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Unthinking Thinking

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ISBN 13 : 9781557530110
Pages : 326 pages
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Download Unthinking Thinking PDF Format Full Free by Floyd Merrell and published by Purdue University Press. This book was released on 1991 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This authoritative study explores the scientific and mathematical cultural milieu that patterns much of the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges's narrative design. Although criticism of Borges's fiction and essays has long emphasized philosophical traditions, Merrell expands the context of this interrogation of traditions by revealing how early twentieth-century and contemporary mathematics and physics also participated in a similar exploration. Topics treated include the semiotic flows of paradox and contradiction, the patterns of infinities, the limits of natural and mathematical languages, and the narrative function in scientific theory. Against this, background, Merrell provides incisive readings of Borges's complex fiction and essays.


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Labyrinths

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ISBN 13 : 9780811200127
Pages : 260 pages
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Download Labyrinths PDF Format Full Free by Bustos Domecq, H. (Honorio) and published by New Directions Publishing. This book was released on 1964 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Forty short stories and essays have been selected as representative of the Argentine writer's metaphysical narratives


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ISBN 13 : 0826452132
Pages : 143 pages
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Download Borges' Short Stories PDF Format Full Free by Rex Butler and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2010-03-25 with total page 143 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Readers Guide to ten of Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges' best-known and most widely studied short stories.


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You Might be Able to Get There from Here

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ISBN 13 : 9780838640449
Pages : 200 pages
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Download You Might be Able to Get There from Here PDF Format Full Free by Mark F. Frisch and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book details the immense impact that Jorge Luis Borges has had on the thinking and writing of the twentieth century and how many have misunderstood that impact. It highlights how his symbols, techniques, parody, irony, and artful ambiguity in his fiction, essays, and poems force us to question what we can know with certainty, what is real and what is dream, and who we are, and thus define what has become the core of the postmodern vision. The book explores Borges's distinctly Latin American postmodern pluralism. It details how this pluralism has informed the postmodern discussions of the self, love, history, feminism, and politics, and has influenced writers in the U.S. and Latin America. Throughout, it argues that the Argentine writer avoids the nihilism and chaos of a radical relativism that many have come to associate with postmodernism. Rather, his vision affirms values and a search for positive knowledge. Mark Frisch is Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Duquesne University.


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ISBN 13 : 0857715127
Pages : 240 pages
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Download The New Orientalists PDF Format Full Free by Ian Almond and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2007-07-20 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The west's Orientalism - its construction of an Arab or Islamic 'Other' - has been exposed and examined under the critical theory microscope and thoroughly expelled, it seems, from academic thought. At the same time postmodern thinkers from Nietzsche onwards have employed the motifs and symbols of the Islamic Orient within an ongoing critique of western modernity, an appropriation which, this hugely controversial book argues, runs every risk of becoming a new and more insidious Orientalist strain.Ian Almond sensitively yet rigorously examines the work of Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Jean Baudrillard, Julia Kristeva and Slavoj Zizek, as well as that of postmodern writers Jorge Luis Borges, Salman Rushdie and Orhan Pamuk. In doing so he exposes the implications of this 'use' of Islam for both the postmodern project and for Islam itself. Taking apart the assumptions, omissions and contradictions inherent in these thinkers' approaches to Islam and to the Arab world, and drawing on the work of prominent Muslim thinkers including Ziauddin Sardar, Aziz Al-Azmeh and Bobby S. Sayyid, "The New Orientalists" highlights the difficulty of ever speaking truly about the 'Other'. In light of the current Western climate of fear and hysteria surrounding the Islamic world, this groundbreaking project could hardly be more timely.


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ISBN 13 : 9780060832810
Pages : 336 pages
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Download The Zahir PDF Format Full Free by Paulo Coelho and published by Harper Perennial. This book was released on 2006-07-03 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The narrator of The Zahir is a bestselling novelist who lives in Paris and enjoys all the privileges money and celebrity bring. His wife of ten years, Esther, is a war correspondent who has disappeared along with a friend, Mikhail, who may or may not be her lover. Was Esther kidnapped, murdered, or did she simply escape a marriage that left her unfulfilled? The narrator doesn't have any answers, but he has plenty of questions of his own. Then one day Mikhail finds the narrator and promises to reunite him with his wife. In his attempt to recapture a lost love, the narrator discovers something unexpected about himself.


