Writing the Book of the World Book

Writing the Book of the World

  • Author : Theodore Sider
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11-24
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199697908

Writing the Book of the World Excerpt :

Theodore Sider presents a broad new vision of metaphysics centred on the idea of structure. To describe the world well we must use concepts that 'carve at the joints', so that conceptual structure matches reality's structure. This approach illuminates a wide range of topics, such as time, modality, ontology, and the status of metaphysics itself.

Carving Nature at Its Joints Book

Carving Nature at Its Joints

  • Author : Joseph Keim Campbell
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262297905

Carving Nature at Its Joints Excerpt :

Reflections on the metaphysics and epistemology of classification from a distinguished group of philosophers. Contemporary discussions of the success of science often invoke an ancient metaphor from Plato's Phaedrus: successful theories should "carve nature at its joints." But is nature really "jointed"? Are there natural kinds of things around which our theories cut? The essays in this volume offer reflections by a distinguished group of philosophers on a series of intertwined issues in the metaphysics and epistemology of classification. The contributors consider such topics as the relevance of natural kinds in inductive inference; the role of natural kinds in natural laws; the nature of fundamental properties; the naturalness of boundaries; the metaphysics and epistemology of biological kinds; and the relevance of biological kinds to certain questions in ethics. Carving Nature at Its Joints offers both breadth and thematic unity, providing a sampling of state-of-the-art work in contemporary analytic philosophy that will be of interest to a wide audience of scholars and students concerned with classification.

Cognition  Content  and the A Priori Book

Cognition Content and the A Priori

  • Author : Robert Hanna
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2015-10-08
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191025594

Cognition Content and the A Priori Excerpt :

In Cognition, Content, and the A Priori, Robert Hanna works out a unified contemporary Kantian theory of rational human cognition and knowledge. Along the way, he provides accounts of (i) intentionality and its contents, including non-conceptual content and conceptual content, (ii) sense perception and perceptual knowledge, including perceptual self-knowledge, (iii) the analytic-synthetic distinction, (iv) the nature of logic, and (v) a priori truth and knowledge in mathematics, logic, and philosophy. This book is specifically intended to reach out to two very different audiences: contemporary analytic philosophers of mind and knowledge on the one hand, and contemporary Kantian philosophers or Kant-scholars on the other. At the same time, it is also riding the crest of a wave of exciting and even revolutionary emerging new trends and new work in the philosophy of mind and epistemology, with a special concentration on the philosophy of perception. What is revolutionary in this new wave are its strong emphases on action, on cognitive phenomenology, on disjunctivist direct realism, on embodiment, and on sense perception as a primitive and proto-rational capacity for cognizing the world. Cognition, Content, and the A Priori makes a fundamental contribution to this philosophical revolution by giving it a specifically contemporary Kantian twist, and by pushing these new lines of investigation radically further.

Writing the New World Book

Writing the New World

  • Author : Mauro José Caraccioli
  • Publisher : University of Florida Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 1683401689

Writing the New World Excerpt :

In this volume, Mauro Caraccioli examines the natural history writings of early Spanish missionaries, using these texts to argue that colonial Latin America was fundamental in the development of modern political thought.

Writing at the End of the World Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Writing at the End of the World

  • Author : Richard E. Miller
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • Release Date : 2005-10-23
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822972846

Writing at the End of the World Excerpt :

What do the humanities have to offer in the twenty-first century? Are there compelling reasons to go on teaching the literate arts when the schools themselves have become battlefields? Does it make sense to go on writing when the world itself is overrun with books that no one reads? In these simultaneously personal and erudite reflections on the future of higher education, Richard E. Miller moves from the headlines to the classroom, focusing in on how teachers and students alike confront the existential challenge of making life meaningful. In meditating on the violent events that now dominate our daily lives—school shootings, suicide bombings, terrorist attacks, contemporary warfare—Miller prompts a reconsideration of the role that institutions of higher education play in shaping our daily experiences, and asks us to reimagine the humanities as centrally important to the maintenance of a compassionate, secular society. By concentrating on those moments when individuals and institutions meet and violence results, Writing at the End of the World provides the framework that students and teachers require to engage in the work of building a better future.

