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Morality s Muddy Waters

Morality s Muddy Waters Author George Cotkin
ISBN-10 9780812222494
Release 2013-03-21
Pages 262
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In the face of an uncertain and dangerous world, Americans yearn for a firm moral compass, a clear set of ethical guidelines. But as history shows, by reducing complex situations to simple cases of right or wrong we often go astray. In Morality's Muddy Waters, historian George Cotkin offers a clarion call on behalf of moral complexity. Revisiting several defining moments in the twentieth century—the American bombing of civilians during World War II, the My Lai massacre, racism in the South, capital punishment, the invasion of Iraq—Cotkin chronicles how historical figures have grappled with the problem of evil and moral responsibility—sometimes successfully, oftentimes not. In the process, he offers a wide-ranging tour of modern American history. Taken together, Cotkin maintains, these episodes reveal that the central concepts of morality—evil, empathy, and virtue—are both necessary and troubling. Without empathy, for example, we fail to inhabit the world of others; with it, we sometimes elevate individual suffering over political complexities. For Cotkin, close historical analysis may help reenergize these concepts for ethical thinking and acting. Morality's Muddy Waters argues for a moral turn in the way we study and think about history, maintaining that even when answers to ethical dilemmas prove elusive, the act of grappling with them is invaluable.



Just War Theory and Civilian Casualties

Just War Theory and Civilian Casualties Author Marcus Schulzke
ISBN-10 9781107189690
Release 2017-08-31
Pages 250
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This book addresses the inadequacies of just war theory and international law regarding civilian rights, developing new principles of individual restorative justice.



Situating Existentialism

Situating Existentialism Author Jonathan Judaken
ISBN-10 9780231519670
Release 2012-06-12
Pages 464
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Designed for undergraduate and graduate study, this anthology provides a history of the systemization and canonization of existentialism, a quintessentially antisystemic mode of thought. Situating existentialism within the history of ideas, it features new readings on the most influential works in the existential canon, exploring their formative contexts and the cultural dialogue of which they were part. Emphasizing the multidisciplinary and global nature of existential arguments, chosen texts relate to philosophy, religion, literature, theater, and culture and reflect European, Russian, Latin American, African, and American strains of thought. Readings are grouped into three thematic categories: national contexts, existentialism and religion, and transcultural migrations, which explores the reception of existentialism. The volume explains how literary giants such as Dostoevsky and Tolstoy were incorporated into the existentialist fold and how inclusion into the canon recast the work of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, and it describes the role Jaspers and Heidegger in Germany and the Paris School of existentialism in France played in this process. Essays address not only frequently assigned works but also underappreciated discoveries, underscoring their vital relevance to contemporary critical debate. Designed to speak to a new generation’s concerns, this collection utilizes a diverse range of voices to interrogate the fundamental questions of the human condition.



Feast of Excess

Feast of Excess Author George Cotkin
ISBN-10 9780190218485
Release 2015-11-13
Pages 448
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In 1952, John Cage shocked audiences with 4'33", his compositional ode to the ironic power of silence. From Cage's minimalism to Chris Burden's radical performance art two decades later (in one piece he had himself shot), the post-war American avant-garde shattered the divide between low and high art, between artist and audience. They changed the cultural landscape. Feast of Excess is an engaging and accessible portrait of "The New Sensibility," as it was named by Susan Sontag in 1965. The New Sensibility sought to push culture in extreme directions: either towards stark minimalism or gaudy maximalism. Through vignette profiles of prominent figures-John Cage, Patricia Highsmith, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, Anne Sexton, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Erica Jong, and Thomas Pynchon, to name a few-George Cotkin presents their bold, headline-grabbing performances and places them within the historical moment. This inventive and jaunty narrative captures the excitement of liberation in American culture. The roots of this release, as Cotkin demonstrates, began in the 1950s, boomed in the 1960s, and became the cultural norm by the 1970s. More than a detailed immersion in the history of cultural extremism, Feast of Excess raises provocative questions for our present-day culture.



