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Sandscapes - Writing the British Seaside (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020): Jo Carruthers, Nour Dakkak Sandscapes - Writing the British Seaside (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)
Jo Carruthers, Nour Dakkak
R400 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R56 (14%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Sandscapes: Writing the British Seaside reflects on the unique topography of sand, sandscapes, and the seaside in British culture and beyond. This book brings together creative and critical writings that explore the ways sand speaks to us of holidays and respite, but also of time and mortality, of plenitude and eternity. Drawing together writers from a range of backgrounds, the volume explores the environmental, social, personal, cultural, and political significance of sand and the seaside towns that have built up around it. The contributions take a variety of forms including fiction and nonfiction and cover topics ranging from sand dunes to sand mining, from seaside stories to shoreline architecture, from sand grains to global sand movements, from narratives of the setting up of bed and breakfasts to stories of seaside decline. Often a symbol of aridity, sand is revealed in this book to be an astonishingly fertile site for cultural meaning.

Debating Medieval Europe - The Early Middle Ages, c. 450-c. 1050 (Paperback): Stephen Mossman Debating Medieval Europe - The Early Middle Ages, c. 450-c. 1050 (Paperback)
Stephen Mossman; Contributions by Craig Caldwell, Paul Fouracre, Jinty Nelson, Simon Loseby, …
R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Debating medieval Europe serves as an entry point for studying and teaching medieval history. Rather than simply presenting foundational knowledge or introducing sources, it provides the reader with frameworks for understanding the distinctive historiography of the period, digging beneath the historical accounts provided by other textbooks to expose the contested foundations of apparently settled narratives. It opens a space for discussion and debate, as well as providing essential context for the sometimes overwhelming abundance of specialist scholarship. Volume I addresses the early Middle Ages, covering the period c. 450-c. 1050. The chapters are organised chronologically, and cover such topics as the Carolingian Order, England and the 'Atlantic Archipelago', the Vikings and Ottonian Germany. It features a highly distinguished selection of medieval historians, including Paul Fouracre and Janet L. Nelson. -- .

To make them serve ... : The 1871 Transvaal Commission on African Labour (Hardcover): J.S. Bergh, Fred Mouton To make them serve ... : The 1871 Transvaal Commission on African Labour (Hardcover)
J.S. Bergh, Fred Mouton
R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Ships in 4 - 8 work days
America (Paperback): Willie Thompson, Etc, et al America (Paperback)
Willie Thompson, Etc, et al
R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This journal, published twice yearly, explores and assesses the past of the socialist movement and the broader processes in relation to it, both for a historical understanding, and as a contribution to the movement's development and future. This issue considers America at the millennium.

Living with History, 1914-1964 - Rebuilding Europe After the First and Second World Wars and the Role of Heritage Preservation... Living with History, 1914-1964 - Rebuilding Europe After the First and Second World Wars and the Role of Heritage Preservation (English, French, Hardcover)
Nicholas Bullock, Luc Verpoest
R2,488 Discovery Miles 24 880 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Living with History focuses on a particular aspect of heritage preservation in the twentieth century: destruction and postwar reconstruction in Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, and The Netherlands. This book establishes a status quaestionis for the historiography of wartime and postwar preservation, and sets these particular developments in preservation history in the context of the general evolution of architecture and urbanism. The authors investigate the specific role of conservationists and heritage institutions and administrations in the overall reconstruction and examine the part played by architects and planners in heritage preservation.

Conservative Revolutionary - The Lives of Lewis Namier (Hardcover): David Hayton Conservative Revolutionary - The Lives of Lewis Namier (Hardcover)
David Hayton
R684 R647 Discovery Miles 6 470 Save R37 (5%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Acclaimed after the Second World War as England's greatest historian, Sir Lewis Namier was an eastern European immigrant who came to idealise the English gentleman and enjoyed close friendship with leading figures of his day, including Winston Churchill. Today, Namier is associated with the belief that the thoughts and actions of elites matter most, and with a view of politics in which those who enter public life do so only in pursuit of personal and material advantage. This exaggerated view has made him a hero to social and political conservatives, and a demonic figure to the Left. Preoccupied by nationalism, empire, and human motivation, Namier also remains famous in academic circles for supposedly declaring that any reference to ideas in political discourse was nothing more than 'flapdoodle'. The first biography of Namier in over thirty years, this book is based on a vast range of sources, including rich new archival material. -- .

