On the Edge of Reason

"On the Edge of Reason is one of the great European novels of the first half of the twentieth century – and Krleza's themes, his seriousness, his protest against the normality of delusion and cruelty, could hardly be more relevant to the ...

On the Edge of Reason

"On the Edge of Reason is one of the great European novels of the first half of the twentieth century – and Krleza's themes, his seriousness, his protest against the normality of delusion and cruelty, could hardly be more relevant to the century's end." —Susan Sontag During his long and distinguished career, the Croatian writer Miroslav Krleza (1893-1981) battled against many forms of tyranny. In On the Edge of Reason, his protagonist is a middle-aged lawyer whose life and career have been eminently respectable and respected. One evening, at a party attended by the local elite, he inadvertently blurts out an honest thought. From this moment, all hell breaks loose.... On the Edge of Reason reveals the fundamental chasm between conformity and individuality. As folly piles on folly, hypocrisy on hypocrisy, reason itself begins to give way, and the edge between reality and unreality disappears.

Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason

A number-one bestseller by Helen Fielding, it is, alongside Bridget Jones’s Diary, a modern classic and one of the funniest books you’ll ever read. 9st 2, cigarettes smoked in front of Mark 0 (v.g.), cigarettes smoked in secret 7, ...

Bridget Jones  The Edge of Reason

With an introduction by journalist Hadley Freeman 9st 2, cigarettes smoked in front of Mark 0 (v.g.), cigarettes smoked in secret 7, cigarettes not smoked 47 (v.g.). Bridget’s second diary ushers in a reformed woman. She is no longer a smoker (well, not much), the wilderness years are over, and she is at last united with man-of-her-dreams Mark Darcy. But things aren’t perfect: there’s an eight-foot hole in the wall of her flat, she’s increasingly worried about a certain boyfriend-stealing beauty, and her friends’ mad advice is getting her nowhere – something has to change. And so Bridget decides to embark on a spiritual epiphany to the palm- and magic-mushroom-kissed shores of Thailand. Surely it will be the perfect place to set her life on course once and for all . . . Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is Bridget at her best: funny, wise, and, as ever, a little bit sloshed. A number-one bestseller by Helen Fielding, it is, alongside Bridget Jones’s Diary, a modern classic and one of the funniest books you’ll ever read.

Dreaming at the Edge of Reason

... Images overwhelm and kill, Everything fades away to fall; For fear, glorious fear, Fear takes it all, AndI am come undone. 38. Worlds of Shadow People destabilize, destroy, With eyes devoid 45 Dreaming at the Edge Reason of 37.

Dreaming at the Edge of Reason

The book mostly deals with the poignancy of dreams and how transient they are. The poems also deal with the way the world appears to the eyes of the author describing the emotions and states of mind that he thinks in. In many ways this collection of poetry is more like a lyrical commentary of the author's take on what it takes to live in todays modern world of fast pace and fleeting dreams.

The Edge of Reason

Rationality and reason have become political, disputed concepts, subject to easy dismissal. Julian Baggini argues eloquently that we must recover our reason and reassess its proper place, neither too highly exalted nor completely maligned.

The Edge of Reason

An urgent defense of reason, the essential method for resolving—or even discussing—divisive issues: “A timely masterpiece.”—Patricia S. Churchland, author of Touching a Nerve Reason, long held as the highest human achievement, is under siege. According to Aristotle, the capacity for reason sets us apart from other animals, yet today it has ceased to be a universally admired faculty. Rationality and reason have become political, disputed concepts, subject to easy dismissal. Julian Baggini argues eloquently that we must recover our reason and reassess its proper place, neither too highly exalted nor completely maligned. Rationality does not require a cold, sterile worldview—it simply involves the application of critical thinking wherever thinking is needed. Addressing such major areas of debate as religion, science, politics, psychology, and economics, the author calls for commitment to the notion of a “community of reason,” where disagreements are settled by debate and discussion, not brute force or political power. Baggini’s insightful book celebrates the power of reason, our best hope—indeed our only hope—for dealing with the intractable quagmires of our time. “The toxic gloating of ‘gut feelings,’ hateful politics and heart-over-head attacks on good sense urgently need an antidote. Baggini has risen to the occasion…compelling.”—Patricia S. Churchland, author of Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition

