Present Concerns

Author: C. S. Lewis
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156027854
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"Where God gives the gift, the 'foolishness of preaching' is still mighty. But best of all is a team of two: one to deliver the preliminary intellectual barrage, and the other to follow up with a direct attack on the heart." An inveterate scholar, throughout his lifetime C.S. Lewis wrote on any number of topics. While his most famous essays concern his thoughts on Christianity, he was also interested in literature, masculinity, domestic life, and war. In the nineteen essays collected in Present Concerns, he touches on all of these and more. Though wide-ranging, these essays all share one thing: C.S. Lewis's characteristic pragmatism and persuasiveness. Many of the essays included were written between 1940 and 1945, and so pertinently reflect on the issues raised by World War II: democratic values, the need for a new chivalry, and the cynicism of the modern soldier, all of which remain relevant today. "Lewis gives us permission to admit our own doubts, our own angers and anguishes, and to know that they are part of the soul's growth."--Madeleine L'Engle

A Voice From Ireland Upon Matters Of Present Concern

Author: Daniel O'Rourke
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A Case Of Present Concern In A Letter To A Member Of The House Of Commons On Certain Statements Affecting The Character Of King Charles I Contained In An Abridgment Of Mr Baxter S History Of His Life And Times Etc Edmund Calamy S Abridgment Of Baxter S Reliqui Baxterian By Charles Leslie

Author: Charles LESLIE (M.A.)
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Saudi Arabia

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Detaining Time

Author: Eric P. Levy
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474292054
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Detaining Time is the first book to investigate the representation of time in literature in terms of the project to reconceptualize time, so that its movement no longer threatens security. Focusing on the nature, consequences, and resolution of resistance to temporal passage, Eric P. Levy offers detailed and probing close readings, enriched by thorough yet engaging explication and application of prominent philosophical theories of time. Philosophy is here employed not as a rigid model to which literature is forced to conform, but instead as a lens through which elements crucial to the literary texts can be isolated and clarified, even as they concern ideas different from those expounded in philosophy. The literary texts treated include Hamlet, Hard Times, Ulysses, Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, a wide range of Beckettian works, and Enduring Love – texts distinguished by their challenging, relentless, original, and dramatic depiction of the struggle with temporality. The philosophies of time covered include those of Aristotle, Kant, Bergson, John McTaggart, C.D. Broad, Edmund Husserl and Gilles Deleuze.

Narratives Of Early Memories And Present Concerns A Test Of Three Alternative Hypotheses Of Their Affective Relationships

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Shared Beliefs In A Society

Author: Daniel Bar-Tal
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 145222188X
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Shared Beliefs in a Society is a much-needed contribution to societal psychology, a new emerging subfield of social psychology, which studies societies from a social psychological perspective. Daniel Bar-Tal presents his work of the last 15 years on shared beliefs in societies under one conceptual framework from which to identify beliefs held in common by entire societies and nations. Using examples form the history, politics, sociology, culture, and education from different societies, the author offers that social psychology can provide a unique perspective on society, but it can also benefit from integrating contributions from other social sciences into its own theorizing effort.

Materials Issues For Generation Iv Systems

Author: Véronique Ghetta
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402084226
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Global warming, shortage of low-cost oil resources and the increasing demand for energy are currently controlling the world's economic expansion while often opposing desires for sustainable and peaceful development. In this context, atomic energy satisfactorily fulfills the criteria of low carbon gas production and high overall yield. However, in the absence of industrial fast-breeders the use of nuclear fuel is not optimal, and the production of high activity waste materials is at a maximum. These are the principal reasons for the development of a new, fourth generation of nuclear reactors, minimizing the undesirable side-effects of current nuclear energy production technology while increasing yields by increasing operation temperatures and opening the way for the industrial production of hydrogen through the decomposition of water. The construction and use of such reactors is hindered by several factors, including performance limitations of known structural materials, particularly if the life of the projected systems had to extend over the periods necessary to achieve low costs (at least 60 years). This book collects lectures and seminars presented at the homonymous NATO ASI held in autumn 2007 at the Institut d’Etudes Scientifiques in Cargèse, France. The adopted approach aims at improving and coordinating basic knowledge in materials science and engineering with specific areas of condensed matter physics, the physics of particle/matter interaction and of radiation damage. It is our belief that this methodology is crucially conditioning the development and the industrial production of new structural materials capable of coping with the requirements of these future reactors.

Past And Present In Zimbabwe

Author: John David Yeadon Peel
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719008962
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Public Concerns

Author: Nicholas Rescher
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847681266
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In this collection of his recent and classic essays, distinguished philosopher Nicholas Rescher explores a variety of contemporary public policy issues ranging from the use of quantitative data in social policy making to problems in biomedical ethics. Offering a rational approach to questions often treated with more heat than light, the essays demonstrate the usefulness of philosophical reflection on social and political issues, and make it clear that questions of moral right and wrong are always relevant.