Dreaming The Southern Song Landscape

Author: Valérie Malenfer Ortiz
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004110113
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Dreaming The Southern Song Landscape from the Author: Valérie Malenfer Ortiz. A study of Chinese landscape painting, centered on the 12th century handscroll, "Dream Journey over Xiao Xiang (Xiao Xiang woyou tu)," in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum.

The Power Of Illusion

Author: Christopher Anvil
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN: 1618247832
Size: 77.34 MB
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The Power Of Illusion from the Author: Christopher Anvil. A new collection of stories by the master of humorous science fiction adventure, including: The full-length novel, The Day the Machines StoppedÂľand what happens, not just to civilization, but to humanity and its chances of survival when all the machines stop working at once? A man is captured by aliens who are investigating the Earth as a possible target for colonization. The aliens have science and technology far in advance of humansÂľbut, unfortunately for them, they have never developed the human art of bluffing. For the first time in book form, Anvil's stories of Richard Verner, who is called in to solve apparently insoluble problems, such as explaining why experimental missiles keep failing for no apparent reason, or locating a kidnapped judge, or even solving an inexplicable murder that's interrupting his vacation. And much more, in a generous volume of sardonically humorous science fiction. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).


Author: Arno Schirokauer
ISBN: 9781494087661
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Lassalle from the Author: Arno Schirokauer. This is a new release of the original 1932 edition.


Author: Stanislaw Filipowicz
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9783631628942
Size: 46.11 MB
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Democracy from the Author: Stanislaw Filipowicz. Democracy - hope or illusion? Blooming, failing or declining? Our doubts and hesitation make part of unbending efforts to endorse and explain democracy. Who is right - the custodians of promise or the prophets of decline? The book concentrates on doubts. The author tries to explore -the other side of the moon-, emphasizing the role of critical thinking, opposing a main-current optimism. Defending democracy we want to generate hope, but hoping may be a dangerous craft. Protecting our hope we are prone to believe that democracy - even if it is not a full success story - is justified in its nature and out of question. How much do we have to forget to sanction this view? This is, in fact, the main question the book raises. It gives voice to those who never, in their writing on democracy, used a flattering tone. Starting with Greek giants - Plato and Aristotle - up to modern and most recent times, going through a broad field of revealing criticism, leaving us with an unsettling feeling that democracy is rather something to be explained than something to be celebrated. Living in democracy, lamenting its underperformances, we must not overlook a fundamental question - in what part do our disappointments reflect the -art of forgetting-, allowing us to cast into oblivion all serious doubts originating in a critical discourse on modernity and democracy?"

Power And Illusion

Author: Phd David W. Wilbur MD
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557669502
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Power And Illusion from the Author: Phd David W. Wilbur MD. "My intended audience is anyone who suspects that religion might be about something other than future salvation. This manuscript is written for those believing or otherwise who, looking at ubiquitous religion, find discontinuities in claims and functions and wish to explore further how it shapes our world... This manuscript is an effort to describe how religion actually works in practice." -- Introductory Comments and Concerns.

The Ministry Of Illusion

Author: Eric Rentschler
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674576407
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The Ministry Of Illusion from the Author: Eric Rentschler. Eric Rentschler argues that cinema in the Third Reich emanated from a Ministry of Illusion and not from a Ministry of Fear. His analysis of the sophisticated media culture of this period demonstrates in an unprecedented way the potent and destructive powers of fascination and fantasy.

Aesthetic Illusion

Author: Frederick Burwick
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110884933
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Aesthetic Illusion from the Author: Frederick Burwick.

Marx Illusion

Author: Claudiu Coman
Publisher: Brindusa Covaci
ISBN: 3950314547
Size: 15.63 MB
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Marx Illusion from the Author: Claudiu Coman.

The Myths And Gods Of India

Author: Alain Daniélou
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892813544
Size: 67.23 MB
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The Myths And Gods Of India from the Author: Alain Daniélou. Examines the significance of the most prominent Hindu deities and discusses the philosophy of polytheism and the representation and worship of the deities

Destiny And Human Initiative In The Mahabharata

Author: Julian F. Woods
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791449820
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Destiny And Human Initiative In The Mahabharata from the Author: Julian F. Woods. Considers the questions of free will in the great India epic, the Mahabharata.