Minerva's Owl

Author: Jeffrey B Abramson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674053478

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 5631

As Hegel famously noted, referring to the Roman goddess Minerva, her owl brought back wisdom only at dusk, when it was too late to shine light on actual politics. Jeffrey Abramson provides a lively and accessible guide for readers discovering the tradition of political thought that dates back to Socrates and Plato, with contemporary examples that illustrate the enduring nature of political dilemmas.

Minerva's Owl

The Bereavement Phase of Marriage

Author: Carol Matthews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780889823259

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 96

View: 6941

Carol Matthews set out to discover what bereavement meant to her after the loss of her husband. In Bereavement Days she explores bereavement within the context of their larger relationship, from the courtship and on through the marriage. This examination not only helped her endure terrible grief and develop a new appreciation of her marriage, it also helped her to accept and integrate his death into the story of their life together. Her account includes literary references, letters, conversations and reflections in five sections: grieving, longing, belonging, mourning and cleaving.

Minerva's Owl

Excerpts from Exile

Author: Niqi Thomas

Publisher: ISBS

ISBN: 9780957873568

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

View: 1329

After the Velvet Revolution of 1989, a young Czech Australian woman returns with her father to Prague, to visit her ancestral city and to discover her grandfather, who was always 'present' in the family, but whom she had never met - Karel Goliath-Gorovsky, the Czech Solzhenitsyn. A rebel from birth, Czech lawyer, Karel Goliath-Gorovsky, was imprisoned in a Soviet gulag north of the Arctic Circle, because of his relentless political idealism. Only his potent black humour enabled him to survive seventeen life-threatening years. His son, abandoned by his father at the age of one, developed his own black humour to survive Mischling status under the Nazi occupation, the Stalinist regime in his homeland, Czechoslovakia, and flight to his new land of opportunity where people crossed the street when they saw a 'wog' approaching.

Owl of Minerva

A Memoir

Author: Mary Midgley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134208642

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 6573

One of the UK's foremost moral philosophers, Mary Midgley recounts her remarkable story in this elegiac and moving account of friendships found and lost, bitter philosophical battles and of a profound love of teaching. In spite of her many books and public profile, little is known about Mary's life. Part of a famous generation of women philosophers that includes Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Warnock and Iris Murdoch, Midgley tells us in vivid and humorous fashion how they cut a swathe through the arid landscape of 1950s British Philosophy, writing and arguing about the grand themes of character, beauty and the meaning of rudeness. As the mother of three children, her journey during the 1950s and 1960s was one of a woman fighting to combine a professional career with raising a family. In startling contrast to many of the academic stars of her generation, we learn that Midgley nearly became a novelist and started writing philosophy only when in her fifties, suggesting that Minerva’s owl really does fly at dusk. Charting the highs and lows of philosophy and academia in Britain, this publication sheds light on Mary’s close friends, her moral philosophy and her meetings with major philosophers, including Wittgenstein and Isaiah Berlin.

Minerva's Owl

Or, Education in the Army

Author: Archibald Percival Wavell Wavell (1st earl of)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Military education

Page: 18

View: 7825


Minerva's Owls

Remembering the Divine Feminine to Reenvision the World

Author: Mary Petiet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938846915


Page: N.A

View: 8851

Minerva's Owls plumbs the depth of inner and outer consciousness as the new consciousness emerges. It seeks the balance we need to achieve through space and time, individually and as a society, if we are to move forward in any meaningful way. Amid the confusion of painful birth pangs, Minerva's Owls holds hope for the future as it reinterprets history and the reverence of ancient deities to awaken the sacred feminine.Woven into the text is the smaller story of inspired and unplanned individual evolution from the vantage of the yoga mat, which echoes our species evolution and finally contributes to the whole, as we each reconnect to the source from which we spring. The themes touched on are very current, reflecting the broader trends of the new consciousness while placing them in a solid historic context.

