Inventing the Truth

The Art and Craft of Memoir
Author: Russell Baker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395901502
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 227
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Nine authors discuss the problems and pleasures of reinventing the past.

Inventing Falsehood, Making Truth: Vico and Neapolitan Painting

Vico and Neapolitan Painting
Author: Malcolm Bull
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400849748
Category: Art
Page: 160
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Can painting transform philosophy? In Inventing Falsehood, Making Truth, Malcolm Bull looks at Neapolitan art around 1700 through the eyes of the philosopher Giambattista Vico. Surrounded by extravagant examples of late Baroque painting by artists like Luca Giordano and Francesco Solimena, Vico concluded that human truth was a product of the imagination. Truth was not something that could be observed: instead, it was something made in the way that paintings were made--through the exercise of fantasy. Juxtaposing paintings and texts, Bull presents the masterpieces of late Baroque painting in early eighteenth-century Naples from an entirely new perspective. Revealing the close connections between the arguments of the philosophers and the arguments of the painters, he shows how Vico drew on both in his influential philosophy of history, The New Science. Bull suggests that painting can serve not just as an illustration for philosophical arguments, but also as the model for them--that painting itself has sometimes been a form of epistemological experiment, and that, perhaps surprisingly, the Neapolitan Baroque may have been one of the routes through which modern consciousness was formed.

News From Parched Mountain

Tales from the Karoo in the New South Africa
Author: Roy Holland
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462080987
Category: Fiction
Page: 260
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In these stories, which make an important contribution to the literary heritage of South Africa, we have a kind of marriage between P G du Plessis and Herman Charles Bosman. The style is eloquent, the picaresque characters unique and typical at the same time. The writer manages, within the limited space of a short story, to print a picture of his characters' physical attributes as well as their personality traits. There are a number of stories that tell why certain people are the way they are. The content and the style of writing give the stories a delightful South African flavour in the evocative use of appropriate figurative language and symbolism. There is a good balance between narration and dialogue. Settings, where necessary, are vividly described, especially the arid landscape, the farms and the vegetation. The stories are all the more interesting and topical for their pithy comment on the ills of modern society and the allusions to problems in the New South Africa. They make compelling reading, for the outcome of each is invariably unexpected. The author has written a quartette of stories, the other three titles of the quartette being Pivot of Violence: Tales of the New South Africa, Flakes of Dark and Light: Tales From Southern Africa and Elsewhere; and Just a Bit Touched: Tales of Perspective. All make a very vivid and lasting impression.

Desire and Truth

Functions of Plot in Eighteenth-Century English Novels
Author: Patricia Meyer Spacks,Edgar Shannon Professor and Chair Department of English Patricia Meyer Spacks, PH D
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226768458
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 262
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Desire and Truth offers a major reassessment of the history of eighteenth-century fiction by showing how plot challenges or reinforces conventional categories of passion and rationality. Arguing that fiction creates and conveys its essential truths through plot, Patricia Meyer Spacks demonstrates that eighteenth-century fiction is both profoundly realistic and consistently daring.

C.S. Lewis—The Work of Christ Revealed


Author: P. H. Brazier
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 162189438X
Category: Religion
Page: 320
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C. S. Lewis--The Work of Christ Revealed focuses on three doctrines or aspects of Lewis's theology and philosophy: his doctrine of Scripture, his famous mad, bad, or God argument, and his doctrine of christological prefigurement. In each area we see Lewis innovating within the tradition. He accorded a high revelatory status to Scripture, but acknowledged its inconsistencies and shrank away from a theology of inerrancy. He took a two-thousand-year-old theological tradition of aut Deus aut malus homo (either God or a bad man) and developed it in his own way. Most innovative of all was his doctrine of christological prefigurement--intimations of the Christ-event in pagan mythology and ritual. This book forms the second in a series of three studies on the theology of C. S Lewis titled C. S. Lewis, Revelation, and the Christ (www.cslewisandthechrist.net). The books are written for academics and students, but also, crucially, for those people, ordinary Christians, without a theology degree who enjoy and gain sustenance from reading Lewis's work.

