Book The Philosopher s Pupil

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  • Author : Iris Murdoch
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2008-12-26
  • ISBN : 1407019104
  • Pages : 576 pages

Download or read The Philosopher s Pupil PDF, written by Iris Murdoch and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-12-26 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the English town of Ennistone, hot springs bubble up from deep beneath the earth. In these healing waters the townspeople seek health and regeneration, rightousness and ritual cleansing. To this town steeped in ancient lore and subterranean inspiration the Philosopher returns. He exerts an almost magical influence over a host of Ennistonians, and especially over George McCaffrey, the Philosopher's old pupil, a demonic man desperate for redemption.

Book The Philosopher s Pupil

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  • Author : Iris Murdoch
  • Publisher : Viking Press
  • Release : 1984
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 557 pages

Download or read The Philosopher s Pupil PDF, written by Iris Murdoch and published by Viking Press. This book was released on 1984 with total page 557 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At an imaginary English spa, Professor Rozanov settles down to write his great book and his former student, George McCaffrey, decides their teacher-pupil relationship is a life-long one

Book Understanding Iris Murdoch

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  • Author : Cheryl Browning Bove
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release : 1993
  • ISBN : 9780872498761
  • Pages : 236 pages

Download or read Understanding Iris Murdoch PDF, written by Cheryl Browning Bove and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes Murdoch as preoccupied with love, art, & the possibility & difficulty of doing good & avoiding evil.

Book The Philosopher s Dictionary   Third Edition

Download or read The Philosopher s Dictionary Third Edition PDF, written by Robert M. Martin and published by Broadview Press. This book was released on 2002-05-06 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The central aim of The Philosopher’s Dictionary is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date guide of philosophical terms. Definitions are brief, clear, and user-friendly. Notes on usage, spelling, and pronunciation are included, and there are brief entries on hundreds of the best-known philosophers. Throughout, Martin writes in a style at once informative and authoritative, making difficult concepts intelligible without distorting them. The third edition has been revised throughout, and includes many new entries on philosophical concepts, from Berry’s paradox to the Chinese room example to perfectionism and satisfice. The number of entries on active philosophers has also been considerably increased.

Book The Philosophers of the Ancient World

Download or read The Philosophers of the Ancient World PDF, written by Trevor Curnow and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2006-06-22 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This fascinating book contains information on over 2,300 ancient Western philosophers, from Abammon to Zoticus. Covering the period from the seventh century BC to the seventh century AD, it brings together the extremely well-known and the thoroughly obscure. Those already familiar with ancient philosophy will find it an invaluable and handy work of reference with a breadth of coverage that far exceeds any other single-volume work on the subject. Those new to the subject will find it a useful introduction. The ideas of the major thinkers are summarised and an historical overview of ancient philosophy allows them to be placed in their proper context. The book also provides useful background reading for anyone interested in the ancient world who wants to find out more about its intellectual life. A minimum of philosophical jargon ensures its accessibility to a wide audience. As in ancient histories of philosophy, there is also a modest amount of gossip.

Book Iris Murdoch  Philosophical Novelist

Download or read Iris Murdoch Philosophical Novelist PDF, written by Miles Leeson and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2010-04-11 with total page 171 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A reassessment of Murdoch's fictional work regarding her links with her own philosophy and the philosophy of Plato, Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Freud.

Book The Poems of Schiller

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  • Author : Friedrich Schiller
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1891
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 349 pages

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Book Patterned Aimlessness

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  • Author : Barbara Stevens Heusel
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 1995
  • ISBN : 9780820317076
  • Pages : 340 pages

Download or read Patterned Aimlessness PDF, written by Barbara Stevens Heusel and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The novels of Iris Murdoch are lively journeys across landscapes teeming with ideas. Such texts as An Accidental Man, The Philosopher's Pupil, The Black Prince, and The Sea, The Sea blend art and philosophy in tales that have intrigued and puzzled readers like few other contemporary novels. In Patterned Aimlessness Barbara Stevens Heusel brings an order and a clarity to the mystery of Murdoch's narrative form. She shows how this writer of many genres came to integrate philosophy, morality, psychology, language, and aesthetics in order to call into question the conventions of the English novel. Following Wittgenstein's lead Murdoch makes palpable the complexities of human experience, the "accidental, idiosyncratic happenings of life." Her fiction and her individual voice, Heusel says, reflect the chaos of existence with all of its contradictions, its paradoxes, its jarring rhythms. Heusel turns to literary theory to point out Murdoch's compatibility with Mikhail Bakhtin's views on the narrative voice in the novel. For both, morality is an utmost concern, and language is inherently a social, historical, and ideological creation: words resonate with centuries of meanings and uses. Answering some common criticisms of Murdoch's novels, Heusel also points out that Murdoch's presentation of female characters critiques societal expectations of women. The study culminates with thoughtful analyses of Murdoch's characters in A Word Child, The Black Prince, The Sea, The Sea, Nuns and Soldiers, and The Message to the Planet in light of the patterns she has introduced.

