Category «Essays»

Presences and Absences - Transdisciplinary Essays by Katarina Labudova, Nora Sellei

By Katarina Labudova, Nora Sellei

This quantity discusses the query of presence and/or absence from a transdisciplinary point of view, and intends to supply insights into how quite a lot of disciplines addresses this factor which has been on the centre of philosophical, theoretical and important debates long ago a long time. because the essays within the quantity turn out, it seems that assorted components may have much in universal and seek advice from one another in occasionally unbelievable methods. the themes mentioned contain modals in a number of languages and black slave funeral sermons, pragmatic markers and the Australian Stolen new release, the transcendental in poems through Ann Bradstreet, Arthur Symons and Philip Larkin, brief tales by way of Katherine Mansfield, wide-spread presences in Virginia Woolf and modern journalism, haunting presences in fin-de-siecle ghost tales and in a latest horror movie, legendary constructions in John Cowper Powys and Margaret Atwood, and gender politics in Pat Barker and Sarah Waters. The analyses, as they consult one another, create a number of dialogues with out implementing closures and supreme interpretations at the plethora of attainable meanings rising from the juxtaposition of those essays. This transdisciplinary quantity, written in an erudite yet reader-friendly language, could be of significant curiosity to either the educational international, in addition to a broader readership attracted to how linguistic phenomena mostly, cultural myths of all types, quite a few cinematic, literary and journalistic genres from varied sessions may be approached and spread out to new readings and meanings from the viewpoint of presences and absences.

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Willkommen im sonnigen Tschernobyl: Verstrahlt, verseucht, by Andrew Blackwell

By Andrew Blackwell

Eine Liebeserklärung an unsere zerstörte Welt

Während eines sechsmonatigen Aufenthalts in Indien fasziniert Andrew Blackwell nicht das Tadsch Mahal, sondern Kanpur, die Stadt mit der höchsten Umweltverschmutzung des Landes. Damit ist sein Interesse für Orte ungewöhnlicher und drastischer Umweltzerstörung geweckt! Er reist nach Tschernobyl, in einen kanadischen Ölsandtagebau, zum großen »Müllteppich« im Pazifik, in ein Kahlschlaggebiet am Amazonas …

Doch anstatt das Ende der Welt auszurufen, erzählt Andrew Blackwell von dem Schönen und Tragischen, dem Faszinierenden und Absurden dieser Orte und der Menschen, die dort wohnen. Mit journalistischem Scharfsinn und einer guten element trockenen Humors macht er deutlich, worum es eigentlich geht: Die Welt ist schön, selbst da, wo wir sie schon zerstört haben, und sie ist erhaltenswert. Ein Buch, das die Augen öffnet, und eine großartige Liebeserklärung an die einzige Welt, die wir haben.

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Studies on Plato, Aristotle and Proclus: The Collected

John J. Cleary (1949–2009) was once an across the world recognized authority in lots of elements of historic philosophy. in addition to penetrating and unique reports of Plato, Aristotle, and Proclus, he used to be relatively attracted to the philosophy of arithmetic, and historic theories of schooling. The essays integrated during this assortment exhibit Cleary’s variety of craftsmanship and originality of technique. Cleary was once particularly aware of the issues serious about the translation of a philosophical textual content: in his studying of Plato he recognized the distinctive prestige of debate as a privileged mode of philosophical writing. His underlying problem was once the open-ended personality of philosophy itself, to be pursued with highbrow rigour and recognize either for the query and one’s interlocutor. those accumulated essays are consultant of John Cleary’s philosophical life’s paintings.

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Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software by Clay Shirky, Joseph Feller, Brian Fitzgerald, Scott A.

By Clay Shirky, Joseph Feller, Brian Fitzgerald, Scott A. Hissam, Karim R. Lakhani, Michael Cusumano

What's the prestige of the unfastened and Open resource software program (F/OSS) revolution? Has the construction of software program that may be freely used, transformed, and redistributed reworked and society, as a few estimated, or is that this transformation nonetheless a piece in development? Perspectives on loose and Open resource Software brings jointly prime analysts and researchers to handle this query, interpreting particular facets of F/OSS in a fashion that's either scientifically rigorous and hugely suitable to real-life managerial and technical concerns.

The ebook analyzes a few key themes: the incentive in the back of F/OSS—why hugely expert software program builders commit quite a lot of time to the construction of "free" services and products; the target, empirically grounded overview of software—necessary to counter what one bankruptcy writer calls the "steamroller" of F/OSS hype; the software program engineering methods and instruments utilized in particular tasks, together with Apache, GNOME, and Mozilla; the industrial and company types that replicate the altering relationships among clients and corporations, technical groups and corporations, and among rivals; and criminal, cultural, and social matters, together with one contribution that implies parallels among "open code" and "open society" and one other that issues to the necessity for figuring out the movement's social factors and outcomes.

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Essays in Phenomenology by Maurice Natanson (auth.), Maurice Natanson (eds.)

By Maurice Natanson (auth.), Maurice Natanson (eds.)

Fifteen years in the past, Dorion Cairns concluded an editorial on phenome­ nology with a wary appraisal of its impression in the US. "Thus far," he wrote, "it remains to be an unique. " the placement at the present time has replaced: translations of the writings of Husserl, Heidegger, Marcel, Sartre, and Merleau-Ponty have seemed, and commentaries on those and comparable thinkers should not unusual. additionally, dialogue of phenomenological difficulties is more and more changing into a part of the yankee (if now not the British) philosophical scene. Phenomenology is at risk of domestication! symptoms of its lodging comprise a willingness to pay tribute to HusserI's Logical Investigations via those that locate fairly little to curiosity them in his later paintings, a position of what are taken to be universal topics and underlying convergences of emphasis in Continental phenomenology and Anglo-American philosophy of the extra approximately Wittgensteinian and Austinian forms, and a starting to be impatience (shared through a few phenomenologists) with expositions, explications, and interpretations of Husserl's paintings on the price of unique functions of phenomenology. such a lot bluntly positioned, the perspective is: do not discuss it; do it! it will look that we've got arrived at some degree the place introductions to phenomenology are of doubt­ ful price, if no longer superfluous. the current choice of essays is predicated on various assumptions and issues to another belief of the position of either technique and originality in phenomenological work.

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Anglo-English Attitudes by Geoff Dyer

By Geoff Dyer

Anglo-English Attitudes brings jointly Geoff Dyer's most sensible journalism and different writing from 1984-99. There are studied meditations on photographers (Robert Capa, William Gedney, Cartier-Bresson), painters (Bonnard, Gauguin), musicians (Coltrane, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan), and shut severe engagements with writers together with Camus, Michael Ondaatje and Martin Amis. additionally listed below are idiosyncratic reflections on boxing, comics, Airfix types and motion guy, and infrequently hilarious money owed of his 'misadventures'.

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Off Main Street: Barnstormers, Prophets & Gatemouth's Gator: by Michael Perry

By Michael Perry

No matter if he is scuffling with fires, passing a kidney stone, hammering down I-80 in an 18-wheeler, or meditating at the dating among cowboys and God, Michael Perry attracts on his rural roots and footloose earlier to jot down from a viewpoint that merges the neighborhood with the worldwide. Ranging throughout topics as various as lot lizards, Klan wizards, and small-town funerals, Perry's writing during this clever and witty selection of essays balances earthiness with poetry, kinetics with contemplation, and is often salted along with his special model of humor.

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