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The Essential Writings

The Essential Writings

  • Author: Mahatma Gandhi,Judith M. Brown
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780192807205
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 408
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Mahatma Gandhi was a profound and original thinker, one of the most influential figures in the history of the twentieth century, and a famous advocate of non-violent civil resistance. His many and varied writings largely respond to the specific challenges he faced throughout his life, and they show his evolving ideas, as well as his deepening spirituality and humanity, over several decades. Drawn from the full range of Gandhi's published work--books, articles, broadcasts, interviews, letters--this superb selection illuminates his thinking on religion and spirituality, on society and its problems, on politics and British rule, and on non-violence and civil disobedience. The pieces are arranged to underscore Gandhi's belief that transformation in human life should be from the roots upwards, from the individual through to social and political relations. The Introduction by Judith Brown--a leading authority on Gandhi--provides a succinct account of his life and his ambiguous role in the Indian nationalist movement, examines what kind of thinker and writer Gandhi was, and shows how he built a coherent body of thought. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Ausgewählte Werke

Ausgewählte Werke

  • Author: Matthias Claudius
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783150016916
  • Category:
  • Page: 488
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Kommentierte Auswahl aus dem Werk des Wandsbecker Boten (1740-1815). Enthält Teile der zeitgenössischen Werkausgabe Asmus omnia sua secum portans sowie Texte aus Zeitschriften, Briefe, Rezensionen und Übersetzungen.

Das moderne Indien 1498 bis 2004

Das moderne Indien 1498 bis 2004

  • Author: Jürgen Lütt
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3486715119
  • Category: History
  • Page: 289
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Seit dem 16. Jahrhundert musste Indien sich mit der Expansion Europas auseinander setzen. Jürgen Lütt beschreibt, wie es schließlich zur britischen Kolonie wurde und wie die Inder sich mit ihrer nationalen Unabhängigkeitsbewegung unter der Führung Mahatma Gandhis von der britischen Herrschaft befreiten. Die Teilung des Subkontinents, die Chancen und Probleme des „nation building“ im unabhängigen Indien und andauernde gesellschaftliche und politische Konflikte bilden den zweiten Schwerpunkt des Bandes.

Pensées and Other Writings

Pensées and Other Writings

  • Author: Blaise Pascal
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192836557
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 267
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For much of his life Pascal (1623-62) worked on a magnum opus which was never published in its intended form. Instead, he left a mass of fragments, some of them meant as notes for the Apologie. These were to become known as the Pensees, and they occupy a crucial place in Western philosophy and religious writing. Pascal's general intention was to confound scepticism about metaphysical questions. Some of the Pensees are fully developed literary reflections on the human condition,, somecontradict others, and some remain jottings whose meaning will never be clear. The most important are among the most powerful aphorisms about human experience and behaviour ever written in any language. This translation is the only one based on the Pensees as Pascal left them. It includes the principal dossiers classified by Pascal, as well as the essential portion of the important Writings on Grace. A detailed thematic index gives access to Pascal's areas of concern, while the selectionof texts and the introduction help to show why Pascal changed the plan of his projected work before abandoning the book he might have written.

Mahatma Gandhi and India's Independence

Mahatma Gandhi and India's Independence

  • Author: Ann Malaspina
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
  • ISBN: 0766072622
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 128
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Highlighting Mahatma Gandhi’s key ideals and details of his life through source documents, photos, and informative text, this book will help students understand the revolutionary ideas that Gandhi portrayed. They will learn how he helped free India from British rule through nonviolence and shaped the behaviors of politicians and activists for generations to come.

