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Walters, Kerry S.
Against the religious backdrop of pre- and postcolonial America stands the towering figure - and mind - of Benjamin Franklin. A Renaissance man in a Revolutionary time, Franklin had interests and knowledge not only in religion but in literature, philosophy, politics, publishing, history, and scientific inquiry, among many other disciplines. Kerry S. Walters examines Franklin's search for the Divine using a similar, multifaceted approach - and in so doing has created the first extended treatment of Franklin's religious thought in thirty years. Walters brings the same intellectual range and depth to the understanding of Franklin's beliefs that Franklin brought to his own quest. What emerges from this pilgrimage into the soul of one of America's greatest figures is a very human Benjamin Franklin who grew with the accumulation of knowledge to arrive at a 'theistic perspectivism', which provided him with a philosophical explanation for the diversity of religious faiths - and a justification for the liberty of conscience he advocated throughout his life. "Benjamin Franklin and His Gods" is an original and beautifully challenging spiritual and intellectual biography. It is destined to be a classic. 213pp. N.B. Fading to spine and spine edge of rear cover. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
University of Illinois Press, 1999, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0252067398
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Inventory #24879
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Edited By Kopelman,Loretta M. And De Ville,Kenneth A.
K. Danner Clouser is one of the most important figures in establishing and shaping the fields of medical ethics, bioethics and the philosophy of education in the second half of the 20th century. Clouser challenged many established approaches to moral theory and offered innovative strategies for integrating the humanities into professional education, especially that of physicians and nurses. The contributions in this text contain a critical review of his contributions and bring together internationally known figures in bioethics, medical ethics and philosophy of medicine to comment upon Clouser's work. These leaders of the field include Tom Beauchamp, Daniel Callahan, James Childress, Nancy Dubler, H. Tristram Engelhardt, Al Jonsen, Loretta Kopelman, Larry McCullough, John Moskop, and Robert Veatch. This book should be useful for those interested in bioethics, philosophy of medicine, medical ethics, philosophy, medical education, religious studies, and nursing education.250pp.N.B.Slight fade mark to base of d/j spine.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Very Good. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0792358538
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Inventory #15040
Price: £ 60.00 GBP ($ 78.18 approx. - € 66.30 approx.)
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Windsor, Philip; Edited By Berdal, Mats
Philip Windsor (1935-2000) is widely acknowledged to have been among the brightest and most penetrating of thinkers in International Relations. This book brings together some of his most exciting and stimulating essays, covering many of the classic and most enduring issues in International Relations: the causes of wars; intervention and the use of force; the regulation of conflict; human rights and the tensions between order and justice. Windor's philosophical bias, together with his elegant prose and sheer breadth of knowledge, gave an underlying coherence and unity to all his writings. The essays include brilliant essays on East-West relations during the Cold War, arms control, Clausewitz's contribution to strategic thought, Henry Kissinger's scholarly contribution and the place of human rights and cultural dialogue in international politics. 246pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1902210905
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Inventory #23104
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.58 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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King, Dexter Scott; Wiley, Ralph
Dexter King was just seven years old when an assassin took his father Martin Luther King's life. The bond between father and son was a close one and for years afterwards Dexter was haunted by a memory of himself and his dad riding their bikes through Atlanta's streets and by his father's laugh as he romped with his family. Dexter tried to find courage in his father's example of selfless heroism but as his shattered childhood ripened into adolescence the weight of "the King legacy" pressed down more heavily. Kept at arms-length by schoolchildren unsure what to make of the son of a secular saint, afflicted with undiagnosed ADD and shell-shocked further by the murder of his grandmother, Dexter stumbled warily into adulthood. Ironically the wall that kept him from potential friends and girlfriends was sometimes a comfort - in distancing himself from others he lessened the chances of further loss. Only in his early thirties did he confront the legacy head-on, discovering what his father was trying to tell him - and us - about what really matters. Dexter Scott King's memoir is replete with insights into what families of "fallen heroes" must contend with, as well as intimate moments and fresh reflections on race in America. 312pp.
Warner Books, 2003, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Printing. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0446529427
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Inventory #25981
Price: £ 8.50 GBP ($ 11.08 approx. - € 9.39 approx.)
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Botting, Jack H.; William Harvey Research Conference (1997 Cannes, France)
This volume is the proceedings of the William Harvey Research Conference held in Cannes, France, on the 20th and 21st March, 1997. It describes the present knowledge of the structures of the cyclooxygenase isoforms and the experimental and clinical effects of selective inhibitors of cyclooxygenase-2. The pathophysiological significance of the cyclooxygenase enzymes in tumorigenesis, programmed cell death, vascular disease and asthma is also covered.150pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprint. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0792387295
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Inventory #15083
Price: £ 8.50 GBP ($ 11.08 approx. - € 9.39 approx.)
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