We Could Be Beautiful

We Could Be Beautiful
Author: Swan Huntley
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN: 0385540604
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Could Be Beautiful Book Excerpt:

A spellbinding psychological debut novel, Swan Huntley's We Could Be Beautiful is the story of a wealthy woman who has everything—and yet can trust no one. Catherine West has spent her entire life surrounded by beautiful things. She owns an immaculate Manhattan apartment, she collects fine art, she buys exquisite handbags and clothing, and she constantly redecorates her home. And yet, despite all this, she still feels empty. She sees her personal trainer, she gets weekly massages, and occasionally she visits her mother and sister on the Upper East Side, but after two broken engagements and boyfriends who wanted only her money, she is haunted by the fear that she'll never have a family of her own. One night, at an art opening, Catherine meets William Stockton, a handsome man who shares her impeccable taste and love of beauty. He is educated, elegant, and even has a personal connection—his parents and Catherine's parents were friends years ago. But as he and Catherine grow closer, she begins to encounter strange signs, and her mother, Elizabeth (now suffering from Alzheimer's), seems to have only bad memories of William as a boy. In Elizabeth's old diary she finds an unnerving letter from a former nanny that cryptically reads: "We cannot trust anyone . . . " Is William lying about his past? And if so, is Catherine willing to sacrifice their beautiful life in order to find the truth? Featuring a fascinating heroine who longs for answers but is blinded by her own privilege, We Could Be Beautiful is a glittering, seductive, utterly surprising story of love, money, greed, and family.

We Could Be Beautiful

We Could Be Beautiful
Author: Swan Huntley
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2017-06-13
ISBN: 1101912189
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Could Be Beautiful Book Excerpt:

Catherine West has spent her entire life surrounded by beautiful things. And yet, despite all this, she still feels empty. After two broken engagements and boyfriends who wanted only her money, she is worried that she'll never have a family of her own. Then at an art opening Catherine meets William Stockton, a handsome banker who shares her impeccable taste and whose parents once moved in the same circles as Catherine's. But as William and Catherine grow closer, she begins to encounter strange signs. Her mother, now suffering lapses in memory, seems to hate William on sight. Is William lying about his past? And if so, is Catherine willing to sacrifice their beautiful life in order to find the truth?

Ethics Evil and Fiction

Ethics  Evil  and Fiction
Author: Colin McGinn
Publsiher: Clarendon Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1997-07-03
ISBN: 0191519189
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics Evil and Fiction Book Excerpt:

Ethics, Evil, and Fiction brings together moral philosophy and literary analysis in a way that offers original new insights for both. Its central aim is to enrich the domain of moral reflection, by showing the value of literary texts as sources of moral illumination. Colin McGinn starts by setting out an uncompromisingly realist ethical theory, arguing that morality is an area of objective truth and genuine knowledge. He goes on to address such subjects as the nature of goodness, evil character, and the meaning of monstrosity, in the context of an aesthetic theory of virtue, which maintains that goodness of character is the same thing as beauty of soul. Works discussed include Billy Budd, Lolita, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Frankenstein; and McGinn draws upon examples from film and painting as well as literature. The originality of his approach, the clarity and forthrightness of his writing, and his conviction that fiction and philosophy have much enlightenment to offer each other, make this a compelling and fascinating book.

Art s Way Out

Art s Way Out
Author: John Baldacchino
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2012-03-26
ISBN: 9460917941
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art s Way Out Book Excerpt:

