Leo Strauss and His Legacy

A Bibliography

Author: John Albert Murley

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739106167

Category: Philosophy

Page: 937

View: 9023

With close to 15,000 entries, this bibliography is the most comprehensive guide to published writing in the tradition of Leo Strauss, who lived from 1899 to 1973 and was one of the most influential political philosophers of the twentieth century. John A. Murley provides Strauss's own complete bibliography and identifies the work of hundreds of Strauss's students and their students' students. Leo Strauss and His Legacy charts the path of influence of a beloved teacher and mentor, a deep and lasting heritage that permeates the classroom of the twenty-first century. Each new generation of students of political philosophy will find this bibliography an indispensable resource.

S Chandrasekhar: The Man Behind the Legend

Author: Kameshwar C Wali

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1783262648

Category: Science

Page: 236

View: 3504

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar — known simply as Chandra throughout the scientific world — has become a legendary figure for his prolific contributions to physics, astrophysics, and applied mathematics. Before his death in 1995, Chandra had forbidden a memorial of the conventional sort, celebrating his life. This book, which contains some thirty articles by his former students, his associates, and his colleagues, is in a sense a memorial volume. It says little about Chandra's great scientific achievements, but shows his human side and the various facets of his brilliant personality, his incredible memory, his wit, and the breadth of his knowledge of art, music, literature, and the humanities in general. The contributors to this highly interesting book are among the few who broke the seemingly forbidden barrier surrounding the very private Chandra and came to know him well in one context or another. They include Lalitha Chandrasekhar, Roger Penrose, Richard H Dalitz, J W Cronin, Robert G Sachs, Abhay Ashtekar, and Robert Wald. Contents:“My Everlasting Flame” (L Chandrasekhar)S Chandrasekhar: A Personal Portrait (A Ashtekar)Exploring General Relativity with Chandra (V Ferrari)Chandrasekhar and the End of Time (R Penrose)Some Memories of Chandra (R M Wald)Chandra in Focus (S Kumar)Reminiscences of Chandra (J W Cronin)Some Personal Recollections of S Chandrasekhar at Chicago and Oxford (R H Dalitz)A Towering Figure: Reminiscences and Reflections (L Mestel)Reminiscences About Chandra (R G Sachs)and other papers Readership: General. Reviews:“Not a biography, this, but an album of verbal portraits of an austere, proud, cultured and deeply humane astrophysicist.”New Scientist “The present effort is a fine one, and I recommend the book with enthusiasm.”Physics World

The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King Jr.

Critical Essays on the Philosopher King

Author: Robert E. Birt

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739165542

Category: Philosophy

Page: 380

View: 8694

This volume examines the philosophical thought of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and is an assessment of King’s contribution to philosophy—especially ethics, social philosophy and philosophy of religion. It also explores the relevance of King’s thoughts as “liberatory discourse”—insurgent thinking aimed at enabling contemporary social justice.

Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies 2000

Profiles of Major U. S. Private Enterprises

Author: Hoover's Business Press,Hoover's, Incorporated

Publisher: Hoover's

ISBN: 9781573110587

Category: Big business

Page: 832

View: 4739

Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies covers 800 nonpublic U.S. enterprises with revenues in excess of $600 million, including large industrial and service corporations like UPS and Goldman Sachs; hospitals and health care organizations such as Blue Cross; charitable and membership organizations including the Ford Foundation; mutual and cooperative organizations such as the United States Postal Service; and major university systems, including The University of Texas Systems. This book features 250 in-depth Hoover's profiles (similar to the one shown on page 2) plus 550 shorter entries (as illustrated below). Company logos are shown for many of the profiled companies. Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies also includes lists of companies ranked by sales and by number of employees, plus Inc.'s list of fastest-growing private companies. It is indexed by headquarters location and industry, and by the people, companies and brand names mentioned in the profiles.

Intellectual Citizenship and the Problem of Incarnation

Author: Peter Eglin

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761859896

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

View: 1889

This book asks: “what does it mean to be a responsible academic in a ‘northern’ university given the incarnate connections between the university’s operations and suffering elsewhere?” The author challenges himself and the reader to practice intellectual citizenship everywhere from the classroom to the university commons to the street.

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

ISBN: 1593394926

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 2114

View: 3218

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia is the perfect resource for information on the people, places, and events of yesterday and today. Students, teachers, and librarians can find fast facts combined with the quality and accuracy that have made Britannica the brand to trust. A tool for both the classroom and the library, no other desk reference can compare.

