The Riddle of the Sphinx

The Riddle of the Sphinx

1915 a Key to the Mysteries and a Synthesis of Philosophy.

Author: J. Munsell Chase

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 0787301663

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 87

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1915 a Key to the Mysteries and a Synthesis of Philosophy. Contents: Spirit of the sphinx; Preface; a Premise & a Promise; Problem of the Ages; Wisdom of the Ancient Egyptians; Basic Truths from Hermes; Four Dimensions; Seven Directions; etc..
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Riddle of the Sphinx

The Riddle of the Sphinx

Author: N. B. Ashby

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101048404469

Category: Agricultural societies

Page: 474

View: 367

Categories: Agricultural societies

The Riddle of the Sphinx

The Riddle of the Sphinx

Author: Aaron Bell

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:154537885

Category: Correspondences, Doctrine of

Page: 286

View: 488

Categories: Correspondences, Doctrine of

Riddles of the Sphinx

Riddles of the Sphinx

We guarantee that you will solve some of these riddles, be stumped by others, and be amused by almost all of the stories and settings that Gardner has devised to raise these questions." --Back cover.

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Mathematical Assn of Amer

ISBN: UOM:49015001135327

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 164

View: 540

"Solving these riddles is not simply a matter of logic and calculation, though these play a role. Luck and inspiration are factors as well, so beginners and experts alike may profitably exercise their wits on Gardner's problems, whose subjects range from geometry to word play to questions relating to physics and geology. We guarantee that you will solve some of these riddles, be stumped by others, and be amused by almost all of the stories and settings that Gardner has devised to raise these questions." --Back cover.
Categories: Games & Activities

The Riddle of the Sphinx

The Riddle of the Sphinx

The critical question addressed in this book then is: once we are forced to abandon the rigor of disciplines such as physics how can the human disciplines be systematic and develop clear criteria for the adequacy of conclusions?"--Jacket.

Author: Hans Peter Rickman

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 083863995X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

View: 957

Until recently salvation was sought by clinging closely to the immensely successful methods of the physical sciences but there is increasing recognition in the human sciences that observation, which provides evidence of the physical sciences, needs to be supplemented by understanding, because human beings talk, and communications are an indispensable source of knowledge. The critical question addressed in this book then is: once we are forced to abandon the rigor of disciplines such as physics how can the human disciplines be systematic and develop clear criteria for the adequacy of conclusions?"--Jacket.
Categories: Philosophy

Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx Paperback

Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx  Paperback

Many years have passed since the tale of Arthur and the Golden Rope, and Arthur is now a world-famous adventurer. If only his daughter Marcy shared his enthusiasm for exploration.

Author: Joe Todd-Stanton

Publisher: Brownstone's Mythical Collecti

ISBN: 1912497492

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

View: 371

Now available in paperback, kids will love this exciting excavation of ancient Egyptian myths as they follow along with the clever Marcy on a quest to save her dad from the belly of the sphinx! Many years have passed since the tale of Arthur and the Golden Rope, and Arthur is now a world-famous adventurer. If only his daughter Marcy shared his enthusiasm for exploration. Determined to bring out Marcy's adventurous side, Arthur sets off to Egypt to bring back the legendary Book of Thoth. When Arthur doesn't return, Marcy must follow in his footsteps. Can she overcome her fears and rescue her father from the clutches of the great Sphinx?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Riddle of the Sphinx

The Riddle of the Sphinx

Through a series of 144 short texts on twelve key subjects, this text introduces the reader to some of the central perplexities of human life.

Author: Jay G. Williams

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015018995541

Category: Philosophy

Page: 219

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Through a series of 144 short texts on twelve key subjects, this text introduces the reader to some of the central perplexities of human life. Along with those texts written by the author himself are selections from such sources as Genesis and Lao Tzu, Plato and the Upanishads, Hume and Wittgenstein, Augustine and Ecclesiastes, to name but a few. Topics range from the nature of language to pleasure and pain to life after death. Most of the classical questions of the philosophy of religion are introduced. Contents: The Sphinx; Words; Good and Evil; Time; The Self; Pleasure and Pain; That None Greater Than Which can be Conceived; Knowing and Not Knowing; Prescription; Transformation; The Good Life; and Life After Death.
Categories: Philosophy

The Riddle of the Sphinx

The Riddle of the Sphinx

Author: Clint Marsh

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1135800655

Category: Creative ability

Page: 14

View: 186

Categories: Creative ability

The Riddle of the Sphinx

The Riddle of the Sphinx

From a daring escape from revolutionary Iran, to the glittering night clubs of Paris; from the Caspian Sea to Wimbledon, from the halls of Princeton University to an exiled princess's palatial New York apartment, the story takes us on a ...

Author: Alexandre Montagu

Publisher:

ISBN: 1732602107

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 295

From a daring escape from revolutionary Iran, to the glittering night clubs of Paris; from the Caspian Sea to Wimbledon, from the halls of Princeton University to an exiled princess's palatial New York apartment, the story takes us on a dramatic journey in an epic and psychological novel of self-discovery, sexual obsession, exile and destiny.
Categories: Fiction

The Riddle of the Sphinx

The Riddle of the Sphinx

This book is filled with Egyptian-inspired puzzles both old and new, and is accessible not just to Egyptophiles but instead the entire family.

