By Claire Corbett
Flight - you are going to dream approximately it.
'She had by no means visible the sky in all her existence earlier than. How excessive may possibly she fly? What was once the restrict? She used to be already so excessive the earth was once now not genuine. simply her within the sky. each spiral natural pleasure. This was once Flight. It was once for this she'd risked and persisted loads. It needed to be worthy it.'
The dream of having the ability to fly is now actual truth yet merely the wealthy and robust can find the money for the surgical procedure, medications, and gene manipulation to turn into fliers. Peri, a bad lady from the areas, will sacrifice something to get her wings and sign up for this elite however the expense is greater than she can have imagined. So why then does she throw all of it away?
Feel the pleasure and terror of flight - over vertiginous skyscrapers, into wild storms and throughout hypnotic barren region - during this appealing and daringly ingenious novel that explores the bounds of self-transformation.
'A brilliantly conceived imaginative and prescient, daring in its execution and totally convincing in its element. after we Have Wings is that infrequent factor, a compelling learn that's either emotionally and intellectually satisfying.' Amanda Lohrey
By Anne Whitehead
The suggestion of ‘memory’ has given upward push to a couple of the main intriguing new instructions in modern idea. during this much-needed consultant to a burgeoning box of a research, Anne Whitehead:
- presents a heritage of the idea that of ‘memory’ and its makes use of, encompassing either reminiscence as job and the character of memory
- examines debates round the time period of their ancient and cultural contexts
- introduces the reader to key thinkers within the box, from old Greece to the current day
- traces the hyperlinks among theorisations and literary representations of reminiscence.
Offering a transparent and succinct advisor to at least one of crucial phrases in modern concept, this quantity is vital examining for an individual getting into the sector of reminiscence reports, or looking to comprehend present advancements in Cultural and Literary Studies.
By Joseph K. Schear
John McDowell and Hubert L. Dreyfus are philosophers of worldwide renown, whose paintings has decisively formed the fields of analytic philosophy and phenomenology respectively. Mind, cause, and Being-in-the-World: The McDowell-Dreyfus Debate opens with their debate over probably the most very important and debatable topics of philosophy: is human event pervaded through conceptual rationality, or does event mark the boundaries of cause? Is all intelligibility rational, or is there a kind of intelligibility at paintings in our skilful physically rapport with the realm that eludes our highbrow capacities? McDowell and Dreyfus supply a desirable perception into a few primary ameliorations among analytic philosophy and phenomenology, in addition to parts the place they could have anything in common.
Fifteen in particular commissioned chapters by means of exceptional overseas members improve the talk inaugurated by means of McDowell and Dreyfus, taking it in a couple of varied and critical instructions. primary philosophical difficulties mentioned comprise: the embodied brain, subjectivity and self-consciousness, intentionality, rationality, sensible abilities, human corporation, and the heritage of philosophy from Kant to Hegel to Heidegger to Merleau-Ponty. With the addition of those impressive contributions, Mind, cause, and Being-in-the-World is vital examining for college students and students of analytic philosophy and phenomenology.
By Fiann Ó'Nualláin
In this masterclass of mindfulness and religious information, Fiann Ó Nualláin brings previous Irish proverbs to lifestyles for the current generation.
Proverbs stand the try of time simply because, as we discover their which means, we discover they include undying knowledge which may support us lead happier, calmer and extra significant lives.
By Time is every little thing Revealed includes fifty-two proverbs – one for each week of the 12 months – every one conscientiously selected to talk on to the troubles and stresses that experience turn into a part of glossy life.
The writer unlocks each one proverb’s that means and combines it with a mindfulness workout to supply a brand new set of instruments for aware residing, mental well being and non secular awareness.
By M.J. Stewart
When he misplaced his mom a motor vehicle coincidence in the course of his pre-teen years, Ryan’s lifestyles replaced. soreness and rage became him chilly. He ultimately joined the army to provide himself an outlet for his anger. He excelled and was once recruited as an murderer for a covert supplier. Ryan felt neither regret nor excitement whilst he killed, yet he used to be now not thoroughly with out a wakeful, so he justified his activities by means of convincing himself that he killed for his country.
And then his existence replaced back. The association grew to become on him. His grandfather instructed Ryan that their bloodline originated with warrior gods that existed hundreds of thousands of years past at the different aspect an invisible barrier that separated their international from an international of magic. Ryan used to be confident his grandfather had grown senile…until he was once abruptly pulled into that international.
Instead of battling covert, high-tech wars, he stumbled on himself in medieval-style battles opposed to swords, sorcery, and diverse magical creatures; all with the intention to keep that global that used to be now not even his personal. Worst of all, the weapon he used to be required to take advantage of robbed him of his lifestyles strength and printed his destiny: everlasting damnation for the lives he had taken.
Welcome to the dominion of Lorr.
By Barbara G.Tarn
"Cinder Boy" a m/m Cinderella retelling on Silvery Earth.
"Alion Albright" a tender barbarian with a penchant for his personal intercourse.
"The Jesters" enthusiasts of the southern kingdoms of Silvery Earth.
"The King God of Arquon" and his lover.
"The Queen's Son" as the Amazons nation has her personal male lovers.
