The Idea of Perfection

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Download The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. With an introduction by Evie Wyld The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville is a funny and touching romance between two people who've given up on love. Set in the eccentric little backwater of Karakarook, New South Wales, pop. 1374, it tells the story of Douglas Cheeseman, a gawky engineer with jug-handle ears, and Harley Savage, a woman altogether too big and too abrupt for comfort. Harley is in Karakarook to foster 'Heritage', and Douglas is there to pull down the quaint old Bent Bridge. From day one, they're on a collision course. But out of this unpromising conjunction of opposites, something unexpected happens: sometimes even better than perfection.


The Idea of Perfection

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Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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ISBN 10 : 9780374713959
Pages : 400 pages
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Download The Idea of Perfection by Paul Valéry PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Idea of Perfection by Paul Valéry. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. A fresh look into the monumental work of Paul Valéry, one of the major French literary figures of the twentieth century. Heir to Mallarmé and the symbolists, godfather to the modernists, Paul Valéry was a poet with thousands of readers and few followers, great resonance and little echo. Along with Rilke and Eliot, he stands as a bridge between the tradition of the nineteenth century and the novelty of the twentieth. His reputation as a poet rests on three slim volumes published in a span of only ten years. Yet these poems, it turns out, are inseparable from another, much vaster intellectual and artistic enterprise: the Notebooks. Behind the published works, behind the uneventful life of the almost forgotten and then exceedingly famous poet, there hides another story, a private life of the mind, that has its record in 28,000 pages of notes revealed in their entirety only after his death. Their existence had been hinted at, evoked in rumors and literary asides; but once made public it took years for their significance to be fully appreciated. It turned out that the prose fragments published in Valéry’s lifetime were not the after-the-fact musings of an accomplished poet, nor his occasional sketchbook, nor excerpts from his private journal. They were a disfigured glimpse of a vast and fragmentary “exercise of thought,” a restless intellectual quest as unguided and yet as persistent, as rigorous, and as uncontainable as the sea that is so often their subject. The Idea of Perfection shows both sides of Valéry: the craftsman of sublimely refined verse, and the fervent investigator of the limits of human intellect and expression. It intersperses his three essential poetic works—Album of Early Verse, The Young Fate, and Charms—with incisive selections from the Notebooks and finishes with the prose poem “The Angel.” Masterfully translated by Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody, with careful attention to form and a natural yet metrical contemporary poetic voice, The Idea of Perfection breathes new life into poems that are among the most beautiful in the French language and the most influential of the twentieth century.


The Idea of the Self

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Download The Idea of the Self by Jerrold Seigel PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Idea of the Self by Jerrold Seigel. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. What is the self? The question has preoccupied people in many times and places, but nowhere more than in the modern West, where it has spawned debates that still resound today. In this 2005 book, Jerrold Seigel provides an original and penetrating narrative of how major Western European thinkers and writers have confronted the self since the time of Descartes, Leibniz, and Locke. From an approach that is at once theoretical and contextual, he examines the way figures in Britain, France, and Germany have understood whether and how far individuals can achieve coherence and consistency in the face of the inner tensions and external pressures that threaten to divide or overwhelm them. He makes clear that recent 'postmodernist' accounts of the self belong firmly to the tradition of Western thinking they have sought to supersede, and provides an open-ended and persuasive alternative to claims that the modern self is typically egocentric or disengaged.


Adam Ferguson and the Idea of Civil Society

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781474413282
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Adam Ferguson and the Idea of Civil Society by Craig Smith PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Adam Ferguson and the Idea of Civil Society by Craig Smith. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Adam Ferguson, a friend of David Hume and Adam Smith, was among the leading Scottish Enlightenment figures who worked to develop a science of man. He created a methodology for moral science that combined empirically based social theory with normative moralising. He was among the first in the English-speaking world to make use of the terms civilization, civil society and political science. Craig Smith explores Ferguson's thought, and examines his attempt to develop a genuine moral science and its place in providing a secure basis for the virtuous education of the new elite of Hanoverian Britain. The Ferguson that emerges is far from the stereotyped image of a republican sceptical about commercial society and much closer to the mainstream of the Scottish Enlightenment and its defence of the new British commercial order.


