Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World
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Philosophy: The Power Of Ideas, 10th Edition by Brooke Noel Moore, Kenneth Bruder
Requirements: .PDF reader, 19,9 MB
Overview: Now it its tenth edition, Philosophy: The Power of Ideas offers a comprehensive overview of Western Philosophy, Eastern Influences, Feminist Philosophy, and Postcolonial thought. Known for its engaging, conversational writing style, each chapter provides clear introductions to even the most difficult philosophical concepts and includes selected primary readings from some of the most important thinkers of all time. Throughout the book, the authors link philosophical ideas to historical developments that affect the lives of everyday people.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
Ideas Have Consequences: Expanded Edition [Audiobook]
Ideas Have Consequences: Expanded Edition by Richard M. Weaver
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 226 MB
Overview: This *Updated Edition contains:
*New Foreword: ”Foreword to the Expanded Edition: The Consequences of Richard Weaver” by New Criterion editor Roger Kimball (2013)
*New Afterword: ”How Ideas Have Consequences Came to Be Written” by Ted J. Smith III
Originally published in 1948, at the height of post-World War II optimism and confidence in collective security, Ideas Have Consequences uses ”words hard as cannonballs” to present an unsparing diagnosis of the ills of the modern age. Widely read and debated at the time of its first publication, the book is now seen as one of the foundational texts of the modern conservative movement.
In its pages, Richard M. Weaver argues that the decline of Western civilization resulted from the rising acceptance of relativism over absolute reality. In spite of increased knowledge, this retreat from the realist intellectual tradition has weakened the Western capacity to reason, with catastrophic consequences for social order and individual rights. But Weaver also offers a realistic remedy. These difficulties are the product not of necessity, but of intelligent choice. And, today, as decades ago, the remedy lies in the renewed acceptance of absolute reality and the recognition that ideas – like actions – have consequences.
*This expanded edition of the classic work contains a foreword by New Criterion editor Roger Kimball that offers insight into the rich intellectual and historical contexts of Weaver and his work, and an afterword by Ted J. Smith III that relates the remarkable story of the book’s writing and publication.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
101 Attacking Ideas in Chess by Joe Gallagher
Requirements: .PDF reader, 3.3 MB
Overview: Tactics based on checkmate ideas against the enemy king decide a large proportion of chess games, so it is vital to be alert to these possibilities when they occur. Joe Gallagher provides 365 checkmate puzzles to help readers sharpen their skills. In each position, the task is to find a way to force a clear-cut win. The theme is always checkmate: either the enemy king perishes, or can only be saved at a decisive cost in material. Joe Gallagher is ideally qualified to write on this subject. Throughout his career, he has been especially feared for his attacking ability and tactical skills. The puzzles, most of which have never before been published, are grouped into categories, starting with easier positions and working up to more difficult ones. Full solutions are given, and all the positions have been carefully checked for alternative solutions and for soundness of the actual solution.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General Humor & Entertainment
Super Food Ideas – July 2019
Requirements: .PDF Reader, 75 MB
Overview: Super Food Ideas offers simple solutions to the never-ending ‘what’s for dinner?’ dilemma. It’s an action magazine that lives in the kitchen, not on a coffee table, and is designed to make shopping and cooking easier. The magazine provides busy individuals and families with easy recipes and meal solutions, using readily available ingredients and simple techniques. Each issue contains hundreds of tempting recipes, nutritional information, helpful cooking tips and fantastic competitions – all for a great-value price.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
The Ideas That Made America: A Brief History by Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen
Requirements: .PDF reader, 15,9 MB
Overview: Long before the United States was a nation, it was a set of ideas, projected onto the New World by European explorers with centuries of belief and thought in tow. From this foundation of expectation and experience, America and American thought grew in turn, enriched by the bounties of the Enlightenment, the philosophies of liberty and individuality, the tenets of religion, and the doctrines of republicanism and democracy. Crucial to this development were the thinkers who nurtured it, from Thomas Jefferson to Ralph Waldo Emerson, W.E.B. DuBois to Jane Addams, and Betty Friedan to Richard Rorty. The Ideas That Made America: A Brief History traces how Americans have addressed the issues and events of their time and place, whether the Civil War, the Great Depression, or the culture wars of today. Spanning a variety of disciplines, from religion, philosophy, and political thought, to cultural criticism, social theory, and the arts, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen shows how ideas have been major forces in American history, driving movements such as transcendentalism, Social Darwinism, conservatism, and postmodernism. In engaging and accessible prose, this introduction to American thought considers how notions about freedom and belonging, the market and morality — and even truth — have commanded generations of Americans and been the cause of fierce debate.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History