In taking the critique of inclusion and entry as a first step, Art’s Way Out’s discussion of art, politics and learning aims to delineate what an exit pedagogy would look like: where culture is neither seen as a benign form of inclusion nor as a hegemonic veil by which we are all subscribed to the system via popularized forms of artistic and cultural immediacy. An exit pedagogy—as prefigured in what could be called art’s way out through the implements of negative recognition qua impasse—would not only avoid the all too facile symmetrical dualism between conservative and progressive, liberal and critical pedagogies, but also seek the continuous referral of such symmetries by setting them aside and look for a way out of the confined edifices of education and culture per se. An exit pedagogy seeks its way out by reasserting representation in the comedic, the jocular, and more effectively in the arts’ power of pausing, as that most effective way by which aesthetics comes to effect in its autonomist and radical essence. In this fluent, limpid, and scholarly work, Baldacchino examines, inter alia, the problem of empathy in relation to art as an event (or series of events), drawing upon a wide and rich range of sources to inform what in effect is his manifesto. With a profound understanding of its philosophical basis, Baldacchino unfolds his argument in an internally consistent and elegantly structured way. This is not a book to be ‘dipped into’, to do so would miss the development of Baldacchino’s philosophical position; like an art work itself, Art’s Way Out has coherent structure, and a complex, interrelation between form and content, reflecting an artist’s concern for getting things right. — Richard Hickman, Cambridge University Although art has a limitless capacity to take on myriad responsibilities, according to Baldacchino we also need to consider a ‘way out’ because only then will we understand how art goes beyond the “boundaries of possibility.” As he explains, “our way into reason also comes from an ability to move outside the limits that reasons sets”. This is the ‘exit pedagogy’ that he advocates. And here exit does not mean to leave, but rather to reach beyond, to extend and explore outside the borders we impose on learning, teaching, schooling and most forms of cultural agency. The need to embrace the capacity of art to cycle beyond the contingencies we impose on it also helps to clarify the limits of inclusive arguments for deploying art education for various individual, institutional, and socio-political ends: art as self expression, art as interdisciplinary method, art as culture industry, art as political culture, art as social justice and so on. This image invokes for me part of the legacy of Maxine Greene that Baldacchino revealed in his earlier text, Education Beyond Education (2009), when he explored her thesis of the social imagination, which is best, achieved when teaching becomes ‘reaching.’ What Art’s Way Out gives us is an exit strategy from the deadening tendency to ignore the enduring capacity of art to give life to learning, teaching and the very culture of our being. — Graeme Sullivan, Penn State University This is the sixth book authored by John Baldacchino, the other most recent books being Education Beyond Education. Self and the Imaginary in Maxine Greene’s Philosophy (2009) and Makings of the Sea: Journey, Doubt, and Nostalgia (2010). Currently Associate Dean at the School of Art & Design, University College Falmouth in England, he was full time member of faculty at Columbia University’s Teachers College in New York, Gray’s School of Art in Scotland and Warwick University in England. Front cover image: Monument to Marx / we should have spoken more (2009) by Mike Ting

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy
Author: Victor Caston
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-08-11
ISBN: 0192528335
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy is a volume of original articles on all aspects of ancient philosophy. The articles may be of substantial length, and include critical notices of major books. OSAP is now published twice yearly, in both hardback and paperback. "'Have you seen the latest OSAP?' is what scholars of ancient philosophy say to each other when they meet in corridors or on coffee breaks. Whether you work on Plato or Aristotle, on Presocratics or sophists, on Stoics, Epicureans, or Sceptics, on Roman philosophers or Greek Neoplatonists, you are liable to find OSAP articles now dominant in the bibliography of much serious published work in your particular subject: not safe to miss." - Malcolm Schofield, Cambridge University "OSAP was founded to provide a place for long pieces on major issues in ancient philosophy. In the years since, it has fulfilled this role with great success, over and over again publishing groundbreaking papers on what seemed to be familiar topics and others surveying new ground to break. It represents brilliantly the vigour - and the increasingly broad scope - of scholarship in ancient philosophy, and shows us all how the subject should flourish." - M.M. McCabe, King's College London

Lectures on Greek Philosophy 1928

Lectures on Greek Philosophy 1928
Author: John Anderson
Publsiher: Sydney University Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1920899073
Category: Philosophy, Ancient
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lectures on Greek Philosophy 1928 Book Excerpt:

