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Giordano Bruno: Von der Ursache dem Princip und dem Einen (German...
by Giordano Bruno

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German

Pages

123

Publication Date

September 15, 2017

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Für Bruno stammte alles aus der Natur von der göttlichen Einheit von Materie und Dunkelheit ab. Zum einen trennte er Gott von der Welt und zum anderen tendierte er zu einem dazu entgegengesetzten Pantheismus. Bruno verband die These, dass Gott allem innewohne, mit dem Glauben, dass die Realität der Vorstellung entspringe. Damit nahm er die Gedanken von Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz und Baruch de Spinoza vorweg. Er stellte sich gegen das geozentrische Weltbild, nahm stattdessen an, dass die Welt und die Menschen ein einmaliger "Unfall" einer einzelnen lebenden "Welt-Substanz" seien, und bekannte sich zur kopernikanischen Theorie (Heliozentrisches Weltbild).<br />Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) war ein italienischer Priester, Dichter, Philosoph und Astronom. Er wurde durch die Inquisition der Ketzerei und Magie für schuldig befunden und vom Gouverneur von Rom zum Tod auf dem Scheiterhaufen verurteilt. Am 12. März 2000 erklärte Papst Johannes Paul II. nach Beratung mit dem päpstlichen Kulturrat und einer theologischen Kommission, die Hinrichtung sei nunmehr auch aus kirchlicher Sicht als Unrecht zu betrachten.
PREFIERO VIVIR EN MI PLANETA: POR UN MUNDO MEJOR (Spanish Edition...
by JOHAN ROSARIO

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Spanish

Pages

15

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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ESTE LIBRO FUE ESCRITO CON UN PROPÓSITO, CONCIENTIZAR A LA HUMANIDAD FRENTE A LA TRISTE REALIDAD DE LO QUE ESTA PASANDO EN NUESTRO PLANETA HOY EN DÍA. ESTAMOS EN LOS PEORES MOMENTOS Y A LA VEZ EN LOS MEJORES. EN LOS PEORES POR LO LEJOS QUE HEMOS LLEGADO EN CUANTO A DESTRUCCIÓN DE NUESTRO PLANETA SE REFIERE Y EN LOS MEJORES, PORQUE AUN ESTAMOS A TIEMPO DE SALVARLO.
The Beautiful Beasts Book
by Robert Beres

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English

Pages

78

Publication Date

September 17, 2017

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A series of poems, or, vignettes, both reflective and sometimes satirical, sometimes tender<br />and idyllic, focused on the themes of Beasts and Beauty. A playful and colorful odyssey <br />based on the author's metaphor of grade school education as well as literary endeavors<br />in general. It is a fairy tale of concept poems that connect to one another, forming a <br />comprehensive picture of the Beast and Beauty themes. Readers will gain appreciate of the art of Storytelling. <br />"Where it was not what the teachers explained nor what my parents ordained. Certainly <br />not love nor learning. Rather I was really given dark animal things to play<br />with. To tame and write sinuously of what was ultimately The Beast."
The Meaning of Life: On Cactus Finches, Evolution and Chaos
by Peter K. Busk

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English

Pages

207

Publication Date

September 17, 2017

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THE MEANING OF LIFE - ON CACTUS FINCHES, EVOLUTION AND CHAOS is an easily-read primer of Population Dynamics, Genetics and Molecular Biology - the "how" of Natural Selection and Evolution. From this base, the Author introduces a new Biological Theory of Positive Entropy Change - the "why" of evolution, derived from the inner dictate that all living organisms are inexorably driven to increase global biological entropy, or chaos. <br />In a larger perspective, this basic premise is shown to drive Human Development, and explains, among other things, the reason we are so keen on power shopping - it is in our DNA! Our survival as a species depends on whether we accept this biological condition, and adjust to it.<br />This book should be compulsory reading for everyone interested in Evolution, Human History, Philosophy and Religion - and in the Meaning of Life.
Bloomsbury Scientists: Science and Art in the Wake of Darwin
by Michael Boulter

