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The Loneliness Factor...: Note to Self

by MADDIE ALICE

Can a woman truly talk herself out of having an affair with a married man? In this stream of consciousness, the pros and cons are dramatized, as the main character tries to figure out, the hows and whys she now finds herself in this position. Her struggles are apparent, as she extols both sides of the equation, finding herself losing at the battle of loneliness. A heartfelt soliloquy, she tries to blame and rationalize. She needs to be heard...

Genre: Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Self-Help & Counselling, Relationships
Size: 20 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 December 2018 onward  

The Epic of Kings- Hero Tales of Ancient Persia (Wisehouse Classics - The Authoritative Edition)

by Abuʾl-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi

The Shahnameh, also transliterated as Shahnama (“The Book of Kings”), is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of Greater Iran. Consisting of some 50,000 “distichs” or couplets (2-line verses), the Shahnameh is the world's longest epic poem written by a single poet. It tells mainly the mythical and to some extent the historical past of the Persian Empire from the creation of the world until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century. Today Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and the greater region influenced by the Persian culture (such as Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Dagestan) celebrate this national epic.The work is of central importance in Persian culture, regarded as a literary masterpiece, and definitive of t...

Genre: Fiction, Fiction Classics, Poetry, History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 236 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
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Robots Like Blue

by Anthony J. Deeney

CAN LOVE BE DIGITISED?

What if you discover that your brand new, shiny robot is self-aware, as Lucy Walker does with ‘Robbie?’
It is 2162. Brian Webster, the self-absorbed, unstable leader of Harrowgate & Webster Robotics, develops the most adaptive and responsive robot of all time, thanks to a revolutionary quantum computer processing ‘brain’ and groundbreaking Gen5 software. However, he installs the ‘Governor,' overseeing software that monitors the robots behaviour adding a second layer of safety routines. With the ability to force compliance, the Governor essentially denies the robots their freedom.
Brian Webster ruthlessly exploits robots, colleagues, and even his own son, in his obsession to crush his powerful rival, Enorpa Robotics.
Lucy, a...

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Hard Science Fiction, Metaphysical & Visionary
Size: 341 pages
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Youth and the Crisis: Unemployment, education and health in Europe (Routledge Studies in Labour Economics Book 1)

by Gianluigi Coppola and Niall O'Higgins

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Labour & Industrial Relations
Size: 308 pages
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The Arab Spring Five Years Later: Toward Great Inclusiveness

by Hafez Ghanem

The dilemma felt by Arab youth was captured in Tunisia by the selfimmolation in 2010 of Mohamed Bouazizi, who was frustrated by restrictions on his small street-vending business. His death became the catalyst for revolts throughout the Middle East. The frustration had been building for some time: large segments of society were denied economic progress, while the middle class was squeezed, and governments had cut back on services and public employment.Since the series of uprisings began, the debate in Arab countries has focused almost exclusively on politics and questions of national identity. However, economic issues are driving the agenda, and real economic grievances must be addressed in order for the many transitions to succeed.Hafez Ghanem gives a thorough assessment of the Arab Spring...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, International, History, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 168 pages
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Weather & Climate Services for the Energy Industry

by Alberto Troccoli and Alberto Troccoli

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Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 197 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Live Your Life Purpose: Holistic Approach To Doing Your Best

by Peter J Karlsson and Wataru Ohnishi

She left the management team meeting in a hurry. The new time-lines would have to be analyzed and her unit’s work re-prioritized, again. What would they think of her; would her team still trust her as their leader? Thoughts and feelings where dancing a wild dance inside her. All her experience and intuition told her this was a bad idea, potentially catastrophic for her unit. Still she found herself arguing in the meeting for it to be decided and to make this tighter schedule move forward. It made her feel strong and important in the meeting. Still, she had a conflicting feeling that she was jumping in over her head this time. She knew deep inside that this was not only about her and her own capacity; she would not be able to make this happen without the full engagement, skills and commit...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help
Size: 420 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Nuel Belnap on Indeterminism and Free Action (Outstanding Contributions to Logic Book 2)

by Thomas Müller and Thomas Müller

This volume seeks to further the use of formal methods in clarifying one of the central problems of philosophy: that of our free human agency and its place in our indeterministic world. It celebrates the important contributions made in this area by Nuel Belnap, American logician and philosopher.Philosophically, indeterminism and free action can seem far apart, but in Belnap’s work, they are intimately linked. This book explores their philosophical interconnectedness through a selection of original research papers that build forth on Belnap’s logical and philosophical work. Some contributions take the form of critical discussions of Belnap's published work, some develop points made in his publications in new directions, and others provide additional insights on the topics of indetermini...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 409 pages
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Fading Foundations: Probability and the Regress Problem (Synthese Library Book 383)

by David Atkinson and Jeanne Peijnenburg

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book addresses the age-old problem of infinite regresses in epistemology. How can we ever come to know something if knowing requires having good reasons, and reasons can only be good if they are backed by good reasons in turn? The problem has puzzled philosophers ever since antiquity, giving rise to what is often called Agrippa's Trilemma. The current volume approaches the old problem in a provocative and thoroughly contemporary way. Taking seriously the idea that good reasons are typically probabilistic in character, it develops and defends a new solution that challenges venerable philosophical intuitions and explains why they were mistakenly held. Key to the new solution is the phenomenon of fading foundations, according to which di...