Picturing the Human : The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch

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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN 10 : 9780198030195
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Picturing the Human : The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch by Maria Antonaccio Assistant Professor of Religion Bucknell University PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Picturing the Human : The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch by Maria Antonaccio Assistant Professor of Religion Bucknell University. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Iris Murdoch has long been known as one of the most deeply insightful and morally passionate novelists of our time. This attention has often eclipsed Murdoch's sophisticated and influential work as a philosopher, which has had a wide-ranging impact on thinkers in moral philosophy as well as religious ethics and political theory. Yet it has never been the subject of a book-length study in its own right. Picturing the Human seeks to fill this gap. In this groundbreaking book, author Maria Antonaccio presents the first systematic and comprehensive treatment of Murdoch's moral philosophy. Unlike literary critical studies of her novels, it offers a general philosophical framework for assessing Murdoch's thought as a whole. Antonaccio also suggests a new interpretive method for reading Murdoch's philosophy and outlines the significance of her thought in the context of current debates in ethics. This vital study will appeal to those interested in moral philosophy, religious ethics, and literary criticism, and grants those who have long loved Murdoch's novels a closer look at her remarkable philosophy.


The Question of God's Perfection

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Download The Question of God's Perfection by Yoram Hazony PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Question of God's Perfection by Yoram Hazony. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The Question of God’s Perfection brings together leading scholars from the Jewish and Christian traditions to critically examine the theology of perfect being in light of the Hebrew Bible and classical rabbinic sources.


Between Man and God

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ISBN 10 : 0313319049
Pages : 280 pages
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Download Between Man and God by Martin Sicker PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Between Man and God by Martin Sicker. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Sicker attempts to deal with the awesome question, "Where was God at Auschwitz?" and with it some of the related central issues of Judaic thought and belief that have come under critical challenge. He argues that traditional non-dogmatic Judaic theology does not require radical revision but a sympathetic understanding of its assumptions and ideas and a desire to reformulate them in more modern terms.


Descartes and Augustine

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0521012848
Pages : 436 pages
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Download Descartes and Augustine by Stephen Menn PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Descartes and Augustine by Stephen Menn. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. This book is a systematic study of Descartes' relation to Augustine. It offers a complete reevaluation of Descartes' thought and as such will be of major importance to all historians of medieval, neo-Platonic, or early modern philosophy. Stephen Menn demonstrates that Descartes uses Augustine's central ideas as a point of departure for a critique of medieval Aristotelian physics, which he replaces with a new, mechanistic anti-Aristotelian physics. Special features of the book include a reading of the Meditations, a comprehensive historical and philosophical introduction to Augustine's thought, a detailed account of Plotinus, and a contextualization of Descartes' mature philosophical project which explores both the framework within which it evolved and the early writings, to show how the collapse of the early project drove Descartes to the writings of Augustine.


The Renaissance And The Idea Of Progress

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Download The Renaissance And The Idea Of Progress by Stephen Pepper, Christopher White, Nora Street Hamerman PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Renaissance And The Idea Of Progress by Stephen Pepper, Christopher White, Nora Street Hamerman. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads.


