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What Language Do I Dream In?: A Memoir

Elena Lappin · Counterpoint LLC
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

Taking its title from a question often asked of polyglots, What Language Do I Dream In? is Elena Lappin's stunning memoir about how language runs throughout memory and family history to form identity. Lappin's life could be described as "five languages in search of an author",...
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Daily Wisdom: Islamic Prayers and Supplications

Abdur Raheem Kidwai · Kube Publishing Ltd
Format: Book

This beautiful presentation of Islamic prayers and supplications from the Qur'an and recorded sayings of the Prophet Muhammad engages the reader in a moment of daily reflection. With 365 prayers covering the whole year, this is a must for every home. With accompanying Arabic text, and the prayers...
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Modern Conspiracy: The Importance of Being Paranoid

Chris Fleming · Bloomsbury Academic
Format: Book

While conspiracy theory is often characterized in terms of the collapse of objectivity and Enlightenment reason, Modern Conspiracy traces the important role of conspiracy in the formation of the modern world: the scientific revolution, social contract theory, political sovereignty, religious...
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Bioethics and the Human Goods: An Introduction to Natural Law Bioethics

Alfonso Gómez-Lobo · Georgetown University Press, 2015.
Pages: 124
Format: Print book

Bioethics and the Human Goods offers students and general readers a brief introduction to bioethics from a "natural law" philosophical perspective. This perspective, which traces its origins to classical antiquity, has profoundly shaped Western ethics and law and is enjoying an exciting...
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Nicotine

Gregor Hens · Other Press
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

By turns philosophical and darkly comic, an ex-smoker's meditation on the nature and consequences of his nearly lifelong addiction Written with the passion of an obsessive, Nicotine addresses a lifelong addiction, from the thrill of the first drag to the perennial last last cigarette....
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The Flower of Chinese Buddhism (Soka Gakkai History of Buddhism)

Daisaku Ikeda · Middleway Press
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

Beginning with the introduction of the religion into China, this chronicle depicts the evolution of Buddhism. The career and achievements of the great Kumarajiva are investigated, exploring the famed philosophical treatises that form the core of East Asian Buddhist literature. Providing...
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A Cabinet of Philosophical Curiosities: A Collection of Puzzles, Oddities, Riddles, and Dilemmas

Roy A Sorensen · Oxford University Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Will you answer this question in the same way that you will answer my next question? Done? Good!Will you buy this book?. Inside you will discover that your only truthful answer to this second question is affirmative. Logic has made some men rich. Inside this book you will learn of John...
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The Dream of Reason: A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance

Anthony Gottlieb · W W Norton
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

"His book...supplant[s] all others, even the immensely successful History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell." -- A. C. Grayling Already a classic, this landmark study of early Western thought now appears in a new edition with expanded coverage of the Middle Ages. This...
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The Ultimate Guide to Raising Teens and Tweens: Strategies for Unlocking Your Child's Full Potential

Douglas Haddad · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 286
Format: Paperback

Are you concerned or frustrated with the choices your child makes when it comes to their peer groups, study habits, and use of social media? Do you feel your child is pushing you away and your connection is weakening?Are you unsure of the next steps you should take to help your child succeed?...
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Love to Stay: Sex, Grace, and Commitment

Adam Hamilton · Abingdon Press
Format: Book

In this book, Adam Hamilton explores how, with God’s help, we can make love last. Drawing upon a survey of thousands of couples and singles, interviews with relationship and marriage therapists, the latest research in the field, and wisdom from the Bible, Hamilton looks at what it takes...
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Ordinary Jews: Choice and Survival during the Holocaust

Evgeny Finkel · Princeton University Press
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

Focusing on the choices and actions of Jews during the Holocaust, Ordinary Jews examines the different patterns of behavior of civilians targeted by mass violence. Relying on rich archival material and hundreds of survivors' testimonies, Evgeny Finkel presents a new framework for understanding...
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Honor Bound: How a Cultural Ideal Has Shaped the American Psyche

Ryan P Brown · Oxford University Press
Pages: 232
Format: Print book

"Culture of honor" is what social scientists call a society that organizes social life around maintaining and defending reputation. In an honor culture, because reputation is everything, people will go to great lengths to defend their reputations and those of their family members...
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Public Enemies: Dueling Writers Take On Each Other and the World

Michel Houellebecq · Random House Trade Paperbacks
Format: Paperback

The international publishing sensation is now available in the United States—two brilliant, controversial authors confront each other and their enemies in an unforgettable exchange of letters. In one corner, Bernard-Henri Lévy, creator of the classic Barbarism with a Human...
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