The Portable Enlightenment Reader

Author: Various

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101127971

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 704

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The Age of Enlightenment of the 18th century, also called the Age of Reason, was so named for an intellectual movement that shook the foundations of Western civilization. In championing radical ideas such as individual liberty and an empirical appraisal of the universe through rational inquiry and natural experience, Enlightenment philosophers in Europe and America planted the seeds for modern liberalism, cultural humanism, science and technology, and laissez-faire Capitalism This volume brings together works from this era, with more than 100 selections from a range of sources. It includes examples by Kant, Diderot, Voltaire, Newton, Rousseau, Locke, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, and Paine that demonstrate the pervasive impact of Enlightenment views on philosophy and epistemology as well as on political, social, and economic institutions.

Warum Gott?

Vernünftiger Glaube oder Irrlicht der Menschheit?

Author: Timothy Keller

Publisher: Brunnen Verlag Gießen

ISBN: 3765570370

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Warum Gott? Ist es heute noch vernünftig zu glauben? Ist der Glaube nicht irrelevant, ohne Antworten auf die drängenden Fragen der Zeit? Hat die Wissenschaft nicht den Glauben an Gott längst widerlegt? Mächtige Fragen an den Allmächtigen! Tim Keller findet Antworten, die nicht nur den Zweifler nachdenklich werden lassen. Und er nennt gute Gründe für den Glauben.

Penguin Modern Classics: The Complete List

The Complete List

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141970316

Category: Reference

Page: 96

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'A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers' from Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino Penguin Modern Classics have been shaping the reading habits of generations since 1961. This 50th anniversary catalogue offers a complete list of all the titles in print across the Modern Classics list, from Chinua Achebe to Stefan Zweig via George Orwell and everything else in between. It also contains Italo Calvino's inspiring essay on what makes a classic a classic.

Enlightenment in Ruins

The Geographies of Oliver Goldsmith

Author: Michael Griffin

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 1611485061

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Crossing disciplinary boundaries between eighteenth-century studies and Irish studies, this book explores the geographies and politics of Oliver Goldsmith’s complex and productive negotiation of the London literary marketplace during the enlightenment.

Less Than One

Selected Essays

Author: Joseph Brodsky

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241962005

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 512

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Essayist and poet Joseph Brodsky was one of the most penetrating voices of the twentieth century. This prize-winning collection of his diverse essays includes uniquely powerful appreciations of great writers: on Dostoevsky and the development of Russian prose, on Auden and Akhmatova, Cavafy, Montale and Mandelstam. These are contrasted with his reflections on larger themes of tyranny and evil, and subtle evocations of his childhood in Leningrad. Brodsky's insightful appreciation of the intricacies of language, culture and identity connect these works, revealing his remarkable gifts as a prose writer.

Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels

Author: Clive T. Probyn

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 114

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Discusses the background, themes and style of Gulliver's Travels, and looks at Swift's skillful use of irony

Weisheit des ungesicherten Lebens

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook

ISBN: 3426421402

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Der moderne Mensch will das Leben immer stärker planen und kontrollierbar machen. Er treibt einen unglaublichen technischen Aufwand, nur um sich sicherer zu fühlen. Dahinter steckt ein ängstliches Ich, das sich von der Welt bedroht fühlt. Alan Watts zeigt den Weg in eine tiefere Dimension des Bewusstseins, in der man dem Leben vollkommen offen und furchtlos zu begegnen lernt.

The Enlightenment

Author: The Open University

Publisher: The Open University

ISBN: 1473000998

Category: History

Page: 83

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This 16-hour free course explored the Enlightenment, its impact and the forces of change which led from Enlightenment to Romanticism.