Driving with Plato

Driving with Plato

The Meaning of Life's Milestones

  • Author: Robert Rowland Smith
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439186898
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 256
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Learn to ride a bicycle with Einstein, have your first kiss with Kant, get your first job with Adam Smith, and weather midlife with Dante. Let history’s greatest minds illuminate life’s turning points. In Breakfast with Socrates, Robert Rowland Smith brought the power of philosophy down to earth by proving, in a very engaging and entertaining way, that human moments meet big ideas on a regular basis. Now Smith offers the natural offspring of that book, expanding the “day in a life” concept to life as a whole in Driving with Plato. Start with being born. For some, like Sartre, you get off to a bad start: You didn’t ask to be born, and there’s little point to it anyway, as life is meaningless. And yet for Martin Heidegger, if you hadn’t been born, you’d have no sense of your own being, and that would be a tragic loss. How about midlife crisis? When Dante wrote The Divine Comedy, he deliberately set his story of spiritual transformation at the halfway point of his life. Nietzsche, too, in his autobiography, spoke of burying his forty-fifth year as he went on to yet higher forms of actualization as a self-styled superman. Drawing on the great philosophers, as well as on literature, art, politics, and psychology, Smith creates the richest possible range of ideas for readers to contemplate, all in a warm, humorous voice that revels both in life’s absurdities and in the pure delight of discovery. Grounding abstract ideas in concrete experience, Driving with Plato helps us think more deeply about the key events in our lives even as it provides a philosophical education that everyone can appreciate and enjoy.

Selected Writings

Selected Writings

  • Author: Galileo
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191623792
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 480
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'Philosophy is written in this great book which is continually open before our eyes - I mean the universe...' Galileo's astronomical discoveries changed the way we look at the world, and our place in the universe. Threatened by the Inquisition for daring to contradict the literal truth of the Bible, Galileo ignited a scientific revolution when he asserted that the Earth moves. This generous selection from his writings contains all the essential texts for a reader to appreciate his lasting significance. Mark Davie's new translation renders Galileo's vigorous Italian prose into clear modern English, while William R. Shea's version of the Latin Sidereal Message makes accessible the book that created a sensation in 1610 with its account of Galileo's observations using the newly invented telescope. All Galileo's contributions to the debate on science and religion are included, as well as key documents from his trial before the Inquisition in 1633. A lively introduction and clear notes give an overview of Galileo's career and explain the scientific and philosophical background to the texts. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Selected Critical Writings

Selected Critical Writings

  • Author: David Herbert Lawrence,Michael Herbert
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192823649
  • Category: Art criticism
  • Page: 365
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'A critic must be able to feel the impact of a work of art in all its complexity and force. To do so, he must be a man of force and complexity himself...' 'A critic must be emotionally alive in every fibre, intellectually capable and skilful in essential logic, and then morally very honest.' These comments by D. H. Lawrence are as close a description as any of himself as a critic. They come from his essay on fellow novelist John Galsworthy, and there are many other pieces on novels and novelists in this selection. But Lawrence's range of genres extends to poetry and plays and paintings, and his critical writing encompasses an enormous variety of subjects, from Aeschylus and the Apocalypse to symbolism and syphilis, for his nterests are philosophical , psychological, religious, moral, sociological, historical and cultural as well as literary and artistic. This selection is a treasure-trove of `thought adventures' by one of literature's liveliest critical spirits.

Autobiography and Other Writings

Autobiography and Other Writings

  • Author: Benjamin Franklin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192836694
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 361
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Franklin's writings span a long and distinguished career of literary, scientific, and political inquiry--the work of a man whose life lasted for nearly all of the 18th century, and whose achievements ranged from inventing the lightning rod to publishing Poor Richard's Almanac to signing the Declaration of Independence. In his own lifetime, Franklin knew prominence not only in America but also in Britain and France. Here was a cosmopolitan statesman, public servant, inventor, and editor with a distinctly Yankee sensibility; here was a moral philosopher who divided his faith between the natural sciences and the American experiment. This volume includes Franklin's reflections on such diverse issues as reason and religion, social status, electricity, America's national character and characters, war, and the societal status of women. Also included is a new transcription of his 1726 journal, and several pieces that have only recently been identified as Franklin's work.

