Understanding Love by Susan Wolf, Christopher Grau

Understanding Love: Philosophy, Film, and Fiction by Susan Wolf, Christopher Grau
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Overview: This collection of original essays, written by scholars from disciplines across the humanities, addresses a wide range of questions about love through a focus on individual films, novels, plays, and works of philosophy.
The essays touch on many varieties of love, including friendship, romantic love, parental love, and even the love of an author for her characters. How do social forces shape the types of love that can flourish and sustain themselves? What is the relationship between love and passion? Is love between human and nonhuman animals possible? What is the role of projection in love? These questions and more are explored through an investigation of works by authors ranging from Henrik Ibsen to Ian McEwan, from Rousseau to the Coen Brothers.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Understanding Video Games: The Essential Introduction


Understanding Video Games: The Essential Introduction
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Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls by Hershel Shanks

Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Reader from the Biblical Archaeology Review by Hershel Shanks
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Overview: A groundbreaking anthology that demolishes the myths — and reveals the true significance — of the greatest archaeological discovery of our time.

Ever since their initial discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused excitement, jealousy, and not a little dread among some who feared their contents might undermine the foundations of Judaism and Christianity. For more than 35 years the majority of scroll texts remained the intellectual property of an exclusive coterie of scholars. Recently, however, the Biblical Archaeology Review succeeded in breaking that monopoly.

This path-clearing volume is an illuminating assessment of what these texts reveal about a lost era in the history of two world religions, Christianity and rabbinic Judaism. Were the Dead Sea Scrolls written by the Essenes, an ascetic sect of Jews that may have included John the Baptist among its members? Is the Copper Scroll a secret map to the treasures of the Jerusalem Temple? In what way do these books prefigure the teachings of early Christianity? Additional chapters address the controversies surrounding the Scrolls’ discovery and their long suppression — including the possible role of the Vatican and charges of anti-Semitism on the part of a former chief editor of the official scroll publication team.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Understanding EMG


Understanding EMG
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Understanding Sensory Dysfunction: Learning, Development and…


Understanding Sensory Dysfunction: Learning, Development and Sensory Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Bipolar Disorder
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Understanding Asexuality

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Understanding The Brain Function And Emotions: eighth …

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Cyberdanger: Understanding And Guarding Against Cybercrime

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Understanding Movies, 11th Edition

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Darwinian Agriculture: How Understanding Evolution Can Improve …

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The Social Organism: A Radical Understanding of Social Media to Transform Your Business and Life

The Social Organism: A Radical Understanding of Social Media to Transform Your Business and Life [Audiobook]

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Understanding Complex Datasets: Data Mining With Matrix …

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