A Thing of This World: A History of Continental Anti-Realism

A Thing of This World: A History of Continental Anti-Realism

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At a time when the analytic/continental split dominates contemporary philosophy, this ambitious work offers a careful and clear-minded way to bridge that divide. Combining conceptual rigor and clarity of prose with historical erudition, A Thing of This World shows how one of the standard issues of analytic philosophy--realism and anti-realism--has also been at the heart of continental philosophy.

Using a framework derived from prominent analytic thinkers, Lee Braver traces the roots of anti-realism to Kant's idea that the mind actively organizes experience. He then shows in depth and in detail how this idea evolves through the works of Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, and Derrida. This narrative presents an illuminating account of the
history of continental philosophy by explaining how these thinkers build on each other's attempts to develop new concepts of reality and truth in the wake of the rejection of realism. Braver demonstrates that the analytic and continental traditions have been discussing the same issues, albeit with different vocabularies, interests, and approaches.
By developing a commensurate vocabulary, his book promotes a dialogue between the two branches of philosophy in which each can begin to learn from the other.

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BEING MORTAL

BEING MORTAL

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In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering.

Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.

Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

Benedict Arnold

Benedict Arnold

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Benedict Arnold stands as one of the most vilified figures in American history. Stories of his treason have so come to define him that his name, like that of Judas, is virtually synonymous with treason.

Yet Arnold was one of the most heroic and remarkable men of his time, indeed in all of American history. A brilliant military leader of uncommon bravery, Arnold dedicated himself to the Revolutionary cause, sacrificing family life, health, and financial well-being for a conflict that left him physically crippled, sullied by false accusations, and profoundly alienated from the American cause of liberty. By viewing Arnold's life backward through the prism of his treason, we invariably succumb to the demonizations that arose only after his abandonment of the rebel forces. We thereby overlook his critical role as one of the influential actors in the American Revolution.

Distinguished historian James Kirby Martin's landmark biography, the result of a decade's labor, stands as an invaluable antidote to this historical distortion. Careful not to endow the Revolutionary generation with mythical proportions of virtue, Martin shows how self-serving, venal behavior was just as common in the Revolutionary era as in our own time. Arnold, a deeply committed patriot, suffered acutely because of his lack of political savvy in dealing with those who attacked his honor and reputation. Tracing Arnold's life, from his difficult childhood through his grueling winter trek across the howling Maine wilderness, his valiant defense of Lake Champlain, and his crucial role in the Quebec and Saratoga campaigns, Martin has given us an entirely new perspective on this dramatic and exceptional life, set against the tumultuous background of the American Revolution.

Blacksnake's Path

Blacksnake's Path

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Based on extensive research, Blacksnake's Path combines a compelling narrative with authentic history. This splendid novel about an unsung hero of American history is the product of twelve years of research and writing, yet it carries its prodigious learn
Blood rose

Blood rose

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BOYS IN THE BOAT  (P)

BOYS IN THE BOAT (P)

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The #1 New York Times-bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary "The Boys of '36'."

For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times--the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.

It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington's eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys' own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man's personal quest.

CARDINAL NUMBERS

CARDINAL NUMBERS

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The author and the illustrator, who collaborated on the popular alphabet book B is for Buckeye, have teamed up again for Cardinal Numbers, the companion counting book for the great state of Ohio. This colorful and richly informative pictorial teaches children about numbers and math concepts by using people, places, and things specific to Ohio as examples. As the elementary age students begin to grasp these concepts, they learn more and more about their state in the process. Cardinal Numbers is a wonderful tool for educators, and along with B is for Buckeye, has become supplemental reading for every elementary-school classroom in Ohio.
Chekhon's Doctors

Chekhon's Doctors

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In his brief but distinguished life, Anton Chekhov was a doctor, a documentary essayist, an admired dramatist, and a humanitarian. He remains a nineteenth-century Russian literary giant whose prose continues to offer moral insight and to resonate with readers across the world.

Chekhov experienced no conflict between art and science or art and medicine. He believed that knowledge of one complemented the other. Chekhov brought medical knowledge and sensitivity to his creative writing--he had an intimate knowledge of the world of medicine and the skills of doctoring, and he utilized this information in his approach to his characters. His sensibility as a medical insider gave special poignancy to his physician characters. The doctors in his engaging tales demonstrate a wide spectrum of behavior, personality, and character. At their best, they demonstrate courage, altruism, and tenderness, qualities that lie at the heart of good medical practice. At their worst, they display insensitivity and incompetency.

