Book Reading as a Philosophical Practice

Download or read Reading as a Philosophical Practice PDF, written by Robert Piercey and published by Anthem Press. This book was released on 2020-12-15 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reading as a Philosophical Practice asks why reading—everyday reading for pleasure—matters so profoundly to so many people. Its answer is that reading is an implicitly philosophical activity. To passionate readers, it is a way of working through, and taking a stand on, certain fundamental questions about who and what we are, how we should live, and how we relate to other things. The book examines the lessons that the activity of reading seems to teach about selfhood, morality and ontology, and it tries to clarify the sometimes paradoxical claims that serious readers have made about it. To do so, it proposes an original theoretical framework based on Virginia Woolf’s notion of the common reader and Alasdair MacIntyre’s conception of practice. It also asks whether reading can continue to play this role as paper is replaced by electronic screens.

Book Stuff I ve Been Reading

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  • Author : Nick Hornby
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2013-11-07
  • ISBN : 0241967961
  • Pages : 272 pages

Download or read Stuff I ve Been Reading PDF, written by Nick Hornby and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2013-11-07 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stuff I've Been Reading by Nick Hornby - the bestselling novelist's rich, witty and inspiring reading diary 'Read what you enjoy, not what bores you,' Nick Hornby tells us. And in this new collection of his columns from the Believer magazine he shows us how it's done. From historical tomes to comic books, literary novels to children's stories, political thrillers to travel writing, Stuff I've Been Reading details Nick's thoughts and experiences on books by George Orwell, J.M. Barrie, Muriel Spark, Claire Tomalin, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Jennifer Egan, Ian McEwan, Cormac McCarthy and many, many more. This wonderfully entertaining journey in reading differs from all other reviews or critical appreciations - it takes into account the role that books actually play in our lives. This book, which is classic Hornby, confirms the novelist's status as one of the world's most exciting curators of culture. It will be loved by fans of About a Boy and High Fidelity, as well as readers of Will Self, Zadie Smith, Stewart Lee and Charlie Brooker.

Book Everyday Knowledge  Education and Sustainable Futures

Download or read Everyday Knowledge Education and Sustainable Futures PDF, written by Margaret Robertson and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-06-01 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Everyday knowledge offers opportunities for better understanding of significant issues of our times. Reflecting these themes this book places emphasis on community wisdom. The underpinning argument is that our instinctive urge for survival may not be enough if we do not share our collective knowledge and learn more about the everyday habits, beliefs and actions of communities spread across the region. Contributions from researchers active within local communities help build knowledge capacity and support for collaborative research.

Book Makers

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  • Author : Cory Doctorow
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2009-10-27
  • ISBN : 9781429969284
  • Pages : 416 pages

Download or read Makers PDF, written by Cory Doctorow and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2009-10-27 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Perry and Lester invent things: seashell robots that make toast, Boogie Woogie Elmo dolls that drive cars. They also invent entirely new economic systems. When Kodak and Duracell are broken up for parts by sharp venture capitalists, Perry and Lester help to invent the "New Work," a New Deal for the technological era. Barefoot bankers cross the nation, microinvesting in high-tech communal mini-startups. Together, they transform the nation and blogger Andrea Fleeks is there to document it. Then it slides into collapse. The New Work bust puts the dot-bomb to shame. Perry and Lester build a network of interactive rides in abandoned Walmarts across the land. As their rides gain in popularity, a rogue Disney executive engineers a savage attack on the rides by convincing the police that their 3D printers are being used to make AK-47s. Lawsuits multiply as venture capitalists take on a new investment strategy: backing litigation against companies like Disney. Lester and Perry's friendship falls to pieces when Lester gets the fatkins treatment, which turns him into a sybaritic gigolo. Then things get really interesting. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Book Philip K  Dick High

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  • Author : David Bischoff
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Release : 2000-06-01
  • ISBN : 1587150751
  • Pages : 151 pages

Download or read Philip K Dick High PDF, written by David Bischoff and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2000-06-01 with total page 151 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Prophecy

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  • Author : Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2018-03-08
  • ISBN : 1473673208
  • Pages : 352 pages

Download or read The Prophecy PDF, written by Jennifer L. Armentrout and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2018-03-08 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the New York Times bestselling author of the Covenant and Lux series comes the pulse-pounding fourth novel in the electrifying Titan series. 'Jennifer L. Armentrout is such an amazing writer; my heart is still beating hard against my rib cage.' - Book Gossips 'A drum-tight sense of suspense and sexual tension from the first page to the last' Publishers Weekly History is on repeat... Seth never thought he'd have a future. Now he's on the brink of having it all: A tomorrow. A family. All that's standing in the way of that forever with Josie is the Titans. A price must be paid... For Josie, entombing the Titans is what she was born to do. But she also knows she's not fighting just for herself -- she's fighting for the man she loves, for their future, for the world. Together, Josie and Seth will face the unthinkable. And to win this war, the ultimate sacrifice must be made. For the end is here and the Prophecy will be fulfilled....

