This book presents the ontological and logical foundation of a new form of thinking, the beginning of an “absolute phenomenology.” It does so in the context of the history of thought in Europe and America. It explores the ramifications of a categorically new logic. Thinkers dealt with include Plato, Galileo, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Peirce, James, Dewey, Derrida, McDermott, and Altizer.

Author ,
Isbn 1438410255
Genre Religion
Year
Pages 696
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MDP Publishing has compiled a collection of 6 Novels, novelettes, novellas and short stories from prolific Science Fiction icon Isaac Asimov. These stories were originally published by Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine in the early 1950's. Stories include the 3 part full length novel Tyrann, as well as Hostess, The C-Chute, Darwinian Pool Room, The Martian Way and The Deep. With over 350+ electronic pages and all of the originally artwork from each issue of Galaxy, you can experience these stories the same way science fiction fans from the 1950's did! Look for more editions of MDP'sGalaxy's Science Fiction series, available now at e-retailers worldwide.

Author Isaac Asimov
Isbn 1944409149
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-07-15
Pages 365
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The multiple-award-winning science fiction master returns to the universe that is his greatest triumph--the world of Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion --with a novel even more magnificent than its predecessors. Dan Simmons's Hyperion was an immediate sensation on its first publication in 1989. This staggering multifaceted tale of the far future heralded the conquest of the science fiction field by a man who had already won the World Fantasy Award for his first novel (Song of Kali) and had also published one of the most well-received horror novels in the field, Carrion Comfort. Hyperion went on to win the Hugo Award as Best Novel, and it and its companion volume, The Fall of Hyperion, took their rightful places in the science fiction pantheon of new classics. Now, six years later, Simmons returns to this richly imagined world of technological achievement, excitement, wonder and fear. Endymion is a story about love and memory, triumph and terror--an instant candidate for the field's highest honors.

Author Dan Simmons
Isbn 0307781917
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-01-05
Pages 576
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Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy is one of the highwater marks of science fiction.The monumental story of a Galactic Empire in decline and a secret society of scientists who seek to shorten the coming Dark Age with tools of Psychohistory, Foundation pioneered many themes of modern science fiction.Now, with the approval of the Asimov estate, three of today's most acclaimed authors have completed the epic the Grand Master left unfinished. The Second Foundation Trilogy begins with Gregory Benford's Foundation's Fear, telling the origins of Hari Seldon, the Foundation's creator. Greg Bear's Foundation and Chaos relates the epic tale of Seldon's downfall and the first stirrings of robotic rebellion. Now, in David Brin's Foundation's Triumph, Seldon is about to escape exile and risk everything for one final quest-a search for knowledge and the power it bestows. The outcome of this final journey may secure humankind's future-or witness its final downfall...

Author David Brin
Isbn 9780061795343
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 400
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A millennium into the future, two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. On the beautiful Outer World planet of Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead a hermit-like existence, their every need attended to by their faithful robot servants. To this strange and provocative planet comes Detective Elijah Baley, sent from the streets of New York with his positronic partner, the robot R. Daneel Olivaw, to solve an incredible murder that has rocked Solaria to its foundations. The victim had been so reclusive that he appeared to his associates only through holographic projection. Yet someone had gotten close enough to bludgeon him to death while robots looked on. Now Baley and Olivaw are faced with two clear impossibilities: Either the Solarian was killed by one of his robots--unthinkable under the laws of Robotics--or he was killed by the woman who loved him so much that she never came into his presence!

Author Isaac Asimov
Isbn 0307792404
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-04-13
Pages 288
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The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost. Their father was a sand diver, one of the elite few who could travel deep beneath the desert floor and bring up the relics and scraps that keep their people alive. But their father is gone. And the world he left behind might be next. Welcome to the world of Sand, a novel by New York Times best-selling author Hugh Howey. Sand is an exploration of lawlessness, the tale of a land ignored. Here is a people left to fend for themselves. Adjust your ker and take a last, deep breath before you enter.

