Reasons Why by Bradford Skow
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Overview: Reasons Why first argues that what philosophers are really after, or at least should be after, when they seek a theory of explanation, is a theory of answers to why-questions. It then advances a thesis about what form a theory of answers to why-questions should take: a theory of answers to why-questions should say what it takes for one fact to be a reason why another fact obtains. The book’s main thesis, then, is a theory of reasons why. Every reason why some event happened is either a cause, or a ground, of that event. Challenging this thesis are many examples philosophers have thought they have found of "non-causal explanations." Reasons Why uses two ideas to show that these examples are not counterexamples to the theory it defends. First is the idea that not every part of a good response to a why-question is part of an answer to that why-question. Second is the idea that not every reason why something is a reason why an event happened is itself a reason why that event happened. In the book’s final chapter its theory of reasons why is extended to cover teleological answers to why-questions, and answers to why-questions that give an agent’s reason for acting.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy Popular Philosophy
The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of The Smartest People Cant Read and How They Can Learn [Audiobook]
Why Am I Still Alive?: And Other Railway Short Stories by Brian Hogan
Requirements: .MOBI reader, 3.2 MB
Overview: How fortunate have I been. For over 40 years of working in the rail environment, death has evaded me on so many occasions. Working around and amongst fast moving passenger and freight trains was like swimming in a shark infested pool. Danger is there at all times. These true stories tell of how close I came to being a casualty on many occasions when face to face with moving trains. Working in various roles over many years to keep the trains running has brought some amazing experiences and situations that would certainly not occur today. This book also contains a series of short stories that explain the ‘behind the scenes’ activities I have been involved in to keep the rail system working. Reading this book will provide some delightful insights into the way we managed the rail infrastructure so the trains could meet their timetables back then.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler (Author), Khristine Hvam (Narrator)
Requirements: .MP3 Player, 64 kbps, Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes, 238 MB
Overview: "I’m telling you why we broke up, Ed. I’m writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened."
Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.
Genre: Audiobooks > Young Adult > Romance
Making It: Why Manufacturing Still Matters by Louis Uchitelle
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 900 KB
Overview: From the longtime New York Times economics correspondent, a closely reported argument for the continuing importance of industry for American prosperity
In the 1950s manufacturing generated nearly 30 percent of U.S. income. Over the past fifty-five years, that share has gradually declined to less than 12 percent, at the same time that real estate, finance, and Wall Street trading have grown. While manufacturing’s share of the U.S. economy shrinks, it expands in countries such as China and Germany that have a strong industrial policy. Meanwhile Americans are only vaguely aware of the many consequences-including a decline in their self-image as inventive, practical, and effective people-of the loss of that industrial base.
Reporting from places where things were and sometimes still are "Made in the USA"-Albany and New York, New York; Boston; Detroit; Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, Indiana; Los Angeles; Midland, Michigan; Milwaukee; Philadelphia; St. Louis; and Washington, DC-longtime New York Times economics correspondent Louis Uchitelle argues that the government has a crucial role to play in making domestic manufacturing possible. If the Department of Defense subsidizes the manufacture of weapons and war matériel, why shouldn’t the government support the industrial base that powers our economy?
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last [Audiobook]
Why We Elect Narcissists and Sociopaths-And How We Can Stop! by Bill Eddy
Requirements: .PDF reader, 3.1 MB
Overview: Bestselling author, therapist, lawyer, and mediator Bill Eddy describes how dangerous, high-conflict personalities have gained power in governments worldwide-and what citizens can do to keep these people out of office.
Democracy is under siege. The reason isn’t politics but personalities: too many countries have come under the sway of high-conflict people (HCPs) who have become politicians. Most of these high-conflict politicians have traits of narcissistic personality disorder, antisocial (i.e., sociopathic) personality disorder, or both. This is the first and only guide for identifying and thwarting them.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Why the World around You Isn’t as It Appears: A Study of Owen Barfield
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Why Leaders Can’t Lead: The Unconscious Conspiracy Continues by Warren Bennis
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Overview: Leaders beware. There’s an unconscious conspiracy afoot, aiming to sabotage your plans and undermine your vision. Entrenched bureaucracy, ominous social trends, and mind-numbing routine are among its members?and their proliferation is an unfortunate sign of our times. But take heart. In this highly acclaimed work, legendary management consultant Warren Bennis unmasks the culprits, analyzes their tactics, and offers new insights for change agents struggling to take charge in an era that conspires against effective leadership.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General