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Dell'arte della guerra (Italian Edition)
by Niccolò Machiavelli

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Italian

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Publication Date

March 23, 2017

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Benché si tratti dell'unico lavoro storico-politico dell'autore pubblicato mentre questi era ancora in vita, è un libro meno letto e conosciuto del Principe, uscito postumo.<br /><br />L'opera è scritta, nello stile del dialogo, con lo scopo, dichiarato in principio da Fabrizio Colonna (alter ego dello stesso Machiavelli):<br /><br />« di onorare e premiare le virtù, non dispregiare la povertà, stimare i modi e gli ordini della disciplina militare, costringere i cittadini ad amare l'uno l'altro, a vivere sanza sètte, a stimare meno il privato che il pubblico »
Meravigliarsi come i bambini: Conversazione sulla filosofia con F...
by , Achille Varzi

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Italian

Pages

35

Publication Date

March 23, 2017

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Cosa significa fare filosofia oggi? Sono in molti a diffidare dei filosofi contemporanei, a percepirli come individui per lo più solitari, immersi in fantasticherie speculative, impegnati in quesiti troppo astratti e inconsistenti. In un dialogo dal ritmo incalzante, si sviluppa una discussione socratica sul senso del filosofare nella post-modernità. Lʼetica, la politica, la tecnologia sono alcuni dei temi di una conversazione in cui tre intellettuali italiani si confrontano con gli splendori filosofici del pensiero antico e con la moderna pratica del dubbio, per interrogarsi sul ruolo dellʼesercizio filosofico nellʼepoca in cui viviamo.
Portraits of Our Past: Jews of the German Countryside
by Emily C. Rose

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English

Pages

372

Publication Date

April 01, 2017

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<P>An absorbing look at the daily lives of rural Jews in eighteenth and nineteenth century Germany. </P><P>Includes over 75 black and white illustrations, a guide for researchers, maps, and a bibliography.
Pleasant Ways in Science
by Richard A. Proctor

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English

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Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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Pleasant Ways in Science, by Richard A. Proctor.
Pragmatism and Justice
by Oxford University Press

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English

Pages

408

Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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The essays in this volume answer to anxieties that the pragmatist tradition has had little to say about justice. While both the classical and neo-pragmatist traditions have produced a conspicuously small body of writing about the idea of justice, a common subtext of the essays in this volume is that there is in pragmatist thought a set of valuable resources for developing pragmatist theories of justice, for responding profitably to concrete injustices, and for engaging with contemporary, prevailing, liberal theories of justice.<br />Despite the absence of conventionally philosophical theories of justice in the pragmatist canon, the writings of many pragmatists demonstrate an obvious sensitivity and responsiveness to injustice. Many pragmatists were and are moved by a deep sense of justice-by an awareness of the suffering of people, by the need to build just institutions, and a search for a tolerant and non-discriminatory culture that regards all people as equals. Three related and mutually reinforcing ideas to which virtually all pragmatists are committed can be discerned: a prioritization of concrete problems and real-world injustices ahead of abstract precepts; a distrust of a priori theorizing (along with a corresponding fallibilism and methodological experimentalism); and a deep and persistent pluralism, both in respect to what justice is and requires, and in respect to how real-world injustices are best recognized and remedied.<br />Ultimately, <em>Pragmatism and Justice</em> asserts that pragmatism gives us powerful resources for understanding the idea of justice more clearly and responding more efficaciously to a world rife with injustice.
Faith and Fascism: Catholic Intellectuals in Italy, 1925-43 (Hist...
by Jorge Dagnino

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English

Pages

254

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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This is a study of the Federazione Universitaria Cattolica Italiana (FUCI) between 1925 and 1943, the organisation of Catholic Action for the university sector. The FUCI is highly significant to the study of Catholic politics and intellectual ideas, as a large proportion of the future Christian Democrats who ruled the country after World War II were formed within the ranks of the federation. In broader terms, this is a contribution to the historiography of Fascist Italy and of Catholic politics and mentalities in Europe in the mid- twentieth century. It sets out to prove the fundamental ideological, political, social and cultural influences of Catholicism on the making of modern Italy and how it was inextricably linked to more secular forces in the shaping of the nation and the challenges faced by an emerging mass society. Furthermore, the book explores the influence exercised by Catholicism on European attitudes towards modernisation and modernity, and how Catholicism has often led the way in the search for a religious alternative modernity that could countervail the perceived deleterious effects of the Western liberal version of modernity.
Rising Time Schemes in Babylonian Astronomy (SpringerBriefs in Hi...
by John M. Steele