Book Vigilante Virus

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  • Author : R. Leland Waldrip
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN : 9781892105011
  • Pages : 340 pages

Download or read Vigilante Virus PDF, written by R. Leland Waldrip and published by . This book was released on 1999 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Make It New

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  • Author : Bill Beuttler
  • Publisher : Lever Press
  • Release : 2019-10-01
  • ISBN : 1643150057
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read Make It New PDF, written by Bill Beuttler and published by Lever Press. This book was released on 2019-10-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As jazz enters its second century it is reasserting itself as dynamic and relevant. Boston Globe jazz writer and Emerson College professor Bill Beuttler reveals new ways in which jazz is engaging with society through the vivid biographies and music of Jason Moran, Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, The Bad Plus, Miguel Zenón, Anat Cohen, Robert Glasper, and Esperanza Spalding. These musicians are freely incorporating other genres of music into jazz—from classical (both western and Indian) to popular (hip-hop, R&B, rock, bluegrass, klezmer, Brazilian choro)—and other art forms as well (literature, film, photography, and other visual arts). This new generation of jazz is increasingly more international and is becoming more open to women as instrumentalists and bandleaders. Contemporary jazz is reasserting itself as a force for social change, prompted by developments such as the Black Lives Matter, #MeToo movements, and the election of Donald Trump.

Book Emails to a Young Seeker

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  • Author : David S. Hogsette
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2011-03-03
  • ISBN : 1498273262
  • Pages : 184 pages

Download or read Emails to a Young Seeker PDF, written by David S. Hogsette and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2011-03-03 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As popular advocates for new atheism clash with intellectually gifted Christian apologists, the debates rage on. At the end of the day, after the lecture halls clear and the thumb-worn books are put back on the shelves, the participants in these battles of ideas remain firmly entrenched in their positions. Yet, there are many sincere seekers and committed Christians going about their workaday lives wondering how all of these discussions relate to their own questions and struggles with faith. E-mails to a Young Seeker: Exchanges in Mere Christianity offers a glimpse into how everyday individuals struggle with these heady and relevant questions and debates. Based upon actual e-mail exchanges with sincere seekers, David Hogsette illustrates the importance of grappling with penetrating questions from sincere hearts and thoughtful minds. The questions are real, the concerns run deep, and the desire for reasonable and meaningful answers is clear. This book offers succinct yet comprehensive answers to real-life questions, and it demonstrates that true apologetic evangelism requires a commitment of time and a devotion to relationship. Drawing from such disciplines as science, philosophy, literature, and biblical studies, E-mails to a Young Seeker provides detailed discussions of many important questions about the existence of God, the reliability of the Bible, and key Christian doctrines such as sin, heaven, hell, the Trinity, Christ's sacrificial and atoning death, the resurrection, and salvation through faith in Christ alone. Readers, be they seekers in search of answers or Christians wanting to strengthen their faith or develop strategies for sharing their faith with others, will greatly benefit from these discussions and the extensive reading lists provided at the end of the exchanges.

Book Stalking the Nightmare

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  • Author : Harlan Ellison
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2014-04-01
  • ISBN : 1497604265
  • Pages : 292 pages

Download or read Stalking the Nightmare PDF, written by Harlan Ellison and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-04-01 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With a foreword by Stephen King: Provocative and entertaining pieces from the multiple award-winning author. Pure, hundred‐proof distillation of Ellison. A righteous verbal high. Here you will find twenty of his very best stories and essays, including the four‐part ‘Scenes from the Real World,” an anecdotal history of the doomed TV series, The Starlost, that he created for NBC; “Tales from the Mountains of Madness”; and his hilariously brutal reportage on the three most important things in life, sex, violence, and labor relations. With an absolutely killer foreword by Stephen King.

Book Savage Dragon  123

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  • Author : Erik Larsen
  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Release : 2006-03-01
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 32 pages

Download or read Savage Dragon 123 PDF, written by Erik Larsen and published by Image Comics. This book was released on 2006-03-01 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For years the Dragon has depended on his regenerative powers to keep him alive. Now those powers are gone and he's getting weaker by the day. So just how is he supposed to face his biggest challenge ever?

Book With These Words

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  • Author : Richard S. Hipps
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release : 2021-03-10
  • ISBN : 1664224823
  • Pages : 204 pages

Download or read With These Words PDF, written by Richard S. Hipps and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2021-03-10 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book I am simply offering my best guesses at understanding life with God that make sense to me. Take what helps you and forget what doesn't. My aim is not to provoke arguments but to get you to think more deeply about your own faith journey. The chapters in this book are snapshots of my basic beliefs and you will find one belief in particular that runs throughout the book - a good God is telling a good story that will have a good ending.

