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Read e-book online Une étude du suicide chez David Hume (French Edition) PDF

By Li Ching-Shui

ISBN-10: 2748385691

ISBN-13: 9782748385694

Dans son essai sur le suicide, Hume soutient avec beaucoup d’habileté que le suicide est une motion licite dans certaines circonstances. Que cette end de mourir librement s‘oppose à l’enseignement de l. a. faith, et plus particulièrement à celui du Christianisme, Hume en a moral sense ; mais précisément il revendique cette liberté naturelle, liberté inaliénable et vital en des temps où règnent le dogmatisme et l. a. superstition.

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Download PDF by H.L. Mencken: Treatise on the Gods

By H.L. Mencken

ISBN-10: 0801885361

ISBN-13: 9780801885365

"I am fairly confident that every one religions, at backside, are lovely a lot alike. at the floor they might appear to fluctuate significantly, yet what seems at the floor isn't continually faith. move underneath it, and one reveals consistently an analogous experience of helplessness prior to the cosmic mysteries, and an identical pathetic try and get to the bottom of it by way of beautiful to better powers."--from Treatise at the Gods

H. L. Mencken is might be top identified for his scathing political satire. yet politicians, so far as Mencken used to be involved, had no monopoly on self-righteous chest-thumping, deceit, and thievery. He additionally stumbled on faith to be an adversary precious of his awareness and, in Treatise at the Gods, he bargains a few of his most sensible photographs, a choreographed cannonade.

Mencken examines faith all over, from India to Peru, from the myths of Egypt to the normal ideals of America's Bible Belt. He compares Incas and Greeks, examines doctrines, dogmas, sacred texts, heresies, and ceremonies. He levels in all places, yet returns finally to the topic that the majority provokes him: Christianity. He experiences the historical past of the Church and its founders. "It is Tertullian who's credited with the motto, Credo, quia absurdum est: i feel since it is magnificent. take into account that, he started existence as a lawyer." Mencken isn't any much less attracted to the dissidents: "The Reformers have been males of braveness, yet now not lots of them have been intelligent." opposed to the old-time faith of fellow countrymen, Mencken posed as a determine of old-time skepticism, and he reaped the whirlwind. debatable even sooner than it was once released in 1930, Treatise at the Gods continues to be what its writer wanted it to be: the simple, transparent problem of sincere doubt.

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Read e-book online Sobre la mort i l'amor: Motius per a lesperança (Llibres a PDF

By Joan Rigol Roig

ISBN-10: 8429773312

ISBN-13: 9788429773316

La mort de los angeles character estimada, amb qui hem edificat i compartit un espai únic al llarg de los angeles nostra convivència, és un sotrac que sentim com una mutilació. l. a. seva mort ens causa un dolor immens, ens canvia l. a. vida i ens obliga a modificar l. a. relació que tenim amb el nostre entorn i amb nosaltres mateixos. in keeping withò ¿és simply que los angeles mort signifiqui una separació definitiva i absoluta? L’esperit que compartíem ¿pot quedar fossilitzat en un grapat de fotografies i en uns quants documents fabrics? feel l. a. presència física de l’ésser estimat, ¿podem compartir-hi encara els fets nous que afecten los angeles intimitat de los angeles nostra solitud? ¿Podem dialogar-hi més enllà dels límits temporals? En aquest assaig, que és fill de los angeles seva tesi doctoral en Filosofia, Joan Rigol prova de donar resposta a aquestes i altres preguntes, seguint el fil conductor del seu pensament cristià sobre l. a. mort i l’amor, i posa en ordre els motius d’una esperança que pot ser compartida according to molts.  

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Read e-book online Protecting Moscow From the Soviets PDF

By Peter Baird

ISBN-10: 0881001430

ISBN-13: 9780881001433

As a Boy Scout, Peter Baird fought within the chilly battle by means of scanning the skies over Moscow, Idaho for inbound Soviet plane. He fought different wars in addition, with paralytic polio, rock n roll, his mom s melanoma and his father s submit nerve-racking pressure affliction from a global battle gunshot wound. As an grownup, Baird grew to become a qualified magician who gave exhibits around the nation to profit melanoma learn. He additionally grew to become a tribulation legal professional who represented his spouse earlier than the USA splendid courtroom in a freedom of trust case, Ernesto Miranda of the well-known Miranda case, the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. which have been infiltrated by means of executive spies, and 4 Hare Krishna individuals charged with loitering. As a guy, Baird battled melancholy, made silly blunders, continued divorce, was once accused of kid abuse through his mentally ailing daughter, suffered literary rejection, faced herpes in Las Vegas, released a unique, and reconciled together with his father because the outdated guy descended into Alzheimer s. all through, Baird wrote essays and tales - occasionally hilariously humorous and infrequently profoundly critical - approximately existence as he lived it, and legislation as he practiced it. they're all right here in keeping Moscow From the Soviets. Winner of the 2009 San Fransico publication competition Award for Compilations/Anthologies

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Get Morning Light: Wildflowers, Night Skies, and Other Ordinary PDF

By Barbara Drake

ISBN-10: 087071760X

ISBN-13: 9780870717604

When Barbara Drake and her husband left Portland and moved to a small farm in western Oregon’s Yamhill Valley within the overdue 80’s, they observed it as a short lived relocation—they may go back to the town ultimately. yet because the couple’s reviews at the farm multiplied—training herding canines, enlisting a couple of touring dowsers to assist them discover a solid good, and stargazing in a novel evening darkness—they choose to hold directly to their rural lifestyles so long as possible.

