Download Música al límite by Edward W. Said PDF

By Edward W. Said

Cubriendo una gran variedad de compositores e intérpretes, acknowledged analiza el contexto social y político de los angeles música y ofrece perspectivas ricas y a menudo sorprendentes. Reflexiona sobre los angeles censura de Wagner en Israel, l. a. relación entre música y feminismo, y las obras de Beethoven, Bruckner, Rossini Schuman y Stravinski, entre otros. Siempre elocuente y profundo, y con frecuencia revelador, "Música al límite" refuerza los angeles reputación de acknowledged como uno de los intelectuales de referencia del siglo XX.

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Download Why I Hate Canadians by Will Ferguson PDF

By Will Ferguson

First released in 1997, this hilarious e-book introduced satirist Will Ferguson's occupation. tough the idea that Canadians are “nice,” the e-book asks, “Do we as Canadians deserve a rustic so great?” Tackling matters from Canada's favourite inbred royals to the potent beaver as nationwide icon, from intercourse in a canoe to all-Canadian "superhero" Captain Canuck, Ferguson rampages around the cultural panorama. The booklet additionally offers a fast paced, opinionated assessment of telling moments in Canadian heritage, together with its run-amok Mounties and “fun-loving days” of the country's (unacknowledged) slave trade.

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Download The Proper Study of Mankind: An Anthology of Essays by Isaiah Berlin PDF

By Isaiah Berlin

Isaiah Berlin used to be one of many top thinkers of our time and one in all its best writers. the right kind examine of Mankind brings jointly his so much celebrated writing: right here the reader will locate Berlin's recognized essay on Tolstoy, "The Hedgehog and the Fox"; his penetrating pics of contemporaries from Pasternak and Akhmatova to Churchill and Roosevelt; his essays on liberty and his exposition of pluralism; his safety of philosophy and historical past opposed to assimilation to clinical process; and his amazing experiences of such highbrow originals as Machiavelli, Vico, and Herder.

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Download Critical Rationalism, the Social Sciences and the by Ernest Gellner (auth.), I. C. Jarvie, Nathaniel Laor (eds.) PDF

By Ernest Gellner (auth.), I. C. Jarvie, Nathaniel Laor (eds.)

An extraordinary function of this ebook is the vast variety of the participants, drawn from Europe, the center East and North the United States, attesting either to the diversity of Professor Agassi's pursuits and the geographical unfold of his effect.
such a lot participants use Agassi's rules as a springboard to have interaction in debate on matters, or provide a contribution in a space that pursuits him. during this quantity participants ponder such questions as Agassi's philosophy of schooling, in perform in addition to in thought; the impression of psychologism in philosophy; the origins of severe rationalism within the Bible; the debates in economics encouraged through the paintings of Popper and Agassi, and plenty of different issues.
in addition to the precise themes, the reader earnings a few experience of the fruitfulness of serious rationalism within the arms of Agassi's neighbors and co-workers.

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Download Essays on Immigration by Bob Blaisdell PDF

By Bob Blaisdell

"In the United States, every thing was once possible," recollects Louis Adamic of Slovenia. "There even the typical humans have been 'citizens,' now not 'subjects' . . . a citizen, or perhaps a non-citizen foreigner, may stroll as much as the President of the us and pump his hand. certainly, that looked to be a customized in America."
The heritage and event of immigration stay valuable to American tradition, previous and current. This anthology surveys the memories of emigrants from all over the world who sought new lives within the usa. Their tales variety in temper and environment from the distress of an Englishman in colonial Virginia, certain by means of indentured servitude, to the cultural observation of an Iranian lady in California. Poignant, eye-opening reflections comprise these of a Polish sweatshop laborer, a chinese language businessman, an Italian bootblack, and a Ukrainian musician, as well as observations and recollections via Jacob Riis, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, and different recognized authors.

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Download Parerga and Paralipomena: Short Philosophical Essays, Volume by Arthur Schopenhauer PDF

By Arthur Schopenhauer

This can be the single whole English translation of 1 of the main major and interesting works of the nice thinker Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860). The Parerga (Volume 1) are six lengthy essays; the Paralipomena (Volume 2) are shorter writings prepared less than thirty-one diversified subject-headings. those works received common recognition with their booklet in 1851, supporting to safe lasting foreign status for Schopenhauer. certainly, their highbrow power, literary energy, and wealthy variety are nonetheless amazing even at the present time.

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Download Justice and Democracy: Essays for Brian Barry by Keith Dowding, Robert E. Goodin, Carole Pateman PDF

By Keith Dowding, Robert E. Goodin, Carole Pateman

Whereas a lot has been written approximately social justice, much more has been written approximately democracy. hardly is the connection among social justice and democracy conscientiously thought of. Does justice require democracy? Will democracy carry justice? This quantity brings jointly prime authors who reflect on the connection of democracy and justice. The intrinsic justness of democracy is challenged and the connection among justice, democracy and the typical sturdy tested.

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Download What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell PDF

By Malcolm Gladwell

What's the distinction among choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of sorts of mustard-but just one number of ketchup? What do soccer avid gamers educate us approximately the best way to rent academics? What does hair dye let us know in regards to the historical past of the twentieth century?

In the earlier decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written 3 books that experience noticeably replaced how we comprehend our international and ourselves: The Tipping element; Blink; and Outliers. Now, in What the puppy Saw, he brings jointly, for the 1st time, the simplest of his writing from The New Yorker over an identical period.

Here is the bittersweet story of the inventor of the contraception capsule, and the stunning innovations of the pasta sauce pioneer Howard Moscowitz. Gladwell sits with Ron Popeil, the king of the yank kitchen, as he sells rotisserie ovens, and divines the secrets and techniques of Cesar Millan, the "dog whisperer" who can calm savage animals with the contact of his hand. He explores intelligence exams and ethnic profiling and "hindsight bias" and why it was once that everybody in Silicon Valley as soon as tripped over themselves to rent an analogous collage graduate.

"Good writing," Gladwell says in his preface, "does no longer be triumphant or fail at the energy of its skill to cajole. It succeeds or fails at the energy of its skill to interact you, to make you think that, to offer you a glimpse into somebody else's head." What the puppy Saw is yet one more instance of the buoyant spirit and unflagging interest that experience made Malcolm Gladwell our so much really good investigator of the hidden impressive.

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Download Poetry and Commitment by Mark Doty, Adrienne Rich PDF

By Mark Doty, Adrienne Rich

With ardour, severe wondering, and humor, Adrienne wealthy indicates how poetry has truly been lived on this planet, prior and current. during this essay, which used to be the foundation for her speech upon accepting the nationwide ebook Foundation's Medal for extraordinary Contribution to American Letters, she levels between topics together with poetry's disparagement as "either immoral or unprofitable," the politics of translation, how poetry enters into severe events, assorted poetries as conversations throughout position and time. In its openness to many voices, Poetry and Commitment deals a point of view on poetry in an ever extra divided and violent world.

"I wish by no means to idealize poetry—it has suffered sufficient from that. Poetry isn't a therapeutic lotion, an emotional therapeutic massage, one of those linguistic aromatherapy. nor is it a blueprint, nor an handbook, nor a billboard."

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