Dictionnaire du romantisme

By Alain Vaillant

À l’aube de notre modernité, le romantisme a transformé l. a. littérature, los angeles musique, les Beaux-Arts. Mais, plus généralement, il a bouleversé notre manière de penser, d’aimer, de percevoir los angeles nature ou l’Histoire – en un mot, de vivre.

Né en terre germanique, il a brillé d’un éclat bold dans l. a. France postrévolutionnaire,

avant d’essaimer dans l’Europe entière et, au-delà, dans les empires coloniaux et en Amérique, où il a toujours accompagné los angeles naissance des États nationaux.

Ce dictionnaire, le greatest à en présenter une imaginative and prescient globale, suggest en 649 articles de tout connaître des poètes, artistes, penseurs ou hommes politiques qui ont fait le romantisme : Byron, Hugo, Beethoven, Novalis, Chopin, Turner, Delacroix, Pouchkine, Garibaldi… Le lecteur y découvrira également les idées, les motifs, les modes qui dessinent les contours de los angeles tradition romantique et permettent d’en saisir les multiples visages à travers le monde.

Un ouvrage exceptionnel qui restitue le mouvement romantique dans toute sa complexité.

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Non-Violence: A History Beyond the Myth

We comprehend of the blood and tears provoked via the initiatives of transformation of the realm via warfare or revolution. ranging from the essay released in 1921 through Walter Benjamin, 20th century philosophy has been devoted to the feedback of violence, even if it has claimed to stick with noble ends. yet what can we be aware of of the dilemmas, of the “betrayals,” of the disappointments and tragedies which the circulate of non-violence has suffered? This ebook tells a desirable heritage: from the yank Christian enterprises within the first many years of the 19th century who desired to cast off slavery and struggle in a non-violent approach, to the protagonists of movements—Thoreau, Tolstoy, Gandhi, Capitini, M. L. King, the Dalai Lama—who both for idealism or for political calculation flew the flag of non-violence, as much as the leaders of today’s “color revolutions.”

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De la connaissance historique

By Henri-Irénée Marrou

De los angeles connaissance historique"Un livre capital." Philippe Ariès"Il s'agit ici d'un essai qui est une manière de chef-d'oeuvre. Sérieusement, je ne crois pas avoir rien lu d'aussi complet ni d'aussi précis sur le travail de l'historien ; et plus d'une web page en va singulièrement loin dans le mystère de los angeles connaissance de l'homme par l'homme." Henri Rambaud"Un tel livre n'est pas seulement castle utile pour les étudiants d'histoire, il devrait être un maître-livre pour quiconque veut vraiment prendre sense of right and wrong des problèmes historiques d'hier et d'aujourd'hui." Michel Carrouges"Rarement une exploration en profondeur des possibilités de l'histoire avait été conduite aussi loin." Marcel Brion

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Questioning Technology

By Andrew Feenberg

During this awesome advent to the research of the philosophy of know-how, Andrew Feenberg argues that techonological layout is imperative to the social and political constitution of recent societies. Environmentalism, info expertise, and clinical advances testify to technology's the most important importance.
In his lucid and fascinating kind, Feenberg exhibits that know-how is the medium of everyday life. each significant technical alterations reverberates at numerous degrees: fiscal, political, and cultural. If we proceed to work out the social and technical domain names as being seperate, then we're primarily denying an essential component of our life, and our position in a democratic society.
Questioning Tecchnology convinces us that it is important that we research extra approximately know-how the higher to reside with it and to regulate it.

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City Trenches: Urban Politics and the Patterning of Class in the United States

By Ira Katznelson

In City Trenches, Ira Katznelson seems to be at a major phenomenon of the sixties—the resurgence of neighborhood activism—and explains its resources, demanding situations, and failure. Katznelson argues that the yankee operating type perceives office politics and neighborhood politics as separate and particular spheres, a conception that defeats makes an attempt to deal with grievances or bring up calls for that holiday the foundations of neighborhood politics or of bread-and-butter unionism. He helps his thesis with an soaking up case research of Washington Heights-Inwood, a multiethnic working-class group in Manhattan.

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From Here to Infinity: A Vision for the Future of Science

One of our best medical minds consider the function of technological know-how within the twenty-first century.

technology is usually portrayed as an imprecise, tough self-discipline, ruled by way of elite researchers and inaccessible to most of the people. during this riveting, inspiring new publication, preeminent astrophysicist Martin Rees overturns this view, urging superior communique among researchers and laypeople. that allows you to form debates over healthcare, power policy,space go back and forth, and different very important concerns, usual voters needs to boost a “feel” for science―the one really worldwide culture―and have interaction at once with examine instead of hoping on pundits’ and politicians’ interpretations. well-known as a professional at the political and moral influence of technological know-how, Rees exhibit express we needs to remedy the recent demanding situations we face―from inhabitants development to weather change―by devising ideas with a long term, international point of view. within the strategy, he deals insights into the clients for destiny discoveries whereas additionally explaining science’s intrinsic limits. simply as importantly, Rees reminds us that technology could be a resource of enjoyment and sweetness for experts and nonspecialists alike.

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FIQH and FUQAHA

By Mulla Asghar Ali M. Jaffer - XKP

If we examine the topics of FIQH intimately, we discover that all of them is abnormal and singular in itself. many of the legislation relate to the typical urge in humans to adore and worship. It courses us to worship none yet Allah, within the prescribed shape, looking His excitement. Then there are legislation which steered us to serve, be beneficial and valuable to human society, while maintaining our obedience to Allah. those are Zakat, Khums, our social and political tasks, Jihad, Amr bil Ma'roof and Nahy anil Munkar, education in martial arts etc.