Barbara Drake articulates the teachings she’s realized from her lengthy stint of nation dwelling in her new booklet, Morning Light. Replete with documents of local wildflowers, an stumble upon with an aged guy who lived on her farm 80 years in the past, and an outdated relatives recipe for wild blackberry pudding, Morning mild is an appreciation and exploration of the panorama of western Oregon, and readers will come to understand it greater throughout the book.

As unique and instructive because it is own and reflective, Drake’s writing will resonate with somebody who has skilled a convergence of relations historical past with usual heritage, thought of their position within the historic continuum, or puzzled if their way of life might be sustained with age. In a global the place even “the nation” is turning into more and more citified, Morning Light reminds us why we should always deal with our rural landscapes—while we nonetheless can.

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Red Rock Stories: Three Generations of Writers Speak on - download pdf or read online

By Stephen Trimble

ISBN-10: 1937226794

ISBN-13: 9781937226794

"Utah has been my domestic for over part a century. local americans have inhabited those landscapes for the reason that time immemorial. The writers in Red Rock Stories trap that connection in essays and poems that run as deep because the canyons of the Colorado River."
ROBERT REDFORD, actor, director, environmentalist

Red Rock Stories conveys religious and cultural values of Utah’s canyon kingdom via essays and poems of writers whose births span seven a long time. First brought to choice makers in Washington as a limited–edition chapbook, this art–as–advocacy booklet explores the fierce fantastic thing about and the hazards to ecological and archaeological integrity during this politically embattled nook of untamed America.

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Download e-book for iPad: La letteratura come menzogna (Saggi. Nuova serie) (Italian by Giorgio Manganelli

By Giorgio Manganelli

ISBN-10: 8845919374

ISBN-13: 9788845919374

Quando apparve "La letteratura come menzogna" (1967), los angeles scena letteraria italiana si presentava piuttosto agitata. Lo spazio period diviso fra i difensori di un institution che vantava come glorie opere spesso mediocri e i propugnatori della «neo-avanguardia», i quali non si erano accorti che los angeles parola «avanguardia» period stata appena colpita da una benefica senescenza. according to ragioni di topografia e strategia letteraria, Manganelli fu assegnato (e si assegnò egli stesso) a quest’ultimo campo. Nondimeno, sin dall’apparizione dei suoi primi scritti, si capì che l. a. letteratura di Manganelli non apparteneva a quella battaglia dei pupi, ma rivendicava un’ascendenza più remota e insolente: quella della letteratura assoluta. Che cosa si dovrà intendere con questa espressione? Tante cose assorted quanti sono gli autori che, esplicitamente o no, los angeles praticano. Ma un presupposto è according to tutti comune: si è dato, a un certo punto della nostra storia, un singolare fenomeno in step with cui tutto ciò che period rigorosa ricerca e acquisizione di un vero – teologico, metafisico, scientifico – apparve innanzitutto interessante in quanto materiale in line with nutrire un falso, una finzione perfetta e onniavvolgente quale è, nella sua ultima essenza, los angeles letteratura. A questo dio oscuro e severo andava offerto tutto ciò che sino allora aveva presunto di essere giustificato in se stesso. Di questa ambiziosa eresia si può supporre fossero cultori, in secoli lontani, Callimaco o Góngora o fors’anche Ovidio. Ma rimane il fatto che nessuno osò formularla sino a tempi recenti, quando i romantici tedeschi cominciarono a disarticolare con mano delicata ogni presupposto dell’estetica. Come il surrealismo non può dirsi assente anche da letterature lontane, e tuttavia occorreva che un giorno André Breton scrivesse il "Manifesto del surrealismo" perché los angeles parola si divulgasse; così è accaduto che l’essenza menzognera della letteratura sia serpeggiata according to anni in tante opere, sinché Manganelli decise, con gesto brusco e quasi burocratico, di presentarla allo stato civile. È dunque molto grave l. a. responsabilità che si prese, dando quel titolo a una raccolta di saggi dove si parla di Carroll e di Stevenson, di Firbank e di Nabokov, di Dickens e di Peacock, di Dumas e di Rolfe. Ma period un gesto doveroso: lo avvertiamo tanto più oggi, a distanza di quasi vent’anni, constatando che certe argomentazioni non hanno più bisogno di essere confutate. Già le aveva infilzate il cavalier Manganelli con l. a. sua lancia. È accaduto perciò a questo libro, in breve pace, qualcosa di simile a quello che avviene a tanti bei libri in tempi più lunghi. Nascere come scandalo e sorpresa, e vivere poi tranquillamente con l. a. forza silenziosa dell’evidenza.

