On The Edge Of Reason

Autore: Miroslav Krleza
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811226484
Grandezza: 43,15 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9783

"On the Edge of Reason is one of the great European novels of the first half of the twentieth century – and Krleza's themes, his seriousness, his protest against the normality of delusion and cruelty, could hardly be more relevant to the century's end." —Susan Sontag During his long and distinguished career, the Croatian writer Miroslav Krleza (1893-1981) battled against many forms of tyranny. In On the Edge of Reason, his protagonist is a middle-aged lawyer whose life and career have been eminently respectable and respected. One evening, at a party attended by the local elite, he inadvertently blurts out an honest thought. From this moment, all hell breaks loose.... On the Edge of Reason reveals the fundamental chasm between conformity and individuality. As folly piles on folly, hypocrisy on hypocrisy, reason itself begins to give way, and the edge between reality and unreality disappears.

The Edge Of Reason

Autore: Julian Baggini
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300208235
Grandezza: 20,11 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7576

An urgent defense of reason, the essential method for resolving--or even discussing--divisive issues Reason, long held as the highest human achievement, is under siege. According to Aristotle, the capacity for reason sets us apart from other animals, yet today it has ceased to be a universally admired faculty. Rationality and reason have become political, disputed concepts, subject to easy dismissal. Julian Baggini argues eloquently that we must recover our reason and reassess its proper place, neither too highly exalted nor completely maligned. Rationality does not require a sterile, scientistic worldview, it simply involves the application of critical thinking wherever thinking is needed. Addressing such major areas of debate as religion, science, politics, psychology, and economics, the author calls for commitment to the notion of a "community of reason," where disagreements are settled by debate and discussion, not brute force or political power. Baggini's insightful book celebrates the power of reason, our best hope--indeed our only hope--for dealing with the intractable quagmires of our time.

Bridget Jones The Edge Of Reason

Autore: Helen Fielding
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330514873
Grandezza: 45,85 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8431

With an introduction by journalist Hadley Freeman 9st 2, cigarettes smoked in front of Mark 0 (v.g.), cigarettes smoked in secret 7, cigarettes not smoked 47 (v.g.). Bridget’s second diary ushers in a reformed woman. She is no longer a smoker (well, not much), the wilderness years are over, and she is at last united with man-of-her-dreams Mark Darcy. But things aren’t perfect: there’s an eight-foot hole in the wall of her flat, she’s increasingly worried about a certain boyfriend-stealing beauty, and her friends’ mad advice is getting her nowhere – something has to change. And so Bridget decides to embark on a spiritual epiphany to the palm- and magic-mushroom-kissed shores of Thailand. Surely it will be the perfect place to set her life on course once and for all . . . Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is Bridget at her best: funny, wise, and, as ever, a little bit sloshed. A number-one bestseller by Helen Fielding, it is, alongside Bridget Jones’s Diary, a modern classic and one of the funniest books you’ll ever read.

The Edge Of Reason

Autore: Anil Ananthaswamy
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9352141512
Grandezza: 20,92 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7680

These experiments and others are heroic in every sense, and Ananthaswamy captures their excitement"and the personalities of the scientists behind them"with enthusiasm and insight'"Publishers Weekly In this deeply original book, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy sets out to explore the world's most audacious physics experiments: the cutting-edge telescopes and detectors that promise to answer the biggest questions in modern cosmology. Why is the universe expanding at an ever faster rate? What is the nature of the -dark matter' that makes up almost a quarter of the universe? Why does the universe appear fine-tuned for life? Are there other universes besides our own? In his quest, Ananthaswamy travels to some of the most extreme, remote"and often dangerous"sites on our planet. He takes us to Mount Paranal in the Chilean Andes, where four massive domes of the Very Large Telescope open to the sky each night -like dragons waking up' and collect brilliant images of galaxies billions of light-years away. To the starkly gorgeous Hanle Valley in Ladakh where the relatively nascent Indian Astronomical Observatory uses robotic telescopes to study the seismology of distant stars. And to the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, where engineers are drilling 1.5 miles into the clearest ice on the globe to build the world's largest neutrino detector, which could finally help reconcile quantum physics with Einstein's theory of general relativity. The stories he weaves of the people who work at these and other dramatic research sites"from Lake Baikal in Siberia to the depths of an abandoned iron mine in Minnesota to the subterranean lair of the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva"reveal science to be a human process and make for a compelling new portrait of the universe and our quest to understand it. Atmospheric, engaging and illuminating, The Edge of Reason lucidly unravels essential conundrums and brings cosmology back down to earth in the most vivid terms.

