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Sophie's World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466804270
Pages: 544
Year: 2007-03-20
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One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.
Tibetan Peach Pie
Author: Tom Robbins
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062267426
Pages: 384
Year: 2014-05-27
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Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins delivers the long awaited tale of his wild life and times, both at home and around the globe. Tom Robbins’ warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels—including Still Life With Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume, and Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates—provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular imagination. Madcap but sincere, pulsating with strong social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have introduced countless readers to natural born hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty, and problematic redheads. In Tibetan Peach Pie, Robbins turns that unparalleled literary sensibility inward, stitching together stories of his unconventional life, from his Appalachian childhood to his globetrotting adventures —told in his unique voice that combines the sweet and sly, the spiritual and earthy. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins would become over the course of half a century a poet-interruptus, an air force weatherman, a radio dj, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist, and a counter-culture hero, leading a life as unlikely, magical, and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters. Robbins offers intimate snapshots of Appalachia during the Great Depression, the West Coast during the Sixties psychedelic revolution, international roving before homeland security monitored our travels, and New York publishing when it still relied on trees. Written with the big-hearted comedy and mesmerizing linguistic invention for which he is known, Tibetan Peach Pie is an invitation into the private world of a literary legend.
Author: Leo Lionni
Publisher: Dragonfly
ISBN: 030792999X
Pages: 40
Year: 2012
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Little Pezzettino's worry that he may be only a small piece of somebody else precipitates a journey of discovery.
Handbook on the Economics of Philanthropy, Reciprocity and Social Enterprise
Author: Stefano Zamagni, Luigino Bruni
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849804745
Pages: 488
Year: 2013-01-01
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The recent era of economic turbulence has generated a growing enthusiasm for an increase in new and original economic insights based around the concepts of reciprocity and social enterprise. This stimulating and thought-provoking Handbook not only encourages and supports this growth, but also emphasises and expands upon new topics and issues within the economics discourse. Original contributions from key international experts acknowledge and illustrate that markets and firms can be civilizing forces when and if they are understood as expressions of cooperation and civil virtues. They provide an illuminating discourse on a wide range of topics including reciprocity, gifts and the civil economy, which are especially relevant in times of crisis for financial capitalism. The Handbook questions the current phase of the market economy that arises from a state of anthropological pessimism. Such anthropological cynicism is one of the foundations of the contemporary economic system that is challenged by the contributors. This highly original and interdisciplinary Handbook will provide a fascinating read for academics, researchers and students across a wide range of fields including economics, public sector economics, public policy and social policy.
Bella Mia
Author: Donatella Di Pietrantonio
ISBN: 0993238025
Pages: 192
Year: 2016-11-23
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The Herald of Coming Good
Author: G. Gurdjieff
Publisher: Book Studio
ISBN: 0955909023
Pages: 89
Year: 2008-06-01
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First printed on 26 August 1933 by La Société Anonyme des Editions de l'Ouest, this is the 75th anniversary edition, a reprint of the first edition. This edition has been digitally retypeset and is not a facsimile.

Il Raccoglitore, ossia Archivj di viaggi, di filosofia [&c.] (compilato per D. Bertolotti).
Author: Rivista europea
Year: 1822
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La grande domanda
Author: Alister McGrath
Publisher: Bollati Boringhieri
ISBN: 883397460X
Pages: 259
Year: 2016-03-03T00:00:00+01:00
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In che rapporto si trovano tra loro Dio e la scienza? A mano a mano che le conoscenze scientifiche sono progredite, abbiamo imparato sempre più cose sul mondo, e non sembra che questo processo accenni ad attenuarsi: la scienza, semmai, rivela di essere una disciplina sempre più potente. Dunque si pone la domanda: i suoi indubbi successi hanno definitivamente relegato la religione e la fede nel dimenticatoio della storia? Proprio questo sostiene una saggistica agguerrita, molto popolare ai giorni nostri. Richard Dawkins, uno dei più letti esponenti di questo neo-ateismo, la pensa esattamente così: non abbiamo più alcun bisogno del pensiero religioso, perché quello scientifico lo ha reso obsoleto e inutile. È vero d’altra parte che in campo religioso si assiste spesso a un arroccamento altrettanto dogmatico, diametralmente opposto. Peccato, perché due visioni del mondo così grandiose come quella scientifica e quella religiosa, entrambe con una storia antica, profonda e diversificata alle spalle, potrebbero invece convivere, traendo dal confronto reciproco vantaggio. Così la pensa Alister McGrath – il più acuto esponente di questa sottile «terza via» – che, forte sia della sua formazione scientifica sia dei suoi studi teologici, rivendica il suo (e nostro) diritto di far convivere, sia pure con criteri e intensità differenti, la fiducia nella scienza e l’incommensurabile forza della fede. In anni recenti si sono sviluppati argomenti nuovi, che costringono a rivedere radicalmente la relazione tra scienza e religione; nonostante ciò, spesso si continua a cedere alla vecchia narrazione dello scontro, presentando i due contesti disciplinari come estremi opposti del pensiero umano. E pur con tutto ciò, una cosa è chiara: noi semplicemente non possiamo fare a meno di parlare di scienza, di fede e di Dio.
