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The Persuaders

The Persuaders

Author : Anand Giridharadas
Publisher : Knopf
Release Date : 2022-10-18
Category : Political Science
Excerpts : An insider account of activists, politicians, educators, and everyday citizens working to change minds, bridge divisions, and fight for democracy—from disinformation fighters to a leader of Black Lives Matter to Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and more—by the best-selling author of Winners Take All and award-winning former New ...
Veritas Philosophicus

Veritas Philosophicus

Author : John O'Loughlin
Publisher : Centretruths Digital Media
Release Date : 2022-06-16
Category : Religion
Excerpts : Subtitled 'Philosophical Verity', this long and difficult text should reward patient reading, since it is of a deeply metaphysical character that takes the quadruplicities of texts like 'Philosophical Truth' (1991), its immediate precursor, to a whole new level of elemental meaning, and largely through the utilization of V-like structures - hence ...
Sophocles

Sophocles

Author : Jacques Jouanna
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release Date : 2022-01-11
Category : Literary Criticism
Excerpts : Here, for the first time in English, is celebrated French classicist Jacques Jouanna's magisterial account of the life and work of Sophocles. Exhaustive and authoritative, this acclaimed book combines biography and detailed studies of Sophocles' plays, all set in the rich context of classical Greek tragedy and the political, social, ...
The Book of Hope

The Book of Hope

Author : Jane Goodall
Publisher : Celadon Books
Release Date : 2021-10-19
Category : Self-Help
Excerpts : **THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** In a world that seems so troubled, how do we hold on to hope? Looking at the headlines—the worsening climate crisis, a global pandemic, loss of biodiversity, political upheaval—it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more ...
Big Panda and Tiny Dragon

Big Panda and Tiny Dragon

Author : James Norbury
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2021-09-21
Category : Philosophy
Excerpts : A thought-provoking journey of companionship, courage, tenderness, and tea. Big Panda and Tiny Dragon embark on a journey through the seasons of the year together. They get lost, as many of us do. But while lost, they discover many beautiful sights they'd never have found had they gone the right ...
The Right to Sex

The Right to Sex

Author : Amia Srinivasan
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date : 2021-09-21
Category : Social Science
Excerpts : “Laser-cut writing and a stunning intellect. If only every writer made this much beautiful sense.” —Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women “Amia Srinivasan is an unparalleled and extraordinary writer—no one X-rays an argument, a desire, a contradiction, a defense mechanism quite like her. In stripping the new politics of ...
Esoteric Islam  A Hermetic Perspective on Islamic Traditions

Esoteric Islam A Hermetic Perspective on Islamic Traditions

Author : Sachal Smith
Publisher : Sachal Smith
Release Date : 2021-06-15
Category : Philosophy
Excerpts : The book 'Esoteric Islam' discusses the mystical teachings of Quran from the standpoint of ancient mysteries and modern metaphysics. The Quran is considered as the book of divine guidance by Muslims whose main subject constitutes ‘man’. From a hermetic standpoint, the Quranic mysteries carry a great deal of connection to ...
Dedicated

Dedicated

Author : Pete Davis
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2021-05-04
Category : Self-Help
Excerpts : A profoundly inspiring and transformative argument that purposeful commitment and civil engagement can be a powerful force in today’s age of restlessness and indecision. Most of us have had this experience: browsing through countless options on Netflix, unable to commit to watching any given movie—and losing so much ...
The Politics of the Real

The Politics of the Real

Author : D. C. Schindler
Publisher : New Polity Press
Release Date : 2021-03-10
Category : Philosophy
Excerpts : Schindler shows that liberalism is wrong, not because it has simply “relegated God to the private,” but because it has inverted the world: giving us power without authority, in what becomes a closed, necessarily totalitarian, horizon. Here, nothing else can be done with the transcendent God but to find a ...
Love  Justice  and Autonomy

Love Justice and Autonomy

Author : Rachel Fedock
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2020-12-28
Category : Philosophy
Excerpts : Philosophers have long been interested in love and its general role in morality. This volume focuses on and explores the complex relation between love and justice as it appears within loving relationships, between lovers and their wider social context, and the broader political realm. Special attention is paid to the ...
The Communism of Love

The Communism of Love

Author : Richard Gilman-Opalsky
Publisher : AK Press
Release Date : 2020-12-01
Category : Philosophy
Excerpts : Exploring the meanings and powers of love from ancient Greece to the present day, Richard Gilman-Opalsky argues that what is called “love” by the best thinkers who have approached the subject is in fact the beating heart of communism—understood as a way of living, not as a form of ...
On Democracy

On Democracy

Author : Robert A. Dahl
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release Date : 2020-11-24
Category : Political Science
Excerpts : Written by the preeminent democratic theorist of our time, this book explains the nature, value, and mechanics of democracy. In a new introduction to this Veritas edition, Ian Shapiro considers how Dahl would respond to the ongoing challenges democracy faces in the modern world. “Within the liberal democratic camp there ...