The Rose That Blooms in the Night Book

The Rose That Blooms in the Night

  • Author : Allie Michelle
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524859169

The Rose That Blooms in the Night Excerpt :

The Rose That Blooms in the Night is a collection of poems from spoken word poet, yoga instructor, podcaster, and Instagram influencer Allie Michelle. The collection is meant to be a mirror reflecting the love inside of those who read it. It tells the tale of transformational cycles we experience throughout our lives. Falling in and out of love. Feeling lost and rediscovering our purpose. Learning to create a home within our own skin instead of seeking it in other people and places.

Academic Writing  Real World Topics Book

Academic Writing Real World Topics

  • Author : Michael Rectenwald
  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-28
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554812462

Academic Writing Real World Topics Excerpt :

Academic Writing, Real World Topics fills a void in the writing-across-the-curriculum textbook market. It draws together articles and essays of actual academic prose as opposed to journalism; it arranges material topically as opposed to by discipline or academic division; and it approaches topics from multiple disciplinary and critical perspectives. With extensive introductions, rhetorical instruction, and suggested additional resources accompanying each chapter, Academic Writing, Real World Topics introduces students to the kinds of research and writing that they will be expected to undertake throughout their college careers and beyond. Readings are drawn from various disciplines across the major divisions of the university and focus on issues of real import to students today, including such topics as living in a digital culture, learning from games, learning in a digital age, living in a global culture, our post-human future, surviving economic crisis, and assessing armed global conflict. The book provides students with an introduction to the diversity, complexity and connectedness of writing in higher education today. Part I, a short Guide to Academic Writing, teaches rhetorical strategies and approaches to academic writing within and across the major divisions of the academy. For each writing strategy or essay element treated in the Guide, the authors provide examples from the reader, or from one of many resources included in each chapter’s Suggested Additional Resources. Part II, Real World Topics, also refers extensively to the Guide. Thus, the Guide shows student writers how to employ scholarly writing practices as demonstrated by the readings, while the readings invite students to engage with scholarly content.

12 Books That Changed The World Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

12 Books That Changed The World

  • Author : Melvyn Bragg
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Release Date : 2012-01-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444718676

12 Books That Changed The World Excerpt :

When we think of great events in the history of the world, we tend to think of war, revolution, political upheaval or natural catastrophe. But throughout history there have been moments of vital importance that have taken place not on the battlefield, or in the palaces of power, or even in the violence of nature, but between the pages of a book. In our digitised age of instant information it is easy to underestimate the power of the printed word. In his fascinating new book accompanying the ITV series, Melvyn Bragg presents a vivid reminder of the book as agent of social, political and personal revolution. Twelve Books that Changed the World presents a rich variety of human endeavour and a great diversity of characters. There are also surprises. Here are famous books by Darwin, Newton and Shakespeare - but we also discover the stories behind some less well-known works, such as Marie Stopes' Married Love, the original radical feminist Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman - and even the rules to an obscure ball game that became the most popular sport in the world . . .

The World of Writing Book

The World of Writing

  • Author : Kate Mangelsdorf
  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2010-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 591
  • ISBN 10 : 0205723993

The World of Writing Excerpt :

The World of Writing is an aims-based writing guide with an emphasis on language and culture that encourages today's diverse students to write for tomorrow's increasingly globalized workplaces and communities.

Involved Book


  • Author : Charles Bazerman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: English language
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1043079054

Involved Excerpt :

Involved: Writing for College, Writing for Your Self helps students to understand their college experience as a way of advancing their own personal concerns and to draw substance from their reading and writing assignments. By enabling students to understand what it is they are being asked to write{u2014}from basic to complex communications{u2014}and how they can go about fulfilling those tasks meaningfully and successfully, this book helps students to develop themselves in all the ways the university offers. This edition of the book has been adapted from the print edition, published in 1997 by Houghton Mifflin. Copyrighted materials{u2014}primarily images and examples within the text{u2014}have been removed from this edition. --

Why I Write Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Why I Write

  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : Renard Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2021-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781913724269

Why I Write Excerpt :

