The Mirror of the World

Subjects, Consciousness, and Self-Consciousness

Author: Christopher Peacocke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199699569

Category: Philosophy

Page: 283

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Christopher Peacocke presents a philosophical theory of subjects of consciousness, together with a theory of the nature of first person representation of such a subject of consciousness. He develops a new treatment of subjects, distinct from previous theories, under which subjects were regarded either as constructs from mental events, or fundamentally embodied, or Cartesian egos. In contrast, his theory of the first person integrates with the positive treatment ofsubjects--and it contributes to the explanation of various distinctive first person phenomena in the theory of thought and knowledge. Peacocke brings his points to bear on the contributions to theseissues made by Hume, Kant, Frege, Wittgenstein, and Strawson, and then goes on to distinguish and characterize three varieties of self-consciousness, which are key to explaining features of our knowledge, social relations, and emotional lives. The theses of The Mirror of the World are of importance not only for philosophy, but also for psychology, the arts, and anywhere else that the self and self-representation loom large.

God Seen in the Mirror of the World

An Introduction to the Philosophy of God

Author: Pierre-Marie Emonet

Publisher: The Crossroad Publishing Co.


Category: Philosophy

Page: 139

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God Seen in the Mirror of the World is the present study of the beings of things and of God.

The Mirror of the World

Or, Stories from All Climes

Author: Moulton Hampton,Henry E. Davenport (pseud.?)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Australian fiction

Page: 316

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Mirror of the World

A New History of Art

Author: Julian Bell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500287545

Category: Art

Page: 496

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Traces the evolution of art throughout numerous cultures to offer insight into how regional and historical factors shaped aesthetic development, in a global survey that draws connections between different locations and cultures while citing famous and lesser-known landmarks.

A Mirror of the World

Three Thousand Years of Books and Manuscripts : an Exhibition from the Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cologny, Switzerland, in Cooperation with The Grolier Club of New York

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Book collectors

Page: 101

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In the Mirror of the Third World

Capitalist Development in Modern Europe

Author: Sandra Halperin

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501725467

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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In Marx's familiar dictum, the more-developed country shows the less developed an image of its own future. Turning this idea upside down, In the Mirror of the Third World looks to the contemporary Third World for a reflection of European history. The resulting view challenges standard accounts of European social, economic, and political development. Sandra Halperin's analysis of the European experience begins where studies of Third World development often start: considering the legacies of colonial domination. Europe also had a colonial past, she reminds us, and the states of Europe, like those of today's Third World, were the product of colonialism and imperialism. From this starting point, Halperin traces features characteristic of Third World development through the history of European capitalism: enclave economies oriented to foreign markets; weak middle classes; alliances among the state, traditional landowning elites, and new industrial classes; unstable and partial democracy; sharp inequalities; and increasing poverty--all as much a part of European society on the eve of World War I as they are of developing countries today. Halperin also emphasizes the emergence of a militant, literal religion in Europe and its critical role in the class struggles of the nineteenth century.

The Mirror of Worlds

The Second Volume of 'The Crown of the Isles'

Author: David Drake

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429952194

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The Mirror of the Worlds is the second in David Drake's Crown of the Isles trilogy, which will conclude the epic Lord of the Isles series. The Fortress of Glass began the tale of how the new kingdom of the Isles is finally brought into being by the group of heroes and heroines who have been central to all the books in the series: Prince Garric, heir to the throne of the Isles, his consort Liane, his sister Sharina, her herculean sweetheart Cashel, and his sister Ilna. The powers of magic in the Isles have flooded to a thousand-year peak, and even local magicians can perform powerful spells normally beyond their control. Fantastic forces from all angles threaten, trying to keep Garric and his companions apart to thwart the reunification of the Isles. Now the world itself has suffered a magical upheaval. The ocean has receded and the Isles have become the higher ground of a newly formed continent. But the new continent is a patchwork of geography from the dispast and future, peopled by creatures from all times and places. Garric and his companions must now struggle for the survival of humanity. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

War and Peace

Tolstoy's Mirror of the World

Author: Rimvydas Šilbajoris

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: 9780805794496

Category: Fiction

Page: 149

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This study provides a full analysis of the three basic narrative dimensions of War and Peace as a historical novel, as a piece of pure fiction, and as Tolstoy's philosophy of the nature of history. Silbajoris demonstrates that each minute detail in the landscape of this novel creates intimacy among individuals, and also between each person and the vast panorama of impersonal history.

