Crossing the Rubicon

Crossing the Rubicon

Author: Luca Fezzi

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300241457

Category: History

Page: 384

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A dramatic account of the fateful year leading to the ultimate crisis of the Roman Republic and the rise of Caesar's autocracy When the Senate ordered Julius Caesar, conqueror of Gaul, to disband his troops, he instead marched his soldiers across the Rubicon River, in violation of Roman law. The Senate turned to its proconsul, Pompey the Great, for help. But Pompey's response was unexpected: he commanded magistrates and senators to abandon Rome--a city that, until then, had always been defended. The consequences were the ultimate crisis of the Roman Republic and the rise of Caesar's autocracy. In this new history, Luca Fezzi argues that Pompey's actions sealed the Republic's fate. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, including Cicero's extensive letters, Fezzi shows how Pompey's decision shocked the Roman people, severely weakened the city, and set in motion a chain of events that allowed Caesar to take power. Seamlessly translated by Richard Dixon, this book casts fresh light on the dramatic events of this crucial moment in ancient Roman history.

Chains of Being

Chains of Being

Author: Ross P. Cameron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198854272

Category: Chain of being (Philosophy)

Page: 265

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'Chains of Being' argues that there can be infinite chains of dependence or grounding. Cameron also defends the view that there can be circular relations of ontological dependence or grounding, and uses these claims to explore issues in logic and ontology.

The Rubicon

The Rubicon

Author: CELESTINE ODOMS

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450053570

Category: Self-Help

Page: 80

View: 455

We make decisions everyday. Some are life altering and once made, cannot be undone. How many times have we been at major decision making junctures in ours lives? Whether or not or have a child? Which job offer to take? Should I get married? These are decisions that have forever changed our lives and altered our existence. Most of the time we forget about the choices that were available once we get on with our lives. Eventhough we may wish, at times, our decisions had been different, our lives have been forever altered. Some people believe in fate and what will be, will be. Still others fancy themselves masters of their own souls. Most of us are somewhere in between. We grope at life ́s decisions struggling to always make the right one. If we could know the future and exactly how each decision we make will pan out over our lifetime, then the process of picking the right road would be much easier. "THE RUBICON" presents a road that has a schceduled end -a predetermined result-a means to an end that is a roller coaster ride of happiness, joy and peace no matter what your circumstances are. "THE RUBICON" offers an understanding of why we exist and offers a poignant yet livable standard. There is no place on earth like living in the Master ́s Plan serving out His purpose for your life. You are created to give God praise and glory through your gifts and your talents. "THE RUBICON" beckons you to open up your awareness and see like you have never seen before- with the eyes of your understanding. "THE RUBICON" calls to your spirit to free itself from the bondage and oppression of ignorance and associate itself with the liberty that can only come from the God who created it. "THE RUBICON" challenges you to choose this day whom you will serve. Stop taking your knowledge from creation and link your soul to the all-knowing One-The Creator-The Alpha and the Omega-The Beginning and The End. The One who had no beginning who always was and always will be. Connect yourself to the source of life and allow His wisdom to flow to you and through you with eternal waves of glory. Our God is Holy and once you stand in His presence and begin to see Him as He is, then His holy presence becomes enough for you. You will want His presence more and more! It ́s one thing to be hungry for power and quite another thing to be satisfied by God ́s presence. "THE RUBICON" offers you a peek at what it feels like when He comes. Taste and see that He is Good.

Crossing the Rubicon

Crossing the Rubicon

Author: Michael C. Ruppert

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865715408

Category: History

Page: 702

View: 104

The long-awaited exposé of 9/11 and Peak Oil - by the "Godfather of 9/11 research."

Leibniz: Discourse on Metaphysics

Leibniz: Discourse on Metaphysics

Author: Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192564276

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 682

The Discourse on Metaphysics is one of Leibniz ́s fundamental works. Written around January 1686, it is the most accomplished systematic expression of Leibniz's philosophy in the 1680s, the period in which Leibniz's philosophy reached maturity. Leibniz's goal in the Discourse is to give a metaphysics for Christianity; that is, to provide the answers that he believes Christians should give to the basic metaphysical questions. Why does the world exist? What is the world like? What kinds of things exist? And what is the place of human beings in the world? To this purpose Leibniz discusses some of the most traditional topics of metaphysics, such as the nature of God, the purpose of God in creating the world, the nature of substance, the possibility of miracles, the nature of our knowledge, free will, and the justice behind salvation and damnation. This volume provides a new translation of the Discourse, complete with a critical introduction and a comprehensive philosophical commentary.

The Moving Spotlight

The Moving Spotlight

Author: Ross P. Cameron

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198713296

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Ross P. Cameron argues that the flow of time is a genuine feature of reality. He suggests that the best version of the A-Theory is a version of the Moving Spotlight view, according to which past and future beings are real, but there is nonetheless an objectively privileged present. Cameron argues that the Moving Spotlight theory should be viewed as having more in common with Presentism (the view that reality is limited to the present) than with the B-Theory (theview that time is just another dimension like space through which things are spread out). Furthermore, it provides the best account of truthmakers for claims about what was or will be the case. Camerongoes on to defend an account of the open future, and argues that this is a better account than that available to the Growing Block theory.

The Philosophy of Edmund Husserl

The Philosophy of Edmund Husserl

Author: Dorion Cairns

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400750432

Category: Philosophy

Page: 310

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The present volume containing the dissertation of Dorion Cairns is the first part of a comprehensive edition of the philosophical papers of one of the foremost disseminators and interpreters of Husserlian phenomenology in North-America. Based on his intimate knowledge of Husserl’s published writings and unpublished manuscripts and on the many conversations and discussions he had with Husserl and Fink during his stay in Freiburg i. Br. in 1931-1932 Cairns’s dissertation is a comprehensive exposition of the methodological foundations and the concrete phenomenological analyses of Husserl’s transcendental phenomenology.The lucidity and precision of Cairns’s presentation is remarkable and demonstrates the secure grasp he had of Husserl’s philosophical intentions and phenomenological distinctions. Starting from the phenomenological reduction and Husserl’s Idea of Philosophy, Cairns proceeds with a detailed analysis of intentionality and the intentional structures of consciousness. In its scope and in the depth and nuance of its understanding, Cairns’s dissertation belongs beside the writings on Husserl by Levinas and Fink from the same period.

Crossing the Rubicon

Crossing the Rubicon

Author: Nicholas Laham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351160506

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

View: 603

This insightful work explores one of the under-examined eras of US foreign policy toward the Palestinian question: the Reagan years. The Reagan tenure is often perceived as one of disengagement from the region, especially in the aftermath of the bombing in Lebanon. Nicholas Laham contends that this is not so and that the Reagan administration set the tone for US policy for the next two decades. Specifically the work analyzes the nexus between domestic actors and US foreign policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict. Employing significant archival materials, the book probes in detail the machinations which produced new policies and new policy priorities during this era. This study is provocative but the arguments are well-supported and solid, thus offering a major contribution to the literature. The work will prove a valuable reference tool on the Reagan presidency, the Palestinian conflict, the Middle East and international relations more generally in light of the 2001 terrorist attacks, the war with Iraq and the continuing ramifications of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

The Great Dictionary English - Swedish

The Great Dictionary English - Swedish

Author: Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer

Publisher: Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1000

View: 431

This dictionary contains around 60,000 English terms with their Swedish translations, making it one of the most comprehensive books of its kind. It offers a wide vocabulary from all areas as well as numerous idioms. The terms are translated from English to Swedish. If you need translations from Swedish to English, then the companion volume The Great Dictionary Swedish - English is recommended.