George Orwell set out ‘to make political writing into an art’, and to a wide extent this aim shaped the future of English literature – his descriptions of authoritarian regimes helped to form a new vocabulary that is fundamental to understanding totalitarianism. While 1984 and Animal Farm are amongst the most popular classic novels in the English language, this new series of Orwell’s essays seeks to bring a wider selection of his writing on politics and literature to a new readership. In Why I Write, the first in the Orwell’s Essays series, Orwell describes his journey to becoming a writer, and his movement from writing poems to short stories to the essays, fiction and non-fiction we remember him for. He also discusses what he sees as the ‘four great motives for writing’ – ‘sheer egoism’, ‘aesthetic enthusiasm’, ‘historical impulse’ and ‘political purpose’ – and considers the importance of keeping these in balance. Why I Write is a unique opportunity to look into Orwell’s mind, and it grants the reader an entirely different vantage point from which to consider the rest of the great writer’s oeuvre. 'A writer who can – and must – be rediscovered with every age.' — Irish Times

The Only Business Writing Book You ll Ever Need Book

The Only Business Writing Book You ll Ever Need

  • Author : Laura Brown
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2019-01-29
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393635331

The Only Business Writing Book You ll Ever Need Excerpt :

A must-have guide for writing at work, with practical applications for getting your point across quickly, coherently, and efficiently. A winning combination of how-to guide and reference work, The Only Business Writing Book You’ll Ever Need addresses a wide-ranging spectrum of business communication with its straightforward seven-step method. Designed to save time and boost confidence, these easy-to-follow steps will teach you how to make clear requests, write for your reader, start strong and specific, and fix your mistakes. With a helpful checklist to keep you on track, you’ll learn to promote yourself and your ideas clearly and concisely, whether putting together a persuasive project proposal or dealing with daily email. Laura Brown’s supportive, no-nonsense approach to business writing is thoughtfully adapted to the increasingly digital corporate landscape. Complete with insightful sidebars from experts in various fields and easy-to-use resources on style, grammar, and punctuation, this book offers essential tools for success in the rapidly changing world of business communication.

PhraseBook for Writing Papers and Research in English Book

PhraseBook for Writing Papers and Research in English

  • Author : Stephen Howe
  • Publisher : The Whole World Company
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9781903384053

PhraseBook for Writing Papers and Research in English Excerpt :

The PhraseBook for Writing Papers and Research gives you a bank of over 5000 words and phrases to help you write, present and publish in English. Phrases are divided into around 30 main sections, such as Introducing a Study, Arguing For and Against, Reviewing other Work, Summarizing and Conclusions. Writing Help sections give advice on university and research writing, helping you to avoid many common errors in English. Main chapters include Style, Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar, Vocabulary, Numbers and Time. The 4th edition also includes a University and Research Thesaurus to help you improve your academic vocabulary, as well as a Glossary of University and Research Terminology. The PhraseBook is used in more than 30 countries in subjects ranging from Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology to Law, Business and Economics, Geography, History, Sociology, Psychology, Language and Education. Over 5000 words and phrases to help you write, present and publish in English Written by PhD authors Specially designed for non-native speakers Suitable for university and research writing from student to researcher and faculty level Includes most frequent words in academic English Exercises for individual and classroom use British and American English "This material, prepared by experienced editors, is certainly very useful" Photosynthetica Example phrases Introducing your work The study will begin by outlining... This study addresses a number of issues... The following section sets out... ...to examine the research problem in detail ...to shed light on a number of problem areas in current theory The paper presented here is based in part on an earlier study Arguing for and against This becomes clear when one examines... This lends weight to the argument that... Support for this interpretation comes from... While it may well be valid that..., this study argues the importance of... A serious drawback of this approach is... One of the prime failings of this theory or explanation

Alice in Wonderland Book
Score: 3.5
From 179 Ratings

Alice in Wonderland

  • Author : Lewis Carroll
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9781877527814

Alice in Wonderland Excerpt :

Alice in Wonderland (also known as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), from 1865, is the peculiar and imaginative tale of a girl who falls down a rabbit-hole into a bizarre world of eccentric and unusual creatures. Lewis Carroll's prominent example of the genre of "literary nonsense" has endured in popularity with its clever way of playing with logic and a narrative structure that has influence generations of fiction writing.

Sophie s World Book
Score: 3.5
From 1,820 Ratings

Sophie s World

  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2007-03-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466804272

Sophie s World Excerpt :

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.