The State-anatomy of Great Britain

Containing a Particular Account of Its Several Interests and Parties, ... Being a Memorial Sent by an Intimate Friend to a Foreign Minister, Lately Nominated to Come for the Court of England

Author: John Toland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Anatomy of a Crisis

Education, Development, and the State in Cambodia, 1953-1998

Author: David M. Ayres

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824822385

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This work challenges the widespread belief that Cambodia's education crisis is part of the dreadful legacy of the Khmer Rouge holocaust in which thousands of students, teachers and intellectuals perished. It draws on an extensive range of sources.
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The Anatomy of Idealism

Passivity and Activity in Kant, Hegel and Marx

Author: P. Hoffman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400976216

Category: Philosophy

Page: 125

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In its attempt to come to grips with the nature of the human mind idealism employs such terms as "pure self," "transcendental apperception," "pure con sciousness" and so on. What do these terms mean? What do they refer to? Pro visionally, at least, the following answer could be satisfying: such and similar expressions are purported to capture a very special quality of human mind, a quality due to which man is not simply a part of nature, but a being capable of knowing and acting according to principles governing the spiritual realm. In the first chapter of the present study the author attempts to bring the idea of "pure Ego" down to earth. By analyzing Kant's concept of pure appercep tion - the ancestor of all similar notions in the history of modern and contem porary idealism - the author concludes that certain functions and capacities attributed to pure apperception by Kant himself imply the rejection of the idealistic framework and the necessity to "naturalize" the idea of pure self. In other words - and Kant's claims to the contrary notwithstanding - pure ap perception cannot be conceived as superimposed upon man viewed as a part of nature, as a feeling and a sensing being. The referent, as it were, of the expres sion "pure self' turns out to be something much more familiar to us - a human organism, with all its needs, drives and dispositions.
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The Anatomy of National Fantasy

Hawthorne, Utopia, and Everyday Life

Author: Lauren Berlant

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226043777

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 269

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Examining the complex relationships between the political, popular, sexual, and textual interests of Nathaniel Hawthorne's work, Lauren Berlant argues that Hawthorne mounted a sophisticated challenge to America's collective fantasy of national unity. She shows how Hawthorne's idea of citizenship emerged from an attempt to adjudicate among the official and the popular, the national and the local, the collective and the individual, utopia and history. At the core of Berlant's work is a three-part study of The Scarlet Letter, analyzing the modes and effects of national identity that characterize the narrator's representation of Puritan culture and his construction of the novel's political present tense. This analysis emerges from an introductory chapter on American citizenship in the 1850s and a following chapter on national fantasy, ranging from Hawthorne's early work "Alice Doane's Appeal" to the Statue of Liberty. In her conclusion, Berlant suggests that Hawthorne views everyday life and local political identities as alternate routes to the revitalization of the political and utopian promises of modern national life.
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