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Oroonoko, or, The royal slave
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Behn, Aphra

Oroonoko, or, The royal slave : a critical edition / Aphra Behn ; edited with an introduction by Adelaide P. Amore.

Lanham, MD : University Press of America, c1987.

Abstract: The first woman in England to make her living by writing, Aphra Behn (1640-1689) combines memoir, exotic travel narrative, and romance to tell the story of the noble Oroonoko, a black man who begins life as a prince and ends it as a slave. The tale depicts the overthrow of a hero by a civilization that considers itself superior to him.Taken up by reformers in the long battle against the slave trade, reprinted and imitated countless times, Oroonoko remains a popular tale that introduces powerful themes onto the literary stage.

The hidden side of the moon
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Russ, Joanna

The hidden side of the moon : stories / by Joanna Russ.

1st ed.

New York : St. Martin's Press, c1987.

1: Iliadis libros 1.-12. continens
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Homerus

1: Iliadis libros 1.-12. continens / recognoverunt brevique adnotatione critica instruxerunt David B. Monro et Thomas W. Allen

3. ed

Oxonii : e Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1987

Metamorphoses
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Ovidius Naso, Publius

Metamorphoses / Ovid ; translated by A.D. Melville ; with an introduction and notes by E.J. Kenney

Oxford New York : Oxford University Press, 1987

The world?s classics

The Iliad
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Homer.

The Iliad / Homer ; translated with an introduction by Martin Hammond.

Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England : Penguin ; New York, N.Y. : Viking Penguin, 1987.

Penguin classics

Abstract: An ancient Greek epic which underpins the whole of western literature, Homer's "The Iliad" is a timeless evocation of the struggle to retain a sense of honour and virtue amidst the horrors of war. This "Penguin Classics" edition is translated with an introduction by Martin Hammond. "The Iliad" is the greatest literary achievement of Greek civilization. The story centres on the critical events in four days of the tenth and final year of the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. It describes how the quarrel of Agamemnon and Achilleus sets in motion a tragic sequence of events, which leads to Achilleus' killing of Hektor and determines the ultimate fate of Troy. But Homer's theme is not simply war or heroism. With compassion and humanity he presents a universal and tragic view of the world, of human life lived under the shadow of suffering and death, set against a vast and largely unpitying divine background. "The Iliad" is the first of the world's great tragedies.

Plays and fragments
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Menander

Plays and fragments / Menander ; translated with an introduction by Norma Miller

London [etc.] : Penguin Books, 1987

Penguin classics

Abstract: Menander (c. 341 291 BC) was the foremost innovator of Greek New Comedy, a dramatic style that moved away from the fantastical to focus upon the problems of ordinary Athenians. This collection contains the full text of Old Cantankerous' (Dyskolos), the only surviving complete example of New Comedy, as well as fragments from works including The Girl from Samos' and The Rape of the Locks', all of which are concerned with domestic catastrophes, the hazards of love and the trials of family life. Written in a poetic style regarded by the ancients as second only to Homer, these polished works profoundly influential upon both Roman playwrights such as Plautus and Terence, and the wider Western tradition may be regarded as the first true comedies of manners.

Societies in upheaval
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Frey, Linda.

Societies in upheaval : insurrections in France, Hungary, and Spain in the early eighteenth century / Linda Frey and Marsha Frey.

New York : Greenwood Press, 1987.

Contributions to the study of world history, ; no. 6

The ghetto of Venice
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Calimani, Riccardo, (1946-)

The ghetto of Venice / Riccardo Calimani ; translated by Katherine Silberblatt Wolfthal.

New York : M. Evans, c1987.

Tradesmen and traders
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Mackenney, Richard.

Tradesmen and traders : the world of the guilds in Venice and Europe, c. 1250-c. 1650 / Richard Mackenney.

Totowa, N.J. : Barnes and Noble Books, c1987.

The possibility of cooperation
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Taylor, Michael, Ph. D.

The possibility of cooperation / Michael Taylor.

Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Studies in rationality and social change

Abstract: This book is a revised and expanded edition of the author's 'Anarchy and Cooperation', originally published with John Wiley. It offers a critique of the liberal theory of the state, focussing on a detailed study of cooperation in the absence of the state and of other kinds of coercion. The discussion includes an analysis of collective action and of the Prisoner's Dilemma supergame. It will be of interest to a range of readers in political and social philosophy and in economics

On reading Ruskin
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Proust, Marcel

On reading Ruskin : prefaces to "La Bible d'Amiens" and "Sesame et les Lys" with selections from the notes to the translated texts / Marcel Proust ; translated and edited by Jean Autret, William Burford, and Phillip J. Wolfe ; with an introduction by Richard Macksey

New Haven London : Yale University Press, c1987

Babette'S Feast
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Gabriel Axel - Dinesen Isak

Babette'S Feast / directed by Gabriel Axel.

