Amy Campbell Library > Essays

Classification, Disease and Evidence: New Essays in the Philosophy of Medicine (History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences)

This anthology of essays provides a pattern of reviews from contemporary philosophy of drugs addressing matters which try and resolution very common (interdependent) questions: (a) what's a illness and what's health and wellbeing? (b) How can we (causally) clarify illnesses? (c) and the way can we distinguish ailments, i.e. outline sessions of illnesses and realize that an example X of illness belongs to a given category B? (d) How will we examine and select remedy/ therapy?

The publication is split into 3 sections: category, sickness and proof. as a rule, consciousness is concentrated on information in medication and epidemiology, concerns in psychiatry and connecting drugs with evolutionary biology and genetics. Many authors place the theories that they deal with inside their ancient contexts.

The nature of future health and disorder should be addressed in numerous essays that still comment on very common questions about the definition of drugs and its status. Several chapters scrutinize class due to its centrality inside of philosophical difficulties raised by means of drugs and its center place within the philosophical wondering of psychiatry. Specificities of scientific clarification have lately come less than a brand new gentle, quite a result of upward push of statistical equipment and several other chapters examine those tools in particular contexts reminiscent of epidemiology or meta-analysis of random checking out. Taken jointly this assortment addresses the query of the way we assemble, use and verify facts for varied clinical theories.

The wealthy collection of disciplines featured additionally contains epidemiology, parasitology and public overall healthiness, whereas technical elements akin to the applying of online game concept to scientific study and the misuse of the DSM in forensic psychiatry also are given an airing. The publication addresses greater than the development of scientific wisdom, notwithstanding, including cogent appraisal of the techniques of selection making in drugs and the protocols used to justify healing choices.

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Le langage de la pensée et l’écriture: Humboldt, Valéry, Beckett

By Brian T. Fitch

Dans l. a. continuité de son précédent essai, À l’ombre de los angeles littérature, l’auteur poursuit ses recherches dans le contexte d’une herméneutique du discours psychological en interrogeant, entre autres, le statut du discours du magazine intime et de l. a. prière.

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The Housing Monster

This scathing illustrated essay takes one doubtless basic, daily thing—a house—and appears to be like on the social kinfolk that encompass it. beginning with the development web site and the actual construction of homes, the e-book slowly builds and hyperlinks progressively more matters jointly: from gentrification and town politics to gender roles and id politics, from subcontracting and hypothesis to union contracts and negotiation, from person trust, discomfort, and resistance to structural department, necessity, and instability. relocating from intensely own innovations and interactions to large-scale political and monetary forces, it reads alternately like a worker’s diary, a brief tale, a psychology of way of life, a old account, an creation to Marxist critique of political economic climate, and an offended flyer anyone could go out in the street. observed by way of fresh black-and-white illustrations which are mocking, attractive, and bleak, what begins out as an unassuming examine housing broadens right into a critique of capitalism as a whole.

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Mortals and Others (Routledge Classics)

By Bertrand Russell

Between 1931 and 1935, Bertrand Russell contributed a few 156 essays to the literary pages of the yankee newspaper New York American. those have been frequently enjoyable, funny observations at the very genuine problems with the day, equivalent to the melancholy, the increase of Nazism and Prohibition, to extra perennial topics equivalent to love, parenthood, schooling and friendship. Available for the 1st time in the Routledge Classics sequence in a single volume, this pithy, provocative and often-personal selection of essays brings jointly some of the best of Russell’s many contributions to the New York American, and proves simply as attractive for today’s readers as they have been within the 1930s.

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The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road

By Paul Theroux

“A booklet to be plundered and raided.” — New York instances ebook Review

“A portal right into a international of undying go back and forth literature curated by means of one of many maximum shuttle writers of our day.” — USA Today

Paul Theroux celebrates fifty years of wandering the globe during this number of the simplest writing from the books that experience formed him as a reader and a visitor. half philosophical consultant, half miscellany, half memory, The Tao of commute contains excerpts from the easiest of Theroux’s personal paintings interspersed with decisions from tourists either regularly occurring and unexpected:

Vladimir Nabokov         Eudora Welty
Evelyn Waugh          James Baldwin
Charles Dickens         Pico Iyer
Henry David Thoreau         Anton Chekhov
Mark Twain         John McPhee
Freya Stark         Ernest Hemingway
Graham Greene         and plenty of others