Uncertain Empire

Uncertain Empire Author Joel Isaac
ISBN-10 9780199986668
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 314
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Historians have long understood that the notion of "the cold war" is richly metaphorical, if not paradoxical. The conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union was a war that fell ambiguously short of war, an armed truce that produced considerable bloodshed. Yet scholars in the rapidly expanding field of Cold War studies have seldom paused to consider the conceptual and chronological foundations of the idea of the Cold War itself. In Uncertain Empire, a group of leading scholars takes up the challenge of making sense of the idea of the Cold War and its application to the writing of American history. They interrogate the concept from a wide range of disciplinary vantage points--diplomatic history, the history of science, literary criticism, cultural history, and the history of religion--highlighting the diversity of methods and approaches in contemporary Cold War studies. Animating the volume as a whole is a question about the extent to which the Cold War was an American invention. Uncertain Empire brings debates over national, global, and transnational history into focus and offers students of the Cold War a new framework for considering recent developments in the field.



How to Do it Series

How to Do it Series Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924071902716
Release 1977
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Popular Music in the Social Studies Classroom

Popular Music in the Social Studies Classroom Author B. Lee Cooper
ISBN-10 UVA:X000561227
Release 1981
Pages 8
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Sexual Dilemmas for the Helping Professional

Sexual Dilemmas for the Helping Professional Author Jerry Edelwich
ISBN-10 0876306288
Release 1991
Pages 272
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First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



The future of the disabled in liberal society

The future of the disabled in liberal society Author Hans S. Reinders
ISBN-10 UVA:X004422817
Release 2000
Pages 280
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Conservative Judaism

Conservative Judaism Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X002017928
Release 1991
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AB Bookman s Weekly

AB Bookman s Weekly Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015039369122
Release 1996
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                                    Author Ian Rankin
ISBN-10 9786180311846
Release 2017-06-19
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Ένας λαθρομετανάστης βρίσκεται δολοφονημένος σ' ένα δημοτικό οικιστικό συγκρότημα του Εδιμβούργου: ρατσιστικό έγκλημα ή κάτι τελείως διαφορετικό; Εκτός από το φόνο, τον επιθεωρητή Ρέμπους τον απασχολούν, βέβαια, και άλλα ζητήματα: το παλιό του αστυνομικό τμήμα έκλεισε και οι ανώτεροί του θα προτιμούσαν να βγει στη σύνταξη παρά να τον έχουν στα πόδια τους. Ο Ρέμπους όμως δεν θα τους κάνει το χατίρι. Στο πλαίσιο της έρευνάς του, θα επισκεφθεί ένα κρατητήριο προσφύγων, θα συναλλαχθεί με τον βρομερό υπόκοσμο του Εδιμβούργου, και σχεδόν θα ερωτευτεί... Στο μεταξύ, η συνεργάτιδά του η Σίβον έχει τα δικά της προβλήματα. Μια έφηβη το έσκασε απ' το σπίτι της κι η Σίβον καλείται να βοηθήσει την οικογένεια, που σημαίνει ότι θα βρεθεί πιο κοντά απ' ό,τι θα ήθελε στον ιστό ενός βιαστή. Πώς συνδέονται όλα αυτά με το θέμα δύο σκελετών -μιας γυναίκας κι ενός νηπίου- που βρέθηκαν θαμμένοι κάτω απ' το τσιμεντένιο πάτωμα ενός κελαριού στην Κρεαταγορά;



The Writers Directory

The Writers Directory Author Miranda H. Ferrara
ISBN-10 UOM:39015054036630
Release 2004
Pages 999
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Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000008594123
Release 2000
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066043210
Release 2003
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Current Law Index

Current Law Index Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105060536500
Release 1996
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Black Literature Criticism Ellison to Lorde

Black Literature Criticism  Ellison to Lorde Author Jelena O. Krstovic
ISBN-10 1414431724
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 1499
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Focuses on writers and works published since 1950. The majority of the authors surveyed are African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors are also included.