Author Hugh Howey
Isbn 0358716802
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-07-06
Pages 336
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Hadrian Marlowe, a man revered as a hero and despised as a murderer, chronicles his tale in the galaxy-spanning debut of the Sun Eater series, merging the best of space opera and epic fantasy. It was not his war. The galaxy remembers him as a hero: the man who burned every last alien Cielcin from the sky. They remember him as a monster: the devil who destroyed a sun, casually annihilating four billion human lives—even the Emperor himself—against Imperial orders. But Hadrian was not a hero. He was not a monster. He was not even a soldier. On the wrong planet, at the right time, for the best reasons, Hadrian Marlowe starts down a path that can only end in fire. He flees his father and a future as a torturer only to be left stranded on a strange, backwater world. Forced to fight as a gladiator and navigate the intrigues of a foreign planetary court, Hadrian must fight a war he did not start, for an Empire he does not love, against an enemy he will never understand.

Author Christopher Ruocchio
Isbn 0756413028
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-07-03
Pages 624
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Gold is the final and crowning achievement of the fifty-year career of science fiction's transcendent genius, the world-famous author who defined the field of science fiction for its practitioners, its millions of readers, and the world at large. The first section contains stories that range from the humorous to the profound, at the heart of which is the title story, "Gold," a moving and revealing drama about a writer who gambles everything on a chance at immortality: a gamble Asimov himself made -- and won. The second section contains the grand master's ruminations on the SF genre itself. And the final section is comprised of Asimov's thoughts on the craft and writing of science fiction.

Author Isaac Asimov
Isbn 9780061802706
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-03-17
Pages 416
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The third novel in the award-winning author's classic Galactic Center series is available once again. "A challenging, pacesetting work of hard science fiction that should not be missed" (Los Angeles Times). Nearly 100,000 years after first contact with the machines that dominate the universe, a few hundred humans survive. Trapped on Snowglade, a barren world near the center of the galaxy, people like Killeen of Family Bishop and his child Toby are primitive scavengers, homeless and hunted by the ruling "mechs." Then suddenly, a strange cosmic entity-neither organic nor cybernetic nor living matter-reaches out from a black hole to speak with Killeen. But can this fallen descendant of starfarers understand this alien being in time-and seize his only chance to save his family and mankind from final annihilation?

Author Gregory Benford
Isbn 9780446567503
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-10-31
Pages 464
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“David Anthony Durham has serious chops. I can’t wait to read whatever he writes next." —George R. R. Martin David Anthony Durham’s gripping Acacia Trilogy continues with an epic novel where loyalties are tested, new worlds are discovered, and battle lines are being drawn. A few years have passed since Queen Corinn has usurped control of the Known World—and she now rules with an iron fist. With plans to expand her empire, she sends her brother, Dariel, on an exploratory mission across the sea to The Other Lands. There, he discovers an alliance of tribes that have no interest in being ruled by Queen Corinn and the Akarans. In fact, Dariel’s arrival ignites a firestorm that once more exposes The Known World to a massive invasion, one unlike anything they have yet faced . . .

Author David Anthony Durham
Isbn 0385532113
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-09-15
Pages 608
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After ten years at war, Jev Dharrow looks forward to hanging up his sword, relaxing with a cool mug of ale, and forgetting that the love of his life married another man while he was gone. But when his ship sails into port, a beautiful woman wearing the garb of an inquisitor from one of the religious orders waits to arrest him. His crime? He’s accused of stealing an ancient artifact with the power to start another war. Jev would gladly hand over the artifact to stop more suffering, but he has no idea where it is or even what it looks like. The inquisitor woman definitely has the wrong person. Inquisitor Zenia Cham grew up with nothing, but she has distinguished herself as one of the most capable law enforcers in the city, and she’s next in line to become archmage of the temple. All she has to do is find the Eye of Truth, and her superiors are certain that Jev has it. He tries to charm her with his twinkling eyes and easy smile, but she’s not letting any man get between her and her dreams. Especially not a thief. If Jev can’t convince Zenia they’re on the same side, find the artifact, and clear his name, his homecoming will turn into a jail sentence. Or worse.