Genre: Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, Mathematics, Physics
Size: 238 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Contemporary Bioethics: Islamic Perspective

by Mohammed Ali Al-Bar and Hassan Chamsi-Pasha

This book discusses the common principles of morality and ethics derived from divinely endowed intuitive reason through the creation of al-fitr' a (nature) and human intellect (al-‘aql). Biomedical topics are presented and ethical issues related to topics such as genetic testing, assisted reproduction and organ transplantation are discussed.Whereas these natural sources are God’s special gifts to human beings, God’s revelation as given to the prophets is the supernatural source of divine guidance through which human communities have been guided at all times through history. The second part of the book concentrates on the objectives of Islamic religious practice – the maqa' sid – which include: Preservation of Faith, Preservation of Life, Preservation of Mind (intellect and reason...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths
Size: 267 pages
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Energy Poverty: (Dis)Assembling Europe's Infrastructural Divide

by Stefan Bouzarovski

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Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 117 pages
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Self-Reported Population Health: An International Perspective based on EQ-5D

by Agota Szende and Bas Janssen

The EQ-5D instrument, as a standardized, cross-culturally validated measure of self-assessed health has a hugely important role in understanding population health within and across countries. Over the past two decades a wealth of international population health survey data have been accumulated by the EuroQol Group from research conducted in many countries across four continents. One of the success factors of the EQ-5D instruments has been the easy availability of national or international sets of EQ-5D data, as well as clear explanations and guidance for users. There is an unmet need to produce a comprehensive book that captures up-to-date and expanded information of EQ-5D self-reported health and index values. EQ-5D population norms and cross-country analyses are provided from representa...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 196 pages
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Formalizing the Shadow Economy in Serbia: Policy Measures and Growth Effects (Contributions to Economics)

by Gorana Krstić and Friedrich Schneider

The main objective of this book is to develop a strategy and policy measures to enhance the formalization of the shadow economy in order to improve the competitiveness of the economy and contribute to economic growth; it explores these issues with special reference to Serbia. The size and development of the shadow economy in Serbia and other Central and Eastern European countries are estimated using two different methods (the MIMIC method and household-tax-compliance method). Micro-estimates are based on a special survey of business entities in Serbia, which for the first time allows us to explore the shadow economy from the perspective of enterprises and entrepreneurs. The authors identify the types of shadow economy at work in business entities, the determinants of shadow economy partici...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 179 pages
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Submissive Volume 2: Candid interviews with 15 lifestyle submissives

by Roy Turner

‘Submissive Volume 2’, adds to the largely well received and popular Volume 1 in exploring deeper than ever before the largely hidden world of the submissive and masochistic female. If you thought Volume 1 was good then you’re be sure to check out this one out as well.

This eBook is an extremely candid and definitive record of the experiences of 15 lifestyle submissive females, it certainly isn’t some ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ or Nancy Friday fantasy-fest. These women ‘walk the talk’; whether it be extreme role-play, slave training, pony-girl, enforced servitude and prostitution, abduction and kidnapping. Consequently, some of the experiences related here could be considered extremely shocking and genuinely disturbing. It’s definitely not one for the faint heart...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Health & Fitness, Sex
Size: 92 pages
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The Onlife Manifesto: Being Human in a Hyperconnected Era

by Luciano Floridi

What is the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on the human condition? In order to address this question, in 2012 the European Commission organized a research project entitled The Onlife Initiative: concept reengineering for rethinking societal concerns in the digital transition. This volume collects the work of the Onlife Initiative. It explores how the development and widespread use of ICTs have a radical impact on the human condition.ICTs are not mere tools but rather social forces that are increasingly affecting our self-conception (who we are), our mutual interactions (how we socialise); our conception of reality (our metaphysics); and our interactions with reality (our agency). In each case, ICTs have a huge ethical, legal, and political significance, yet one...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 279 pages
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Microfinance 3.0: Reconciling Sustainability with Social Outreach and Responsible Delivery

