On the Commerce of Thinking

On the Commerce of Thinking
Author: Jean-Luc Nancy
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2009-08-25
ISBN: 0823230384
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Jean-Luc Nancy's On the Commerce of Thinking concerns the particular communication of thoughts that takes place by means of the business of writing, producing, and selling books. His reflection is born out of his relation to the bookstore, in the first place his neighborhood one, but beyond that any such "perfumery, rotisserie, patisserie," as he calls them, dispensaries "of scents and flavors through which something like a fragrance or bouquet of the book is divined, presumed, sensed." On the Commerce of Thinking is thus not only something of a semiology of the specific cultural practice that begins with the unique character of the writer's voice and culminates in a customer crossing the bookstore threshold, package under arm, on the way home to a comfortable chair, but also an understated yet persuasive plea in favor of an endangered species. In evoking the peddler who, in times past, plied the streets with books and pamphlets literally hanging off him, Nancy emphasizes the sensuality of this commerce and reminds us that this form of consumerism is like no other, one that ends in an experience-reading-that is the beginning of a limitless dispersion, metamorphosis, and dissemination of ideas. Making, selling, and buying books has all the elements of the exchange economy that Marx analyzed--from commodification to fetishism--yet each book retains throughout an absolute and unique value, that of its subject. With reading, it gets repeatedly reprinted and rebound. For Nancy, the book thus functions only if it remains at the same time open and shut, like some Moebius strip. Closed, it represents the Idea and takes its place in a canon by means of its monumental form and the title and author's name displayed on its spine. But it also opens itself to us, indeed consents to being shaken to its core, in being read each time anew.

Bulletin

Bulletin
Author: United States. Office of Education
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 948
Release: 1920
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Boom Country

Boom Country
Author: Alan Rosling
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-05-20
ISBN: 9351950816
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In Boom Country?, Alan Rosling, entrepreneur and strategic advisor in India for over 35 years, explores an unmistakable and profound change that is underway in the Indian business landscape. A fresh wave of enterprise and start-ups; rapid advancements in technology; government reform; and recently developed pools of risk capital, he holds, are contributing increasingly to a massive expansion in new business – all of it underpinned by a deep social change, a willingness to ‘do things differently’, especially among the young. Drawing upon his own experiences and more than 100 interviews with Indian entrepreneurs – representing traditional leading business houses (Tata, Mahindra and Godrej), established first-generation entrepreneurs (Sunil Mittal, Kishore Biyani and Narayana Murthy, among others) and new-generation start-ups (including Sachin Bansal, Bhavish Aggarwal and Vijay Shekhar Sharma) – as well as forces of the government, Rosling provides an incisive and in-depth analysis of the opportunities and challenges, both traditional and contemporary, of doing business in India. Yet, the growing uncertainty of global trends and India’s own record of under-performing despite its massive potential, lead him to one vital question: Can the current upsurge in entrepreneurial activity – imperfect and early as it may be – really reshape India’s economy and propel it towards becoming a true boom country for new enterprise?

To day a Monthly Gathering of Bold Thoughts

To day  a Monthly Gathering of Bold Thoughts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought

Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought
Author: Vincent Barnett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2014-08-27
ISBN: 1317644115
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought offers the first comprehensive overview of the long-run history of economic thought from a truly international perspective. Although globalization has facilitated the spread of ideas between nations, the history of economics has tended to be studied either thematically (by topic), in terms of different currents of thought, or individually (by economist). Work has been published in the past on the economic thought traditions of specific countries, but this pioneering volume is unique in offering a wide-ranging comparative account of the development of economic ideas and philosophies on the international stage. The volume brings together leading experts on the development of economic ideas from across the world in order to offer a truly international comparison of the economics within nation-states. Each author presents a long-term perspective on economics in their region, allowing global patterns in the progress of economic ideas over time to be identified. The specially commissioned chapters cover the vast sweep of the history of economics across five world regions, including Europe (England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy Greece, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, Russia and the Ukraine), the Americas (the USA, Canada, Mexico and Central America, Spanish-Speaking South America, Brazil and the Caribbean), the Middle East (Turkey, Israel, Arab-Islamic Economics, Persia/Iran, North Africa), Africa (West Africa, Southern Africa, Mozambique and Angola), and the Asia-Pacific Region (Australia and New Zealand, China, Southeast Asia, the Asian Tigers, India.) This rigorous, ambitious and highly scholarly volume will be of key interest to students, academics, policy professionals and to interested general readers across the globe.