Book The Book of Cao  Enlightenment through a Poke in the Eye

Download or read The Book of Cao Enlightenment through a Poke in the Eye PDF, written by and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The New Success   Marden s Magazine

Download or read The New Success Marden s Magazine PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1921 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book So Not Cheating

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  • Author : S. H. Morris
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2016-04-26
  • ISBN : 1483447936
  • Pages : pages

Download or read So Not Cheating PDF, written by S. H. Morris and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2016-04-26 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fairis Tanner has been married to the only guy she has ever loved, her high school sweetheart, for sixteen years. But recently, her dream-come-true has become a case of “be careful what you wish for.” What’s more, her job at a women’s magazine is a dead end—that is, until she comes up with a plan to escape the lonely confines of her boring suburban life and give her boss a hot story—one in which she can have exciting sexual experiences without actually cheating on her husband (at least, not to her way of thinking). Her try for the fantasy of a double life leads her down a strange path as she goes from sexually repressed career mom to champion of the Unhappy Wives’ Club to unexpectedly falling in love. This sensual, humorous, and poignant novel follows one woman’s journey of self-discovery as she explores marriage, relationships, and the sexual mores society imposes upon women. Read what happens when you find your so-called “soul mate” before you find yourself.

Book Shutter  11

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  • Author : Joe Keatinge
  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Release : 2015-04-15
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 32 pages

Download or read Shutter 11 PDF, written by Joe Keatinge and published by Image Comics. This book was released on 2015-04-15 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: KATE KRISTOPHER WAS THE LAST OF A FAMILY DYNASTY OF EXPLORERS. THEN SHE QUIT. TEN YEARS LATER SHE DISCOVERED SHE'S ONE OF WHO-KNOWS HOW MANY SIBLINGS. THE OLDER SISTER SHE NEVER KNEW, KALLIYAN, IS AFTER KATE'S SEEMINGLY ALIVE FATHER AND HAS FORCED KATE TO HELP HER FIND HER MOTHER, THE ONLY PERSON WHO KNOWS WHAT'S UP WITH THEIR DAD. MOM'S LOCATION? THE WORLD OF DREAMS. AND IT'S NOT GOING WELL.

Book Cyber Planet

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  • Author : Brett Herrmann
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2016-09-15
  • ISBN : 1524535737
  • Pages : 346 pages

Download or read Cyber Planet PDF, written by Brett Herrmann and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2016-09-15 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After the mysterious disappearance of her parents, eight-year-old Hadley Meadows was left behind in a building the world didnt know about. However, this building had groundbreaking technology within that gave Hadley a chance to do almost anything. Hadley would inherit the DimensionCast, a revolutionary pod shaped supercomputer that puts her in a sleep like state, then with the aid of her brain, constructs a virtual world she can inhabit and manipulate at her own will. This virtual reality, called the Pseudoplex, became her digital cosmos that housed all of the content she would go on to create. Hadley spent so much time in the Pseudoplex that she no longer identified with the outside world. Using her ever refining creative abilities, she constructed a virtual body for herself to manifest. She called it her avatar, and used it to substitute her own identity within the Pseudoplex. She named her avatar Animi, leaving behind her birth name for the real world. Hadley was an isolated daughter of missing parents, but when she laid in her DimensionCast and entered the Pseudoplex as Animi, she became a creator. She built cities, mountain ranges, forests, and towns in her Pseudoplex, and eventually filled those places with artificial intelligence that resembled other people. Animi called these people NPCs, and their artificial intelligence became more advanced, further immersing Animi into the world that she had built. Years later, Animi and her NPCs had put together an entire planet within the Pseudoplex that they could coexist on. This virtual planet was named Swisaril, and it would develop an economy, politics, laws, cultures, and celebrities. Now, Hadley is twenty-six, and she still feels like something is missing. She could still sense the twinge of loneliness in her head, even though she was the creator of an entire cyber planet. She desired something new and exciting that was random; an unknown variable to bring a new perspective to Swisaril. With plenty of research, she found a twenty-four-year-old potential filled but talent squandered man by the name of Milo Hodge. Hadley saw Milos capacity to do great things, but knew he would never reach that capability under his current circumstances. So, she used her resources to track Milo down and bring him into her digital world. It didnt take long for Milo to hop into the Pseudoplex once Hadley introduced him to his very own DimensionCast. Milo was assigned an avatar, which he named Creo, and just like Hadley, took that as his identity as long as he was in the Pseudoplex. Animi makes it clear that she wants Creo to become a creator just like her, and use his potential to build off her already great creation. As Creo grows alongside Animi, he will learn about her past as the answers slowly trickle into view. With this planet full of values, civilizations, and surprises, there are many lessons that both Animi and Creo must learn together. The Pseudoplex is where minds and machines merge, where evolution is digital, and where imagination becomes reality. Step inside and synchronize.