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Tolstoy, Leo
This book is an introduction to the high humanitarian ideas of the great Russian writer and philosopher Leo Tolstoy. It was inspired by the portrait reproduced on the cover dustjacket. The inscription on the portrait was written, in Russian, by Alexandra Lvovna Tolstoy, youngest daughter of the world famous writer and presented to the author, Michael Levin, on the occasion of his visit to her in 1977 at her home in upstate New York. In translation, the inscription reads: My father once said: 'Believing gives soulful peace; sense of divine soul gives power'. These words of his have always helped me in life. And I am happy that you helped people - tourists - when they came to bow their heads at his grave. 204pp.
The Levin Press, 2009, Card Covers, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Third Edition. . 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall.
ISBN: 9780962847356
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Inventory #25005
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Tosse, Sigvart (editor)
211pp.
Tapir Academic Press, 1999, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: . . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 8251915465
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Inventory #10476
Price: £ 8.50 GBP ($ 11.08 approx. - € 9.39 approx.)
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Mitscherling, Jeff
This absorbing study of Plato's criticism of poetry offers a new interpretation based upon central features of both the pre-Platonic conception of poetry and previously neglected features of Plato's various discussions of poetry and the poets. Professor Mitscherling's analysis is unique in that he concentrates on the philosophical significance of Plato's distinction between dramatic and non-dramatic sorts of poetry. Mitscherling shows that this distinction proves in fact to be central to the conception of poetry that Plato consistently elaborates throughout his dialogues. Mitscherling also makes a unique contribution by outlining a possible Platonic aesthetics, which draws on current work in phenomenology and hermeneutics in such a way as to promise an entirely new direction for current work in continental aesthetics. The author employs Gadamer's analyses of the ontology of the work of art, in conjunction with a phenomenological analysis of the aesthetic experience, in the construction of a foundation for aesthetics that is consistently Platonic. Mitscherling concludes with the hypothesis that Plato's criticism of poetry did not apply to poetry itself, nor was it directed to art in general or the educational system, or the Sophists. Rather, Plato was specifically against the technic of mimesis, that is, the technique of persuading by appearing to be what one is not, or by merely appearing to speak the truth.479pp.
Humanity Books, 2009, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781591024316
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Inventory #20740
Price: £ 35.00 GBP ($ 45.61 approx. - € 38.68 approx.)
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Edited By Hermsen, Joke J; Lenning, Alkeline Van
Previous owners inscription to ffep. Crease to bottom right corner of front cover. 249pp.
Routledge, 1991, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0415061393
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Inventory #26119
Price: £ 6.00 GBP ($ 7.82 approx. - € 6.63 approx.)
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Bird, David M.
Are pigeons and house sparrows merely to be despised? Do chickadees grow new brains each year? These are just a sprinkling of the questions tackled in this delectable collection of the best of the ornithological essays written by Dr. David M. Bird over the last fifteen years. Employing plenty of humour, wit, and personal family experiences, the engaging writing style makes this a delightful, easy-to-read book for North American bird-lovers everywhere. 273pp.
Vehicule Press, 1999, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1550651196
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Inventory #19310
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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