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Another Reason

Another Reason

Science and the Imagination of Modern India

  • Author: Gyan Prakash
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691214212
  • Category: History
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Another Reason is a bold and innovative study of the intimate relationship between science, colonialism, and the modern nation. Gyan Prakash, one of the most influential historians of India writing today, explores in fresh and unexpected ways the complexities, contradictions, and profound importance of this relationship in the history of the subcontinent. He reveals how science served simultaneously as an instrument of empire and as a symbol of liberty, progress, and universal reason--and how, in playing these dramatically different roles, it was crucial to the emergence of the modern nation. Prakash ranges over two hundred years of Indian history, from the early days of British rule to the dawn of the postcolonial era. He begins by taking us into colonial museums and exhibitions, where Indian arts, crafts, plants, animals, and even people were categorized, labeled, and displayed in the name of science. He shows how science gave the British the means to build railways, canals, and bridges, to transform agriculture and the treatment of disease, to reconstruct India's economy, and to transfigure India's intellectual life--all to create a stable, rationalized, and profitable colony under British domination. But Prakash points out that science also represented freedom of thought and that for the British to use it to practice despotism was a deeply contradictory enterprise. Seizing on this contradiction, many of the colonized elite began to seek parallels and precedents for scientific thought in India's own intellectual history, creating a hybrid form of knowledge that combined western ideas with local cultural and religious understanding. Their work disrupted accepted notions of colonizer versus colonized, civilized versus savage, modern versus traditional, and created a form of modernity that was at once western and indigenous. Throughout, Prakash draws on major and minor figures on both sides of the colonial divide, including Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, the nationalist historian and novelist Romesh Chunder Dutt, Prafulla Chandra Ray (author of A History of Hindu Chemistry), Rudyard Kipling, Lord Dalhousie, and John Stuart Mill. With its deft combination of rich historical detail and vigorous new arguments and interpretations, Another Reason will recast how we understand the contradictory and colonial genealogy of the modern nation.

Another Reason

Another Reason

  • Author: Carl Dennis
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698142721
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 112
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From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Ruth Lilly Prize The poems in Carl Dennis’s new collection Another Reason assume that our efforts to reason with ourselves and with others about what matters to us are necessary to escape the purely private point of view, to provide the houses we live in with doors and windows. These poems enact a drama of attempted persuasion, as the poet confers with himself, with intimates, and with strangers, if only in the hope that by defining differences more precisely one may be drawn into a genuine dialogue. As the poet asserts and questions his own authority, encountering a wide range of competing claims from other voices, we find ourselves included in a conversation that deepens our notion of the human community.

Every Time You Hold My Hand. I Find Another Reason to Fall in Love with You...Love You Always.

Every Time You Hold My Hand. I Find Another Reason to Fall in Love with You...Love You Always.

Valentine Day Gift Blank Lined Journal Notebook, 110 Pages, Soft Matte Cover, 6 X 9 In

  • Author: Valentine Day Womengift
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781660911462
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Every time you hold my hand. I find another reason to fall in love with you...Love you always. Blank Lined Journal Notebook, 110 Pages, Soft Matte Cover, 6 x 9 In Details: Dimensions: 6 x 9 IN 110 pages of Blank-Lined White Pages High-Quality Paper Soft Matte Cover

Valentines Day Gifts

Valentines Day Gifts

Every Valentine's Day is Another Reason for You to be Thankful for Having a Good Husband Like Me: Notebook Gift for Wife -Valentine's Day Ideas For Wife - Anniversary - Birthday

  • Author: Big Art Publishing
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781658009072
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Best Valentine's Day gift for wife Are you looking for a Valentine's Day gift? To tell your second half how much you love her ! It's a great way to express your love and devotion to the life you share together, with a beautifully dainty. Features: This sentimental journal is a great way to express your true feelings to your significant other. Can be used for anniversaries, birthdays, wedding, Valentine's Day, or any occasion. Perfect gift for women from men who care about her. A creative way to encourage her to write her true emotions. Product Description: 6x9" 100 pages Uniquely designed matte cover High quality, heavy paper We have lots of great gifts and journals, so be sure to check out our other listings by clicking on the "Author Name" link just below the title of this tracker. Ideas on How to Use This Notebook: Valentine's Day Gift For wife. Romantic gift for her birthday. Love gift for wife anniversary. Gift for marriage feast. Love Quotes Notebook.

