Great Ideas Today

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Leo Strauss and His Legacy

A Bibliography

Author: John Albert Murley

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739106167

Category: Philosophy

Page: 937

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With close to 15,000 entries, this bibliography is the most comprehensive guide to published writing in the tradition of Leo Strauss, who lived from 1899 to 1973 and was one of the most influential political philosophers of the twentieth century. John A. Murley provides Strauss's own complete bibliography and identifies the work of hundreds of Strauss's students and their students' students. Leo Strauss and His Legacy charts the path of influence of a beloved teacher and mentor, a deep and lasting heritage that permeates the classroom of the twenty-first century. Each new generation of students of political philosophy will find this bibliography an indispensable resource.

S Chandrasekhar: The Man Behind the Legend

Author: Kameshwar C Wali

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1783262648

Category: Science

Page: 236

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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar — known simply as Chandra throughout the scientific world — has become a legendary figure for his prolific contributions to physics, astrophysics, and applied mathematics. Before his death in 1995, Chandra had forbidden a memorial of the conventional sort, celebrating his life. This book, which contains some thirty articles by his former students, his associates, and his colleagues, is in a sense a memorial volume. It says little about Chandra's great scientific achievements, but shows his human side and the various facets of his brilliant personality, his incredible memory, his wit, and the breadth of his knowledge of art, music, literature, and the humanities in general. The contributors to this highly interesting book are among the few who broke the seemingly forbidden barrier surrounding the very private Chandra and came to know him well in one context or another. They include Lalitha Chandrasekhar, Roger Penrose, Richard H Dalitz, J W Cronin, Robert G Sachs, Abhay Ashtekar, and Robert Wald. Contents:“My Everlasting Flame” (L Chandrasekhar)S Chandrasekhar: A Personal Portrait (A Ashtekar)Exploring General Relativity with Chandra (V Ferrari)Chandrasekhar and the End of Time (R Penrose)Some Memories of Chandra (R M Wald)Chandra in Focus (S Kumar)Reminiscences of Chandra (J W Cronin)Some Personal Recollections of S Chandrasekhar at Chicago and Oxford (R H Dalitz)A Towering Figure: Reminiscences and Reflections (L Mestel)Reminiscences About Chandra (R G Sachs)and other papers Readership: General. Reviews:“Not a biography, this, but an album of verbal portraits of an austere, proud, cultured and deeply humane astrophysicist.”New Scientist “The present effort is a fine one, and I recommend the book with enthusiasm.”Physics World

The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King Jr.

Critical Essays on the Philosopher King

Author: Robert E. Birt

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739165542

Category: Philosophy

Page: 380

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This volume examines the philosophical thought of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and is an assessment of King’s contribution to philosophy—especially ethics, social philosophy and philosophy of religion. It also explores the relevance of King’s thoughts as “liberatory discourse”—insurgent thinking aimed at enabling contemporary social justice.

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676433

Category: History

Page: 416

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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Intellectual Citizenship and the Problem of Incarnation

Author: Peter Eglin

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761859896

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

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This book asks: “what does it mean to be a responsible academic in a ‘northern’ university given the incarnate connections between the university’s operations and suffering elsewhere?” The author challenges himself and the reader to practice intellectual citizenship everywhere from the classroom to the university commons to the street.

Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies 2000

Profiles of Major U. S. Private Enterprises

Author: Hoover's Business Press,Hoover's, Incorporated

Publisher: Hoover's

ISBN: 9781573110587

Category: Big business

Page: 832

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Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies covers 800 nonpublic U.S. enterprises with revenues in excess of $600 million, including large industrial and service corporations like UPS and Goldman Sachs; hospitals and health care organizations such as Blue Cross; charitable and membership organizations including the Ford Foundation; mutual and cooperative organizations such as the United States Postal Service; and major university systems, including The University of Texas Systems. This book features 250 in-depth Hoover's profiles (similar to the one shown on page 2) plus 550 shorter entries (as illustrated below). Company logos are shown for many of the profiled companies. Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies also includes lists of companies ranked by sales and by number of employees, plus Inc.'s list of fastest-growing private companies. It is indexed by headquarters location and industry, and by the people, companies and brand names mentioned in the profiles.

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

ISBN: 1593394926

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 2114

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Britannica Concise Encyclopedia is the perfect resource for information on the people, places, and events of yesterday and today. Students, teachers, and librarians can find fast facts combined with the quality and accuracy that have made Britannica the brand to trust. A tool for both the classroom and the library, no other desk reference can compare.

