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Brown, Neville
Written by an experienced author with a strong background in both History and Earth Sciences, this text explores the philosophic implications of the dramatic developments now under way in astrophysics and astrobiology. How close may this progress, empirical and theoretical, bring us to a definitive understanding of ultimate realities? What could it connote for the future of the great religious obediences? What might it mean for the evolution of a planetary consciousness that could be the key to the survival of our overburdened world? Are there not alarming possibilities, yet also very positive ones? Discussion takes full account of hard science in a manner accessible to lay people, where the arguments and observations presented are set firmly in a deep historical perspective. A fundamental conclusion and imperative for the coming century is that there are some shaky but tangible grounds for believing we are poised to enter an era in which relations much improve within and between the great religious obediences; between them and philosophical agnosticism - to the many who subscribe to no established faith but who would lay claim to a broad ethical concern and spiritual aspiration; and between all of these and the natural sciences. Throughout, the author provides compelling examples of cosmic norms - rooted in Earth Science, Astronomy/Astrophysics and Historical Example - to demonstrate the issues mankind faces in coming to terms with the Universe, of which we are but a small part.367pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2006, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1903900662
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Inventory #20774
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 38.70 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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Baross, Zsuzsa
In 2004, Jacques Derrida gave one of his final interviews prior to his death. Regarding the future of his work, Derrida advanced two contradictory hypotheses: "I will not be read"; and "despite a handful of good readers ...I am yet to be read". This book is an homage to the spirit of Derrida, and seeks to grasp the significance of his death on the rich corpus of his work, in a voice that remains true to the 'faithful betrayals' of Derrida's own works of deconstuction. Two key journeys underpin Posthumously. The first is an exploration of both Derrida and deconstruction through the unusual prism of cinema and photography, bringing into play Gilles Deleuze's concept of creative repetition. In the second journey, the author embarks on a detailed engagement with Derrida's oft-neglected book on drawing, "Memoirs of the Blind", and provides a subversive reading of that text, arguing that its labyrinthine turns (confession, self-portrait, and mourning) obscure a secret ambition to stage the last battle between its own graphic trait and the image in full colour. Beneath this vivid canopy, Zsuzsa Baross brings together a collection of shorter pieces developing the meaning of the term 'posthumous' in the world of writing and literary criticism, interrogating Derrida's posthumous lesson on 'learning to live'. The final act in this unique volume analyses Derrida's last hand-written note; a note, the author argues, that reopens the question of the posthumous and provides an infinitely moving lesson on life. 164pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2011, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781845194321
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Inventory #27484
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 25.80 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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Hall, M. Clement
This book examines the controversial yet debilitating illness known as Fibromyalgia. As many as 15 million women suffer from it the US but there are hugely differing opinions as to whether these women are masquerading. The author details six fictional cases that are factually based relating to typical patients from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. By appreciating this unique approach everyone will gain a broader understanding of this challenging illness. 377pp.
Prometheus Books, 2009, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781591026815
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Inventory #21931
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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James, N.
The Civilisations of Central America is a history of Central America, including the Olmecs, Aztecs, Maya and Toltecs.' Previous owners sticker on inside cover.162pp.
Tempus Publishing Ltd, 2001, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0752414240
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Inventory #22167
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Rosiek, Jan
This is a comprehensive interpretation of Paul de Man's theoretical itinerary prior to his emergence as the doyen of deconstruction in America. The book includes sections on Hegelian poetics, Heidegger's thought, and romanticism, the main areas in which de Man carried out his critical work before 1970. His encounters with dialectical negations in Mallarme and Blanchot, Heidegger's existential analytic poetics of Being, the antagonism of symbol and allegory in Benjamin, and Derrida's deconstruction of Rousseau all present opportunities for tracing the figures which, in various guises, remained crucial in de Man's Theory: being inaccessible, intention unfulfillable, truth unattainable - in brief, figures of failure. 247pp. N.B. Corners bumped. Spine slightly scuffed.
Aarhus University Press, 1992, Card Covers, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 8772884037
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Inventory #25008
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.26 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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