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  1. Dialogue Concerning Natural Religion

    Donaldson, John; Jackson, Ian
    David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion is a philosophical classic that displays a powerful mastery of the critical thinking skills of reasoning and evaluation. Hume’s subject, the question of the existence and possible nature of God, was, and still is, a persistent topic of philosophical and theological debate. What makes Hume’s text a classic of reasoning, though, is less what he says, than how he says it. As he noted in his preface to the book, the question of ‘natural religion’ was unanswerable: so ‘obscure and uncertain’ that ‘human reason can reach no fixed determination with regard to it.’

  2. La France et la menace nazie : Renseignement et politique 1933-1939

    Jackson, Peter

  3. Control Mechanisms in Sino-German Joint Ventures: An Investigation on Boards of Directors, Top Management Compensation and Career Development

    Yang, Wei
    No abstract available.

  4. Victorian Narratives of the Recent Past: Memory, History, Fiction

    Kingstone, Helen

  5. When Informal Institutions Change: Institutional Reforms and Informal Practices in the Former Soviet Union

    Aliyev, Huseyn
    Huseyn Aliyev examines how, when, and under which conditions democratic institutional reforms affect informal institutions in hybrid regimes, or countries transitioning to democracy. He analyzes the impact of institutional changes on the use of informal practices and what happens when democratic reforms succeed. Does informality disappear, or do elites and populations continue relying on informal structures? When Informal Institutions Change engages with a growing body of literature on informal practices and institutions in political science, economics, sociology, and beyond. Aliyev proposes expanding the analysis of the impact of institutional reforms on informal institutions beyond disciplinary boundaries, and combines theoretical insights...

  6. How Socio-Cultural Codes Shaped Violent Mobilization and Pro-Insurgent Support in the Chechen Wars

    Souleimanov, Emil Aslan; Aliyev, Huseyn
    This book argues that the existing scholarship on asymmetric conflict has so far failed to take into account the role of socio-cultural disparities among belligerents. In order to remedy this deficiency, this study conceptualizes socio-cultural asymmetry under the term of asymmetry of values. It proposes that socio-cultural values which are based upon the codes of retaliation, silence, and hospitality – values which are intrinsic to honor cultures, yet absent from modern institutionalized cultures – may significantly affect violent mobilization and pro-insurgent support in that they facilitate recruitment into and support for insurgent groups, while denying such support to incumbent forces....

  7. Law and the Political Economy of World Hunger

    Chadwick, Anna

  8. Methodological Investigations in Agent-Based Modelling: With Applications for the Social Sciences

    Silverman, Eric

  9. Methodological Investigations in Agent-Based Modelling: With Applications for the Social Sciences

    Silverman, Eric

  10. Musical Creativity Revisited: Educational Foundations, Practice and Research

    Odena, Oscar
    How is creativity understood and facilitated across music education settings? What is the power of creativity in enhancing individual and group learning? How is musical creativity used as a tool for cross-community integration? How can we research the interactions of those engaged in musical activities aimed at creative development? These are just some of the questions addressed in this fascinating new monograph. Musical Creativity Revisited is an authoritative volume of insights from theory, practice-based research and methodological analyses. Its chapters celebrate the diversity of the many different ways in which young and adult learners develop musical creativity. Following on from...

  11. Emperors and Usurpers in the Later Roman Empire: Civil War, Panegyric, and the Construction of Legitimacy

    Omissi, Adrastos
    This book is the first history of civil war in the later Roman Empire to be written in English. It advances the thesis that civil war was endemic to the later Empire (3rd-5th centuries AD) and explores the way in which successive imperial dynasties – many of whose founding members had themselves usurped power – attempted to legitimate themselves and counter the threat of almost perpetual internal challenge to their rule. The work takes as its operating principle that history is written by the victors, and seeks to employ panegyric as a tool to understand the processes that, according to...

  12. How to Act

    Eatough, Graham
    Internationally renowned theatre director Anthony Nicholl has travelled the globe on a life-long quest to discover the true essence of theatre. Today, he gives a masterclass, demonstrating first-hand the methods he cultivated in Africa and throughout the world. Promise, an aspiring actress, has been hand-picked to participate. What unfolds between them forces Nicholl to question all of his assumptions about his life and art. How to Act explores the contemporary realities of personal, cultural and economic exploitation through two individuals drawn together in the theatre. Both believe in truth, but each has their own version of it.

  13. Nicomachean Ethics

    Gellera, Giovanni
    Aristotle, a student of Plato, wrote Nicomachean Ethics in 350 BCE, in a time of extraordinary intellectual development. Over two millennia later, his thorough exploration of virtue, reason, and the ultimate human good still forms the basis of the values at the heart of Western civilization. According to Aristotle, the ultimate human good is eudaimonia, or happiness, which comes from a life of virtuous action. He argues that virtues like justice, restraint, and practical wisdom cannot simply be taught but must be developed over time by cultivating virtuous habits, which can be developed by using practical wisdom and recognizing the...

  14. Tintin i the Snaws o Tibet

    Remi (Hergé), G. P.; Rennie, Susan
    Scots translation of 'Tintin en Tibet'.

  15. Jacopo Tintoretto

    Nichols, Tom
    This e-book features a 10,000 word account of the paintings of the Venetian master, Jacopo Tintoretto.

  16. No Dominion

    Welsh, Louise
    No abstract available.

  17. Western "Containment" Policies in the Cold War: The Yugoslav Case, 1948-1953

    Heuser, Beatrice
    Containment, as conceived by the US government official George Kennan, was an aggressive attempt to cause the Soviet Cold War empire to disintegrate. This can is demonstrated by the case study of how the USA, Britain, and France tried to instrumentalise renegade Tito's Yugoslavia as a wedge to break up the cohesion of the Communist regimes within the Soviet sphere. They supported Tito against subversion and planned Soviet-orchestrated military attack from its neighbouring states; Western plans for the support of Yugoslavia included plans for a selective use of nuclear weapons.

  18. Transatlantic Relations: Sharing Ideals and Costs

    Heuser, Beatrice
    A study of European relations with the USA and Canada after the end of the Cold War.

  19. NATO, Britain, France and the FRG: Nuclear Strategies and Forces for Euroep, 1949-2000

    Heuser, Beatrice
    This is vol. I of my two-volume study of the nuclear strategies/strategy preferences of NATO collectively, and individually of Britain, France, and West Germany in the Cold War. It shows that NATO strategy was a fragile compromise, and that these three countries, all within range of Soviet medium/intermediate range nuclear missiles and thus with less geostrategic difference than in previous military threat contexts, had wildly divergent strategies/preferences which cannot be explained merely by geography. It raises the question of what made them so different, addressed in Volume II "Nuclear Mentalities" (q.v.).

  20. Réflexions sur le ‘Nucléaire interdit'

    Heuser, Beatrice; Géré, Francois; Baer, Alain
    A discussion of the taboo on nuclear use from the perspective of different governments, focusing on the circumstances of the post-Cold War environment where the danger of nuclear proliferation looms large.

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