The Lectures on Greek Philosophy of 1928 are among the earliest lectures we have of John Anderson's, delivered in the year following his arrival in Sydney in 1927. In these teachings he closely and critically followed John Burnet's classic work Early Greek Philosophy. Anderson's complete course covered the pre-Socratics extensively before progressing to the Socratic Dialogues and Aristotle. The study of Greek Philosophy for Anderson provided an important corrective to the attitudes and forms of inquiry dominating modern philosophy. The study of Greek philosophy was essential to Anderson because the Greeks 'are far clearer on many questions than modern philosophers...they avoid many modern errors, and especially... they are not, like the moderns, obsessed with "the problem of knowledge"... they do not set out to discover (that is to say, to know!) how, or how much, we can know, before they are prepared to know anything.' Modern philosophers need to return to 'the Greek consideration of things,' to finally abandon epistemology as 'an intrusion of mind into logic and of a false logic into psychology' and accept the direct common sense realism of the Greek philosophers.

What a Beautiful Name

What a Beautiful Name
Author: Brooke Ligertwood,Ben Fielding,Karalee Fielding,Scott Ligertwood
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN: 0593192710
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What a Beautiful Name Book Excerpt:

Based on Hillsong Worship's beloved Grammy-winning, chart-topping song, this fantastical journey of discovery is certain to inspire children who long to know more about Jesus and what draws people to Him. Join little Oliver and his monkey pal as they embark on a quest for the name in the song Oliver’s mother sings. As they travel across land, sea, and space, they encounter beauty, wonder, and power. Each adventure in their epic journey leads them to the matchless name of Jesus—and to the realization that they don’t have to go far to find Him. What a Beautiful Name is the perfect book for sharing with the little adventurers in your world, and its faith-filled message will resound in their hearts long after the last page is read.

The Greatest Children s Books by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Greatest Children s Books by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 1268
Release: 2019-06-03
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Children s Books by Frances Hodgson Burnett Book Excerpt:

Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited Frances Hodgson Burnett collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: The Secret Garden A Little Princess Little Lord Fauntleroy The Lost Prince Two Little Pilgrims' Progress Barty Crusoe and His Man Saturday Sara Crewe or What Happened at Miss Minchin's Editha's Burglar In the Closed Room The Land of the Blue Flower The Good Wolf The Little Hunchback Zia Little Saint Elizabeth, and Other Stories: Little Saint Elizabeth The Story of Prince Fairyfoot The Proud Little Grain of Wheat Behind the White Brick Queen Crosspatch's Stories: Racketty-Packetty House The Cozy Lion The Spring Cleaning Two Days in the Life of Piccino The Captain's Youngest Little Betty's Kitten Tells Her Story How Fauntleroy Occurred

The Greatest Children s Books of All Time Frances Hodgson Burnett Collection

The Greatest Children s Books of All Time   Frances Hodgson Burnett Collection
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 1176
Release: 2022-11-13
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Children s Books of All Time Frances Hodgson Burnett Collection Book Excerpt:

DigiCat presents to you this meticulously edited collection of children's classics: The Secret Garden A Little Princess Little Lord Fauntleroy The Lost Prince Two Little Pilgrims' Progress Barty Crusoe and His Man Saturday Sara Crewe or What Happened at Miss Minchin's Editha's Burglar In the Closed Room The Land of the Blue Flower The Good Wolf The Little Hunchback Zia Little Saint Elizabeth, and Other Stories: Little Saint Elizabeth The Story of Prince Fairyfoot The Proud Little Grain of Wheat Behind the White Brick Queen Crosspatch's Stories: Racketty-Packetty House The Cozy Lion The Spring Cleaning Two Days in the Life of Piccino The Captain's Youngest Little Betty's Kitten Tells Her Story How Fauntleroy Occurred

Plato

Plato
Author: Constance Meinwald
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-05-05
ISBN: 1136184422
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato Book Excerpt:

