Much philosophical debate has attempted to reconcile the human capacity to view the world both objectively and subjectively. Thomas Nagel´s ambitious and lively book tackles this fundamental issue, arguing that our divided nature is the root of a whole range of philosophical problems, touching, as it does, every aspect of human life. He deals with its manifestations in such fields of philosophy as the mind-body problem, personal identity, knowledge and scepticism, thought and reality, free will, and ethics. From reviews of the hardback: `Remarkable ... all of his discussions are clear and insightful, but some reach a level of originality and illumination that opens genuinely new avenues of philosophical thought ... a rare combination of profundity and clarity, along with simplicity of expression. It should be recommended to all those who are bored with or despair about philosophy.´ Times Literary Supplement
Recently distracted by the arrival of her and Jamie´s second son, Magnus, Isabel Dalhousie - philanthropic editor of the Review of Applied Ethics - is anxious. The next issue of the Review is far from ready, her eldest, Charlie, is jealous, and their housekeeper, Grace, has an officious approach to childcare. With some relief, Isabel returns to helping out at her niece Cat´s delicatessen, where surely the most taxing duty is the preparation of sandwiches. It´s not long before Isabel´s helpful, philosophical nature draws her into customers´ problems, specifically that of ambitious, self-proclaimed matchmaker, Bea Shandon. Bea has staged a potentially dangerous liaison involving enigmatic plastic surgeon, Tony MacUspaig, who may not be quite who he claims to be - and Isabel´s help is required in getting to the truth of the matter. Good-hearted Isabel proceeds with her usual thorough attention to task, and on Bea´s advice talks to her friend Rob, a trustworthy regular on Bea´s dinner party circuit, and known to have deep suspicions about MacUspaig. It becomes clear, however, that Rob has an agenda of his own and Isabel is now contending with that, along with a mysterious medical condition of Jamie´s and some frustrating dead ends when it comes to Bea´s predicament. When the truth finally reveals itself, Isabel must conclude that along with MacUspaig, Bea, Jamie - and even Cat - she herself is not immune to misunderstandings, or the neurotic fantasies that arise from keeping secrets . . .
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Warum hat das Knacken eines Kekses mehr Einfluss auf die Kaufentscheidung, als der Konsument ahnt? Weil die meisten Kaufentscheidungen auf unbewussten Programmen beruhen. ´´Brain View´´ erklärt, nach welchen Regeln diese Programme im Gehirn des Kunden ablaufen. Lernen Sie Ihre Kunden aus einer neuen Perspektive kennen und finden Sie neue Wege zu effektiverem Marketing für Produkte und Dienstleistungen. Inhalte: Wie Kaufentscheidungen im Kopf wirklich fallen Gehirngerechte Verkaufsflächen im Handel Wie starke Marken im Gehirn entstehen und wie sie wirken Beispiele aus der Praxis für die Umsetzung in Marketing und Verkauf Aktualisierungen nach neusten Erkenntnissen der Hirnforschung NEU: Wenn neue Technik auf altes Gehirn trifft (Digital Brain)
Isabel Dalhousie now has a second child - another boy, Magnus. He comes home with her at the beginning of the book and she discovers that Charlie is far from thrilled. He sees no need for a new baby. In Cat´s delicatessen, Isabel meets a woman with whom she had been at school. This woman, Bea Shand, is known as an enthusiastic match-maker. She is very worried, though, as she has introduced a woman she knows to a plastic surgeon who is now described by another friend as a gold-digger. This other friend reveals that the surgeon has a bad track record: he has been involved with a series of well-off women and has succeeded in separating a number of then from their money. Bea asks Isabel to investigate; she herself tried to warn her friend of the danger she was in but was rebuffed badly. Isabel starts to make enquiries. At first the pattern that emerges confirms her friend´s dire diagnosis, but as things develop it emerges that not only is the surgeon innocent, but he himself is the one in danger! In the meantime, as a sub-plot, Isabel finds that the man who warned her of the surgeon´s proclivities, is taking an interest in her (Isabel). He appears to be smitten by her; she tries to get away from him but discovers that she has inadvertently given Jamie grounds to believe that she (Isabel) is having an affair. This is awkward, but is resolved satisfactorily. Her final conclusion: match-make at one´s peril. Never tell people half-truths for paternalistic reasons. Mind your own business (a lesson that Isabel never seems to learn).