At The Edge Of Reason

Autore: David Lafaille
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493117491
Grandezza: 35,63 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6137

Malibu, CA, 1968. Denny Martel, a twenty-seven-year-old trial lawyer wunderkind in the Los Angeles County Public Defender's office, becomes deeply involved in the hunt for a serial killer. He soon realizes he's the target of a secret LAPD unit, and his Malibu beach cottage is no refuge. In the gritty LA trial courts, on the Venice Beach testosterone-charged "A" basketball court, in the "wilds" of Malibu, and among an amazing cadre of beautiful and complicated women, Denny seeks justice and his true self. In the summer of 1968, a serial killer is loose in Los Angeles. The press calls him the Night Slayer, and he robs "mom-and-pop" businesses in South Central LA, leaving no witnesses. As the Slayer's body count increases, the city begins to destabilize and a repeat of the Watts Riots is brewing. Denny's high school pal, Jack Hansen, is the lead LAPD homicide detective charged with catching the Slayer. As the Public Defender for many of the suspects arrested, Denny begins to formulate a profile of the Slayer. As the search continues, Denny wins and loses trials and women. He's an emerging star in the criminal justice system and is realizing the significance and vulnerability of that role. Then, using Denny's insight to the Slayer, Jack makes the arrest, and Denny will now represent the Slayer at the lineup.

Dreaming At The Edge Of Reason

Autore: Vishnu Aiyappan
Editore: PartridgeIndia
ISBN: 1482821907
Grandezza: 49,97 MB
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Vista: 6023

The book mostly deals with the poignancy of dreams and how transient they are. The poems also deal with the way the world appears to the eyes of the author describing the emotions and states of mind that he thinks in. In many ways this collection of poetry is more like a lyrical commentary of the author's take on what it takes to live in today's modern world of fast pace and fleeting dreams.

Edge Of Reason

Autore: Trish Loye
Editore: Tough Girl Press
ISBN: 9780994008442
Grandezza: 27,95 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 7746

E.D.G.E. Security is a covert international organization that handles jobs most governments won't. The operators are the elite of the elite, soldiers and spies, chosen for their skills and secrecy, and their ability to go beyond the edge. Captain Cat 'Valkyrie' Richards knows it's easier to be alone. As a special ops soldier she's worked too hard to achieve what she has to jeopardize it by having a fling with a fellow soldier. Besides, she tried that once and the results almost shattered her. Now she's stronger and focused on the mission at hand. Nothing will distract her. As a Navy SEAL, Rhys 'Lucky' Lafayette knows how to achieve a mission no matter what the odds and when Rhys sees Cat he zeroes in on his target. She let him get close once before and he's determined to make her see the benefits of it again. But when E.D.G.E. sends the pair to recover a senator's son kidnapped by the Boko Haram, the simple rescue turns into something much darker and deadlier. Will Cat and Rhys be able to forge themselves into the necessary fighting force able to accomplish the mission or will they be pushed to the edge of reason.

The Edge Of Reason

Autore: J Saman
ISBN: 9781700069085
Grandezza: 18,27 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 363

I have a certain set of rules I try to live by. Rules that have always served me well. Until now... Rule one: Don't have sex with someone you work with.Rule two: Don't have sex with your friend's ex-boyfriend. Rule three: Don't have sex with your best friend who also happens to be the same ex-boyfriend of your friend.Rule four: Don't ever, under any circumstances, fall in love with your best friend. I guess it's safe to say, I officially broke all four of my rules.Doctor Andrew Albright. Sexy, arrogant, insanely gorgeous, and eternally off-limits. Not only is he still in love with my friend, his ex, but he's my rock. My perfect best friend.The one person I cannot lose under any circumstances. Especially when my life has a habit of falling apart on a regular basis. But one mercy kiss later, to save me from an awkward situation, and suddenly everything changes. He flirts relentlessly. Corners me in dark hallways. Throws me panty-melting stares that render me helpless. I crossed the uncrossable line. Broke every damn rule. Now our perfect friendship is falling apart. And he's doing everything he can to keep it that way... THE EDGE OF REASON is a funny, sexy, and emotional best friends to lovers, STANDALONE romance

