The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:Liberties Press


Total Pages:288



Books Description:

Michael Murphy's second volume of prose, The House of Pure Being, charts the author's experiences and revelations since the release of his best-selling memoir, At Five in the Afternoon. In this sequel, he brings the inspiring stories of his women friends up to date, tackles difficult subjects like the lingering effects of cancer, and the passing of Aengus Fanning (former editor of the Sunday Independent), and writes movingly of his Civil Partnership ceremony to his long-time partner Terry. Michael shares his deeply insightful and unique reflections on writing, art, language, love, family and friendship, and the seductive charms of his beloved Spain. Thought-provoking and eloquent, The House of Pure Being explores the inner complexities of an exceptional writer, and in doing so, highlights the warmth and compassion of a much-admired man.

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Michael Murphy's Book of Dreams

Author:Michael Murphy

Publisher:Gill & Macmillan Ltd


Total Pages:224



Books Description:

In Michael Murphy’s Book of Dreams, the author, broadcaster and psychoanalyst examines 65 dreams, unlocking the fascinating insights they offer. His accessible style and expert analysis will help you understand the unconscious thoughts that lead to dreams and explore how their hidden meaning can guide you in your daily life. Discover how to analyse your own dreams and how to make sense of the seemingly random material that derives from the unconscious. Learn the meaning of recurring dreams and identify those that signal change is needed. There are dreams about pop stars, relationships, dead people, animals, addiction, the apocalypse, holidays, the Leaving Cert and more. This book will encourage you to work with your dreams in order to reach a deeper understanding of what you really want in life and discover how to achieve it.

Cosmologies of Pure Realms and the Rhetoric of Pollution

Author:Yohan Yoo,James W. Watts



Total Pages:178



Books Description:

This collaboration between two scholars from different fields of religious studies draws on three comparative data sets to develop a new theory of purity and pollution in religion, arguing that a culture’s beliefs about cosmological realms shapes its pollution ideas and its purification practices. The authors of this study refine Mary Douglas’ foundational theory of pollution as "matter out of place," using a comparative approach to make the case that a culture’s cosmology designates which materials in which places constitute pollution. By bringing together a historical comparison of Ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean religions, an ethnographic study of indigenous shamanism on Jeju Island, Korea, and the reception history of biblical rhetoric about pollution in Jewish and Christian cultures, the authors show that a cosmological account of purity works effectively across multiple disparate religious and cultural contexts. They conclude that cosmologies reinforce fears of pollution, and also that embodied experiences of purification help generate cosmological ideas. Providing an innovative insight into a key topic of ritual studies, this book will be of vital interest to scholars and graduate students in religion, biblical studies, and anthropology.

Thought and Faith in the Philosophy of Hegel

Author:J.E. Walker

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media


Total Pages:197



Books Description:

The purpose of this collection of papers is to introduce English speaking philosophers and theologians to something of the variety of the contemporary debate about the religious relevance of Hegel's thought. It is published in the hope that it will appeal not only to specialised students of Hegel's Philosophy of Religion but to a wide audience of scholars interested in Hegel's thought as a whole. The volume grew out of the 1987 Oxford conference on Thought and Faith in the Philosophy of Hegel, but has since developed beyond the confines of the original conference programme. The programme of the conference consisted of five major papers on different aspects of Hegel's religious thought and its reception, followed by a somewhat shorter commentary delivered by another scholar in the same field. This basic format has been retained, but a number of the commentaries have been extended or rewritten and an entirely new piece by Kurt Meist has been commissioned for the purpose of this collection. The volume includes studies of the Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion and the Phenomenology, as well as pieces dealing with the theological relevance of Hegel's philosophy of history and Kierkegaard's attack on Hegel. It con cludes with an examination of the relevance of Hegel's doctrine of absolute Spirit to the modern defence of his philosophy as a whole.

A Commentary to Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason’

Author:Norman Kemp Smith



Total Pages:651



Books Description:

Of all the major philosophical works, Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is one of the most rewarding, yet one of the most difficult. Norman Kemp Smith's Commentary elucidates not only textural questions and minor issues, but also the central problems which arise, he contends, from the conflicting tendencies of Kant's own thinking. Kemp Smith's Commentary continues to be in demand with Kant Scholars, and it is being reissued here with a new introduction by Sebastian Gardner to set it in its contemporary context.