The stories in Chekhov's Doctors are powerful portraits of doctors in their everyday lives, struggling with their own personal problems as well as trying to serve their patients. The fifth volume in the acclaimed Literature and Medicine Series, Chekhov's Doctors will serve as a rich text for professional health care educators as well as for general readers.

Cream city review vol 33 issue 1

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Creative Arts for Young Children Professional Enhancement Supplement

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Destiny of the Republic (p)

Destiny of the Republic (p)

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A Booklist Notable Book of 2012

The extraordinary New York Times bestselling account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy, from bestselling author of The River of Doubt, Candice Millard.

James Abram Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, a renowned congressman, and a reluctant presidential candidate who took on the nation's corrupt political establishment. But four months after Garfield's inauguration in 1881, he was shot in the back by a deranged office-seeker named Charles Guiteau. Garfield survived the attack, but become the object of bitter, behind-the-scenes struggles for power--over his administration, over the nation's future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care. Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, The Destiny of the Republic brings alive a forgotten chapter of U.S. history.

DREAMLAND

DREAMLAND

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Winner of the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction

Named on Amazon's Best Books of the Year 2015--Michael Botticelli, U.S. Drug Czar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year--Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of 2015--Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) Books of the Year--Slate.com's 10 Best Books of 2015--Entertainment Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2015 --Buzzfeed's 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015--The Daily Beast's Best Big Idea Books of 2015--Seattle Times' Best Books of 2015--Boston Globe's Best Books of 2015--St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Best Books of 2015--The Guardian's The Best Book We Read All Year--Audible's Best Books of 2015--Texas Observer's Five Books We Loved in 2015--Chicago Public Library's Best Nonfiction Books of 2015

From a small town in Mexico to the boardrooms of Big Pharma to main streets nationwide, an explosive and shocking account of addiction in the heartland of America.

In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America--addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland.

With a great reporter's narrative skill and the storytelling ability of a novelist, acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two classic tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been catastrophic. The unfettered prescribing of pain medications during the 1990s reached its peak in Purdue Pharma's campaign to market OxyContin, its new, expensive--extremely addictive--miracle painkiller. Meanwhile, a massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel--assaulted small town and mid-sized cities across the country, driven by a brilliant, almost unbeatable marketing and distribution system. Together these phenomena continue to lay waste to communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico.

Introducing a memorable cast of characters--pharma pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, and parents--Quinones shows how these tales fit together. Dreamland is a revelatory account of the corrosive threat facing America and its heartland.

Eclipse

Eclipse

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A strong book of short fiction by Jeanne Bryner, treating the working classs lives of many characters ranging from Appalachia to the industrial Midwest.

In our WORKING LIVES SERIES.

English as a second language dictionary

English as a second language dictionary

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Provides a word list and definitions; a simple alphabetic pronunication system; sample sentences and phrases; homonyms, synonyms, prefixes, and suffixes; and grammar information.
Entrepreneurs + Mentors = Success

Entrepreneurs + Mentors = Success

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How do entrepreneurs survive? How do they thrive? This book - by Kansas City entrepreneur Barnett C. Helzberg Jr. - will show why mentoring is the way. Here are 22 actual case studies of resilient people who grew their companies in part through the help of nurturing mentors participating in Helzberg's Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program. A kitchen soap maker who is now a large factory owner, a mismatched button customer who becomes an eco-friendly dry cleaner. How one's labors of law turn to labors of love at a culinary institute. You will learn not by rules or truisms but by the missteps and triumphs of these 22 lifelong learners. Through careful mentor matching and good luck, the right people nourished each other and the organization.
Greek dictionary

Greek dictionary

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Covering the most commonly used vocabulary of everyday Greek life, as well as that found in general literature, this revised edition of the highly acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of Modern Greek is specially designed for tourists, travelers, students, and business people alike. This authoritative guide offers comprehensive coverage of 67,000 words and phrases, as well as some 82,000 translations, and includes many idioms and illustrative phrases in both Greek and English showing words in use. Information is given on points of style and usage, and appendices are included listing the principal parts of Greek verbs, place names, and personal names. Brought completely up-to-date with the monotonic spelling system for the Greek language, now the most widely used in Greece, this reference guide is a must for anyone Clearning or using Greek.
Hearts in Zion

Hearts in Zion

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Hearts in Zion is the continuing story of Bruce Hopkins' family during the early 20th century. As the prosperity of industrialization grasps the country in the aftermath of the Civil War, the coal camps of Eastern Kentucky are established. With the coming of the Great Depression the people of Hopkin's homeland face hardship and abandonment, but manage to survive and pass on the stories of their bloodline to yet another generation
Hegel's ethics of recognition

Hegel's ethics of recognition

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In this significant contribution to Hegel scholarship, Robert Williams develops the most comprehensive account to date of Hegel's concept of recognition (Anerkennung). Fichte introduced the concept of recognition as a presupposition of both Rousseau's social contract and Kant's ethics. Williams shows that Hegel appropriated the concept of recognition as the general pattern of his concept of ethical life, breaking with natural law theory yet incorporating the Aristotelian view that rights and virtues are possible only within a certain kind of community.