by Doris Köhn and Doris Köhn

This book focuses on the achievements, current trends and further potential of microfinance to scale-up and serve many more clients with financial services that enable them to improve their living conditions. The book asks what it takes to achieve sustainable impact: to know your clients and to understand their needs, to treat them in a fair and transparent way, and to safeguard the synthesis between the financial and social dimension of sustainable microfinance. The book also sheds light on the future funding landscape and what is necessary to bring more commercial funders on board while ensuring that these new funders will continue the commitment to responsible finance. While being forward looking, the book reflects the debate on core values of microfinance, triggered by recent criticism...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 199 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The dance of Zen (Zen and the monk Book 4)

by Dean Moriarty

The story of a dance with the divine...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Fiction, Action & Adventure, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Romance, Teen & Young Adult, Literature & Fiction
Size: 111 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Cruel World

by Albert Ball

What kind of world have we humans created? Increasing numbers of us live in fearof losing our homes and jobs, many forced to rely on the charity of food banks to feedourselves and our children. Many of us live on the streets in utter destitution, often withmental health problems, and no-one seems to care. Many more of us live in poorcountries where for want of clean water and basic sanitation we must watch helplessly asour children and infants die in their millions every year. At the other end of the scalesome of us have wealth that can't be consumed in a thousand lifetimes. Then there arethe environmental dangers that we all face - scarcity of fresh water, widespread pollutionof the air, sea and rivers, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, and above all climate change -and our governments...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 735 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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A History of Male Psychological Disorders in Britain, 1945-1980 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Alison Haggett

This book is open access under a CC BY license.Statistically, women appear to suffer more frequently from depressive and anxiety disorders, featuring more regularly in primary care figures for consultations, diagnoses and prescriptions for psychotropic medication. This has been consistently so throughout the post-war period with current figures suggesting that women are approximately twice more likely to suffer from affective disorders than men. However, this book suggests that the statistical landscape reveals only part of the story. Currently, 75 per cent of suicides are among men, and this trend can also be traced back historically to data that suggests this has been the case since the beginning of the twentieth-century. This book suggests that male psychological illness was in fact no ...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 230 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 December 2018 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
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The Secret of Secrets ( interview with the deadman ) 1 Part

by Uncle Max

This is the first part of the incredible interview to Uncle Max. Uncle Max was a mysterious, unknown and powerfull western mystic, who died 4 years ago. This first work is part of a project called “The testament of Uncle Max”. Nobody has ever been so frank, trustful in the other people's comprehension, and exhaustive in telling the secret, or rather, “the Secret of Secrets”, which contains the powers of awareness and opens the magics of the Soul. The true “New Age” has just been born. At last, everyone in the world will be allowed to know and learn the simple and hidden “art of salvation”. “Although it seems to be impossible, this is the only natural way to solve definitively every limitation, anxiety or panicDon't suffer uselessly.Join my world.Uncle Max....

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, New Age, Other Practices, Science & Maths, Health & Fitness, Alternative Medicine
Size: 19 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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An Android Dog's Tale: A Sci-Fi Counter-Fantasy Novel

by D.L. Morrese

The Galactic Organic Development Corporation searches the galaxy for primitive sentient species to save from extinction, and then transplants colonies of them to Corporation agricultural planets where they can live happily and safely. The transplanted species survives, and the Corporation Project planets produce some of the most expensive and sought-after food in the galaxy, which it sells to developed worlds with this guarantee:

Caringly grown, cultivated and harvested by simple sentient life forms.
No artificial ingredients, pesticides, herbicides, or mechanized equipment used in processing.
Guaranteed 100% organic.

Of course, keeping the primitives primitive enough to ensure the Corporation’s promise of natural purity can be a challenge, especia...

Genre: Fiction, Action & Adventure, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction
Size: 307 pages
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Poverty Reduction Policies and Practices in Developing Asia (Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being)

by Almas Heshmati and Esfandiar Maasoumi

This book looks at the major policy challenges facing developing Asia and how the region sustains rapid economic growth to reduce multidimensional poverty through socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable measures. Asia is facing many challenges arising from population growth, rapid urbanization, provision of services, climate change and the need to redress declining growth after the global financial crisis. This book examines poverty and related issues and aims to advance the development of new tools and measurement of multidimensional poverty and poverty reduction policy analysis. The book covers a wide range of issues, including determinants and causes of poverty and its changes; consequences and impacts of poverty on human capital formation, growth and consumption; assessment ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 314 pages
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Policy-Oriented Technology Assessment Across Europe: Expanding Capacities

by Lars Klüver and Øjvind Nielsen, Rasmus

This book is open access under a CC-BY license.Policy-making to address grand challenges faces greater complexity than any previous project of modernization. Future scenarios are haunted by uncertainty and there is real ambivalence as to the values that policy should strive for. In this situation decision-makers look to research and innovation to provide answers and solutions. But neither can the great transitions ahead be planned by science, nor will conventional methods of innovation bring such transitions about. A turn to interactive governance is therefore underway with policy-makers and citizens becoming increasingly involved in processes of deliberating futures. Technology Assessment (TA) is the art of structuring such processes. TA goes beyond traditional expert policy analysis by s...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Computing, Hardware, Microsoft, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory, Science & Maths
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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The Art of Worldly Wisdom

by Baltasar Gracián

Baroque philosopher Balthasar Gracian’s The Art of Worldly Wisdom consists of three hundred maxims spanning a wide range of topics relating to all aspects of life and human behavior. Gracian was a Spanish Jesuit Priest whose sermons and writings were disapproved of by his superiors. Admired by Schopenhauer and Nietzsche for the depth and subtlety of his observations, Gracian’s collection of pithy insights deserves place alongside similar classic manuals of self-improvement from antiquity like the Enchiridion of Epictetus and Seneca’s Letters....