21 lecciones para el siglo XXI


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DEBATE
ISBN: 8499928773
Category: History
Page: 408
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Vuelve Harari Autor de Sapiens, best seller del momento con más de diez millones de copias vendidas en todo el mundo. Sapiens es un recorrido por nuestro pasado. Homo Deus, una mirada a nuestro futuro. 21 lecciones para el siglo XXI es una exploración de nuestro presente. ¿Cómo podemos protegernos de las guerras nucleares, los cataclismos ecológicos o las tecnologías disruptivas? ¿Qué podemos hacer contra la propagación de la posverdad o la amenaza del terrorismo? ¿Qué debemos enseñar a nuestros hijos? Con la misma prosa inteligente, fresca y provocadora, Harari vuelve a librerías con un nuevo título, 21 lecciones para elsiglo XXI, en el que examina algunas de las cuestiones más urgentes de nuestro presente. El hilo dorado que recorre este estimulante nuevo libro es el desafío de mantener nuestro enfoque colectivo e individual frente al constante y desorientador cambio que estamos viviendo. ¿Somos aún capaces de entender el mundo que hemos creado? Reseñas: «Me maravilló la manera en la que Yuval Noah Harari indagó en el pasado de nuestra especie en Sapiens, al igual que lo hicieron sus predicciones para el futuro con Homo Deus. Pero su cautivadora narrativa y sus fascinantes análisis de la actualidad en 21 lecciones para el siglo XXI dan absolutamente en el clavo.» Sir Richard Branson «El formato del libro contribuye al gancho comercial de Harari, que es ni más ni menos que la ambición y la gran amplitud de su obra, en la que reúne ideas que uno no se espera pero que se traducen en observaciones brillantes.» Helen Lewis, The Guardian «Este libro es un testimonio a su genialidad, con un gran potencial para atrapar a las mentes curiosas.» Moises Naim, The Washington Post «No es importante que en este libro Harari sea más discursivo y tangencial que en sus anteriores obras por la sencilla razón de que se muestra igualmente inteligente, cautivador, cultivado e instructivo.» Fintan O'Toole, The Irish Times «Harari entabla en esta obra, tan cautivadora como irrebatible, la conversación definitiva sobre cómo abordar a escala global los problemas del siglo XXI.» Bill Gates, The New York Times «El gran pensador de nuestra era.» The Times «Estimulante a más no poder y de una actualidad rabiosa. El gancho comercial de Harari radica en la ambición y la amplitud de su obra, que fusiona ideas sorprendentes y reflexiones brillantes.» The Guardian «Una perspectiva firme y aleccionadora sobre un panorama nuevo y desconcertante.» Booklist «Harari brinda una combinación magistral de perspectiva histórica, científica, política y filosófica, explorando los veintiún mayores desafíos que la actualidad presenta a su entender. [...] aborda una gran diversidad de cuestiones urgentes, entre ellas la democracia liberal, el nacionalismo, la inmigración y la religión. 21 lecciones para el siglo XXI es una obra minuciosa y rigurosamente documentada, escrita para ser disfrutada y comentada por mucho tiempo.» Publishers Weekly «Una exploración verdaderamente instructiva de los grandes temas de nuestro presente, así como del futuro inmediato de la sociedad. [...] A lo largo de veintiún ensayos que dan justo en el clavo, el autor opina hacia dónde evoluciona nuestro mundo en plena era de la posverdad. [...] La mayor parte de los lectores encontrará en su narrativa una sensatez deliciosa [...]. Otra obra maestra de Harari.» Kirkus Reviews «Este historiador israelí de 42 años que ha vendido cerca de 15 millones de libros en todo el mundo se ha convertido en uno de los pensadores del momento. Es el autor del fenómeno Sapiens, provocador ensayo sobre cómo los humanos llegaron a conquistar el planeta.» Cristina Galindo, El País Semanal «Yuval Noah Harari marca también el arranque de temporada con sus 21 lecciones para el siglo XXI (Debate), donde examina algunas de las cuestiones más urgentes del presente como el trabajo, nacionalismo, la inmigración, el terrorismo, la posverdad o la guerra.» Jacinto Antón, El País, Babelia «Harari va más lejos que el propio Spinoza. Su apasionado universalismo requiere que nadie ocupe el centro del mundo, ni tan si quiera el pueblo elegido por excelencia.» Teresa Giménez, El Cultural

Las cosas que llevaban los hombres que lucharon


Author: Tim O'Brien
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788433976000
Category: Education
Page: 272
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La supervivencia de un soldado depende de lo que lleva- En la guerra, la línea que separa la vida de la muerte es más tenue que nunca, y a menudo las provisiones, las armas, el equipo de un soldado son lo único que puede hacer que la línea no se borre- Pe

