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Norris, Christopher
Previous owner's signature on ffep.On 29 March 1991, shortly after the cessation of hostilities in the Gulf War, Jean Baudrillard published an article entitled "The Gulf War has not taken place", in which he argued that "the true belligerents are those who thrive on the ideology of the truth of this war". It is in response to such excesses of post-modernism that Christopher Norris has written this extended polemical essay. He argues that the extreme cognitive scepticism and relativism of this school of thought is profoundly disabling for critical theory. Reviewing the writings of Derrida, Foucault, Lyotard and Baudrillard, as well as the American neo-pragmatist school as represented by Rorty and Fish, he meticulously examines the flaws in their arguments, and makes an impassioned plea for the continuance of the philosopher's role as intellectual critic of real world politics and governments.218pp.
Lawrence & Wishart, 1992, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0853157529
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Inventory #25292
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 11.40 approx. - € 10.07 approx.)
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Edited By Adlassnig, Klaus-Peter; Blobel, Bernd; Mantas, John; Masic, Izet
This volume contains the proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Medical Informatics Europe 2009 (MIE) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 2009. The scientific topics presented in these proceedings range from national and transnational ehealth roadmaps, health information and electronic health record systems, systems interoperability and communication standards, medical terminology and ontology approaches, and social networks to web, web 2.0, and semantic web solutions for patients, health personnel and researchers. Furthermore, they include quality assurance and usability of medical informatics systems, specific disease management and telemedicine systems, including a section on devices and sensors, drug safety, clinical decision support and medical expert systems, clinical practice guidelines and protocols, as well as issues on privacy and security. Moreover, bioinformatics, biomedical modeling and simulation, medical imaging and visualization and, last but not least, learning and education through medical informatics systems are part of the included topics. 1038pp.
IOS Press, 2009, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9781607500445
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Inventory #21781
Price: £ 140.00 GBP ($ 168.00 approx. - € 148.40 approx.)
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Burns, Daniel; Candlish; Fairbarn; Moody-Stuart
N.B. Corners of boards and D/J slightly rubbed. 449pp.
The Banner of Truth, 1984, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall.
ISBN: 0851514359
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Inventory #29306
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.00 approx. - € 10.60 approx.)
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Cohen, Andrew
Andrew Cohen writes with candor and passion about his own experience as a spiritual mentor, and the challenge that an uncompromising example presents to a world grown comfortable with compromise and limitation. Provocative and inspiring, this small book explores the liberating potential in the relationship between the student and the true teacher, and speaks out in defense of this time-honored tradition.53pp.
Moksha Press, 1999, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: . . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 188392927X
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Inventory #19203
Price: £ 4.00 GBP ($ 4.80 approx. - € 4.24 approx.)
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Calvet, Laouis-Hean
This is a biography of Roland Barthes - one of the most important European intellectuals of the post-war years. In a lively account of Barthes's life and work, Calvet follows the brilliant semiotician from his provincial origins to his sudden death in 1980. He describes Barthes's move to Paris as a child, where he lived with his mother in modest surroundings and constant hardship. He argues that the experience of having his academic prospects ruined by his illness at an early age remained a thorn in Barthes's flesh: until the end of his life his relationship with the academic world was never free of bitterness, even resentment. Calvet retraces his years in Paris, Bucharest and Alexandria after the war. During this period Barthes gained access to intellectual circles and experienced his decisive encounter with modern linguistics, particularly with "semiotics", which he helped to establish as a discipline through his work on everyday myths, fashion and literature. Calvet discusses the whole range of Barthes's work as a critic and literary theorist, and demonstrates his tremendous importance and influence in the second half of the 20th century. This book provides a detailed portrait of Barthes's life, and a vivid reconstruction of the intellectual culture of post-war France. It should be of interest to students and researchers in literature, cultural studies, French studies, and anyone interested in the life and work of Roland Barthes. 291pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to half title page.
Polity Press, 1994, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 074561017X
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Inventory #24593
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 21.60 approx. - € 19.08 approx.)
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