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Rationality For Mortals

Author: Gerd Gigerenzer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199890129
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Gerd Gigerenzer's influential work examines the rationality of individuals not from the perspective of logic or probability, but from the point of view of adaptation to the real world of human behavior and interaction with the environment. Seen from this perspective, human behavior is more rational than it might otherwise appear. This work is extremely influential and has spawned an entire research program. This volume (which follows on a previous collection, Adaptive Thinking, also published by OUP) collects his most recent articles, looking at how people use "fast and frugal heuristics" to calculate probability and risk and make decisions. It includes a newly writen, substantial introduction, and the articles have been revised and updated where appropriate. This volume should appeal, like the earlier volumes, to a broad mixture of cognitive psychologists, philosophers, economists, and others who study decision making.

Sterblich Sein

Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104035849
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Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell

Mortals And Immortals

Author: Jean-Pierre Vernant
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691019314
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Jean-Pierre Vernant has profoundly transformed our perceptions of ancient Greece. Published in 1991, this collection of nineteen essays probes deeply into themes of enduring interest--death, the body, the soul, the individual, and relations between mortals and immortals; the mask, the mirror, the image, and the imagination; the self and the other, and, more broadly, the concept of otherness itself, or "alterity."

Marathoning For Mortals

Author: John Bingham
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609612906
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Once considered a feat for superhuman athletes, the marathon is now within every mortal's grasp. Former couch potato John Bingham has joined forces with coach Jenny Hadfield to create a winning plan that works for every mortal--even you. In Marathoning for Mortals, you'll find the courage to train, the willpower to persevere, and the tenacity to finish one mile after another. John and Jenny stick with you every step of the way, from your first insecure thoughts to your last-minute jitters to your supreme joy at the finish line. In Marathoning for Mortals, you'll find: • 8 training programs to run, run-walk, walk-run, or walk the half-marathon and marathon • The advice you need to physically, mentally, and spiritually reach your dreams • Tips to help you customize your training, buy the right shoes and apparel, and eat the best foods • Guidance for common motivational, physical, and emotional roadblocks Join John and Jenny on an amazing transformative journey where the finish line is just the beginning.


Author: Norman Rush
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1847087868
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Ray Finch is a middle-aged Milton scholar and a CIA agent in Botswana. His doted-upon wife, Iris, may be an adulteress. And her physician, the quixotic Davis Morel, may be her lover. Mortals is a riotous political adventure, a meticulous portrait of a marriage and a richly ambitious novel of ideas.

Narren Und Sterbliche

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644200580
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Der Winter 1595 ist kalt. Das macht auch den Mitgliedern der Theatertruppe von William Shakespeare zu schaffen, einer von vielen in London. Die Stadt ist seit längerem vom Theaterfieber ergriffen, neu entstandene Schauspielhäuser vor den Toren der Stadt fassen Tausende Zuschauer, die sich mit Bühnenstücken, Tanz, Zoten und dressierten Bären unterhalten lassen. Halbseidenes Gesindel sind diese Schauspieler in den Augen der puritanischen Obrigkeit, die alle Bühnen verbieten will. Aber viele im Hochadel lieben das Theater, und auch die Königin tut es. Zur Hochzeit einer hochgestellten Dame soll die Truppe ein neues Stück auf die Bühne bringen, eine Komödie mit dem Titel «Der Sommernachtstraum». Mit von der Partie: Richard, William Shakespeares jüngerer Bruder, vom Älteren wenig geliebt und auf der Bühne nur in Frauenrollen geduldet. Dann geschieht eine Katastrophe: Ein konkurrierendes Schauspielhaus lässt das Stück stehlen. Aber Richard weiß, wie die Uraufführung zu retten ist. Er wird das Stück zurückstehlen und damit William dazu bringen, ihn endlich zu respektieren, ihm endlich eine Männerrolle zu geben – und dann fehlt ihm zu seinem Glück nur noch die Hand der schönen Silvia ... Ein ungeheuer spannender und farbiger historischer Roman über Eifersucht, Verrat, Liebe und die Kunst, wie ihn nur Bernard Cornwell schreiben kann.

Political Theory For Mortals

Author: John E. Seery
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501718312
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Despite an abundance of violence occurring in political contexts, no liberal political theorist since Thomas Hobbes has talked directly and coherently about death. John E. Seery does. He contends that liberalism desperately needs a theoretical framework in which to discuss pressing matters of human mortality. Among the contemporary political issues that cry out for theoretical articulation, Seery suggests, are abortion politics, ethnic cleansing, suicide assistance, national reparations, environmental degradation, and capital punishment. Seery offers a new conception of social contract theory as a framework for confronting death issues. He urges us to look to an older tradition of descent into an underworld, wherein classic theorists consulted poetically with the dead and acquired from them political insight and direction. In this lively book, Seery excavates the infernal tradition by rereading the politics of death in Platonism, early Christianity, and contemporary feminism. Building on those traditions, he proposes a new, constructive image of death that can serve democratic theory productively. Reconsidered from the "land of the shades," social contractarian theory is sufficiently altered that, for example, a pro-life Christian and a pro-choice secularist might be able to strike common ground upon which to discuss abortion politics.

Greek Gods Human Lives

Author: Mary R. Lefkowitz
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300107692
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Insightful and fun, this new guide to an ancient mythology explains why the Greek gods and goddesses are still so captivating to us, revisiting the work of Homer, Ovid, Virgil, and Shakespeare in search of the essence of these stories. (Mythology & Folklore)

Meb For Mortals

Author: Meb Keflezighi
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623365473
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With his historic win at the 2014 Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi cemented his legacy as one of the great champions of long-distance running. Runners everywhere wanted to know how someone two weeks away from his 39th birthday, who had only the 15th best time going into the race, could defeat the best field in Boston Marathon history and become the first American man to win the race in 31 years. Meb For Mortals describes in unprecedented detail how three-time Olympian Keflezighi prepares to take on the best runners in the world. More important, the book shows everyday runners how to implement the training, nutritional, and mental principles that have guided him throughout his long career, which in addition to a 2014 Boston Marathon win includes an Olympic silver medal and the 2009 New York City Marathon title.

Handbook For Mortals

Author: Joanne Lynn, MD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199744564
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Rev. ed. of: Handbook for mortals / Joanne Lynn, Joan Harrold, and the Center to Improve Care of the Dying, George Washington University. 1999.