The Laws

Author: Plato,Trevor J. Saunders

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140449841

Category: Law

Page: 533

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A dialogue between a foreign philosopher and a powerful statesman outlines in detail Plato's reflections on the family, the status of women, property rights, criminal law, and other institutions of society as he describes the day-to-day rule and laws of Magnesia, a small, mythical agricultural utopia. Reprint.
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The Laws of Manu

Author: Manu,Wendy Doniger

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140445404

Category: History

Page: 362

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The Several Brahmin Hands Who Wrote The Laws Of Manu Drew On Jurisprudence, Philosophy And Religion To Create An Extraordinary, Encyclopaedic Model Of How Life Should Be Lived, In Public And In Private, By Untouchables As Well As By Priests And Kings, By Women As Well As By Men. The Sanskrit Text Was First Translated Into English In 1794, And Translations Into Other European Languages Swiftly Followed. For Nietzsche The Humane Wisdom Of Manu Far Surpassed That Of The New Testament; For The British Raj It Seemed To Be The Perfect Tool With Which To Rule The Hindu. No Understanding Of Modern India Is Possible Without It, And In The Richness Of Its Ideas, Its Aphoristic Profundity And Its Relevance To Universal Human Dilemmas, Manu Stands Beside The Great Epics, The MahÃBhÃRata And The RÃMÃYana. Many Commentators Find Manu Contradictory And Ambiguous; Others Perceive A Clear Thematic Integrity; And The Argument Is Renewed By Wendy Doniger And Brian K. Smith In Their Illuminating Introduction. Wendy Doniger Provides A Landmark Translation, The First Authoritative English Rendering This Century. It Is Also The First To Set The Unadulterated Text In Narrative Form, Making It Accessible And Enjoyable Both To Specialist Scholars And To A Wider Audience. &Nbsp;
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Hindu Myths

A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit

Author: Wendy Doniger

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141903759

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Recorded in sacred Sanskrit texts, including the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, Hindu Myths are thought to date back as far as the tenth century BCE. Here in these seventy-five seminal myths are the many incarnations of Vishnu, who saves mankind from destruction, and the mischievous child Krishna, alongside stories of the minor gods, demons, rivers and animals including boars, buffalo, serpents and monkeys. Immensely varied and bursting with colour and life, they demonstrate the Hindu belief in the limitless possibilities of the world - from the teeming miracles of creation to the origins of the incarnation of Death who eventually touches them all.
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The Penguin Classics Book

In Search of the Best Books Ever Written

Author: Henry Eliot

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141990937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.
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The Art of Rhetoric

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141910666

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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With the emergence of democracy in the city-state of Athens in the years around 460 BC, public speaking became an essential skill for politicians in the Assemblies and Councils - and even for ordinary citizens in the courts of law. In response, the technique of rhetoric rapidly developed, bringing virtuoso performances and a host of practical manuals for the layman. While many of these were little more than collections of debaters' tricks, the Art of Rhetoric held a far deeper purpose. Here Aristotle (384-322 BC) establishes the methods of informal reasoning, provides the first aesthetic evaluation of prose style and offers detailed observations on character and the emotions. Hugely influential upon later Western culture, the Art of Rhetoric is a fascinating consideration of the force of persuasion and sophistry, and a compelling guide to the principles behind oratorical skill.
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The SAGE Handbook of Philosophy of Education

Author: Richard Bailey,Robin Barrow,David Carr,Christine McCarthy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206971

Category: Education

Page: 570

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This book provides an authoritative, yet accessible guide to the Philosophy of Education, its scope, its key thinkers and movements, and its potential contribution to a range of educational concerns. The text offers a balanced view of three key dimensions: first, in giving an equal weight to different styles and modes of philosophy; second, by including past and present perspectives on philosophy of education; and third, in covering both the general "perennial" issues in philosophy and issues of more contemporary concern. Section one of the book exemplifies different styles of philosophy, paying attention to the contemporary debates as to the nature, possibilities and limitations of these different approaches to philosophy of education. Section two is devoted to particular thinkers of the past, and more general coverage of the history of philosophy of education. Section three is dedicated to contemporary philosophic thought on education, providing the basis and reference point for an exploration of contemporary issues. The handbook is designed primarily to be useful to students studying the field of philosophy of education, in the context of the study of educational foundations or theory. But it is also designed to be of use to practising teachers who wish to gain easy access to current philosophical thinking on particular contemporary educational issues, and to educationalists of all types who want a succinct guide to questions relating to the nature, the history, and the current state of the art of philosophy of education. Visit Richard Bailey's website : here
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The ARTHASHASTRA

