The Limits of Illusion: A Critical Study of Calderan By Anthony J. Cascardi
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Overview: This is the first thorough study of Calder?n in comparison with other important dramatists of the period: Lope de Vega and Tirso de Molina in Spain, Racine and Corneille in France, and Shakespeare and Marlowe in England. Cascardi studies Calder?n’s paradoxical engagement with illusion in its philosophical guise as scepticism. He shows on the one hand Calder?n’s moral will to reject illusion and on the other his theatrical need to embrace it. Cascardi discusses plays from every period to show how in Calder?n’s best work illusion is not rejected; instead, scepticism is absorbed. Calder?n is placed in and defined against the philosophical line of Vives, Descartes, and Spinoza. Of central importance to this argument is Calder?n’s idea of theatre and the various transformations of that idea. This emphasis will give the book an additional interest to students, readers in philosophy and comparative literature.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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The Limits of Tolerance: Enlightenment Values and Religious Fanaticism (Religion, Culture, and Public Life) by Denis Lacorne
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Overview: The modern notion of tolerance-the welcoming of diversity as a force for the common good-emerged in the Enlightenment in the wake of centuries of religious wars. First elaborated by philosophers such as John Locke and Voltaire, religious tolerance gradually gained ground in Europe and North America. But with the resurgence of fanaticism and terrorism, religious tolerance is increasingly being challenged by frightened publics.
In this book, Denis Lacorne traces the emergence of the modern notion of religious tolerance in order to rethink how we should respond to its contemporary tensions. In a wide-ranging argument that spans the Ottoman Empire, the Venetian republic, and recent controversies such as France’s burqa ban and the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, The Limits of Tolerance probes crucial questions: Should we impose limits on freedom of expression in the name of human dignity or decency? Should we accept religious symbols in the public square? Can we tolerate the intolerant? While acknowledging that tolerance can never be entirely without limits, Lacorne defends the Enlightenment concept against recent attempts to circumscribe it, arguing that without it a pluralistic society cannot survive. Awarded the Prix Montyon by the Académie Française, The Limits of Tolerance is a powerful reflection on twenty-first-century democracy’s most fundamental challenges.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Fractured Love (Off-Limits Romance #3) by Ella James
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Overview: She was my foster sister, her luxurious house the only home I’d ever known. I fell in love with Evie before her doctor parents signed my adoption papers.
They threw me out the day they caught us. Now I’m Dr. Jones, so far removed from who I used to be, it seems like a bad dream. I tell myself nothing can touch me. Until I see the residency roster at Alpine University Hospital.
There’s only two incoming neurosurgery residents each year. This year it’s Landon Jones – and Evie Rutherford.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance
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Love Without Limits (Pink Bean #7) by Harper Bliss
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Overview: Changing the rules can open your mind. Caitlin James and Josephine Greenwood have been happily in love and committed to each other for over a year. Josephine has shed her insecurities and her musical star is on the rise, while Caitlin hosts her own television show under the supervision of a new intriguing boss. When Josephine starts the conversation about opening up their relationship, Caitlin is faced with a shift in the power balance between them. Together, they embark on a sometimes scary but always thrilling journey to discover who they both truly are. Can Caitlin still practice what she has always preached? And will Jo be able to find her own way in their unconventional relationship? Contains mature themes.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance / Erotica
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The Limits of Morality (Oxford Ethics Series) by Shelly Kagan
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Overview: Most people believe that there are limits to the sacrifices that morality can demand. Although it would often be meritorious, we are not, in fact, morally required to do all that we can to promote overall good. What’s more, most people also believe that certain types of acts are simply forbidden, morally off limits, even when necessary for promoting the overall good. In this provocative analysis Kagan maintains that despite the intuitive appeal of these views, they cannot be adequately defended. In criticizing arguments for limited moral requirements as well as those for unconditionally prohibited acts, Kagan offers a sustained attack on two of the most basic features of ordinary common sense morality.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy > Ethics & Morality
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