Genre: Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, Reference, History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Way of Initiation or, How to Attain Knowledge of the Higher Worlds

by Rudolf Steiner and Max Gysi

Rudolf Steiner was a philosopher, social thinker, architect, and esotericist. His philosophical work, which he termed spiritual science, sought to provide a connection between the cognitive path of Western philosophy and the inner and spiritual needs of the human being. In The Way of Initiation, Steiner details the exercises and moral qualities to be cultivated on the path to a conscious experience of ‘supersensible’ realities. His short but powerful book is intended as a guide for achieving spiritual vision....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Judaism
Size: 170 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Negotiating Bioethics: The Governance of UNESCO’s Bioethics Programme (Genetics and Society)

by Adèle Langlois

The sequencing of the entire human genome has opened up unprecedented possibilities for healthcare, but also ethical and social dilemmas about how these can be achieved, particularly in developing countries. UNESCO’s Bioethics Programme was established to address such issues in 1993. Since then, it has adopted three declarations on human genetics and bioethics (1997, 2003 and 2005), set up numerous training programmes around the world and debated the need for an international convention on human reproductive cloning. Negotiating Bioethics presents Langlois' research on the negotiation and implementation of the three declarations and the human cloning debate, based on fieldwork carried out in Kenya, South Africa, France and the UK, among policy-makers, geneticists, ethicists, civil societ...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, International, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 212 pages
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History and Power in the Study of Law: New Directions in Legal Anthropology (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by June Starr and Jane F. Collier

Building on earlier work in the anthropology of law and taking a critical stance toward it, June Starr and Jane F. Collier ask, "Should social anthropologists continue to isolate the ‘legal’ as a separate field of study?" To answer this question, they confront critics of legal anthropology who suggest that the subfield is dying and advocate a reintegration of legal anthropology into a renewed general anthropology. Chapters by anthropologists, sociologists, and law professors, using anthropological rather than legal methodologies, provide original analyses of particular legal developments. Some contributors adopt an interpretative approach, focusing on law as a system of meaning; others adopt a materialistic approach, analyzing the economic and political forces that historically shaped ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 352 pages
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Equality under the Constitution: Reclaiming the Fourteenth Amendment

by Judith A. Baer

The principle of equality embedded in the Declaration of Independence and reaffirmed in the Constitution does not distinguish between individuals according to their capacities or merits. It is written into these documents to ensure that each and every person enjoys equal respect and equal rights. Judith Baer maintains, however, that in fact American judicial decisions have consistently denied individuals the form of equality to which they are legally entitled—that the courts have interpreted constitutional guarantees of equal protection in ways that undermine the original intent of Congress. In Equality under the Constitution, Baer examines the background, scope, and purpose of the Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment and the history of its interpretation by the courts. She traces the d...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 304 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Leviathan (Wisehouse Classics - The Original Authoritative Edition)

by Thomas Hobbes and Sam Vaseghi

LEVIATHAN or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil-commonly referred to as Leviathan-is a book written by Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) and published in 1651 (revised Latin edition 1668). Its name derives from the biblical Leviathan. The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory. Leviathan ranks as a classic western work on statecraft comparable to Machiavelli's The Prince. Written during the English Civil War (1642-1651), Leviathan argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Hobbes wrote that civil war and the brute situation of a state of nature ("the war of all against all") could only be avoided by strong undivided gov...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Leadership, Practical Politics, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 362 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 December 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
3 reviews

A History of Self-Harm in Britain: A Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Chris Millard

This book is open access under a CC BY license and is the first account of self-harming behaviour in its proper historical and political context. The rise of self-cutting and overdosing in the 20th century is linked to the sweeping changes in mental and physical health, and wider political context. The welfare state, social work, Second World War, closure of the asylums, even the legalization of suicide, are all implicated in the prominence of self harm in Britain. The rise of 'overdosing as a cry for help' is linked to the integration of mental and physical healthcare, the NHS, and the change in the law on suicide and attempted suicide. The shift from overdosing to self-cutting as the most prominent 'self-damaging' behaviour is also explained, linked to changes in hospital organization an...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 280 pages
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