• Philosophy

Thinking from A to Z


Author: Nigel Warburton
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415222815
Category: Philosophy
Page: 150
View: 1517
What is 'Humpty-Dumptying'? Do 'arguments from analogy' ever stand up? How do I know when someone is using 'Weasel words?' What is a 'Politician's answer?' What's the difference between a 'Red Herring' and a 'Straw Man?' This superb book, now in its third edition, will help anyone who wants to argue well and think critically. Using witty and topical examples, this fully-updated new edition has many new entries including: Charity, principle of Lawyer's Answer Least Worst Option Stonewalling Sunk-Cost Fallacy Tautology Truism Weasel Words 'You Would Say That Wouldn't You' Thinking From A to Z may not help you win every argument, but it will definitely give you the power to tell a good one from a bad one.

    • Philosophy

Thinking from A to Z


Author: Nigel Warburton
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415222808
Category: Philosophy
Page: 150
View: 9356
With Thinking from A to Z, Nigel Warburton presents an alphabetically arranged guide to help readers understand the art of arguing.

    • Philosophy

Thinking from A to Z


Author: Nigel Warburton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 164
View: 8731
What is 'humpty-dumptying'? Do 'arguments from analogy' ever stand up? How do I know when someone is using 'weasel words'? What's the difference between a 'red herring' and a 'straw man'? This superb book, now in its third edition, will help anyone who wants to argue well and think critically. Using witty and topical examples, this fully-updated edition includes many new entries and updates the whole text. New entries include: Principle of Charity Lawyer's Answer Least Worst Option Poisoning the Well Sentimentality Sunk Cost Fallacy Weasel Words 'You would say that wouldn't you'. Thinking from A to Z may not help you win every argument, but it will definitely give you the power to tell a good one from a bad one.

    • Philosophy

Thinking from A to Z


Author: Nigel Warburton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135866511
Category: Philosophy
Page: 176
View: 5894
What is ‘humpty-dumptying’? Do ‘arguments from analogy’ ever stand up? How do I know when someone is using ‘weasel words’? What’s the difference between a ‘red herring’ and a ‘straw man’? This superb book, now in its third edition, will help anyone who wants to argue well and think critically. Using witty and topical examples, this fully-updated edition includes many new entries and updates the whole text. New entries include: Principle of Charity Lawyer’s Answer Least Worst Option Poisoning the Well Sentimentality Sunk Cost Fallacy Weasel Words ‘You would say that wouldn’t you’. Thinking from A to Z may not help you win every argument, but it will definitely give you the power to tell a good one from a bad one.

    • Philosophy

An A to Z of Critical Thinking


Author: Beth Black
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441117970
Category: Philosophy
Page: 186
View: 9992
This definitive A to Z guide provides precise definitions for over 130 terms and concepts used in critical thinking. Each entry presents a short definition followed by a more detailed explanation and authoritative clarification.

    • Young Adult Fiction

The Distance from A to Z


Author: Natalie Blitt
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062433334
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 316
View: 8362
This full-length novel by debut author Natalie Blitt is a pitch-perfect blend of Stephanie Perkins and Miranda Kenneally that proves the age-old adage: opposites attract. Seventeen-year-old Abby has only one goal for her summer: to make sure she is fluent in French—well, that, and to get as far away from baseball and her Cubs-obsessed family as possible. A summer of culture and language, with no sports in sight. That turns out to be impossible, though, because her French partner is the exact kind of boy she was hoping to avoid. Eight weeks. 120 hours of class. 80 hours of conversation practice with someone who seems to wear baseball caps and jerseys every day. But Zeke in French is a different person than Zeke in English. And Abby can’t help but fall for him, hard. As Abby begins to suspect that Zeke is hiding something, she has to decide if bridging the gap between who she is and who he is is worth the risk. Epic Reads Impulse is a digital imprint with new releases each month.

    • Libertarianism

Libertarianism from A to Z


Author: Jeffrey A. Miron
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 145875829X
Category: Libertarianism
Page: 248
View: 9964
Libertarian principles seem basic enough - keep government out of boardrooms, bedrooms, and wallets, and let markets work the way they should. But what reasoning justifies those stances, and how can they be elucidated clearly and applied consistently? In Libertarianism, from A to Z, acclaimed Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron sets the record straight with a dictionary that takes the reader beyond the mere surface of libertarian thought to reveal the philosophy's underlying and compelling logic. Tackling subjects as diverse as prostitution and drugs, the financial crises and the government bailouts, the legality of abortion, and the War on Terror, Miron takes the reader on a tour of libertarian thought. He draws on consequentialist principles that balance the costs and benefits of any given government intervention, emphasizing personal liberty and free markets. Miron never flinches from following those principles to their logical and sometimes controversial ends. Along the way, readers get a charming and engaging lesson in how to think like a libertarian. Principled, surprising, and thought provoking, Libertarianism, from A to Z, has everything a bourgeoning libertarian - or any responsible citizen - needs to know.