The Body as Mirror of the World

Author: Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel

Publisher: Free Assn Books

ISBN: 9781853437090

Category: Psychology

Page: 165

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Is todayâ??s thinking conditioned by body-mind dualism? A rebellion against the biological order seems to have silently infiltrated our world view. Suicide bombers appear to share a fascination with destruction with writers such as Mishima, Pasolini and Foucault. A liberation from the body to re-establish a possibly mystical union of soul and cosmos and an assertion of the mindâ??s omnipotence appear to be common features of forms of behavior that seem to be taken for granted in contemporary thought. Is the new misogyny, which rejects motherhood in the name of feminism, contributing in any way to these trends? This review of our society by a woman psychoanalyst â?? a non-medic and graduate of the Institut d'Ã?tudes Politiques in Paris â?? presents a sharp and rigorous analysis of the strange and violent mechanisms that are erupting in the world today.

Mirror of the Arab World: Lebanon in Conflict

Author: Sandra Mackey

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393333744

Category: History

Page: 309

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A concise report on the recent history of Lebanon offers insight into the unique challenges being faced by the modern Arab community, in a volume that provides coverage of such topics as border disputes, Sunni and Shia sectarianism, and militant Islam as a political ideology. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Mirror of Divinity

The World and Creation in J.-K. Huysmans

Author: Robert Ziegler

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874138733

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 385

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Using a multidisciplinary approach, this book argues that the operation of art-as-mirror is the key to the hidden unity of Huysmans' fiction. The author claims that only the elimination of Huysmans' stylistic distortions enabled his art finally to become faithful and clear.

Mirror of the Worlde

Author: Elizabeth Tanfield Cary

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077358773X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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The Mirror of the Worlde is an important addition to the canon of Elizabeth Tanfield Cary. Best known for her play The Tragedy of Mariam, Cary is revealed here as a sheltered but precocious child who translated the texts accompanying the maps in an early modern atlas when she was no more than twelve. This book identifies the source text and makes widely available for the first time the full transcription of Elizabeth Cary's manuscript translation of L'Epitome du Théâtre du Monde d'Abraham Ortelius (c. 1588). Dedicated to her mother's well-connected aristocratic uncle, Sir Henry Lee, The Mirror of the Worlde - one of the first known English versions of Ortelius - is a rich source of information about her childhood and education, the writers who influenced her, and the emerging themes and preoccupations that would come to inform her later work. Peterson's critical edition illuminates the strategies by which this savvy young writer finds means to comment on the atlas' descriptions, reveals an active and original authorial presence, and suggests a much earlier interest in Catholicism than biographers have hitherto considered. An impressive work of apprenticeship, The Mirror of the Worlde shows Cary honing her poetic craft, mastering the rhetoric of polite resistance, and, above all, thinking critically about the place of women in the wide, wonderful, and often violent world that Ortelius depicted.

Functions of the Fantastic

Selected Essays from the Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Author: Joseph L. Sanders

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313295218

Category: Art

Page: 230

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This collection of 23 essays represents the best papers from the Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts; it shows provocative applications of scholarly observations to readers' lives.

The Mirror of Worlds

Legends of the Oreth

Author: Nicholas Sweeney

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781469970783

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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War looms in northern T'har, and with it the prospect of easy money for mercenaries and unscrupulous merchants alike. The promise of blood and gold lures warriors like the exiled dwarf Tryon Thunderslayer to Fort Dragon's Spine, one of a series of battlements near the border of Morvis, where he signs on as an axe-for-hire. When the dwarf's small company of mercenaries is betrayed by one of their own, a series of events unfolds that draws the band deeper into a regional conflict created to cover up and draw attention away from the reintroduction of dragons to the world. The key to stopping the draconic invasion lies in these unlikely heroes and whether or not they can find the portal that allows the great wyrms access to the Oreth: The legendary Mirror of Worlds.