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Spinoza in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes)
By Blackstone Audiobooks
SKU: #0920-WS1301-A11014-0786185333
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sku: 0920-WS1301-A11014-0786185333, ean: 9780786185337, isbn: 0786185333,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 121 reviews
Spinoza's brilliant metaphysical system was derived neither from reality nor experience. Starting from basic assumptions, with a series of geometric proofs he built a universe which was also God--one and the same thing, the classic example of pantheism. Although his system seems an oddity today, Spinoza's conclusions are deeply in accord with modern thought, from science (the holistic ethics of today's ecologists) to politics (the idea that the state exists to protect the individual). Both

Photographs Not Taken
By Daylight Books
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
Photographs Not Taken is a collection of photographers' essays about failed attempts to make a picture. Editor Will Steacy asked each photographer to abandon the conventional tools needed to make a photograph - camera, lens, film - and instead make a photograph using words, to capture the image (and its attendant memories) that never made it through the lens. In each essay, the photograph has been stripped down to its barest and most primitive form: the idea behind it. This collection provides

The History of Photography: An Overview
By Focal Press
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ean: 9780240800417, isbn: 0240800419,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 126 reviews
Provides the reader with a thorough understanding of the major developments in photography, the contributions of both individual photographers and photographic movements and the impact of photography on society. Each chapter explores a separate topicfrom inception to the present. In 1839, the French government announced a major scientific breakthrough: one Louis Daguerre had created a lasting image on a metal plate. Even the wily inventor--who wanted to patent the process before the government

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