In this engaging introduction, Constance Meinwald shows how Plato has shaped the landscape of Western philosophy. She provides much-needed historical context, and helps readers grapple with Plato’s distinctive use of highly crafted literary masterpieces for philosophical purposes. Meinwald examines some of Plato’s most famous discussions of human questions, concerning erōs, the capacities and immortality of our psyche, human excellence and the good life, and Plato’s controversial ideas about culture, society, and political organization. She shows how Plato makes a sketch of his theory of Forms foundational in this work, and she offers illuminating readings of texts concerned with the development of the theory and its relationship to Greek science and mathematics. Throughout, Meinwald draws expertly on Plato’s dialogues to present a lively and accessible picture of his philosophy. Including a chronology, glossary of terms, and suggestions for further reading, Plato is an ideal introduction to arguably the greatest of all Western philosophers, and is essential reading for students of ancient philosophy and classics.

A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Sublime and Beautiful

A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Sublime and Beautiful
Author: Edmund Burke
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2009-06-02
ISBN: 1135246203
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Sublime and Beautiful Book Excerpt:

Edited with an introduction and notes by James T. Boulton. 'One of the greatest essays ever written on art.'– The Guardian Edmund Burke’s A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful is one of the most important works of aesthetics ever published. Whilst many writers have taken up their pen to write of "the beautiful", Burke’s subject here was the quality he uniquely distinguished as "the sublime"—an all-consuming force beyond beauty that compelled terror as much as rapture in all who beheld it. It was an analysis that would go on to inspire some of the leading thinkers of the age, including Immanuel Kant and Denis Diderot. The Routledge Classics edition presents the authoritative text of the first critical edition of Burke’s essay ever published, including a substantial critical and historical commentary. Edmund Burke (1729–1797). A politician, philosopher and orator, Burke lived during a turbulent time in world history, which saw revolutions in America and France that inspired his most famous work, Reflections on the Revolution in France.

Literature Ethics and the Emotions

Literature  Ethics  and the Emotions
Author: Kenneth Asher
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2017-04-03
ISBN: 1107185955
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature Ethics and the Emotions Book Excerpt:

Literature, Ethics, and the Emotions addresses the issue of what precisely literature can contribute to our ethical awareness that philosophy cannot.

A Little Princess

A Little Princess
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publsiher: epubli
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-07-22
ISBN: 3746744695
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Little Princess Book Excerpt:

"A Little Princess" is a 1905 children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is a revised and expanded version of Burnett's 1888 serialised novel entitled "Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's", which was published in "St. Nicholas Magazine". According to Burnett, she had been composing a play based on the story when she found out a lot of characters she had missed. The publisher asked her to publish a new, revised story of the novella, producing the novel. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children." It was one of the "Top 100 Chapter Books" of all time in a 2012 poll by "School Library Journal".

Goodnight Sweetheart

Goodnight Sweetheart
Author: Charlotte Bingham
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 435
Release: 2010-12-15
ISBN: 1409057216
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goodnight Sweetheart Book Excerpt:

Exciting and dramatic but tender and heartfelt; this is a novel that you will return to again and again. From the million copy and Sunday Times bestselling author Charlotte Bingham, for fans of Louise Douglas and Dinah Jeffries. 'A novel rich in dramatic surprises... will have you frantically turning the pages.' - DAILY MAIL 'One of Britain's most bankable novelists.' - THE DAILY EXPRESS 'I laughed and cried at this tale, could visualise the characters, scenery and the story' - ***** Reader Review 'Great book, grabs you on the first page' - ***** Reader Review ******************************************************************** A WARTIME BETRAYAL STRAIGHT TO THE HEART As Walter Berrisford paints beautiful Katherine Garland, she asks him to put a ladybird on her finger without his knowing why. He is appalled when he discovers that Katherine is a Nazi. The outbreak of war means that everyone must contribute to the war effort: her sister Caro and her friend Robyn join the FANYs, while former maids, Betty and Trixie, work in a factory. War brings frantic romance to all, including their flatmate Edwina O'Brien, but it is Betty, transferred to decode at Bletchley Park who discovers the truth about the Ladybird...

