Download or read book The Unreality of Memory written by Elisa Gabbert and published by Atlantic Books. This book was released on 2020-08-20 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A work of sheer brilliance, beauty and bravery' Andrew Sean Greer, author of Less 'Masterly... Her essays have a clarity and prescience that imply a sort of distant, retrospective view, like postcards sent from the near future' New York Times We stare at our phones. We keep multiple tabs open. Our chats and conversations are full of the phrase "Did you see?" The feeling that we're living in the worst of times seems to be intensifying, alongside a desire to know precisely how bad things have gotten. Poet and essayist Elisa Gabbert's The Unreality of Memory consists of a series of lyrical and deeply researched meditations on what our culture of catastrophe has done to public discourse and our own inner lives. In these tender and prophetic essays, she focuses in on our daily preoccupation and favorite pasttime: desperate distraction from disaster by way of a desperate obsession with the disastrous. Moving from public trauma to personal tragedy, from the Titanic and Chernobyl to illness and loss, The Unreality of Memory alternately rips away the facade of our fascination with destruction and gently identifies itself with the age of rubbernecking. A balm, not a burr, Gabbert's essays are a hauntingly perceptive analysis of the anxiety intrinsic in our new, digital ways of being, and also a means of reconciling ourselves to this new world. 'One of those joyful books that send you to your notebook every page or so, desperate not to lose either the thought the author has deftly placed in your mind or the title of a work she has now compelled you to read.' Paris Review
Download or read book The Unreal Universe written by Manoj Thulasidas and published by Thulasidas. This book was released on 2007 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In this immensely thought-provoking book, Thulasidas explores our notions of space and time and shows how our sense of reality rests on uncertain supports. Space is unreal the same way sound and smell are unreal, and time is no more real than mathematics. In a space created by the brain out of the light falling on our retinas (for the Hubble telescope), is it a surprise that nothing can travel faster than light? Generated by our sensory perception and fabricated by our cognitive process, the space-time continuum is the arena of physics. Looking at reality as a cognitive model of perception, Thulasidas sheds new light on spiritual philosophies, both Western and Eastern. Exploring the overlaps among the sciences and philosophies with impressive surety and clarity, The Unreal Universe looks set to revolutionize the way we think of reality and understand both modern physics and ancient spiritual writings"--Back cover
Download or read book Possibility written by University of California, Berkeley. Philosophical Union and published by . This book was released on 1934 with total page 666 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Propositions Facts and Becoming written by L. Nathan Oaklander and published by . This book was released on 1976 with total page 26 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Sex and the Unreal City written by Anthony Esolen and published by Ignatius Press. This book was released on 2020 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unreal City: a cartoon megalopolis where towers are built of cotton candy, facts scatter like pixie dust, and the truth is whatever you feel it to be. And it's no fantasy. It's where we live. "We dwell in Unreal City. We believe in un-being." With saber-like wit, poet and professor Anthony Esolen leads readers on a tour through the ruins of their own Western world—through king-size bookstores, manicured college campuses, strobe-lit choir lofts, mechanized farms, divorce courts, drag-queen libraries, and beyond. This hilarious guide to a culture gone mad with sex and self-care minces no words and spares no egos. We the people of Unreal City are no better, and certainly no smarter, than our fathers. But fear not. Sex and the Unreal City insists there's no need to settle down in the ninth circle of unreality. Esolen lights a torch and heads up the well-trod path back to our cleaner, kinder, truer homeland: Earth. Along the way, the author sings the songs of masters long forgotten—Shakespeare, Dante, Milton, the Evangelists—and asks us to join in.
Download or read book Unreality and Time written by Robert Sherrick Brumbaugh and published by Suny Press. This book was released on 1984 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book recognizes and questions a key assumption about time which is shared by common sense and philosophy--the assumption that time, like a single substance or a homogeneous quality, is subject to the law of contradiction. This leads to the logical conclusion that among different and mutually exclusive accounts of time, whether in science, practical action, or fine art, only one can be the "right" one. Four such accounts are shown here to be internally consistent though mutually incompatible, suggesting that the initial assumption is mistaken, and that in some way each alternative concept of time must be incomplete. Brumbaugh suggests that we must choose the one appropriate to a particular purpose: artistic creation, technological efficiency, discovery of mathematical laws of nature, or work with biological and social phenomena. The selection should allow coherence between that aspect of reality which the selected time concept emphasizes, and the aspect of reality most relevant to a successful execution of our purpose.
Download or read book Modern Philosophy from Descartes to Schopenhauer and Hartmann written by Francis Bowen and published by . This book was released on 1892 with total page 508 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Unreality Industry written by Ian I. Mitroff and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 1993 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fortells the trend that mass media outlets are helping to blur the line between reality and fantasy.
