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Absolute Music

The History of an Idea

by Mark Evan Bonds

<p>What is music, and why does it move us? From Pythagoras to the present, writers have struggled to isolate the essence of &quot;pure&quot; or &quot;absolute&quot; music in ways that also account for its profound effect. In Absolute Music: The ...

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Absolute Reality in the Qur'an

by Masudul Alam Choudhury

<p>This book studies the absolute reality of the Qur’an, which is signified by the struggle of truth against falsehood in the framework of monotheistic unity of knowledge and the unified world-system induced by the consilience of knowledge. In ...

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Absolute Time

Rifts in Early Modern British Metaphysics

by Emily Thomas

<p>What is time? This is one of the most fundamental questions we can ask. Traditionally, the answer was that time is a product of the human mind, or of the motion of celestial bodies. In the mid-seventeenth century, a new kind of answer ...

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Abstract Entities

by Sam Cowling

<p>Think of a number, any number, or properties like <em>fragility</em> and <em>humanity</em>. These and other abstract entities are radically different from concrete entities like electrons and elbows. While concrete entities are located in ...

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Abstract Market Theory

by Jonathan Roffe

<p>Financial markets play a huge role in society but theoretical reflections on what constitutes these markets are scarce. Drawing on sources in philosophy, finance, the history of modern mathematics, sociology and anthropology, Abstract Market ...

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Abstract Market Theory

by Dr Jon Roffe

The market plays a profoundly significant role in contemporary society; its operations and effects engage the whole range of human existence from the global to the mundane. At the same time, answers to the question 'what is the market?' are ...

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Abstraction and Representation

Essays on the Cultural Evolution of Thinking

by Peter Damerow

<p>This book deals with the development of thinking under different cultural conditions, focusing on the evolution of mathematical thinking in the history of science and education. Starting from Piaget's genetic epistemology, it provides a ...

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Absurdities of the Gods of the New Morality

Virtue on the Verge

by Stephen F. Baca

<p>Absurdities of the Gods of the New Morality<br /> By: Stephen F. Baca</p> <p>The art on the front cover represents the twelve supreme Greek deities; displayed from left to right they are Demeter, Hermes, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Ares, Hera, ...

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Academic Scepticism in the Development of Early Modern Philosophy

by Plínio Junqueira Smith & Sébastien Charles

<p>This book explores how far some leading philosophers, from Montaigne to Hume, used Academic Scepticism to build their own brand of scepticism or took it as its main sceptical target. The book offers a detailed view of the main modern key ...

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Academic Skepticism in Seventeenth-Century French Philosophy

The Charronian Legacy 1601-1662

by José R. Maia Neto

<p>This book is the first systematic account of Pierre Charron’s influence among the major French philosophers in the period (1601-1662). It shows that Charron’s <em>Wisdom</em> was one of the main sources of inspiration of Pierre Gassendi’s ...

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Academic Theories of Generation in the Renaissance

The Contemporaries and Successors of Jean Fernel (1497-1558)

by Linda Deer Richardson

<p>This volume deals with philosophically grounded theories of animal generation as found in two different traditions: one, deriving primarily from Aristotelian natural philosophy and specifically from his <em>Generation of Animals</em>; and ...

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Academic Writing

Selected Topics in Writing an Academic Paper

by Silvia Gáliková

<p>The textbook concentrates on selected topics and problematic aspects in preparing a cohesive and well-organised academic paper, such as: the relation between thinking and writing, establishing arguments, using logic and appropriate language ...

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Acedia and Its Discontents

Metaphysical Boredom in an Empire of Desire

by R. J. Snell

While the term acedia may be unfamiliar, the vice, usually translated as sloth, is all too common. Sloth is not mere laziness, however, but a disgust with reality, a loathing of our call to be friends with God, and a spiteful hatred of place and

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Achievement

by Gwen Bradford

<p>From the magisterial to the mundane, achievements play a role in the best kind of human life, and many people think that they are of such importance that they are worth pursuing at the expense of serious sacrifices. Yet for all that, no ...

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Achieving Extraordinary Ends: An Essay on Creativity

by S. Bailin

<p>CREATIVITY HAS become a popular slogan in contemporary education and society. We are urged continually to be creative with respect to all our endeavours - to be creative writers, creative cooks, creative teachers, creative thinkers, creative ...

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Acoustic Technics

by Don Ihde, Stony Brook University

<p><em>Acoustic Technics</em> opens with the 19th century discovery of radiation which exceeds our human bodily perceptual experience, light beyond light, sound beyond sound and on into what today we call the electromagnetic spectrum. Claiming a

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Across the Boundaries

Extrapolation in Biology and Social Science

by Daniel Steel

<p>The biological and social sciences often generalize causal conclusions from one context or location to others that may differ in some relevant respects, as is illustrated by inferences from animal models to humans or from a pilot study to a ...

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Acting Liturgically

Philosophical Reflections on Religious Practice

by Nicholas Wolterstorff

<p>Participation in religious liturgies and rituals is a pervasive and remarkably complex form of human activity. This book opens with a discussion of the nature of liturgical activity and then explores various dimensions of such activity. Over ...

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Acting on Principle

An Essay on Kantian Ethics

by Onora O'Neill

<p>'Two things', wrote Kant, 'fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe: the starry heavens above and the moral law within'. Many would argue that since Kant's day, the study of the starry heavens has advanced while ethics ...

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Action (1893)

Essay on a Critique of Life and a Science of Practice

by Maurice Blondel

<p>Action was once a prominent theme in philosophical reflection. It figured prominently in Aristotelian philosophy, and the medieval Scholastics built some of their key adages around it. But by the time Maurice Blondel came to focus on it for ...

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