Herodotus and the Question Why (Paperback): Christopher Pelling Herodotus and the Question Why (Paperback)
Christopher Pelling
R680 Discovery Miles 6 800 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

In the 5th century BCE, Herodotus wrote the first known Western history to build on the tradition of Homeric storytelling, basing his text on empirical observations and arranging them systematically. Herodotus and the Question Why offers a comprehensive examination of the methods behind the Histories and the challenge of documenting human experiences, from the Persian Wars to cultural traditions. In lively, accessible prose, Christopher Pelling explores such elements as reconstructing the mentalities of storyteller and audience alike; distinctions between the human and the divine; and the evolving concepts of freedom, democracy, and individualism. Pelling traces the similarities between Herodotus's approach to physical phenomena (Why does the Nile flood?) and to landmark events (Why did Xerxes invade Greece? And why did the Greeks win?), delivering a fascinating look at the explanatory process itself. The cultural forces that shaped Herodotus's thinking left a lasting legacy for us, making Herodotus and the Question Why especially relevant as we try to record and narrate the stories of our time and to fully understand them.

Contemporary Sephardic Identity in the Americas - An Interdisciplinary Approach (Hardcover, New): Margalit Bejarano Contemporary Sephardic Identity in the Americas - An Interdisciplinary Approach (Hardcover, New)
Margalit Bejarano
R954 Discovery Miles 9 540 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

The Sephardic population in the Americas is formed by a large number of small groups, divided according to the communities of origin in the Iberian Peninsula, the Middle East, and North Africa, and dispersed among English-, Spanish-, Portuguese-, and French-speaking societies. While the emigration from the Ottoman Empire that began one hundred years ago resulted in the fragmentation of Sephardic communities, their dynamism allowed them to adapt and survive, striving to retain the old yet gesturing continually to the new. On the threshold of the twenty-first century, these communities became subject to transnational migrations and globalization that called for a new definition of the boundaries between the different Sephardic groups and new interpretations of their culture. In this pioneering collection, Bejarano and Aizenberg provide a vital contribution to the long-neglected study of the Sephardic experience in the Americas. Spanning from the 1908 revolution of the young Turks that motivated migration from the Ottoman Empire to the establishment of new Sephardic centres in South Florida, the editors draw from the fields of history, literature, musicology, and linguistics. Focusing on recent developments such as the growing participation of Sephardim in Jewish politics and the emergence of orthodox trends that challenge separate Sephardic identities, contributors highlight the growing influence of Sephardim on the culture of their respective countries.

Imagining Ireland's Pasts - Early Modern Ireland through the Centuries (Hardcover): Nicholas Canny Imagining Ireland's Pasts - Early Modern Ireland through the Centuries (Hardcover)
Nicholas Canny
R2,379 Discovery Miles 23 790 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Imagining Ireland's Pasts describes how various authors addressed the history of early modern Ireland over four centuries and explains why they could not settle on an agreed narrative. It shows how conflicting interpretations broke frequently along denominational lines, but that authors were also influenced by ethnic, cultural, and political considerations, and by whether they were resident in Ireland or living in exile. Imagining Ireland's Past: Early Modern Ireland through the Centuries details how authors extolled the merits of their progenitors, offered hope and guidance to the particular audience they addressed, and disputed opposing narratives. The author shows how competing scholars, whether contributing to vernacular histories or empirical studies, became transfixed by the traumatic events of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as they sought to explain either how stability had finally been achieved, or how the descendants of those who had been wronged might secure redress.

Sultan, Caliph, and the Renewer of the Faith - Ahmad Lobbo, the Tarikh al-fattash and the Making of an Islamic State in West... Sultan, Caliph, and the Renewer of the Faith - Ahmad Lobbo, the Tarikh al-fattash and the Making of an Islamic State in West Africa (Hardcover)
Mauro Nobili
R2,049 R1,900 Discovery Miles 19 000 Save R149 (7%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The Tarikh al-fattash is one of the most important and celebrated sources for the history of pre-colonial West Africa, yet it has confounded scholars for decades with its inconsistences and questions surrounding its authorship. In this study, Mauro Nobili examines and challenges existing theories on the chronicle, arguing that much of what we have presumed about the work is deeply flawed. Making extensive use of previously unpublished Arabic sources, Nobili demonstrates that the Tarikh al-fattash was in fact written in the nineteenth century by a Fulani scholar, Nuh b. al-Tahir, who modified pre-existing historiographical material as a political project in legitimation of the West African Islamic state known as the Caliphate of Hamdallahi and its founding leader Ahmad Lobbo. Contextualizing its production within the broader development of the religious and political landscape of West Africa, this study represents a significant moment in the study of West African history and of the evolution of Arabic historical literature in Timbuktu and its surrounding regions.

