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              After Virgil: The Poetry, Politics and Perversion of Roman Epic

              After Virgil: The Poetry, Politics and Perversion of Roman Epic (Hardback)

              By Cowan, Robert

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              What is epic? Is it all kings and battles with no women? Is it about glorifying and validating the victors? With subject matter drawn from myth and history - from Hannibal to Caesar, Oedipus to Medea, this book contains poems that explore issues of gender, the relationship betwee...n gods and mortals, tyranny, and civil war.
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              ISBN 9781904675617
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2009
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Greece and Rome Live
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              Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide

              Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide (Hardback, 5th New edition)

              By Bowell, Tracy; Cowan, Robert; Kemp, Gary

              • RRP: $259.00
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              We are frequently confronted with arguments. Arguments are attempts to persuade us - to influence our beliefs and actions - by giving us reasons to believe this or that. Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide will equip students with the concepts and techniques used in the identifica...tion, analysis and assessment of arguments whatever the subject-matter or context. Through precise and accessible discussion, this book provides the tools to become a successful critical thinker, one who can act and believe in accordance with good reasons, and who can articulate and make explicit those reasons. Key topics discussed include: Core concepts in argumentation How language can serve to obscure or conceal the real content of arguments; how to distinguish argumentation from rhetoric How to avoid common confusions surrounding words such as `truth', `knowledge' and `opinion' How to identify and evaluate the most common types of argument How to distinguish good reasoning from bad in terms of deductive validity and induction. This fifth edition has been revised and extensively updated throughout, including a significantly expanded range of `complete examples', the introduction of Venn diagrams, and the discussion of fake news and related phenomena arising in the contemporary scene. The dynamic Routledge Critical Thinking companion website provides thoroughly updated resources for both instructors and students, including new examples and case studies, flashcards, sample questions, practice questions and answers, student activities and a testbank of questions for use in the classroom. Visit www.routledge.com/cw/bowell.
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              ISBN 9780815371427
              Released NZ 12 Sep 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Keeler Migraine Method: A Groundbreaking, Individualized Program from the Renowned Headache Treatment Clinic
               

              Keeler Migraine Method: A Groundbreaking, Individualized Program from the Renowned Headache Treatment Clinic (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cowan, Robert

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              The Keeler Migraine Method, based on the work at the Keeler Center for the Study of Headache, helps migraine sufferers identify their own headache triggers, allowing them to create an individualized formula for dramatically decreasing the frequency and severity of these attacks.

              ISBN 9781583333228
              Released NZ 17 Dec 2008
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Evaluative Perception

              Evaluative Perception (Hardback)

              Edited by Bergqvist, Anna; Cowan, Robert

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              Evaluation is ubiquitous. This volume brings together philosophers to investigate whether there is a distinctive kind of perception that is evaluative. If so, what role does it play in evaluative knowledge, and what does its existence tell us about the nature of value?

              ISBN 9780198786054
              Released NZ 28 Jun 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Mind Association Occasional Series
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              Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide
               

              Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide (Paperback, 5th New edition)

              By Bowell, Tracy; Cowan, Robert; Kemp, Gary

              • RRP: $70.99
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              We are frequently confronted with arguments. Arguments are attempts to persuade us - to influence our beliefs and actions - by giving us reasons to believe this or that. Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide will equip students with the concepts and techniques used in the identifica...tion, analysis and assessment of arguments whatever the subject-matter or context. Through precise and accessible discussion, this book provides the tools to become a successful critical thinker, one who can act and believe in accordance with good reasons, and who can articulate and make explicit those reasons. Key topics discussed include: Core concepts in argumentation How language can serve to obscure or conceal the real content of arguments; how to distinguish argumentation from rhetoric How to avoid common confusions surrounding words such as `truth', `knowledge' and `opinion' How to identify and evaluate the most common types of argument How to distinguish good reasoning from bad in terms of deductive validity and induction. This fifth edition has been revised and extensively updated throughout, including a significantly expanded range of `complete examples', the introduction of Venn diagrams, and the discussion of fake news and related phenomena arising in the contemporary scene. The dynamic Routledge Critical Thinking companion website provides thoroughly updated resources for both instructors and students, including new examples and case studies, flashcards, sample questions, practice questions and answers, student activities and a testbank of questions for use in the classroom. Visit www.routledge.com/cw/bowell.
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              ISBN 9780815371434
              Released NZ 22 Sep 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              After Virgil: The Poetry, Politics and Perversion of Roman Epic