Author Lindsay Buroker
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Genre Fiction
Year 2021-03-11
Pages 256
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La science-fiction est éminemment politique. Parce qu’elle permet de voir ce qui pourrait être, elle se fait le miroir de nos craintes collectives les plus criantes. D’Isaac Asimov à Andrew Scott Card, en passant par les superhéros de Marvel ainsi que les mondes de Star Wars et de Star Trek, les auteurs se penchent sur les représentations politiques portées par les œuvres de ce genre afin de faire ressortir les rapports de force et les relations de pouvoir qui s’exercent dans notre monde.

Author Isabelle Lacroix,Karine Prémont
Isbn 2760543706
Genre Political Science
Year 2016-04-13T00:00:00-04:00
Pages 268
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Lilyan Kesteloot est une pionnière de l’enseignement des littératures africaines, qu’elles relèvent de l’oralité ou de l’écriture littéraire. Ses importantes contributions à l’émergence de ce champ ont motivé ses disciples, ses collègues et amis, à réunir les vingt articles du présent ouvrage. Leurs analyses constituent un bouquet d’hommages orientés vers les nombreux sujets et les thématiques variées qui ont préoccupé Madame Kesteloot. Professeur à l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) de Dakar et directrice de recherche à l’Institut fondamental d’Afrique noire (IFAN), elle y a fondé et dirigé le Laboratoire de littératures et civilisations africaines. À la Sorbonne (Université Paris IV), elle a animé des séminaires de recherche en littérature africaine francophone. Elle est également à l’origine de la création du Réseau euro-africain de recherche sur les épopées (REARE) qui a inauguré le dialogue scientifique direct entre les spécialistes des deux continents. Au carrefour des littératures explore, dans un premier temps, la question des épopées et des chansons de geste. Les chapitres suivants sont orientés vers des études de cas consacrées à d’autres genres littéraires (roman en français ou en langues africaines, autobiographie, poésie...). La question de la traduction et de l’écriture en langues africaines est également abordée. On trouvera les contributions de R. Ndiaye, J.-P. Martin, D. Boutet, C. Seydou, F. Suard, Amade Faye, M.-A. Thirard, Mamoussé Diagne, A. Ouedraogo, Ibrahima Wane, U. Baumgardt, J. Derive, O. M. Tandina, A. I. A. Daouda, M.-R. Abomo-Maurin, M. Lorin et Aliou Mohamadou, X. Garnier, Papa Samba Diop, A. Keïta. Abdoulaye Keïta est chercheur au Laboratoire de littératures et civilisations africaines de l’IFAN/UCAD (Institut fondamental d’Afrique noire/ Université Cheikh Anta Diop) et chargé de cours de littérature orale africaine à la faculté des Lettres et sciences humaines de l’UCAD. Dans la préparation de ce volume, il a été épaulé par Ursula Baumgardt, professeur à l’Inalco et membre du LLACAN (Inalco, CNRS, PRES Sorbonne Paris- Cité). Table des matières Abdoulaye Keïta, Introduction 1. A. Raphaël Ndiaye, Ouverture, À Lilyan Kesteloot : hommage et témoignages 2. Pierre Martin, Épopées africaines et chansons de geste, dix ans après la création du REARE 3. Dominique Boutet, Chanson de geste et fantasme communautaire : autour de La Chanson de Roland 4. Christiane Seydou, Espace héroïque : devises de villes dans l’épopée peule du Mali 5. François Suard, Étude des rapports entre hagiographie et épopée. L’exemple de L’Épopée de Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba 6. Amade Faye, Du regard de l’autre au regard sur soi en littérature : l’exemple seereer dans l’espace sénégambien 7. Marie-Agnès Thirard, De l’autre côté du miroir des contes 8. Mamoussé Diagne, « On est au cinéma ! », a dit Lilyan Kesteloot 9. Albert Ouedraogo, Le triomphe de l’orphelin. L’exemple d’un conte moore 10. Ibrahima Wane, Figures et parures d’une parole : le chant de Ndiaga Mbaye 11. Ursula Baumgardt, Littérature orale et alphabétisation : quelques réflexions à partir du peul 12. Jean Derive, Les avatars de l’épopée de Sunjata de l’oralité à la littérature 13. Ousmane M. Tandina, Sarraounia, une épopée écrite ? 14. Abdoul Aziz Issa Daouda, L’écriture narrative de Boubou Hama : une autre manière de dire le conte oral 15. Marie-Rose Abomo-Maurin, Lilyan Kesteloot et la littérature camerounaise 16. Marie Lorin, Le Cavalier et son ombre de Boubacar Boris Diop : le griot romancier face au devoir de mémoire 17. Xavier Garnier, John Okello : L’ange noir de l’île de Zanzibar 18. Marie Lorin, L’édition, instrument pour la promotion des langues et cultures africaines. Entretien avec Aliou Mohamadou co-fondateur de la revue Binndi e Jande 19. Papa Samba Diop, Doomi golo de Buubakar Bóris Jóob. De la traduction littérale à la traduction française proposée par l’auteur 20. Abdoulaye Keïta, Lilyan Kesteloot 50 ans après, un nouveau souffle pour la littérature africaine Ils en ont parlé Un article de Tirthankar Chanda publié le 20 novembre 2013 sur le site de RFI

