Quintessence

Quintessence
Author: W. V. Quine,Willard Van Orman Quine,Quine
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780674010482
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quintessence Book Excerpt:

Quintessence collects Quine’s classic essays in one volume, offering a much-needed introduction to his general philosophy. The selections take up analyticity and reductionism; the indeterminacy of translation of theoretical sentences and the inscrutability of reference; ontology; naturalized epistemology; philosophy of mind; and extensionalism.

The Quintessence of Sartrism

The Quintessence of Sartrism
Author: Maurice Cranston
Publsiher: University of Ottawa Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1970
ISBN: 0887721109
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quintessence of Sartrism Book Excerpt:

Text in English and French with added t.p. in French: La quintessence de Sartre. "The essays published in this volume were originally delivered as lectures ... in 1968 on the C.B.C. public affairs program "Ideas," under the title Marxism and Existentialism." (p. [9]).

The Most Secret Quintessence of Life

The Most Secret Quintessence of Life
Author: Chandak Sengoopta
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Most Secret Quintessence of Life Book Excerpt:

Less than a century ago, physicians, scientists, and cultural commentators became fascinated by the endocrine glands and the effects of their secretions on our bodies and minds. Of all the characteristics supposed to be governed by them, the attributes of sex evoked the wildest interest. The gonads, it was revealed, secreted chemicals that not only influenced the biological expressions of sex, but seemed to generate the vitality and energy that made life worth living. Through a series of case studies drawn from Central Europe, the United States, and Britain, The Most Secret Quintessence of Life explores how the notion of sex hormones enabled scientists to remap the human body, encouraging hopes that glandular interventions could cure ills, malfunctions, and even social deviance in ways inconceivable to previous generations. Many of these dreams failed, but their history, Chandak Sengoopta shows, takes us into the very heart of scientific medicine, revealing how even its most arcane concerns are shaped by cultural preoccupations and anxieties. Offering a painstakingly researched and absorbing account of a century of glandular and hormone research, The Most Secret Quintessence of Life will be heralded as a major achievement by scholars working on the history of medicine and its influence on modern ideas of the body, sexuality, and gender.

Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw
Author: Michael Holroyd
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 876
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bernard Shaw Book Excerpt:

A one-volume abridgement of Holroyd's acclaimed two-volume study of George Bernard Shaw chronicles the private life and work of a towering literary figure, from 1856 to 1950. 15,000 first printing.

Treasury of Precious Qualities

Treasury of Precious Qualities
Author: Klong-chen Ye-shes-rdo-rje (Bkaʼ-ʼgyur Rin-po-che.)
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treasury of Precious Qualities Book Excerpt:

This book is a commentary by a contemporary master (1897-1975) on a portion of an ancient Tibetan Buddhist teaching. In the Tibetan tradition, it is common for a meditation master to offer explanations and interpretations in this way, in order to share his understanding with students and to shed light on centuries-old texts that may be difficult for contemporary practitioners to fully understand. Such a commentary is usually read at the end of a comprehensive course of study and is designed for seasoned students of Tibetan Buddhism. To make the work more accessible to Western Buddhists, the translators have added detailed notes and appendixes. In this case, the well-known original text by Jigme Lingpa (1730-1798) presents in elegant verse the entire Buddhist path according to the Nyingma school. Because it is pithy and concise and makes use of elaborate poetic language, a commentary is indispensable. The root text consists of two main sections devoted, respectively, to the Sutras and the Tantras. The Sutra section, which is the subject of the present volume, covers the ethical, psychological, and philosophical teachings shared by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The essential thrust is toward the Mahayana, but the text also addresses questions associated with the Hinayana perspective, such as the fundamental issues of karma and ethics, the four noble truths, and the twelvefold chain of dependent arising.

Index to Book Reviews in Religion

Index to Book Reviews in Religion
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 934
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Index to Book Reviews in Religion Book Excerpt:

Beyond Star Trek

Beyond Star Trek
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 214
Release: 1997-11-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Star Trek Book Excerpt:

A combination of science and entertainment offers discussion on unanswered questions ranging from the existence of life on Mars and alien abductions to intergalactic space travel by humans and the possibilities of government conspiracies

The Physics Of Star Trek

The Physics Of Star Trek
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publsiher: New York : Basic Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1995-10-19
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics Of Star Trek Book Excerpt:

Explaining the intricacies of warp speed and showing the difference between a holodeck and a hologram, an introduction to the arcane world of physics uses "Star Trek" to build and frame the discussion

Interior Architecture

Interior Architecture
Author: John Kurtich
Publsiher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Total Pages: 504
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Interior architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interior Architecture Book Excerpt:

Interior Architecture John Kurtich Garret Eakin The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Increased specialization within the design professions has led to a growing separation of architecture, interior design, and the fine arts and limited the development of humanistic architectural space. This book of ideas helps to close this gap by explaining and illustrating principles of interior architecture that are based on a spatial point of view. The authors unveil the essence of ideas that generate physical form and space, as well as emphasize that interior architecture must be regarded as a union of disciplines. They focus on philosophical concepts that make up the history of interior architecture and juxtapose historical and modern examples to explain underlying design principles, exposing the links between art, architecture,and interior design. Particular attention is given to how fusion of interior architecture with other disciplines maximizes the potential of design to provide for human accommodation, comfort, and pleasure. Key topics discussed include three-dimensional development, respect for the enclosing architecture, sensitivity to human experience, the primacy of light and color, and furnishings as an extension of architecture. Case studies of historical, contemporary, and unbuilt examples reveal the reasons behind the creation of designs and the decision-making that accompanied execution of these designs. These examples provide insights into key specialities such as renovation, uses of the computer, and adaptive reuse. Quotes from artists, architects, and designers reinforce the philosophy revealed by the studies. Concepts from related fields such as physics, music, cinema, literature, painting, sculpture, and other fields are included to clarify the creative process. Among the important areas addressed are:The relevance of the fourth dimension as the most profound element of designHow light as the quintessence of spatial definition has been used to define space by masters such as Le Corbusier, Kahn, Aalto, and WrightThe evolution of retail, commercial, residential, and hospitality space from early examples to the presentThe emotional character of interior space established by colorHow furnishings in dialogue with the enclosure provide intimate human comfortHow persisting styles express the spirit of the eraMore than 400 photographs, including 57 in color, offer a stunning visual exploration of path-breaking interior design ideas over the centuries. Far more than a history of the discipline, this guide offers powerful images and provocative ideas that stimulate new ways of thinking about interior design. It is an essential resource for all interior designers, architects, and students.

Hiding in the Mirror

Hiding in the Mirror
Author: Lawrence Maxwell Krauss
Publsiher: Viking Adult
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hiding in the Mirror Book Excerpt:

Draws on the works of scientists, mathematicians, artists, and writers to consider the concept of alternate universes, exploring popular theories about such topics as black holes, life in other dimensions, and string theory.

The White Tecumseh

The White Tecumseh
Author: Stanley P. Hirshson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 504
Release: 1997-04-09
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Tecumseh Book Excerpt:

Traces the life of the controversial Union general, and describes his impact on the Civil War