sweeping, blazing, remarkable, life-changing book."

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Index Numbers: Essays in Honour of Sten Malmquist by Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, R. Robert Russell

By Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, R. Robert Russell

Professor Sten Malmquist developed the Malmquist volume index and in doing so constructed a distance functionality outlined on a intake area. This functionality is the shopper analog to the Shephard enter distance functionality of manufacturers and is utilized in ratio shape to outline the volume index. This quantity includes new contributions in response to Malmquist's paintings approximately 50 years in the past and gives smooth views at the price of this research.

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The Informed Air: Essays by Muriel Spark

By Muriel Spark

A phenomenal essayist, the inimitable Muriel Spark addresses right here the writing existence; love; cats; favourite writers (T. S. Eliot, Robert Burns, the Brontës, Mary Shelley); Piero della Francesca; lifestyles in wartime London and in glamorous “Hollywood-on-the-Tiber;” Nineteen Sixties Rome; religion; and events (on her first New Year’s Eve, as a child sipping her mother’s sherry: “I consistently enjoyed a party”).
Spark’s scope is fantastic, and her extraordinary, glancing insights are detailed and unforgettable. From the mysteries of Job’s sufferings, she glides to Dame Edith Sitwell’s cocktail recommendation approximately find out how to deal with a foul writer, and directly to the thrill of luck.

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Facets of Eros: Phenomenological Essays by Enzo Paci (auth.), F. J. Smith, Erling Eng (eds.)

By Enzo Paci (auth.), F. J. Smith, Erling Eng (eds.)

In an age that is supposedly experiencing a sexual revolution, a quantity of considerate essays on eros is not just now not misplaced yet possibly is a favorable contribution to the knowledge of contempor­ ary guy. It used to be the conviction of the editors that the clinical view of sexuality, as promoted in such worthwhile reports as these carried out by way of Masters and Johnson, wanted significant complement and consistent with­ spective. the viewpoint is right here offered through writers from either Europe and the United States, authors from a variety of fields, resembling philosophy, psychology, or even musicology, all of whom are united, in that their method of the matter of eros is phenomenologically orientated. first and foremost it will possibly good appear unusual that musicology may have a lot to claim approximately eros. it really is actual, musicology has been the "science" of tune, no less than in rationale. but in a bigger view of the self-discipline, philo­ sophical and aesthetic difficulties also are very important to it, and this relatively if we accept as true with Enzo Paci, that our very tradition is dependent upon eros. without doubt musical tradition, as mentioned by means of Kierkegaard, is the embodiment of what western civilization has often called sensuality; and Mozart's Don Giovanni is its incarnation. at the floor it truly is more uncomplicated for us to know the paintings of the thinker during this sector; and, after all, one expects the psychologist to accommodate sexuality extra explicitly than someone else.

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Forbidden Knowledge: And Other Essays on the Philosophy of by Nicholas Rescher (auth.)

By Nicholas Rescher (auth.)

This quantity collects jointly 11 essays in epistemology, written up to now 3 years. they're generally unpublished, simply 4 of them having seemed formerly (numbers , 3, 4 and eleven). special acknowledgement of previous ebook is made within the notes to the suitable chapters. i'm indebted to the editors of the different guides concerned for his or her type permission to take advantage of this fabric. and i'm relatively thankful to my good friend, Professor Mario Bunge, for his curiosity in my paintings and for his willingness to incorporate this pattern of it in his 'Episteme' sequence. NICHOLAS RESCHER Pittsburgh, PA December, 1986 xi creation The philosophy of data covers an unlimited and vastly varied terrain. inside of this vast sector, the essays that include the current publication deal in particular with the subsequent concerns: 1. the ethical size of inquiry - specifically, medical inquiry into the methods of the area (Chapter 1) 2. The epistemic prestige of such cognitive 'values' of inquiry as - coherence (Chapter 2) - consistency (Chapter three) - completeness (Chapter four) three. The cognitive bearing of probabilistic issues (Chapters five and six) four. The epistemic prestige of sure excellent desiderata of cognition, corresponding to - totality (Chapter 7) - precision (Chapter eight) - exactness (Chapter nine) 5.

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The David Foster Wallace Reader by David Foster Wallace

By David Foster Wallace

The place do you start with a author as unique and fabulous as David Foster Wallace? Here—with a delicately thought of number of his amazing physique of labor, selected by means of a number of nice writers, critics, and people who labored with him so much heavily. This quantity offers his so much miraculous, funniest, and so much heartbreaking work—essays like his well-known cruise-ship piece, "A Supposedly enjoyable factor I'll by no means Do Again," excerpts from his novels The Broom of the method, endless Jest, and The light King, and mythical tales like "The Depressed Person."
Wallace's explorations of morality, self-consciousness, habit, activities, love, and the numerous different topics that occupied him are represented the following in either fiction and nonfiction. accumulated for the 1st time are Wallace's first released tale, "The View from Planet Trillaphon as noticeable in terms of the undesirable Thing" and a variety of his paintings as a writing teacher, together with analyzing lists, grammar courses, and basic guidance for his students.
A dozen writers and critics, together with Hari Kunzru, Anne Fadiman, and Nam Le, upload afterwords to favourite items, increasing our appreciation of the original pleasures of Wallace's writing. the result's an stunning quantity that exhibits the breadth and variety of "one of America's so much bold and gifted writers" (Los Angeles occasions booklet Review) whose paintings was once packed with humor, perception, and sweetness.

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Deleuze's Way: Essays in Transverse Ethics and Aesthetics by Ronald Bogue

By Ronald Bogue

Addressing the basic query of the connection among ethics and aesthetics in Deleuze's philosophy, this e-book offers transparent symptoms of the sensible implications of Deleuze's method of the humanities via targeted research of the moral size of creative job in literature, track, and film.Bogue examines Deleuze's "transverse approach" of interrelating the moral and the classy, the transverse approach being either a method of idea and a convention of residing. one of the matters tested are these of the connection of tune to literature, the political vocation of the humanities, violence in well known tune, the ethics and aesthetics of schooling, using tune and sound in movie, the function of the visible in literary invention, the functionality of the humanities in move cultural interactions, and the way forward for Deleuzian research as a way of forming an open, reciprocally self-constituting, transcultural worldwide tradition.

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The New York Times Book of Mathematics: More Than 100 Years by Gina Kolata

By Gina Kolata

From the data of the world's most famed newspaper comes a suite of its absolute best writing on arithmetic. substantial and informative, The big apple occasions booklet of Mathematics gathers greater than a hundred and ten articles written from 1892 to 2010 that hide statistics, coincidences, chaos conception, recognized difficulties, cryptography, desktops, and lots of different issues. Edited by means of Pulitzer Prize finalist and senior Times author Gina Kolata, and that includes well known members similar to James Gleick, William L. Laurence, Malcolm W. Browne, George Johnson, and John Markoff, it's a must have for any math and technological know-how fanatic!

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