The Last Superstition

The Last Superstition
Author: Edward Feser
Publsiher: St Augustine PressInc
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781587314520
ISBN 13: 1587314525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Superstition Book Review:

Argues that "new atheism" is based on an unfounded "mechanical" view of the world and the "teleological" vision of the ancient philosophers is rationally vindicated.

Naples in the Time of Cholera 1884 1911

Naples in the Time of Cholera  1884 1911
Author: Frank M. Snowden,Professor Frank Snowden
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 478
Release: 1995-12-14
ISBN 10: 9780521483100
ISBN 13: 0521483107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Naples in the Time of Cholera 1884 1911 Book Review:

This is the first extended study of cholera in modern Italy, setting Naples in a comparative international framework.

Aristotle s Revenge

Aristotle s Revenge
Author: Edward Feser
Publsiher: Editiones Scholasticae
Total Pages: 515
Release: 2019-11-30
ISBN 10: 3868385924
ISBN 13: 9783868385922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aristotle s Revenge Book Review:

Actuality and potentiality, substantial form and prime matter, efficient causality and teleology are among the fundamental concepts of Aristotelian philosophy of nature. Aristotle's Revenge argues that these concepts are not only compatible with modern science, but are implicitly presupposed by modern science. Among the many topics covered are the metaphysical presuppositions of scientific method; the status of scientific realism; the metaphysics of space and time; the metaphysics of quantum mechanics; reductionism in chemistry and biology; the metaphysics of evolution; and neuroscientific reductionism. The book interacts heavily with the literature on these issues in contemporary analytic metaphysics and philosophy of science, so as to bring contemporary philosophy and science into dialogue with the Aristotelian tradition.

Nature Nurture and Chance

Nature  Nurture and Chance
Author: Frank Fenner
Publsiher: ANU E Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2006-07-01
ISBN 10: 1920942637
ISBN 13: 9781920942632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature Nurture and Chance Book Review:

Microbiologists; Virologists; Educators; Geographers; Biography; Australia.

Alien Interview

Alien Interview
Author: Lawrence R. Spencer
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 0615204600
ISBN 13: 9780615204604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alien Interview Book Review:

The content of this book is the letter, Top Secret interview transcripts and personal notes received from the late Matilda O'Donnell MacElroy, an Army Air Force nurse who stationed at the Roswell Army Air Field 509th Bomb Group.Her letter asserts that this material is based on a series of interviews she conducted with an extraterrestrial being as part of her official duty as a nurse in the U.S. Army Air Force. During July and August she interviewed a saucer pilot who crashed near Roswell, New Mexico on July 8th, 1947. The being identitied itself as an officer, pilot and engineer of The Domain Expeditionary Force, a race of beings who are using the asteroid belt in our solar system as a intergalactic base of operations.

Speaking of God

Speaking of God
Author: D. Stephen Long
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2009-05-21
ISBN 10: 080284572X
ISBN 13: 9780802845726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speaking of God Book Review:

In this theological tour de force D. Stephen Long addresses a key question in current theological debate: the conditions of the possibility of God-talk, along with attending questions about natural theology, fideism, and theological truth-claims. He engages not only the most significant contemporary theologians and philosophers on this score (Denys Turner, Bruce Marshall, Charles Taylor, Fergus Kerr) but also the legacy of twentieth-century theology (Barth, von Balthasar) and the analytic philosophical tradition from Wittgenstein to Davidson. Throughout, Long sustains a careful exegetical engagement with Aquinas, showing that what s at stake in contemporary theology is just how we inherit St. Thomas. / Central to Long s project is averting the charge of fideism so often laid at the feet of postliberal approaches (like his own). To that end Long argues for a (chastened) natural theology, while challenging any simple distinction between natural and confessional theology. / In joining these many voices into one conversation, Long does a remarkable job of surveying the current theological scene with respect to issues of language and truth, arguing for the need to deal head-on with classical questions of metaphysics. . . . An excellent and significant book. James K. A. Smith / Calvin College / Long s discussion of the topic of God and language offers a refreshingly original treatment of traditional approaches. His book cannot be ignored by anyone interested in this topic at any level. John Milbank / University of Nottingham

Art History For Dummies

Art History For Dummies
Author: Jesse Bryant Wilder
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-02-14
ISBN 10: 1118051165
ISBN 13: 9781118051160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art History For Dummies Book Review:

Art history is more than just a collection of dates and foreign-sounding names, obscure movements and arcane isms. Every age, for the last 50,000 years has left its unique imprint on the world, and from the first cave paintings to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from the Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia, to the graffiti-inspired paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat, art history tells the story of our evolving notions of who and what we are and our place in the universe. Whether you’re an art enthusiast who’d like to know more about the history behind your favorite works and artists, or somebody who couldn’t tell a Titian and a De Kooning—but would like to—Art History For Dummies is for you. It takes you on a tour of thirty millennia of artistic expression, covering the artistic movements, major artists, and indispensable masterworks, and the world events and cultural trends that helped spawn them. With the help of stunning black-and-white photos throughout, and a sixteen-page gallery of color images, it covers: The rise and fall of classical art in Greece and Rome The differences between Renaissance art and Mannerism How the industrial revolution spawned Romanticism How and why Post-Impression branched off from Impressionism Constructivism, Dadaism, Surrealism and other 20th century isms What’s up with today’s eclectic art scene Art History For Dummies is an unbeatable reference for anyone who wants to understand art in its historical context.