Other legislation enunciate man's tasks in the direction of oneself like refraining from suicide or harming oneself or maybe warding off celibacy. convinced legislation take care of human existence relating to nature surrounding him like foodstuff, beverages, looking, slaughtering, attire, use of utensils and so forth. Then there are legislation of judiciary, requital and repayment. As for private existence, Fiqh courses us in concerns of NIKAH, TALAQ, DHIHAR, and LIAN. In issues of economic climate and incomes one's bread, there are principles governing enterprise, partnership, silent partnerships, financial disaster and so forth. Fiqh additionally offers with such flexible acts like Haj which except being an act of worship, is a chance of team spirit, collaboration and a global conference.

In spite of this range, FIQH has one unmarried objective. to guide people to happiness on the earth, conjoining it with salvation within the hereafter. consequently, FIQH is taken into account as one, composite technological know-how of ISLAM and is taught as such within the Hawzas. the foundation of FIQH is the Holy Quran, the sound Traditions, Consensus and cause. A FAQEEH seems on the different part of FIQH as components interwoven into one cloth, with a unmarried target to lead mankind in admire of its tasks and obligations in the direction of Allah.

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Against Absolute Goodness (Oxford Moral Theory)

By Richard Kraut

Are there issues we must always price simply because they're, without problems, stable? if this is the case, such issues can be stated to have "absolute goodness." they'd be sturdy simpliciter or complete cease - no longer stable for somebody, now not sturdy of a sort, yet still reliable (period). they could even be referred to as "impersonal values." reasons why we should worth such issues, if there are any, may basically be the truth that they're, with ease, great things. within the 20th century, G. E. Moore used to be the good champion of absolute goodness, yet he's not the one thinker who posits the life and value of this estate.

Against those pals of absolute goodness, Richard Kraut right here builds at the argument he made in What is sweet and Why, demonstrating that goodness isn't a reason-giving estate - in reality, there's no such factor. it's, he holds, an insidious classification of useful proposal, since it might be and has been used to justify what's damaging and condemn what's important. Impersonal price attracts us clear of what's reliable for people. His approach for opposing absolute goodness is to go looking for domain names of sensible reasoning within which it'd be regarded as wanted, and this leads him to an exam of a wide selection of ethical phenomena: excitement, wisdom, attractiveness, love, cruelty, suicide, destiny generations, bio-diversity, killing in self-defense, and the extinction of our species. Even individuals, he proposes, shouldn't be stated to have absolute price. The distinctive significance of human existence rests in its place at the nice benefits that such lives as a rule provide.

"When one reads this, one sees the opportunity of genuine philosophical development. If Kraut is correct, i would be fallacious to claim that this publication is sweet, interval. or perhaps nice, interval. yet i'll say that, as a piece of philosophy, and in the event you learn it, it really is very good indeed." --Russ Shafer-Landau, collage of Wisconsin-Madison

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Becoming American: Why Immigration Is Good for Our Nation's Future

By Fariborz Ghadar

For coverage makers, enterprise leaders, and americans, immigration reform is likely one of the defining problems with our time. In turns either own and analytical, ultimate genuine and well-argued all through, Fariborz Ghadar’s Becoming American makes the case for good judgment immigration regulations and practices that won't in simple terms support improve America’s economic system and position as international chief, yet also will support thousands of potential immigrants and their households commence making extra out in their lives this present day, and for generations to come back. the writer is an Iranian immigrant who fled his place of birth a long time in the past looking for a extra strong and winning destiny. Weaving his own tale into that of the thousands of immigrants dealing with pointless hurdles on the worldwide point, he demonstrates the necessity for our governments and leaders to make coverage judgements intelligently – not only in response to present situations – yet with a watch towards a destiny brighter than our present kingdom of disorder, uncertainty, and regrettable bigotry in the direction of people with humorous names. in keeping with our nation’s indisputable background as a state of immigrants, we won't fail to deal with the effect that immigration may have on our destiny if we wish to competently plan for a thriving, different and higher the next day. changing into American comprehend is helping readers not just the attitude of America’s immigrant populations, yet makes the case for the US once again as a spot for the world’s toughest employees, loftiest dreamers, and so much filthy rich people.

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30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans

“Heartfelt and ever-endearing – equivalent elements info and suggestion. this can be a publication to maintain through your bedside and go back to often.” --Amy Dickinson, nationally syndicated suggestion columnist "Ask Amy"

After an opportunity come across with a outstanding ninety-year-old lady, well known gerontologist Karl Pillemer determined to determine what older humans find out about existence that the remainder of us don’t. His quest led him to talk with one thousand americans over the age of sixty-five—many of whom can take note the melancholy and international struggle II. whereas a few of their stories reaffirmed undying knowledge, others stunned Pillemer with the unforeseen. Now with a brand new preface via Jane Brody, 30 classes for Living distills their relocating tales and hard-won recommendation. to profit the right way to stay with out remorse, persevere via tough occasions, locate achievement, and age fearlessly and good, there isn't any one greater to invite than the folk who've performed it themselves.

This attractive paperback variation positive aspects deckled edges and french flaps -- an ideal reward for any get together.

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