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English

Pages

198

Publication Date

September 25, 2017

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<p><em>Bloomsbury Scientists</em> is the story of the network<br />of scientists and artists living in a square mile of London before and after World<br />War I. This inspired group of men and women viewed creativity and freedom as<br />the driving force behind nature, and each strove to understand this in their<br />own inventive way. Their collective energy changed the social mood of the era<br />and brought a new synthesis of knowledge to ideas in science and art. Class barriers<br />were threatened as power shifted from the landed oligarchy to those with talent<br />and the will to make a difference. </p><br /><br /><p>A time of unexpected opportunities,<br />from the new disciplines of Genetics and Ecology to Post-Impressionism and beyond,<br />Michael Boulter seamlessly weaves together the stories originating from<br />Bloomsbury’s laboratories, libraries and studios. He narrates the breakthroughs<br />of scientists such as Ray Lankester and Marie Stopes alongside the creative outputs<br />of H. G. Wells and Virginia Woolf, among many others, and intricately connects<br />them all through personal friendships, grievances, quarrels and affections. <em>Bloomsbury Scientists</em> offers a fresh and<br />crucial perspective on this history at a time when the complex relationship<br />between science and art continues to be debated.</p>
Business as an Instrument for Societal Change: In Conversation wi...
by Sander Tideman

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English

Pages

315

Publication Date

September 08, 2017

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<EM><br /><P>Business as an Instrument for Societal Change: In Conversation with the Dalai Lama </EM>is the result of two decades of research and dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other leaders in business, government, science and education. Author Sander Tideman, a lawyer and banker who has maintained a friendship with the Dalai Lama over all these years, presents a practical framework and methodology to develop a new kind of leadership - one fit to repurpose the business world and tackle escalating social, economic and environmental needs.</P><br /><P>The Dalai Lama rarely speaks directly on the topics of business, leadership and economics. Yet in the dialogues recounted here, his wisdom - combined with key insights from business and public leaders -creates a unified shift towards a consciousness of interconnectedness, offering profound insights for practitioners and general readers alike.</P><br /><P>Tideman unites the scientific worldviews of physics, neuroscience and economics with the positive psychology of human relationships, and ancient spiritual wisdom, to formulate practical business leadership solutions. While recognizing the need for change in external structures and governance, Tideman highlights the importance of opening our minds, and connecting inner and outer spirituality. At the same time, he focuses on concrete practices for winning the hearts and minds of employees, customers, communities, and society at large, while addressing deep-rooted problems such as extreme social inequality and continued financial collapses.</P><br /><P>At the heart of this book lies the journey to discover our shared purpose. This ignites new sources of value creation for the organisation, customers and society, which Tideman terms 'triple value'. We can achieve triple value by aligning societal and business needs, based on the fundamental reality of interconnection.</P><EM><br /><P>Business as an Instrument for Societal Change: In Conversation with the Dalai Lama</EM> is a readable and intelligent exploration of how leaders can actually help to shape a sustainable global economy by embracing innate human and humane behaviour. It is also Tideman's fascinating personal journey, which brought him to question the underlying motivations and goals of business leadership and to seek a new paradigm for a more sustainable approach. Reflecting Tideman's sharp perceptions and infused with the Dalai Lama's unmistakable joy, this book has the power to change your way of thinking. </P>
Atopias: Manifesto for a Radical Existentialism (Lit Z)
by Frédéric Neyrat