The Edge Of Reason

Autore: Melinda Snodgrass
Editore: Titan Books
ISBN: 1783294612
Grandezza: 67,12 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3590

Richard Oort seems like a normal police officer. But while on patrol he defends a terrified young woman fleeing something impossible: beings that can only be described as monsters. In saving the beautiful Rhianna, he is drawn into the machinations of a mysterious billionaire who just might be Prometheus and Lucifer, and who claims to be waging a millennia-old war on the side of reason and light, defending humanity from others of his kind who want nothing more than to see us destroy ourselves with superstition and fear. Richard is a Paladin, a genetic fluke that enables him to wield Lucifer's sword, and is forced to become a central figure in the battle between Light and Darkness. But is he strong enough to bear the burden?

Edge Of Reason

Autore: Victoria Allison
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595388760
Grandezza: 74,91 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 219

"I craved the passion and proficiency of so many who embarked in careers with great satisfaction. I wondered what it would feel like to be able to stay aboard the ship with the first crash of a wave." "Edge of Reason" traces Elizabeth Parker's life through her abuses suffered as a child, into insanity as she deals with schizoaffective disorder as an adult. Despite climbing the ladder of success, she plummets into destructive depressions and suicidal thoughts. After growing up as a lesbian, she enters into a relationship that endures several years of her undiagnosed illness. When Elizabeth first decides to add another woman to the already-established relationship, it seems that everything is going her way-a successful career and an intense love triangle. But her dive into depression tests the words "I love you," bringing up the question of who really loves whom. Elizabeth's dreams and nightmares of unfulfilled expectations explode into a thousand different directions when her illness propels her to the brink of suicide. Just when Elizabeth believes there is no hope, the light shines through-but at what cost? Everything she believes to be real may be only a figment of her imagination and paranoia . or is it?

Edge Of Reason

Editore: wayne johnstone
Grandezza: 49,92 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8105

I started writing the day my first grandchild was born. When I looked into his eyes I saw the generations off my family. It was then I realised that the reason my father could not help me to understand who or what I was. Quite simply I had no idea any more than my father before. That is what motivated me to write happiness is a recipe hard to find. It was in constructing this rime I discovered this hidden talent for stretching information with poetry. This book is an illustration of my story to reason for me and those I love what is life worthy, writing and sharing these and other poems have brought many rewards to my life we have great potential.

The Edge Of Reason

Autore: Alex Bentley
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847062172
Grandezza: 75,36 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1353

Should scientists challenge religious beliefs? Is religion inevitable in human society? Is religion harmful to society? Can science itself inspire spiritual wonder? Confrontation between science and religion has defined much public debate about religion in recent years, most lately in bestsellers portraying a clash between scientists and religious believers, such as Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion and Sam Harris's The End of Faith or Letter to a Christian Nation. But what does this 'us versus them' divide mean for society? This collection of essays gives voice to social scientists, natural scientists and theologians whose experience holds direct relevance on these major issues, and clarifies the position of science in the modern debate. Includes contributions by Mary Midgley (University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK), Denis Alexander (Cambridge University, UK), Richard Roberts (Lancaster University, UK), Bob Layton (Durham University, UK), Simon Coleman (Sussex University, UK), Michael Shermer (Executive Director of the Sceptics Society and monthly columnist for Scientific American), Lewis Wolpert (University College London, UK), Andrew Newberg (University of Pennsylvania), Timothy Taylor (University of Bradford, UK), Steven Mithen (University of Reading, UK), David Sloan Wilson (Binghamton University), Herbert Maschner (Idaho State University), Ian Reader (University of Manchester, UK), Hiroko Kawanami (Lancaster University, UK), Andrian Kreye (Süddeutsche Zeitung), John Hedley Brooke (Oxford University, UK), Gordy Slack (Author of The Battle Over The Meaning Of Everything), Seth Shostak (Seti Institute), William Calvin (University Of Washington), and David Wilkinson (Durham University, UK).

