In Deepest Consequences

Author: Scott Kaufmann
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
ISBN: 1933836784
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In Deepest Consequences. Calvin Samuels is a public defender with a passion for sticking by the underdog. His clients are desperate men and women with desperate cases. Like John Rogers. Although Samuels saved him from a life behind bars, he couldn’t save his life. Within months of his acquittal, Rogers’ body is fished from the Ohio River, two bullet holes in the back of his head. Police speculate his death was the result of a drug deal gone bad. Believing he failed a friend who depended on him, Samuels seeks redemption in the representation of Mark Alexander, accused of the brutal murder of two drug dealers. Needing to believe in his client’s innocence, however, Samuels is blind to clues that Alexander is not what, or who, he seems. Until he meets Allison Morris, Alexander’s former lover and the prosecution’s most damning witness. Could Alexander actually be Rogers’ murderer? But when the trial finally reaches its stunning conclusion, Samuels’ descent into the maelstrom has only just begun.

Difficult Atheism Post Theological Thinking In Alain Badiou Jean Luc Nancy And Quentin Meillassoux

Author: Christopher Watkin
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748677275
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Difficult Atheism Post Theological Thinking In Alain Badiou Jean Luc Nancy And Quentin Meillassoux. Reassesses the term 'atheism' in the context of contemporary French philosophy. Drawing primarily on the work of Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux, Watkin explores post-theological reassessments of atheism through the ideas of the death of God and nihilism in contemporary French philosophy, and probes the limits of any 'atheistic politics'. He argues that rigorous atheism is elusive, and that Continental thought, even in its most stridently atheistic guises, has yet fully come to terms with the death of God.

Mental Evolution In Man

Author: George John Romanes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108037976
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Mental Evolution In Man. Following on from Romanes' Mental Evolution in Animals, this study of human psychological evolution was originally published in 1888.

The Life Of Jean Jaur S

Author: Harvey Goldberg
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299025649
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The Life Of Jean Jaur S. A biography of the great French socialist and intellectual.

Superheroes And Philosophy

Author: Thomas V. Morris
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 0812695739
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Superheroes And Philosophy. A collection of essays by various authors that explore how superheroes deal with a variety of philosophical issues.

A Pact With Vichy

Author: Emanuel Rota
Publisher: Fordham University Press
ISBN: 0823245667
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A Pact With Vichy. Angelo Tasca, a pivotal figure in 20th-century Italian political history, and indeed European history, is frequently overshadowed by his Fascist opponent Mussolini or his Socialist and Communist colleagues (Gramsci and Togliatti). Yet, as Emanuel Rota reveals in this captivating biography, Tasca--also known as Serra, A. Rossi, Andr? Leroux, and XX--was in fact a key political player in the first half of the 20th century and an ill-fated representative of the age of political extremes he helped to create. In A Pact with Vichy, readers meet the Italian intellect and politician with fresh eyes as the author demystifies Tasca's seemingly bizarre trajectory from revolutionary Socialist to Communist to supporter of the Vichy regime. Rota demonstrates how Tasca, an indefatigable cultural operator and Socialist militant, tried all his life to maintain his commitment to scientific analysis in the face of the rise of Fascism and Stalinism, but his struggle ended in a personal and political defeat that seemed to contradict all his life when he lent his support to the Vichy government. Through Tasca's complex life, A Pact with Vichy vividly reconstructs and elucidates the even more complex networks and debates that animated the Italian and French Left in the first half of the 20th century. After his expulsion from the Italian Communist Party as a result of his refusal to conform to Stalinism, Tasca reinvented his life in Paris, where he participated in the intense political debates of the 1930s. Rota explores how Tasca's political choices were motivated by the desperate attempt to find an alternative between Nazism and Stalinism, even when this alternative had the ambiguous borders of Vichy's collaborationist regime. A Pact with Vichy uncovers how Tasca's betrayal of his own ideal was tragically the result of his commitment to political realism in the brief age of triumphant Fascism. This riveting, perceptive biography offers readers a privileged window into one of the 20th century's most intriguing yet elusive characters. It is a must-read for history buffs, students, and scholars alike.