Reinterpreting Southern Histories - Essays in Historiography (Paperback): Craig Thompson Friend, Lorri Glover Reinterpreting Southern Histories - Essays in Historiography (Paperback)
Craig Thompson Friend, Lorri Glover; Contributions by Peter Onuf, Lesley J Gordon, Sarah Gardner, …
R999 Discovery Miles 9 990 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

A sweeping historiographical collection, Reinterpreting Southern Histories updates and expands upon the iconic volumes Writing Southern History and Interpreting Southern History, both published by Louisiana State University Press. With nineteen original essays co-written by some of the most prominent historians working in southern history today, this volume boldly explores the current state, methods, innovations, and prospects of the richly diverse and transforming field of southern history. Two scholars at different stages of their careers coauthor each essay, working collaboratively to provide broad knowledge of the most recent historiography and an expansive vision for historiographical contexts. This innovative approach provides an intellectual connection with the earlier volumes while reflecting cutting-edge scholarship in the field. Underlying each essay is the cultural turn of the 1980s and 1990s, which introduced the use of language and cultural symbols and the influence of gender studies, postcolonial studies, and memory studies. The essays also rely less on framing the South as a distinct region and more on contextualizing it within national and global conversations. Reinterpreting Southern Histories, like the two classic volumes that preceded it, serves as both a comprehensive analysis of the current historiography of the South and a reinterpretation of that history, reaching new conclusions for enduring questions and establishing the parameters of future debates.

The First European - A History of Alexander in the Age of Empire (Hardcover): Pierre Briant The First European - A History of Alexander in the Age of Empire (Hardcover)
Pierre Briant; Translated by Nicholas Elliott
R836 Discovery Miles 8 360 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The exploits of Alexander the Great were so remarkable that for centuries after his death the Macedonian ruler seemed a figure more of legend than of history. Thinkers of the European Enlightenment, searching for ancient models to understand contemporary affairs, were the first to critically interpret Alexander's achievements. As Pierre Briant shows, in the minds of eighteenth-century intellectuals and philosophes, Alexander was the first European: a successful creator of empire who opened the door to new sources of trade and scientific knowledge, and an enlightened leader who brought the fruits of Western civilization to an oppressed and backward "Orient." In France, Scotland, England, and Germany, Alexander the Great became an important point of reference in discourses from philosophy and history to political economy and geography. Voltaire, Montesquieu, and Robertson asked what lessons Alexander's empire-building had to teach modern Europeans. They saw the ancient Macedonian as the embodiment of the rational and benevolent Western ruler, a historical model to be emulated as Western powers accelerated their colonial expansion into Asia, India, and the Middle East. For a Europe that had to contend with the formidable Ottoman Empire, Alexander provided an important precedent as the conqueror who had brought great tyrants of the "Orient" to heel. As The First European makes clear, in the minds of Europe's leading thinkers, Alexander was not an aggressive militarist but a civilizing force whose conquests revitalized Asian lands that had lain stagnant for centuries under the lash of despotic rulers.

Visions of the Future (Paperback): Willie Thompson, et al Visions of the Future (Paperback)
Willie Thompson, et al
R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This journal, published twice yearly, explores and assesses the past of the socialist movement and the broader processes in relation to it, both for a historical understanding, and as a contribution to the movement's development and future. This issue considers the future against the millennium.

Future of History (Paperback): Willie Thompson, et al Future of History (Paperback)
Willie Thompson, et al
R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This journal, published twice yearly, explores and assesses the past of the socialist movement and the broader processes in relation to it, both for a historical understanding, and as a contribution to the movement's development and future. This issue considers the future of history as a process.