Lonely Planet Sweden

Lonely Planet Sweden
Author: Lonely Planet,Benedict Walker,Craig McLachlan,Becky Ohlsen
Publsiher: Lonely Planet
Total Pages: 698
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 1787018903
ISBN 13: 9781787018907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lonely Planet Sweden Book Review:

Lonely Planet Sweden is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit the beautiful, stylish capital of Stockholm; hike, ski or dogsled Arctic wasteland; or curl up by the fire in a cosy cottage; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Sweden and begin your journey now!

Back Roads Great Britain

Back Roads Great Britain
Author: DK
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-04-02
ISBN 10: 1465411887
ISBN 13: 9781465411884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Back Roads Great Britain Book Review:

Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Back Roads Great Britain takes you to the beautiful villages and stunning landscapes that can only be discovered along the scenic routes and back roads of England, Scotland, and Wales. Discover towns such as picturesque St. Ives, home to national museums and brimming with galleries. Embark on historical journeys through Neolithic stone circles, ancient abbeys and churches, and the medieval wonders at Salisbury. Delight in colorful English and Welsh gardens, ascend Mt. Snowden and take in the glacial lakes and waterfalls of Snowdonia National Park, and explore the untamed west coast of Scotland. The Back Roads Great Britain travel guide offers twenty-five driving tours that range from one to five days. Each itinerary highlights day-trips and activities, including walks and hikes, tours of ruins and historic landmarks, and market days and festivals. Practical information, such as road conditions, lengths of drives, and zip codes for GPS devices, accompanies the map and the complete itineraries, as do listings for the best-value hotels, intimate guesthouses, local produce-friendly restaurants, and cozy pubs. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Back Roads Great Britain leads you to the most authentic and delightful experiences the island has to offer.

Philosophy of Mind

Philosophy of Mind
Author: Edward Feser
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2006-10-27
ISBN 10: 1780740417
ISBN 13: 9781780740416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Mind Book Review:

In this lively and entertaining introduction to the philosophy of mind, Edward Feser explores the questions central to the discipline; such as 'do computers think', and 'what is consciousness'; and gives an account of all the most important and significant attempts that have been made to answer them.

Five Proofs for the Existence of God

Five Proofs for the Existence of God
Author: Edward Feser
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-08-18
ISBN 10: 1681497808
ISBN 13: 9781681497808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Five Proofs for the Existence of God Book Review:

Five Proofs of the Existence of GodÊprovides a detailed, updated exposition and defense of five of the historically most important (but in recent years largely neglected) philosophical proofs of God's existence: the Aristotelian proof, the Neo-Platonic proof, the Augustinian proof, the Thomistic proof, and the Rationalist proof. Ê This book also offers a detailed treatment of each of the key divine attributes -- unity, simplicity, eternity, omnipotence, omniscience, perfect goodness, and so forth -- showing that they must be possessed by the God whose existence is demonstrated by the proofs.Ê Finally, it answers at length all of the objections that have been leveled against these proofs. Ê This book offers as ambitious and complete a defense of traditional natural theology as is currently in print.Ê Its aim is to vindicate the view of the greatest philosophers of the past -- thinkers like Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Aquinas, Leibniz, and many others -- that the existence of God can be established with certainty by way of purely rational arguments.Ê It thereby serves as a refutation both of atheism and of the fideism which gives aid and comfort to atheism. Ê

Roman Imperialism

Roman Imperialism
Author: Andrew Erskine
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2010-05-28
ISBN 10: 074862905X
ISBN 13: 9780748629053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roman Imperialism Book Review:

The transformation of Rome from a small central Italian city-state into the sole Mediterranean superpower has long proved fascinating and controversial. At its height the Roman Empire extended from Britain in the North to Libya in the South and from Spain in the West to Syria in the East. It has impressed not only by its extent but also by its longevity. Andrew Erskine examines the course and nature of Roman expansion, focusing on explanations, ancient and modern, the impact of Roman rule on the subject and the effect of empire on the imperial power. All these topics have created a tremendous amount of discussion among scholars, not least because the study of Roman imperialism has always been informed by contemporary perceptions of international power relations. The book is divided into two halves. Part I treats some of the main issues in modern debates about Roman imperialism, while Part II offers a selection of the most important source material allowing readers to enter these debates themselves

