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This classic work, first published in France in 1955, profoundly influenced the generation of scholars and activists at the forefront of liberation struggles in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Nearly twenty years later, when published for the first time in English, Discourse on Colonialism inspired a new generation engaged in the Civil Rights, Black Power, and anti-war movements and has sold more than 75,000 copies to date. Aime Cesaire eloquently describes the brutal impact of capitalism and colonialism on both the colonizer and colonized, exposing the contradictions and hypocrisy implicit...

In these two works, one of seventeenth-century Germany's most influential thinkers introduces and develops his characteristic doctrine of monads. Leibniz' 'Discourse on Metaphysics provides a unique contribution to the debate on the relations between body and soul, positing both a general harmony among all souls and bodies as well as a particular harmony between rational minds and bodies. 'The Monadology, perhaps the best known of the author's writings, offers a concise view of Leibniz' mature philosophy.

Is it possible to be certain of anything? If so, how? The father of modern philosophy and the founder of rational method in philosophical thought, Rene Descartes (1596-1650) sought the answers to these questions and in doing so, addressed the most important of methods of thinking and understanding truth. In'

The age of Newton marks one of the great turning points in intellectual history, and Descartes has a key place at its very heart. Designed for students who approach Descartes from the point of view of his philosophy of science, this is the second of a new two-volume edition of the works of Descartes in Penguin Classics. Descartes did major research in optics, geometry, astronomy, and physiology, although (partly because Galileo had just been condemned by the Inquisition) he published nothing until he was over forty. The Discourse forms the preface to his first coLLection of scientific papers, outlining...

A strikingly original inquiry into politics and human nature, the Discourse presents a theoretical view of people in a pre-social condition and the ensuing effects of civilization. In his sweeping account of social and political development, the author develops a theory of evolution that prefigures Darwinism and encompasses aspects of ethics, sociology, and epistemology. One of the most influential works of the Enlightenment, the Discourse on the Origin of Inequality offers both a thought-provoking account of society’s origins and a keen criticism of unequal political institutions.

Martin Heidegger's Discourse on Thinking, which is translate her, was published in 1959. It comprises a statement of the point of view of his later though. Since Heidegger's later though has evoked so much interest among philosophers and, in the last few years, theologians, it seems important to have significant examples of it available in English. Discourse on Thinking is a particularly good example for this purpose not only because it is so recent, but because of its format and style.

In the tradition of his contemporary classic Parliament of Whores, the man who The Wall Street Journal calls 'the funniest writer in America' is back with Eat the Rich, in which he takes on the global economy. P. J. O'Rourke leads you on an hysterical whirlwind world tour from the 'good capitalism' of Wall Street to the 'bad socialism' of Cuba in search of the answer to an age-old question: 'Why do some places prosper and thrive, while others just suck?'

Presents a range of the most important essays published on Wharton's best loved novel. Edith Wharton is recognized as one of the twentieth century's most important American writers. The House of Mirth not only initiated three decades of Wharton's popular and critical acclaim, it helped move women's literature into a new place of achievement and prominence. The House of Mirth is perhaps Wharton's best-known and most frequently read novel, and scholars and teachers consider it an essential introduction to Wharton and her work. The novel, moreover, lends itself to a variety of topics of inquiry and...

An exhaustive study of what the Old Testament says about worship renewal, including its form, function, place, and expression. Includes illustrations.

In our world, the process whereby intangible and highly valued intellectual property rights become tangible commodities through lesser-valued manual labor is highly politicized, so are the issues of 'authenticity' and 'morality.' How China has treated the IPR 'problem' could have serious implications on Chinaa (TM)s domestic cultural industries, including questions of profitability, viability and cultural diversity. As a result, the recent emergence of 'bandit' or 'pirate' sub-culture in China represents

A contributing editor at New York magazine examines how segments of the nation's female population are promoting chauvinism by behaving in sexually compromising ways, citing such examples as spring-break breast-baring and an increased acceptance of pornography, in an account that evaluates how women may be contributing to misogynistic and stereotyped belief systems. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

One of America's foremost historians of women tells the story of Florence Kelley, a leading reformer in the Progressive Era. The book is also a political history of the United States during a period of transforming change, when women worked to end the abuses of unregulated industrial capitalism. This first of a two-volume series covers the first 40 years of Florence Kelley's life. 53 illustrations.

Includes background information on major psychological paradigms and research methods. Includes an overview of law, its functions, its methods, and judicial processes. Contains a chapter dedicated to forensic clinical assessment and an appendix with the major diagnostic criteria for mental disorders that have particular relevance to forensic psychology. Contains a chapter critiquing behavioral science, focusing on its roles in the medicalization of deviance and social control. In-depth, interdisciplinary coverage (i.e., sociology, psychology, philosophy, and law) of all of the major uses of...

Updated and expanded to include the optional use of graphing calculators, this combination textbook and workbook is a good teach-yourself refresher course for men and women who took a calculus course in school, have since forgotten most of what they learned, and now need some practical calculus for business purposes or advanced education. The book is also very useful as a supplementary text for students who are taking calculus and finding it a struggle. Each progressive work unit offers clear instruction and worked-out examples. Special emphasis has been placed on business and economic applications....

When Bill Clinton signed an Executive Order on Environmental Justice in 1994, the phenomenon of environmental racism -- the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards, particularly toxic waste dumps and polluting factories, on people of color and low-income communities -- gained unprecedented recognition. Behind the President's signature, however, lies a remarkable tale of grassroots activism and political mobilization. Today, thousands of activists in hundreds of locales are fighting for their children, their communities, their quality of life, and their health. From the Ground Up critically...

Traces the life of a former Burma student rebel leader who won a Human Rights Watch award in 2002, describing his tribal upbringing, experiences with political turmoil and poverty, participation in the insurrection of 1988, and flight to England, where he attended college. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.




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