1915 a Key to the Mysteries and a Synthesis of Philosophy.
Author: J. Munsell Chase
Publisher: Health Research Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
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..
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
Category: Games & Activities
"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.
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
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.
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
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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?
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
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.
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
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.
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
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."
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.
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
Category: Games & Activities
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.
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
Author: David J. Bodycombe
Publisher: Penguin Books
Category: Games & Activities
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.
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
Category: Literary Criticism & Collections
"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
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
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.