Be Ready

Be Ready
Author: Diane Goodfellow Frost
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2015-03-19
ISBN: 1491759321
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Be Ready Book Excerpt:

DIANE DANAY THOUGHT SHE HAD IT ALL – A HIGH-LEVEL CORPORATE position, a glitzy Manhattan apartment, an expensive sports car, and an adoring boyfriend with a house in the country for weekend getaways. She was gloriously happy and led an exceptional life by any standards. But, a fortuitous visit from her cousins changes everything. Through their influence, Diane discovers a huge void in her life. Will her longtime boyfriend, Carl, be able to fill this void in her already “perfect” lifestyle? Is Diane suddenly looking for something else? This is the story of her search and the choice she must make before it is too late!

Plato on Art and Beauty

Plato on Art and Beauty
Author: Alison Denham
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN: 0230368182
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato on Art and Beauty Book Excerpt:

This unique collection of essays focuses on various aspects of Plato's Philosophy of Art, not only in The Republic , but in the Phaedrus, Symposium, Laws and related dialogues. The range of issues addressed includes the contest between philosophy and poetry, the moral status of music, the love of beauty, censorship, motivated emotions.

A Becoming Woman The Search for True Beauty

A Becoming Woman  The Search for True Beauty
Author: Margie Arends
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013-10-18
ISBN: 1312554649
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Becoming Woman The Search for True Beauty Book Excerpt:

There is a unique beauty inside of every woman. In this book, Margie Arends will help you to discover your own unique beauty. She will take you on an exciting journey through the Scriptures so you can learn how to get off the merry-go-round of focusing on your image, what causes a woman to be most attractive to others, how to identify the traps that keep you stuck in the past, and how to enjoy the freedom that comes from the One who calls you beautiful.

Schiller s Complete Works

Schiller s Complete Works
Author: Friedrich Schiller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 602
Release: 1861
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schiller s Complete Works Book Excerpt:

Complete Works Ed with Careful Rev and New Tr by C J Hempel

Complete Works  Ed  with Careful Rev  and New Tr   by C J  Hempel
Author: Friedrich Schiller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 628
Release: 1861
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complete Works Ed with Careful Rev and New Tr by C J Hempel Book Excerpt:

Thick

Thick
Author: Tressie McMillan Cottom
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018-01-08
ISBN: 1620974371
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thick Book Excerpt:

One of Book Riot's “The Best Books We Read in October 2018” “To say this collection is transgressive, provocative, and brilliant is simply to tell you the truth.” —Roxane Gay, author of Hunger and Bad Feminist Smart, humorous, and strikingly original essays by one of “America’s most bracing thinkers on race, gender, and capitalism of our time” (Rebecca Traister) In these eight piercing explorations on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom—award-winning professor and acclaimed author of Lower Ed—embraces her venerated role as a purveyor of wit, wisdom, and Black Twitter snark about all that is right and much that is wrong with this thing we call society. Ideas and identity fuse effortlessly in this vibrant collection that on bookshelves is just as at home alongside Rebecca Solnit and bell hooks as it is beside Jeff Chang and Janet Mock. It also fills an important void on those very shelves: a modern black American feminist voice waxing poetic on self and society, serving up a healthy portion of clever prose and southern aphorisms as she covers everything from Saturday Night Live, LinkedIn, and BBQ Becky to sexual violence, infant mortality, and Trump rallies. Thick speaks fearlessly to a range of topics and is far more genre-bending than a typical compendium of personal essays. An intrepid intellectual force hailed by the likes of Trevor Noah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Oprah, Tressie McMillan Cottom is “among America’s most bracing thinkers on race, gender, and capitalism of our time” (Rebecca Traister). This stunning debut collection—in all its intersectional glory—mines for meaning in places many of us miss, and reveals precisely how the political, the social, and the personal are almost always one and the same.