Minerva's Owl

Author: Harold Adams Innis,Royal Society of Canada

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civilization

Page: 31

View: 4286


The Order of the Owls

Author: Elisa Puricelli Guerra

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1623700388

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 154

View: 1336

When a couple comes to Minerva's mansion, claiming to be her parents, she knows they are lying in hopes of gaining her home and land. She just has to prove it. Luckily, her new friends are there to help her.

Harold Innis

Author: Paul Heyer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742524842

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 133

View: 5351

His name may not be as well known as that of his colleague and spiritual descendent, Marshall McLuhan, but Harold Innis's (1894-1952) influence on contemporary critical media and communication studies has been no less profound. This concise look at Innis's life and contributions to the communication field charts his beginnings in political economy to his later work in critical media studies and communications history, synthesizing his key publications and clearly showing their ongoing resonance for the field today. The book also includes an appendix by William J. Buxton on the 'History of Communications' manuscript and one by J. David Black on the contributions of Mary Quayle Innis.

Transnational Connections

Culture, People, Places

Author: Ulf Hannerz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134764154

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 9517

This work provides an account of culture in an age of globalization. Ulf Hannerz argues that, in an ever-more interconnected world, national understandings of culture have become insufficient. He explores the implications of boundary-crossings and long-distance cultural flows for established notions of "the local", "community", "nation" and "modernity" Hannerz not only engages with theoretical debates about culture and globalization but raises issues of how we think and live today. His account of the experience of global culture encompasses a shouting match in a New York street about Salman Rushdie, a papal visit to the Maya Indians; kung-fu dancers in Nigeria and Rastafarians in Amsterdam; the nostalgia of foreign correspondents; and the surprising experiences of tourists in a world city or on a Borneo photo safari.


Author: Ovid

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1787240185

Category: Philosophy

Page: 624

View: 3599

The Metamorphoses consists of fifteen books and over 250 myths. The poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework.

The Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought: Essential Readings

Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary Texts

Author: Andrew Bailey,Samantha Brennan,Will Kymlicka,Jacob Levy,Alex Sager,Clark Wolf

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1554811023

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1125

View: 2255

This volume features a careful selection of major works in political and social philosophy from ancient times through to the present. Every reading has been painstakingly annotated, and each figure is given a substantial introduction highlighting his or her major contribution to the tradition. The anthology offers both depth and breadth in its selection of material by central figures, while also representing other currents of political thought. Thirty-two authors are represented, including fourteen from the 20th century. The editors have made every effort to include translations that are both readable and reliable. In order to ensure the highest standards of accuracy and accessibility, the editors have consulted dozens of leading academics during the course of the volume’s development (many of whom have contributed introductory material as well as advice). The result is an anthology with unparalleled pedagogical benefits; The Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought sets the new standard for social and political philosophy instruction.

Scandinavian Adventures

During a Residence of Upwards of Twenty Years; Representing Sporting Incidents, and Subjects of Natural History, and Devices for Entrapping Wild Animals. With Some Account of the Northern Fauna

Author: Llewelyn Lloyd

Publisher: N.A


Category: Hunting

Page: N.A

View: 8841


Volume 16, Tome II: Kierkegaard's Literary Figures and Motifs

Gulliver to Zerlina

Author: Ms Katalin Nun,Dr Jon Stewart

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472448847

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

View: 6496

While Kierkegaard is perhaps known best as a religious thinker and philosopher, there is an unmistakable literary element in his writings. He often explains complex concepts and ideas by using literary figures and motifs that he could assume his readers would have some familiarity with. This dimension of his thought has served to make his writings far more popular than those of other philosophers and theologians, but at the same time it has made their interpretation more complex. The present volume is dedicated to the treatment of the variety of literary figures and motifs he used.

