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              Hegel in A Wired Brain
                

              Hegel in A Wired Brain (Hardback)

              By Zizek, Slavoj

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              • Pub Date
                20 Aug 20

              'I am a good Hegelian. If you have a good theory, forget about the reality.' So writes Slavoj Zizek one of G.W. F. Hegel's most enduring fans and critics. It would be difficult to exaggerate the impact of Hegel on contemporary thought but he's a notoriously dense and difficult th...inker. What was he really saying and is it in any way relevant to how we live today? To mark the 250th anniversary of Hegel's birth, Slavoj Zizek gives us a series of radical new readings of key passages of Hegel to throw a new light on today's problems, from quantum physics to the rise of populist politics, contemporary philosophy to film, TV and sci fi literature. With characteristic verve and energy, Zizek explains why, exactly, Hegel still matters in a post-Hegelian universe and why he's much more fun than anyone gives him credit for.
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              ISBN 9781350124417
              Released NZ 20 Aug 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Women, Gender and Identity in Third Intermediate Period Egypt: The Theban Case Study
               

              Women, Gender and Identity in Third Intermediate Period Egypt: The Theban Case Study (Paperback)

              By Li, Jeanette

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                20 Dec 19

              Women, Gender and Identity in Third Intermediate Period Egypt clarifies the role of women in Egyptian society during the first millennium BCE, allowing for more nuanced discussions of women in the Third Intermediate Period. It is an intensive study of a corpus that is both geogra...phically and temporally localized around the city of Thebes, which was the cultural and religious centre of Egypt during this period and home to a major national necropolis. Unlike past studies which have relied heavily on literary evidence, Li presents a refreshing material culture-based analysis of identity construction in elite female burial practices. This close examination of the archaeology of women's burial presents an opportunity to investigate the social, professional and individual identities of women beyond the normative portrayals of the subordinate wife, mother and daughter. Taking a methodological and material culture-based approach which adds new dimensions to scholarly and popular understandings of ancient Egyptian women, this fascinating and important study will aid scholars of Egyptian history and archaeology, and anyone with an interest in women and gender in the ancient world.
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              ISBN 9780367876371
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Series Routledge Studies in Egyptology
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              Wollstonecraft's Ghost: The Fate of the Female Philosopher in the Romantic Period
               

              Wollstonecraft's Ghost: The Fate of the Female Philosopher in the Romantic Period (Paperback)

              By McInnes, Andrew

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                20 Dec 19

              Focusing on the ways in which women writers from across the political spectrum engage with and adapt Wollstonecraft's political philosophy in order to advocate feminist reform, Andrew McInnes explores the aftermath of Wollstonecraft's death, the controversial publication of Willi...am Godwin's memoir of his wife, and Wollstonecraft's reception in the early nineteenth century. McInnes positions Wollstonecraft within the context of the eighteenth-century female philosopher figure as a literary archetype used in plays, poetry, polemic and especially novels, to represent the thinking woman and address anxieties about political, religious, and sexual heterodoxy. He provides detailed analyses of the ways in which women writers such as Mary Hays, Elizabeth Hamilton, Amelia Opie, and Maria Edgeworth negotiate Wollstonecraft's reputation as personal, political, and sexual pariah to reformulate her radical politics for a post-revolutionary Britain in urgent need of reform. Frances Burney's The Wanderer and Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, McInnes suggests, work as state-of-the-nation novels, drawing on Wollstonecraft's ideas to explore a changing England. McInnes concludes with an examination of Mary Shelley's engagement with her mother throughout her career as a novelist, arguing that Shelley gradually overcomes her anxiety over her mother's stature to address Wollstonecraft's ideas with increasing confidence.
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              ISBN 9780367890179
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
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              Wollheim, Wittgenstein, and Pictorial Representation: Seeing-as and Seeing-in
               

              Wollheim, Wittgenstein, and Pictorial Representation: Seeing-as and Seeing-in (Paperback)

              Edited by Kemp, Gary; Mras, Gabriele M.