Abstract: A drama set in an austere Lutherian community in the 1870s. Babette is a French woman, working as a cook for two sisters, whose life has no meaning until she wins on a lottery. She uses the money to prepare a banquet for the community. Based on a story by Isak Dinesen

Critique of judgment
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Kant, Immanuel

Critique of judgment / Immanuel Kant ; translated, with an introduction, by Werner S. Pluhar ; with a foreword by Mary Gregor.

Indianapolis, Ind. : Hackett Pub. Co., c1987.

Abstract: In THE CRITIQUE OF JUDGMENT (1790), Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) seeks to establish the a priori principles underlying the faculty of judgement, just as he did in his previous critiques of pure and practical reason. The first part deals with the subject of our aesthetic sensibility; we respond to certain natural phenomena as beautiful, says Kant, when we recognise in nature a harmonious order that satisfies the mind's own need for order. The second half of the critique concentrates on the apparent teleology in nature's design of organisms. Kant argues that our minds are inclined to see purpose and order in nature and this is the main principle underlying all of our judgements. Although this might imply a super sensible Designer, Kant insists that we cannot prove a supernatural dimension or the existence of God. Such considerations are beyond reason and are solely the province of faith.

Basic issues in aesthetics
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Eaton, Marcia Muelder, (1938-)

Basic issues in aesthetics / Marcia Muelder Eaton.

Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Pub. Co., [1987] c1988.

The Wadsworth basic issues in philosophy series

Women, fire, and dangerous things
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Lakoff, George.

Women, fire, and dangerous things : what categories reveal about the mind / George Lakoff.

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1987.

Abstract: "Its publication should be a major event for cognitive linguistics and should pose a major challenge for cognitive science. In addition, it should have repercussions in a variety of disciplines, ranging from anthropology and psychology to epistemology and the philosophy of science. . . . Lakoff asks: What do categories of language and thought reveal about the human mind? Offering both general theory and minute details, Lakoff shows that categories reveal a great deal."--David E. Leary, "American Scientist"

The Hellenistic philosophers
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Long, A. A.

The Hellenistic philosophers / A.A. Long, D.N. Sedley.

Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Abstract: This comprehensive sourcebook makes available in the original Latin and Greek the principal extant texts required for the study of the Stoic, Epicurean and sceptical schools of philosophy. The material is organised by schools, and within each school topics are treated thematically. The volume presents the same texts (with some additional passages) as are translated in The Hellenistic Philosophers, Volume 1. The authors provide their own critical apparatus, and also supply detailed notes on the more difficult texts. This volume is equipped with a large annotated bibliography.

Thinking through Confucius
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Hall, David L.

Thinking through Confucius / David L. Hall, Roger T. Ames.

Albany : State University of New York Press, c1987.

SUNY series in systematic philosophy

The Cambridge atlas of the Middle East and North Africa
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Blake, Gerald Henry.

The Cambridge atlas of the Middle East and North Africa / [edited by] Gerald Blake, John Dewdney, Jonathan Mitchell.

Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Abstract: This new Cambridge Atlas is designed as an up-to-date reference source on the whole contemporary Middle East, from Iran to North Africa, with an emphasis on economic and social developments. In 60 pages of two-colour maps, each accompanied by a page of commentary and supplementary figures, the Atlas presents detailed information on the Middle East essential to the international business, political and journalistic community and to a wide range of students and specialists. The Atlas represents the first new map coverage of all these themes for some years and is one of the most accessible reference tools on the region.

Plans and situated actions
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Suchman, Lucille Alice.

Plans and situated actions : the problem of human-machine communication / Lucy A. Suchman.

Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Abstract: This lively and original book offers a provocative critique of the dominant assumptions regarding human action and communication which underlie recent research in machine intelligence. Lucy Suchman argues that the planning model of interaction favored by the majority of AI researchers does not take sufficient account of the situatedness of most human social behavior. The problems that can arise as a result are pertinently, and often amusingly, illustrated by the careful analysis of a recorded interaction between novice users and an intelligent machine, whose design has failed to accommodate essential resources of successful human communication. Plans and Situated Actions presents a compelling case for the re-examination of current models underlying interface design. Lucy Suchman's proposals for a fresh characterization of human-computer interaction which also incorporates recent insights from the social sciences provides a challenge that everyone interested in machine intelligence will seriously need to consider.

Patterns of moral complexity
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Larmore, Charles E.

Patterns of moral complexity / Charles E. Larmore.

Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Abstract: Larmore aims to recover three forms of moral complexity that have often been neglected by moral and political philosophers. First, he argues that virtue is not simply the conscientious adherence to principle. Rather, the exercise of virtue apply. He argues - and this is the second pattern of complexity - that recognizing the value of constitutive ties with shared forms of life does not undermine the liberal ideal of political neutrality toward differing ideals of the good life. Finally Larmore agrues for what he calls the heterogeneity of morality. Moral thinking need not be exclusively deontological or consequentialist, and we should recognize that the ultimate sources of moral value are diverse. The arguments presented here do not attack the possibility of moral theory. But in addressing some of the central issues of moral and political thinking today thay attempt to restore to that thinking greater flexibility and a necessary sensitivity to our common experience.