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Me (The Art of Living)
Me (The Art of Living)

'Who am I?' In a world where randomness and chance make life transient and unpredictable, religion, psychology and philosophy have all tried, in their different ways, to answer this question and to give meaning and coherence to the human person. How we should construct a meaningful 'me' - and to make sense of one's life -...

From a Philosophical Point of View: Selected Studies
From a Philosophical Point of View: Selected Studies
One of the most important philosophers of recent times, Morton White has spent a career building bridges among the increasingly fragmented worlds of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. From a Philosophical Point of View is a selection of White's best essays, written over a period of more than sixty years. Together these...
Is Democracy Possible Here?: Principles for a New Political Debate
Is Democracy Possible Here?: Principles for a New Political Debate

Politics in America are polarized and trivialized, perhaps as never before. In Congress, the media, and academic debate, opponents from right and left, the Red and the Blue, struggle against one another as if politics were contact sports played to the shouts of cheerleaders. The result, Ronald Dworkin writes, is a deeply depressing political...

Metaphors For God's Time in Science and Religion
Metaphors For God's Time in Science and Religion
Metaphors for God's Time in Science and Religion examines the exploratory work of metaphors for time in astrophysical cosmology, chaos theory, evolutionary biology and neuroscience. Stephen Happel claims that the Christian God is intimately involved at every level of physical and biological science. He compares how scientists and...
Philosophy of Religion in the 21st Century (Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion)
Philosophy of Religion in the 21st Century (Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion)

"Scholars who are interested in getting up-to-date in contemporary philosophy of religion will find this book quite valuable."--Daniel A. Dombrowski, Religious Studies Review

The symposia and discussions presented here represent the proceedings of the 1999 annual philosophy of religion conference which took place at
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Faith, Politics, and Power: The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives
Faith, Politics, and Power: The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives

There is often more than meets the eye where politics, religion and money are concerned. This is certainly the case with the Faith-Based Initiative. Section 104, a small provision of the 1996 Welfare Reform bill called "Charitable Choice," was the beginning of what we now know as the Faith-Based Initiative. In its original form, the...

Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today
Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today

“Clear, thoughtful, and thought-provoking, Germs, Genes & Civilization makes the case that infectious diseases have played a major role in shaping society. Clark argues that religion, morals, and even democracy have all been influenced by the smallest and most dangerous organisms on our planet. While...

From Gutenberg to Google: Electronic Representations of Literary Texts
From Gutenberg to Google: Electronic Representations of Literary Texts

Although this book focuses on the problems and potentials for electronic representations of the fundamental materials of document-based knowledge in literature, similar conditions obtain for representations of works in music, philosophy, history, the law, and religion. These fields find in paper documents the primary materials of...

German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

German philosophy stands at the center of modern thought. Without Kant, Frege, Wittgenstein, and Husserl there would be no Anglo-American "analytical" style of philosophy. And without Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, the "Continental Philosophy" of Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze, Badiou, and Zizek is...

New Developments in Categorical Data Analysis for the Social & Behavioral Science
New Developments in Categorical Data Analysis for the Social & Behavioral Science
Almost all research in the social and behavioral sciences, and also in economic and marketing research, criminological research, and social medical research deals with the analysis of categorical data. Categorical data are quantified as either nominal or ordinal variables. This volume is a collection of up-to-date studies on modern categorical data...
The Legacy of Albert Einstein: A Collection of Essays in Celebration of the Year of Physics
The Legacy of Albert Einstein: A Collection of Essays in Celebration of the Year of Physics
"In this slender volume, about a dozen experts reflect succinctly on a variety of currently interesting topics, from black hole entropy in string theory to the challenge of dark energy. The book should interest primarily graduate students in physics and also some undergraduates ... is a fine reflection of the internationalism of modern science...
The Bloomsbury Companion to Hobbes (Bloomsbury Companions)
The Bloomsbury Companion to Hobbes (Bloomsbury Companions)

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is widely held to be one of the most important thinkers in the history of philosophy. His contributions to ethics, political philosophy and psychology in particular were hugely innovative and he was regarded by his contemporaries as a major intellectual figure.

This comprehensive and accessible guide to...

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