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              • Pub Date
                20 Dec 19

              Pictorial representation is one of the core questions in aesthetics and philosophy of art. What is a picture? How do pictures represent things? This collection of specially commissioned chapters examines the influential thesis that the core of pictorial representation is not rese...mblance but 'seeing-in', in particular as found in the work of Richard Wollheim. We can see a passing cloud as a rabbit, but we also see a rabbit in the clouds. 'Seeing-in' is an imaginative act of the kind employed by Leonardo's pupils when he told them to see what they could - for example, battle scenes - in a wall of cracked plaster. This collection examines the idea of 'seeing-in' as it appears primarily in the work of Wollheim but also its origins in the work of Wittgenstein. An international roster of contributors examine topics such as the contrast between seeing-in and seeing-as; whether or in what sense Wollheim can be thought of as borrowing from Wittgenstein; the idea that all perception is conceptual or propositional; the metaphor of figure and ground and its relation to the notion of 'two-foldedness'; the importance in art of emotion and the imagination. Wollheim, Wittgenstein and Pictorial Representation: Seeing-as and Seeing-in is essential reading for students and scholars of aesthetics and philosophy of art, and also of interest to those in related subjects such as philosophy of mind and art theory.
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              ISBN 9780367876470
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
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              Windows on Justice in Northern Iberia, 800-1000
               

              Windows on Justice in Northern Iberia, 800-1000 (Paperback)

              By Davies, Wendy

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              • Pub Date
                20 Dec 19

              Although it has a rich historiography, and from the late ninth century is rich in textual evidence, northern Iberia has barely featured in the great debates of early medieval European history of recent generations. Lying beyond the Frankish world, in a peninsula more than half co...ntrolled by Muslims, Spanish and Portuguese experience has seemed irrelevant to the Carolingian Empire and the political fragmentation (or realignment) that followed it. But Spain and Portugal shared the late Roman heritage which influenced much of western Europe in the early middle ages and by the tenth century records and practice in the Christian north still shared features with parts farther east. What is interesting, in the wider European context, is that some of the so-called characteristics of the Carolingian world - the public court, collective judgment - are as characteristic of the Iberian world. The suggestion that they disappeared in the Frankish world, to be replaced by 'private' mechanisms, has played a major role in debates about the changing nature of power in the central middle ages: what happened in judicial courts has been central to the grand narratives of Duby and successive historians, for they are a powerful lens into the very real issues of politics and power. Looking at the practice of judicial courts in Europe west of Frankia allows us to think again about the nature of the public; identifying all the records of that practice allows us to adjust the balance between monastic and lay activity. What these show is that peasants, like other lay people, used the courts to seek redress and gain advantages. Records were not entirely framed nor practice entirely dominated by ecclesiastical interests.
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              ISBN 9780367882327
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
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              When Ideas Fail: Economic Thought, the Failure of Transition and the Rise of Institutional Instability in Post-Soviet Russia
               

              When Ideas Fail: Economic Thought, the Failure of Transition and the Rise of Institutional Instability in Post-Soviet Russia (Paperback)

              By Zweynert, Joachim

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                20 Dec 19

              In the history of Russian economic ideas, a peculiar mix of anthropocentrism and holism provided fertile breeding ground for patterns of thought that were in potential conflict with the market. These patterns, did not render the emergence of capitalism in Russia impossible. But t...hey entailed a deep intellectual division between adherents and opponents of Russia's capitalist transformation that made Russia's social evolution unstable and vulnerable to external shocks. This study offers an ideational explanation of Russia's relative failure to establish a functioning market economy and thus sets up a new and original perspective for discussion. In post-Soviet Russia, a clash between imported foreground ideas and deep domestic background ideas has led to an ideational division among the elite of the country. Within economic science, this led to the emergence of two thought collectives, (in the sense of Ludvik Fleck), with entirely different understandings of social reality. This ideational division translated into incoherent policy measures, the emergence of institutional hybrids and thus, all in all, into institutional instability. Empirically, the book is based on a systematic, qualitative analysis of the writings of Soviet/Russian economists between 1987 and 2012. This groundbreaking book makes an important contribution to Central Eastern and Eastern European area studies and to the current debate on ideas and institutions in the social sciences.
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              ISBN 9780367891121
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
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              The Logical Foundations of Scientific Theories: Languages, Structures, and Models
               

              The Logical Foundations of Scientific Theories: Languages, Structures, and Models (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Krause, Decio; Arenhart, Jonas R. B.