Author KEÏTA Abdoulaye (sous la direction de )
Isbn 2811109870
Genre ,
Year 2013-08-06
Pages 372
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À l'occasion des 50 ans de la création de cette bande dessinée culte et de son adaptation au cinéma par Luc Besson (sortie en juillet 2017), les éditions Dargaud rééditent la collection complète des intégrales. Sous de nouvelles couvertures et avec une nouvelle maquette, ces deux intégrales proposent chacune trois épisodes de Valérian (dont L'Ambassadeur des ombres, l'histoire qui a inspiré Besson) ainsi que la suite et la fin de l'entretien entre le réalisateur et les deux créateurs.

Author Pierre Christin
Isbn 2205169939
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2016-11-18T00:00:00+01:00
Pages 172
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L'Union européenne (UE) est devenue une forteresse ultralibérale. D'élargissement en élargissement, de guerre économique en ouverture des marchés, le piège de la construction européenne s'est refermé sur les peuples, priés d'accepter cet eurolibéralisme à marche forcée. Devant le mécontentement grandissant des citoyens, certains partis appellent à réformer « l'Europe » de l'intérieur, sans jamais dire comment y parvenir. Rien de surprenant, puisque les institutions furent verrouillées pour, justement, interdire tout changement d'orientation. Des gouvernements traînent parfois des pieds, et retardent la transcription de directive quitte à se faire tirer l'oreille. Mais ils finissent toujours par se plier aux exigences libérales du droit communautaire. Pour rompre avec cette Europe du capitalisme, il faut assumer une autre position : celle de la désobéissance européenne. Mettre en place des politiques sociales et environnementales nécessitera souvent de construire un droit national en rupture avec le droit européen. Il faudra inverser la hiérarchie des normes pour que ce droit national prime à nouveau sur le droit communautaire. Tout le monde le sait, mais personne ne le dit. C'est la raison pour laquelle les programmes politiques de nombreux partis progressistes sont totalement incohérents et conduisent à l'échec électoral. Face au plus grand tabou politique de notre époque, ce livre met les pieds dans le plat : des États courageux, à commencer par la France, doivent provoquer une crise institutionnelle salutaire en désobéissant à l'UE.

Author Jacques Attali
Isbn 2213665079
Genre Social Science
Year 2011-04-06
Pages 418
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Après les succès de Atlas du monde global et de l’Atlas crises et des conflits, Pascal Boniface et Hubert Védrine s’intéressent à la France, « ce vieux pays ». Entre l’excès de prétention et la sous-estimation de soi, la France actuelle a du mal à trouver le juste milieu, alors même qu’elle demeure une puissance qui a une influence mondiale. Comment la France s’est-elle construite ? Quels sont ses atouts pour affronter la mondialisation et quelles relations entretient-elle avec les principaux États (partenaires historiques, pays émergents) ? Servi par une cartographie originale et pédagogique cet ouvrage revient également sur les clichés et stéréotypes véhiculés dans les autres pays. De ce portrait minutieux se dégage un certain nombre de pistes pour penser le rôle économique, culturel et politique de la France au XXIe siècle.

