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📒The Pursuit Of Signs ✍ Jonathan D. Culler
✏The Pursuit of Signs Book Summary : The primary task of literary theory, Jonathan Culler asserts in the new edition of his classic in this field, is not to illuminate individual literary works but to explain the system of literary signification—the rules and conventions that determine a reader's understanding of a text and that make literary communication possible. In this wide-ranging book, he investigates the possibilities of a semiotics of literature. A new preface places The Pursuit of Signs in the context of major developments in the study of literature since publication of the original Cornell edition in 1981.
📒The Pursuit Of Knowledge Under Difficulties ✍ George Lillie Craik
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📒The Pursuit Of Unhappiness ✍ Daniel M. Haybron
✏The Pursuit of Unhappiness Book Summary : The pursuit of happiness is a defining theme of the modern era. But what if people aren't very good at it? This and related questions are explored in this book, the first comprehensive philosophical treatment of happiness in the contemporary psychological sense. In these pages, Dan Haybron argues that people are probably less effective at judging, and promoting, their own welfare than common belief has it. For the psychological dimensions of well-being, particularly our emotional lives, are far richer and more complex than we tend to realize. Knowing one's own interests is no trivial matter. As well, we tend to make a variety of systematic errors in the pursuit of happiness. We may need, then, to rethink traditional assumptions about human nature, the good life, and the good society. Thoroughly engaged with both philosophical and scientific work on happiness and well-being, this book will be a definitive resource for philosophers, social scientists, policy makers, and other students of human well-being.
📒The Pursuit Of Justice ✍ Nazreen Mohammed
✏The Pursuit of Justice Book Summary : The true story of Dane Abdool, one of the youngest men on Florida's death row. The events that took him there, an immigrant family's struggle for justice that evades them and the pain, devastation and misunderstanding that follows them as Dane waits; time being his only friend. A mother's story, about her 19-year-old son who is arrested and indicted on charges of first degree murder. The prosecutor who attaches the death penalty and pursue it with a vengeance, the trial that follows, misunderstanding of two different cultures, witnesses that who are less than truthful, the detectives who manipulate the evidence, depositions that were not attainable by the defense from the prosecution witnesses. An account of the trial and the witness' transcripts and events as they unfolded. A judge who is extremely ambitious and a family who give all that they have emotionally and financially to get justice. The defense attorneys, who becomes part of the family and to date has not taken another death case. The tragic death of a beautiful 17 year old girl who wanted to die and the family she Left behind. The girlfriend, an intelligent pre-law student and her strange obsessions , the diary, the love letters and the incredible journey as a devoted family continues to pursue the justice they believe they deserve. This book gives the details of what actually happened at the trial, it shows the conflicting testimonies of unscrupulous witnesses. The post interviews are revealed and the impact that these interviews may have had on the jury and the media if they were allowed into the court at trial. Information about the missing transcripts that to date has not been found. My name is Nazreen Mohammed, and I am Dane's mother, I was born in Trinidad and Tobago. I migrated to the United States to create better opportunities for my children. I have been In the United States since 1996, I have recently taken time off to write this book and get My son's story out there and provide Clarity and some understanding to a media and public that judged him without really knowing who he was, while we wait patiently on the appeal process and the justice system with much Anticipation.
📒The Pursuit Of The Heiress ✍ A. P. W. Malcomson
✏The Pursuit of the Heiress Book Summary : The Pursuit of the Heiress is a new, greatly enlarged and more widely focused version of what the late Lawrence Stone described as "a brilliant long essay or short book on the subject of the role of heiresses among the Irish aristocracy," which was published by the Ulster Historical Foundation under the same title in 1982 and has long been out of print. The new book comes to the same broad conclusions about heiresses—namely that their importance as a means of enlarging the estates or retrieving the fortunes of their husbands has been much exaggerated. This was because known heiresses were well protected by a variety of legal devices and, in common with many aristocratic women of the day, also had minds and strong preferences of their own—which meant that they were not generally an object of deliberate or profitable pursuit. The new book also ranges more widely than its central theme of heiresses and addresses other aspects of aristocratic marriage such as abductions, elopements, mésalliances, the supposed "rise of the affective family," and the disadvantaged situation of even the richest and most privileged women in an age when both adultery and divorce were largely the prerogative of men.
