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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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Stankiewicz, W. J.
This book gathers together a selection of the core materials from a lifetime of writing by one of the more eminent political philosophers of our time. Written in lucid prose, this volume can be appreciated by both the professional political scientist and the educated layman. The selections are arranged under (a) values such as liberty, equality, tolerance, justice, the common good; (b) concepts such as authority, sovereignty, the social contract and natural law; and (c) major political ideologies. The result is an extended commentary on today's crucial issues: social change, violence, coercion and political participation. For Stankiewicz, the main concern of political theory is to "establish principles relevant to the public good and to uphold the tradition of the public philosophy of civility". His writings show a remarkable assimilation of the classical body of political theory -- from Plato to Dewey -- the recognition of its tradition and beauty and of its historic role in human affairs. His neo-classical philosophy combats the ills of our society emanating from hedonistic liberalism, such as the pursuit of group rights, anti-authority stances, identity politics and the irrationalism of present-day political correctness. The volume contains numerous examples of his 'crossing swords' with thinkers of various persuasions, such as Leszek Kolakowski, C.B. Macpherson and Jacques Maritain. 543pp.
Ronsdale Press & Vancouver Holocaust Education Society, 2001, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0921870841
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Inventory #10376
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Butcher, Alan D.
Artist Frances Gage, born in 1924 in Windsor, experienced both artistic recognition and acute despair in her life, yet she flourished in her work and as part of the contemporary Toronto art scene. A friend of Frances Loring and Florence Wyle, she developed a greater connection with the Group of Seven, working closely with Frederick Varley and producing reliefs of both him and A Y Jackson while working in Tom Thomson's shack. Frances remained focused and positive and became a successful sculptor, creating more than five hundred works of art. Still, even though she achieved the dream she strove toward during all the years of struggle, she discovered that the Dante-like Paradise she had sought and gained was instead the poet's Inferno in disguise. Her correspondence, as referenced in this remarkable biography, bears out this insight in a life often marked by unsatisfying triumph over tragedy. It presents a candid view of one of Canada's most fascinating artists of the twentieth century. 263pp.
Dundurn Press, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781554884230
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Inventory #27391
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Edited By Gini, Maria; Shen, Wei-Min; Torras, Carme; Hideo, yuasa
The goal of the 7th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-7) is to exchange and stimulate research ideas that make future robots and systems more intelligent and autonomous. This conference emphasizes that intelligence should and could best be illustrated by systems that can directly sense and act in their own environment without demanding detailed supervision from humans. As more and more robots are entering our daily life, researchers in IAS are facing increasingly many challenges in how to construct, control, and interact with such systems. The IAS-7 conference provides an exciting environment for researchers to present and discuss their novel theoretical results, implementations, and applications. A total of 71 technical papers were submitted by authors from 15 countries, representing more than 40 universities and research institutions. The overall outcome of the revision process is an excellent selection of papers that showcase the research of autonomous systems today. 414pp.
IOS Press, 2002, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1586032399
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Inventory #20411
Price: £ 50.00 GBP ($ 65.15 approx. - € 55.25 approx.)
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Bjrndal, Ivar
152pp. N.B. Two inscriptions on half title page.NORWEGIAN TEXT.
Forum Bjrndal, 2002, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Signed First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 8299494052
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Inventory #24428
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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