Journey to the Edge of Reason

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Journey to the Edge of Reason

A remarkable account of Kurt Gödel, weaving together creative genius, mental illness, political corruption, and idealism in the face of the turmoil of war and upheaval. At age 24, a brilliant Austrian-born mathematician published a mathematical result that shook the world. Nearly a hundred years after Kurt Gödel's famous 1931 paper "On Formally Undecidable Propositions" appeared, his proof that every mathematical system must contain propositions that are true - yet never provable within that system - continues to pose profound questions for mathematics, philosophy, computer science, and artificial intelligence. His close friend Albert Einstein, with whom he would walk home every day from Princeton's famous Institute for Advanced Study, called him "the greatest logician since Aristotle." He was also a man who felt profoundly out of place in his time, rejecting the entire current of 20th century philosophical thought in his belief that mathematical truths existed independent of the human mind, and beset by personal demons of anxiety and paranoid delusions that would ultimately lead to his tragic end from self-starvation. Drawing on previously unpublished letters, diaries, and medical records, Journey to the Edge of Reason offers the most complete portrait yet of the life of one of the 20th century's greatest thinkers. Stephen Budiansky's account brings to life the remarkable world of philosophical and mathematical creativity of pre-war Vienna, and documents how it was barbarically extinguished by the Nazis. He charts Gödel's own hair's-breadth escape from Nazi Germany to the scholarly idyll of Princeton; and the complex, gently humorous, sensitive, and tormented inner life of this iconic but previously enigmatic giant of modern science. Weaving together Gödel's public and private lives, this is a tale of creative genius, mental illness, political corruption, and idealism in the face of the turmoil of war and upheaval.

The Edge of Reason

Melinda M. Snodgrass's The Edge of Reason is a provocative thriller about the eternal battle between science and superstition.

The Edge of Reason

Since the dawn of consciousness, a secret war has been fought between the forces of magic and religious fanaticism and the cause of reason, understanding, and technology. On one side are the Old Ones, malign entities that feed on the suffering of mankind. On the other are the Lumina, an ancient order dedicated to the liberation of the human spirit. Officer Richard Oort of the Albuquerque Police Department is caught in the middle of this primal battle when he rescues a mysterious teenage girl from a trio of inhuman hunters. Recruited by the Lumina to serve as their latest paladin, Richard fights beside a handful of unlikely allies, including an adolescent sorceress, an enigmatic philanthropist, a sexy coroner, and a homeless god with multiple personalities. But the Old Ones and their mortal pawns are determined to destroy Richard-or else convert him to their cause. And they have all powers of magic and organized religion at their disposal. As the gates between the universes shred apart, it may be up to Richard to save humanity from the endless horror of a new Dark Age. Melinda M. Snodgrass's The Edge of Reason is a provocative thriller about the eternal battle between science and superstition.

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Stephen Budiansky’s Journey to the Edge of Reason is the first biography to fully draw upon Gödel’s voluminous letters and writings—including a never-before-transcribed shorthand diary of his most intimate thoughts—to explore ...

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The first major biography of the logician and mathematician whose Incompleteness Theorems helped launch a modern scientific revolution. Nearly a hundred years after its publication, Kurt Gödel’s famous proof that every mathematical system must contain propositions that are true—yet never provable—continues to unsettle mathematics, philosophy, and computer science. Yet unlike Einstein, with whom he formed a warm and abiding friendship, Gödel has long escaped all but the most casual scrutiny of his life. Stephen Budiansky’s Journey to the Edge of Reason is the first biography to fully draw upon Gödel’s voluminous letters and writings—including a never-before-transcribed shorthand diary of his most intimate thoughts—to explore Gödel’s profound intellectual friendships, his moving relationship with his mother, his troubled yet devoted marriage, and the debilitating bouts of paranoia that ultimately took his life. It also offers an intimate portrait of the scientific and intellectual circles in prewar Vienna, a haunting account of Gödel’s and Jewish intellectuals’ flight from Austria and Germany at the start of the Second World War, and a vivid re-creation of the early days of Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, where Gödel and Einstein both worked. Eloquent and insightful, Journey to the Edge of Reason is a fully realized portrait of the odd, brilliant, and tormented man who has been called the greatest logician since Aristotle, and illuminates the far-reaching implications of Gödel’s revolutionary ideas for philosophy, mathematics, artificial intelligence, and man’s place in the cosmos.

