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Contexts: Meaning, Use of Language by Stefano Predelli(.PDF)

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Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 2 MB Overview: Stefano Predelli comes to the defense of the traditional "formal" approach to natural-language semantics, arguing that it has been misrepresented not only by its critics, but also by its foremost defenders. In Contexts he offers a fundamental reappraisal, with particular attention to the treatment of indexicality and other forms of contextual dependence which have been the focus of much recent controversy. In the process, he presents original...

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The Last Professors by Frank Donoghue (.ePUB)(.MOBI)(.AZW3)

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.2MB Overview: "What makes the modern university different from any other corporation?" asked Columbia's Andrew Delbanco recently in the New York Times. There is more and more reason to think: less and less, he answered. In this provocative book, Frank Donoghue shows how this growing corporate culture of higher education threatens its most fundamental values by erasing one of its defining features: the tenured professor. Taking a clear-eyed look at American...

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Anthropocene by Sverre Raffnsøe (Sverre Raffnsoe) (.PDF)

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Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 1.18 MB Overview: The Anthropocene is heralded as a new epoch distinguishing itself from all foregoing eons in the history of the Earth. It is characterized by the overarching importance of the human species in a number of respects, but also by the recognition of human dependence and precariousness. A critical human turn affecting the human condition is still in the process of arriving in the wake of an initial Copernican Revolution and Kant's ensuing second Copernican...

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Slow Philosophy by Michelle Boulous Walker (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.2 MB Overview: In an age of internet scrolling and skimming, where concentration and attention are fast becoming endangered skills, it is timely to think about the act of reading and the many forms that it can take. Slow Philosophy: Reading Against the Institution makes the case for thinking about reading in philosophical terms. Boulous Walker argues that philosophy involves the patient work of thought; in this it resembles the work of art, which invites and implores us to...

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The Sociology of Religion by Michele Dillon (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 1.9 Mb Overview: Religion is a critical construct for understanding contemporary social life. It illuminates the everyday experiences and practices of many individuals, is a significant component of diverse institutional processes including politics, gender relations, and socioeconomic inequality, and plays a vital role in public culture and social change. This handbook showcases current research and thinking in the sociology of religion. The contributors, all active writers and...

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What Philosophy Can Do by Gary Gutting (.ePUB)(.AZW3)

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Requirements: ePUB or AZW3 Reader, 1.3MB Overview: "A brilliant demonstration of what philosophy can do and how it is essential to human integrity and identity."—Simon Critchley, coeditor of The Stone Reader How can we have meaningful debates with political opponents? How can we distinguish reliable science from over-hyped media reports? How can we talk sensibly about God? In What Philosophy Can Do, Gary Gutting takes a philosopher's scalpel to modern life's biggest questions and the most...

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The Happiness Philosophers by Bart Schultz (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader 4.5 MB Overview: A colorful history of utilitarianism told through the lives and ideas of Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, and its other foundersIn The Happiness Philosophers, Bart Schultz tells the colorful story of the lives and legacies of the founders of utilitarianism–one of the most influential yet misunderstood and maligned philosophies of the past two centuries.Best known for arguing that "it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of...

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Tarot of the Holy Light by Christine L Payne-Towler (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB PDF Reader 13 MB Overview: Tarot of the Holy Light: A Continental Esoteric Tarot Here is the first of two volumes supporting the card deck Tarot of the Holy Light. This volume is the user’s manual for the pack, demonstrating the traditional assumptions built into the outline of the classical Tarots of continental Europe. Teachings from the ancient grimoires, the Seals of Solomon, the Sefer Yetzira, Paracelsus, Agrippa, and Jacob Boehme are collated with the root principles of...

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Seeing Like the Buddha by Francisca Cho (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 14.4MB Overview: Considers film as a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice. In this important new contribution to Buddhist studies and Buddhist film criticism, Francisca Cho argues that films can do more than simply convey information about Buddhism. Films themselves can become a form of Buddhist ritual and contemplative practice that enables the viewer not only to see the Buddha, but to see like the Buddha. Drawing upon her extensive knowledge of both Buddhism...

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Philosophy of Mathematics by Oystein Linnebo (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.8MB Overview: A sophisticated, original introduction to the philosophy of mathematics from one of its leading contemporary scholars Mathematics is one of humanity's most successful yet puzzling endeavors. It is a model of precision and objectivity, but appears distinct from the empirical sciences because it seems to deliver nonexperiential knowledge of a nonphysical reality of numbers, sets, and functions. How can these two aspects of mathematics be reconciled? This concise...

