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ThermoPoetics: Energy in Victorian Literature and Science
ThermoPoetics: Energy in Victorian Literature and Science

In ThermoPoetics, Barri Gold sets out to show us how analogous, intertwined, and mutually productive poetry and physics may be. Charting the simultaneous emergence of the laws of thermodynamics in literature and in physics that began in the 1830s, Gold finds that not only can science influence literature, but literature can influence...

Data Architecture: From Zen to Reality
Data Architecture: From Zen to Reality

First, note that I have used Zen in the title of this book. I have been asked many times why I used such an esoteric term. After all, what is the meaning of Zen? To clarify the meaning of Zen, we must examine the philosophical environment that gave rise to Zen: Indian and Chinese philosophies. In India, Buddhism arose out of a Hindu...

Theology and Urban Sustainability (SpringerBriefs in Geography)
Theology and Urban Sustainability (SpringerBriefs in Geography)
Even though theology does provide interesting and important contributions to ethics that laid the foundation of our modern societies, this book looks at exploring how theology has impacted on urban morphology and has led to questionable unsustainable practices which impacts on both climate and societal living standards. This is seen as being...
Heaven Is Empty: A Cross-Cultural Approach to
Heaven Is Empty: A Cross-Cultural Approach to
In the past few decades, discussions on the role of religion in shaping the interconnections of politics, society, and culture have acquired a particular urgency. Since the end of the Cold War, after 9/11, and even more so with the surge of IS, religion has come to occupy a central position in discourses on the...
Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction
Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction

In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Ferber explores Romanticism during the period of its incubation, birth, and growth, covering the years roughly from 1760 to 1860. This is the only introduction to Romanticism that incorporates not only the English but the Continental movements, and not only literature but music, art, religion,...

Youth in Saudi Arabia
Youth in Saudi Arabia

This book uses the youth life stage as a window through which to view all domains of life in present-day Saudi Arabia: family life, education, the impact of new media, the labour market, religion and politics. The authors draw extensively on their interviews with 25-35 year olds, selected so as to represent the life...

Postcolonial Philosophy of Religion
Postcolonial Philosophy of Religion

The essays in this volume take up the history of philosophy of religion and contemporary problems within the discipline. They pursue these tasks as opportunities to correct Eurocentric biases that distort knowledge not only of religions originating beyond the West, but of the West’s own traditions.

This is the first collection of...

The Nature and Prospect of Bioethics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
The Nature and Prospect of Bioethics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Prominent bioethicists whose work is rooted in philosophy, religion, medicine, nursing, literature, history, and policy analysis join together to discuss their methods and professional insights, as well as to better define the field and its future development. Writing from the perspective of their own specialties, the authors: review just how...

The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory
The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory
Over the last thirty years, postcolonial critiques of European imperial practices have transformed our understanding of colonial ideology, resistance, and cultural contact. The Enlightenment has played a complex but often unacknowledged role in this discussion, alternately reviled and venerated as the harbinger of colonial dominion and avatar of...
Medicine Across Cultures: History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures
Medicine Across Cultures: History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures

This work deals with the medical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Egyptian, and Tibetan medicine, the book includes essays on comparing Chinese and western medicine and religion and medicine. Each essay...

Three Worlds of Collective Human Experience: Individual Life, Social Change, and Human Evolution
Three Worlds of Collective Human Experience: Individual Life, Social Change, and Human Evolution
This book explores three worlds shared by the humans in their collective experiences. It identifies and explores the world of commonsense, the world of religion, and the world of science as three essential dimensions of human experience. The book helps understand that humans can gain comfort and pleasure in commonsense, achieve meaning and...
John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus
John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus
‘… The book is written in a very accessible and often … punchy way … In its overall thesis that liberalism requires a moral/religious underpinning, the book is very interesting and stimulating.’ Roger Woolhouse, University of York

'… engaging and thought-provoking … To the scholar of Locke,
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