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False Impression

By Jeffrey Archer
  • ISBN Code: : 1429953438
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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A thrilling novel of suspense from the international bestselling author of The Clifton Chronicles, Jeffery Archer's False Impression. Why was an elegant lady brutally murdered the night before 9/11? Why was a successful New York banker not surprised to receive a woman's left ear in the morning mail? Why did a top Manhattan lawyer work only for one client, but never charge a fee? Why did a young woman with a bright career steal a priceless Van Gogh painting? All these questions and more are answered in Jeffrey Archer's novel, False Impression, but not before a breathtaking journey of twists and turns that will take readers from New York to London to Bucharest and on to Tokyo, and finally a sleepy English village, where the mystery of Van Gogh's last painting will finally be resolved.

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Knowledge, from Plato onwards, has been considered in relation to justified belief. Current debate has centred around the nature of the justification and whether justified belief can be considered an internal or extenal matter. Epistemological internalists argue that the subject must be able to reflect upon a belief to complete the process of justification. The externalists, on the other hand, claim that it is only necessary to consider whether the belief is reliably formed, and argue that the ability to know by reflection is not required for a justified belief. In the historical section of this book the three most important epistemologists, Plato, Descartes and Hume, as well as the ancient epistemologies of the stoics, Academics and Pyrhonians, are considered. In reconsidering the history of epistemology the author is led to argue against hte view that internalism is historically dominant. His critique of internalism is then developed into a sustained argument against many of its forms, and he goes onto defend an externalist, reliabilist epistemology.

Criminal Justice Act 2003

By Bryan Gibson,Mike Watkins
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  • Publisher : Waterside Press
  • Book Code : 1906534098
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Law
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This volume looks at the processes and procedures of criminal justice as well as sentencing. It is a practical work which provides an accessible introduction with a clear focus on key aspects of the legislation and bearing on issues central to daily practice. It contains key extracts from the 2003 act.

Revenge Tragedy and Classical Philosophy on the Early Modern Stage

By Crosbie Christopher Crosbie
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 1474440290
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Examines the influence of classical philosophy on revenge narratives by Shakespeare and his contemporariesThis book discovers within early modern revenge tragedy the surprising shaping presence of a wide array of classical philosophies not commonly affiliated with the genre. By recovering the pervasive influence of Aristotelian faculty psychology on The Spanish Tragedy, Aristotelian ethics on Titus Andronicus, Lucretian atomism on Hamlet, Galenic pneumatics on Antonio's Revenge and Epictetian Stoicism on The Duchess of Malfi, Crosbie reveals how the very atmospheres and ontological assumptions of revenge tragedy exert their own kind of conditioning dramaturgical force. The book also revitalises our understanding of how the Renaissance stage, even at its most lurid, functions as a unique space for the era's practical, vernacular engagement with received philosophy.Key FeaturesAnalyzes the twentieth-century development of revenge tragedy as a genre, and diagnoses the roots of modern criticism's tendency to treat most philosophy as estranged from the violent work of revengeProvides fresh readings of five plays central to the revenge tragedy genre, paying close attention to the conditioning influence of classical philosophy on their narratives of retributionReveals how revenge tragedy's distinctive 'moods' or 'atmospheres' emerge from fully-realized sets of ontological assumptions which help shape reception of retribution on the early modern stageDevelops new reception histories for five classical philosophical doctrines, revealing their currency and, what's more, radical adaptability within early modern England

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy

By Brad Inwood
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191034282
  • Total of Pages : 445
  • Category : Philosophy
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Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy is a volume of original articles on all aspects of ancient philosophy. The articles may be of substantial length, and include critical notices of major books. OSAP is now published twice yearly, in both hardback and paperback. 'The serial Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (OSAP) is fairly regarded as the leading venue for publication in ancient philosophy. It is where one looks to find the state-of-the-art. That the serial, which presents itself more as an anthology than as a journal, has traditionally allowed space for lengthier studies, has tended only to add to its prestige; it is as if OSAP thus declares that, since it allows as much space as the merits of the subject require, it can be more entirely devoted to the best and most serious scholarship.' Michael Pakaluk, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Riyad Us-Saliheen The Paradise of the Pious

By imam Abu Zakaruya Yahya Bin Sharaf An-Nawawi
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  • Publisher : IslamKotob
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 561
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Read and download full book Riyad Us-Saliheen The Paradise of the Pious

Examples & Explanations for Criminal Law

By Richard G. Singer
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  • Publisher : Aspen Publishing
  • Book Code : 1543839363
  • Total of Pages : 714
  • Category : Law
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Employing the unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations pedagogy, Examples & Explanations for Criminal Law combines textual material with well-written and comprehensive examples, explanations, and questions to test students’ comprehension of the materials and to provide practice in applying information to fact patterns. The questions, which often raise a variety of issues in one fact situation, are similar to those on a law school or bar examination. New to the Eighth Edition: Discussion of self-defense and police use of force issues Impact of #MeToo movement on rape law Interesting hypothetical situations based on real cases in the last few years Professors and students will benefit from: Updated materials—utilizes well-known cases that have not made the appellate courts or even gone to litigation to make the material current and easily applicable Explanations include analysis of both prosecution and defense—this pedagogical approach provides valuable exam-writing skills for students Readable and accessible—often incorporates popular culture and humor to spark interest in students Highly recommended—by Atticus Falcon, author of Planet Law School, an orientation guide for students about to begin law school Straightforward presentation—clear, introductory text enables students to understand and apply principles Visual aids—tables and charts demonstrate legal standards and concepts

Impression Management in the Workplace

By Andrew J. DuBrin
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135234515
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Business & Economics
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Wanting to create a favorable impression with others is a basic part of human nature in both work and personal life. In this book, Andrew J. DuBrin skillfully provides a guide to the effective use of impression management based on scholarly research and theory, with particular attention to practical application. He highlights not only impressions that individuals make, but those made by entire organizations. Self-tests and questionnaires allow readers to pinpoint how they currently employ impression management techniques in their work lives. Each chapter includes a section on "Guidelines for Application and Skill Development" that provides real-world advice based on the theories and research outlined in the chapter. With this book, students will glean the best methods for creating positive, career-building impressions in current and future positions.

Contract Law

By Tracey Cooper,Ewan Kirk
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000487962
  • Total of Pages : 538
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 250
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This fully updated second edition of Contract Law is engaging and accessible, and aimed at students on core LLB and GDL courses. Combining comprehensive coverage of the curriculum with carefully developed pedagogical tools, the authors help students build their knowledge, gain an enhanced understanding of how the law works and develop their ability to apply this knowledge and understanding in assessment situations. The Routledge Spotlights series brings a modern, contemporary approach to the core curriculum for the LLB and GDL, which will help students: move beyond an understanding of the law; refine and develop the key skills of problem-solving, evaluation and critical reasoning; discover sources and suggestions for taking your study further. By focusing on recent case law and real-world examples, Routledge Spotlights will help you shed light on the law, understand how it operates in practice, and gain a unique appreciation of the contemporary context of the subject.