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The Politics of Aristotle is the second part of a treatise of which the Ethics is the first part. It looks back to the Ethics as the Ethics looks forward to thee Politics. For Aristotle did not separate, as we are inclined to do, the spheres of the statesman and the moralist. In the Ethics he has described the character necessary for the good life, but that life is for him essentially to be lived in society, and when in the last chapters of the Ethics he comes to the practical application of his inquiries, that finds expression not in moral exhortations addressed to the individual but in a description of the legislative opportunities of the statesman. It is the legislator's task to frame a society which shall make the good life possible.     

Author Name :WILLIAM ELLIS, A.M.

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The Ion is the shortest, or nearly the shortest, of all the writings which bear the name of Plato, and is not authenticated by any early external testimony. The grace and beauty of this little work supply the only, and perhaps a sufficient, proof of its genuineness. The plan is simple; the dramatic interest consists entirely in the contrast between the irony of Socrates and the transparent vanity and childlike enthusiasm of the rhapsode Ion.     

Author Name :Plato

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Macaulay is indeed the prince of essayists, and his reign is unchallenged. "I still think--says Professor Saintsbury (Corrected Impressions, p. 89 f.)--that on any subject which Macaulay has touched, his survey is unsurpassable for giving a first bird's- eye view, and for creating interest in the matter. . . . And he certainly has not his equal anywhere for covering his subject in the pointing-stick fashion. You need not--you had much better not--pin your faith on his details, but his Pisgah sights are admirable. Hole after hole has been picked in the "Clive" and the "Hastings," the "Johnson" and the "Addison," the "Frederick" and the "Horace Walpole," yet every one of these papers contains sketches, summaries, precis, which have not been made obsolete or valueless by all the work of correction in detail."     


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Derrida and the End of History

For Jean-Francois Lyotard, the cyborg is a symbol of fear Mankind must be aware that it has transgressed the boundaries between the organic and technological, inhabiting a world which views machine implantation in humans as normal and necessary     

Author Name :Stuart Sim

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Is History Fiction?

Is History Fiction? explores in fresh and innovative ways the perennial question, What is History, and how can we in the present know the past? In a wonderful journey that starts with the classical Greeks and travels through the centuries to more recent forms of history that are framed by Marxism, postmodernism and feminism, John Docker and Ann Curthoys find that history has a double character. It is both a rigorous scrutiny of sources, and, because it presents the results of its enquiries as narrative, it is part of a literary world too. Such doubleness is the secret of history's fascination as an always changing, inventive endeavor. Yet it also explains why history has been a source of sometimes bitter disputes. Many recent examples of the 'history wars', including Keith Windschuttle in Australia, are discussed.     

Author Name :Ann Curthoys, John Docker

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Making Israel

Benny Morris is the founding father of the New Historians, a group of Israeli scholars who have challenged long-established perceptions about the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Their research rigorously documented crimes and atrocities committed by the Israeli armed forces, including rape, torture, and ethnic cleansing. With Making Israel, Morris brings together the first collection of translated articles on the New History by leading Zionist and revisionist Israeli historians, providing Americans with a firsthand view of this important debate and enabling a better understanding of how the New Historians have influenced Israelis' awareness of their own past.     

Author Name :Benny Morris

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Historical mysteries including the case of Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey.     

Author Name :ANDREW LANG

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Is it merely a fancy that we English, the educated people among us at least, are losing that love for spring which among our old forefathers rose almost to worship? (excerpt from PROSE IDYLLS)     

Author Name :Charles Kingsley

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Latter-Day Pamphlets was a series of "pamphlets" published by Thomas Carlyle in 1850, in vehement denunciation of what he believed to be the political, social, and religious imbecilities and injustices of the period.     

Author Name :Thomas Carlyle

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Glaucus; or The Wonders of the Shore

Charles Kingsley swell-known book, Glaucus, which has for so long held its own amongst popular books on aquarian zoology, relates to such alterations as cause it to vary from its predecessors. In this respect the present volume makes a considerable claim. It now appears for the first time illustrated fully with text-cuts, which have been derived largely from the works of Mr. George Johnston and Professor Harvey, so frequently extolled by the author in the book itself; and eight coloured plates from Mr. P. H. Gosse s Aquarium, a work to which the author refers more than once, and which held a high place in his esteem. A few footnotes, all of which are indicated by square brackets, have been added, supplying information which will serve to render the text intelligible where a knowledge in readers of to-day which was possessed by those a half a century ago is presupposed.     

Author Name :Charle Kingsley

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