Book The Works of Frederick Schiller

Download or read The Works of Frederick Schiller PDF, written by Friedrich Schiller and published by . This book was released on 1884 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The poems of Schiller  complete  including all his early suppressed pieces  attempted in Engl  by E A  Bowring

Download or read The poems of Schiller complete including all his early suppressed pieces attempted in Engl by E A Bowring PDF, written by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller and published by . This book was released on 1874 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Poems of Schiller  Esprios Classics

Download or read The Poems of Schiller Esprios Classics PDF, written by Friedrich von Schiller and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 19?? with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book British Women Writing Fiction

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  • Author : Abby H.P. Werlock
  • Publisher : University of Alabama Press
  • Release : 2000-02-09
  • ISBN : 0817309810
  • Pages : 347 pages

Download or read British Women Writing Fiction PDF, written by Abby H.P. Werlock and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 2000-02-09 with total page 347 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Original essays by American and British scholars offer a reader-friendly introduction to the work of Angela Carter, Doris Lessing, and a dozen other British women writers. British women in the second half of the 20th century have produced a body of work that is as diverse as it is entertaining. This book offers an informal, jargon-free introduction to the fiction of sixteen contemporary writers either brought up or now living in England, from Muriel Spark to Jeanette Winterson. British Women Writing Fiction presents a balanced view comprising women writing since the 1950s and 1960s, those who attracted critical attention during the 1970s and 1980s, and those who have burst upon the literary scene more recently, including African-Caribbean and African women. The essays show how all of these writers treat British subjects and themes, sometimes from radically different perspectives, and how those who are daughters of immigrants see themselves as women writing on the margins of society. Abby Werlock's introduction explores the historical and aesthetic factors that have contributed to the genre, showing how even those writers who began in a traditional vein have created experimental work. The contributors provide complete bibliographies of each writer's works and selected bibliographies of criticism. Exceptional both in its breadth of subjects covered and critical approaches taken, this book provides essential background that will enable readers to appreciate the singular merits of each writer. It offers an approach toward better understanding favorite authors and provides a way to become acquainted with new ones.

Book The Morality of Happiness

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  • Author : Julia Annas
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1995
  • ISBN : 0195096525
  • Pages : 513 pages

Download or read The Morality of Happiness PDF, written by Julia Annas and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1995 with total page 513 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book examines the major traditions of ancient ethical theory, showing that they share a common theoretical structure. They are examples of eudaimonism, a type of ethical theory in which the basic concepts are those of happiness and virtue.

Book The Chreia and Ancient Rhetoric

Download or read The Chreia and Ancient Rhetoric PDF, written by Ronald F. Hock and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2002-01-01 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume features thirty-six translated texts illustrating the use of the chreia, or anecdote, in Greco-Roman classrooms to teach reading, writing, and composition. This ancient literary form preserves the wit and wisdom of famous philosophers, orators, kings, and poets. Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org).

Book Roman Portraits

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  • Author : Paul Zanker
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Release : 2016-11-14
  • ISBN : 1588395995
  • Pages : 298 pages

Download or read Roman Portraits PDF, written by Paul Zanker and published by Metropolitan Museum of Art. This book was released on 2016-11-14 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Portrait sculptures are among the most vibrant records of ancient Greek and Roman culture. They represent people of all ages and social strata: revered poets and philosophers, emperors and their family members, military heroes, local dignitaries, ordinary citizens, and young children. The Met's distinguished collection of Greek and Roman portraits in stone and bronze is published in its entirety for the first time in this volume. Paul Zanker, a leading authority on Roman sculpture today, has brought his exceptional knowledge to the study of these portraits; in presenting them, he brings the ancient world to life for contemporary audiences. Each work is lavishly illustrated, meticulously described, and placed in its historical and cultural context. The lives and achievement of significant figures are discussed in the framework of the political, social, and practical circumstances that influenced their portrait's forms and styles—from the unvarnished realism of the late Republican period to the idealizing and progressively abstract tendencies that followed. Analyses of marble portraits recarved into new likenesses after their original subjects were forgotten or officially repudiated provide especially compelling insights. Observations on fashions in hairstyling, which typically originated with the Imperial family and spread as fast as the rulers' latest portraits could be distributed, not only edify and amuse but also link the Romans' motives and appetite for imitation to our own. More than a collection catalogue, Roman Portraits is a thorough and multifaceted survey of ancient portraiture. Charting the evolution of this art from its origins in ancient Greece, it renews our appreciation of an connection to these imposing, timeless works.

Book Lives of the Philosophers

Download or read Lives of the Philosophers PDF, written by Diogenes Laertius and published by . This book was released on 1969 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This rich compendium on the lives and doctrines of philosophers ranges over three centuries, from Thales to Epicurus (to whom the whole tenth book is devoted); 45 important figures are portrayed. Diogenes Laertius carefully compiled his information from hundreds of sources and enriches his accounts with numerous quotations.

Book Plato  The Statesman

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  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1995-03-23
  • ISBN : 9780521442626
  • Pages : 128 pages

Download or read Plato The Statesman PDF, written by Plato and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1995-03-23 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Statesman is Plato's neglected political work, but it is crucial for an understanding of the development of his political thinking. In its presentation of the statesman's expertise, The Statesman modifies, as well as defending in original ways, this central theme of the Republic. This new translation makes the dialogue accessible to students of political thought and the introduction outlines the philosophical and historical background necessary for a political theory readership.