The New Science of Giambattista Vico
Author: Giambattista Vico
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501702998
Pages: 496
Year: 2015-11-20
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A pioneering treatise that aroused great controversy when it was first published in 1725, Vico's New Science is acknowledged today to be one of the few works of authentic genius in the history of social theory. It represents the most ambitious attempt before Comte at comprehensive science of human society and the most profound analysis of the class struggle prior to Marx.
The Conduct of the Allies
Author: Jonathan Swift
Pages: 96
Year: 1711
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Foucault's Pendulum
Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547539681
Pages: 656
Year: 2007-03-05
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Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. This produces a map indicating the geographical point from which all the powers of the earth can be controlled—a point located in Paris, France, at Foucault’s Pendulum. But in a fateful turn the joke becomes all too real, and when occult groups, including Satanists, get wind of the Plan, they go so far as to kill one of the editors in their quest to gain control of the earth. Orchestrating these and other diverse characters into his multilayered semiotic adventure, Eco has created a superb cerebral entertainment.
Singular Reference: A Descriptivist Perspective
Author: Francesco Orilia
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048133122
Pages: 290
Year: 2009-12-01
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Singular reference is the relation that a singular term has to a corresponding individual. For example, "Obama" singularly refer to the current US president. Descriptivism holds that all singular terms refer by means of a concept associated to the term. The current trend is against this. This book explains in detail (mainly for newcomers) why anti-descriptivism became dominant in spite of its weaknesses and (for experts) how these weaknesses can be overcome by appropriately reviving descriptivism.
The Greatest Salesman in the World
Author: Og Mandino
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307780902
Pages: 128
Year: 2011-01-05
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What you are today is not important . . . for in this runaway bestseller you will learn how to change your life by applying the secrets you are about to discover in the ancient scrolls. “I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered into this world into defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny. I will persist until I succeed.” —From the ancient scroll marked III in The Greatest Salesman in the World Praise for The Greatest Salesman in the World “The Greatest Salesman in the World is one of the most inspiring, uplifting, and motivating books I have ever read. I can well understand why it has had such a splendid acceptance.”—Norman Vincent Peale “At last! A book on sales and salesmanship that can be read and enjoyed by veteran and recruit alike! I have just completed The Greatest Salesman in the World for the second time—it was too good for just one reading—and in all sincerity, I say that it is the most readable, most constructive and most useful instrument for the teaching of sales as a profession that I have ever read.”—F.W. Errigo, Manager, U. S. Sales Trainer at Parke, Davis & Company “I have read almost every book that has ever been written on salesmanship, but I think Og Mandino has captured all of them in The Greatest Salesman in the World. No one who follows these principles will ever fail as a salesman, and no one will ever be truly great without them; but, the author has done more than present the principles—he has woven them into the fabric of one of the most fascinating stories I have ever read.”—Paul J. Meyer, President of Success Motivation Institute, Inc. “Every sales manager should read The Greatest Salesman in the World. It is a book to keep at the bedside, or on the living room table—a book to dip into as needed, to browse in now and then, to enjoy in small stimulating portions. It is a book for the hours and for the years, a book to turn to over and over again, as to a friend, a book of moral, spiritual and ethical guidance, an unfailing source of comfort and inspiration.”—Lester J. Bradshaw, Jr., Former Dean, Dale Carnegie Institute of Effective Speaking & Human Relations “I was overwhelmed by The Greatest Salesman in the World. It is, without doubt, the greatest and the most touching story I have ever read. It is so good that there are two musts that I would attach to it: First, you must not lay it down until you have finished it; and secondly, every individual who sells anything, and that includes us all, must read it.”—Robert B. Hensley, President, Life Insurance Co. of Kentucky “Og Mandino provocatively prods your attention into fascination as he masterfully relates his story. The Greatest Salesman in the World is a book with emotional appeal for millions.”—Roy Garn, Executive Director, Emotional Appeal Institute “There are very few men who have the writing talent with which Og Mandino has been blessed. The thoughts contained in this book symbolize the importance of selling to the entire world’s existence.”—Sol Polk, President, Polk Bros., Inc.