Grey Eminence

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407065610

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4062

A gripping biography by the author of Brave New World The life of Father Joseph, Cardinal Richelieu's aide, was a shocking paradox. After spending his days directing operations on the battlefield, Father Joseph would pass the night in prayer, or in composing spiritual guidance for the nuns in his care. He was an aspirant to sainthood and a practising mystic, yet his ruthless exercise of power succeeded in prolonging the unspeakable horrors of the Thirty Years' War. In his masterful biography, Huxley explores how an intensely religious man could lead such a life and how he reconciled the seemingly opposing moral systems of religion and politics.

The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms

Author: C. M. Schwarz,Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853263095

Category: English language

Page: 452

View: 311

Has more than 600 phrases, sayings, and expressions and contains explanations.

Developing Multimedia

Author: Marie Oosterbaan,Marie Oosterbaan & Louise Harder Fischer

Publisher: Nyt Teknisk Forlag

ISBN: 9788757125122


Page: 194

View: 805

Project Management

Author: Bjarne Kousholt

Publisher: Nyt Teknisk Forlag

ISBN: 9788757126037


Page: 506

View: 7590

Cold War Legacies

Author: John Beck

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474409504

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 2619

From futures research, pattern recognition algorithms, nuclear waste disposal and surveillance technologies, to smart weapons systems, contemporary fiction and art, this book shows that we are now living in a world imagined and engineered during the Cold War. Drawing on theorists such as Jean Baudrillard, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Luce Irigaray, Friedrich Kittler, Michel Serres, Peter Sloterdijk, Carl Schmitt, Bernard Stiegler and Paul Virilio this collection makes connections between Cold War material and conceptual technologies, as they relate to the arts, society and culture.

Aldous Huxley

Author: Alessandro Maurini

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498513786

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 5712

Aldous Huxley: The Political Thought of a Man of Letters examines Huxley’s political thinking through an analysis of Brave New World, his most successful political manifesto. This book highlights his contributions to contemporary political theory.

The Educational Prophecies of Aldous Huxley

Author: Ronald Zigler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317565762

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 9255

The visionary legacy of Aldous Huxley is as relevant today as ever. Huxley possessed a sober understanding of the human condition as well as an inspired vision of the human potential. This volume presents an interdisciplinary examination and appreciation of Aldous Huxley’s three visionary novels – Brave New World (1932), Ape and Essence (1948), and Island (1962) – to reveal the extent to which Huxley’s prognoses into our possible futures was prophetic. The author assesses each novel to reveal the foresights that define our current educational, social, religious, political, and economic institutions, while also exposing our conflicts within those institutions. This volume examines the educational, cultural and technological changes that have shaped our society since Huxley’s work, with special reference to the enduring legacy of educational philosopher John Dewey. It offers profound insights into the educational forces and moral foundations of our society that shape us, both inside and outside of our schools. It is the first of its kind to focus exclusively on all three of Huxley’s visionary novels and detail their relevance to our world today.

Constable Colgan's Connectoscope

Author: Stevyn Colgan

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1908717823

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 291

View: 8897

For many years we've known about Six Degrees of Separation: the idea that every person on the planet can be linked by a chain of just six individuals. Now, former Scotland Yard criminal intelligence officer Stevyn Colgan has designed a paper-based wireless device to do the same thing with facts – a kind of Six Degrees of Information. Called the Connectoscope, it will teach you, among many other things, what humans taste like to robots, why there were bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover, how a tree became the New York Stock Exchange, why Bob the Builder has more fingers In Japan than in the UK, who the patron saint of medical records is, and how to make Superman gay. Colgan sets out to prove that everything can be connected. As this dizzyingly fact-filled book shows, the fun lies in figuring out how.