✏The Pursuit of Learning in the Islamic World 610 2003 Book Summary : Islam scares the West. Militant conservatism and the horrific acts of violent fundamentalists evoke outrage, but the reprehensible few reinforce a longstanding Western stereotype of all Muslims as incorrigibly fanatical, violent and morally and culturally different. Overlooked is the long history of Muslim intellectual and cultural achievement, and its potential to flower once again. With about 1.5 billion adherents, Islam is the world's fastest growing religion. An understanding of its past glories, present state and future potential has never been more critical. This survey of Muslim intellectual and cultural achievements spans 1,400 years. Chapters fall into three sections: fundamentals of Islamic learning; its growth until the present; and its future direction in the face of anti-intellectual fundamentalism. Arranged chronologically within the sections, chapters begin with an historical overview of the time period they encompass, providing context for the subsequent discussion of key intellectual and cultural achievements within that period. Appendices describe decorative and other arts, the requirements for expertise in Islamic thought, Islamic ethical traditions, and list noteworthy personalities and achievements chronologically. Maps and photographs illustrate the text, which also includes a glossary, notes, a bibliography and an index.
📒The Pursuit Of Fairness ✍ Terry H. Anderson
✏The Pursuit of Fairness Book Summary : Affirmative action strikes at the heart of deeply held beliefs about employment and education, about fairness, and about the troubled history of race relations in America. Published on the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, this is the only book available that gives readers a balanced, non-polemical, and lucid account of this highly contentious issue. Beginning with the roots of affirmative action, Anderson describes African-American demands for employment in the defense industry--spearheaded by A. Philip Randolph's threatened March on Washington in July 1941--and the desegregation of the armed forces after World War II. He investigates President Kennedy's historic 1961 executive order that introduced the term "affirmative action" during the early years of the civil rights movement and he examines President Johnson's attempts to gain equal opportunities for African Americans. He describes President Nixon's expansion of affirmative action with the Philadelphia Plan--which the Supreme Court upheld--along with President Carter's introduction of "set asides" for minority businesses and the Bakke ruling which allowed the use of race as one factor in college admissions. By the early 1980s many citizens were becoming alarmed by affirmative action, and that feeling was exemplified by the Reagan administration's backlash, which resulted in the demise and revision of affirmative action during the Clinton years. He concludes with a look at the University of Michigan cases of 2003, the current status of the policy, and its impact. Throughout, the author weighs each side of every issue--often finding merit in both arguments--resulting in an eminently fair account of one of America's most heated debates. A colorful history that brings to life the politicians, legal minds, and ordinary people who have fought for or against affirmative action, The Pursuit of Fairness helps clear the air and calm the emotions, as it illuminates a difficult and critically important issue.
📒The Pursuit Of Curriculum ✍ William Arbuckle Reid
✏The Pursuit of Curriculum Book Summary : Today, practically any situation involving some kind of learning is liable to be referred to as an instance of curriculum. In this book, however, the author defines curriculum as the program or programs offered to students who enter ntar elementary school at age 5 or 6 and leave secondary school somewhere between the ages of 16 and 18. What is the curriculum? What should students be learning? Who should decide what should be taught? How are such decisions to be made? In this volume, the author examines the factors that need to be considered in finding solutions to these questions.
📒The Pursuit Of Wow ✍ Tom Peters
✏The Pursuit of Wow Book Summary : Organized into more than 200 thought- and action-provoking elements—from the importance of clean trucks and bathrooms to conversations with entrepreneurs creating new markets—Tom Peters, bestselling management guru offers a practical guide to impractical times. In The Pursuit of Wow!, Tom Peters offers readers the words, the tools, to survive in tumultuous business environments. In his groundbreaking book, In Search of Excellence changed the way business does business. Now it’s time to take the next leap into the cyberstage era. Getting to a place called excellence is no longer the idea. You’ve got to take that leap, then leap again—catapult their imaginations, blow their mindsets—in a word, wow! them. Once more the unconventional Peters stimulates corporate thought processes. Along with the best of his columns, Peters includes questions and rebuttals that come from readers and listeners, as well as his own candid responses. A must-read for every business person.
📒The Pursuit Of A Christian ✍ Witness Lee
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