Progress Over Perfection

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ISBN 10 : 9780760367216
Pages : 144 pages
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Download Progress Over Perfection by Emma Norris PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Progress Over Perfection by Emma Norris. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Emma Norris guides you in setting purposeful plans that are right for you and nurturing a healthier approach to prioritizing, so you can live a more value-based life. She'll guide you through monotasking, batch working, productivity, and resting—not quitting. As we face uncertainty from all directions and new obstacles at every turn, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. This state of mind leaves little room to figure out what we want to do and lots of room to doubt ourselves. We can fill up our days, but it doesn’t always mean we are being productive. Or we can have lots of plans and not know exactly where to start to achieve what we want. Having more mindful productivity habits can combat these challenges by helping you keep track of your goals and accomplish them. You can pick the right methods to achieve things without feeling stress, anxiety, or the pressure of external factors while also improving your focus and living a purposeful life. Life doesn’t always go as planned, and when that happens, we want to be prepared to be our most productive selves. Each chapter of this book is tailored to help you achieve mindful productivity. You'll learn to: Pursue progress over perfection Embrace the chaos Set boundaries Create realistic objectives Practice mindfulness And much more You’ll not only nurture a more stress-free lifestyle, but also learn to embrace the unexpected challenges that may come your way. You will learn how to cultivate productivity into your everyday routine, so you are able to achieve anything you set your mind to without the pressure of doing everything. With Progress Over Perfection, you’ll find the courage and the resolve to do what you want to do without having to compromise your plans to fit the pressures of everyday society. It’s possible to be your true self and achieve anything you want, even among the chaos. The Live Well series from Rock Point invites you to create a life you love through multiple acts of self-discovery and reinvention. These encouraging gift books touch on fun yet hardworking self-improvement strategies, whether it’s learning to value progress over perfection, taking time to meditate and slow down to literally smell the roses, or finding time to show gratitude and develop a personal mantra. From learning how to obtain more restful sleep and creating a healthy work/life balance to developing personal style and your own happy place, the Live Well series encourages you to live your best life. Other books in the series include: Find Your Flow; Be Happy; Seeking Slow; Finding Gratitude; Eff This! Meditation; The Joy of Forest Bathing; Find Your Mantra; It Had to be You; Men’s Society; Genius Jokes; The Calm and Cozy Book of Sleep; Beating Burnout; Ayurveda for Life; Choose Happy; and You Got This.


Progress Over Perfection Workbook: Gift Edition

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ISBN 10 : 9781631068652
Pages : 162 pages
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Download Progress Over Perfection Workbook: Gift Edition by Emma Norris PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Progress Over Perfection Workbook: Gift Edition by Emma Norris. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The Progress Over Perfection Workbook gift editions includes pasted down flaps to make your hands-on exercises, trackers, and journaling prompts sturdy and ready to help you incorporate productivity into your daily routine, giving you an easy guide to building a calmer and more purposeful daily life.


The Italian Renaissance and the Origin of the Humanities

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781108833400
Pages : 341 pages
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Download The Italian Renaissance and the Origin of the Humanities by Christopher S. Celenza PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Italian Renaissance and the Origin of the Humanities by Christopher S. Celenza. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Connecting to issues in the humanities today, this book shows how the Italian Renaissance influenced and changed Early Modern Europe.


The Perfect Run

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ISBN 10 : 9781472968661
Pages : 225 pages
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Download The Perfect Run by Mackenzie L. Havey PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Perfect Run by Mackenzie L. Havey. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. 'The Perfect Run is sure to increase your appreciation and enjoyment on the run, and that's a big payback' – Runner's World The "perfect" run, when you are in a full flow and feeling totally unstoppable, can be elusive, but this practical expert guide, written by a celebrated Runner's World writer Mackenzie Havey, will ensure you find it time and time again and in the process transform your running performances. At some point in every runner's career they experience the “perfect” run, when they are in full flow and feel totally unstoppable. Your worries about the day and physical aches and pains melt away. Your body and mind are in complete sync and the run feels effortless. Even still, the path to achieving the perfect run remains mysterious. It often materializes in the unlikeliest of circumstances-in adverse weather or on a day when everything else seems to be going wrong. Conversely, when we try hard to create the right conditions for that perfect run, it often doesn't come about. In The Perfect Run, Mackenzie L. Havey reveals everyone has the potential to enjoy more joyful and flow-driven running, no matter your experience, pace, or sporting ambitions. This ground-breaking book features insights from elite athletes, neuroscientists, coaches, and everyday runners to provide a road map for how to cultivate the right conditions for the “perfect” run. These ideas will not only help facilitate the potential for more successful running but, more significantly, can also be translated into other areas of your life to help provide a sense of calmness, self-control, and fulfillment far beyond the running trails.


