Is truth objective or relative? What exists independently of our minds? The essays in this book debate these two questions, which are among the oldest of philosophical issues and have vexed almost every major philosopher, from Plato, to Kant, to Wittgenstein. Fifteen eminent contributors bring fresh perspectives, renewed energy, and original answers to debates of great interest both within philosophy and in the culture at large.
Na starówce w warmińskim miasteczku archeolodzy odkrywają cmentarzysko mnichów. Pośród zakonników znajdują szczątki kobiety w wianku ze srebrnych róż i z dzieckiem w objęciach. Okazuje się, że to Luiza Bein, dziedziczka i filantropka, której grób dotąd pozostawał nieznany.
Ale kim jest dziecko? Kobieta miała tylko jednego syna, który dożył sędziwego wieku… Młoda dziennikarka postanawia wyjaśnić tę zagadkę. Aby odszukać potomków Luizy, skieruje swe kroki do Szwajcarii. Wraz z młodym i przystojnym Alexandrem Beinem odkryje wiele tajemniczych kart historii tej rodziny…
How does Islam engage with the idea of the modern and with the contemporary world? How is Muslim tradition to be reconciled with a world in continuous flux and change? These questions lie at the heart of current discussions of the Islamic faith and of its doctrines, beliefs and practices.
Engaging directly with such questions, this important volume discusses such key themes as identity and citizenship, piety and protest and music and modes of dress. Muslim as well as non-Muslim scholars explore how religiosity and tradition may both have an active role to play in the unfolding of what we understand of as "the modern." Modernity is commonly portrayed as a break with traditionalism: and as a marriage to the secular. Yet the core values at stake--from the ethos of intellectualism to the pluralism of civic culture--have roots in diverse civilizations, and certainly in those of Islam. A vital theme in the book is the role played by the ethical imagination in expressions of the civil determined by a diversity of Qur’anic understandings. This role is important in practices of civil society and citizenship, in grappling with new technologies, and in the challenges posed by political violence. Since 9/11, the West's failure to come to grips with plural modernities has reinforced simplistic assumptions about a "clash of civilizations." Fresh perspectives are offered here on what it is to be both modern and Muslim, mindful of the multiple narratives that inform both identities.
LISO Advanced contains 10 Units. Listening In and Speaking Out focuses on spontaneous spoken English with the aim of bridging the gap between "classroom English" an the English that students are likey to encounter on their own. The activities are based on two kinds of recordings meke by native speakers of English from various regions of the United States. The first recording in each unit is an unscripted, unrehearsed Monolog wich lasts approximately on minute. Each speaker describes a past experience or relates an anecdore in an informal manner, as if speaking to friends. The second recording in each unit is an unrehearsed Dramatization, also unscripted to ensure spontaneity wich lasts approximately a minute and a half.
It incorporates some element of conflict or disagreement in order to expose students to expressions of strong feelings and to provide them with an opportunity to discuss a variety of emotional responses. Because the language on the recording was unrehearsed and the interactions were spontaneous the learners will hear many instances of natural hesitations, interruptions, parenthetical expressions, unfinished sentences and awkward or "incorrect" grammatical construcions.
Sometimes they will hear very rapid speech an at other times slower rates of delivery.
Through exposeure to the ordinary phenomena of spoken English in LISO, learner are given the opportunity to develop the skill of understanding real conversations in English spoken at normal speed. In addition, the material provides: 1) An opportunity for students to speak informally.
2) A learning environment that is student-centered and. 3) Activities that help students develop the confidence, motivation and ideas for on-going self-instruction.
ΠΡΩΤΟΧΡΟΝΙΑΤΙΚΟ Σαράντα σβέρκοι βωδινοὶ με λαδωμένες μπούκλες σκεμπέδες, σταβροθόλωτοι και βρώμιες ποδαρούκλες ξετσίπωτοι, ακαμάτηδες, τσιμπούρια και κορέοι ντυμένοι στα μαλάματα κ’ επίσημοι κι ωραίοι.
Σαράντα λύκοι με προβιά (γι’ αφτούς βαρά η καμπάνα) καθένας γουρουνόπουλο, καθένας νταμιτζάνα ! Κι απέ ρεβάμενοι βαθιά ξαπλώσανε στο τζάκι, κι αβάσταγες ενιώσανε φαγούρες στο μπατζάκι. Όξ’ ο κοσμάκης φώναζε: «Πεινάμε τέτιες μέρες» γερόντοι και γερόντισσες, παιδάκια και μητέρες κ’ οι των επίγειων αγαθών σφιχτοί νοικοκυρέοι άνοιξαν τα παράθυρα και κράξαν: «Είστε αθέοι». [Από τον τόμο «Ποιητικά», από την ποιητική συλλογή «Ποιήματα»]
Unlike appreciating America's other natural wonders such as waterfalls, glaciers, mountains, or prairies, one must struggle to absorb, assimilate, and comprehend the Grand Canyon's tremendous scale. Captured here in over 250 vintage images is the human drama of survival and coexistence in the canyon, from the native tribes who struggled with life on the rim, to the pioneers who came to foster and manipulate the early tourist industry in America's oldest natural resource. Covering the tribes that called the canyon home and the seekers who flocked to the area to find their fortune in gold and tourism, author Kenneth Shields exposes the human layers so often overlooked. Seen here are the native tribes who survived the harshest conditions of the canyon, including the Hopi, Havasupai, Navajo, and Paiute.
Readers will recognize the images of popular tourist spots like the El Tovar Hotel and the Navajo Bridge, as well as the early conservationist faces of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft.
Mexico City, as one of the largest metropoli on the planet, can overwhelm even the most adventurous visitor. Thankfully, Mexico City: An Opinionated Guide for the Curious Traveler lends a thorough, guiding hand to help make the visitor's stay outstanding. Written by a longtime resident who knows the city inside and out, this travel guide delivers detailed walking tours of the city that include the most popular tourist sights as well as er-known spots. Johnston knows where to stay, what to do, and where to eat: everything from authentic market food to sophisticated Mexican cuisine.What began as a collection of notes to share with good friends is now available to every newcomer looking for a joyful, memorable stay in Mexico City. "This is the guidebook that I want. Wonderfully written, airtight information, organized in the smartest possibly way.
I can't imagine a better Mexico City guide for these times."-Tony Cohan, author of Mexican Days and On Mexican Time" Johnston is the friend you wish you had in every great city, toting you from palace to museum to park but never missing the exquisite pasteleria, the grand hotel lobby or the clean public bathroom."-San Francisco Chronicle