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English

Pages

109

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March 20, 2017

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<div>This revealing work examines an approach from ancient astronomy to what was then a particularly important question, namely that of understanding the relationship between the position in the ecliptic and the time it takes for a fixed-length of the ecliptic beginning at that point to rise above the eastern horizon. Schemes known as “rising time schemes” were used to give lengths of the celestial equator corresponding to each of the twelve zodiacal signs which make up the ecliptic. This book investigates the earliest known examples of these schemes which come from Babylonia and date to the mid to late first millennium BC. </div><div> </div><div>Making an important contribution to our knowledge of astronomy in the ancient world, this volume includes editions and translations of all of the known Babylonian rising time texts, including several texts that are identified for the first time. Through a close examination of the preserved texts it has been possible to reconstruct the complete Babylonian rising time scheme. This reconstruction is unprecedented in its completeness, and it is also now possible to situate the scheme within a genre of Babylonian astronomy known as schematic astronomy which presents theoretical descriptions of the astronomical phenomena. </div><div><br /></div><div>The unique discoveries and fresh explorations in this book will be of interest to historians of ancient astronomy, scholars of Babylonian history and those investigating the origins of scientific thought.</div>
The New Bostonians: How Immigrants Have Transformed the Metro Are...
by Marilynn S. Johnson

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

August 18, 2015

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Among the most consequential pieces of Great Society legislation, the Immigration Act of 1965 opened the nation’s doors to large-scale immigration from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. A half century later, the impact of the “new immigration” is evident in the transformation of the country’s demographics, economy, politics, and culture, particularly in urban America. <br /><br />In The New Bostonians, Marilynn S. Johnson examines the historical confluence of recent immigration and urban transformation in greater Boston, a region that underwent dramatic decline after World War II. Since the 1980s, the Boston area has experienced an astounding renaissance—a development, she argues, to which immigrants have contributed in numerous ways. From 1970 to 2010, the percentage of foreign-born residents of the city more than doubled, representing far more diversity than earlier waves of immigration. Like the older Irish, Italian, and other European immigrant groups whose labor once powered the region’s industrial economy, these newer migrants have been crucial in re-building the population, labor force, and metropolitan landscape of the New Boston, although the fruits of the new prosperity have not been equally shared.
The Power of Emotion in Politics, Philosophy, and Ideology
by Hanna Samir Kassab

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English

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219

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February 14, 2017

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This book defines political ideology as a structural force that combines ideas, emotion, and people for the purpose of transforming political discourse. It advances a theoretical proposition concerning the creation of alternative modes of governance and proposes a general theory explains the reasons for the creation of political ideologies as an escape from perceived injustice. The theory also explains democracy's success and the failure of Communism and the Fascism. The purpose of any political ideology, whether Democracy, Fascism (and its varieties), or Communism, is to escape human suffering by combining ideas, emotion, and people in the production of fundamental societal change. Ideologies must possess these three variables to attain the necessary power to succeed as a political force. Power gives the ideology the structural ability to transform society, trapping the once free individual into the ideology.
Maxims and Reflections
by Johann Wolfgang von Goeth...

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English

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Publication Date

April 11, 2017

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<DIV><B>Thoughts and ideas from the versatile and brilliant German writer and statesman.</B><BR /><BR /> The German author of <I>Faust</I> takes a detour from his usual literary endeavors and offers snippets of his musings on life, literature, science, nature, politics, and the human condition. Essential for fans of Goethe’s works, it provides a unique insight into the mind of the last true Renaissance man.<BR />  <BR /><I>This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.</I></DIV>

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