Gespräche

Gespräche

  • Author: Confucius
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ethics
  • Page: 255
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Der kleine Hobbit

Der kleine Hobbit

  • Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783423214131
  • Category:
  • Page: 459
  • View: 6699
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Collected Poems and Other Verse

Collected Poems and Other Verse

  • Author: Stéphane Mallarmé
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191623091
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 320
  • View: 5938
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'sense too definite cancels your indistinct literature' Stéphane Mallarmé was the most radically innovative of nineteenth-century poets. His writings, with their richly sensuous texture and air of slyly intangible mystery, perplexed or outraged many early readers; yet no writer has more profoundly influenced the course of modern poetry - in English as well as in French. In both form and content, his poems created new ways of conveying existential doubt, fragmentation, and discontinuity. This is the fullest collection of Mallarmé's poetry ever published in English, and the only edition in any language that presents his Poésies in the last arrangement known to have been approved by the author. Apart from verse, it includes all the prose poems and the unique, unclassifiable Un Coup de dés... (A Dice Throw...). The lucid, wide-ranging introduction and invaluable notes help an understanding of this astonishing poet's work. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Gesammelte Werke

Gesammelte Werke

  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783866479272
  • Category:
  • Page: 800
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Die Fahrt der Argonauten

Die Fahrt der Argonauten

Griechisch/Deutsch

  • Author: Apollonius (Rhodius)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 591
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Der Weinatlas

Der Weinatlas

  • Author: Hugh Johnson,Jancis Robinson
  • Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER
  • ISBN: 9783833812194
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 400
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Der Weinatlas, der große Klassiker der Weinliteratur, liegt nun als sechste und bisher auch umfangreichste Ausgabe vor. Erneut haben Jancis Robinson und Hugh Johnson die gesamte Weinwelt unter die Lupe genommen und führen den Leser kenntnisreich und kurzweilig durch alle Weinregionen der Welt zu den bedeutendsten Weinen und ihren Produzenten. 200 hervorragende Karten von Übersichtskarten bis zu Detailkarten im Maßstab 1:25.000 erklären die Herkunft und geografischen Hintergründe der besten Weine aus allen 5 Kontinenten. Der Weinatlas ist ein wertvoller und unverzichtbarer Begleiter durch die ganze Welt des Weins.

Scham, Schuld und Notwendigkeit

Scham, Schuld und Notwendigkeit

Eine Wiederbelebung antiker Begriffe der Moral

  • Author: Bernard Williams
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3050077174
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 232
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Wie aktuell ist die Antike? Können wir Modernen von Homer etwas lernen und können wir mit Hilfe der antiken Tragödien einige tiefsitzende Mißverständnisse unserer Zeit von uns abschütteln? Auf diese Fragen antwortet Bernard Williams in einer faszinierenden Studie, die als sein Hauptwerk gilt, indem er insbesondere die antike Literatur von einseitigen modernen Deutungen befreit. Die Antike ist uns nicht nur viel näher als wir glauben, sie verfügt auch über Begriffe, die unser moralisches Selbstverständnis und die damit verbundenen unausweichlichen Konflikte besser beschreiben als unsere eigenen Begriffe.

The Major Works

The Major Works

  • Author: John Milton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192804099
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 966
  • View: 496
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This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Milton's poetry and prose - all the English verse together with a generous selection from the major prosewritings - to give the essence of his work and thinking.Milton's influence on English poetry and criticism has been incalculable, and this edition covers the full range of his poetic and political output. It includes Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes as well as major prose works such as Areopagitica and The Tenure of Kings andMagistrates. As well as all the English and Italian verse, the volume includes most of the Latin and Greek verse in parallel translation. Spelling has been modernized, and the poems are arranged in order of publication, essential to an understanding of the progress of Milton's career in relationto the political and religious upheavals of his time. The extensive notes cover syntax, vocabulary, historical context, and biblical and classical allusions. The introduction traces both Milton's changing conception of his own vocation, and the critical reception his work has received over the pastfour centuries.

The Basic Writings of Jonathan Swift

The Basic Writings of Jonathan Swift

  • Author: Jonathan Swift
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780375757952
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 1028
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This edition of Jonathan Swift's basic works contains the authoritative texts of all his most important prose writings as well as many shorter pieces, poems, and letter extracts. Included are "Gulliver's Travels, Swift's devastating picture of human nature and human foibles; "A Tale of a Tub, his scathing attack on the intellectual culture and religious excesses of his time; "The Battel of the Books, his defense of the classical tradition; and the unforgettable "Modest Proposal, in which he proposes that the Irish, in order to avoid starvation, eat their children.