    • Biography & Autobiography

My Alphabet

A Life from A to Z
Author: Nick Hewer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471167089
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 3310
From Nick Hewer, the star of Countdown and The Apprentice, comes a superb new memoir, taking the reader on a brilliant, amusing and evocative journey from A to Z of his life. As one of Lord Sugar's closest advisers, Nick Hewer came late to wider public attention when he was recruited to work with him on The Apprentice, joining from the first series that aired in 2005 and staying with the show for ten seasons. He quickly developed a reputation for his wry sense of humour, while his astute insights into the foibles and failings of the apprentices won him a cult following. Now, in Hewer's first book, he takes us through his life from A for Apprentice (of course) to Z for Zed list. Along the way, he discusses Determination and how to get it, offers insights from growing Old, reveals his greatest Regrets, talks about Tottenham and much else besides. There are chapters on Frights, Nicotine, the Queen and even one on Underwear! Equally at home on Question Time or Have I Got News For You, in the boardroom or chatting to a Mongolian policeman, Hewer shows himself to be a natural writer, too.

    • Drug addicts

How to Stop Time

Heroin from A to Z
Author: Ann Marlowe
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 9781860498213
Category: Drug addicts
Page: 304
View: 6159
In a coolly dispassionate voice, Ann Marlowe has created a mock dictionary in order to dissect her addiction to - and her eventual rejection of - heroin. Each entry, varying from the anecdotal to the analytical, describes the allure and the degradation of the drug, set against the story of her own life. Without glamorizing it, she explores the seduction of the drug and honestly reveals heroin's temporary deep satisfaction, before finally casting the drug aside as a failed, even abusive, lover, a negligent spouse, a one-way ultimately doomed relationship. Her journey through heroin is a cerebral tale grounded in an exploration of emotional life. Throughout, her tone is ironic and searching and her alphabetical voyage provides an insight into the twilight world of drug addiction.

    • Philosophy

Philosophy Bites Back


Author: David Edmonds,Nigel Warburton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199693005
Category: Philosophy
Page: 274
View: 4874
Presents interviews with leading philosophers who discuss the ideas and works of the most important philosophers throughout history, including Socrates, Wittgenstein, and Derrida.

    • Education

Critical Thinking

An Introduction
Author: Alec Fisher
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107401984
Category: Education
Page: 294
View: 7992
This text meets the requirements of the OCR AS specification for critical thinking. Alec Fisher shows students how they can develop a range of creative and critical thinking skills that are transferable to other subjects and contexts.

    • Health & Fitness

The Complete A to Z for Your V

A Women's Guide to Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Vagina--Health, Pleasure, Hormones, and More
Author: Alyssa Dweck,Robin Westen
Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)
ISBN: 1592337678
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
View: 8066
Everything you always wanted to know about being a woman, but didn't know whom to ask Breaking the mold on women's health guides, The Woman's A to Z for Your V tells women of all ages what they need to know about their own unique health as a woman. Whether you are researching a specific issue or just want a go-to reference for yourself, your daughter, your niece, or your partner, this book offers it all in a friendly, illustrated format from an expert in the field of women's health. The book covers every topic the author, a well-respected OB/GYN with over 20 years of experience in practice, has been asked about in her career. This is the doctor's guide for the laywoman, and it pulls no punches when talking about sex, shaving, what's "normal," vibrators, STDs, and beyond. The friendly and funny voice along with accessible illustrations make subjects that normally make people squirm easy and enjoyable to read about. The author's focus is to make women feel comfortable and empowered in their bodies, which makes this book stand out from the dryer medical guides. Women's health is a topic that is now more out in the open for discussion than ever before, and The Woman's A to Z for Your V makes finding the answers easy and asking the questions even easier.

    • Science

Happy Brain: Where Happiness Comes From, and Why


Author: Dean Burnett
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393651355
Category: Science
Page: 336
View: 4624
Neuroscientist Dean Burnett dives into the squishy science and bubbly feelings of what happiness means. The pursuit of happiness is one of the most common and enduring quests of human life. It’s what drives us to get a job, fall in love, watch stand-up comedy, go to therapy, have questionable obsessions, and come home at the end of the day. But where does happiness come from, and why do we need it so much? Is lasting, permanent happiness possible—or should it be? And what does any of this have to do with the brain? In this delightful sequel to Idiot Brain, Dean Burnett explores these questions from a neuroscientific perspective. He combines the latest research and theories about how the brain works with interviews and contributions from relevant individuals, such as relationship experts, psychology professors, comedy writers, celebrities, millionaire gurus, and pretty much anyone else involved in bringing about happiness in others. Distinguished by Burnett’s signature wit and curiosity, Happy Brain elucidates our understanding of what happiness actually is, where it comes from, and what exactly is going on in our brains when we’re in a cheery state. Humorous and enlightening, Happy Brain explores a fascinating aspect of modern neuroscience and, in the process, reveals something about what it means to be human.

