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The Post-Human Society. Elemental Contours of the Aesthetic Economy of the United States

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ISBN: 9783110455311 9783110455465 Year: Pages: 112 DOI: 10.1515/9783110455311 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Economics --- Sociology
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The Post-Human Society is a rich, unique, path-breaking, belletristic and literary 'crie de coeur' work - a lyrical expose of all the internal infelicities (social, political, aesthetic) of the United States of America. In its vivid contrasting of the mores of competition, avarice, and greed to communitarian, co-respecting and co-operative values, it abounds with colorful, vibrant, breathtaking images and tropes. Utilizing a novel, First Person Narrative, the author Rajani Kanth offers a poignant critique of the rabid, runaway materialism that has been the bane of all modernist, European societies, to date. It is evocative in its approach to the fading genre of the iconic anthropology/sociology classics of the yesteryear.Ultimately, it is a critique of the ruling ethos of our times: Eurocentrism - i.e., selfish and acquisitive materialism, of which the contemporary USA is the trend-setter and the unchallenged gold standard. DR. RAJANI KANTH has an MA in Social Anthropology from the Delhi School of Economics, India, and a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research, New York, USA. After serving as Economic Advisor to the UN in New York, he taught as University Professor, and is currently based at Harvard University.

Dogmas of Superficiality (Book chapter)

Book title: Chinese Historical Thinking

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ISBN: 9783847104971 Year: Pages: 19 DOI: 10.14220/9783737004978 Language: English
Publisher: National Taiwan University Press, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht V&R Unipress Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 615574
Subject: History
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The article critically analyzes the characterization of Asian traditions as&#xD;'humanism' as presented in the writings by three Chinese historians.

Chinese Historical Thinking

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ISBN: 9789863501145 9783847004974 9783737004978 9783847104971 Year: DOI: 10.14220/9783737004978 Language: English
Publisher: National Taiwan University Press, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht V&R Unipress Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 615574
Subject: History
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The book presents Chinese historical thinking about four articles by addressing its ancient origin and its development to modernity.

Escrever para não morrer: retórica da imortalidade no epistolário de Damião de Góis

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Book Series: Humanitas Supplementum ISSN: 21828814 ISBN: 9789892615295 Year: Pages: 260 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1530-1 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: History
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The book deals with the epistolary of Damião de Góis from the perspective of the rhetorical constitution of his public prestige and the representation of his auctoritas, evaluating the dimension of the social relations that he established from his stay in Flanders in the service of the crown until his return to Portugal, around two decades later (1525-1545). During this period, we investigate how he could have developed the technical aspects of his epistolary writing, as well as its uses in the interaction with important dignitaries and men of letters of his time. It is demonstrated that his public image varied according to the specific circumstances in which he acted. Representing himself as the obsequious interpreter of the overseas deeds of his kingdom, the persuasive diplomat ready to interfere in the literary and religious quarrels of the time, and as the expert capable of presenting himself as a scholar worthy of imitation and future emulation, Góis sought to intertwine the praise of the crown to the recognition of his own prestige, hoping thereby to tie his destiny to the immortality then providentially associated with the Portuguese kingdom.

Mostras de Sentido no Fluir do Tempo

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Book Series: Outros Títulos ISBN: 9789892616827 Year: Pages: 540 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1683-4 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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This volume brings together a series of articles on the Classical Tradition, Humanism and the Renaissance that stand for the scientific work developed by the author throughout her activity as a researcher and Full Professor of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra. This edition was organized on the occasion of the end of her teaching career, and is divided into two major themes – Theatre, and History of Ideas. Each article follows the bibliographical references of the publication in which it was previously edited.

Laïcité et humanisme

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Book Series: Philosophica ISBN: 9782760321892 9782760322035 Year: Pages: 150 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_569510 Language: French
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press / Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa
Subject: Religion --- Philosophy
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Secularism, Humanism, Québec, tolerance

Nabokov

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ISBN: 9781501707223 Year: Pages: 264 Language: English
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Vladimir Nabokov described the literature course he taught at Cornell as ""a kind of detective investigation of the mystery of literary structures."" Leona Toker here pursues a similar investigation of the enigmatic structures of Nabokov's own fiction. According to Toker, most previous critics stressed either Nabokov’s concern with form or the humanistic side of his works, but rarely if ever the two together. In sensitive and revealing readings of ten novels, Toker demonstrates that the need to reconcile the human element with aesthetic or metaphysical pursuits is a constant theme of Nabokov’s and that the tension between technique and content is itself a key to his fiction. Written with verve and precision, Toker’s book begins with Pnin and follows the circular pattern that is one of her subject’s own favored devices.

Hellenostephanos. Humanist Greek in Early Modern Europe

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ISBN: 9789949777587 9789949778232 Year: Pages: 472 Language: English|German|French
Publisher: University of Tartu Press
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures --- Arts in general
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The rebirth of Ancient Greek in Europe was promoted by Humanist education and ideas to such an extent that we can consider the Greek language as a formative element of Humanist culture. Next to Latin, the default common language, a Humanist has to know and use Greek, because he is not, cannot and will not be a barbarian: barbaros ou pelomai, as Julius Caesar Scaliger claimed in his verses in 1600. Wreaths (stephanoi) have been the symbols of the cult of Muses from ancient times. After the love for Greek Muses had been revived by Renaissance Humanist poets and scholars, it has remained with us both in poetic activity and in scholarship. The Hellenostephanos volume presents a collection of papers by scholars who study Humanist Greek, aspiring towards another revival of Hellenism, and trying to avoid being barbarians. The volume includes papers by Christian Gastgeber, Gita Bērziņa, Janika Päll, Charalampos Minaoglou, Erkki Sironen, Kaspar Kolk, Tua Korhonen, Johanna Akujärvi, Bartosz Awianowicz, Jean-Marie Flamand, Walther Ludwig, Alessandra Lukinovich, Martin Steinrück, Tomas Veteikis, Grigory Vorobyev, Vlado Rezar, Pieta van Beek, and Antoine Haaker.

Legado clássico no Renascimento e sua receção: contributos para a renovação do espaço cultural europeu

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Book Series: Humanitas Supplementum ISSN: 21828814 ISBN: 9789892612928 Year: Pages: 478 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1293-5 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: History
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This volume brings together a set of articles that aim to show how the texts written by European authors, strongly influenced by classical tradition, contributed to the definition and treatment of values and perspectives within a polyhedric cultural space across several centuries.

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Renaissance --- Humanism --- literature --- culture --- grammar --- science --- Europe --- reception

Inhuman Nature

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ISBN: 9780692299302 Year: Pages: 166 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0078.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Philosophy
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Gathering into lively conversation scholars in medieval, early modern and object studies, Inhuman Nature explores the activity of the things, forces, and relations that enable, sustain and operate indifferently to us. Enamored by fictions of environmental sovereignty, we too often imagine “human” to be a solitary category of being. This collection of essays maps the heterogeneous and asymmetrical ecologies within which we are enmeshed, a material world that makes the human possible but also offers difficulties and resistance. Among the topics explored are the futurity that inheres in storms and wrecks, wood that resists its burning or offers art and dwelling, hymns that implant themselves like viruses, the ontology of everyday objects, the seep and flow of substance, the resistant nature of matter, the dependence of community upon making things public, and the interstices at which nature and culture become inseparable. Tinker as you will.

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