The French Historical Revolution - The Annales School 1929 - 2014 (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Peter Burke The French Historical Revolution - The Annales School 1929 - 2014 (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Peter Burke
R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This book provides a critical history of the movement associated with the journal Annales, from its foundation in 1929 to the present. This movement has been the single most important force in the development of what is sometimes called `the new history'. Renowned cultural historian, Peter Burke, distinguishes between four main generations in the development of the Annales School. The first generation included Lucien Febvre and Marc Bloch, who fought against the old historical establishment and founded the journal Annales to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration. The second generation was dominated by Fernand Braudel, whose magnificent work on the Mediterranean has become a modern classic. The third generation, deeply associated with the `cultural turn' in historical scholarship, includes recently well-known historians such as Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Jacques Le Goff and Georges Duby. This new edition brings us right up to the present, and contemplates the work of a fourth generation, including practitioners such as Roger Chartier, Serge Gruzinski and Jacques Revel. This new generation continued much of the cultural focus of the previous Annales historians, while diversifying further, and becoming increasingly `reflexive', a move that owes much to the sociocultural theories of Michel Foucault, Michel de Certeau and Pierre Bourdieu. Wide-ranging yet concise, this new edition of a classic work of analysis of one of the most important historical movements of the twentieth century will be welcomed by students of history and other social sciences and by the interested general reader.

Honor, Vengeance, and Social Trouble - Pardon Letters in the Burgundian Low Countries (Paperback): Peter Arnade, Walter... Honor, Vengeance, and Social Trouble - Pardon Letters in the Burgundian Low Countries (Paperback)
Peter Arnade, Walter Prevenier
R586 Discovery Miles 5 860 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Among the more intriguing documentary sources from late medieval Europe are pardon letters-petitions sent by those condemned for serious crimes to monarchs and princes in France and the Low Countries in the hopes of receiving a full pardon. The fifteenth-century Burgundian Low Countries and duchy of Burgundy produced a large cache of these petitions, from both major cities (Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, and Dijon) and rural communities. In Honor, Vengeance, and Social Trouble, Peter Arnade and Walter Prevenier present the first study in English of these letters to explore and interrogate the boundaries between these sources' internal, discursive properties and the social world beyond the written text.Honor, Vengeance, and Social Trouble takes the reader out onto the streets and into the taverns, homes, and workplaces of the Burgundian territories, charting the most pressing social concerns of the day: everything from family disputes and vendettas to marital infidelity and property conflicts-and, more generally, the problems of public violence, abduction and rape, and the role of honor and revenge in adjudicating disputes. Arnade and Prevenier examine why the right to pardon was often enacted by the Burgundian dukes and how it came to compete with more traditional legal means of resolving disputes. In addition, they consider the pardon letter as a historical source, highlighting the limitations and pitfalls of relying on documents that are, by their very nature, narratives shaped by the petitioner to seek a favored outcome. The book also includes a detailed case study of a female actress turned prostitute.An example of microhistory at its best, Honor, Vengeance, and Social Trouble will challenge scholars while being accessible to students in courses on medieval and early modern Europe or on historiography.

Clio's Consort - Jeremy Belknap and the Founding of the Massachusetts Historical Society (Hardcover): Louis Leonard Tucker Clio's Consort - Jeremy Belknap and the Founding of the Massachusetts Historical Society (Hardcover)
Louis Leonard Tucker
R597 Discovery Miles 5 970 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Former Massachusetts Historical Society director Louis Leonard Tucker's "Clio's Consort: Jeremy Belknap and the Founding of the Massachusetts Historical Society "offers not only a useful biographical sketch of Belknap, but also a close examination of his values as a historian and an in-depth treatment of the beginnings of the Massachusetts Historical Society and Belknap's preeminent role in the establishment of the Society in 1791 (as the first historical society in the Americas).

Time and Power - Visions of History in German Politics, from the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich (Paperback):... Time and Power - Visions of History in German Politics, from the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich (Paperback)
Christopher Clark
R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

From the bestselling author of The Sleepwalkers, a book about how the exercise of power is shaped by different concepts of time This groundbreaking book presents new perspectives on how the exercise of power is shaped by different notions of time. Acclaimed historian Christopher Clark draws on four key figures from German history-Friedrich Wilhelm of Brandenburg-Prussia, Frederick the Great, Otto von Bismarck, and Adolf Hitler-to look at history through a temporal lens and ask how historical actors and their regimes embody unique conceptions of time. Elegantly written and boldly innovative, Time and Power reveals the connection between political power and the distinct temporalities of the leaders who wield it.