The Arguments of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

Author:Bryan Hall

Publisher:Lexington Books


Total Pages:242



Books Description:

This book reconstructs, using the tools of propositional logic, thirty-six of the central arguments from Immanuel Kant's landmark work, the Critique of Pure Reason. Although there are many excellent companions to and commentaries on the Critique, none of these books straightforwardly reconstructs so many of Kant's arguments premise by premise, using the tools of propositional logic.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman

Author:Thomas Hardy

Publisher:Prabhat Prakashan


Total Pages:518



Books Description:

One of the most critically acclaimed and appreciated works around the lives of women in the late 19th century by Thomas Hardy, 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman' was first published in 1891. It challenged the sexual morals of late Victorian England and considered to be Hardy's fictional masterpiece.

The Limits of Pure Democracy

Author:William Hurrell Mallock



Total Pages:425



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The 1910s was a decade in which theories of socialism, pacifism, and collectivism flowered. Publicists and playwrights from Sidney Webb to George Bernard Shaw expressed not just belief in "utopianism" but a vigorous assault on the existing political and economic order. Less well known is how a group of Tory thinkers laid the foundations of a conservative counter-attack expressed with equal literary and intellectual brilliance. Foremost among them was W. H. Mallock. In The Limits of Pure Democracy he argued that the pseudo-populist leaders of the political party system promise everything but deliver only the end of parties as such. For Mallock, what starts with populism ends in dictatorship. The Russian Revolution was simply the historical outcome of utopian socialist visions that were more dedicated to destroying the present system of things than bringing about a revitalized future. Mallock's book explains how the modern free market succeeds through competition in increasing output, broadening occupational opportunities, and multiplying the numbers of skilled professionals. In contrast, welfare schemes serve to deepen poverty by spreading wealth so evenly that incentives to work decline and personal savings are eliminated. These arguments have become commonplace today. But at the time they served as an incendiary reminder that class warfare works in both directions. Mallock was a remarkably talented writer who made the case against exaggerated expectations, a nascent welfare system, and mass political parties led by oligarchs. But he also offered a case for increasing a regard for work, advancing the cause of education as a method of entering the modern world, and for retaining a sense of religious codes that define the West. Mallock's search for an understanding of popular rule coincided with his appreciation and elucidation of the limitations of the emerging plebiscitarian spirit within democracy. The Limits of Pure Democracy will

Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

Author:James O'Shea



Total Pages:192



Books Description:

"Kant's Critique of Pure Reason" remains one of the landmark works of Western philosophy. Most philosophy students encounter it at some point in their studies but at nearly 700 pages of detailed and complex argument it is also a demanding and intimidating read. James O'Shea's short introduction to "CPR" aims to make it less so. Aimed at students coming to the book for the first time, it provides step by step analysis in clear, unambiguous prose. The conceptual problems Kant sought to resolve are outlined, and his conclusions concerning the nature of the faculty of human knowledge and possibility of metaphysics, and the arguments for those conclusions, are explored. In addition he shows how the "Critique" fits into the history of modern philosophy and how transcendental idealism affected the course of philosophy. Key concepts are explained throughout and the student is provided with an excellent route map through the various parts of the text.

Cinema, Technologies of Visibility, and the Reanimation of Desire

Author:V. Hausmann



Total Pages:231



Books Description:

Exploring the dead/alive figure in such films as The Ring, American Beauty , and The Elephant Man , Vincent Hausmann charts the spectacular reduction of psychic life and assesses calls for shoring up psychic/social spaces that transfer bodily drives to language.

The Formation of Pure-Bred Flocks and Their Subsequent Management

Author:Alfred Mansell

Publisher:Read Books Ltd


Total Pages:120



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first published in 1901, this volume contains a detailed guide to forming and managing a pure-bred flock of sheep, with chapters on selection, mating, different breeds, rearing, and much more. Although old, the information contained within this book is timeless and will be of considerable utility to modern shepherds and farmers. Contents include: “Main Flocks”, “The Most Suitable Breed”, “Foundation of Flock”, “Ear marking”, “Ear Tags for Live Stock”, “Subsequent Management”, “Shepherd”, “Selection of Sires”, “Line to Adopt in the Importation of Sires”, “Characteristics of a Good Ram”, “Management”, “Date for Putting Ram to Ewes”, “Mating”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.

Recoverability of Pure Economic Loss Arising from Ship-source Oil Pollution

Author:Yuna Huang

Publisher:LIT Verlag Münster


Total Pages:304



Books Description:

This book focuses on liability and compensation for negligently caused pure economic loss as a general question in tort law and specifically as a question in maritime tort law, especially in cases of oil pollution damage. A substantial part of this study is dedicated to the examination of the legal status of pure economic loss caused by ship-source oil pollution incidents, the outer margins of recoverable losses as well as compensation practice, from both an international and a national perspective. The compensation practices of the IOPC Funds have been analysed carefully for this purpose.

