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Kedar, Mordechai
The Syrian regime, ruled by the Ba'th socialist party and headed by presidents from the 'Alawi minority, faces problems of legitimacy vis-a-vis its people, which it tackles through powerful security organizations and the state media. The government media machine exists to express the regime's viewpoint in both local and external spheres, and to promote acceptance of the legitimacy of Asad's presidency and government. The media also attempts to mobilize the masses to act in the service of the state by disseminating information which reflects Asad's position on current issues. The organs of the regime - army, party, security services, national and local authorities - are proclaimed as acting by order of the president. While personal commitment to the legitimacy of Hafiz al-Asad is the principal 'article of faith', this message is supported by complementary messages - Asad being true to the Moslem faith; Asad as historic leader; Asad as the focus of identity of all Syrian citizens; the 'crimes' of the Moslem Brotherhood, etc. - and vociferous political discourse. 302pp. N.B. 2 dents to rear board and rear D/J. Base of spine bumped.
Sussex Academic Press, 2005, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1902210743
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Inventory #24913
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Nottingham High School, 1989, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #20242
Price: £ 4.00 GBP ($ 5.16 approx. - € 4.42 approx.)
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Jameson, Fredric
N.B. Two small label attatched to rear cover. Fading to spine and spine edge of covers. Previous owners inscription to ffep. 212pp.
Routledge, 1988, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0415006570
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Inventory #25757
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.26 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Woofenden, William Ross
For more than 250 years, followers of scientist and visionary Emanuel Swedenborg have been translating and commenting on his writings. This newly-updated reference work is the only comprehensive reference not only to Swedenborg's published and unpublished writings, but to the body of research and collateral literature about him. This book includes a summary of Swedenborg's theology and a glossary. 511pp. N.B. Bottom corners of boards and D/J slightly bumped.
Swedenborg Foundation, 2008, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. Revised Second Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9780877853275
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Inventory #23923
Price: £ 17.50 GBP ($ 22.58 approx. - € 19.34 approx.)
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Fairfield, Paul
This work advances a hermeneutical conception of ethics, one oriented particularly toward questions of power and the critique of power in the aftermath of foundationalism. Bringing into mutual interrogation such disparate traditions as hermeneutics, liberalism, critical theory and postmodernism, and such figures as Gadamer, Ricoeur, Habermas, Foucault, Nietzsche and Artistotle, Fairfield argues that the principal question of ethics is no longer how to ground practices and judgments on a secure epistemological foundation. Rather, what is of importance is how normative discourses rooted in tradition and invested with power may adopt a critical posture toward these same conditions without generating an impossible circularity. Fairfield asserts that the practice of social criticism is ultimately inseparable from that of hermeneutic interpretation; critique is a matter of perceiving and understanding contexts of moral action in light of principles. In taking this view, Fairfield defends hermeneutics - in particular, Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics - against the charge leveled at it by critical theorists - in particular, Jurgen Habermas - that hermeneutical philosophy's emphasis on historicity and finitude demonstrates an absence of critical perspective in reflecting upon tradition and the power operative within tradition. With this objection in mind, Fairfield embarks upon his project to formulate a hermeneutical ethics. Ethical criticism, he maintains, belongs to the universal practice that is the struggle for illumination and self-understanding, a practice ubiquitous in human existence and central to the task of fashioning a just order. "The Ways of Power" is unique in bringing together a myriad of philosophical voices and perspectives, not to continue a quest for moral certainty and objective grounds - which is so often sought in contemporary society, but which Fairfield insists must be given up - but to take seriously the need for rationality in moral and political discourse. 209pp.
Duquesne University Press, 2004, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: . First Paperback Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0820703605
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Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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