""With our American Philosophy and Religion series, Applewood reissues many primary sources published throughout American history. Through these books, scholars, interpreters, students, and non-academics alike can see the thoughts and beliefs of Americans who came before us.""
Author: Jan-Willem van Prooijen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2018
"People universally punish offenders. Why? This book proposes that people possess a moral punishment instinct: A hard-wired tendency to aggress against those who violate the norms of the group. This instinct is reflected in how punishment originates from moral emotions, stimulates cooperation, and shapes the social life of human beings"--
Mohaghegh tracks the idea of 'chaos' into the contemporary philosophical and cultural imagination of the postcolonial world, exploring its vital role in the formation of an emergent avant-garde literature in the Middle East, concentrating on the writings of the twentieth-century Iranian new wave.
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Being a teen is never easy... Zombies, demons, vampires, shapeshifters-another day in the life of sixteen-year-old Nick Gautier-and those are just his friends. But now that he's accepted the demon that lives inside him, he must learn to control it and temper the very emotions that threaten the lives of everyone he cares for. Something that's hard to do while trying to stay off the menus of those who want his head on a platter. And no one wants him more than the dark gods who created his race. Now that they know where he is, they will stop at nothing to reclaim him. And without knowing it, Nick has just embraced the one person he should never have trusted. The one person who will hand him over to his enemies to get back the life they lost. Nick has finally accepted his fate, now he must learn to defy his destiny, and the dark, deadly forces that will stop at nothing to destroy everyone he loves so that they can again return to the world of man and own it, in the next Chronicles of Nick novel, Instinct, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Author: Thomas Gregor
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Release Date: 1996
A stimulating and innovative consideration of the concept, causes, and practice of peace in societies both ancient and modern, human and primate. We know a great deal about aggression, conflict, and war, but relatively little about peace, partially because it has been such a scarce phenomenon throughout history and in our own times. Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace requires special relationships, structures, and attitudes to promote and protect it. A Natural History of Peace provides the first broadly interdisciplinary examination of peace as viewed from the perspectives of social anthropology, primatology, archeology, psychology, political science, and economics. Among other notable features, this volume offers: a major theory concerning the evolution of peace and violence through human history; an in-depth comparative study of peaceful cultures with the goal of discovering what it is that makes them peaceful; one of the earliest reports of a new theory of the organization and collapse of ancient Maya civilization; a comparative examination of peace from the perspective of change, including the transition of one of the world's most violent societies to a relatively peaceful culture, and the decision-making process of terrorists who abandon violence; and a theory of political change that sees the conclusion of wars as uniquely creative periods in the evolution of peace among modern nations.
Author: Laurence Goldstein
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
Release Date: 1977-07-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
One of the most common scenes in Augustan and Romantic literature is that of a writer confronting some emblem of change and loss, most often the remains of a vanished civilization or a desolate natural landscape. Ruins and Empire traces the ruin sentiment from its earliest classical and Renaissance expressions through English literature to its establishment as a dominant theme of early American art.
Author: Shelley Costa
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-06-24
In this second cozy mystery series that started with You Cannoli Die Once, a chef and her cousins launch their own investigation when a new sous chef turns up dead in their Italian restaurant. When Chef Eve Angelotta’s grandmother, Maria Pia, is invited to join Belfiere, a secret all-female Italian culinary society, Eve is concerned. Rumor has it that membership is lifelong—whether you like it or not. Eve and her cousin Landon try to research Belfiere, but all they come up with is a two-year-old blog entry warning against the two-hundred-year-old society that centers around meals inspired by famous female poisoners. Soon after, Eve’s new sous chef turns up dead just inside the front door of Miracolo, Eve’s restaurant. When they discover the sous chef had connections to Belfiere, Eve and her Italian cousins start a mission to find out what happened—before Maria Pia is made an offer she can’t refuse.