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English

Pages

125

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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This book offers a manifesto for a radical existentialism aiming to regenerate the place of the outside that contemporary theory underestimates. Neyrat calls this outside “atopia”: not utopia, a dreamt place out of the world where everything would be perfect, but atopia, the internal outside that is at the core of every being. Atopia is neither an object that an “object-oriented ontology” would be able to formalize, nor the matter that “new materialisms” could identify. Atopia is what constitutes the existence of any object or subject, its singularity or more precisely its “eccentricity.” Etymologically, to exist means “to be outside” and the book argues that every entity is outside, thrown in the world, wandering without any ontological anchor. In this regard, a radicalized existentialism does not privilege human beings (as Sartre and Heidegger did), but considers existence as a universal condition that concerns every being.<br /><br />It is important to offer a radical existentialism because the current denial of the outside is politically, and aesthetically, damaging. Only an atopian philosophy—a bizarre, extravagant, heretic philosophy—can care for our fear of the outside. For therapeutic element, a radical existentialism favors everything that challenges the compact immanence in which we are trapped, losing capacity to imagine political alternatives. To sustain these alternatives, the book identifies the atopia as a condition of the possibility to break immanence and analyze these breaks in human and animal subjectivity, language, politics and metaphysics.
Derrida after the End of Writing: Political Theology and New Mate...
by Clayton Crockett

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English

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November 07, 2017

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What are we to make of Jacques Derrida’s famous claim that “every other is every other,” if the other could also be an object, a stone or an elementary particle? Derrida’s philosophy is relevant not just for human ethical language and animality, but to profound developments in the physical and natural sciences, as well as ecology. <br /><br />Derrida After the End of Writing argues for the importance of reading Derrida’s later work from a new materialist perspective. In conversation with Heidegger, Lacan, and Deleuze, and critically engaging newer philosophies of speculative realism and object-oriented ontology, Crockett claims that Derrida was never a linguistic idealist. Furthermore, something changes in his later philosophy something that cannot be simply described as a “turn.” In Catherine Malabou’s terms, there is a shift from a motor scheme of writing to a motor scheme of plasticity. <br /><br />Crockett explores some of the implications of interpreting Derrida through the new materialist lens of technicity or plasticity, attending to the significance of ethics, religion, and politics in his later work. By reading Derrida from a new materialist perspective, Crockett provides fresh readings of his ideas of sovereignty, religion, responsibility, and mourning. These new readings produce fruitful engagements with the thinkers who have followed Derrida, including Malabou, Timothy Morton, John D. Caputo, and Karen Barad. <br /><br />Here is a new reading of Derrida that moves beyond conventional understandings of poststructuralism and deconstruction, a reading that is responsive to and critical of some of the crucial developments shaping the humanities today.
The Ascent of Affect: Genealogy and Critique
by Ruth Leys

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

November 10, 2017

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<div>In recent years, emotions have become a major, vibrant topic of research not merely in the biological and psychological sciences but throughout a wide swath of the humanities and social sciences as well. Yet, surprisingly, there is still no consensus on their basic nature or workings.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Ruth Leys’s brilliant, much anticipated history, therefore, is a story of controversy and disagreement. <i>The Ascent of Affect</i> focuses on the post–World War II period, when interest in emotions as an object of study began to revive. Leys analyzes the ongoing debate over how to understand emotions, paying particular attention to the continual conflict between camps that argue for the intentionality or meaning of emotions but have trouble explaining their presence in non-human animals and those that argue for the universality of emotions but struggle when the question turns to meaning. Addressing the work of key figures from across the spectrum, considering the potentially misleading appeal of neuroscience for those working in the humanities, and bringing her story fully up to date by taking in the latest debates, Leys presents here the most thorough analysis available of how we have tried to think about how we feel.<br /><br /> </div>
Bioeconomies: Life, Technology, and Capital in the 21st Century
by Palgrave Macmillan

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English

Pages

350

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<div>This book explores the promissory discourses and practices associated with the bioeconomy, focusing especially on the transformation of institutions; the creation, appropriation, and distribution of value; the struggle over resources, power, and meaning; and the role of altruism, kinship, and care practices. Governments and science enthusiasts worldwide are embracing the bioeconomy, championing it as the key to health, wealth, and sustainability, while citing it as justification to transform research and regulatory institutions, health and agricultural practices, ethics of privacy and ownership, and conceptions of self and kin. Drawing together studies from Asia, Australia, the Americas, and Europe, this volume encompasses subjects as diverse as regenerative medicine, population health research, agricultural finance, biobanking, assisted reproduction, immigration, breastfeeding, self-help groups, GM fish, and mining sewage.</div>

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