Yet it is because we still want to hear them that we can easily get these philosophers wrong. It is tempting to think they speak our language and live in our world; but to understand them properly, we must step back into their shoes. Gottlieb puts listeners in the minds of these frequently misinterpreted figures, elucidating the history of their times and the development of scientific ideas while engagingly explaining their arguments and assessing their legacy in lively prose.
With chapters focusing on Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Pierre Bayle, Leibniz, Hume, Rousseau, and Voltaire--and many walk-on parts--The Dream of Enlightenment creates a sweeping account of what the Enlightenment amounted to, and why we are still in its debt. Life's a vacation when you live in the world's wackiest motel. Pete Beach's first-ever Sandapalooza! The Wonderland's biggest rival, the Conch Reef Resort, is doing everything it can to win the sand sculpture contest, but P.
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Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe. All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers--from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end. Alan Gratz delivers an action-packed novel that tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home. February, As the personal secretary of the recently departed Duke of Olympia--and a woman of scrupulous character--Miss Emmeline Rose Truelove never expected her duties to involve steaming through the Mediterranean on a private yacht, under the prodigal eye of one Lord Silverton, the most charmingly corrupt bachelor in London.
But here they are, improperly bound on a quest to find the duke's enigmatic heir, current whereabouts unknown. An expert on anachronisms, Maximilian Haywood was last seen at an archaeological dig on the island of Crete. And from the moment Truelove and Silverton disembark, they are met with incidents of a suspicious nature: a ransacked flat, a murdered government employee, an assassination attempt. As they travel from port to port on Max's trail, piecing together the strange events of the days before his disappearance, Truelove will discover the folly of her misconceptions--about the whims of the heart, the motives of men, and the nature of time itself.
The first to be born on the upstate New York commune Arcadia in the late s, Bit Stone is a quiet child, more interested in observing than participating. Though his family moves on from the commune as it falls apart in his youth, he never loses his connection to Arcadia, even as its members face the world outside with varying degrees of success.
The discovery of a monster in the lake brings a feeding frenzy to the town. Smarting from a broken heart, Willie learns that the story her mother had always told her about her father is a lie. As Willie puts her archaeological skills to work digging for the truth about her lineage, she discovers the curse of the Temple family runs deep. These travel diaries capture the essence and exuberance of the young legend, Che Guevara. He encounters an extraordinary range of people, from native Indians to copper miners, lepers and tourists, experiencing hardships and adventures that informed much of his later life.
Marcus Cicero, a brilliant lawyer and orator, was one of the most fascinating figures of the Roman era. This book is a recreation of a masterpiece created by Tiro, the confidential secretary of Cicero, on his life. It presents Cicero as an immensely sympathetic figure and the world's first professional politician. A novel set in 63 BC, the year when Cicero is consul. Most of his time is devoted to thwarting a conspiracy to overthrow the state.
Underlying this is the rivalry between Cicero and Caesar. As Caesar's power grows Cicero must face the compromises that come from holding power - is it justifiable to use illegal methods in order to save the Republic? The hardscrabble Chase women-Mary, Hannah, and their mother Diane-have been eking out a living running a tiny seaside motel that has been in the family for generations, inviting trouble into their lives for just as long.
Eighteen-year-old Mary Chase is a force of nature: passionate, beautiful, and free-spirited. Her much younger sister, Hannah, whom Mary affectionately calls "Bunny," is imaginative, her head full of the stories of princesses and adventures that Mary tells to give her a safe emotional place in the middle of their troubled world.
But when Diane dies in a car accident, Mary discovers the motel is worth less than the back taxes they owe. With few options, Mary's finely tuned instincts for survival kick in. As the sisters begin a cross-country journey in search of a better life, she will stop at nothing to protect Hannah. But Mary wants to protect herself, too, for the secrets she promised she would never tell - but now may be forced to reveal - hold the weight of unbearable loss.
The brilliantly funny sequel to Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase. What do you do when your time-travelling grandad gets thrown into a secret prison four hundred years in the past? If you're Frankie Fish, you try to rescue him - and take your best friend along for the ride.
The Palace at Polwhipple, a lovely art deco cinema, nestles in front of azure Cornish seas. But it is long past its heyday, and its only saving grace is Ferelli's, the family-run ice cream concession in the foyer. So when Ferdie, the owner of Ferelli's, breaks his leg, his granddaughter Gina drops everything to come and help. On arrival, she is dismayed by the state of the cinema, which she remembers fondly from childhood summer holidays.
Along with local renovation expert Ben Pascoe, she sets about reviving the Palace to its former glory.
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But the cinema needs more than a lick of paint. Its very future is under threat from a developer with greed in his eyes. Can Gina save the place before it is too late? First-person narration of a schoolboy's slow, puzzling awakening to maturity, to the world within and without, as he passes through successively strange encounters with his mysterious friend, Demian.
The latter serves as the boy's mentor, his Vergil in the Dantean sense , exerting now the powers of evil, now of good. The relationship between them is always hesitantly stated: on a psychological plane, an element of homoeroticism; on the social, different sequences describing the boy's various rebellions against his bourgeois background; and finally, religiously, the key motif; a kind of mystic mingling of Christianity and Buddhism. In the startling later passages, the boy, now eighteen, undergoes a romantic attachment to Demian's mother, followed by his baptism through fire at the front and the death of the wounded Demian in his presence.
In the dream-like finale the boy bends over "that dark mirror to behold my own image, now completely resembling him, my brother, my master. Nantucket is only two and a half hours away from Martha's Vineyard by ferry. But the two islands might as well be worlds apart for a set of identical twin sisters who have been at odds for years.
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Just because twins look exactly the same doesn't mean they're anything alike--and Tabitha and Harper Frost have spent their whole lives trying to prove this point. When a family crisis forces them to band together--or at least appear to--the twins come to realize that the special bond that they share is more important than the resentments that have driven them apart. If you can't beat them - kill them.
Glamorous international art-dealer Elizabeth Teerlinc knows a thing or two about fakes. After all, she is one herself. Her real identity, Judith Rashleigh, is buried under a layer of lies. Not to mention the corpses of the men foolish enough to get in her way. For Judith the prospect of putting one over her loathsome former employer and the world's art establishment is almost as thrilling as the extreme sex she's addicted to - especially when the price of failure is a bullet in the back of the head.
But exposing her new identity to the glare of the spotlight puts her at risk of an even greater danger. Like a beautiful painting stripped of its layers of varnish, something altogether different could be revealed.
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A truth about her past even Judith might find shocking. Today's parents are constantly pressured to be perfect. But in striving to do everything right, we risk missing what children really need for lifelong emotional security. Now the simple, powerful "Circle of Security" parenting strategies that Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper, and Bert Powell have taught thousands of families are available in self-help form for the first time.
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This book puts the keys to healthy attachment within everyone's reach self-understanding, flexibility, and the willingness to make and learn from mistakes. When a shipwreck washes up on a beach across from Marlow House, Frederickport residents wonder what happened to the ship's crew. Danielle soon discovers the ship brought a stowaway—a spirit with ties to Frederickport that go back to the s—when Walt was still alive.
Plenty of people had a reason to want the man dead--especially Danielle's current guests. But it isn't Morris' ghost distracting Danielle on this deadly Valentine's Day weekend, it's her late husband Lucas.