The Edge Of Reason

'These experiments and others are heroic in every sense, and Ananthaswamy captures their excitement-and the personalities of the scientists behind them-with enthusiasm and insight'-Publishers Weekly In this deeply original book, science ...

The Edge Of Reason

'These experiments and others are heroic in every sense, and Ananthaswamy captures their excitement-and the personalities of the scientists behind them-with enthusiasm and insight'-Publishers Weekly In this deeply original book, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy sets out to explore the world's most audacious physics experiments: the cutting-edge telescopes and detectors that promise to answer the biggest questions in modern cosmology. Why is the universe expanding at an ever faster rate? What is the nature of the 'dark matter' that makes up almost a quarter of the universe? Why does the universe appear fine-tuned for life? Are there other universes besides our own? In his quest, Ananthaswamy travels to some of the most extreme, remote-and often dangerous-sites on our planet. He takes us to Mount Paranal in the Chilean Andes, where four massive domes of the Very Large Telescope open to the sky each night 'like dragons waking up' and collect brilliant images of galaxies billions of light-years away. To the starkly gorgeous Hanle Valley in Ladakh where the relatively nascent Indian Astronomical Observatory uses robotic telescopes to study the seismology of distant stars. And to the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, where engineers are drilling 1.5 miles into the clearest ice on the globe to build the world's largest neutrino detector, which could finally help reconcile quantum physics with Einstein's theory of general relativity. The stories he weaves of the people who work at these and other dramatic research sites-from Lake Baikal in Siberia to the depths of an abandoned iron mine in Minnesota to the subterranean lair of the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva-reveal science to be a human process and make for a compelling new portrait of the universe and our quest to understand it. Atmospheric, engaging and illuminating, The Edge of Reason lucidly unravels essential conundrums and brings cosmology back down to earth in the most vivid terms.

Decisions On The Edge Of Reason

The book is about love and jealousy, loyalty and betrayal, but also about forgiving the young woman Aida and her decisions on the edge of reason .

Decisions On The Edge Of Reason

The book is about love and jealousy, loyalty and betrayal, but also about forgiving the young woman Aida and her decisions on the edge of reason ... At the beginning of their relationship and marriage, it was enough for her and Emir to look at each other and they already understood, they knew what each of them thought and wanted. They were too young and too sentimental ... Time has done its part - they have gotten older, less sentimental, complained about a lot and their views are no "spoken" as before. Not even words were once enough to understand each other... Author Zena Novak creates a beautiful story that leaves the reader breathless.

The Edge of Reason

These experiments and others are heroic in every sense, and Ananthaswamy captures their excitement"and the personalities of the scientists behind them"with enthusiasm and insight'"Publishers Weekly In this deeply original book, science ...

The Edge of Reason

These experiments and others are heroic in every sense, and Ananthaswamy captures their excitement"and the personalities of the scientists behind them"with enthusiasm and insight'"Publishers Weekly In this deeply original book, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy sets out to explore the world's most audacious physics experiments: the cutting-edge telescopes and detectors that promise to answer the biggest questions in modern cosmology. Why is the universe expanding at an ever faster rate? What is the nature of the -dark matter' that makes up almost a quarter of the universe? Why does the universe appear fine-tuned for life? Are there other universes besides our own? In his quest, Ananthaswamy travels to some of the most extreme, remote"and often dangerous"sites on our planet. He takes us to Mount Paranal in the Chilean Andes, where four massive domes of the Very Large Telescope open to the sky each night -like dragons waking up' and collect brilliant images of galaxies billions of light-years away. To the starkly gorgeous Hanle Valley in Ladakh where the relatively nascent Indian Astronomical Observatory uses robotic telescopes to study the seismology of distant stars. And to the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, where engineers are drilling 1.5 miles into the clearest ice on the globe to build the world's largest neutrino detector, which could finally help reconcile quantum physics with Einstein's theory of general relativity. The stories he weaves of the people who work at these and other dramatic research sites"from Lake Baikal in Siberia to the depths of an abandoned iron mine in Minnesota to the subterranean lair of the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva"reveal science to be a human process and make for a compelling new portrait of the universe and our quest to understand it. Atmospheric, engaging and illuminating, The Edge of Reason lucidly unravels essential conundrums and brings cosmology back down to earth in the most vivid terms.