Inventing the Enemy


Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446485056
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 240
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The final collection of essays from the internationally acclaimed and bestselling author of The Name of the Rose and The Prague Cemetery, on the subjects of art and culture. In this collection of essays we find Umberto Eco’s perennial areas of interest explored in a lively and engaging style, accompanied by beautiful reproductions of the art he discusses. In these wide-ranging pieces he explores the roots of our civilization, changing ideas of beauty, our obsession with conspiracies and the emblematic heroes of the great narrative, amongst other fascinating topics. Umberto Eco was one of the most influential, and entertaining, intellectuals of the last century, as well as being a critically acclaimed and bestselling writer of both fiction and non-fiction.

Inventing Temperature

Measurement and Scientific Progress
Author: Hasok Chang
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199883696
Category: Science
Page: 304
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What is temperature, and how can we measure it correctly? These may seem like simple questions, but the most renowned scientists struggled with them throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. In Inventing Temperature, Chang examines how scientists first created thermometers; how they measured temperature beyond the reach of standard thermometers; and how they managed to assess the reliability and accuracy of these instruments without a circular reliance on the instruments themselves. In a discussion that brings together the history of science with the philosophy of science, Chang presents the simple eet challenging epistemic and technical questions about these instruments, and the complex web of abstract philosophical issues surrounding them. Chang's book shows that many items of knowledge that we take for granted now are in fact spectacular achievements, obtained only after a great deal of innovative thinking, painstaking experiments, bold conjectures, and controversy. Lurking behind these achievements are some very important philosophical questions about how and when people accept the authority of science.

Inventing the Real World

The Art of Alain Robbe-Grillet
Author: Marjorie H. Hellerstein
Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
ISBN: 9781575910109
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 171
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Over all, Alain Robbe-Grillet is an amused commentator on the world and on artistic creation, often humorous in his descriptions and narrative movements. He demands his readers' and viewers' attention and expects them to recognize his parodies and inventions.

Inventar el futuro

Postcapitalismo y un mundo sin trabajo
Author: Nick Srnicek,Alex Williams
Publisher: Malpaso Ediciones SL
ISBN: 841708102X
Category: Political Science
Page: 335
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El neoliberalismo no está funcionando. A lo largo de las últimas décadas, las políticas económicas neoliberales han arrastrado a millones de personas a la pobreza y a otras muchas a trabajos precarios y mal pagados. Entretanto, la izquierda se mantiene atrapada en una serie de prácticas que rara vez ofrecen un respiro y menos aún una solución a la crisis. Este libro propone, finalmente, una alternativa. "Inventar el futuro" es un audaz manifiesto sobre la vida después del capitalismo. En contra de los voceros de la derecha que una y otra vez proclaman el fin de la historia, Nick Srnicek y Alex Williams –autores del célebre "Manifiesto aceleracionista"– demuestran en estas páginas que otro mundo es posible. Opuestos a los ideólogos de izquierda que temen irracionalmente a los avances tecnológicos, Srnicek y Williams demandan una economía poscapitalista en la que la tecnología nos libere del trabajo y amplíe nuestras libertades. Ésta es una obra de radical imaginación política y un llamado a "inventar el futuro" antes de que se nos imponga.

