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Possibility
Possibility
Possibility offers a new analysis of the metaphysical concepts of possibility and necessity, one that does not rely on any sort of "possible worlds." The analysis proceeds from an account of the notion of a physical object and from the positing of properties and relations. It is motivated by considerations about how we actually speak of...
The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms
The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms
`Anyone who is addicted to the richness of the English language or simply intrigued by the origin and meaning of an idiom like "teach your grandmother to suck eggs" will relish this work.' Library Journal

Did you know that 'flavor of the month' originated in a marketing campaign in American ice-cream parlors in the
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Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships
Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships
Much has been made of the complex social arrangements that girls and women navigate, but little scholarly or popular attention has focused on what friendship means to men. Drawing on in-depth interviews with nearly 400 men, therapist and researcher Geoffrey L. Greif takes readers on a guided tour of male friendships, explaining what makes them...
The Harvest of a Century: Discoveries in Modern Physics in 100 Episodes
The Harvest of a Century: Discoveries in Modern Physics in 100 Episodes
Physics was the leading science of the twentieth century and the book retraces important discoveries, made between 1895 and 2001, in 100 self-contained Episodes. Each is a short story of the scientists involved, their time and their work. Together, they formed a mosaic of modern physics: formulating relativity and quantum mechanics, finding the...
Killing in War (Uehiro Series in Practical Ethics)
Killing in War (Uehiro Series in Practical Ethics)
Killing a person is in general among the most seriously wrongful forms of action, yet most of us accept that it can be permissible to kill people on a large scale in war. Does morality become more permissive in a state of war? Jeff McMahan argues that conditions in war make no difference to what morality permits and that the justifications for...
Islamic Biomedical Ethics: Principles and Application
Islamic Biomedical Ethics: Principles and Application
Biomedical ethics is a burgeoning academic field with complex and far-reaching consequences. Whereas in Western secular bioethics this subject falls within larger ethical theories and applications (utilitarianism, deontology, teleology, and the like), Islamic biomedical ethics has yet to find its natural academic home in Islamic studies.
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The Engines of Our Ingenuity: An Engineer Looks at Technology and Culture
The Engines of Our Ingenuity: An Engineer Looks at Technology and Culture
A million people hear John H. Lienhard's radio program "The Engines of Our Ingenuity." In this fascinating book, Lienhard has gathered together his reflections on the nature of technology, culture, human inventiveness, and the history of engineering. The book brims with insightful observations, offering an intriguing glimpse into...
Bangs, Crunches, Whimpers, and Shrieks: Singularities and Acausalities in Relativistic Spacetimes
Bangs, Crunches, Whimpers, and Shrieks: Singularities and Acausalities in Relativistic Spacetimes
"...I enthusiastically recommend this important work to anyone, philosopher or scientist, interested in the foundations of spacetime. Not only does the book include discussions of fascinating topics previously neglected by philosophers, but it is also chock full of original arguments in both physics and philosophy."--The Philosophical...
Knots and Surfaces
Knots and Surfaces
The fascination exerted by interlaced patterns and knotted forms is evident in their use in decorative and symbolic art across the centuries. Knotwork is a distinguishing feature of Celtic art, and the intricate beauty of decorated stonework and illuminated manuscripts such as the Lindisfarne Gospels, the Book of Durrow, and the Book of Kells...
Theology in Stone: Church Architecture from Byzantium to Berkeley
Theology in Stone: Church Architecture from Byzantium to Berkeley
Thinking about church architecture has come to an impasse. Reformers and traditionalists are talking past each other. Statements from both sides are often strident and dogmatic. In Theology in Stone, Richard Kieckhefer seeks to help both sides move beyond the standoff toward a fruitful conversation about houses of worship. Drawing on a wide range...
The Artful Universe Expanded
The Artful Universe Expanded
Our love of art, writes John Barrow, is the end product of millions of years of evolution. How we react to a beautiful painting or symphony draws upon instincts laid down long before humans existed. Now, in this enhanced edition of the highly popular The Artful Universe, Barrow further explores the close ties between our aesthetic appreciation and...
Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies, Language, and Education (Psychology)
Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies, Language, and Education (Psychology)
The Handbook of Deaf Studies, Language, and Education is the definitive professional reference work in the field of deafness research. This volume covers all important aspects of deaf studies: language, social/psychological issues, neuropsychology, culture, technology, and education. Each chapter, written by an acknowledged authority in the field,...
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