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              Books by Steven Rendall

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              On Borrowed Time: (1 Volume Set): The Art and Economy of Living with Deadlines
                

              On Borrowed Time: (1 Volume Set): The Art and Economy of Living with Deadlines (Paperback, [Large Print])

              By Rendall, Steven; Weinrich, Harald

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              Life is short. This indisputable fact of existence has driven human ingenuity since antiquity, whether through efforts to lengthen our lives with medicine or shorten the amount of time we spend on work using technology. Alongside this struggle to manage the pressure of life's ult...imate deadline, human perception of the passage and effects of time has also changed. In On Borrowed Time, Harald Weinrich examines an extraordinary range of materials - from Hippocrates to Run Lola Run - to put forth a new conception of time and its limits that, unlike older models, is firmly grounded in human experience. Weinrich's analysis of the roots of the word time connects it to the temples of the skull, demonstrating that humans first experienced time in the beating of their pulses. Tracing this corporeal perception of time across literary, religious, and philosophical works, Weinrich concludes that time functions as a kind of sixth sense - the crucial sense that enables the other five. Written with Weinrich's customary narrative elegance, On Borrowed Time is an absorbing - and, fittingly, succinct - meditation on life's inexorable brevity.
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              ISBN 9781459627499
              Released NZ 23 Aug 2011
              Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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              A Berlin Republic: Writings on Germany

              A Berlin Republic: Writings on Germany (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Habermas, Jurgen; Translated by Rendall, Steven; Introduction by Hobendahl, Peter Uwe

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              Bringing together writings on united Germany, this volume addresses the consequences of German history, the challenges and perils of the post-Wall era, and Germany's place in contemporary Europe. The author argues that 1945 - not 1989 - was the crucial turning point in German his...tory.
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              ISBN 9780745620459
              Released NZ 21 Dec 1997
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Red Empires: A Tale of Love Divided

              The Red Empires: A Tale of Love Divided (Hardback, New title)

              By Lescot, Patrick; Translated by Rendall, Steven

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              The true love story of Li Lisan, first Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, his Russian wife and their fight against two totalitarian regimes.

              ISBN 9780470090299
              Released NZ 5 Mar 2004
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Reason and Rationality

              Reason and Rationality (Hardback)

              By Elster, Jon; Translated by Rendall, Steven

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              Seeks to bridge the gap between philosophers who use the idea of reason to assess human behavior from a normative point of view and social scientists who use the idea of rationality to explain behavior. This book proposes a unified conceptual framework for the study of behavior.

              ISBN 9780691139005
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2008
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Distinguo: Reading Montaigne Differently
               

              Distinguo: Reading Montaigne Differently (Hardback)

              By Rendall, Steven

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              Through a series of readings of selected passages, this book explores the role of contradiction and incoherence in Montaigne's Essais . The author argues that such internal differences are essential to a practice of writing that both defines and challenges the ideology of unity.

              ISBN 9780198151807
              Released NZ 16 Apr 1992
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              A Short History of German Philosophy
               

              A Short History of German Philosophy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hosle, Vittorio; Translated by Rendall, Steven

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              In an accessible narrative that explains complex ideas in clear language, Vittorio Hoesle traces the evolution of German philosophy and describes its central influence on other aspects of German culture, including literature, politics, and science, from the Middle Ages to today. ...A Short History of German Philosophy addresses the philosophical changes brought about by Luther's Reformation, and then presents a detailed account of German philosophy from Leibniz to Kant; the rise of a new form of humanities; and the German Idealists. The following chapters investigate the collapse of the German synthesis in Schopenhauer, Marx, and Nietzsche. Turning to the twentieth century, the book explores the rise of analytical philosophy; the foundation of the historical sciences; Husserl's phenomenology and its radical alteration by Heidegger; the Nazi philosophers Gehlen and Schmitt; and the main West German philosophers after 1945. Arguing that there was a distinctive German philosophical tradition from the mid-eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, the book closes by examining why that tradition largely ended in the recent past. A philosophical history remarkable for its scope, brevity, and lucidity, this is an invaluable book for students of philosophy and anyone interested in German intellectual and cultural history.
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              ISBN 9780691183121
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Disturbance: Surviving Charlie Hebdo
               

              Disturbance: Surviving Charlie Hebdo (Hardback)

              By Lancon, Philippe; Translated by Rendall, Steven

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              The author was gravely wounded in the 2015 terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo. This work is an honest, intimate account of a man seeking to put his life back together after it has been torn apart.

              ISBN 9781609455569
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2019
              Publisher Europa Editions
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              A Short History of German Philosophy
               

              A Short History of German Philosophy (Hardback)

              By Hosle, Vittorio; Translated by Rendall, Steven

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              Originally published as Eine kurze Geschichte der deutschen Philosophie by Vittorio Hosle (c) Verlag C.H.Beck oHG, Munchen 2013.

              ISBN 9780691167190
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2016
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Perpetual Euphoria: On the Duty to Be Happy
               

              Perpetual Euphoria: On the Duty to Be Happy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bruckner, Pascal; Translated by Rendall, Steven

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              Happiness today is not just a possibility or an option but a requirement and a duty. To fail to be happy is to fail utterly. Happiness has become a religion--one whose smiley-faced god looks down in rebuke upon everyone who hasn't yet attained the blessed state of perpetual eupho...ria. How has a liberating principle of the Enlightenment--the right to pursue happiness--become the unavoidable and burdensome responsibility to be happy? How did we become unhappy about not being happy--and what might we do to escape this predicament? In Perpetual Euphoria, Pascal Bruckner takes up these questions with all his unconventional wit, force, and brilliance, arguing that we might be happier if we simply abandoned our mad pursuit of happiness. Gripped by the twin illusions that we are responsible for being happy or unhappy and that happiness can be produced by effort, many of us are now martyring ourselves--sacrificing our time, fortunes, health, and peace of mind--in the hope of entering an earthly paradise. Much better, Bruckner argues, would be to accept that happiness is an unbidden and fragile gift that arrives only by grace and luck. A stimulating and entertaining meditation on the unhappiness at the heart of the modern cult of happiness, Perpetual Euphoria is a book for everyone who has ever bristled at the command to be happy.
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              ISBN 9780691204031
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy: Institutions, Markets, and Growth in the City-States
               

              The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy: Institutions, Markets, and Growth in the City-States (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bresson, Alain; Translated by Rendall, Steven

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              This comprehensive introduction to the ancient Greek economy revolutionizes our understanding of the subject and its possibilities. Alain Bresson is one of the world's leading authorities in the field, and he is helping to redefine it. Here he combines a thorough knowledge of anc...ient sources with innovative new approaches grounded in recent economic historiography to provide a detailed picture of the Greek economy between the last century of the Archaic Age and the closing of the Hellenistic period. Focusing on the city-state, which he sees as the most important economic institution in the Greek world, Bresson addresses all of the city-states rather than only Athens. An expanded and updated English edition of an acclaimed work originally published in French, the book offers a groundbreaking new theoretical framework for studying the economy of ancient Greece; presents a masterful survey and analysis of the most important economic institutions, resources, and other factors; and addresses some major historiographical debates. Among the many topics covered are climate, demography, transportation, agricultural production, market institutions, money and credit, taxes, exchange, long-distance trade, and economic growth. The result is an unparalleled demonstration that, unlike just a generation ago, it is possible today to study the ancient Greek economy as an economy and not merely as a secondary aspect of social or political history. This is essential reading for students, historians of antiquity, and economic historians of all periods.
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              ISBN 9780691183411
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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