Author: Tim Dedopulos

Publisher: Carlton Books

ISBN: 178097874X

Category:

Page: 144

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Conundrums inspired by ancient Egypt that will challenge today s solvers! The Riddle of the Sphinx is one of the most famous riddles ever told and it took a Greek hero, Oedipus, to solve it. In the last 2,000 years the puzzle has been repeated countless times, but Ancient Egyptian culture positively brimmed with other mysteries and enigmas, too. This illustrated book features Egyptian-inspired brainteasers that will engage and engross contemporary puzzle fans."
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Anthropology and the Riddle of the Sphinx

Anthropology and the Riddle of the Sphinx

Author: Stephan Spencer

Publisher: Other

ISBN: 0415040892

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 601

The aim of this book is to stimulate interest in neglected aspects of the ageing process within social anthropology. The author presents an anthropological point of view to those who have an interest in problems associated with the life course in a variety of cultures.
Categories: Social Science

The Curious History of the Riddle

The Curious History of the Riddle

Thousands of Years of Conundrums, from the Riddle of the Sphinx to Harry Potter
Marcel Danesi Ph.D. Legend has it that a similarly enormous Sphinx guarded the
entrance to the ancient city of Thebes. One of the first recorded riddles of ...

Author: Marcel Danesi Ph.D.

Publisher: Wellfleet Press

ISBN: 9781577151982

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 192

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The Curious History of the Riddle investigates the fascinating origin and history of the riddle, from the very first riddle (the Riddle of the Sphinx) to the twenty-first century, with riddles found in pop culture, including movies (Us), television shows (Game of Thrones) video games, and escape rooms. Riddles are ageless, timeless, and so common that we hardly ever reflect upon what they are and how they originated. Most importantly, their invention helped in the development of lateral thinking, the form of thinking that is the foundation of all kinds of discoveries, from mathematics to science and beyond. In The Curious History of the Riddle, puzzle expert Marcel Danesi delves deep into the riddle's origin and history and covers these fascinating topics: 1. The Riddle of the Sphinx: Origins, Legends, Patterns What creature walks on all fours at dawn, two at midday, and three at twilight? (answer: man) 2. The Greek Anthology and the Exeter Book: Medieval Views and Uses of Riddles This chapter looks at the spread of the riddle in recreational and educational contexts. 3. The Merry Book of Riddles: Riddles in the Renaissance By the late Renaissance, riddles were being tailored more and more to produce humorous or whimsical effects. 4. Enigmas, Charades, and Conundrums: Riddles from the 1600s to the Twentieth Century After the Renaissance, riddles had become virtually every literate European person’s favorite form of recreation, and were included as regular features of many newspapers and periodicals 5. The Twentieth Century: Riddles as Children’s Literature In the twentieth century, riddles became specialized for children, spreading throughout children’s literature and educational manuals. 6. The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: Riddles Go to the Movies and Online In this chapter, the focus is on riddles in various entertainment media, from best-selling novels such as Harry Potter, to movies, such as the Batman series. 7. Connections: Riddles and Rebuses This chapter explores the structure of rebuses as visual riddles, connecting them historically. Part history book, part puzzle book, The Curious History of the Riddle is fully illustrated with over 200 riddles interspersed throughout the text for solving.
Categories: Games & Activities

The Riddles of the Sphinx

The Riddles of the Sphinx

WHY RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX ? xviii · The Riddles of the Sphinx Arguably the
most famous puzzle in history was the one asked by the mythological Greek
Sphinx to anyone who passed by : ' Which creature in the morning goes on four
feet ...

Author: David J. Bodycombe

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0143112759

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 588

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From Sudoku to Victorian parlor games to todays latest brainteasers, this book tells the little-known histories behind a host of puzzles, word games, and riddles, and introduces the extraordinary geniuses, eccentrics, rivals, code crackers, and obsessives who invented them.
Categories: Games & Activities

Charles Peirce s Guess at the Riddle

Charles Peirce s Guess at the Riddle

This is the Peirce who confronts the Sphinx portrayed in the opening quotation
from Emerson, the Sphinx who from age to age persists in asking for the secret of
the universe. For Peirce, the riddle addresses more than the enigmatic relation of
 ...

Author: John K. Sheriff

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253116538

Category: Literary Criticism & Collections

Page: 128

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"Sheriff's text moves the "guess" to a new level of understanding, while integrating much of Peirce's philosophy, and provokes many questions." -- Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Newletter "The purpose of Sheriff's work is to expound Peirce's unified theory of the universe -- from cosmology to semiotic -- and to discuss its ramifications for how we should live. He concludes that Peirce has given us a theory we can live with. The book makes an important contribution to philosophy of life and to the humanities in general."Â -- Nathan Houser "In clear and concise prose, Sheriff describes Peirce's 'theory of everything,' a vision of cosmic and human meaning that offers a positive alternative to popular pessimistic and relativistic approaches to life and meaning." -- Peirce Project Newsletter
Categories: Literary Criticism & Collections

Riddles of the Sphinx

Riddles of the Sphinx

By what long road the Sphinx of the Old Kingdom Egyptians became the throttler
of Thebes is a story that we shall look into later . ... In other words , the riddle of
the sphinx might have come from a Christmas cracker : ' What has four legs in the
 ...

Author: Paul Jordan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066067151

Category: Egypt

Page: 222

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This work tells the story of the Great Sphinx of Giza as egyptology has uncovered it. The author details the Sphinx's impact on the ancient world, on Arab writers, on Renaissance travellers, on the pioneers of Egyptology and on modern scholarship. He tells the story of the Sphinx's many bouts of excavation and restoration and above all, puts the Sphinx in the context of all that is known about ancient Egyptian history and religion.
Categories: Egypt