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Πρακτική φιλοσοφία - Ευάγγελος ΠαπανούτσοςΟ τόμος αυτός αποτελείται από δύο μέρη. Στο πρώτο, που ο Ε.Π. Παπανούτσος ονομάζει "Βιοσοφία", περιλαμβάνεται μια σειρά μαθημάτων του πάνω στα βασικά θέματα του ανθρώπινου βίου όπως ο γάμος και η τεκνογονία, το επάγγελμα, η φιλία, ο έρωτας, ο θάνατος. Στο δεύτερο, που επιγράφεται "Μικρές τομές σε μεγάλα ζητήματα" περιλαμβάνονται επιφυλλίδες του στην εφημερίδα "Το Βήμα", που αναφέρονται, άμεσα η έμμεσα, στα κύρια θέματα του πρώτου μέρους και χρησιμεύουν ως διευκρινίσεις ή προεκτάσεις τους. [...] Εδώ ο Παπανούτσος επιχειρεί να ακολουθήσει δρόμους που άνοιξαν μεγάλοι φιλόσοφοι όπως, ο Πλάτων με τις
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Crafting the Personal Essay: A Guide for Writing and Publishing Creative Nonfiction - Dinty W. MooreAward winning essayist Scott Russell Sanders once compared the art of essay writing to "the pursuit of mental rabbits"--a rambling through thickets of thought in search of some brief glimmer of fuzzy truth. While some people persist in the belief that essays are stuffy and antiquated, the truth is that the personal essay is an ever-changing creative medium that provides an ideal vehicle for satisfying the human urge to document truths as we experience them and share them with others--to capture a bit of life on paper. "Crafting the Personal Essay" is designed to help you explore the flexibility
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May
Arguing about Gods - Graham OppyIn this book, Graham Oppy examines arguments for and against the existence of God. He shows that none of these arguments is powerful enough to change the minds of reasonable participants in debates on the question of the existence of God. His conclusion is supported by detailed analyses of the arguments as well as by the development of a theory about the purpose of arguments and the criteria that should be used in judging whether or not arguments are successful. Oppy discusses the work of a wide array of philosophers, including Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes, Locke, Leibniz, Kant, Hume and, more
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A Tribe Apart: A Journey Into the Heart of American Adolescence - Patricia HerschFor three fascinating, disturbing years, writer Patricia Hersch attempted to see adolescents as they see themselves, without prejudice or stereotype. "A Tribe Apart" is the result of her efforts--a work of luminous truth and gripping revelation.
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Push - SapphirePrecious Jones, an illiterate sixteen-year-old, has up until now been invisible: invisible to the father who rapes her and the mother who batters her and to the authorities who dismiss her as just one more of Harlem's casualties. But when Precious, pregnant with a second child by her father, meets a determined and highly radical teacher, we follow her on a journey of education and enlightenment as Precious learns not only how to write about her life, but how to make it her own for the first time.
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The 1980s: A Brief History (Enhanced Version) - Dr. Vook"The 1980s: A Brief History" presents a comprehensive look at a decade of excess, personal computing, MTV, and Reaganomics. This compact digital compendium helps you track the diverse forces that shaped the decade. You'll explore the exciting history behind the decade's biggest cultural, political, and technological standouts.You'll also gain valuable insight into groundbreaking events and major figures from the 1980s, including: The End of the Cold War The Arrival of Reaganomics MTV, The Brat Pack and Other '80s Cultural Phenomena The Challenger Disaster IBM and Apple Middle
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May
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything - Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. DubnerWhich is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing—and whose conclusions turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking
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May
Elements of Argument: A Text and Reader - Annette T. Rottenberg, Donna Haisty WinchellElements of Argument was the first text based on the accessible Toulmin model — the model of argument that fits best with the methods and goals of college composition. It combines a thorough argument text on critical thinking, reading, writing, and research with an extensive reader on both current and timeless controversial issues. Elements of Argument presents everything students need to analyze, research, and write arguments. The clearest writing and research coverage of any argument textbook has been re-invigorated to make it even more accessible. And it now has an array of provocative new
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May
Learn French - Word Power 101 - Innovative LanguageMaster French with Learn French - Word Power 101. This e-book is a completely new way to learn French vocabulary fast - and for free! Start speaking French in minutes with the powerful learning methods you will master in this book. The vocabulary words you’ll find in Learn French - Word Power 101 were hand selected by our French language teachers as the top 101 most frequently used words in the French language. With each entry, you’ll see the word and a vibrant image to help remember the meaning. You’ll hear the word (separate free download) to master the pronunciation. Then you’ll see how the