              After Virgil: The Poetry, Politics and Perversion of Roman Epic (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cowan, Robert

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              What is epic? Is it all kings and battles with no women? Is it about glorifying and validating the victors? With subject matter drawn from myth and history - from Hannibal to Caesar, Oedipus to Medea, this book contains poems that explore issues of gender, the relationship betwee...n gods and mortals, tyranny and civil war.
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              ISBN 9781904675624
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2013
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Greece and Rome Live
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              Statius: Achilleid

              Statius: Achilleid (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Dilke, O. A. W.; Introduction by Cowan, Robert

              • RRP: $102.00
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              Statius' 'Achilleid' is perhaps the most remarkable of all Latin epic poems. Its project - to tell the whole life of Achilles - was cut short by the poet's untimely death. In relating this story, Statius explores the nature of gender and the limits of the epic genre, while playfu...lly positioning himself in the epic - and wider - poetic tradition.
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              ISBN 9781904675112
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2006
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Bristol Phoenix Press Classic Editions
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              Teaching Double Negatives: Disadvantage and Dissent at Community College
               

              Teaching Double Negatives: Disadvantage and Dissent at Community College (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Cowan, Robert

              • RRP: $116.99
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              Teaching Double Negatives: Disadvantage and Dissent at Community College is an insightful collection that problematizes the assumptions of instructors and powerfully engages the intersectionality of students, appealing the readers across the educational spectrum.

              ISBN 9781433155673
              Released NZ 31 May 2018
              Publisher Peter Lang
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Counterpoints
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              Close Apart
                

              Close Apart (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cowan, Robert

              • RRP: $55.99
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              Close Apart explores states between lovers and friends, parents and children, gangsters and Robert Cowans. Between Manhattan streets, Italian hilltowns, and Siberian forests. Between will, determinism, re-memory, re-death. Between fireplaces and hallways, expansion and condensati...on. Between us.
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              ISBN 9781732302501
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2018
              Publisher Paloma Press
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              Elsewhen: pieces
                

              Elsewhen: pieces (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cowan, Robert

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              At the heart of Rob Cowan's hybrid new book Elsewhen is the void, which functions--in the deadpan tongue-in-cheek tone that animates this collection--as a kind of simultaneous self portrait and ars poetica. Cowan's meditations arise out of an almost jovial irony and despair as th...e speaker in these poems leaps between raunch and high abstraction, sampling logos, allegory, politics, wordplay, philosophy, and history. These poems destabilize convention as they carry us down unexpected detours, from the Belt Parkway to a collection of bardos and other liminal states. --Catherine Barnett Robert Cowan's collection Elsewhen is a delight of culture, sharpness and emotions. A patchwork of scenes, places and peoples, a transparency of history and histories, Elsewhen is a refreshing and necessary read, bathed in the warm light of a long-awaited humanistic sunrise. --S bastien Doubinsky If the poetry of wit were ever to make a comeback in our age of winsome elegy and compulsory subversion, Robert Cowan would be its maestro. Not here the sex and flowers sopping up the poetic page or the something kinda bad happened to me once that earned James Tate's contempt. Cowan steps up in his second collection with poems that are fresh and wide-ranging, ever-attentive to the world around him and executed in a quick-stepping idiom he owns. Here you will find poems that vibrate with spot-on observation and natural sophistication that pay readers the compliment of recognizing their own acuity and amplifying their imaginations. --David Rigsbee
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              ISBN 9781732302563
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2019
              Publisher Paloma Press
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