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The Meanings of Rights

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1139916327
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Download The Meanings of Rights PDF Format Full Free by Costas Douzinas and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2014-05-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Does the apparent victory, universality and ubiquity of the idea of rights indicate that such rights have transcended all conflicts of interests and moved beyond the presumption that it is the clash of ideas that drives culture? Or has the rhetorical triumph of rights not been replicated in reality? The contributors to this book answer these questions in the context of an increasing wealth gap between the metropolitan elites and the rest, a chasm in income and chances between the rich and the poor, and walls which divide the comfortable middle classes from the 'underclass'. Why do these inequalities persist in our supposed human rights-abiding societies? In seeking to address the foundations, genealogies, meaning and impact of rights, this book captures some of the energy, breadth, power and paradoxes that make deployment of the language of human rights such an essential but changeable part of so many of our contemporary discourses.


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New Waves in Metaphysics

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 0230297420
Pages : 280 pages
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Download New Waves in Metaphysics PDF Format Full Free by A. Hazlett and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-30 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of new essays by young scholars on the cutting edge of this ancient philosophical area. Diverse topics, including ontology, free will, fundamental properties, and causation, the volume will appeal both to specialists and to anyone interested in the present and future state of metaphysics in the English-speaking world.


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Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780791447338
Pages : 352 pages
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Download The Experimental Arabic Novel PDF Format Full Free by Stefan G. Meyer and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traces the development of the modern Arabic novel from the 1960s to the present.


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Scepticism and Anti-Scepticism in Medieval Jewish Philosophy and Thought

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13 : 3110552914
Pages : 186 pages
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Borges Beyond the Visible

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Publisher : Penn State Press
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ISBN 13 : 0271084049
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Borges Beyond the Visible PDF Format Full Free by Max Ubelaker Andrade and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2020-05-11 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Borges Beyond the Visible presents radically new readings of some of Jorge Luis Borges’s most celebrated stories. Max Ubelaker Andrade shows how Borges employed intertextual puzzles to transform his personal experiences with blindness, sexuality, and suicide while allowing readers to sense the transformative power of their own literary imaginations. In readings of “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius,” “El Aleph,” and “El Zahir,” Ubelaker Andrade argues that Borges, considering his own impending blindness, borrowed from Islam’s prohibitions on visual representation to create a “literary theology”—a religion focused on the contradictions of literary existence and the unstable complexities of a visual world perceived without everyday sight. Embracing these contradictions allowed Borges to transform his relationships with sex, sexuality, and family in multilayered stories such as “Emma Zunz,” “La intrusa,” and “El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan.” Yet these liberating transformations, sometimes offered to the reader as a paradoxical “gift of death,” are complicated by “La salvación por las obras,” a story built around Borges’s relationship with a suicidal reader and the woman to whom they were both connected. The epilogue presents “Místicos del Islam,” an unpublished essay draft by Borges, as a key source of insight into an irreverent, iconoclastic writing practice based on a profound faith in fiction. Compelling and clear, Borges Beyond the Visible is a revelatory examination of the work of one of the most influential authors of the twentieth century. It opens up exciting areas of inquiry for scholars, students, and readers of Borges.


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ISBN 13 : 8484895955
Pages : 246 pages
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Download Borges and Plato PDF Format Full Free by Shlomy Mualem and published by Iberoamericana Editorial. This book was released on 2012 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comparative approach shows how the Platonic viewpoint sheds new light on Borges' essayistic and fictional work. Analyses to which extent his thought is deeply rooted in classical philosophical doctrines.