Author: Ilsa J. Bick
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
There are stories where the girl gets her prince, and they live happily ever after. (This is not one of those stories.) Jenna Lord's first sixteen years were not exactly a fairy tale. Her father is a controlling psycho and her mother is a drunk. She used to count on her older brotheruntil he shipped off to Iraq. And then, of course, there was the time she almost died in a fire. There are stories where the monster gets the girl, and everyone cries for his innocent victim. (This is not one of those stories either.) Mitch Anderson is many things: A dedicated teacher and coach. A caring husband. A man with a certain...magnetism. And there are stories where it's hard to be sure who's a prince and who's a monster, who is a victim and who should live happily ever after. (These are the most interesting stories of all.) Drowning Instinct is a novel of pain, deception, desperation, and love against the oddsand the rules.
Author: Leonard Coldwell
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Release Date: 2008-06
Genre: Health & Fitness
An experienced physician and health researcher explains the direct correlation between emotional and mental stress and degenerative diseases--particularly cancer. He also provides the knowledge and tools necessary to prevent or to recover quickly from a degenerative disease.
Author: R. E. Rothermich
Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press
Release Date: 2015-03-14
It's1993, Post-Cold War Eastern Europe. In a forceful attempt to reinstate Communist rule, a rogue Spetsnaz general has masterminded a coup d’état to overthrow Russian President Boris Yeltsin, creating a clear and present danger when he threatens to attack select European capitals with tactical nuclear warheads stolen from a U.S. military weapons laboratory. Tipped off by a well-placed spy in the Russian Army, the National Security Agency learns the detailed plans of the pending disaster only 24 hours before the imminent attack. Recruited by the NSA, along with a single company of U.S. Army Rangers, is Mark Bucher, thrust into service while vacationing in Europe with his wife. Bucher and the Rangers are the only ones at that time and place who can even attempt to de-rail the attack; and the clock is ticking. Bucher has the skills and the physical qualifications to do the mission. The question is: When it comes down to the moment of truth, can Mark Bucher do it? The CO of the Rangers has his doubts.
Author: Dorothea Olkowski
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 1999-10-28
Dorothea Olkowski's exploration of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze clarifies the gifted French thinker's writings for specialists and nonspecialists alike. Deleuze, she says, accomplished the "ruin of representation," the complete overthrow of hierarchic, organic thought in philosophy, politics, aesthetics, and ethics, as well as in society at large. In Deleuze's philosophy of difference, she discovers the source of a new ontology of change, which in turn opens up the creation of new modes of life and thought, not only in philosophy and feminism but wherever creation is at stake. The work of contemporary artist Mary Kelly has been central to Olkowski's thinking. In Kelly she finds an artist at work whose creative acts are in themselves the ruin of representation as a whole, and the text is illustrated with Kelly's art. This original and provocative account of Deleuze contributes significantly to a critical feminist politics and philosophy, as well as to an understanding of feminist art.
She hides her heart behind a thick skin. He’s the only one who sees right through it. Lucy Sinclair Wilcott is a widow and the subject of public scorn. She knows her first marriage ruined her, and she couldn’t remarry if she wanted to. A façade of bland kindness is the only thing that keeps her sane in the face of thinly-veiled tabloid insults. She wants nothing more than to save enough money to move to a cottage of her own to keep her sister safe from their father’s poor judgment. The Marquess of Thrale, a visitor to the Sinclair home, picks up on Lucy’s emptiness, but he soon realizes it’s an act. Everything he believes about the beautiful widow is wrong. She’s a brilliant, amusing, and arousing woman of deep honor. As Lucy’s long-absent feelings of desire surge back, Lord Thrale must convince her that she’s everything he wants in a lover, for the rest of his life. A Notorious Ruin is the second book in the Sinclair Sisters saga, a series of Regency romance novels. If you like unpredictable plots, refreshing dynamics, and sensual attraction, then you’ll love Carolyn Jewel's tale of passion. Buy A Notorious Ruin to continue the sumptuous series today!