    • Philosophy

Philosophy Bites


Author: David Edmonds,Nigel Warburton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199694664
Category: Philosophy
Page: 244
View: 9687
Take 25 of the liveliest philosophers of our time. Talk to each about one of the most intriguing topics you can think of--from ethics to aesthetics to metaphysics. The result is a Philosophy Bite - a lively, informal conversation that brings the subject into focus. First made public on the enormously popular Philosophy Bites podcast, these entertaining, personal, and illuminating conversations are presented in print. The result is a book that is a taster for the whole enterprise of philosophy, and gives unexpected insights into hot topics spanning ethics, politics, metaphysics, aesthetics, and the meaning of life.

    • Mathematics

The A to Z of Mathematics

A Basic Guide
Author: Thomas H. Sidebotham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471461636
Category: Mathematics
Page: 488
View: 2776
Forget the jargon. Forget the anxiety. Just remember the math. In this age of cheap calculators and powerful spreadsheets, who needs to know math? The answer is: everyone. Math is all around us. We confront it shopping in the supermarket, paying our bills, checking the sports stats, and working at our jobs. It is also one of the most fascinating-and useful-subjects. Mastering math can make a difference in your career, your studies, and your daily life. If you are among the millions of people who would love to understand math but are turned away by fear of its complexity, here is your salvation. The A to Z of Mathematics makes math simple without making it simplistic. Both easy to use and easy to read, the book covers all the topics in basic mathematics. You'll learn the definitions of such terms as "proportion"and "hexomino," and grasp the concepts behind algebra, statistics, and other processes. The book's alphabetical arrangement helps you quickly home in on any topic, and its text is rich with stimulating examples, diagrams, and other illustrations that make the discussion crystal clear to every reader. Everyone will find something of interest in this wide-ranging guide to mathematics. The perfect antidote to math anxiety, this is an invaluable resource for parents and students, home schoolers, teachers, and anyone else who wants to improve his or her math skills and discover the amazing relevance of mathematics to the world around us.

    • Science

Modern Physics from alpha to Z0


Author: James William Rohlf
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471572701
Category: Science
Page: 664
View: 8965
Designed to teach fundamental ideas as opposed to physics by formula. The primary goal is to expose basic properties of the atom, focusing on the description of experiments and data, both historical and current, used to establish physics principles. Contains 250 carefully worked single concept problems which demonstrate the thinking behind the answer and yield numerically significant results. Prerequisites include some exposure to classical mechanics and electromagnetism.

    • Philosophy

The Art Question


Author: Nigel Warburton
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415174909
Category: Philosophy
Page: 147
View: 4960
If an artist sends a live peacock to an exhibition, is it art? 'What is art?' is a question many of us want answered but are too afraid to ask. It is the very question that Nigel Warburton demystifies in this brilliant and accessible little book. With the help of varied illustrations and photographs, from Cezanne and Francis Bacon to Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst, best-selling author Warburton brings a philosopher's eye to art in a refreshing jargon-free style. With customary clarity, he explains art theories, that are much discussed but little understood, by thinkers such as Clive Bell, R.G Collingwood and Wittgenstein. He illuminates other perplexing problems in art, such as the artist's intention, representation and emotion. Drawing on photographs of Cindy Sherman and Tiananmen Square, Warburton shows that, if we are ever to answer the art question, we must consider each work of art on its own terms. A stimulating and handy guide through the art maze, The Art Question is essential reading for anyone interested in art, philosophy or those who simply like looking at and thinking about pictures."

    • Philosophy

Critical Reasoning 3e

A Practical Introduction
Author: Anne Thomson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135267421
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
View: 4577
We all engage in the process of reasoning, but we don't always pay attention to whether we are doing it well. This book offers the opportunity to practise reasoning in a clear-headed and critical way, with the aims of developing an awareness of the importance of reasoning well and of improving the reader's skill in analyzing and evaluating arguments. In this third edition, Anne Thomson has updated and revised the book to include fresh and topical examples which will guide students through the processes of critical reasoning in a clear and engaging way. In addition, two new chapters on evaluating the credibility of evidence and decision making and dilemmas will fully equip students to reason well. By the end of the book students should be able to: identify flaws in arguments analyze the reasoning in newspaper articles, books and speeches assess the credibilty of evidence and authorities make sound decisions and solve dilemmas approach any topic with the ability to reason and think critically.

    • Computers

A to Z GIS

An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems
Author: Tasha Wade,Shelly Sommer
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 268
View: 3764
Provides a collection of more than 1800 GIS terms and illustrations.