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Atheism in France, 1650-1729: Volume I: The Orthodox Sources by Alan Charles Kors

By Alan Charles Kors

Although so much historians have sought the roots of atheism within the heritage of "free thought," Alan Charles Kors contends that assaults at the life of God have been generated specifically through the power and controversies of orthodox theistic tradition itself. during this first quantity of a deliberate two-volume inquiry into the assets and nature of atheism, he indicates that orthodox lecturers and apologists in seventeenth-century France have been obliged through the common sense in their philosophical and pedagogical structures to create many versions of speculative atheism for heuristic reasons. strange in its huge sampling of the spiritual literature of the early-modern realized global, this booklet finds that the "great fratricide" between bitterly competing faculties of Aristotelian, Cartesian, and Malebranchist Christian proposal inspired theologians to refute every one other's proofs of God and to depict the guidelines in their theological competitors as atheistic. Such "fratricide" used to be no longer new within the background of Christendom, yet Kors demonstrates that its impression was once dramatically amplified via the increasing literacy of the 17th century. shooting the eye of the interpreting public, theological debate supplied highbrow grounds for the disbelief of the 1st iteration of atheistic thinkers.

Originally released in 1990.

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Lacanian Ethics and the Assumption of Subjectivity by Calum Neill

By Calum Neill

A readable and advanced introductory-level text focusing at the moral dimensions and effect of Lacan's pondering. This publication argues that a rethinking of the topic necessitates a rethinking of our relation to law, tradition and morality, in addition to our realizing of guilt, accountability and desire.  

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Les Hirondelles de Kaboul by Yasmina Khadra

By Yasmina Khadra

Dans le Kaboul de l’an 2000, alors que les talibans font régner sur l’Afghanistan un régime atroce, quatre personnages inoubliables :
Il y a Mohsen, qui descend d’une famille de commerçants prospères que les talibans ont ruinée ; Zuneira, sa femme, sublimement belle, qui fut une enseignante brillante et qui n’a plus le droit de sortir de chez elle… Ils survivent dans des stipulations morales et matérielles abominables, soutenus par l’amour qu’ils se portent et le admire qu’ils doivent à l’intelligence et à l. a. connaissance.
Il y a aussi Atiq, qui a sincèrement adhéré à l’idéologie des talibans et qui tente d’assurer son carrier à l. a. legal de Kaboul dans le admire de sa foi. Mais chaque jour est une épreuve bad où tout ce qu’il voit et tout ce qu’on l’oblige à faire sont contraires à tout ce qu’il croit. Il y a enfin Mussarat, sa femme, qui se meurt de maladie et de désespoir.
Un geste atroce… et l’acte d’amour désespéré d’une de ces femmes qu’on appelle les « hirondelles de Kaboul ».
Désespéré, oisif, exténué, Mohsen erre dans Kaboul quand il est entouré par une foule qui s’apprête à lapider une femme adultère. Comme anesthésié par l’atmosphère hystérique qui le cerne, Mohsen va, lui aussi, balancer de toutes ses forces quelques pierres au visage de los angeles femme enterrée jusqu’à los angeles taille. Ce geste insensé va faire basculer le destin de tous les protagonistes dans los angeles tragédie… jusqu’au sacrifice ultime – et useless – de Mussarat, cette femme qui donnera sa vie pour permettre à l’homme qu’elle aime de retrouver sa capacité d’aimer.

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Terreur by Dan Simmons

By Dan Simmons

Le 19 mai 1845, le HMS Erebus et le HMS Terror quittent l'Angleterre sous les vivats de los angeles foule. Avec ces navires, le vénérable sir John Franklin entend enfin percer le mythique passage du Nord-Ouest. Mais à l'enthousiasme succèdent bientôt los angeles désillusion, puis le drame. Mal préparée, équipée et dirigée, l'expédition se retrouve prisonnière des glaces et de los angeles nuit polaire. los angeles mort frappe. l. a. maladie se répand. l. a. faim, l. a. mutinerie et l. a. folie couvent. Et rôde une mystérieuse et terrifiante créature, incarnation des peurs ancestrales de l'homme face aux éléments. Le 19 mai 1845, cent vingt-neuf hommes partaient pour un voyage au bout de l'enfer blanc. Combien en reviendront vivants?

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San Francisco & Northern California (Eyewitness Travel by Annelise Sorensen

By Annelise Sorensen

Well-known across the world through widespread flyers and armchair tourists alike, Eyewitness go back and forth courses are the main colourful and accomplished courses out there. With fantastically commissioned pictures and astounding three-D aerial perspectives revealing the allure of every vacation spot, those remarkable trip courses convey what others merely inform. comprises appealing new full-color images, illustrations, and better maps huge info on neighborhood customs, forex, clinical providers, and transportation New "Discovering" function is helping come to a decision which areas are most fitted to the trip.The top simply retains improving!

