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A General Theory of Oblivion

Author : José Eduardo Agualusa
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WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2017 A finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2016 The brilliant new novel from the winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. On the eve of Angolan independence, Ludo bricks herself into her apartment, where she will remain for the next thirty years. She lives off vegetables and pigeons, burns her furniture and books to stay alive and keeps herself busy by writing her story on the walls of her home. The outside world slowly seeps into Ludo’s life through snippets on the radio, voices from next door, glimpses of a man fleeing his pursuers and a note attached to a bird’s foot. Until one day she meets Sabalu, a young boy from the street who climbs up to her terrace.

The Society of Reluctant Dreamers

Author : José Eduardo Agualusa
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While swimming in the clear blue waters of the Rainbow Hotel, Daniel Benchimol finds a waterproof camera, floating seemingly lost in the sea. He goes on to discover that the camera belongs to Moira, a Mozambican artist famous for a series of photos depicting her own dreams. On seeing the images, Daniel realises that Moira is also the mysterious woman whom he has been dreaming about repeatedly. The two meet, and Daniel becomes involved in a unusual dream experiment with a Brazilian neuroscientist, who's working with Moira on a machine to film and photograph people’s dreams. Meanwhile, Daniel’s daughter Karinguiri, one of Angola’s young dreamers, is arrested along with six friends for staging a protest during a presidential press conference in Luanda. The group go on hunger strike, attracting worldwide press attention, showing the power of young people when they raise their voices against the regime. The Society of Reluctant Dreamers is a surreal, vivid novel about the slipperiness of truth and reality, art versus dictatorship, courage versus fear, change and the old order, amidst the politics of Angola's tumultuous past, present and future.

Towards a General Theory of Classifications

Author : Daniel Parrochia
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This book is an essay on the epistemology of classifications. Its main purpose is not to provide an exposition of an actual mathematical theory of classifications, that is, a general theory which would be available to any kind of them: hierarchical or non-hierarchical, ordinary or fuzzy, overlapping or non-overlapping, finite or infinite, and so on, establishing a basis for all possible divisions of the real world. For the moment, such a theory remains nothing but a dream. Instead, the authors essentially put forward a number of key questions. Their aim is rather to reveal the “state of art” of this dynamic field and the philosophy one may eventually adopt to go further. To this end they present some advances made in the course of the last century, discuss a few tricky problems that remain to be solved, and show the avenues open to those who no longer wish to stay on the wrong track. Researchers and professionals interested in the epistemology and philosophy of science, library science, logic and set theory, order theory or cluster analysis will find this book a comprehensive, original and progressive introduction to the main questions in this field.

Keynes and The General Theory Revisited

Author : Axel Kicillof
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Every time the economy goes through a period of crisis, Keynes’ name is called upon by economists and politicians from diverse backgrounds. However, 70 years after the publication of The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, specialists are still far—maybe everyday further—from reaching agreement about the genuine contents of Keynes’ most important work. This controversy has been marked by a paradoxical turn: it is above all the literature about Keynes which, in the last decades, has imposed the terms of the debate, while The General Theory lacks readers. Accused by both its detractors and admirers of being a confusing book that is inconsistent and even plagued with logical errors, the most important contribution of the most influential economist of the 20th century has been condemned to be forgotten or, at best, to live uncomfortably in the voices of those who have spoken on his behalf. This book is the result of rigorous critical research which reconstructs the spectrum of discussion surrounding Keynes’ main work. The book begins by describing the historical background and the state of the pre-Keynesian economic theory, subsequently immersing the reader in a concise but detailed—as well as innovative— interpretation of the original text. The revision of some of the main interpretative currents prepares the field for the book’s ultimate contribution: the identification of the fundamentals that sustain the analytical structure of The General Theory. At the same time, this exploration of the theoretical fundamentals of The General Theory makes this book an original intervention on the genesis and relevance of the divide between micro and macroeconomics—a division that has been fully accepted by contemporary macro theorists.

Charcoal Boys

Author : Roger Mello
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From Hans Christian Andersen Award and Batchelder Honor Medal-winning author Roger Mello, a poetic and sensitive portrait of child labor in Brazil's charcoal mines. Beautifully illustrated by Roger Mello with sophisticated, highly textural paper cutouts, Charcoal Boys follows a young boy working in Brazil's charcoal mines. The boy's strength and resilience shine through the darkness in this moving condemnation of child labor.

System of Positive Polity Social dynamics or the general theory of human progress

Author : Auguste Comte
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The Refuge

Author : Sandra Guen
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A story about finding refuge in a new friendship and a new home. "There's a new girl at school. She never stops looking up at the sky! She likes the stars and comets." Jeannette tells her mom about her new classmate, who also loves astronomy but seems sad. She realizes it's not easy to move to a new place. So the next day, at recess, Jeannette asks Iliana to play. At first, it's a little hard to communicate because Iliana is learning a new language. The girls have to use their hands and their drawings. But they keep trying, and, soon, Iliana tells Jeannette about her difficult journey as a refugee who had to leave her country. Then their families meet, and Iliana's parents share their story too. The girls' friendship blooms, as limitless as the sky and their imaginations. Originally published in France and brought to life with wonderfully expressive artwork, this is a book about sharing stories and finding refuge in friendship, family, and a new home.

The Years of High Theory

Author : G. L. S. Shackle
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A study of the precise nature, structure, presuppositions, language and inter-relations of the economic theories formulated between 1926 and 1939.

Along the Tapaj s

Author : Fernando Vilela
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Previously published by Brinque-Book in Brazil in 2015.

A General Theory of Authority

Author : Yves R. Simon
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First published in 1962, this classic study examines the relationship between authority and justice, life, truth, and order. Simon, himself a passionate proponent of liberty, defends authority as an essential concomitant of liberty.

The Peninsular Journal of Medicine and the Collateral Sciences

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The Peninsular Journal of Medicine and the Collateral Sciences

Author : Alonzo Benjamin Palmer
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Journal

Author : Louisiana State Medical Society
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Social dynamics or the general theory of human progress

Author : Auguste Comte
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The General Theory of Employment Interest and Cheating

Author : Yves Laulan
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Saved from Oblivion

Author : Jaap de Wilde
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This book deals with the theories of global interdependence that were developed by Norman Angell (1872-1967), Ramsey Muir (1872-1941), Francis Delaisi (1873-1947) Charles E. Merriam (1874-1953) and David Mitrany (1888-1977) and the contribution that their work makes to a better theoretical understanding of the causes of war and the conditions of peace. The book gives an answer to those who consider contemporary interdependence theory a mere repetition of pre-war idealism. By describing an intellectual history that has been generally neglected the author adds new arguments to the debate on the feasibility of a security policy based on the deliberate extension of specific types of interdependence.

From the Calculus to Set Theory 1630 1910

Author : I. Grattan-Guinness
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Waterglass is wishful thinking. The word won't be found in the dictionary, nor will you come across the thing itself in any shop of curios. But there it rests, nonetheless, as an imagined possibility, among and between the lines of Jeffery Donaldson's second collection of verse.

Foundations of Elasticity Theory

Author : Clifford Truesdell
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Continuum Mechanics Foundations of elasticity theory

Author : Clifford Truesdell
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Oblivion or Utopia

Author : Chiku Malunga
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This book explains that efforts to reverse Africa's continuing underdevelopment have failed to date because they have not been consciously aimed at enabling Africa to turn its vast natural resources into wealth; here, Malunga proposes a five step strategy enabling the continent revolutionize and improve the system.