The Congressional Globe

The Congressional Globe
Author: United States. Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 960
Release: 1869
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cobbett s Parliamentary Debates

Cobbett s Parliamentary Debates
Author: Great Britain. Parliament
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1070
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hansard s Parliamentary Debates

Hansard s Parliamentary Debates
Author: Great Britain. Parliament
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Signal Lights

Signal Lights
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 760
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Christian ethics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Author: United States. Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1472
Release: 1957
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congressional Record Book Excerpt:

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Growing U S Trade in Green Technology

Growing U S  Trade in Green Technology
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Foreign trade promotion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Departments of State and Justice the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1960 Department of State

Departments of State  and Justice  the Judiciary  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1960  Department of State
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1596
Release: 1959
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Courts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Performing Economic Thought

Performing Economic Thought
Author: Bradley Ryner
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN: 0748684662
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This study examines the structural similarities between English mercantile treatises and drama c1600-1642. Bradley D. Ryner analyses the representational conventions of plays and mercantile treatises written between the chartering of the English East India Company in 1600 and the closing of the public playhouses at the outset of the English Civil War in 1642. He shows that playwrights' manipulation of specific elements of theatrical representation - such as metaphor, props, dramatic character, stage space, audience interaction, and genre - exacerbated the tension between the aspects of the world taken into account by a particular representation and those aspects that it neglects.

War in Social Thought

War in Social Thought
Author: Hans Joas,Wolfgang Knöbl
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-11-04
ISBN: 1400844746
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A sweeping history of social theories about war and peace, from Hobbes to the twenty-first century This book, the first of its kind, provides a sweeping critical history of social theories about war and peace from Hobbes to the present. Distinguished social theorists Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl present both a broad intellectual history and an original argument as they trace the development of thinking about war over more than 350 years—from the premodern era to the period of German idealism and the Scottish and French enlightenments, and then from the birth of sociology in the nineteenth century through the twentieth century. While focusing on social thought, the book draws on many disciplines, including philosophy, anthropology, and political science. Joas and Knöbl demonstrate the profound difficulties most social thinkers—including liberals, socialists, and those intellectuals who could be regarded as the first sociologists—had in coming to terms with the phenomenon of war, the most obvious form of large-scale social violence. With only a few exceptions, these thinkers, who believed deeply in social progress, were unable to account for war because they regarded it as marginal or archaic, and on the verge of disappearing. This overly optimistic picture of the modern world persisted in social theory even in the twentieth century, as most sociologists and social theorists either ignored war and violence in their theoretical work or tried to explain it away. The failure of the social sciences and especially sociology to understand war, Joas and Knöbl argue, must be seen as one of the greatest weaknesses of disciplines that claim to give a convincing diagnosis of our times.

Centenary of the Birmingham Library 1779 1879

Centenary of the Birmingham Library  1779 1879
Author: Birmingham (England). Free Libraries
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 120
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Consolidating Free market Democracy in the Former Soviet Union

Consolidating Free market Democracy in the Former Soviet Union
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on European Affairs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Democracy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Social security numbers in commerce

Social security numbers in commerce
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic government information
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Educational Times

Educational Times
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 548
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Crimes Aboard Aircraft in Air Commerce

Crimes Aboard Aircraft in Air Commerce
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 66
Release: 1961
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crimes Aboard Aircraft in Air Commerce Book Excerpt:

Considers legislation to apply Federal law to a variety of crimes committed on commercial aircrafts.

Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought

Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought
Author: Chad Alan Goldberg
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-05-22
ISBN: 022646069X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, prominent social thinkers in France, Germany, and the United States sought to understand the modern world taking shape around them. Although they worked in different national traditions and emphasized different features of modern society, they repeatedly invoked Jews as a touchstone for defining modernity and national identity in a context of rapid social change. In Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought, Chad Alan Goldberg brings us a major new study of Western social thought through the lens of Jews and Judaism. In France, where antisemites decried the French Revolution as the “Jewish Revolution,” Émile Durkheim challenged depictions of Jews as agents of revolutionary subversion or counterrevolutionary reaction. When German thinkers such as Karl Marx, Georg Simmel, Werner Sombart, and Max Weber debated the relationship of the Jews to modern industrial capitalism, they reproduced, in secularized form, cultural assumptions derived from Christian theology. In the United States, William Thomas, Robert Park, and their students conceived the modern city and its new modes of social organization in part by reference to the Jewish immigrants concentrating there. In all three countries, social thinkers invoked real or purported differences between Jews and gentiles to elucidate key dualisms of modern social thought. The Jews thus became an intermediary through which social thinkers discerned in a roundabout fashion the nature, problems, and trajectory of their own wider societies. Goldberg rounds out his fascinating study by proposing a novel explanation for why Jews were such an important cultural reference point. He suggests a rethinking of previous scholarship on Orientalism, Occidentalism, and European perceptions of America, arguing that history extends into the present, with the Jews—and now the Jewish state—continuing to serve as an intermediary for self-reflection in the twenty-first century.