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Locarno Revisited: European Diplomacy 1920-1929 (Diplomats by Gaynor Johnson, Michael Dockrill

By Gaynor Johnson, Michael Dockrill

This selection of essays examines eu politics and international relations within the Nineteen Twenties, with certain emphasis at the Treaty of Locarno of 1925, frequently noticeable because the 'real' peace treaty on the finish of the 1st global War.Contributors talk about the international relations of the main nations that signed the Treaty of Locarno in 1925 and view the problems of maximum value to the examine of eu heritage within the Nineteen Twenties. in addition they examine no matter if the treaty will be obvious because the 'real' peace treaty with Germany on the finish of the 1st international warfare. Key chapters comprise: Locarno, Britain and the safety of Europe; Locarno: Early try of Fascist Intentions; Locarno and the Irrelevance of Disarmament.'Locarno international relations' intended various things to every of the nations concerned. the lack of contemporaries to reach at a operating consensus approximately what the treaty used to be meant to accomplish weakened it and prepared the ground for its destruction. not like the Paris Peace convention, besides the fact that, the Treaty of Locarno and the period of international relations to which it gave its identify, weren't constantly visible as improper. till 1945, they have been held up as one of many excessive issues of eu international relations within the Nineteen Twenties. This ebook asks if it is nonetheless applicable to under-rate the significance of the Treaty of Locarno

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Between Baudelaire and Mallarmé by Helen Abbott

By Helen Abbott

Because the prestige of poetry grew to become much less and no more definite over the process the 19th century, poets corresponding to Baudelaire and Mallarme started to discover how one can make sure that poetry wouldn't be overtaken via track within the hierarchy of the humanities. Helen Abbott examines the verse and prose poetry of those vital poets, including their severe writings, to deal with how their attitudes in the direction of the functionality perform of poetry inspired the way forward for either poetry and track. crucial to her research is the problem of 'voice', a time period that continues to be elusive even with its extensive program. Acknowledging that voice could be actual, textual and symbolic, Abbott explores the that means of voice by way of 4 different types: rhetoric, in particular the principles governing the deployment of voice in poetry; the human physique and its impact on how voice is utilized in poetry; alternate, that's, the way in which voices both engage or fail to have interaction; and tune, particularly the query of no matter if poetry may be sung. Abbott exhibits how Baudelaire and Mallarme make the most the complexity and instability of the suggestion of voice to suggest a brand new aesthetic that situates poetry among dialog and track. Voice hence turns into an immense strategy of interplay and trade instead of anything reliable or static; the results of this for Baudelaire and Mallarme are profoundly major, because it maps out the potential way forward for poetry.

Note: retail caliber PDF; bookmarked, contains TOC.

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Le livre de sable/El Libro de Arena (Collection Folio by Jorge Luis Borges

By Jorge Luis Borges

Ce livre comporte treize nouvelles. Ce nombre est le fruit du hasard ou de l. a. fatalité - ici les deux mots sont strictement synonymes - et n'a rien de magique. Si de tous ces écrits je ne devais en conserver qu'un seul, je crois que je conserverais Le congrès, qui est à los angeles fois le plus autobiographique (celui qui fait le plus appel aux souvenirs) et le plus fantastique. J'ai voulu rester fidèle, dans ces exercices d'aveugle, à l'exemple de Wells, en conjuguant avec un kind basic, parfois presque oral, un argument most unlikely. Le lecteur curieux peut ajouter les noms de fast et d'Edgar Allan Poe. Je n'écris pas pour une petite élite dont je n'ai remedy, ni pour cette entité platonique adulée qu'on surnomme los angeles Masse. Je ne crois pas à ces deux abstractions, chères au démagogue. J'écris pour moi, pour mes amis et pour adoucir le cours du temps.

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The Queen's Necklace by Antal Szerb, Len Rix

By Antal Szerb, Len Rix

In August 1785 Paris buzzed with scandal. It concerned an eminent churchman, a infamous charlatan, a feminine fraudster, a part-time prostitute and the hated Queen herself. At its center was once the most costly diamond necklace ever assembled—and the net of fraud, folly and self-delusion it had encouraged.

In Szerb’s final significant paintings, a witty and sometimes unbelievable account of occasions, the tale is used as a perspective from which to survey the complete age. Written in war-torn Hungary within the early Forties, it constitutes a extraordinary gesture of defiance opposed to the brutal international during which the author lived and died.

First released in Hungarian as A Királyné Nyaklánca in 1942

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