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Publisher : Canelo
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ISBN 13 : 1910859222
Pages : 300 pages
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Money as Emotional Currency

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 0429916329
Pages : 176 pages
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Download Money as Emotional Currency PDF Format Full Free by Anca Carrington and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-04-17 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The importance of money and our relationship to it is impossible to ignore in a decade defined by global economic crisis and financial instability. Integrating a psychoanalytic perspective with insights offered by economics, this book contributes to a debate that aims for a better understanding of money in its dual functioning - as omnipresent component of our external reality, as well as powerful agent of our emotional responses. The main argument proposed is that the intense and complex emotional charge that money can engender stems from the role that money has not so much in the external world, but in an internal economy ruled by phantasy, where every external transaction has an internal counterpart, whose impact is mysterious, deep and far-reaching. The book explores the impact of the emotional undercurrent stirred by money from its beginnings in childhood to its consolidation into adult life, for individuals and society alike, and with an emphasis on ordinary development, rather than on pathology.


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The Cambridge Companion to Jorge Luis Borges

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0521193397
Pages : 268 pages
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Download The Cambridge Companion to Jorge Luis Borges PDF Format Full Free by Edwin Williamson and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-12-05 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive account of Borges's life and work, including his early and late poetry, and his hugely influential short stories.


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Download Maktubat of Imam Rabbani Volume 2 PDF Format Full Free by Ahmad Sirhindi Mujaddid Alfithani and published by Sufi Peace Mission. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Translation and commentary from the Maktubat of Imam Rabbani Ahmad Faruqi Sirhindi


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ISBN 13 : 0465050859
Pages : 368 pages
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Download The End Of Science PDF Format Full Free by John Horgan and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-04-14 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As staff writer for Scientific American, John Horgan has a window on contemporary science unsurpassed in all the world. Who else routinely interviews the likes of Lynn Margulis, Roger Penrose, Francis Crick, Richard Dawkins, Freeman Dyson, Murray Gell-Mann, Stephen Jay Gould, Stephen Hawking, Thomas Kuhn, Chris Langton, Karl Popper, Stephen Weinberg, and E.O. Wilson, with the freedom to probe their innermost thoughts? In The End Of Science, Horgan displays his genius for getting these larger-than-life figures to be simply human, and scientists, he writes, "are rarely so human . . . so at there mercy of their fears and desires, as when they are confronting the limits of knowledge."This is the secret fear that Horgan pursues throughout this remarkable book: Have the big questions all been answered? Has all the knowledge worth pursuing become known? Will there be a final "theory of everything" that signals the end? Is the age of great discoverers behind us? Is science today reduced to mere puzzle solving and adding detains to existing theories? Horgan extracts surprisingly candid answers to there and other delicate questions as he discusses God, Star Trek, superstrings, quarks, plectics, consciousness, Neural Darwinism, Marx's view of progress, Kuhn's view of revolutions, cellular automata, robots, and the Omega Point, with Fred Hoyle, Noam Chomsky, John Wheeler, Clifford Geertz, and dozens of other eminent scholars. The resulting narrative will both infuriate and delight as it mindless Horgan's smart, contrarian argument for "endism" with a witty, thoughtful, even profound overview of the entire scientific enterprise. Scientists have always set themselves apart from other scholars in the belief that they do not construct the truth, they discover it. Their work is not interpretation but simple revelation of what exists in the empirical universe. But science itself keeps imposing limits on its own power. Special relativity prohibits the transmission of matter or information as speeds faster than that of light; quantum mechanics dictates uncertainty; and chaos theory confirms the impossibility of complete prediction. Meanwhile, the very idea of scientific rationality is under fire from Neo-Luddites, animal-rights activists, religious fundamentalists, and New Agers alike. As Horgan makes clear, perhaps the greatest threat to science may come from losing its special place in the hierarchy of disciplines, being reduced to something more akin to literaty criticism as more and more theoreticians engage in the theory twiddling he calls "ironic science." Still, while Horgan offers his critique, grounded in the thinking of the world's leading researchers, he offers homage too. If science is ending, he maintains, it is only because it has done its work so well.