The Thirty-Year Genocide - Turkey's Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894-1924 (Hardcover): Benny Morris, Dror... The Thirty-Year Genocide - Turkey's Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894-1924 (Hardcover)
Benny Morris, Dror Zeevi
R804 Discovery Miles 8 040 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

A reappraisal of the giant massacres perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire, and then the Turkish Republic, against their Christian minorities. Between 1894 and 1924, three waves of violence swept across Anatolia, targeting the region's Christian minorities, who had previously accounted for 20 percent of the population. By 1924, the Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks had been reduced to 2 percent. Most historians have treated these waves as distinct, isolated events, and successive Turkish governments presented them as an unfortunate sequence of accidents. The Thirty-Year Genocide is the first account to show that the three were actually part of a single, continuing, and intentional effort to wipe out Anatolia's Christian population. The years in question, the most violent in the recent history of the region, began during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Abdulhamid II, continued under the Young Turks, and ended during the first years of the Turkish Republic founded by Ataturk. Yet despite the dramatic swing from the Islamizing autocracy of the sultan to the secularizing republicanism of the post-World War I period, the nation's annihilationist policies were remarkably constant, with continual recourse to premeditated mass killing, homicidal deportation, forced conversion, mass rape, and brutal abduction. And one thing more was a constant: the rallying cry of jihad. While not justified under the teachings of Islam, the killing of two million Christians was effected through the calculated exhortation of the Turks to create a pure Muslim nation. Revelatory and impeccably researched, Benny Morris and Dror Ze'evi's account is certain to transform how we see one of modern history's most horrific events.

The Image of Edward the Black Prince in Georgian and Victorian England - Negotiating the Late Medieval Past (Hardcover):... The Image of Edward the Black Prince in Georgian and Victorian England - Negotiating the Late Medieval Past (Hardcover)
Barbara Gribling; Contributions by Barbara Gribling
R1,489 Discovery Miles 14 890 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

During the Georgian and Victorian periods, the fourteenth-century hero Edward the Black Prince became an object of cultural fascination and celebration; he and his battles played an important part in a wider reimagining of the British as a martial people, reinforced by an interest in chivalric character and a burgeoning nationalism. Drawing on a wealth of literature, histories, drama, art and material culture, this book explores the uses of Edward'simage in debates about politics, character, war and empire, assessing the contradictory meanings ascribed to the late Middle Ages by groups ranging from royals to radicals. It makes a special claim for the importance of the fourteenth century as a time of heroic virtues, chivalric escapades, royal power and parliamentary development, adding to a growing literature on Georgian uses of the past by exposing an active royal and popular investment in the medieval. Disputing current assumptions that the Middle Ages represented a romanticized and unproblematic past, it shows how this investment was increasingly contested in the Victorian era. Barbara Gribling is an Honorary Fellow in Modern British History at Durham University.

Post-Everything - An Intellectual History of Post-Concepts (Hardcover): Herman Paul, Adriaan van Veldhuizen Post-Everything - An Intellectual History of Post-Concepts (Hardcover)
Herman Paul, Adriaan van Veldhuizen
R671 Discovery Miles 6 710 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Postmodern, postcolonial and post-truth are broadly used terms. But where do they come from? When and why did the habit of interpreting the world in post-terms emerge? And who exactly were the 'post boys' responsible for this? Post-everything examines why post-Christian, post-industrial and post-bourgeois were terms that resonated, not only among academics, but also in the popular press. It delves into the historical roots of postmodern and poststructuralist, while also subjecting more recent post-constructions (posthumanist, postfeminist) to critical scrutiny. This study is the first to offer a comprehensive history of post-concepts. In tracing how these concepts found their way into a broad range of genres and disciplines, Post-everything contributes to a rapprochement between the history of the humanities and the history of the social sciences. -- .

