Score: 4.5
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Lone Survivor


  • Author: Marcus Luttrell & Patrick Robinson
  • Release Date : 2007-06-12
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 5894576 Bytes


Follow along a Navy SEAL's firsthand account of American heroism during a secret military operation in Afghanistan in this true story of survival and difficult choices. On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less then twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs remained alive. This is the story of fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle in the mountains that led, ultimately, to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history. But it i...

Score: 4.5
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To Kill a Mockingbird


  • Author: Harper Lee
  • Release Date : 2014-07-08
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 1398961 Bytes


Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American ReadHarper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatredOne of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl...

On Truth

On Truth


  • Author : Simon Blackburn
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-02
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190867218


On Truth Book Description :

Truth is not just a recent topic of contention. Arguments about it have gone on for centuries. Why is the truth important? Who decides what the truth is? Is there such a thing as objective, eternal truth, or is truth simply a matter of perspective, of linguistic or cultural vantage point? In this concise book Simon Blackburn provides an accessible explanation of what truth is and how we might think about it. The first half of the book details several main approaches to how we should think about, and decide, what is true. These are philosophical theories of truth such as the correspondence theory, the coherence theory, deflationism, and others. He then examines how those approaches relate to truth in several contentious domains: art, ethics, reasoning...

Truth   Truthfulness
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Truth Truthfulness


  • Author : Bernard Arthur Owen Williams
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0691102767


Truth Truthfulness Book Description :

What does it mean to be truthful? What role does truth play in our lives? What do we lose if we reject truthfulness? Bernard Williams explores the value of truth and finds it to be both less and more than we might imagine....

Truth  Spirituality and Contemporary Issues

Truth Spirituality and Contemporary Issues


  • Author : David Worden
  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Religion and sociology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0435307010


Truth Spirituality and Contemporary Issues Book Description :

'Truth, Spirituality and Contemporary Issues' is a revision guide for GCSE religious studies AQA B. The checklists at the end of the chapter highlight areas that need more revision, as well as helping students plan their work....

Gandhi s Experiments with Truth
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Gandhi s Experiments with Truth


  • Author : Richard L. Johnson
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0739111434


Gandhi s Experiments with Truth Book Description :

This comprehensive Gandhi reader provides an essential new reference for scholars and students of his life and thought. It is the only text available that presents Gandhi's own writings, including excerpts from three of his books--An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Satyagraha in South Africa, Hind Swaraj (Indian Home Rule)-a major pamphlet, Constructive Programme: Its Meaning and Place, and many journal articles and letters along with a biographical sketch of his life in historical context and recent essays by highly regarded scholars. The writers of these essays--hailing from the United States, Canada, Great Britain and India, with academic credentials in several different disciplines--examine his nonviolent campaigns, his dev...

What is Truth

What is Truth


  • Author : Christian Daa Larson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1912
  • Genre: Awareness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B274483


What is Truth Book Description :

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History and Truth

History and Truth


  • Author : Paul Ricoeur
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0810105985


History and Truth Book Description :

Incredible originality of thought in areas as vast as phenomenology, religion, hermeneutics, psychoanalysis, intersubjectivity, language, Marxism, and structuralism has made Paul Ricoeur one of the philosophical giants of the twentieth century. The way in which Ricoeur approaches these themes makes his works relevant to the reader today: he writes with honesty and depth of insight into the core of a problem, and his ability to mark for future thought the very path of philosophical inquiry is nearly unmatched. In History and Truth, Ricoeur investigates the antinomy between history and truth, or between historicity and meaning. He argues that history has meaning insofar as it approaches universality and system but no meaning insofar as this universalit...

Nietzsche on Truth and Philosophy

Nietzsche on Truth and Philosophy


  • Author : Maudemarie Clark
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521348501


Nietzsche on Truth and Philosophy Book Description :

An analytical account of the central topics of Nietzsche's epistemology and metaphysics, includes his views on truth and language, his perspectivism, and his doctrines of the will-to-power and the eternal recurrence....

Truth
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Truth


  • Author : Simon Blackburn
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2005-07-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195168242


Truth Book Description :

A distinguished philosopher illuminates the age-old war over truth between one side that believes in plain, unvarnished facts and the other side that believes that judgment is clouded with false notions of absolute truth, in an exploration of the long-standing philosophical battle....

What Truth Is

What Truth Is


  • Author : Mark Jago
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-24
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198823810


What Truth Is Book Description :

Mark Jago offers a new metaphysical account of truth. He argues that to be true is to be made true by the existence of a suitable worldly entity. Truth arises as a relation between a proposition - the content of our sayings, thoughts, beliefs, and so on - and an entity (or entities) in the world....

Truth

Truth


  • Author : Alexis G. Burgess
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-02-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 140083869X


Truth Book Description :

This is a concise introduction to current philosophical debates about truth. Combining philosophical and technical material, the book is organized around, but not limited to, the view known as deflationism. In clear language, Burgess and Burgess cover a wide range of issues, including the nature of truth, the status of truth-value gaps, the relationship between truth and meaning, relativism and pluralism about truth, and semantic paradoxes from Alfred Tarski to Saul Kripke and beyond. The book provides a rich picture of contemporary philosophical theorizing about truth, one that will be essential reading for philosophy students as well as philosophers specializing in other areas....