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Arthur Miller´s play A View from the Bridge is a tragic masterpiece of the inexorable unravelling of a man, set in a close-knit Italian-American community in 1950s New York. Eddie Carbone is a longshoreman and a straightforward man, with a strong sense of decency and of honour. For Eddie, it´s a privilege to take in his wife´s cousins, Marco and Rodolpho, straight off the boat from Italy. But, as his niece Catherine begins to fall for one of them, it´s clear that it´s not just, as Eddie claims, that he´s too strange, too sissy, too careless for her, but that something bigger, deeper is wrong - and wrong inside Eddie, in a way he can´t face. Something which threatens the happiness of their whole family. This Penguin Classics edition includes an introduction by the author and a new foreword by actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Mit einem VIEW Abo haben Sie die Themen des Monats im Blick Sehen was in der Welt passiert - so lautet das Motto der Zeitschrift VIEW die kompetent und kompakt über die wichtigsten Themen des Monats berichtet. Die Vorgehensweise von VIEW ist ungewöhnlich - die Themen des Monats werden in einer gekonnten Kombination aus großformatigen Fotografien und kurzen Texten einprägsam erklärt . Bei der Auswahl des Bildmaterials hat das Magazin den etwas anderen Blick der den Leser Informationen aus verschiedenen Perspektiven präsentiert. Die besondere Bildsprache und die Fülle an herausragenden Fotografien machen VIEW auf dem deutschsprachigen Zeitschriftenmarkt einzigartig . Ein VIEW Abo eignet sich für alle informationsinteressierten Frauen und Männer. Geschätzt wird die Zeitschrift zudem von allen die einen visuellen Ausgleich zu den &u...
The Penguin English Library Edition of A Room with a View by E. M. Forster ´´´But you do,´´ he went on, not waiting for contradiction. ´´You love the boy body and soul, plainly, directly, as he loves you, and no other word expresses it ...´´ Lucy has her rigid, middle-class life mapped out for her until she visits Florence with her uptight cousin Charlotte, and finds her neatly ordered existence thrown off balance. Her eyes are opened by the unconventional characters she meets at the Pension Bertolini: flamboyant romantic novelist Eleanor Lavish, the Cockney Signora, curious Mr Emerson and, most of all, his passionate son George. Lucy finds herself torn between the intensity of life in Italy and the repressed morals of Edwardian England, personified in her terminally dull fiancé Cecil Vyse. Will she ever learn to follow her own heart? The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
A new collection of unseen photographs of New York City´s 1970s punk heyday, by one of the icons of the city´s golden age of new wave, Blondie´s Chris Stein. A new collection of unseen photographs of New York City´s 1970s punk heyday, by one of the icons of the city´s golden age of music, Blondie´s Chris Stein. For the duration of the 1970s - from his days as a student at the School of Visual Arts through the foundation of the era-defining band Blondie and his subsequent reign as epicenter of punk´s golden age - Chris Stein kept an unrivaled photographic record of the downtown New York City scene. Following in the footsteps of the successful book Negative, this spectacular new book presents a more personal and more visceral collection of Stein´s photographs of the era. The images presented here take readers from self-portraits in his run-down East-Village apartment to candid photographs of pop-cultural icons of the time and evocative shots of New York City streetscapes in all their most longed-for romance and dereliction. An eclectic cast of cultural characters - from William Burroughs to Debbie Harry, Andy Warhol to Iggy Pop - appear here exactly as they were in the day, juxtaposed with children playing hopscotch on torn-down blocks, riding the graffiti-ridden subway, or cruising the burgeoning clubs of the Bowery. At once a chronicle of one music icon´s life among his punk and New-Wave heroes and peers, and a love letter to the city that was the backdrop and inspiration for those scenes, Point of View transports us to another place and time.