Revolution - An Intellectual History (Hardcover): Enzo Traverso Revolution - An Intellectual History (Hardcover)
Enzo Traverso
R669 R559 Discovery Miles 5 590 Save R110 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

This book reinterprets the history of nineteenth and twentieth-century revolutions by composing a constellation of "dialectical images": Marx's "locomotives of history," Alexandra Kollontai's sexually liberated bodies, Lenin's mummified body, Auguste Blanqui's barricades and red flags, the Paris Commune's demolition of the Vendome Column, among several others. It connects theories with the existential trajectories of the thinkers who elaborated them, by sketching the diverse profiles of revolutionary intellectuals-from Marx and Bakunin to Luxemburg and the Bolsheviks, from Mao and Ho Chi Minh to Jose Carlos Mariategui, C.L.R. James, and other rebellious spirits from the South-as outcasts and pariahs. And finally, it analyzes the entanglement between revolution and communism that so deeply shaped the history of the twentieth century. This book thus merges ideas and representations by devoting an equal importance to theoretical and iconographic sources, offering for our troubled present a new intellectual history of the revolutionary past.

Creating an Early Colonial Order - Conquest and Contestation in South Asia, c.1775-1807 (Hardcover): Manu Sehgal Creating an Early Colonial Order - Conquest and Contestation in South Asia, c.1775-1807 (Hardcover)
Manu Sehgal
R1,538 R1,316 Discovery Miles 13 160 Save R222 (14%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

By the end of the eighteenth century, war-making and the East India Company's violent conquest of South Asia created an 'early colonial order'. This distinctive early colonial order comprised of a political economy of conquest marked by repeated financial crises, a new regime of laws, ideological innovations justifying expensive warfare, changing conceptions of sovereignty, and the privileging of military over civilian power. This early colonial order was followed by an authoritarian, militarily dominant British Raj and continues to profoundly influence postcolonial South Asian polities. By drawing on a diverse range of archival documents and later studies, Manu Sehgal makes an important intervention in historiographical debates about eighteenth-century South Asian history and the centrality of violence to colonial rule. This work is the first full-length study of how coercive structures of authority trace their origins to this early, missing chapter in the history of modern South Asia.

The Mind-Technology Problem - Investigating Minds, Selves and 21st Century Artefacts (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Robert W.... The Mind-Technology Problem - Investigating Minds, Selves and 21st Century Artefacts (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Robert W. Clowes, Klaus Gartner, Ines Hipolito
R3,065 Discovery Miles 30 650 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This edited book deepens the engagement between 21st century philosophy of mind and the emerging technologies which are transforming our environment. Many new technologies appear to have important implications for the human mind, the nature of our cognition, our sense of identity and even perhaps what we think human beings are. They prompt questions such as: Would an uploaded mind be 'me'? Does our reliance on smart phones, or wearable gadgets enhance or diminish the human mind? and: How does our deep reliance upon ambient artificial intelligence change the shape of the human mind? Readers will discover the best philosophical analysis of what current and near future 21st technology means for the metaphysics of mind. Important questions are addressed on matters relating to the extended mind and the distributed self. Expert authors explore the role that the ubiquitous smart phone might have in creating new forms of self-knowledge. They consider machine consciousness, brain enhancement and smart ambient technology, and what they can tell us about phenomenal consciousness. While ideas of artificial general intelligence, cognitive enhancements and the smart environment are widely commented on, serious analysis of their philosophical implications is only getting started. These contributions from top scholars are therefore very timely, and are of particular relevance to students and scholars of the philosophy of mind, philosophy of technology, computer science and psychology.

97,196 Words - Essays (Hardcover): Emmanuel Carrere 97,196 Words - Essays (Hardcover)
Emmanuel Carrere 1
R515 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R87 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Read the definitive essay collection from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Adversary, dubbed 'France's greatest writer of non-fiction' (New York Times) 'The most exciting living writer' Karl Ove Knausgaard Over the course of his career, Emmanuel Carrere has reinvented non-fiction writing. In a search for truth in all its guises, he dispenses with the rules of genre. For him, no form is out of reach: theology, historiography, reportage and memoir - among many others - are fused under the pressure of an inimitable combination of passion, curiosity and intellect that has made Carrere one of our most distinctive and important literary voices today. 97,196 Words introduces Carrere's shorter work to an English-language audience. Featuring more than thirty extraordinary texts written over an illustrious twenty-five-year period of Carrere's creative life, the book shows a remarkable mind at work. Spanning continents, histories, and personal relationships, 97,196 Words considers the divides between truth, reality and our shared humanity, exploring remarkable events and eccentric lives, including Carrere's own.

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