He explores Hegel's intersubjective concept of spirit (Geist) as the product of affirmative mutual recognition and his conception of recognition as the right to have rights. Examining Hegel's Jena manuscripts, his Philosophy of Right, the Phenomenology of Spirit, and other works, Williams shows how the concept of recognition shapes and illumines Hegel's understandings of crime and punishment, morality, the family, the state, sovereignty, international relations, and war. A concluding chapter on the reception and reworking of the concept of recognition by contemporary thinkers including Derrida, Levinas, and Deleuze demonstrates Hegel's continuing centrality to the philosophical concerns of our age.

HIRAM, U.S.A.

HIRAM, U.S.A.

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Imitations of Life: Fannie Hurst's Gaslight Sonatas

Imitations of Life: Fannie Hurst's Gaslight Sonatas

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In the early 1920s, Fannie Hurst's enormous popularity made her the highest-paid writer in America. She conquered the literary scene at the same time the silent movie industry began to emerge as a tremendously profitable and popular form of entertainment. Abe C. Ravitz parallels Hurst's growing acclaim with the evolution of silent films, from which she borrowed ideas and techniques that furthered her career. Ravitz notes that Hurst was amazingly adept at anticipating what the public wanted. Sensing that the national interest was shifting from rural to urban subjects, Hurst set her immigrant tales and her "woiking goil" tales in urban America. In her early stories, she tried to bridge the gap between Old World and New World citizens, each somewhat fearful and suspicious of the other. She wrote of love and ethnicity - bringing the Jewish Mother to prominence - of race relations and prejudice, of the woman alone in her quest for selfhood. Ravitz argues, in fact, that her socially oriented tales and her portraits of women in the city clearly identify her as a forerunner of contemporary feminism. Ravitz brings to life the popular culture from 1910 through the 1920s, tracing the meteoric rise of Hurst and depicting the colorful cast of characters surrounding her. He reproduces for the first time the Hurst correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, Charles and Kathleen Norris, and Gertrude Atherton. He examines her important friendships with the early sentimental screenwriter Frances Marion and with theatrical producer turned movie mogul Daniel Frohman. Fellow writers Rex Beach and Vachel Lindsay also play important roles in Ravitz's portrait of Hurst, as does Zora Neale Hurston, who awakenedHurst's interest in the Harlem Renaissance and in race relations, as shown in Hurst's novel Imitation of Life.

Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Professional Enhancement

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Introduction to Early Childhood Education, 5e is a proven success in the education market now out in its 5th edition. This new edition offers all of the tried and true, comprehensive information available in previous editions, along with many new and pertinent features and benefits. Most importantly, this book provides a fully comprehensive overview of early childhood education that is solidly based on current research and theories. The student will have at their fingertips an introduction to the field of early childhood education that is grounded in constructivist theory but also includes coverage of other theories. The focus is on developmentally appropriate practice within all levels of early childhood education including infants and toddlers, preschoolers, early elementary school children, and children with disabilities. Many chapters include extensively revised subsections covering appropriateness within a wide range of relevant topics. These topics include the scope and need of the field of early childhood education, the families, teachers and caregivers, and goals, objectives, and evaluations. The bulk of the book examines curriculum, fostering creativity, physical, cognitive, and language development, and social development. Every facet of early childhood education is examined and explained, and with the new enhancements, will leave each reader with a thorough and comprehensive education. There is also new information about professional development to help guide the reader into the field of early childhood education. With a strong focus on DAP (developmentally appropriate practice) as well as updated references, examples from practitioners and legislation information added, this book has become the most comprehensive resource available.
Italian dictionary

Italian dictionary

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Authoritative and up to date, this third edition of the Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary covers over 90,000 words and phrases, and 120,000 translations of contemporary Italian and English, with dozens of brand-new words in each language. More than just a dictionary, it also includes sections on Grammar, Culture, and Communication. The grammar supplement provides full information on all the key points of Italian and English grammar, including verb tables for quick reference. Language is now studied in the context of its culture, so the existing culture section has been revised and expanded to offer lively and useful information on life in the Italian-speaking world--everything from political institutions to how weddings are celebrated. The communication supplement gives help with all types of correspondence, including examples letters, emails, resumes, and even help with text messaging in Italian.
The Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary is the perfect reference for student and adult learners needing an affordable, portable dictionary.
JOURNEY INTO DAY