Love on the Edge of Reason

The final novel in thirteen-time USA Today bestselling author Zoe York's critically acclaimed Pine Harbour series! Tom Minelli doesn't know why Chloe Dawson has fled Pine Harbour, but she's pregnant with his baby and he wants her back.

Love on the Edge of Reason

The final novel in thirteen-time USA Today bestselling author Zoe York's critically acclaimed Pine Harbour series! Tom Minelli doesn't know why Chloe Dawson has fled Pine Harbour, but she's pregnant with his baby and he wants her back. Not just back in town. He wants Chloe back in his life, and not as the casual hook-up friends they were before. But finding her proves harder than he expected—and when he does track her down, a snow storm rolls in right behind him, trapping them together in a cabin on the lake.

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Dreaming at the Edge of Reason

In many ways this collection of poetry is more like a lyrical commentary of the author's take on what it takes to live in today's modern world of fast pace and fleeting dreams.

Dreaming at the Edge of Reason

The book mostly deals with the poignancy of dreams and how transient they are. The poems also deal with the way the world appears to the eyes of the author describing the emotions and states of mind that he thinks in. In many ways this collection of poetry is more like a lyrical commentary of the author's take on what it takes to live in today's modern world of fast pace and fleeting dreams.

Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason

Bridget's second diary ushers in a reformed woman.

Bridget Jones  The Edge of Reason

With an introduction by journalist Hadley Freeman9st 2, cigarettes smoked in front of Mark 0 (v.g.), cigarettes smoked in secret 7, cigarettes not smoked 47 (v.g.).Bridget's second diary ushers in a reformed woman. She is no longer a smoker (well, not much), the wilderness years are over, and she is at last united with man-of-her-dreams Mark Darcy. But things aren't perfect: there's an eight-foot hole in the wall of her flat, she's increasingly worried about a certain boyfriend-stealing beauty, and her friends' mad advice is getting her nowhere - something has to change. And so Bridget decides to embark on a spiritual epiphany to the palm- and magic-mushroom-kissed shores of Thailand. Surely it will be the perfect place to set her life on course once and for all . . .Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is Bridget at her best: funny, wise, and, as ever, a little bit sloshed. A number-one bestseller by Helen Fielding, it is, alongside Bridget Jones's Diary, a modern classic and one of the funniest books you'll ever read.

Under the Poached Egg

' Ronald Williams, 1946. This is the story of Welsh artilleryman (77th HAA Regiment) and writer, the late Lieutenant Ronald Williams, held as a prisoner of war in Japanese-occupied Dutch East Indies from 1942-45.

Under the Poached Egg

'Java, a most beautiful and enchanting island, witnessed unspeakable horrors against both man and beast during the Japanese military occupation, 1942¿45.' Ronald Williams, 1946. This is the story of Welsh artilleryman (77th HAA Regiment) and writer, the late Lieutenant Ronald Williams, held as a prisoner of war in Japanese-occupied Dutch East Indies from 1942-45. Compiled by Frank Williams, son of Ronald, this true account details the alternating horror and banality of daily life ¿ and the humour that helped the men survive the daily beatings, deprivation and death. Including cartoons, poems and other writings hidden from the guards during the years in captivity, Ronald Williams¿ journal provides a unique and fascinating insight into the experiences of those men whose courage and fortitude was tested to the limits under the hot tropical sun.

The Edge of Reason

A new year begins and Bidget Jones is about to discover what happens when you have the man of your dreams actually in your flat.

The Edge of Reason

A new year begins and Bidget Jones is about to discover what happens when you have the man of your dreams actually in your flat.

Bridget Jones

Bridget had ridden off into the sunset with the man-of-her-dreams.

Bridget Jones

Bridget searches for the Truth in spite of unevolved men, insane dating theories and smug married advice.