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Shamanism by Christa Mackinnon (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.2MB Overview: Shamanism is the oldest and most enduring spiritual wisdom tradition, and is playing a major part in the psycho-spiritual awakening and movement we see now all across the globe. In today's disconnected, fragmented world, shamanism has the power to offer us the connection and wholeness we so need. In this book, Christa Mackinnon introduces the reader to shamanism and to a range of shamanic tools and approaches – including ceremony, trance journeying, vision...

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Mindfulness by Martin Heidegger (.ePUB)(.MOBI)(.AZW3)

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.3MB Overview: Written in 1938/9, Mindfulness (translated from the German Besinnung) is Martin Heidegger's second major being-historical treatise. Here, Heidegger develops some of his key concepts and themes including truth, nothingness, enownment, art and Be-ing and discusses the Greeks, Nietzsche and Hegel at length. In addition to the main text, the text also includes two further important essays, 'A Retrospective Look at the Pathway' (1937/8) and 'The Wish...

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The Enchantment of Modern Life by Jane Bennett (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 2.8 mb Overview: It is a commonplace that the modern world cannot be experienced as enchanted--that the very concept of enchantment belongs to past ages of superstition. Jane Bennett challenges that view. She seeks to rehabilitate enchantment, showing not only how it is still possible to experience genuine wonder, but how such experience is crucial to motivating ethical behavior. A creative blend of political theory, philosophy, and literary studies, this book is a powerful and...

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Marijuana Second Edition by David E. Newton (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader 3 MB Overview: This single-volume resource provides sound, up-to-date information and authoritative resources for research on the controversial topics of the use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes and the effects of marijuana use on society. Genre: Non-Fiction - Health, Fitness & Medical Download link 1 Download link 2...

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Everyday Psychic Defense by Cassandra Eason (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 3.7MB | Retail Overview: Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones with Easy and Effective Magic.. Discover how to detect and deflect free-floating negativity, send deliberate malice back to its source, and cast protections around your home, family, workspace, and valuables—all without damaging your karma. Everyday Psychic Defense provides everything you need to feel more confident and secure against negative influences, including curses, evil or restless spirits, and emotionally...

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The Coelbren Alphabet by John Michael Greer (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 4.4MB | Retail Overview: Devised by a famous Welsh poet, the Bardic alphabet called Coelbren has always seemed to hold great promise. But as long as nobody knew how to use the system for divination, it remained simply a relic of a bygone era. In The Coelbren Alphabet, John Michael Greer reveals the secrets of this esoteric alphabet, restoring the Coelbren to its rightful place as a powerful magical tool. Unlike the Ogham or runes, the Coelbren letters take their meaning...

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Terror in France by Gilles Kepel (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 412 kb Overview: The virulent new brand of Islamic extremism threatening the West In November 2015, ISIS terrorists massacred scores of people in Paris with coordinated attacks on the Bataclan concert hall, cafes and restaurants, and the national sports stadium. On Bastille Day in 2016, an ISIS sympathizer drove a truck into crowds of vacationers at the beaches of Nice, and two weeks later an elderly French priest was murdered during morning Mass by two ISIS militants. Here is...

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Vampyre Magick by Father Sebastiaan (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 12,9 MB Overview: Since the dawn of civilization, the vampire has danced through the dreams and nightmares of every culture, expressed in folklore, literature, and art. Today, this fascination resonates in pop-culture through hit television shows, movies, and bestselling books. In Vampyre Magick, Father Sebastiaan reveals the hidden rituals and spells of the Living Vampires. This companion volume to Sebastiaan's Vampyre Sanguinomicon, is intended for initiates of the Stigoii...

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Revolution of the Ordinary by Toril Moi (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 1.4MB Overview: This radically original book argues for the power of ordinary language philosophy—a tradition inaugurated by Ludwig Wittgenstein and J. L. Austin, and extended by Stanley Cavell—to transform literary studies. In engaging and lucid prose, Toril Moi demonstrates this philosophy’s unique ability to lay bare the connections between words and the world, dispel the notion of literature as a monolithic concept, and teach readers how to learn from a literary text. ...

