The Given

Book One of The Given trilogy

Author: Mickey Martin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499029675

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 6104

The world in 2045 has no tolerance for criminals. For the poor with no connections, a simple bullet puts an end to your life of crime. But for the lucky ones, with wealthy families or connections, you're given a second chance and sent to certain establishments around the world, called The Given. Within these facilities, you are educated to a superior level and offered a better way in which to live. Lilliana was one of the lucky ones. After a horrific event that separates her from her family forever, she is placed in the Louisiana's Given facility, run by the ever-charming and handsome brothers, Damon and Cam Night. Lilliana finds herself in a world of new rules, dangerous minds, but thankfully, friends who become her 'sisters of the heart.' As Lilliana and Damon fight their growing, forbidden attraction, Lilliana tries to hold on to the reality that is her new life whilst dealing with sinister and unstable individuals. Can Damon stay away from Lilliana whilst he manages his family's business. Or, does their time together end before it has a chance to flourish?

Ask and it is Given

Learning to Manifest Your Desires

Author: Esther Hicks,Jerry Hicks


ISBN: 1458730522

Category: Self-Help

Page: 458

View: 5514

This book, which presents the teachings of the nonphysical entity Abraham, will help you learn how to manifest your desires so that you're living the joyous and fulfilling life you deserve. You'll come to understand how your relationships, health issues, finances, career concerns, and more are influenced by the Universal laws that govern your time-space-reality and you'll discover powerful processes that will help you go with the positive flow of life.--From publisher description.

Given and the Big Fish

Author: Good Wolf Entertainment,Tamara Burnstock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997829402


Page: N.A

View: 4861

"... Leaving far behind all that I know, floating, drifting we go with the flow.Together we explore every beach, the big fish always just out of reach ..."Given GoodwinThis is a story of a unique family legacy come full circle. A story of finding home wherever you may be. Inspired by the feature film documentary called Given, this is based on the true and wild journey of surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin as they take their family to fulfill a calling handed down through generations to find freedom in surrender.



Author: Wendell Berry

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 9781582439068

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

View: 1857

For five decades Wendell Berry has been a poet of great clarity and purpose. He is an award-winning writer whose imagination is grounded by the pastures of his chosen place and the rooms and porches of his family's home. In Given, the work is as rich and varied as ever before. With his unmistakable voice as the constant, he dexterously maneuvers through a variety of forms and themes—political cautions, love poems, a play in verse, and a long series of Sabbath Poems that resulted from Berry's recent Sunday morning walks of meditation and observation. Berry's work is one of devotion to family and community, to the earth and her creatures, to the memories of the past, and the hope of the future. His writing stands alongside the work of William Carlos Williams and Robert Frost as a rigorous American testament.

The Given

Author: Daphne Marlatt

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 9781551992518

Category: Poetry

Page: 136

View: 2500

Winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poery Prize Finalist for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award “You remember — what is it you remember? / the feel of home, that moment of coming into your body. . . ” So begins Daphne Marlatt’s haunting and multi-layered long poem, which reads with all the urgency and depth of a novel. Set in present-day and 1950s Vancouver, The Given begins with the news of a mother’s death, then opens up to become an intricate tapestry of lives, as Marlatt deftly interweaves the past with the present, replicating the arc of memory itself, while questing for — and questioning — the meaning of home and identity. Circling around the narrator’s mother — theatrical, troubled, imprisoned in the small existence of a 1950s housewife, and a persistent presence in the lives of others — The Given is a ceremony performed for her, and for all “those who have left, who go on burning in us.” In luminous, deeply resonant fragments, Marlatt resoundingly answers the drive to live with deep attention in a now that is, for all of us, “tangled in the past.” From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Given

Experience and its Content

Author: Michelle Montague

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191065722

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 8317

What is given to us in conscious experience? The Given is an attempt to answer this question and in this way contribute to a general theory of mental content. The content of conscious experience is understood to be absolutely everything that is given to one, experientially, in the having of an experience. Michelle Montague focuses on the analysis of conscious perception, conscious emotion, and conscious thought, and deploys three fundamental notions in addition to the fundamental notion of content: the notions of intentionality, phenomenology, and consciousness. She argues that all experience essentially involves all four things, and that the key to an adequate general theory of what is given in experience—of 'the given'—lies in giving a correct specification of the nature of these four things and the relations between them. Montague argues that conscious perception, conscious thought, and conscious emotion each have a distinctive, irreducible kind of phenomenology—what she calls 'sensory phenomenology', 'cognitive phenomenology', and 'evaluative phenomenology' respectively—and that these kinds of phenomenology are essential in accounting for the intentionality of these mental phenomena.