Fairy story retelling are candy m/m romance, the others are a bit warmer.
Welcome to Silvery Earth the place same-sex love has no particular identify or label, and will be approved or now not in response to the neighborhood culture.
By Cary Wolfe
What does it suggest to imagine past humanism? Is it attainable to craft a method of philosophy, ethics, and interpretation that rejects the vintage humanist divisions of self and different, brain and physique, society and nature, human and animal, natural and technological? Can a brand new form of humanities—posthumanities—respond to the redefinition of humanity’s position on the planet by way of either the technological and the organic or “green” continuum within which the “human” is yet one lifestyles shape between many?
Exploring how either serious suggestion in addition to cultural perform have reacted to this radical repositioning, Cary Wolfe—one of the founding figures within the box of animal reports and posthumanist theory—ranges throughout bioethics, cognitive technological know-how, animal ethics, gender, and incapacity to advance a theoretical and philosophical procedure aware of our altering knowing of ourselves and our global. Then, in acting posthumanist readings of such different works as Temple Grandin’s writings, Wallace Stevens’s poetry, Lars von Trier’s Dancer within the Dark, the structure of Diller+Scofidio, and David Byrne and Brian Eno’s My existence within the Bush of Ghosts, he exhibits how this philosophical sensibility can rework paintings and tradition.
For Wolfe, a colourful, rigorous posthumanism is essential for addressing questions of ethics and justice, language and trans-species verbal exchange, social platforms and their inclusions and exclusions, and the highbrow aspirations of interdisciplinarity. In What Is Posthumanism? he conscientiously distinguishes posthumanism from transhumanism (the biotechnological enhancement of people) and slender definitions of the posthuman because the hoped-for transcendence of materiality. In doing so, Wolfe finds that it's humanism, now not the human in all its embodied and prosthetic complexity, that's left at the back of in posthumanist thought.
By Gerald Hartung
Die verschiedenen Theorien der Zeit für die Ebenen des physikalischen, biologischen und kulturellen Seins und die Frage nach der Möglichkeit einer Lebensform, die Zeit hat und deren Bewusstsein eine Struktur der Zeitlichkeit aufweist, stehen in einer eigentümlichen Beziehung, die ein weites Forschungsfeld zwischen den Wissensdisziplinen eröffnet. Die Frage, welche Bedeutung Zeit im Prozess der Evolution hat, ob einerseits der Prozess der Entwicklung und business enterprise des Lebens bestimmten Zyklen, Rhythmen und Intervallen der Zeit folgt und ob andererseits das Zeitbewusstsein einen qualitativ differenten, evolutiven Schritt markiert, ist weit von einer Beantwortung entfernt. Die vorliegende Sammlung von Studien zielt darauf ab, die Konzepte von natürlicher Zeit und Kulturzeit in den verschiedenen Wissensdisziplinen zu untersuchen und miteinander ins Gespräch zu bringen. Die leitenden Fragestellungen sind: Gibt es eine Korrelation zwischen den verschiedenen Dimensionen einer physikalischen, biologischen und kulturellen Zeit? Können wir von einer allgemein-anthropologischen Konstante der Erfahrung, des Erlebens und des Bewusstwerdens von Zeit sprechen?
By Kelly Bulkeley
Big goals have performed major roles in non secular and cultural historical past, yet as a result of their rare prevalence and fantastical good points, they've got infrequently been studied in gentle of recent technology. we all know very much concerning the spiritual manifestations of huge goals all through background and world wide, yet formerly that cross-cultural wisdom hasn't ever been built-in with medical learn on their mental roots within the brain-mind method. In Big Dreams, Bulkeley places a vintage mental thesis to the clinical try out by way of clarifying and enhancing it with higher facts, sharper research, and a broader evolutionary framework. He brings facts from a number of resources, indicates styles of similarity and distinction, questions previous assumptions, and offers predictive types that may be utilized to new units of knowledge. The concept of a connection among dreaming and faith has regularly been intuitively compelling; Big Dreams transforms it right into a reliable premise of spiritual reports and brain-mind science.
Combining proof from spiritual reviews, psychology, anthropology, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience, Big Dreams makes a compelling argument that giant goals are a primal wellspring of spiritual event. They symbolize an innate, neurologically hard-wired skill of our species that frequently provokes better self-awareness, creativity, and perception into the existential demanding situations and religious potentials of human life.
By Jason Chalmers
Dreams not often carry any value because it relates to fact, yet for Amanda, they've got altogether created an international that provokes alterations in her physique and soul.
She has been maintaining a deep mystery from her husband Rick, and the secret provokes her to commute right into a realm that resembles not anything of the planet she calls domestic.
Many enigmas start to unfolded over the land, ones that regulate the ambience and problem the dedication of these who live inside. Amanda is pressured to beat her fears, and by some means turns into the balancing issue for the whole common equation—or so she believes.
Rick is confident that his spouse is stuck up in the course of her personal fantasies; in spite of the fact that, the fight for enlightenment and the twisting of destiny falls into the younger couple's palms.
The pass to endure brings many trials and tribulations for the 2, they usually quickly discover that the adventure domestic has simply begun.