Brief Histories Of Everyday Objects

Author: Andy Warner
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250137039
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This is both a book of histories and a book about histories. It explores how lies become legends, trade routes spring up, and empires rise and fall—all from the perspective of your toothbrush or toilet.

History Of Everyday Life In Medieval Scotland

Author: Edward J Cowan
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748688609
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too everyday and mundane to merit serious academic study, played a central part
in the negotiation and management of particularly home and family daily life.15 In
addition, women could play an active role in everyday life beyond the domestic
scene, as recent research has begun to reveal.16 Scottish men's gendered
identities were also constructed and experienced in the context of the everyday.
The contributors to this series have been able to write these histories not, on the
whole, ...

An Illustrated Brief History Of Western Philosophy

Author: Sir Anthony Kenny
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405178604
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... knowledge once acquired (see Plate 10). According to Aquinas, the intellect
acquires its concepts by reflection upon sensory experience; we have no innate
ideas, nor, for everyday knowledge, do we receive any special divine illumination
. Experience is necessary for human acquisition of concepts, but it is not sufficient
; that is why we have a special conceptforming capacity, the active intellect. We
need it, Aquinas thought, because the material objects of the world we live in are
not, ...

Everyday Objects

Author: William Henry Davenport Adams
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Picturesque Aspects of Natural History (Illustrations) William Henry Davenport
Adams ... In the other seasons of the year, and particularly in summer, the twilight
gleam encroaches, so to speak, upon a portion of the nights, which are otherwise
so brief, and precludes our vision from any exact estimate of the stars. Those
demitints, those soft subdued reflections of light, scarcely ... the midnight hour,

A Brief History Of Justice

Author: David Johnston
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444397540
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This assumption tints our perceptions both of public figures and of our
acquaintances in everyday life. When we notice conduct we find ... In the most
celebrated work of political philosophy ever written in English, Thomas Hobbes
declared that, “of the voluntary acts of every man, the object is some Good to
himselfe.” A century and a quarter later, in the ... We address ourselves, not to
their humanity but to their self- A Brief History of Justice, First Edition. David
Johnston. Ó2011 David ...

A Brief History Of The Philosophy Of Time

Author: Adrian Bardon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199977747
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Leibniz's alternative is a conception of time and space as a set of relations
holding between, respectively, events and objects. He was not a realist, in that he
denies that time exists in itself. Neither is he an idealist, in that, like Aristotle, he
thinks the time relation is a legitimate ... religious dogma. In response to Leibniz's
objections, Clarke points out that, in both everyday and scientific parlance, time is
treated as a “quantity” (i.e., something that can be measured and that there might