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Inferentialism Why Rules Matter by Jaroslav Peregrin (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.6MB Overview: The term 'inferentialism', coined by Robert Brandom, has become a trademark of a certain position in the philosophy of language which claims that meanings identify with inferential roles – a radical departure from more traditional semantic approaches. Independently of this, the term is now cropping up in logic, in connection with positions prioritizing proof-theory over model theory and approaching meaning in logical, especially proof-theoretical, terms. The...

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Hegel & the Future by Richard Dien Winfield (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.7MB Overview: Hegel and the Future of Systematic Philosophy critically rehabilitates Hegel's post-enlightenment project of doing systematic philosophy without foundations, showing how it can solve the dilemmas afflicting contemporary analytic and post-modern thought alike. Thinking through and building upon Hegel's arguments, the book tackles the most important issues driving current debates in logic, epistemology, metaphysics, the philosophies of nature and...

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Neuroscience... & Pragmatism by Tibor Solymosi (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.3MB Overview: Recent work in the neurosciences and neurophilosophy has found resources in the philosophical tradition of pragmatism. This volume is the first to bring together active neuroscientists, neurophilosophers, and scholars to consider the prospects of a neuroscientifically-informed pragmatism and a pragmatically-informed neuroscience on issues ranging from the nature of mental life to the implications of neuroscience for education and ethics. For the past 20 years,...

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Participation & the Mystery by Jorge N. Ferrer (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.3MB Overview: A groundbreaking and hopeful new look at contemporary spirituality, transpersonal psychology, integral education, and religious diversity and pluralism. Participation and the Mystery is both an introduction to and expansion of Jorge N. Ferrer’s groundbreaking work on participatory spirituality, which holds that human beings are active cocreators of spiritual phenomena, worlds, and even ultimates. After examining the impact of his work since the...

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The Art of Living by Epictetus, Sharon Lebell (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 137KB | Retail Overview: Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life's inevitable losses...

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As My Parents Age by Cynthia Ruchti (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 815KB | Retail Overview: For most of us it is not the "ifs" but the "whens": when I notice the first signs; when we mourn the role reversal; when my children need me too; or when I don't know how to pray. Those are just a few of the fifty-two reflections on the changes, challenges, and blessings of loving your parent as they grow older. Their lives—and yours—begin to change. Knowing that you are not alone, that others have been where you are, is encouraging...

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Woman Between Islam and...by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 1.5 Mb Overview: The status of women in Islam is the same as that of men. Injunctions of honor and respect are the same for both genders. Yet Islam sees man as man and woman as woman, and considering the natural differences, it advocates the principle of the division of labor between the two sexes as opposed to the equality of labor. Genre: Religion, Humanities Download link 1 Download link 2...

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(Mis)Representing Islam by John Richardson (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 3.1 MB Overview: (Mis)Representing Islam explores and illustrates how elite broadsheet newspapers are implicated in the production and reproduction of anti-Muslim racism. The book approaches journalistic discourse as the inseparable combination of 'social practices', 'discursive practices' and the 'texts' themselves from a perspective which fuses Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) with Edward Said's critique of Orientalism. This framework enables Richardson to (re)contextualise...

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Nothing to Prove by Jennie Allen (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 21.45 mb Overview: No More Pretending. No More Performing. No More Fighting to Prove Yourself. Are you tired, inside and out? Are you trying your best to measure up—yet you still feel as if you’re losing ground and missing out on the best parts of life? You are not alone. Jennie Allen understands the daily struggle so many of us face with inadequacy and insecurity and the fear that we are not enough. And she invites us into a different experience, one in which our souls...

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Buried Treasures by Guru Singh (.ePUB)(.AZW3)

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Requirements: ePUB or AZW3 Reader, 2.3MB Overview: Buried Treasures is the confluence of two great spiritual rivers that led to fulfilling of the author's destiny — a near death experience and the vision quests of an indigenous village of remote Mexico. Buried Treasures is the story of 3 years in the early adult life of Guru Singh (the book’s author). Gerry Pond (Guru Singh) was twenty years old when he died in a Seattle hospital from a ruptured appendix. This near-death-experience, and all that...

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Solid Ground by Tsoknyi Rinpoche et al (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 134 kb Overview: In this lively and personal book, three acclaimed Buddhist teachers from different traditions come together to offer unorthodox wisdom for living well through difficult times. Sylvia Boorstein, Zoketsu Norman Fischer, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche draw on their own experiences with suffering, as well as their many years of practice, to illustrate how we can find serenity and compassion in even the most stressful situations. Solid Ground offers humor, insight, and...

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