A Pure Soul

Author:Andrea Parlangeli



Total Pages:227



Books Description:

This biography illuminates the life of Ennio De Giorgi, a mathematical genius in parallel with John Nash, the Nobel Prize Winner and protagonist of A Beautiful Mind. Beginning with his childhood and early years of research, into his solution of the 19th problem of Hilbert and his professorship, this book pushes beyond De Giorgi’s rich contributions to the mathematics community, to present his work in human rights, including involvement in the fight for Leonid Plyushch’s freedom and the defense of dissident Uruguayan mathematician José Luis Massera. Considered by many to be the greatest Italian analyst of the twentieth century, De Giorgi is described in this volume in full through documents and direct interviews with friends, family, colleagues, and former students.

Critique of Pure Reason

Author:Immanuel Kant

Publisher:Courier Dover Publications


Total Pages:512



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A cornerstone of Western philosophy, this treatise seeks to define the nature of reason. Kant builds his unique system of philosophical thought with meticulous investigations of metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics.

The House of the Seven Gables

Author:Nathaniel Hawthorne



Total Pages:352



Books Description:

Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title-offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords. This edition of The House of the Seven Gables includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Andre Norton. Built on land taken from a dead wizard, The Pyncheon's seven-gabled mansion was the focus for two centuries' secrets and legends: legends of hauntings and undying curses, secrets of madness and missing fortunes. Age and poverty now claimed the house and its residents--old, reclusive Miss Hepzibah; her strange, troubled brother Clifford; and the mysterious young artist Holgrave. Then, suddenly the house as transformed by the arrival of the Pyncheons' beautiful young cousin, Phoebe. She brought life, laughter, and love into the tiny world of dusty, dark despair. But one rich, powerful, corrupt man--Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon--coveting the mansion's hidden secrets. And his plot to find them meant destroying all hope and happiness in The House of the Seven Gables. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Flame of Pure Fire

Author:Roger Kahn

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Total Pages:496



Books Description:

Jack Dempsey was perfectly suited to the time in which he fought, the time when the United States first felt the throb of its own overwhelming power. For eight years and two months after World War I, Dempsey, with his fierce good looks and matchless dedication to the kill, was heavyweight champion of the world. A Flame of Pure Fire is the extraordinary story of a man and a country growing to maturity in a blaze of strength and exuberance that nearly burned them to ash. Hobo, roughneck, fighter, lover, millionaire, movie star, and, finally, a gentleman of rare generosity and sincerity, Dempsey embodied an America grappling with the confusing demands of preeminence. Dempsey lived a life that touched every part of the American experience in the first half of the twentieth century. Roger Kahn, one of our preeminent writers about the human side of sport, has found in Dempsey a subject that matches his own manifold talents. A friend of Dempsey's and an insightful observer of the ways in which sport can measure a society's evolution, Kahn reaches a new and exciting stage in his acclaimed career with this book. In the story of a man John Lardner called "a flame of pure fire, at last a hero," Roger Kahn finds the heart of America.

The House of Eliott: the Anxious Years

Author:Edward P. Rich

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation


Total Pages:404



Books Description:

To his lifelong regret, Miles Bannister loses out when Evangeline Eliott the girl he loves marries his art school classmate Daniel Page. Miless millionaire father retaliates by making his son a director of The House of Eliott. From part-time illustrator, Miles and his father now became the new reality in the House. To please his father Miles proceeds to become both an engineer and a ruthless rags tycoon. Evie and Daniel leave for Paris and the bursary Daniel was awarded. Both come to espouse the liberal causes of the early thirties. As Miles flirts with the Nazis dressing their wives in clothes Evie designed, the Pages throw themselves into the international effort to save the Spanish Republic. Mr. Richs novel closes the story of The House of Eliott. Both up until the war and after, like a film noir, it is based on the real history of the nineteen thirties and the slow postwar recovery. Beatrice, her husband Jack, Evie and Daniel, Lord Alexander Montford, Penelope Maddox, Madge and Tilly, girls in the workroom, all play roles. They create one of the most endearing fashion houses in modern fiction as it survives The Anxious Years.

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Kant and the Critique of Pure Reason

Author:Sebastian Gardner



Total Pages:392



Books Description:

Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is arguably the single most important work in western philosophy. The book introduces and assesses: * Kant's life and background of the Critique of Pure Reason * the ideas and text of the Critique of Pure Reason * the continuing relevance of Kant's work to contemporary philosophy. Ideal for anyone coming to Kant's thought for the first time. This guide will be vital reading for all students of Kant in philosophy.