Planks Of Reason

Autore: Barry Keith Grant
Editore: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810850132
Grandezza: 22,60 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6292

The original edition of Planks of Reason was the first academic critical anthology on horror. In retrospect, it appeared as a kind of homage to the "golden age" of the American horror film, as this genre played an increasing role in film culture and American life. This revised edition retains the spirit of the original, but also offers new takes on rediscovered classics and recent developments in the genre.

Homo Mysticus

Autore: José Faur
Editore: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815627814
Grandezza: 42,62 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2653

This text examines the ideas, perspectives and methodologies developed in critical theory and poststructural analysis. This interpretation of Maimonides A Guide to the Perplexed reveals views on prophecy, philosophy, the importance of fulfilling the commandments, esoterism and mysticism.

Topics In Discrete Mathematics

Autore: Satinder Bal Gupta
Editore: Firewall Media
ISBN: 9788170089520
Grandezza: 55,72 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2648

Dynamics Of The Party System

Autore: James L. Sundquist
Editore: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 9780815723189
Grandezza: 14,77 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2422

Since the original edition of Dynamics of the Party System was published in 1973, American politics have continued on a tumultuous course. In the vacuum left by the decline of the Democratic and Republican parties, single-interest groups have risen and flourished. Protest movements on the left and the New Right at the opposite pole have challenged and divided the major parties, and the Reagan Revolution--in reversing a fifty-year trend toward governmental expansion--may turn out to have revolutionized the party system too. In this edition, as in the first, current political trends and events are placed in a historical and theoretical context. Focusing upon three major realignments of the past--those of the 1850s, the 1890s, and the 1930s--Sundquist traces the processes by which basic transformations of the country's two-party system occur. From the historical case studies, he fashions a theory as to the why and how of party realignment, then applies it to current and recent developments, through the first two years of the Reagan presidency and the midterm election of 1982. The theoretical sections of the first edition are refined in this one, the historical sections are revised to take account of recent scholarship, and the chapters dealing with the postwar period are almost wholly rewritten. The conclusion of the original work is, in general, confirmed: the existing party system is likely to be strengthened as public attention is again riveted on domestic economic issues, and the headlong trend of recent decades toward political independence and party disintegration reversed, at least for a time.

Faith And Learning On The Edge

Autore: David Claerbaut
Editore: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310253174
Grandezza: 60,60 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8233

Beginning with an autobiographical journey through his disappointing experiences with faith and learning, both in his student and professorial career in Christian colleges, David Claerbaut addresses the issues of faith and learning in higher education.

Hearts Window

Autore: Son of David
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477131752
Grandezza: 34,95 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8213

Hearts window depicts how one LOVING heart can change many, many lives and really the only control we have is faith,, Ponder this quote. I will write my laws on their hearts and minds, this will be done. GOD powerful hey. I believe our HEARTS are a spiritual WINDOW looking inward. Our futures view. An internal brail witch once touched echoes emotional thoughts into reality. Like water touching a seed, love sprouts feelings to reach its maximum GLORY. The food source, composted emotional feelings and thoughts derived from blood, sweat and tears. The light source , truth and acceptance.

Winner S Edge

Autore: Shiv Khera
ISBN: 9781904910152
Grandezza: 41,33 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 709

Over The Edge

Autore: Mae Kidman Aldous
Editore: LifeRich Publishing
ISBN: 1489700501
Grandezza: 60,54 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 3308

After setting out on a nice drive up the canyon, Cari and her fianc, Michael, were forced over the edge on a roller-coaster ride down the mountain, which ended when their car slammed into a stand of trees. Cari slowly crawled back up the mountain and was shocked to hear vocal promptings of encouragement, even though Michaels lifeless body lay in the wrecked car. His one request was for her to find the person responsible for his death and promised to be at her side when needed. Why would someone want to kill them? Will Cari survive, and will she find justice for her fianc? Perhaps, after meeting the young man who found her lying on the side of the road or the detective who didnt believe her story. Possibly, reuniting with a former friend would make the difference. Then there was that nagging fear that her father would carry out his threat to kill her. She discovered that he had been released from prison and barely managed to hold herself together upon meeting him face to face. As Cari travels down this perilous road and faces more danger than she ever anticipated, is it possible for her to find true happiness?