Faith Reads: A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction

A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction

Author: David Rainey

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591588472

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

View: 7156

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At last—a resource for librarians who wish to build or develop their nonfiction collection and use it to better serve the needs of adult Christian readers. Covering the three major branches of Christianity (Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox), the author organizes more than 600 titles into subject categories ranging from biography, the arts, and education, to theology, devotion, and spiritual warfare. Award-winning classics are noted. Introductory narrative frames the literature, and helps librarians better understand Christian literature; and learn how to establish selection criteria for building a Christian nonfiction collection.

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science

Author: Bruce Clarke,Manuela Rossini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136950427

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 568

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With forty-four newly commissioned articles from an international cast of leading scholars, The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science traces the network of connections among literature, science, technology, mathematics, and medicine. Divided into three main sections, this volume: links diverse literatures to scientific disciplines from Artificial Intelligence to Thermodynamics surveys current theoretical and disciplinary approaches from Animal Studies to Semiotics traces the history and culture of literature and science from Greece and Rome to Postmodernism. Ranging from classical origins and modern revolutions to current developments in cultural science studies and the posthumanities, this indispensible volume offers a comprehensive resource for undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers. With authoritative, accessible, and succinct treatments of the sciences in their literary dimensions and cultural frameworks, here is the essential guide to this vibrant area of study.

Ragtime

Roman

Author: Edgar L. Doctorow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783462043198

Category:

Page: 333

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Stille

Ein Wegweiser

Author: Erling Kagge

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458746382

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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Was ist Stille? Wo ist sie? Warum ist sie heute wichtiger denn je? Lange hat Erling Kagge sich mit diesen drei Fragen beschäftigt. Angeregt durch Freunde und Wegbegleiter wie Marina Abramovic, Jon Fosse, Elon Musk, Børge Ousland und Oliver Sacks, ist er in seinem Buch zu dreiunddreißig Antworten gekommen. Entstanden ist ein Wegweiser für den modernen Menschen auf seiner Suche nach Stille, Ruhe, Frieden – überall dort, wo es laut ist. »Die Natur sprach zu mir, indem sie sich als Stille präsentierte. Je stiller es wurde, desto mehr hörte ich ... eine ohrenbetäubende Stille.« Der Weltwanderer Erling Kagge musste weit gehen, um ein Gut zu finden, das in unserer Zeit immer wichtiger wird: Stille. Auf seinen Expeditionen – zum Süd- und zum Nordpol, auf den Mount Everest – hat er sie gefunden. Aber ist Stille auch in der Stadt zu erfahren? Im turbulenten Oslo, wo er lebt? Ja, wenn man bereit ist, die Welt auszusperren und eine Reise in sein Inneres anzutreten, kann man auf dem Weg zur Arbeit, beim Lesen, Stricken, Musikhören, beim Abwaschen, beim Yoga »seinen eigenen Südpol finden«, denn »Stille ist überall«.

The Films of James Cameron

Critical Essays

Author: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell,Stephen McVeigh

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786487542

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

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Among the most expensive—and most profitable—films of all time, the works of James Cameron have had a profound effect upon popular culture and the technology of moviemaking. Yet the very blockbuster nature of his films means that the political commentary, cultural discourse and rich symbolism within the works are often overlooked. From The Terminator to Avatar, the director has evinced a persistence of themes, concerns and visions that capture the contemporary zeitgeist. This collection of essays on James Cameron’s films, written by a diverse group of scholars from a wide range of disciplines, provides a comprehensive exploration of the work and legacy of one of America’s foremost filmmakers.

Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

Drei Studien zur Kunstsoziologie

Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518734059

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

View: 7733

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Walter Benjamin beschreibt in dem Aufsatz Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit die geschichtlichen, sozialen und ästhetischen Prozesse, die mit der technischen Reproduzierbarkeit des Kunstwerkes zusammenhängen. In die Reihe der kunstsoziologischen Arbeiten Benjamins gehören auch die beiden hier zum ersten Mal in Buchform veröffentlichten Texte: Kleine Geschichte der Photographie (1931) und Eduard Fuchs, der Sammler und der Historiker (1937). Sie erhärten Benjamins Einsichten am Einzelfall.