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Kansas City BBQ

Kansas City BBQ

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In the words of the Kansas City Barbeque Society, barbeque is not just for breakfast anymore. This striking, full-color, 25th anniversary tribute to the world's largest and most respected barbeque organization features more than 200 recipes from members of the Kansas City Barbeque Society, whose appeal and following is worldwide.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Kansas City Barbeque Society is proud to serve up The Kansas City Barbeque Society Cookbook, 25th Anniversary Edition by Ardie Davis, Paul Kirk, and Carolyn Wells.

Featuring more than 200 all-new, mouthwatering recipes (many from award-winning KCBS members and teams), this 25th anniversary edition also includes tips for competitive barbequing, juicy stories that shed light on life inside the barbeque society, and tons of beautiful full-color photographs.

The previous Kansas City Barbeque Society cookbook has gone through seven printings since it was originally self-published by the KCBS in 1996. This 25th anniversary edition is a must-have for the libraries of professional and amateur barbequers--as well as an appetizing read for people who may not tend to the grill but do love to eat 'que.

MAKING NORTH AMERICA

MAKING NORTH AMERICA

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Much has been written about the trilateral relationship between Canada, the United States, and Mexico, and the free trade agreements that this relationship has spawned. In Making North America, James Thompson uses the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement of 1988 and the North American Free Trade Agreement of 1994 to demonstrate that there has been an often-unrecognized impulse behind the process of North American integration - national security.

Featuring interviews with key decision-makers from all three countries, including Brian Mulroney, George H.W. Bush, and Carlos Salinas, Making North America is a rigorous analysis of the role national security has played in North American integration. Furthermore, Thompson's evidence suggests that the processes at work in North America are part of a global phenomenon where regions are progressively coalescing into larger-scale political entities.

Map Kent Ravenna

Map Kent Ravenna

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York and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is a full-color Street Map published by Universal Map. Includes Hallam, North York, West York, Yoe, and Yorkana.Features complete indexing, color-coded travel routes, railroads, boundaries, government facilities, hospitals, police/fire stations, post offices, shopping centers, schools-colleges-universities, libraries, parks, golf courses/country clubs, cemeteries, and points of interest.

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This book is packed with easy-to-follow recipes for all tastes and occasions. It provides fabulous photography of each finished dish.
MONEY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

MONEY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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Using the experiences and perspective of a skilled Life Coach, Marriage Counselor, and Psychotherapist and calling on an array of academic research, philosophy, literature, pop-culture, real-life stories and do-it-yourself exercises, MONEY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS is the only book of it's kind to explore the relationship between money and happiness in this particular way. Its thesis (set out in the first two sections called Money and You and Money and Happiness) is that, while money can't buy happiness, it can support the foundations of a happy life if understood and used wisely. Misunderstood and used poorly, money can seriously undermine happiness. The third section of the book, Two Pillars of Life Satisfaction, makes the case that life satisfaction comes from living a life based on non-monetary /non-materialistic values, and that the two most important of these are love and meaningful work. This book empowers us to reclaim our lives and feel rich in ways that truly last and matter
New England's Best Trips

New England's Best Trips

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Whether exploring your own back yard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of open roads with Lonely Planet's New England's Best Trips, your passport to unique experiences that await you along New England's highways. Featuring 32 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures, you can make coastal stops to climb historic lighthouses or drive through autumnal farmlands sipping fresh-pressed cider, all with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, cue up your driving playlist, and hit the road!

Inside Lonely Planet's New England's Best Trips:

  • Lavish color and gorgeous photography throughout
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  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Useful features - including Stretch Your Legs, Detours, and Link Your Trip
  • Covers Massachusetts, Boston, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Connecticut, Hartford, Rhode Island, Providence, Vermont, Montpelier, Lake Champlain, New Hampshire, Concord, Lake Winnipesaukee, Maine, Acadia, Augusta and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's New England's Best Trips is perfect for exploring New England in the classic American way-by road trip!

  • Planning a trip to the region sans a car? Lonely Planet's New England guide, our most comprehensive guide to New England is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems.
  • Looking for a guide focused on Boston? Check out Lonely Planet's Boston guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer.

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Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Mara Vorhees, Amy C Balfour, Paula Hardy and Caroline Sieg.

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