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Society in America

Harriet Martineau brought to her observations the convictions of a vehement English liberal and an astonishingly modern sociological approach. In 1834 she wrote the first draft of How to Observe Manners and Morals--perhaps the earliest book on the methodology of social research. In abridging the 800-page original for the modern reader, Lipset has concentrated on Martineau

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Weltrisikogesellschaft: Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Sicherheit

Ulrich Beck bringt die Gegenwart auf den Punkt: Zwanzig Jahre nach dem Weltbestseller Risikogesellschaft erneuert und erweitert er seine Zeitdiagnostik zur Weltrisikogesellschaft. Damals gab es die RAF, heute al-Qaida; damals furchteten wir die Folgen von Tschernobyl, heute sagen Wissenschaftler eine Klimakatastrophe voraus. Finanzkrisen vernichten weltweit Existenzen, die

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On the Duty of Civil Disobediance

Henry David Thoreaus Civil Disobedience was originally published in 1849 as Resistance to Civil Government. Thoreau wrote this classic essay to advocate public resistance to the laws and acts of government that he considered unjust. The practical application of Civil Disobedience was largely ignored until the twentieth century when, at different times, Modanda Ghandi, Mar

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Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

In this essay on man Mr. Fuller expresses what may well be his penultimate view of the human condition. Here, in a mood at once philosophical and involved, Mr. Fuller traces man s intellectual evolution and weighs his capability for survival on this magnificent craft, this Spaceship Earth, this superbly designed sphere of almost negligible dimension in the great vastness o

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The Birth of Tragedy

Argues the importance of the tension between what the author called Apollonian and Dionysian forces. In this title, the author boldly combines aesthetics and psychology in a creative meditation on the sources of artistic inspiration. It also addresses the problem of nihilism in modern culture.

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The Theory of Communicative Action, Vol 1: Reason & the Rationalization of Society

A major contribution to contemporary social theory. Not only does it provide a compelling critique of some of the main perspectives in 20th century philosophy and social science, but it also presents a systematic synthesis of the many themse which have preoccupied Habermas for thirty years. --Times Literary Supplement

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Political Writings (Texts in the History of Political Thought)

The original edition of Kant: Political Writings was first published in 1970, and has long been established as the principal English-language edition of this important body of writing. In this new, expanded edition two important texts illustrating Kants view of history are included for the first time, his reviews of Herders Ideas on the Philosophy of the History of Manki

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The Quran: A Simple English Translation (Goodword)

The Quran, a book which brings glad tidings to mankind along with divine admonition, stresses the importance of man�s discovery of truth on both spiritual and intellectual planes.Every book has its objective and the objective of the Quran is to make man aware of the Creation plan of God. That is, to tell man why God created this world; what the purpose is of settling man

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ESSENTIALS OF PHILOSOPHY: The Basic Concepts of the Worlds Greatest Thinkers

If youve always wanted to learn about philosophy but were too intimidated to get past the first word ending in ism, Essentials of Philosophy provides simple explanations guaranteed to make philosophic ideas and concepts easy to understand. This entertaining book offers a broad overview of many diverse schools of thought - from antiquity up through the present-day. In pl

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Sulla servitu delle donne

Bibbia delle suffragette inglesi e di tutti i movimenti femministi, questo notissimo saggio di Mili e una difesa dei pieni diritti morali, civili e politici delle donne. Nelle parole del filosofo inglese, il loro assoggettamento costituisce un freno al progresso economico e sociale della comunita. Prefazione di Pierangelo Buttafuoco e Mariarosa Mancuso.

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