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Philosophy of Martin Buber (Library of Living Philosophers) by Martin Buber, Maurice Friedman, Paul A Schlipp, Paul Arthur

By Martin Buber, Maurice Friedman, Paul A Schlipp, Paul Arthur Schilpp

A part of a sequence of experiences of latest philosophers, this quantity specializes in Martin Buber.

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Modern German Music, Volume 1: Recollections and Criticisms by Henry Fothergill 1808-1872 Chorley

By Henry Fothergill 1808-1872 Chorley

Henry Fothergill Chorley was once tune critic of The Athenaeum for over thirty years, and released a number of books at the nation of up to date ecu song, together with song and Manners in France and Germany (1841) and Thirty Years' Musical reminiscences (1862), either reissued during this sequence. within the two-volume smooth German tune, released in 1854, he revisits the various themes and locations mentioned within the 1841 quantity, yet perspectives them from the opposite aspect of the 12 months of Revolution, 1848, which, he argues, replaced the cultural in addition to the political surroundings of the German states considerably and completely. vigorous descriptions of German towns, their tradition and particularly their track fairs are observed by way of prolonged essays on Spohr, Beethoven, Schubert and Mendelssohn, yet Chorley is not at all an uncritical observer, and his reviews at the upward push of nationalism and militarism within the German states after 1848 now look prophetic.

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Category: Modern

Slow Heavy-Particle Induced Electron Emission from Solid by H.P. Winter, J. Burgdörfer

By H.P. Winter, J. Burgdörfer

The emission of electrons from reliable surfaces bombarded via gradual impartial and ionized heavy debris (atoms, molecules) is reviewed either theoretically and within the mild of modern experimental reports through major teams within the box. The e-book integrates physics of ion beams, surfaces and chemical physics, and serves either as a reference paintings for researchers and a textbook for graduate scholars.

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Category: Modern

Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English by Eric Partridge

By Eric Partridge

Publish yr note: First released January 1st 1958
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This dictionary offers the origins of a few 20,000 goods from the fashionable English vocabulary, discussing them in teams that clarify the connections among phrases derived by means of various routes from initially universal inventory.

As good as giving the solutions to questions about the derivation of person phrases, it's a interesting ebook to flick through, for the reason that each web page issues out hyperlinks with different entries. you'll be able to pursue such trails because the longer articles are written as non-stop prose essentially divided up via numbered paragraphs and subheadings, and there's a cautious procedure of cross-references. as well as the most A-Z directory, there are wide lists of prefixes, suffixes, and parts utilized in the production of latest vocabulary.

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Foucault and the Law: Towards a Sociology of Law As by Alan Hunt

By Alan Hunt

This paintings introduces Michel Foucault's rules on legislation to either graduate and undergraduate scholars, making no assumptions of previous interpreting of his paintings. It deals a quick assessment of the importance and implications of Foucault's corpus of labor earlier than delivering an exposition of his idea on legislations. The dialogue is prepared round a couple of issues that run via Foucault's writings, really his tendency to counterpoise legislation and modernity, viewing legislations as linked to pre-modern political varieties. The publication concludes with an exploration of the sociology of governance as utilized to legislation, drawing at the paintings of Durkheim and Weber in addition to on Foucault's personal fabric.

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Collapse Volume VII: Culinary Materialism by Various, Reza Negarestani, Robin Mackay

By Various, Reza Negarestani, Robin Mackay

Cookery hasn't ever been so excessive at the schedule of Western pop culture. And but the endlessly-multiplying television indicates, the obsessive curiosity within the provenance of constituents, and the social gathering of 'radical' experiments in gastronomy, let us know little in regards to the nature of the culinary. Is it attainable to take care of that cookery has a philosophical pertinence with no purely appending philosophy to our burgeoning gastroculture? How may possibly the typical feel of the culinary be accelerated right into a philosophy of 'culinary materialism' in which synthesis, experimentation, and operations of combining and mixing take priority over research, subtraction and axiomatisation?

Drawing on assets starting from anthropology to chemistry, from airtight alchemy to modern arithmetic, 'Collapse VII: Culinary Materialism' undertakes a trans-modal test in culinary considering. a variety of individuals together with philosophers, cooks, artists, historians,and synaesthetes study the cultural, commercial, physiological, alchemical or even cosmic dimensions of cookery, and suggest new types of culinary suggestion for the long run.

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Gurdjieff unveiled: an overview and introduction to the by Seymour B. Ginsburg

By Seymour B. Ginsburg

Gurdjieff Unveiled is a concise evaluation and creation to Gurdjieff's educating meant for 'the starting pupil, the inquiring seeker and the easily curious'. From the beginning the coed can combine theoretical wisdom with sensible event and achieve a flavor of what it ability to paintings on oneself via following Ginsburg's six classes.

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Beaumarchais in Seville: An Intermezzo by Hugh Thomas

By Hugh Thomas

In 1764-65 the irrepressible playwright Beaumarchais traveled to Madrid, the place he immersed himself within the existence and society of the day. encouraged through the locations he had obvious and the folk he had met, Beaumarchais again domestic to create The Barber of Seville and the wedding of Figaro, performs that turned the root for the operas by way of Rossini and Mozart that proceed to please audiences this present day. This booklet is a full of life and unique account of Beaumarchais’s stopover at to Madrid (he by no means went to Seville) and a new edition of the society that fired his imagination.Drawing on Beaumarchais’s letters and commentaries, translated into English for the 1st time, Hugh Thomas investigates the whole variety of the playwright’s actions in Madrid. He focuses specific awareness on brief plays that Beaumarchais attended and during which he was once most likely inspired, and he probes the inspirations for such widely known characters because the barber-valet Figaro, the lordly count number Almaviva, and the attractive yet deceived Rosine. now not neglecting Beaumarchais’s many different targets (ranging from an undertaking to achieve a freelance for promoting African slaves to an try and position his mistress as a undercover agent within the mattress of King Charles III), Lord Thomas offers a hugely exciting view of an important second in Madrid’s heritage and within the inventive lifetime of the lively Beaumarchais.

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