books about: discourses
Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy
Descartes revolutionized Eoropean society into an age of Scientific Enlightenment
Descartes is a very important early philosophical figure who is worth learning about. I received this book in a very timely manner and was very satisfied w/ this purchase.
Machiavelli weighs in
Considering the social and cultural landscape of the contemporary West, one cannot help but wonder whether we can pull out of our downward slide, and what are the odds of doing so. An interesting analysis of this issue is provided by Machiavelli, in his "Discourses" (1517). In this deeply insightful book, a commentary on the work of the Roman historian Titus Livius (Livy), Machiavelli examines ...
Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences
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A Selection From the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion
Circa Ad Epictetus
General Books LLC
The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Philosophy / General; Philosophy / History
The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya (Teachings of the Buddha)
Available now directly from publisher for $39.96
The fourth edition of this essential reference has just been released by the publisher Wisdom Publications. Until amazon.com can obtain a new supply, it can be obtained directly from Wisdom Publications for $39.96, a 20% discount from the new list price of $49.95, reduced from the $65 list for the third edition. There is a small publishing oversight on the title page which identifies it ...
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Still Relevant 25 Years Later
As anyone who follows my reviews likely knows, I am a big fan of George Orwell and, though I've read Huxley's Brave New World, it never burrowed its way into my mind the way 1984 did. Recently, however, a colleague of mine was teaching both novels in comparison, and used the forward to Amusing Ourselves to Death as an inspiration. Somehow, I had never heard of this book, but I was so interested ...
Discourse on the Origin of Inequality
A Perfect Example of the 18th Century Enlightenment.
This is a wonderful example of the 18th century enlightenment. In this work, Rousseau states that inequalities of rank, wealth, and power are the inevitable result of the civilizing process, something most of us have found to be very true if unfair. This new translation also includes all of Rousseau's own notes. I enjoyed this tremendously, and am always amazed that the thought pattern and ...
A Lover's Discourse: Fragments
Hill and Wang
Dissecting the broken heart...
What is love? Perhaps the question has never been answered more succinctly, more completely, and more devastatingly than in *A Lover's Discourse.* In this unique and sly little book, Roland Barthes deconstructs `love,' or, perhaps more accurately, subjects it to a thorough semiotic examination that reveals the psycholinguistic archetypes that comprise all great affairs of the heart--the very ...
The Disenchantment of Secular Discourse
Steven D. Smith
Harvard University Press
Prominent observers complain that public discourse in America is shallow and unedifying. This debased condition is often attributed to, among other things, the resurgence of religion in public life. Steven Smith argues that this diagnosis has the matter backwards: it is not primarily religion but rather the strictures of secular rationalism that have drained our modern discourse of force and authenticity. Thus, Rawlsian ?public reason? ...
Channels of Discourse, Reassembled: Television and Contemporary Criticism
Excellent Overview of Media Studies Methodologies
In a critical writing course I taught in Spring 2002, I used Channels of Discourse, Reassembled as the core text for the course readings. The many chapters within are written by the best of the best in the fields of media studies and cultural studies, and the methodologies are presented in an easy-to-read manner which is informative and full of examples and case studies. This is an excellent ...
An Introduction to Discourse Analysis: Theory and Method
James Paul Gee
Professor Gee is easily one of the most exciting literacy/language/education/discourse thinkers of our time. This book is perfect for those thinking of researching the ways that language/talk/discourse reflect cultural/political/societal models. Gee is always on the cutting edge of this kind of research, and if you want to know how he does it, buy this book!
The Politics Of Obedience The Discourse Of Voluntary Servitude
Etienne De La Boetie
Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Resolve To Serve No More
"...And you are at once free. I do not ask that you place hands on the tyrant, but merely cease to obey him, and you will see him, like a colossus, fall of his own weight and break into pieces." So begins this short classic. It reads as if written with words of fire. Astonishing clarity and moral certitude bathe the ideas expressed. There is no room for temporarizing in La Boiete; the ...
Teaching By Numbers: Deconstructing the Discourse of Standards and Accountability in Education (Studies in ...
Peter M. Taubman
Over the last decade the transformation in the field of education that is occurring under the twin banners of "standards" and "accountability" has materially affected every aspect of schooling, teaching, and teacher education in the United States. Teaching By Numbers , offers interdisciplinary ways to understand the educational reforms underway in urban education, teaching, and teacher education, and their impact on what it means to teach. ...
Discourse on Colonialism
Monthly Review Press
revolutionary appeal for decolonization
This is a fascinating book for folks interested in the international decolonization movement of the 50s and 60s, and its relation to the Black Power movement in the States. The Discourse is beautifully written and passionately argued. The interview helps clarify Cesaire and Senghor's concept of "Negritude" as an early form of Black pride, rather than racial essentialism. The essay introduction ...
Narrative Discourse: An Essay in Method
Cornell University Press
The Seminal Work in Narrative Theory
This book should be required reading for anyone who wants to look seriously at narrative theory. Genette's analysis of the construction of time in narrative discourse is the still the model for theorists writing since then. Such categories as order, frequency, and duration in the narrative presentation of story-time show how narrative decisions on the part of authors can have dramatically ...
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya
Perfect (for the specialist...)
This is NOT an introduction to the pali scriptures - for that, check out Bikkhu Bodhi's "In the Buddha's Words"! But if you are already familiar with the style of the suttas, and you know you want to dig deeper, here you've got one of the most important of the nikayas for the serious student, including numerous discourses on the most fundamental aspects of the teaching, such as dependent ...
Discourse on the Method for Conducting One's Reason Well and for Seeking Truth in the Sciences
Hackett Pub Co
By far the most widely used translation in North American college classrooms, Donald A. Cress's translation from the French of theÂ Adam and TanneryÂ critical edition is prized for its accuracy, elegance, and economy. The translation featured in the Third Edition has been thoroughly revised from the 1979 First Edition and includes pages references to the critical edition for ease of comparison.
The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya (Teachings of the Buddha)
A must buy text for those seriously interested in the Buddha's Teachings
This is one of the books that anybody seriously interested in studying the Teachings of Siddhattha Gotama, the Buddha, should acquire. It contains the English translation of the so called long discourses--34 in total--of the Pali Canon Division of Discourses. Of particular importance are the Mahasatipatthana Sutta (#22) and the Mahaparinibbana Sutta (#16), two of the most important discourses of ...
Seven Discourses on Art
General Books LLC
The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Art / Criticism;
Our Appointment with Life: Discourse on Living Happily in the Present Moment
Thich Nhat Hanh
The ROOTS of *LIVING IN THE PRESENT* lie deep in the Past . . .
Turning to Thich Nhat Hanh when entering the Lenten season of sacrifice, a Christian will discover many anxiety-freeing thoughts on "our appointment with life." In my eightieth year I find these words from the *Great Reverence Sutra* helpful: "If (we) do not practice diligently, how can (we) overcome death?" Thich Nhat Hanh is the revered leader of retreats and prolific writer who was ...
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