Rome For Dummies

Rome For Dummies
Author: Bruce Murphy,Alessandra de Rosa
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2008-05-12
ISBN 10: 0470285117
ISBN 13: 9780470285114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rome For Dummies Book Review:

Scholastic Metaphysics

Scholastic Metaphysics
Author: Edward Feser
Publsiher: Editiones Scholasticae
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-11-30
ISBN 10: 3868385916
ISBN 13: 9783868385915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scholastic Metaphysics Book Review:

Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction provides an overview of Scholastic approaches to causation, substance, essence, modality, identity, persistence, teleology, and other issues in fundamental metaphysics. The book interacts heavily with the literature on these issues in contemporary analytic metaphysics, so as to facilitate the analytic reader's understanding of Scholastic ideas and the Scholastic reader's understanding of contemporary analytic philosophy. The Aristotelian theory of actuality and potentiality provides the organizing theme, and the crucial dependence of Scholastic metaphysics on this theory is demonstrated. The book is written from a Thomistic point of view, but Scotist and Suarezian positions are treated as well where they diverge from the Thomistic position.

Science and Its Times

Science and Its Times
Author: Neil Schlager
Publsiher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780787639334
ISBN 13: 0787639338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Its Times Book Review:

"This series discusses how the major fields of science developed during specific time periods. Each volume focuses on a range of years and includes developments in exploration, life sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, and technology. When the series is completed, the seven volumes will cover 2000 B.C. to the present."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.

Ancient Rome and Modern America

Ancient Rome and Modern America
Author: Margaret Malamud
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2009-03-30
ISBN 10: 1444305085
ISBN 13: 9781444305081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Rome and Modern America Book Review:

Ancient Rome and Modern America explores the vital role thenarratives and images of Rome have played in America’sunderstanding of itself and its history. Places America’s response to Rome in a historicalcontext, from the Revolutionary era to the present Looks at portrayals of Rome in different media: writing,architecture, theatre, painting, World’s Fairs andExpositions, and film Beautifully illustrated with over 40 high quality photographsand figures

On Guard

On Guard
Author: William Lane Craig
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN 10: 9781434701886
ISBN 13: 1434701883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Guard Book Review:

Renowned scholar William Lane Craig offers a readable, rich training manual for defending the Christian faith. This concise guide is filled with illustrations, sidebars, and memorizable steps to help Christians stand their ground and defend their faith with reason and precision. In his engaging style, Dr. Craig offers four arguments for God’s existence, defends the historicity of Jesus’ personal claims and resurrection, addresses the problem of suffering, and shows why religious relativism doesn’t work. Along the way, he shares his story of following God’s call in his own life. This one-stop, how-to-defend-your-faith manual will equip Christians to advance faith conversations deliberately, applying straightforward, cool-headed arguments. They will discover not just what they believe, but why they believe—and how being on guard with the truth has the power to change lives forever.

Locke

Locke
Author: Edward Feser
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 1780744536
ISBN 13: 9781780744537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Locke Book Review:

Thought by many to be the quintessential philosopher of the modern age, John Locke’s ideas are the key to understanding society and politics in the West. In this accessible introduction, Edward Feser explores Locke’s works and looks critically at his legacy. In this, the author argues, we find the origins of many of the conflicts that dominate modern politics.

Aquinas

Aquinas
Author: Edward Feser
Publsiher: Oneworld
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2009-09
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105124118089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aquinas Book Review:

In this multifaceted introduction to the renowned thinker, Edward Feser shows how Aquinas's works are as relevant as when they were written. Defending his ideas from modern misrepresentation, Feser introduces the great Saint's view of metaphysics, ethics, psychology, and philosophy of religion. Arguing that Aquinas's though avoids many of the pitfalls of contemporary philosophy, this comprehensive volume will captivate both the seasonal "Thomist" and the absolute novice.

The Rough Guide to Naples the Amalfi Coast

The Rough Guide to Naples   the Amalfi Coast
Author: Martin Dunford
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-08-16
ISBN 10: 1409359891
ISBN 13: 9781409359890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to Naples the Amalfi Coast Book Review:

The Rough Guide to Naples and the Amalfi Coast is the second edition of this best-selling guide. Now in full colour throughout, the book covers both the city of Naples and the surrounding region in equal detail. It includes a detailed account of the city itself, with in-depth reviews of all the sights, the best hotels, restaurants and nightlife, as well as all the colour maps you need to get around. It also covers the must-see sights of Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum, including all the practical information you need to see them independently, and it tours the islands of the Bay of Naples, and the resorts of the stunning Amalfi Coast. Throughout it devotes attention to the very best things to see while candidly reviewing the region's accommodation and restaurants. Make the most of this dynamic city and beautiful coastal region with The Rough Guide to Naples and the Amalfi Coast.