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Bridging the gap between theory and practice, ENGINEERING ETHICS, Fifth Edition, will help you quickly understand the importance of your conduct as a professional and how your actions can affect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. ENGINEERING ETHICS, Fifth Edition, provides dozens of diverse engineering cases and a proven and structured method for…

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Suicide terrorism in its modern form made its first appearance in Lebanon in the early 1980s. Over the last quarter century, terrorist attacks perpetrated by suicide bombers have spread to many corners of the world and have become a major threat for both the governments and citizens of numerous countries. Can this devastating phenomenon be…

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The first English translation (by Graham Parker, with Setsuko Aihara) of a forty-year-old Japanese classic–Nishitani’s treatment of the problem of nihilism, with particular reference to Nietzsche’s philosophical ideas, and from a perspective influenced by Buddhist thought. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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The Guattari Effect brings together internationally renowned experts on the work of the French psychoanalyst, philosopher and political activist Félix Guattari with philosophers, psychoanalysts, sociologists, anthropologists and artists who have been influenced by Guattari’s thought. Best known for his collaborative work with Gilles Deleuze, Guattari’s own writings are still a relatively unmined resource in continental…

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Matthias Vogel challenges the belief, promoted by many contemporary philosophers, that reason is determined solely by our discursive, linguistic abilities as communicative beings. In his view, the medium of language is not the only force of reason—music, art, and other nonlinguistic forms of communication and understanding are also significant factors. Introducing an expansive theory of…

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Ancient Future celebrates the wisdom of those ancient civilizations that did not disassociate the philosophical, spiritual, and material realms of life. This book is an attempt to re-create this holistic experience in hopes that a synthesized view of life will become reality in the 21st century.

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Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in THIS IS WATER. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do…

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