Edwin Arlington Robinson

A Poet's Life

Author: Scott Donaldson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510993

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 568

View: 5013

At the time of his death in 1935, Edwin Arlington Robinson was regarded as the leading American poet-the equal of Frost and Stevens. In this biography, Scott Donaldson tells the intriguing story of this poet's life, based in large part on a previously unavailable trove of more than 3,000 personal letters, and recounts his profoundly important role in the development of modern American literature. Born in 1869, the youngest son of a well-to-do family in Gardiner, Maine, Robinson had two brothers: Dean, a doctor who became a drug addict, and Herman, an alcoholic who squandered the family fortune. Robinson never married, but he fell in love as many as three times, most lastingly with the woman who would become his brother Herman's wife. Despite his shyness, Robinson made many close friends, and he repeatedly went out of his way to give them his support and encouragement. Still, it was always poetry that drove him. He regarded writing poems as nothing less than his calling-what he had been put on earth to do. Struggling through long years of poverty and neglect, he achieved a voice and a subject matter all his own. He was the first to write about ordinary people and events-an honest butcher consumed by grief, a miser with "eyes like little dollars in the dark," ancient clerks in a dry goods store measuring out their days like bolts of cloth. In simple yet powerful rhetoric, he explored the interior worlds of the people around him. Robinson was a major poet and a pivotal figure in the course of modern American literature, yet over the years his reputation has declined. With his biography, Donaldson returns this remarkable talent to the pantheon of great American poets and sheds new light on his enduring legacy.

AB Bookman's Weekly

For the Specialist Book World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Antiquarian booksellers

Page: N.A

View: 377


Black looks

Popkultur - Medien - Rassismus

Author: Bell Hooks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783929823141


Page: 253

View: 5844


Der Ursprung Der Nationen

Author: Walter Bagehot

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3863828763


Page: 268

View: 4336

Nachdruck des Originals von 1883. Walter Bagehot (1826-1877) war ein bedeutender britischer Okonom und einer breiteren Offentlichkeit als erster Herausgeber und Chefredakteur des "Economist" bekannt, Durch seine Schriften trug er insbesondere zum besseren Verstandnis von Parlamentarismus und Zentralbanksystem bei. In dem hier vorliegenden Buch versucht Bagehot aus den Uberlieferungen der Kulturvolker sich ein Bild von deren Entstehung zu verschaffen.

Ich habe einen Namen


Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832186557

Category: Fiction

Page: 575

View: 3855

Westafrika, Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Die kleine Aminata lebt mit ihren Eltern in einer friedlichen Dorfgemeinschaft. Doch der Sklavenhandel blüht, auf den Plantagen der neuen Kolonien braucht man Arbeitskräfte, und die britischen Machthaber sind skrupellos. Als Aminata elf Jahre alt ist, wird ihr Dorf überfallen und sie gefangengenommen. Auf einem Frachter bringt man sie mit vielen anderen Sklaven nach Amerika, wo sie an einen Großgrundbesitzer verkauft wird. Während der Wirren des Unabhängigkeitskriegs gelingt Aminata die Flucht. Sie folgt ihrem Herzen zurück nach Afrika und von dort nach London, um für die Befreiung der Schwarzen zu kämpfen. Ihre Geschichte ist das eindrückliche Porträt einer unglaublich starken Frau, die es geschafft hat, schwierigste Bedingungen zu überleben und dabei anderen zu helfen. Es ist eine Geschichte, die man nicht wieder vergisst, voller Hoffnung und Zuversicht.

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676433

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 8864

1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author: Britannica Editors,Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc

Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica Inc

ISBN: 9780852299616

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 3181


Bowker's Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999

Author: R R Bowker Publishing,Bowker

Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc

ISBN: 9780835242011

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1300

View: 1472

Is "Mulan" available in a closed captioned version? Is there a video to introduce numbers to a six-year-old? To help teach art to second graders, science to sixth graders, or the dangers of drugs to seventh graders? Now you can answer thousands of questions like these, because Bowker's Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999 delivers the full range of what's available for children on video - all expertly organized & indexed for fast, easy access. This new edition is far & away the most comprehensive children's video directory ever published. It profiles 39,333 titles, divided into Educational/Special Interest & Entertainment sections & cross-referenced in each section by multiple indexes. What's more, it gives you richly detailed entries for each title, not just the bare bones data you'll find in other sources. You'll discover up to 27 data elements for every video - ranging from title, subject, & age recommendation to a brief description & release date - along with full ordering information or rental information. Produced with the same acclaimed expertise that goes into Bowker's Complete Video Directory, this unique guide is an essential resource for librarians, retailers, teachers, parents, & children looking for the best & the latest videos of interest for young patrons.