The Last Word

The Last Word


  • Author : Thomas Nagel
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-11-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199882113


The Last Word Book Description :

If there is such a thing as reason, it has to be universal. Reason must reflect objective principles whose validity is independent of our point of view--principles that anyone with enough intelligence ought to be able to recognize as correct. But this generality of reason is what relativists and subjectivists deny in ever-increasing numbers. And such subjectivism is not just an inconsequential intellectual flourish or badge of theoretical chic. It is exploited to deflect argument and to belittle the pretensions of the arguments of others. The continuing spread of this relativistic way of thinking threatens to make public discourse increasingly difficult and to exacerbate the deep divisions of our society. In The Last Word, Thomas Nagel, one of the most influential philosophers writing in English, presents a sustained defense of reason against the attacks of subjectivism, delivering systematic rebuttals of relativistic claims with respect to language, logic, science, and ethics. He shows that the last word in disputes about the objective validity of any form of thought must lie in some unqualified thoughts about how things are--thoughts that we cannot regard from outside as mere psychological dispositions.

The Last Word

The Last Word


  • Author : Julia Cooper
  • Publisher : Coach House Books
  • Release Date : 2017-04-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770565012


The Last Word Book Description :

The Last Word investigates the debased art of eulogy. Through insightful, surprisingly playful readings of famous eulogies (from a scene in Love Actually to Jacques Derrida’s heart-rending essays on the deaths of his peers), Cooper argues against the socially sanctioned desire to avoid thinking about death that results in clichéd memorials, honoring neither the living nor the dead.

The Last Word

The Last Word


  • Author : Samantha Hastings
  • Publisher : Swoon Reads
  • Release Date : 2019-07-09
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250301871


The Last Word Book Description :

Set against the smoky, gaslit allure of Victorian London, this sweetly romantic historical debut is full of humor and stars a whip-smart female heroine ahead of her time. Where one story ends, another begins. 1861. Miss Lucinda Leavitt is shocked when she learns the author of her favorite serialized novel has died before completing the story. Determined to learn how it ends, Lucinda reluctantly enlists the help of her father’s young business partner, Mr. David Randall, to track down the reclusive author’s former whereabouts. David is a successful young businessman, but is overwhelmed by his workload. He wants to prove himself to his late father, as well as to himself. He doesn’t have the time, nor the interest, for this endeavor, but Lucinda is not the type to take no for an answer. Their search for the elusive Mrs. Smith and the rightful ending to her novel leads Lucinda and David around the country, but the truths they discover about themselves—and each other—are anything but fictional. Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, The Last Word by debut author Samantha Hastings is a fun yet intellectual romp through Victorian London—the perfect book for book-lovers. Praise for The Last Word: A Junior Library Guild Selection "Witty, spirited, and utterly swoon-worthy. ... Filled with fierce feminism, impeccable period detail, and a charming romance that's sure to stay with readers long after the last word." —Addie Thorley, author of An Affair of Poisons “Great voice. Unique premise. ... And who can resist a plucky heroine who is determined to help write an unfinished romance novel by her favorite author!” —B.R. Myers, author of Rogue Princess

The Last Word

The Last Word


  • Author : Yusuf Kodwavwala Dawood
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 9789966369932


The Last Word Book Description :

The Last Word by Yusuf Dawood concludes the quartet of the Surgeon's Diary - in book format. The other three are Yesterday Today and Tomorrow, Off my Chest, and Behind the Mask. The beautifully executed stories in the Last Word are adorned with occurrences from the author's extensive travels and medical experiences, some heart-rending and others with exultant endings. Dawood's stories are lit with humor and wit that make the myriad medical challenges seem surmountable. The stories though appearing in the Surgeon's Diary are fresh and authentic. Just like in the other three titles that form the quartet, the author has once again used his scalpel and pen with prowess to bring real surgical drama to our doorstep. Dawood, a celebrated surgeon and formidable author, has authored The Price of Living, One Life too Many, Water Under the Bridge, among others. The Last Word is his eleventh title.

The Last Word

The Last Word


  • Author : M. E. Friesz
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release Date : 2005-02-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 508
  • ISBN 10 : 9781597810203


The Last Word Book Description :

THE LAST WORD of God takes one through the highlights of the Bible. Part I is on Bible History, Part II is on the Church Age, Part III is on prophecy.

The Last Word

The Last Word


  • Author : C. Nadia Seremetakis
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1991-07-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 0226748758


The Last Word Book Description :

Based on years of fieldwork in both rural and urban Greece, The Last Word explores women's cultural resistance as they weave together diverse social practices: improvised antiphonic laments, divinatory dreaming, the care and tending of olive trees and the dead, and the inscription of emotions and the senses on a landscape of persons, things, and places. These practices compose the empowering poetics of the cultural periphery. C. Nadia Seremetakis liberates the analysis of gender from reductive binary models and pioneers the alternative perspective of self-reflexive "native anthropology" in European ethnography.

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The Last Word


  • Author : New Scientist
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 10 : 0192861999


The Last Word Book Description :

Answers questions about plants, animals, illusions, machines, household science, and the human body

The Last Word

The Last Word


  • Author : Michael Dahl
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2015-12-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496538956


The Last Word Book Description :

In the heart of the Library of Doom, within the Librarian's secret chamber, is a sealed, invisible vault. It contains a single book -- a book so poisonous that it drains the Librarian's life away day by day, year by year. It is the price each Librarian must pay, because if anyone reads the final word in the story, the whole world will be destroyed! So when the book goes missing, the Librarian must track it down without delay. There's just one problem: only another Librarian would know where the book was located . . . Is there a traitor in the League of Librarians?

The Last Word

The Last Word


  • Author : Professor Department of History Jeffrey Grey
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN 10 : 0313310831


The Last Word Book Description :

Examines the development of official history programs and analyzes the official histories of the Second World War for clues to the ways official history has been undertaken as a form of historical writing.

The Last Word in Astronomy

The Last Word in Astronomy


  • Author : Misha Feigin
  • Publisher : Fleur Arts
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 75
  • ISBN 10 : 9780974127712


The Last Word in Astronomy Book Description :

Born and raised in Moscow, Misha Feigin left behind an established position in the local arts scene highlighted by his four albums on the ?Melodia? label, features on major radio and television shows, and national and international tours when he immigrated to the US in 1990. Since his move to the West, Misha has performed in concerts in 47 US States and around the world in countries such as Canada, England, Scotland, Israel, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, and others. It was not until last year, however, that his reputation as a multifaceted entertainer has been ?officially? confirmed by the release of Searching for Irina, a powerful story of the era when the political trials showed signs of Stalin's horrors, while sex, drugs, and rock?n?roll penetrating the Iron Curtain clashed with the seemingly impervious system.Now, following the success of Misha?s first sold-out printing of prose, Fleur Publishing proudly presents The Last Word in Astronomy, Mr. Feigin?s collection of poems with material spanning the last decade of creativity of this impressive author, winner of the Thomas Merton Prize for Poetry in 2000.