O Que é a Arte?
Author: Nigel Warburton
Publisher: Editorial Bizâncio
Neste livro, o autor explica-nos teorias da arte - muito faladas e pouco entendidas - de autores como Clive Bell, Colingwood e Wittgenstein. E aborda ainda outras questões como a intenção do artista, representação e emoção.
This "little history" takes on a very big subject: the glorious span of literature from Greek myth to graphic novels, from "The Epic of Gilgamesh" to "Harry Potter." John Sutherland is perfectly suited to the task. He has researched, taught, and written on virtually every area of literature, and his infectious passion for books and reading has defined his own life. Now he guides young readers and the grown-ups in their lives on an entertaining journey "through the wardrobe" to a greater awareness of how literature from across the world can transport us and help us to make sense of what it means to be human. Sutherland introduces great classics in his own irresistible way, enlivening his offerings with humor as well as learning: "Beowulf," Shakespeare, "Don Quixote," the Romantics, Dickens, "Moby Dick," "The Waste Land," Woolf, "1984," and dozens of others. He adds to these a less-expected, personal selection of authors and works, including literature usually considered well below "serious attention"--from the rude jests of Anglo-Saxon runes to "The Da Vinci Code." With masterful digressions into various themes--censorship, narrative tricks, self-publishing, taste, creativity, and madness--Sutherland demonstrates the full depth and intrigue of reading. For younger readers, he offers a proper introduction to literature, promising to interest as much as instruct. For more experienced readers, he promises just the same.
Lispector’s most shocking novel. The Passion According to G.H., Clarice Lispector’s mystical novel of 1964, concerns a well-to-do Rio sculptress, G.H., who enters her maid’s room, sees a cockroach crawling out of the wardrobe, and, panicking, slams the door —crushing the cockroach —and then watches it die. At the end of the novel, at the height of a spiritual crisis, comes the most famous and most genuinely shocking scene in Brazilian literature… Lispector wrote that of all her works this novel was the one that “best corresponded to her demands as a writer.”
Ética e Felicidade
Author: Dejalma Cremonese
Publisher: Appris Editora e Livraria Eireli - ME
Com uma linguagem clara e acessível, o professor Dejalma Cremonese apresenta os temas da ética e da felicidade a partir da argumentação filosófica. Partindo da mitologia e da filosofia antiga, ele transita entre Hesíodo, Homero, Sófocles, Sócrates, Platão, Aristóteles e as escolas filosóficas do período helênico até autores mais contemporâneos como Jean-Paul Vernant, Erich Fromm, Joseph Campbell, Pierre Hadot, Luc Ferry, Frédéric Lenoir, André Comte-Sponville, Marcel Conche e Fernando Savater, abstraindo lições para uma vida boa, alegre, serena e harmônica. Para o autor, a filosofia não é a única maneira de se ter uma vida mais ética e mais feliz, mas ela certamente apontará um caminho que se encarregará da transformação e da construção de si mesmo.
Physics of the Soul
Author: Amit Goswami
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
At last, science and the soul shake hands. Writing in a style that is both lucid and charming, mischievous and profound, Dr. Amit Goswami uses the language and concepts of quantum physics to explore and scientifically prove metaphysical theories of reincarnation and immortality. In Physics of the Soul, Goswami helps readers understand the perplexities of the quantum physics model of reality and the perennial beliefs of spiritual and religious traditions. He shows how they are not only compatible but also provide essential support for each other. The result is a deeply broadened, exciting, and enriched worldview that integrates mind and spirit into science. Includes a new preface.
How did a land and people of such immense diversity come together under a banner of freedom and equality to form one of the most remarkable nations in the world? Everyone from young adults to grandparents will be fascinated by the answers uncovered in James West Davidson’s vividly told A Little History of the United States. In 300 fast-moving pages, Davidson guides his readers through 500 years, from the first contact between the two halves of the world to the rise of America as a superpower in an era of atomic perils and diminishing resources. In short, vivid chapters the book brings to life hundreds of individuals whose stories are part of the larger American story. Pilgrim William Bradford stumbles into an Indian deer trap on his first day in America; Harriet Tubman lets loose a pair of chickens to divert attention from escaping slaves; the toddler Andrew Carnegie, later an ambitious industrial magnate, gobbles his oatmeal with a spoon in each hand. Such stories are riveting in themselves, but they also spark larger questions to ponder about freedom, equality, and unity in the context of a nation that is, and always has been, remarkably divided and diverse.