Another Reason to Love Men

Another Reason to Love Men

  • Author: Gay Mates Books
  • Publisher: Blurb
  • ISBN: 9780368375286
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 346
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A photo journal of men showing that the male form is the sexiest form that there is This book is just another awesome reason to love the male body.

Warnings of the Eternal Spirit, by the Mouth of His Servant John, Sirnam'd Lacy. The Second Part

Warnings of the Eternal Spirit, by the Mouth of His Servant John, Sirnam'd Lacy. The Second Part

  • Author: John Lacy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Democratic Reason

Democratic Reason

Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many

  • Author: Hélène Landemore
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 140084553X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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Individual decision making can often be wrong due to misinformation, impulses, or biases. Collective decision making, on the other hand, can be surprisingly accurate. In Democratic Reason, Hélène Landemore demonstrates that the very factors behind the superiority of collective decision making add up to a strong case for democracy. She shows that the processes and procedures of democratic decision making form a cognitive system that ensures that decisions taken by the many are more likely to be right than decisions taken by the few. Democracy as a form of government is therefore valuable not only because it is legitimate and just, but also because it is smart. Landemore considers how the argument plays out with respect to two main mechanisms of democratic politics: inclusive deliberation and majority rule. In deliberative settings, the truth-tracking properties of deliberation are enhanced more by inclusiveness than by individual competence. Landemore explores this idea in the contexts of representative democracy and the selection of representatives. She also discusses several models for the "wisdom of crowds" channeled by majority rule, examining the trade-offs between inclusiveness and individual competence in voting. When inclusive deliberation and majority rule are combined, they beat less inclusive methods, in which one person or a small group decide. Democratic Reason thus establishes the superiority of democracy as a way of making decisions for the common good.

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha

A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 161429044X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 1944
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Like the River Ganges flowing down from the Himalayas, the entire Buddhist tradition flows down to us from the teachings and deeds of the historical Buddha, who lived and taught in India during the fifth century B.C.E. To ensure that his legacy would survive the ravages of time, his direct disciples compiled records of the Buddha's teachings soon after his passing. In the Theravada Buddhist tradition, which prevails in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, these records are regarded as the definitive "word of the Buddha." Preserved in Pali, an ancient Indian language closely related to the language that the Buddha spoke, this full compilation of texts is known as the Pali Canon. At the heart of the Buddha's teaching were the suttas (Sanskrit sutras), his discourses and dialogues. If we want to find out what the Buddha himself actually said, these are the most ancient sources available to us. The suttas were compiled into collections called "Nikayas," of which there are four, each organized according to a different principle. The Digha Nikaya consists of longer discourses; the Majjhima Nikaya of middle-length discourses; the Samyutta Nikaya of thematically connected discourses; and the Anguttara Nikaya of numerically patterned discourses. The present volume, which continues Wisdom's famous Teachings of the Buddha series, contains a full translation of the Anguttara Nikaya. The Anguttara arranges the Buddha's discourses in accordance with a numerical scheme intended to promote retention and easy comprehension. In an age when writing was still in its infancy, this proved to be the most effective way to ensure that the disciples could grasp and replicate the structure of a teaching.

Truth, Thought, Reason

Truth, Thought, Reason

Essays on Frege

  • Author: Tyler Burge
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0199278539
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 419
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Frege (1991) -- The concept of truth in Frege's program (1984) -- Frege on truth (1986) -- Postscript to "Frege on truth" (2004) -- Frege and the hierarchy (1979) -- Postscript to "Frege and the hierarchy" (2004) -- Sinning against Frege (1979) -- Postscript to "Sinning against Frege" (2003) -- Frege on sense and linguistic meaning (1990) -- Frege on extensions of concepts, from 1884 to 1903 (1984) -- Frege on knowing the third realm (1992) -- Frege on knowing the foundation (1998) -- Frege on apriority (2000) -- Postscript to "Frege on apriority" (2003).