Book of the Given

Author: Rusty Morrison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934819098

Category: Poetry

Page: 69

View: 5039

Poetry. "The openness of this sequence is heartfelt and heartbreaking.... Morrison courts those regions of thinking and being that society instructs us to suppress or ignore; and she does so by declaring, 'Every object I am/is the rupturing it is built on.' At the same time, she writes, 'Pretend instead that words can make a humanness between us.' What started and moved this reader is the calm forceful music, its tonal shifts and use of different registers, with which Morrison proceeded, her willingness to 'plunge into the silence that most frightens us'"—John Yau.

Indian Given

Racial Geographies across Mexico and the United States

Author: María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822374927

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 3164

In Indian Given María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo addresses current racialized violence and resistance in Mexico and the United States with a genealogy that reaches back to the sixteenth century. Saldaña-Portillo formulates the central place of indigenous peoples in the construction of national spaces and racialized notions of citizenship, showing, for instance, how Chicanos/as in the U.S./Mexico borderlands might affirm or reject their indigenous background based on their location. In this and other ways, she demonstrates how the legacies of colonial Spain's and Britain's differing approaches to encountering indigenous peoples continue to shape perceptions of the natural, racial, and cultural landscapes of the United States and Mexico. Drawing on a mix of archival, historical, literary, and legal texts, Saldaña-Portillo shows how los indios/Indians provided the condition of possibility for the emergence of Mexico and the United States.

Knowledge, Mind, and the Given

Reading Wilfrid Sellars's "Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind," Including the Complete Text of Sellars's Essay

Author: Willem A. DeVries,Timm Triplett

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872205505

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 6652

"This book serves three purposes, and it serves them very well. First, it patiently, accurately and comprehensively supplies the necessary information about the historical and contemporaneous ideas, views, problems and theories which constitute the conceptual setting for Sellars's theses and argumentation. Second, it provides a careful and lucid section-by-section interpretative explanation of Sellars's own principal views and claims and, crucially, undertakes to support them. And third, it offers its readers the beginnings of an engaged critical discussion of Sellars's critique of givenness and epistemological foundationalism. What is particularly impressive about this work is its marvelous clarity... a highly polished, accessible text..." -- Jay F Rosenberg, Taylor Grandy Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Distributions With Given Marginals and Statistical Modelling

Author: Carles M. Cuadras,Josep Fortiana

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402009143

Category: Mathematics

Page: 244

View: 7590

This book contains a selection of the papers presented at the meeting `Distributions with given marginals and statistical modelling', held in Barcelona (Spain), July 17-20, 2000. In 24 chapters, this book covers topics such as the theory of copulas and quasi-copulas, the theory and compatibility of distributions, models for survival distributions and other well-known distributions, time series, categorical models, definition and estimation of measures of dependence, monotonicity and stochastic ordering, shape and separability of distributions, hidden truncation models, diagonal families, orthogonal expansions, tests of independence, and goodness of fit assessment. These topics share the use and properties of distributions with given marginals, this being the fourth specialised text on this theme. The innovative aspect of the book is the inclusion of statistical aspects such as modelling, Bayesian statistics, estimation, and tests.


Author: Kelli Maine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781472211309

Category: Erotic stories

Page: 272

View: 6349

Return to the irresistibly seductive setting of Turtle Tear Island in this sexy new novel in Kelli Maine's bestselling Give & Take series. POSSESSION For Merrick and Rachael, Turtle Tear Island has become their own private paradise. But their happiness is shattered when Merrick's daughter, Nadia, suddenly becomes increasingly demanding of his time and devotion, forcing him to make an agonizing choice between the woman whose love saved his tortured soul, or the daughter he never knew existed... REVELATION Rachael can't stand the thought of losing Merrick after everything she's sacrificed to be with him. She had thought that the passion that burned so brightly between them had forged an unbreakable connection, but now the love they've fought so desperately to protect may not be enough to save their relationship... Taken to paradise. Given to passion. Don't miss the rest of the spellbinding Give & Take series with Taken, No Takebacks, Taken By Storm and Take Me Back.

