In Praise of Meekness
Author: Norberto Bobbio, Teresa Chataway
In this important volume, the leading political theorist and philosopher Norberto Bobbio confronts some of the most enduring moral questions of our time. Written over the last two decades of the twentieth century, the essays in this volume develop some of the central themes in Bobbio's moral and political philosophy. They also reflect his longstanding civil commitment to liberty, democracy, peace and equality. The opening essay, 'In praise of meekness', analyses the virtue of meekness in its individual and social aspects. It identifies the meek person with the nonviolent, and meekness with the refusal to exercise violence against anyone. Meekness, therefore, is a non-political virtue - it is the antithesis of politics. The volume also addresses the persistent classical problem of 'reason of state', as well as the more contemporary questions of tolerance and truth, racism, prejudice and ethics. The problem of evil in the modern world is also discussed. All the essays display the sensitivity and depth of understanding that characterize Bobbio's writings on current debates and historical controversies. The book will be invaluable reading for all students and scholars of politics, as well as those who are interested in the debates surrounding morals, ethics and law.
Part of a brand new series, from the team that brought you Baby's Very First Play Books, this engaging, interactive board book is specially designed for very young children, full of vivid colours, stylish illustrations and friendly animals. Simple slider mechanisms allow a picture to be transformed, as a bush baby peers out from his tree trunk home, some meerkats pop up from their underground burrows, a monkey swings through the trees.
Author: Adriana Redaelli, Daniela Invernizzi
Eyewitness er en grundbog om liv og kultur med en moderne, original tilgang, idet der bruges øjenvidner, som fortæller om deres egne erfaringer. Der lægges op til en fordybelse i stoffet med diskussion og refleksion. Bogen er CLIL-orienteret.
Author: Astrid Lindgren
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Life in their rented summer cottage on Seacrow Island is sometimes happy, sometimes exciting and sometimes tragic, but it is never uneventful for a Swedish author, his three sons and 19-year-old daughter. Simultaneous eBook.
Author: Simonetta Agnello Hornby
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A richly evocative tale of a woman's struggle for life and love A triumphant follow-up to Simonetta Agnello Hornby's internationally acclaimed The Almond Picker, this entertaining new novel is an intricate family saga interwoven with violent passions, cruelty, deceit, and the abuse of power. The Marchesa is an eyeopening historical drama about a remarkable woman and her extraordinary family, and the complex, often abusive relations that mark the lives of master and servant, brother and sister, husband and wife. Costanza Safamita, beloved daughter of Baron Domenico Safamita, is a precious but unusual child. Redhaired, gawky, and shy, she is considered an outsider by many on the family estate, but her adoring father makes her sole heir to the Safamita fortune, and then everything changes—for them and for her. Now she must conquer glittering, alien Palermo—where, uncertain of her future, she falls in love with a charming, dissolute young marchese whose sexual appetite she fears she cannot satiate. The Marchesa's brave, unusual story offers an unprecedented woman's perspective on the incestuous hypocrisy of the Sicilian aristocracy during a dramatic time in its history, as the Bourbon monarchy collapsed, the Mafia rose to power, and Palermo's decadent aristocracy began its inevitable decline. These themes are flawlessly woven into the fabric of Costanza's triumphant life, so that The Marchesa becomes not only an unforgettable human tale but a masterly fresco of a vanished world.
Total Ket Student's Book
Author: Amanda Thomas, Collective
Publisher: Cideb Editrice
Author: Eduardo Kac, Peter Tomaž Dobrila, Aleksandra Kostić
Author: Massimo Grattarola, Giuseppe Massobrio
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Here is the first introduction to the fast-growing field of bioelectronics - the comparative study phenomena and mechanisms in biology and electronics. This unique handbook deals with the design of neural networks and biosensors, explaining the analogies and differences between microelectronic technologies and natural systems as it covers everything from basic bioelectronic concepts, to the development of neural chips, to the building of biosensors and neural networks.
Author: Mehrzad Tabatabaian
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
This book can be used as a reference for the topic of turbulence modeling, especially in an engineering modeling and simulation course or as a tool for professionals on practical applications. Turbulent flow modeling has many applications in industry. The relevant numerical methods have advanced to the level that could be used by industry professionals to model many natural turbulent flows with acceptable accuracy. In this book we cover the fundamentals of turbulence, modeling techniques, and algorithms (including RANS) available in COMSOL® as well as providing several modeling examples and instructions for building these models. The companion DVD includes models and figures discussed in the book. eBook Customers: Companion files are available for downloading with order number/proof of purchase by writing to the publisher at [email protected]
Features: •Includes companion DVD with models and figures discussed in the book •Explains the physics and principles of turbulence and provides modeling examples using COMSOL
Author: Robert Lewis
Author: Keith Ansell-Pearson
Publisher: Psychology Press
Nietzsche's vision of the 'overman' continues to haunt the postmodern imagination. His call that 'man is something that must be overcome' can no longer be seen as simple rhetoric. Our experiences of the hybrid realities of artificial life have made the 'transhuman' a figure that looks over us all. Inspired by this vision, Keith Ansell Pearson sets out to examine if evolution is 'out of control' and machines are taking over. In a series of six fascinating perspectives, he links Nietzsche's thought with the issues at stake in contemporary conceptions of evolution from the biological to the technological. Viroid Life; Perspectives on Nietzsche and the Transhuman Condition considers the hybrid, 'inhuman' character of our future with the aid of Nietzsche's philosophy. Keith Ansell Pearson contrasts Nietzsche and Darwin before introducing the more recent figures such as Giles Deleuze and Guy Debord to sketch a new thinking of technics and machines and stress the ambiguous character of our 'machine enslavement'.
Author: Derrick De Kerckhove
Author: Robert M. Nakamura, Wayne W. Grody, James T. Wu, Raymond B. Nagle
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media