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Tra parentesi: Saggi, articoli e discorsi (1998-2003) - download pdf or read online

By Roberto Bolaño,I. Echevarría,M. Nicola

ISBN-10: 8845924556

ISBN-13: 9788845924552

Fra il 1998 e il 2003, con l’intensificarsi delle sue collaborazioni a giornali e riviste, Roberto Bolaño accumula una quantità rilevante di discorsi, interventi, recensioni. Sembra un effetto collaterale dell’idea compulsiva di scrittura a cui da sempre pagava il suo tributo. In realtà, come i lettori avranno modo di scoprire, Bolaño stava dando vita a qualcosa di diverso e imprevedibile: un autoritratto in keeping with frammenti d’occasione. story infatti si rivela subito "Tra parentesi": i testi che vi sono radunati – alcuni ancora inediti – sono tutti dedicati a temi o a personaggi niente affatto incidentali nella carriera di Bolaño: il Cile, l’esilio, l. a. poesia latinoamericana, l. a. vita e le opere – reinventate in poche frasi – di Philip okay. Dick e Burroughs, Nicanor Parra e Gombrowicz, Borges e Rodolfo J. Wilcock. Una divagazione alla volta, un’incursione dopo l’altra in territori noti a lui solo, questo libro diventa proprio il genere di opera che Bolaño pretendeva di odiare sopra ogni altra: un’autobiografia – qualcosa che, come lui stesso cube delle memorie di Ellroy, «finisce con un uomo solo che rimane in piedi ... Vale a dire, non finisce mai». Difficile immaginare un epitaffio più conseguente e più lusinghiero.

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Download e-book for iPad: Esto no es música (Ensayo) (Spanish Edition) by José Luis Pardo

By José Luis Pardo

ISBN-10: 8416734682

ISBN-13: 9788416734689

ISBN-10: 848109689X

ISBN-13: 9788481096897

¿Qué membership podía tener entre sus miembros a escritores como Poe, Huxley, Wells, Bernard Shaw, Wilde o Lewis Carroll y pensadores de l. a. talla de Marx o Jung con actrices como Mae West, Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, los cómicos Stan Laurel y Oliver Hardy o el boxeador Sonny Liston? l. a. respuesta se vuelve obvia si citamos los nombres de los cuatro socios principales -Lennon, McCartney, Harrison y Ringo Starr-: el Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts membership. Pero los interrogantes siguen ahí: ¿para qué se iban a reunir y conectar personajes de tan diversa procedencia en l. a. misma imagen? ¿Qué simboliza esta reunión? ¿Una desjerarquización, un ataque a l. a. meritocracia, un intento de correr los angeles distancia entre los angeles alta cultura y los angeles cultura renowned, una parodia? ¿Es l. a. encarnación del platonismo invertido profetizado por Nietzsche? Siguiendo corte a corte las canciones del testamento musical de los Beatles, Abbey street, José Luis Pardo se lanza a desentrañar los entresijos de los angeles cultura pop, sin gestos paternalistas y sin pretender reducirla a una versión simplificada de l. a. alta cultura, asumiendo su poder, influencia y presencia dominante en nuestras sociedades urbanas y sus implicaciones en los angeles filosofía contemporánea. Tendiendo puentes imprevisibles que reúnen a Bob Dylan con Hegel, a Sissi con Marx, a Edipo con el Coyote y el Correcaminos o a Foucault con l. a. señorita Doolittle, termina por ofrecernos una interpretación renovada del malestar que hoy impregna nuestra cultura.

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Get Gelukszoekers (Dutch Edition) PDF

By Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer

ISBN-10: 9029506784

ISBN-13: 9789029506786

DE OPBRENGST VAN DIT BOEK GAAT NAAR WERKEN ZONDER GRENZEN

Over vluchtelingen, migranten, angst en hoop

De massale immigratie naar Europa valt volgens Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer niet te stoppen. ‘En wat onvermijdelijk is, kun je maar het beste zo goed mogelijk organiseren.’
Gelukszoekers is een bundeling van Pfeijffers journalistieke stukken en columns uit nrc.next, een fragment uit zijn roman l. a. Superba (2013), een gedicht uit Idyllen (2015) en een liedtekst geschreven voor Ellen ten Damme. Pfeijffer laat met Gelukszoekers een krachtig tegengeluid horen in het rumoer van angst en haat dat wordt voortgebracht door populisten. Hij toont de lezer op confronterende wijze hoe schrijnend de situatie momenteel, maar eigenlijk al een aantal jaren, is en pleit voor een menswaardig bestaan voor elk mens.
De opbrengst van Gelukszoekers gaat naar Werken zonder grenzen, een nieuw initiatief dat als doel heeft talentvolle vluchtelingen met verblijfsvergunning aan werkgevers te koppelen. Zie www.werkenzondergrenzen.nl.

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