George P. Grant - Minerva's Snowy Owl

Essays in Political Theology

Author: Brad Jersak

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781482592634

Category: Religion

Page: 258

View: 8305

George P. Grant (1918-88) was one of Canada's premier political philosophers and stands as the benchmark for the Red Tory Tradition. He can also be credited with introducing the thought of Nietzsche, Heidegger and Simone Weil to Canada, critically analyzing their work seriously for the first time. Grant's Red Toryism has been revived and modified in the UK, but for a look at the essential thought of its chief architect, this book is a must read. Included in this work are essays in political theology, along with previously unpublished letters and classnotes that are critical to an understanding of Grant's 'primacy of the Good' vis-a-vis the 'primacy of freedom-as-mastery.' Especially important is the analysis of his theological relationship to Simone Weil and an appropriation of his work to rise above the culture wars of left and right. Table of Contents Preface / 1 Part 1 - CONVERSION 1. George Grant's Conversion Accounts / 5 2. Simone Weil's Encounter with Christ in Marseilles / 13 3. Grant's McMaster Sermon / 17 Part 2 - THE RISE OF MODERNITY 4. Sprouts of Modernity in Medieval Theology / 23 5. Blooms of Modernity in the Reformation and Calvinist Puritanism / 37 6. The Autonomous Subject: Knowing as Willing in Descartes, Bacon and Kant / 49 Part 3 - MYSTICAL EPISTEMOLOGY 7. Etymology of Nous / 65 8. Heidegger's Eckart / 81 9. Weil's Mystical Ascent / 85 Part 4 - GRANTEAN THEOLOGY 10. God the All-Powerful, All-Powerless / 111 11. Consent as Coercion / 123 Part 5 - GRANTEAN JUSTICE 12. Grant's Rhetorical Method / 131 13. Christ at the Checkpoint / 141 Part 6 - PRIMARY SOURCES 14. Previously Unpublished Letters and Journal Entries / 151 15. Reading Simone Weil: Unpublished Excerpt / 199 16. Dalhousie Classnotes on Plato / 201 17. Robin Mathews: The Wave of the Future / 211 18. Grant's References to Martin Luther's Thesis 21 / 213 APPENDICES 19. Grant's Readings in Weil: French and English / 219 20. Beyond Dualism: Correspondence with Radical Orthodoxy / 221 Abbreviations / 227 Bibliography of Sources Consulted / 231

Prophets of Extremity

Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida

Author: Allan Megill

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520908376

Category: Philosophy

Page: 423

View: 8418


Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It)

How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It)

Author: Elizabeth Anderson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140088778X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 4979

Why our workplaces are authoritarian private governments—and why we can't see it One in four American workers says their workplace is a "dictatorship." Yet that number probably would be even higher if we recognized most employers for what they are—private governments with sweeping authoritarian power over our lives, on duty and off. We normally think of government as something only the state does, yet many of us are governed far more—and far more obtrusively—by the private government of the workplace. In this provocative and compelling book, Elizabeth Anderson argues that the failure to see this stems from long-standing confusions. These confusions explain why, despite all evidence to the contrary, we still talk as if free markets make workers free—and why so many employers advocate less government even while they act as dictators in their businesses. In many workplaces, employers minutely regulate workers' speech, clothing, and manners, leaving them with little privacy and few other rights. And employers often extend their authority to workers' off-duty lives. Workers can be fired for their political speech, recreational activities, diet, and almost anything else employers care to govern. Yet we continue to talk as if early advocates of market society—from John Locke and Adam Smith to Thomas Paine and Abraham Lincoln—were right when they argued that it would free workers from oppressive authorities. That dream was shattered by the Industrial Revolution, but the myth endures. Private Government offers a better way to talk about the workplace, opening up space for discovering how workers can enjoy real freedom. Based on the prestigious Tanner Lectures delivered at Princeton University's Center for Human Values, Private Government is edited and introduced by Stephen Macedo and includes commentary by cultural critic David Bromwich, economist Tyler Cowen, historian Ann Hughes, and philosopher Niko Kolodny.