“Dazzling . . . Like somebody panning for gold, Theroux reread thousands of trip classics and sleek works, shaking out the nuggets.” — San Francisco Chronicle

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The Third Tower: Journeys in Italy (Pushkin Collection)

By Antal Szerb

In August 1936 a Hungarian author in his mid-thirties arrives via educate in Venice, on a trip overshadowed through the arriving struggle and charged with excessive own nostalgia. acutely aware that he may perhaps by no means back stopover at this land whose websites and scenes had as soon as exercised an odd and terrifying energy over his mind's eye, he immerses himself in a circulate of discoveries, reappraisals and inevitable self-revelations. From Venice, he lines the course taken through the Germanic invaders of outdated all the way down to Ravenna, to face, gratifying a lifelong dream, prior to the sacred mosaics of San Vitale.
This trip into his inner most previous brings Antal Szerb firmly, and from time to time painfully, up opposed to an explosive current, generating a few memorable observations at the social wonders and existential horrors of Mussolini's new Roman Imperium.

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A Comics Studies Reader

By Jeet Heer, Kent Worcester

A Comics reports Reader bargains the simplest of the hot comics scholarship in approximately thirty essays on a wide selection of such comics varieties as gag cartoons, editorial cartoons, comedian strips, comedian books, manga, and photograph novels.

The anthology covers the pioneering paintings of Rodolphe Töpffer, the Disney comics of Carl Barks, and the picture novels of paintings Spiegelman and Chris Ware, in addition to Peanuts, romance comics, and superheroes. It explores the stylistic achievements of manga, the overseas anti-comics crusade, and tool and sophistication in Mexican comedian books and English illustrated stories.

A Comics experiences Reader introduces readers to the main debates and issues of reference that proceed to form the sector. it's going to curiosity someone who desires to delve deeper into the area of comics and is perfect for school room use.

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Pulphead: Essays

By John Jeremiah Sullivan

A New York Times awesome e-book for 2011
One of Entertainment Weekly's best 10 Nonfiction Books of the yr 2011
A Time Magazine best 10 Nonfiction e-book of 2011
A Boston Globe top Nonfiction ebook of 2011

One of Library Journal's top Books of 2011


A sharp-eyed, uniquely humane journey of America's cultural landscape―from excessive to low to less than low―by the award-winning younger celebrity of the literary nonfiction world.

In Pulphead, John Jeremiah Sullivan takes us on an exciting journey of our well known, unpopular, and now and then thoroughly forgotten tradition. concurrently channeling the gonzo strength of Hunter S. Thompson and the wit and perception of Joan Didion, Sullivan exhibits us―with a laidback, erudite Southern attraction that is all his own―how we actually (no, relatively) dwell now.

In his local Kentucky, Sullivan introduces us to Constantine Rafinesque, a nineteenth-century polymath genius who concocted a dense, fantastical prehistory of the hot international. again nowa days, Sullivan takes us to the Ozarks for a Christian rock pageant; to Florida to fulfill the alumni and straggling refugees of MTV's Real international, who've generated their very own self-perpetuating financial system of stripling megastar; and all around the South at the path of the blues. he's taking us to Indiana to enquire the early life of Michael Jackson and Axl Rose after which to the Gulf Coast within the wake of Katrina―and again back as its citizens confront the BP oil spill.

Gradually, a unifying narrative emerges, a narrative approximately this nation that we have by no means heard instructed this fashion. it really is like a fun-house hall-of-mirrors travel: Sullivan exhibits us who we're in methods we've got by no means speculated to be real. in fact we do not recognize no matter if to giggle or cry while confronted with this reflection―it's our inevitable sob-guffaws that attest to the ability of Sullivan's work.

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Letters to a Young Teacher

By Jonathan Kozol

This can be the ebook for readers of Jonathan Kozol's prior works on schooling, together with The disgrace of the Nation and On Being a Teacher; for readers of memoirs like Frank McCourt's Teacher Man; for brand spanking new academics searching for tips and concept; and for educators, directors, and kid's advocates of all degrees of experience.
 
From the award-winning writer of bestsellers Shame of the state, Savage Inequalities, notable Grace, loss of life at an Early Age, and Ordinary Resurrections, Jonathan Kozol's such a lot in my opinion insightful and revealing paintings so far takes the shape of encouraging letters to Francesca, a tender school room instructor, providing recommendation, own tales, and a shared experience of shock on the inadequacies of America's academic approach.

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