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                20 Dec 19

              This book addresses the logical aspects of the foundations of scientific theories. Even though the relevance of formal methods in the study of scientific theories is now widely recognized and regaining prominence, the issues covered here are still not generally discussed in philo...sophy of science. The authors focus mainly on the role played by the underlying formal apparatuses employed in the construction of the models of scientific theories, relating the discussion with the so-called semantic approach to scientific theories. The book describes the role played by this metamathematical framework in three main aspects: considerations of formal languages employed to axiomatize scientific theories, the role of the axiomatic method itself, and the way set-theoretical structures, which play the role of the models of theories, are developed. The authors also discuss the differences and philosophical relevance of the two basic ways of aximoatizing a scientific theory, namely Patrick Suppes' set theoretical predicates and the da Costa and Chuaqui approach. This book engages with important discussions of the nature of scientific theories and will be a useful resource for researchers and upper-level students working in philosophy of science.
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              ISBN 9780367889685
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Series Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Mathematics and Physics
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              The Holy Spirit and the Church: Ecumenical Reflections with a Pastoral Perspective
               

              The Holy Spirit and the Church: Ecumenical Reflections with a Pastoral Perspective (Paperback)

              Edited by Hughson, Rev. Thomas, S. J.

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                20 Dec 19

              Advancing strong, scholarly discussion on the Holy Spirit and the church in the context of the ecumenical movement, six theologians in five different churches offer new theological and pastoral insights into the work of the Holy Spirit in the churches of Christianity, in ecumenis...m, and in witness. With The Church: Towards a Common Vision (World Council of Churches) document serving as a common point of reference, a pastoral perspective is distinctive throughout. Relating theology to non-theological knowledge of the contemporary cultural context, as well as application to pastoral practice, this book draws from, and is applicable to, clergy formation, preaching, lay discipleship, church-world relations, social mission, congregational life, grass-roots ecumenical cooperation, and witness to Christ and the gospel by racial minorities.
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              ISBN 9780367880637
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Textual and Visual Representations of Power and Justice in Medieval France: Manuscripts and Early Printed Books
               

              Textual and Visual Representations of Power and Justice in Medieval France: Manuscripts and Early Printed Books (Paperback)

              Edited by Brown-Grant, Rosalind; Hedeman, Anne D.; Ribemont, Bernard

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                20 Dec 19

              Thoroughly interdisciplinary in approach, this volume examines how concepts such as the exercising of power, the distribution of justice, and transgression against the law were treated in both textual and pictorial terms in works produced and circulated in medieval French manuscr...ipts and early printed books. Analysing texts ranging from romances, political allegories, chivalric biographies, and catalogues of famous men and women, through saints' lives, mystery plays and Books of Hours, to works of Roman, canon and customary law, these studies offer new insights into the diverse ways in which the language and imagery of politics and justice permeated French culture, particularly in the later Middle Ages. Organized around three closely related themes - the prince as a just ruler, the figure of the judge, and the role of the queen in relation to matters of justice - the issues addressed in these studies, such as what constitutes a just war, what treatment should be meted out to prisoners, what personal qualities are needed for the role of lawgiver, and what limits are placed on women's participation in judicial processes, are ones that are still the subject of debate today. What the contributors show above all is the degree of political engagement on the part of writers and artists responsible for cultural production in this period. With their textual strategies of exemplification, allegorization, and satirical deprecation, and their visual strategies of hierarchical ordering, spatial organization and symbolic allusion, these figures aimed to show that the pen and paintbrush could aspire to being as mighty as the sword wielded by Lady Justice herself.
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              ISBN 9780367887704
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
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              Young People and Church Since 1900: Engagement and Exclusion
               

              Young People and Church Since 1900: Engagement and Exclusion (Paperback)

              By Thompson, Naomi

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              • Pub Date
                20 Dec 19

              When the Sunday School pioneers saw a need in their communities in the late eighteenth century, their response provoked a 200 year movement. These early Sunday Schools met a clear social need: that for basic education. By the 1960s, they faced rapid decline - a rigid institution ...amidst societal change. Over recent decades, Christian youth work has emerged as a response to further youth decline within churches. Many youth workers engage with young people's self-perceived needs by delivering open-access youth provision in their local communities alongside more specifically Christian activities. Tensions emerge over whether the youth worker's role is to serve community or church needs, with churches often emphasising the desire to see young people in services. Drawing together historical and contemporary research, Young People and Church Since 1900 identifies patterns and change in young people's engagement with organised Christianity across time. Through this, it provides a unique analysis of the engagement and exclusion of young people in three key time periods, 1900-1910, 1955-1972, and the present day. Whilst much commentary on religious decline has focused on changes external to churches, this text draws out the internal decisions and processes that have affected the longevity of Christianity in England. This book will be of interest to researchers and scholars of young people and Christianity in the twentieth century and today, as well as youth ministry students and practitioners and those interested in youth decline in churches more widely.
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              ISBN 9780367884420
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Series AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Series
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