Edwin Arlington Robinson

A Poet's Life

Author: Scott Donaldson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510993

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 568

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At the time of his death in 1935, Edwin Arlington Robinson was regarded as the leading American poet-the equal of Frost and Stevens. In this biography, Scott Donaldson tells the intriguing story of this poet's life, based in large part on a previously unavailable trove of more than 3,000 personal letters, and recounts his profoundly important role in the development of modern American literature. Born in 1869, the youngest son of a well-to-do family in Gardiner, Maine, Robinson had two brothers: Dean, a doctor who became a drug addict, and Herman, an alcoholic who squandered the family fortune. Robinson never married, but he fell in love as many as three times, most lastingly with the woman who would become his brother Herman's wife. Despite his shyness, Robinson made many close friends, and he repeatedly went out of his way to give them his support and encouragement. Still, it was always poetry that drove him. He regarded writing poems as nothing less than his calling-what he had been put on earth to do. Struggling through long years of poverty and neglect, he achieved a voice and a subject matter all his own. He was the first to write about ordinary people and events-an honest butcher consumed by grief, a miser with "eyes like little dollars in the dark," ancient clerks in a dry goods store measuring out their days like bolts of cloth. In simple yet powerful rhetoric, he explored the interior worlds of the people around him. Robinson was a major poet and a pivotal figure in the course of modern American literature, yet over the years his reputation has declined. With his biography, Donaldson returns this remarkable talent to the pantheon of great American poets and sheds new light on his enduring legacy.

Black looks

Popkultur - Medien - Rassismus

Author: Bell Hooks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783929823141


Page: 253

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Der Gesellschaftsvertrag

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849679365

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

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Der Gesellschaftsvertrag gilt als das Hauptwerk des Philosophen Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Es erschien erstmals 1762 in Amsterdam und wurde daraufhin in Frankreich, den Niederlanden, in Genf und Bern sofort verboten. Das Buch ist ein Schlüsselwerk der Aufklärungsphilosophie und ein großer Wegbereiter moderner Demokratie und Demokratietheorie.

AB Bookman's Weekly

For the Specialist Book World

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England unter den Tudors

Author: W. Busch

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5875128615

Category: History

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Die Vagina-Monologe

Author: Eve Ensler

Publisher: Edition Nautilus

ISBN: 3960540299

Category: Social Science

Page: 100

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Das Buch ist eine kleine, kunstfertige Anregung zur weiblichen Selbsterkenntnis, eine liebevolle Aufforderung an alle Frauen, den eigenen Weg zur Lust zu finden. Gleichzeitig ist es ein entschiedenes Plädoyer gegen sexuelle Gewalt. Alte Damen und Mädchen, Singles, Ehefrauen, Lesben, Professorinnen, Arbeiterinnen, Schauspielerinnen, Prostituierte wurden von der Auto-rin zu ihrer Vagina befragt. Ihre unterschiedlichen Erfahrungen und Ausdrucksweisen geben dem Buch eine lebendige Vielfältigkeit. Witz und Leichtigkeit stehen neben Traurigem und Erschütterndem. Eve Ensler hat einer großen Bandbreite von Gefühlen eine poetische und charmante Form gegeben. Die Vagina-Monologe wurden zwei Jahre lang in einem New Yorker Off-Broadway-Theater gespielt und wurde dann auch in zahlreichen Städten Europas aufgeführt.

Donnergrollen, hör mein Schrei'n


Author: Mildred D. Taylor,Heike Brandt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783407780713

Category: Children's stories, American

Page: 233

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In Mississippi during the Great Depression of the 1930's, the Logans are one of the few black families who own their own land. Nine year old Cassie Logan doesn't understand why her parents attach so much importance to this, any more than she understands the Night Riders-- white men who terrorize her people.

Film Noir

Author: Alain Silver,James Ursini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822822685

Category: USA - Film noir - Geschichte 1940-1960

Page: 191

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Mit "Film Noir" bezeichneten die Filmkritiker einen ganz bestimmten Typus des amerikanischen Kriminal- und Detektivfilms der 40er und 50er-Jahre - die Bilder dieser Filme wurden geprägt durch tiefe Schatten und düstere Kulissen. Die Epigonen dieser Kunstform waren unter anderem Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder und Robert Siodmak. Literarische Vorlagen stammten von Hammett, Chandler & Co.. Das Buch gibt einen ausführlichen Überblick über die wichtigsten Filme dieses Genres und ist reichhaltig illustriert.

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author: Britannica Editors,Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc

Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica Inc

ISBN: 9780852299616

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Große Erneuerung der Wissenschaften

Neues Organon

Author: Francis Bacon

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843025614

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

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Francis Bacon: Große Erneuerung der Wissenschaften. Neues Organon Von der ursprünglich auf sechs Teile geplanten Abhandlung hat Bacon nur den ersten und größere Abschnitte des zweiten und dritten Teils publiziert. Als erstes erschienen die zwei Bücher des zweiten Teils unter dem Titel »Instauratio Magna. Novum Organum, sive Indicia vera de interpretatione naturae«, London 1620. Die erste deutsche Übersetzung durch G. W. Bartoldy erschien unter dem Titel »Neues Organon«, Berlin 1793. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung durch Julius Heinrich von Kirchmann von 1870. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Franz Bacon's Neues Organon. Übersetzt, erläutert und mit einer Lebensbeschreibung des Verfassers versehen von J. H. von Kirchmann, Berlin: L. Heimann, 1870 (Philosophische Bibliothek, Bd. 32). Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.