Download or read book Beginning iOS 3D Unreal Games Development written by Robert Chin and published by Apress. This book was released on 2012-06-11 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Unreal UDK features Epic's award-winning Unreal Engine 3, used to create bestselling games such as Infinity Blade for iOS, and popular console games like Borderlands and Bioshock. Now, you can build your own Unreal game for the iOS platform. Beginning iOS 3D Unreal Games Development covers using the Unreal UDK game creation system to create 3D games for the iOS platform, which includes the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Specifically, this book covers: UnrealScript programming language, going beyond the limitations of the visual Kismet scripting language The Unreal UDK code framework, basic UDK tools and other UDK items needed to build a game Various author-created game frameworks are presented and are used to illustrate the UnrealScript programming language and user input methods specific to the iOS mobile platform
Download or read book From the Unreal to the Real written by Swami Bhashyananda and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2015-07-02 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Swami Bhashyananda has explained different aspects of Vedanta philosophy in this book with appropriate quotations from the Upanishads and Gita and has brought home to us the significance of this great philosophy in the context of the present edition in the world. From the standpoint of this book will serve a very useful purpose by making readers aware of their duty to themselves and to the world at large.
Download or read book A Rhetoric of the Unreal written by Christine Brooke-Rose and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1981-10-15 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 1981 book is a study of wide range of fiction, from short stories to tales of horror, from fairy-tales and romances to science fiction, to which the rather loose term 'fantastic' has been applied. Cutting across this wide field, Professor Brooke-Rose examines in a clear and precise way the essential differences between these types of narrative against the background of realistic fiction. In doing so, she employs many of the methods of modern literary theory from Russian formalism to structuralism, while at the same time bringing to these approaches a sharp critical intuition and sound common sense of her own. The range of texts considered is broad: from Poe and James to Tolkien; from Flann O'Brien to the American postmodernism. This book should prove a source of stimulation to all teachers and students of modern literary theory and genre, as well as those interested in 'fantastic' literature.
Download or read book March of the Unreal written by Nolan Dannels and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2011-04-11 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of poetry by Nolan Sahand Dannels, searching through imagination through imagery and ethereal phrasing.
Download or read book Tales from the Realm of the Unreal written by Laszlo Gubanyi and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2019-04-01 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a collection of stories relating to things not commonly talked about—the way we die, the way we live, the way we would like to live. It is about forces that make us do unexpected things, forces that make things happen around us, and forces we are not aware of.
Download or read book Into the Unreal written by Carly Stevens and published by Carly Stevens. This book was released on 2020-04-21 with total page 516 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Young and powerful, they finally have the chance to make peace... or war. Firian Kess, now Head of the Tanyuin Academy, sets his sights on winning over the girl he once took hostage: Kiria Arioc, Keeper of the Western Kingdom. But power always takes its toll. Firian’s better impulses wage a losing war against his desire for control. Longing for more power, he uncovers a deadly ability in the Unreal that jeopardizes his alliances and his humanity. Facing manipulation at home and war abroad, Kiria’s bold choice to work with the Tanyu, their former enemies, makes her a political target even as she fights her growing feelings for the handsome but selfish Firian. With violent enemies threatening both their reigns, they struggle to maintain the fragile peace they find with each other. Despite their efforts, darkness threatens to consume them, putting everyone they care about in mortal danger. Dark and surprising, this sequel asks how far you can go before you become the very monster you’re fighting.
Download or read book The Unreal Life of Oscar Zariski written by Carol Parikh and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2008-12-23 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Oscar Zariski’s work in mathematics permanently altered the foundations of algebraic geometry. The powerful tools he forged from the ideas of modern algebra allowed him to penetrate classical problems with an unaccustomed depth, and brought new rigor to the intuitive proofs of the Italian School. The students he trained at Hopkins, and later at Harvard, are among the foremost mathematicians of our time. While what he called his “real life” is recorded in almost a hundred books and papers, this story of his “unreal life” is based upon Parikh’s interviews with his family, colleagues, and students, and on his own memories from a series of tape-recorded interviews made a few years before his death in 1986. First published in 1991, The Unreal Life of Oscar Zariski was highly successful and widely praised, but has been out of print for many years. Springer is proud to make this book available again, introducing Oscar Zariski to a new generation of mathematicians.
Download or read book The Unreal and the Real written by Ursula K. Le Guin and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2016-10-18 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally published in two editions in 2012 by Small Beers Press.
Download or read book A Critical Introduction to the Metaphysics of Time written by Benjamin Curtis and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-02-11 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is the nature of time? Does it flow? Do the past and future exist? Drawing connections between historical and present-day questions, A Critical Introduction to the Metaphysics of Time provides an up-to-date guide to one of the most central and debated topics in contemporary metaphysics. Introducing the views and arguments of Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Newton and Leibniz, this accessible introduction covers the history of the philosophy of time from the Pre-Socratics to the beginning of the 20th Century. The historical survey presents the necessary background to understanding more recent developments, including McTaggart's 1908 argument for the unreality of time, the open future, the perdurance/endurance debate, the possibility of time travel, and the relevance of current physics to the philosophy of time. Informed by cutting-edge philosophical research, A Critical Introduction to the Metaphysics of Time evaluates influential historical arguments in the context of contemporary developments. For students looking to gain insights into how ideas within the philosophy of time have developed and better understand recent arguments, this is the ideal starting point.