El mejor negocio eres tú

Adáptate al futuro, invierte en ti mismo e implusa tu carrera
Author: Reid Hoffnman,Ben Casnocha
Publisher: CONECTA
ISBN: 8415431341
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Una estrategia innovadora para avanzar en el exigente entorno profesional de hoy. El mejor negocio eres tú te proporciona las herramientas para ponerte al mando de tu carrera y mantener el control sobre tu futuro. La seguridad en el empleo es cosa del pasado y la competencia en el mercado de trabajo se ha hecho feroz. Todos los sectores económicos están experimentando transformaciones radicales. Frente a esta situación, el cofundador y presidente de LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, junto con Ben Casnocha, plantean que la clave para impulsar tu carrera en este entorno altamente competitivo radica en gestionarla como si tú mismo fueras un negocio vivo, palpitante y en crecimiento. Partiendo de su experiencia en el lanzamiento de innumerables iniciativas empresariales en Silicon Valley, los autores recomiendan que actúes como un empresario que acaba delanzar un nuevo negocio: invierte en ti mismo, desarrolla tus contactos, asume riesgos y saca provecho de la incertidumbre y la volatilidad. En estos principios radican las estrategias imprescindibles para avanzar profesionalmente. Los expertos opinan: «Ser emprendedor no consiste en crear una empresa; se trata en realidad de una forma de ver el mundo, que permite descubrir oportunidades allá donde otros ven problemas, y asumir riesgos cuando otros buscan seguridad. El mejor negocio eres tú ofrece pautas para alcanzar el éxito, sea cual sea tu trayectoria profesional.» Michael Bloomberg, fundador de Bloomberg L.P. y alcalde de Nueva York «El mejor negocio eres tú muestra cómo enfocar la vida basándose en los principios de Silicon Valley: empieza con una idea y trabájala a lo largo de tu carrera para convertirla en algo excepcional. Creo que este enfoque emprendedor es necesario en el mundo actual. Este libro te enseña las claves imprescindibles para triunfar.» Jack Dorsey, cofundador de Twitter y Square «Para alcanzar el éxito todos debemos pensar en grande. Este es un libro práctico que te mostrará cómo controlar e impulsar tu carrera profesional.» Sheryl Sandberg, directora de operaciones de Facebook «Reid Hoffman es uno de los especialistas en estrategia empresarial más destacados del mundo, y ha ayudado a cientos de emprendedores a revolucionar sus negocios. Permítele hacer lo mismo con tu carrera.» Mark Pincus, CEO de Zynga

Art and Truth after Plato


Author: Tom Rockmore
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022604016X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 328
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Despite its foundational role in the history of philosophy, Plato’s famous argument that art does not have access to truth or knowledge is now rarely examined, in part because recent philosophers have assumed that Plato’s challenge was resolved long ago. In Art and Truth after Plato, Tom Rockmore argues that Plato has in fact never been satisfactorily answered—and to demonstrate that, he offers a comprehensive account of Plato’s influence through nearly the whole history of Western aesthetics. Rockmore offers a cogent reading of the post-Platonic aesthetic tradition as a series of responses to Plato’s position, examining a stunning diversity of thinkers and ideas. He visits Aristotle’s Poetics, the medieval Christians, Kant’s Critique of Judgment, Hegel’s phenomenology, Marxism, social realism, Heidegger, and many other works and thinkers, ending with a powerful synthesis that lands on four central aesthetic arguments that philosophers have debated. More than a mere history of aesthetics, Art and Truth after Plato presents a fresh look at an ancient question, bringing it into contemporary relief.

Hollywood and the American Historical Film


Author: J.E. Smyth
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 023035789X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 272
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This definitive interdisciplinary collection by leading scholars probes the theoretical and historical contexts of films made about the American past, from silent film to the present. The book offers a fresh assessment of studio era historical filmmaking and its legacy across a range of genres.

Delivering Happiness

¿Cómo hacer felices a tus empleados y duplicar tus beneficios?
Author: Tony Hsieh
Publisher: Profit Editorial
ISBN: 8415735049
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
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Descubra cómo una política de empresa basada en la felicidad de todos sus miembros ayuda a tener una mayor productividad y beneficios a largo plazo. Tony Hsieh comparte diferentes experiencias que ha adquirido tanto en los negocios como personalmente, a lo largo de su vida, desde sus inicios hasta la creación de su empresa, Zappos. Rápido y realista, nos muestra cómo la felicidad es un efectivo modelo de negocio a seguir para lograr el éxito, y cómo concentrándonos en la felicidad de esos que nos rodean, podemos aumentar nuestro propio nivel de felicidad. -El modelo de negocio que propone este libro mejora la rentabilidad empresarial a largo plazo. Explica cómo encontrar el equilibrio justo entre beneficios, pasión y propósitos, tanto en la vida como en los negocios. -Bestseller no 1 del Wall Street Journal y del New York Times durante 27 semanas consecutivas.

