Berkeley uses the Socratic mode of inquiry in Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous to question fundamental beliefs about knowledge and reality. These dialogues are between Hylas (whose name is derived from the ancient Greek word for matter) and Philonous, whose name means "lover of mind". The new physical sciences developed in the 17th century supported the materialism proposed by Thomas Hobbes and several other philosophers.
Best-selling author Berkeley Breathed is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the Bloom County and Opus comics. His unmistakable sense of humor colors every moment of Flawed Dogs. Sam the dachshund is a show dog and Heidy’s best friend, until Heidy’s uncle kicks him out of the house. Befriending other strays, Sam plots his revenge for the Westminster Dog Show.
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Humans have long sought to comprehend the enormities of cosmic space and time. Here, best selling science writer Timothy Ferris tells the story of that quest. He interweaves the majestic themes of astronomy, physics, religion, and philosophy with fresh and lasting portraits of the men and women who created what has been called our society's most precious treasure - its conception of the universe at large.
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First published in 1710, George Berkeley's A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge is a seminal contribution to Empiricist philosophy. Making the bold assertion that the physical world consists only of ideas and thus does not exist outside the mind, this work establishes Berkeley as the founder of the immaterialist school of thought. A major influence on such later philosophers as David Hume and Immanuel Kant, Berkeley's ideas have played a role in such diverse fields as mathematics and metaphysics and continue to spark debate today.
Investigating the disappearance of a vicar's daughter in London, the popular novelist and amateur detective Roger Sheringham is shocked to discover that the girl is already dead, found hanging from a screw by her own silk stocking. Reports of similar deaths across the capital strengthen his conviction that this is no suicide cult but the work of a homicidal maniac out for vengeance - a desperate situation requiring desperate measures.
Through Novembers Winter Air, The Indian Cries: The Most Powerful Indian Story in American History. In this audiobook I have tried to make a faithful representation of Quanah Parker, his background and associates; to give an understanding portrayal of his life and work. Historical material has been carefully studied and followed, checked with members of the family; and I have a personal acquaintance with much of the territory and some of the particular places involved.
Terry Pearce, whose career includes 17 years with IBM, offers a road map for finding and using your authentic voice, the key to public speaking mastery.
Mrs. Bentley has been arrested for murder. The evidence is overwhelming: arsenic she extracted from fly papers was in her husband's medicine, his food and his lemonade, and her crimes are being plastered across the newspapers. Even her lawyers believe she is guilty. But Roger Sheringham, the brilliant but outspoken young novelist, is convinced that there is too much evidence against Mrs. Bentley and sets out to prove her innocence.
Welcome to the audiobook version of The Free Brontosaurus, David Berkeley's novella comprising 10 interweaving stories, complete with his accompanying album of 10 songs, one for each character. This is an incredible merging of genres, exploring the relationship between literature and music, between prose and lyric. Here, you get the stories and the songs sequenced together. These are gently written narratives of isolation, describing characters disconnected from home and community.
Alles fing damit an, dass ein paar kalifornische Teenager einen verwegenen Plan ausheckten: Sie wollten nicht die besten Computerhacker des Silicon Valley werden, sondern die besten Geldfälscher, die die Welt je gesehen hat. Also studierte Brain Informatik an der Stanford University. Josh machte eine Ausbildung zum Drucker in Deutschland, Alex ließ sich in Atlantic City zum Croupier ausbilden und Stan ging zur Polizei.
Alle reden vom "gläsernen Bürger" - Ben Berkeley erweckt ihn zum Leben, um ihn gnadenlos zu jagen: Denn in Crypto City steht das Hauptquartier der NSA, das Haus der tausend Augen. Als sich die tausend Augen auf den stellvertretenden Stabschef des Weißen Hauses richten, wird sein Leben zum Alptraum. Er wird verhaftet. Ausgerechnet am Tag der wichtigsten Abstimmung seiner Karriere über das neue Geheimdienstgesetz. Der Vorwurf: Spionage, Verschwörung und Mord an einer Prostituierten.
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Nie wieder FBI. Nie wieder Mord. Sam Burke hat mit seinem Job als Agent abgeschlossen, von jetzt an zählen nur noch seine Psychologieprofessur und sein privates Glück mit Klara. Doch dann erhält er einen anonymen Brief, der ihn zum Handeln zwingt. "Lieber Sam", steht darin. "Ich habe in den letzten 18 Jahren 24 Frauen getötet. Und ihr habt sie einfach alle begraben. Wieso suchst du mich nicht?"