Author Pascal Boniface,Hubert Védrine
Isbn 2200276958
Genre Art
Year 2011-11-02
Pages 128
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Ce second volume consacré aux Sites de la mémoire russe poursuit et complète un relevé de la civilisation russe qui s'inspire des Lieux de mémoire de Pierre Nora. Ni articles sociologiques ou anthropologiques, ni encyclopédie, c'est un choix des topoï de la mémoire russe. Lieux et institutions de cette mémoire dans le tome 1, consacré à sa géographie, grandes étapes de son fonctionnement et dysfonctionnement dans ce tome 2, consacré à son histoire. Le "récit historique russe" naquit au début du XIXe siècle, avec Nicolaï Karamzine. Il est étayé par "l'invention" des Antiquités russes, la série des Chroniques commencée sous Nicolas Ier et poursuivie aujourd'hui, les lettres écrittes sur écorce de bouleaux découvertes depuis 1951 dans les fouilles de Novgorod. Peinture et musique russes ont grandement contribué à ce récit et sont donc amplement traitées, tout comme l'histoire de l'Église et du sentiment religieux. Le mythe dominant est celui de Pierre le Grand, on verra combien le premier empereur prit soin de le forger lui-même. Mais il y en a bien d'autres : celui de la révolte russe (Stenka Razine, Pougatchov, les décembristes, Octobre 1917), ou "Moscou Troisième Rome". Le corps embaumé de Lénine, la silhouette de Staline réapparue aujourd'hui témoignent des soubresauts de cette mythologie. ...../ La richesse et la grandeur impressionnantes de cette mémoire se conjuguent avec les crises d'amnésie et d'hypermnésie. Autant de paradoxes plus actuels que jamais pour comprendre la Russie.

Author Georges Nivat
Isbn 2213708304
Genre History
Year 2019-11-13
Pages 880
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The received wisdom about the nature of the Greek Orthodox Church in the Ottoman Empire is that Sultan Mehmed II reestablished the Patriarchate of Constantinople as both a political and a religious authority to govern the post-Byzantine Greek community. However, relations between the Church hierarchy and Turkish masters extend further back in history, and closer scrutiny of these relations reveals that the Church hierarchy in Anatolia had long experience dealing with Turkish emirs by focusing on economic arrangements. Decried as scandalous, these arrangements became the modus vivendi for bishops in the Turkish emirates. Primarily concerned with the economic arrangements between the Ottoman state and the institution of the Greek Orthodox Church from the mid-fifteenth to the sixteenth century, Render Unto the Sultan argues that the Ottoman state considered the Greek Orthodox ecclesiastical hierarchy primarily as tax farmers (mültezim) for cash income derived from the church's widespread holdings. The Ottoman state granted individuals the right to take their positions as hierarchs in return for yearly payments to the state. Relying on members of the Greek economic elite (archons) to purchase the ecclesiastical tax farm (iltizam), hierarchical positions became subject to the same forces of competition that other Ottoman administrative offices faced. This led to colorful episodes and multiple challenges to ecclesiastical authority throughout Ottoman lands. Tom Papademetriou demonstrates that minority communities and institutions in the Ottoman Empire, up to now, have been considered either from within the community, or from outside, from the Ottoman perspective. This new approach allows us to consider internal Greek Orthodox communal concerns, but from within the larger Ottoman social and economic context. Render Unto the Sultan challenges the long established concept of the 'Millet System', the historical model in which the religious leader served both a civil as well as a religious authority. From the Ottoman state's perspective, the hierarchy was there to serve the religious and economic function rather than the political one.

Author Tom Papademetriou
Isbn 0191027723
Genre History
Year 2015-02-05
Pages 288
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Cypriote is an Ancient Greek dialect of the first millennium BC, closely related to Mycenean, which has come down to us as an Aegean syllabary. The renowned Indogermanic scholar Markus Egetmeyer (Sorbonne) is one of the few specialists for this dialect. The two fascicles presented here offer a unique and comprehensive documentation and analysis of the Cypriote dialect. The first fascicle is a systematic grammar; the second a collection of inscriptions arranged according to region and documenting all surviving material in the language (with translations).

Author Markus Egetmeyer
Isbn 311021752X
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2010-08-27
Pages 1065
Language English
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