Given Time

I. Counterfeit Money

Author: Jacques Derrida,Peggy Kamuf

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226143149

Category: Philosophy

Page: 182

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Is giving possible? Is it possible to give without immediately entering into a circle of exchange that turns the gift into a debt to be returned? This question leads Jacques Derrida to make out an irresolvable paradox at what seems the most fundamental level of the gift's meaning: for the gift to be received as a gift, it must not appear as such, since its mere appearance as gift puts it in the cycle of repayment and debt. Derrida reads the relation of time to gift through a number of texts: Heidegger's Time and Being, Mauss's The Gift, as well as essays by Benveniste and Levi-Strauss that assume Mauss's legacy. It is, however, a short tale by Baudelaire, "Counterfeit Money," that guides Derrida's analyses throughout. At stake in his reading of the tale, to which the second half of this book is devoted, are the conditions of gift and forgiveness as essentially bound up with the movement of dissemination, a concept that Derrida has been working out for many years. For both readers of Baudelaire and students of literary theory, this work will prove indispensable.

The Appeal to the Given

A Study in Epistemology

Author: Jacob Joshua Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317440161

Category: Philosophy

Page: 226

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Originally published in 1970. This work evaluates the appeal to the sensually given which played an important role in epistemological discussions during the early 20th Century. While many contemporary philosophers regarded this appeal as a mistake, there were still some who defended the notion of the given and even made it the foundation of their views regarding perception. The author here points to several different views concerning the nature of the sensually given and argues that the issue between them is not empirical, as is naturally suggested by what he calls ‘the Naïve View’ of the dispute, but rather metaphysical, involving different theories regarding the relationship between Thought and Reality. This leads on to a discussion of the different views presently held regarding the task of the epistemologist, and to a new suggestion with regard to the relationship between common sense and the rival ontologies suggested by scientists and philosophers. In the course of the argument a variety of different topics are discussed such as the correspondence and coherence theories of truth, the differences between scientific and philosophical theories, and the relevance of scientific treatments of the subject of perception to the treatment of this topic by philosophers.

Being Given

Toward a Phenomenology of Givenness

Author: Jean-Luc Marion

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804734110

Category: Philosophy

Page: 385

View: 1461

First in a trilogy which also includes Marion's Reduction and givenness and In excess: studies of saturated phenomena.

Manifesting Our God-given Treasures

The Stewardship of Life

Author: Rebecca McClain

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595398782

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 1178

Imagine being shipwrecked on a deserted island, wandering around for years without ever inspecting the weather-beaten treasure chest aboard the ship. The chest contains a compass, map, mirror, silver and gold, and precious gems of every kind imaginable. Although you're regularly in the vicinity of the chest, you never take the time to discover what is inside. That's what happens in many of our lives. We live our lives on auto-pilot, never taking the time within explore the precious cargo God has buried to each of us. Consequently, our dreams go unrealized and we never manifest our God-given potential. Manifesting Our God-given Treasures: The Stewardship of Life is a must-read for people interested in discovering the valuable treasure they have within. Author Rebecca McClain gives meaning to the sometimes-painful process God takes us through to discover our gifts and talents and realize our potential. She explains the importance of mentoring relationships to help us reach new levels. You will get an understanding of how to use the keys of faith, hope and expectation to unlock your dreams and hidden potential. We are all divinely unique and were created to make an impact in the world in some capacity. In fact, we have a responsibility to do no less. It is a matter of stewardship.



Author: Arielle Greenberg

Publisher: Wave Books


Category: Poetry

Page: 84

View: 1571

"This collection of poems, Given, represents the creative work I completed while at Syracuse University, from 1998-2001. The themes and styles vary, but can be said to explore confusions, anxieties and joys over gender, the body, ethnicity, and other elements of identity while employing a non-linearity that imitates dream logic. Morover, the poems are concerned with language itself, as both an abstract medium and a document of contemporary culture. The poems draw primarily from wordplay, personal experience, the detritus of everyday life, and the idiosyncracies of American movies, slang, folk songs, and other ephemera. In writing these poems, I was most influenced by other innovative contemporary American women poets, but I was also reading the New York School Poets of the 1950s and 1960s, and, as is reflected in the title of the collection, looking at Surrealist art."--leaf[i].

It's given III

Author: Author Melissa White


ISBN: 1304860221

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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It's given, is a book that God gave to me for the edification of the body of Christ, to bring them into a deeper place with him. He is speaking... And I'm still writing what I seest in a book Rev 1:11 KJV. There is a word and an activation and a release given in each book. There is a height and a depth given in this installment of the It's given series. God is giving. Be careful, all of the books are very spiritual in stature. It's given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath Matthew 13:11-12 KJV. God is saying, ""it is given to know me."" Get ready for your relationship to grow with God. It's a deeper relationship. This is a depth that has yet to be released into he earth, it's time.