Catharine Trotter Cockburn

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Publisher : Broadview Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781770480193
Pages : 270 pages
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Download Catharine Trotter Cockburn by Catharine Trotter Cockburn PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Catharine Trotter Cockburn by Catharine Trotter Cockburn. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. An important thinker who contributed to eighteenth-century debates in epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics, Catharine Trotter Cockburn pursued the life of a dramatist and essayist, despite the prevailing social, cultural, and moral prescriptions of her day. Cockburn’s philosophical writings were polemical pieces in defence of such philosophers as John Locke and Samuel Clarke, in which she grappled with the moral and theological questions that concerned them and produced her own unique answers to those questions. Her works are interesting both for their approach to philosophical issues that continue to be debated today and for the way that they inform our understanding of the early-modern period.


Guide to Philosophy

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ISBN 10 : 9780486202976
Pages : 607 pages
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Download Guide to Philosophy by Cyril Edwin Mitchinson Joad PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Guide to Philosophy by Cyril Edwin Mitchinson Joad. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Brilliant British expositor surveys various problems, explanations, solutions, systematizations of great philosophers. Three parts include "Theory of Knowledge," "Critical Metaphysics," and "Constructive Metaphysics."


Extimate Technology

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781000357967
Pages : 322 pages
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Download Extimate Technology by Ciano Aydin PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Extimate Technology by Ciano Aydin. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. This book investigates how we should form ourselves in a world saturated with technologies that are profoundly intruding in the very fabric of our selfhood. New and emerging technologies, such as smart technological environments, imaging technologies and smart drugs, are increasingly shaping who and what we are and influencing who we ought to be. How should we adequately understand, evaluate and appreciate this development? Tackling this question requires going beyond the persistent and stubborn inside-outside dualism and recognizing that what we consider our "inside" self is to a great extent shaped by our "outside" world. Inspired by various philosophers – especially Nietzsche, Peirce and Lacan –this book shows how the values, goals and ideals that humans encounter in their environments not only shape their identities but also enable them to critically relate to their present state. The author argues against understanding technological self-formation in terms of making ourselves better, stronger and smarter. Rather, we should conceive it in terms of technological sublimation, which redefines the very notion of human enhancement. In this respect the author introduces an alternative, more suitable theory, namely Technological Sublimation Theory (TST). Extimate Technology will be of interest to scholars and advanced students working in philosophy of technology, philosophy of the self, phenomenology, pragmatism, and history of philosophy.


Mathematics, Ideas and the Physical Real

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ISBN 10 : 9781441146540
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Download Mathematics, Ideas and the Physical Real by Albert Lautman PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Mathematics, Ideas and the Physical Real by Albert Lautman. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Albert Lautman (1908-1944) was a French philosopher of mathematics whose work played a crucial role in the history of contemporary French philosophy. His ideas have had an enormous influence on key contemporary thinkers including Gilles Deleuze and Alain Badiou, for whom he is a major touchstone in the development of their own engagements with mathematics. Mathematics, Ideas and the Physical Real presents the first English translation of Lautman's published works between 1933 and his death in 1944. Rather than being preoccupied with the relation of mathematics to logic or with the problems of foundation, which have dominated philosophical reflection on mathematics, Lautman undertakes to develop an understanding of the broader structure of mathematics and its evolution. The two powerful ideas that are constants throughout his work, and which have dominated subsequent developments in mathematics, are the concept of mathematical structure and the idea of the essential unity underlying the apparent multiplicity of mathematical disciplines. This collection of his major writings offers readers a much-needed insight into his influence on the development of mathematics and philosophy.