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Cunning

Author : Don Herzog
ISBN : 0691136343
Genre : Philosophy
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Want to be cunning? You might wish you were more clever, more flexible, able to cut a few corners without getting caught, to dive now and again into iniquity and surface clutching a prize. You might want to roll your eyes at those slaves of duty who play by the rules. Or you might think there's something sleazy about that stance, even if it does seem to pay off. Does that make you a chump? With pointedly mischievous prose, Don Herzog explores what's alluring and what's revolting in cunning. He draws on a colorful range of sources: tales of Odysseus; texts from Machiavelli; pamphlets from early modern England; salesmen's newsletters; Christian apologetics; plays; sermons; philosophical treatises; detective novels; famous, infamous, and obscure historical cases; and more. The book is in three parts, bookended by two murderous churchmen. "Dilemmas" explores some canonical moments of cunning and introduces the distinction between knaves and fools as a "time-honored but radically deficient scheme." "Appearances" assails conventional approaches to unmasking. Surveying ignorance and self-deception, "Despair?" deepens the case that we ought to be cunning--and then sees what we might say in response. Throughout this beguiling book, Herzog refines our sense of what's troubling in this terrain. He shows that rationality, social roles, and morality are tangled together--and trickier than we thought.

The Cunning Of Reason

Author : Martin Hollis
ISBN : 0521270391
Genre : Philosophy
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In this book, the author is attempting to make sense, as a philosopher, of the ideas of rationality put forward by economists, sociologists, and political theorists. The book intervenes in intense current debates within and among several disciplines. Its concern is with the true nature of social actors and the proper character of social science. Its arguments are the more challenging for being presented in simple, incisive, and lucid prose.

Witcha

Author : Nathaniel Harris
ISBN : 1869928776
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Of course it is not possible to de-mystify Mysticism, and who would want to? Yet also there is no need for deliberate and gratuitous obscurantism. 'Witcha' presents many secrets of English Witchcraft in plain language, giving details of widdershins and deosil circle casting, spell-craft, divination, spiritism, sabbats and esbats, sacrifice, entheogens, philosophy, history, and more besides. The focus is primarily upon those aspects commonly called operative witchcraft', which is the witchcraft of results' and getting things done', rather than the supposedly more spiritual' aspects that have been the subject of so many books of late. These are illustrated with photographs taken by my step-father, Adrian Brynn-Evans, detailing -with their kind permission and support- exhibits from the Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle. These give visual reference to the historical context of this path, proving that it is not something invented by New Age gurus.

100 Cunning Crosswords

Author : Thomas Joseph
ISBN : 080692294X
Genre : Games
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What makes these crosswords cunning? First, they use real words—not ones that exist only in crossword puzzle dictionaries. Next, they have a theme, at least two answers in each puzzle that relate to each other. And finally, the clues are hard enough to test your crossword savvy, without making you scream in frustration. So, sharpen your pencil—and mind—and attack these skillfully made, entertaining puzzles.

The Cunning Of Recognition

Author : Elizabeth A. Povinelli
ISBN : 0822328682
Genre : Social Science
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DIVA critique of liberal multiculturalism through a study of state-aboriginal relations in Australia, employing an innovative hybrid of theoretical approaches from anthropology, political theory, linguistics, and psychoanalysis./div

Toxin

Author : Alistair J. Lax
ISBN : 9780191578502
Genre : Science
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What do the following have in common: the promise of Botox as the key to everlasting youthful looks; E. coli O157 hamburger disease; a mysterious illness which killed 35 heroin users in 2000; and the assassination by poisoned umbrella-tip of a Bulgarian dissident in the 1970s? The answer is that all of these are caused by toxins, the powerful biological poisons released by bacteria and some plants. In Toxin, Alistair Lax reveals the panoply of ways in which bacterial toxins overcome the defences of our cells. He explains how they work, how they are so successful in causing major diseases, the terrible human impact they have had, and how apparently 'new' diseases arise from them. He also discusses how we can combat toxins, and how we can harness their actions for beneficial purposes. Enlivened by the very human story of the persistence, rivalries, and insights from which modern microbiology grew, Toxin is the first widely accessible account of this exciting and important topic.

Cunning

Author : Aleatha Romig
ISBN : 9780986308062
Genre : Fiction
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Book #2 of the INFIDELITY series

The Cunning Of History

Author : Richard E. Rubenstein
ISBN : 9780061852893
Genre : History
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Richard Rubenstein writes of the holocaust, why it happened, why it happened when it did, and why it may happen again and again.

The Cunning Of The Dove

Author : Alfred Duggan
ISBN : 9781447228912
Genre : Fiction
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Alfred Duggan’s Saxon novels have a special cachet. In The Cunning of the Dove, this masterly author chooses Edward the Confessor as his hero. The story is told by the royal chamberlain. He thinks in English, speaks in French and writes in Latin, but Duggan does our share of the work and the fog is dissipated. St Edward is unwrapped from the shroud of ignorance that has enveloped him, and is presented as a credible human being: a saint, but one whose unworldliness gave him extraordinary political foresight. He is remembered for the splendid foundation of Westminster. But his greatest contribution was his unswerving belief that England needed a Norman rule to unify the country. ‘Before Alfred Duggan wrote this novel Edward the Confessor was probably the dimmest of English kings. But Duggan is a master . . . and brings to life a whole remote age, which we accept, miracles and all.’ Evening Standard ‘He is a true artist, creating and composing from a disciplined imagination. There is no denying the coherence and lucidity of his account’ Times Literary Supplement

The Cunning Of Unreason

Author : John Dunn
ISBN : 9780465012077
Genre : Political Science
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John Dunn is the founding father of the Cambridge school, which introduced an approach to political theory that emphasizes the importance of historical context in the formation and interpretation of arguments and ideas. The Cunning of Unreason makes a powerful case for the application of the Cambridge school approach to the current political climate. Emphasizing the tempering influence of actual social and political circumstances, as well as the enduring relevance of great political thinkers from Aristotle to Marx, Dunn addresses contemporary debates about democracy, corruption, globalization, and the recent trend toward conservatism.

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