Author: Kautilya

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184750110

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 700

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An extraordinary detailed manual on statecraft and the science of living by one of classical India's greatest minds; Kautilya; also known as Chanakya and Vishnugupta; wrote the Arthashastra not later than 150 AD though the date has not been conclusively established. Legend has it that he was either a Brahmin from Kerala or from north India; however; it is certain that Kautilya was the man who destroyed the Nanda dynasty and installed Chandragupta Maurya as the King of Magadha. A master strategist who was well-versed in the Vedas and adept at creating intrigues and devising political stratagems; Kautilya's genius is reflected in his Arthashastra which is the most comprehensive treatise of statecraft of classical times. The text contains fifteen books which cover numerous topics viz.; the King; a complete code of law; foreign policy; secret and occult practices and so on. The Arthashastra is written mainly in prose but also incorporates 380 shlokas. Artha; literally wealth; is one of four supreme aims prescribed by Hindu tradition. However; it has a much wider significance and the material well-being of individuals is just a part of it. In accordance with this; Kautilya's Arthashastra maintains that the state or government of a country has a vital role to play in maintaining the material status of both the nation and its people. Therefore; a significant part of the Arthashastra has to do with the science of economics. When it deals with the science of politics; the Arthashastra describes in detail the art of government in its widest sense—the maintenance of law and order as also of an efficient administrative machinery.
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A Dictionary of Classical Greek Quotations

Author: Marinos Yeroulanos

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1784534927

Category: History

Page: 897

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A 2016 Book of the Year, BBC History Magazine Human wisdom is of little or no value', wrote Plato in his Apology. And yet the ancient Greeks, including Plato himself, more than any other people of antiquity were fascinated by the pursuit of the wisdom they called philosophia. That search for knowledge involved an extensive use of maxims and quotations, as we can see from those expressions of Homer prefaced by the phrase 'as people say'. Homer, the Seven Sages and the Pre-Socratic philosophers are still extensively quoted in all the major western languages. Yet for all their popularity, until now there has been no single resource to which interested readers might turn. This unique reference book offers one of the most comprehensive selections of Greek quotations ever committed to print. With its English text matched by the original Greek, the volume collects 7500 entries, ranging from the archaic period to late antiquity, and across philosophy, drama, poetry, history, science and medicine, each indexed with key words to enable fast sourcing. Together, these selections provide an incomparable insight into the glories of Greek civilization.
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The Law of Armed Conflict

International Humanitarian Law in War

Author: Gary D. Solis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139487116

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War introduces law students and undergraduates to the law of war in an age of terrorism. What law of armed conflict/international humanitarian law applies to particular armed conflicts? Does that law apply to terrorists as well? What is the status of participants in an armed conflict? What constitutes a war crime? What is a lawful target and how are targeting decisions made? What are rules of engagement? What weapons are lawful and unlawful, and why? This text takes the reader through these essential questions of the law of armed conflict and international humanitarian law to an awareness of finer points of battlefield law. The U.S.-weighted text incorporates lessons from many nations and includes hundreds of cases from jurisdictions worldwide.
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The Forum and the Tower

How Scholars and Politicians Have Imagined the World, from Plato to Eleanor Roosevelt

Author: Mary Ann Glendon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199843732

Category: History

Page: 280

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As Mary Ann Glendon writes in this fascinating new book, the relationship between politics and the academy has been fraught with tension and regret-and the occasional brilliant success-since Plato himself. In The Forum and the Tower, Glendon examines thinkers who have collaborated with leaders, from ancient Syracuse to the modern White House, in a series of brisk portraits that explore the meeting of theory and reality. Glendon discusses a roster of great names, from Edmund Burke to Alexis de Tocqueville, Machiavelli to Rousseau, John Locke to Max Weber, down to Charles Malik, who helped Eleanor Roosevelt draft the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. With each, she explores the eternal questions they faced, including: Is politics such a dirty business that I shouldn't get involved? Will I betray my principles by pursuing public office? Can I make a difference, or will my efforts be wasted? Even the most politically successful intellectuals, she notes, did not all end happily. The brilliant Marcus Tullius Cicero, for example, reached the height of power in the late Roman Republic, then fell victim to intrigue, assassinated at Mark Antony's order. Yet others had a lasting impact. The legal scholar Tribonian helped Byzantine Emperor Justinian I craft the Corpus Juris Civilis, which became a bedrock of Western law. Portalis and Napoleon emulated them, creating the civil code that the French emperor regarded as his greatest legacy. Formerly ambassador to the Vatican and an eminent legal scholar, Glendon knows these questions personally. Here she brings experience and expertise to bear in a timely, and timeless, study.
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