Rising Sun: A Novel
Author: Michael Crichton
Publisher: Ballantine Books
From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this riveting thriller of corporate intrigue and cutthroat competition between American and Japanese business interests. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “As well built a thrill machine as a suspense novel can be.”—The New York Times Book Review On the forty-fifth floor of the Nakamoto tower in downtown Los Angeles—the new American headquarters of the immense Japanese conglomerate—a grand opening celebration is in full swing. On the forty-sixth floor, in an empty conference room, the corpse of a beautiful young woman is discovered. The investigation immediately becomes a headlong chase through a twisting maze of industrial intrigue, a no-holds-barred conflict in which control of a vital American technology is the fiercely coveted prize—and in which the Japanese saying “Business is war” takes on a terrifying reality. “A grand maze of plot twists . . . Crichton’s gift for spinning a timely yarn is going to be enough, once again, to serve a current tenant of the bestseller list with an eviction notice.”—New York Daily News “The action in Rising Sun unfolds at a breathless pace.”—Business Week
Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Born to be misunderstood, Spinoza was a man whose theology was banned for Godlessness. The very virtuosity of his reasoning left logicians unsettled, while even to professional thinkers in our own time, Spinoza has seemed too clever by half. And yet, as Roger Scruton shows in this strikingly readable introduction to the man and his though, Spinoza's concerns were both simple and sublime. Few philosophers, indeed, have shown such a straightforward, sustained and honest interest in uncovering the most fundamental aspects of existence. Too important to be dismissed as a mere genius, Spinoza is rediscovered here in all his quiet and consoling simplicity.
The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Delve into what it was like to live during the eighteenth century by reading the first-hand accounts of everyday people, including city dwellers and farmers, businessmen and bankers, artisans and merchants, artists and their patrons, politicians and their constituents. Original texts make the American, French, and Industrial revolutions vividly contemporary. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T005826 With Paine's speech at the French Convention, July 7, 1795. London: printed and sold by Daniel Isaac Eaton, 1795. 47, p.; 8°
Author: Woody Allen, Ruy Castro
O leitor tem em mãos nada menos do que o melhor do pensamento de um dos maiores gênios de todos os tempos. No início da década de 1970, antes de sua carreira de cineasta atingir velocidade de cruzeiro com Noivo neurótico, noiva nervosa (1977), Woody Allen escrevia roteiros para programas televisivos e textos cômicos para revistas como New Yorker. Alguns desses textos foram reunidos em três volumes publicados em menos de uma década: Cuca fundida (Getting Even) em 1971, Sem plumas (Without Feathers) em 1975, e Que loucura! (Side Effects) em 1980. Esses volumes, que totalizam 46 textos e histórias curtas, representam a quintessência da originalíssima verve literária do autor, agora pela primeira vez reunidos num só livro. Alguns textos são histórias ficcionais propriamente ditas, como "O Cara", em que o narrador é um detetive particular que recebe a missão de encontrar Deus; outros oferecem versões inusitadas de personagens, como "Conde Drácula", em que o velho vampiro tem dificuldade de assustar como nos bons e velhos tempos; alguns borgianamente desafiam a classificação, fazendo-se passar por impossíveis documentos verídicos; já outros tantos são confissões em primeira pessoa de narradores com níveis variados de neurose, e quase todos flertam com o nonsense de forma lapidar. Pode-se ver nesta antologia o legado e a influência da stand-up comedy, gênero de espetáculo de humor que Allen apresentou na década de 1960 e o qual revolucionou. Se o gênio, a angústia, as tiradas filosóficas e o inimitável estilo de Woody Allen podem caber num livro, ei-lo aqui.
Sociologia e Administração
Author: Marilis Almeida, Sidinei Oliveira, Piccinini
Publisher: Elsevier Brasil
Este livro foi pensado para suprir as necessidades de um curso completo de Sociologia Aplicada à Administração, percorrendo um amplo espectro de temas clássicos e contemporâneos. Com o intuito de oferecer a professores e alunos uma obra que contemplasse conteúdos que consideramos essenciais ao tratamento do tema, professores de diferentes instituições foram convidados a colaborar com este livro, apresentando, assim, um rico e diversificado conjunto de visões, nem sempre convergentes, mas por isso mesmo, valioso.
Uma reflexão sobre as práticas de poder, em especial a sociedade de controle Vivemos hoje em uma apatia política porque nos deixamos atingir em nossos afetos e temos controladas nossas afecções