Tras el grito

un relato revolucionario y sorprendente sobre la verdadera historia de la guerra contra las drogas
Author: Johann Hari
Publisher: Grupo Planeta (GBS)
ISBN: 8449331250
Category: Drug control
Page: 446
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El periodista Johann Hari se embarcó en un viaje épico de tres años de duración y cerca de 50.000 kilómetros con el fin de desvelar los secretos de la guerra contra las drogas; y de esa manera pudo constatar que existe una disparidad asombrosa entre lo que nos han transmitido y lo que en realidad sucede. Para exponer tan reveladores descubrimientos, Hari recurre a la narración de historias reales de diversas personas que han visto transformadas sus vidas por culpa de esta guerra. Entre ellas encontramos desde un traficante transexual que busca a su madre en Brooklyn hasta un joven sicario mexicano que busca una salida a su encrucijada. El libro comienza con algo sorprendente que descubrió el propio autor: que en el inicio de la guerra contra las drogas se encuentra el acoso y asesinato de Billie Holiday por parte del hombre que lanzó esta cruzada; y concluye con la historia de un osado doctor que consiguió que su país legalizase todas las drogas, desde el cannabis hasta el crack, con resultados más que notables.

Inventing Human Science

Eighteenth-Century Domains
Author: Christopher Fox, Mbc,Christopher Fox,Roy Porter,Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter,Robert Wokler
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520200104
Category: History
Page: 357
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The human sciences—including psychology, anthropology, and social theory—are widely held to have been born during the eighteenth century. This first full-length, English-language study of the Enlightenment sciences of humans explores the sources, context, and effects of this major intellectual development. The book argues that the most fundamental inspiration for the Enlightenment was the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. Natural philosophers from Copernicus to Newton had created a magisterial science of nature based on the realization that the physical world operated according to orderly, discoverable laws. Eighteenth-century thinkers sought to cap this achievement with a science of human nature. Belief in the existence of laws governing human will and emotion; social change; and politics, economics, and medicine suffused the writings of such disparate figures as Hume, Kant, and Adam Smith and formed the basis of the new sciences. A work of remarkable cross-disciplinary scholarship, this volume illuminates the origins of the human sciences and offers a new view of the Enlightenment that highlights the period's subtle social theory, awareness of ambiguity, and sympathy for historical and cultural difference.

Inventing Fear of Crime


Author: Murray Lee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134017227
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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Over the past four decades the fear of crime has become an increasingly significant concern for criminologists, victimologists, policy makers, politicians, police, the media and the general public. For many practitioners reducing fear of crime has become almost as important an issue as reducing crime itself. The identification of fear of crime as a serious policy problem has given rise to a massive amount of research activity, political discussion and intellectual debate. Despite this activity, actually reducing levels of fear of crime has proved difficult. Even in recent years when many western nations have experienced reductions in the levels of reported crime, fear of crime has often proven intractable. The result has been the development of what amounts to a fear of crime industry. Previous studies have identified conceptual challenges, theoretical cul-de-sacs and methodological problems with the use of the concept fear of crime. Yet it has endured as both an organizing principal for a body of research and a term to describe a social malady. This provocative, wide ranging book asks how and why fear of crime retains this cultural, political and social scientific currency despite concerted criticism of its utility? It subjects the concept to rigorous critical scrutiny taking examples from the UK, North America and Australia. Part One of Inventing Fear of Crime traces the historical emergence of the fear of crime concept, while Part Two addresses the issue of fear of crime and political rationality, and analyses fear of crime as a tactic or technique of government. This book will be essential reading on one of the key issues in government and politics in contemporary society.

Inventing Anzac

The Digger and National Mythology
Author: Graham Seal
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702234477
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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Anzac and the digger lie at the centre of Australian national identity. Separate but intertwined, their respective traditions have generated and maintained a potent mythology that becomes more embedded in Australian culture each April 25. Through an examination of the folk traditions of the digger and the institutional tradition of Anzac, this book traces the origins and development of that mythology in the culture and everyday life of Australia in both war and peace. Inventing Anzac draws on a variety of documentary, folkloric, literary and media sources to present a fresh view of the national mythology. This includes excavating the origins and development of Anzac Day itself, the distinctive culture of the digger and the continuation of digger lore into World War Two and Vietnam. The book concludes with a contemporary case study of the continuing power of Anzac to connect everyday Australian life and belief with the long-ago but not forgotten landings at a place called Gallipoli.

Inventing Lima

Baroque Modernity in Peru's South Sea Metropolis
Author: A. Osorio
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230612482
Category: History
Page: 254
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This study examines certain key elements of the "making" or "inventing" of Lima as Peru's viceregal capital. Through analysis of seventeenth-century ceremonies of state and local religious rituals, this book asserts that colonial Lima was culturally diverse and its rich population more integrated than historiography would suggest.