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With an unforgettably vivid cast of characters and a heart-pounding narrative, Alaa Al Aswany gives us a deeply human portrait of the Egyptian Revolution, and an impassioned retelling of his country's turbulent recent history.

Author: Alaa Al Aswany

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780525659334

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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From one of the foremost writers in the Arab world comes a new novel banned across much of the region--a devastating work of fiction about the Egyptian revolution, taking us inside the battle raging between those in power and those prepared to lay down their lives in the defense of freedom. Cairo, 2011. After decades under a repressive regime, tensions are rising in the city streets. No one is out of reach of the revolution. There is General Alwany, a high-ranking member of the government's security agency, a pious man who loves his family yet won't hesitate to torture enemies of the state; Asma, a young teacher who chafes against the brazen corruption at her school; Ashraf, an out-of-work actor who is having an affair with his maid and who gets pulled into Tahrir Square through a chance encounter; Nourhan, a television personality who loyally defends those in power; and many more. As these lives collide, a new generation finds a voice, love blossoms across class divides, and the revolution gains strength. Even the general finds himself at a crossroads as his own daughter joins the protests. Yet the old regime will not give up without a fight. With an unforgettably vivid cast of characters and a heart-pounding narrative, Alaa Al Aswany gives us a deeply human portrait of the Egyptian Revolution, and an impassioned retelling of his country's turbulent recent history.
2021-04-27 By Alaa Al Aswany

They must be without falsehood—they must refuse to accept what is false, hate it,
and have a love for the truth. That's areasonable addition, at any rate. It's not only
reasonable, it's entirely necessary for a man who is erotically inclined by nature ...

Author: Nicholas D. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192580610

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Nicholas D. Smith presents an original interpretation of the Republic, considering it to be a book about knowledge and education. Over the course of Summoning Knowledge in Plato's Republic, he argues for four main theses. Firstly, the Republic is not just a work that has a lot to say about education; it is a book that depicts Socrates as attempting to engage his interlocutors in such a way as to help to educate them and also engages us, the readers, in a way that helps to educate us. Secondly, Plato does not suppose that education, properly understood, should have as its primary aim putting knowledge into souls that do not already have it. Instead, the education Plato discusses, represents occurring between Socrates and his interlocutors, and hopes to achieve in his readers is one that aims to arouse the power of knowledge in us and then to begin to train that power always to engage with what is more real, rather than what is less real. Thirdly, Plato's conception of knowledge is not the one typically presented in contemporary epistemology. It is, rather, the power of conceptualization by the use of exemplars. And finally, Plato engages this power of knowledge in the Republic in a way he represents as only a kind of second-best way to engage knowledge - and not as the best way, which would be dialectic. Instead, Plato uses images that summon the power of knowledge to begin the process by which the power may become fully realized.
2019-07-04 By Nicholas D. Smith

Most importantly , the sceptical historian presents his reader with both false
appearance and hidden truth , as well as the scrutiny which led him to
characterise things in such a manner . For such a historian language becomes
important both ...

Author: Jan de Vries

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521570611

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 767

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A comprehensive economic history of the Netherlands, the first truly modern economy, during its rise to European economic leadership.
1997-05-28 By Jan de Vries

Greece becomes a republic. J. Edgar Hoover becomes the head of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation. Nathan Leopold, Jr. and Richard Loeb murdered 14-year
-old Bobby Franks in cold blood in Chicago just to see if they could get away with

Author: Gary Dale Cearley


ISBN: 9781847287311

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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Gary Dale Cearley's ground breaking book straightens out the myths concerning one of the biggest religious hoaxes of all time. Gary Dale's arguments are grounded on the only thing that matter. The facts. Just when you thought you knew your history... A must read.
2006-08-01 By Gary Dale Cearley

Of course, a reader who comes to the Theaetetus from the Republic still has
much reason to be puzzled, and to wonder ... Almost all of the discussion is
devoted to the question of how, given the premises discussed above, false belief
can be ...

Author: Katja Maria Vogt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199916818

Category: History

Page: 209

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Belief and Truth: A Skeptic Reading of Plato explores a Socratic intuition about belief, doxa — belief is "shameful." In aiming for knowledge, one must aim to get rid of beliefs. Vogt shows how deeply this proposal differs from contemporary views, but that it nevertheless speaks to intuitions we are likely to share with Plato, ancient skeptics, and Stoic epistemologists.
2012-09-20 By Katja Maria Vogt

is equivalent to the assertion that the truth - value up of p is such that the value for
{ Up } of the function Tr , is 1 , i . e . that Tri { up } = 1 . ... However , Plato wrote the
Republic is in fact a true proposition ; hence ( 1 ) is , as it happens , itself false .

Author: John Acheson Faris


ISBN: STANFORD:36105033154456

Category: Truth-functions

Page: 122

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An explanation using one false premiss and one true premiss might seem
unsatisfactory ; but it is a deductively valid argument and hence it is an
explanation . ' Conditions ' , then , is just a misleading way of discussing ' truth ' .
When we draw ...

Author: Ian Charles Jarvie

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042015152

Category: Philosophy

Page: 263

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This book offers a careful re-reading of Popper's classic falsificationist demarcation of science, stressing its institutional aspects. Popper's social thinking about science, individuals, institutions, and rationality is tracked through The Poverty of Historicism and The Open Society and Its Enemies as he criticises and improves his earlier work. New links are established between the works of the 1935-1945 period, revealing them as a source for criticism of the institutions and governance of science.

The bulk of these stories Plato unhesitatingly pronounces " false , " and what he
means by " false " appears from a ... One of these cases is " the falsehood of the
poet " : for " in mythology , owing to our ignorance of the actual truth of what ...

Author: Richard Lewis Nettleship


ISBN: UOM:39015004309244

Category: Education

Page: 144

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ISBN: OCLC:1078662417



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2018 By

That the perceptual world was the object of opinion and not of thought , is a
theme that Plato develops at length in the Republic . Its roots ... Truth and
Appearance The theme that things are not what they seem , which has grown in
the works of the pre - Socratics , either by ... Thus it is uncertain which of these
sense - perceptions are true or false ; for one kind is no more true than another ,
but equally so .

Author: Tankha

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 8177589393

Category: Philosophy, Ancient

Page: 351

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2006 By Tankha

... by a capital punishment , or from the Republic by a civil death , is deemed to be
annihilated , and consequently incapable of ... The last Emperors in truth
moderated the rigour of this part of the law , as being persuaded that ' nature was
more ...

Author: François de Chassepol


ISBN: OXFORD:590222373



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In due course of time, they have become the world's two largest faith systems,
reaching critical mass fairly early in their histories. Both are almost equally as
large and completely incompatible. Religiously True, A Paradox If we wish to find
truth ...

Author: Frank Schumacher

Publisher: Frank Schumacher




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The Republic of Faith Without Wisdom Paul Peter Jesep. serve humanity . . .
which can only be ... They identify false truths that are legitimized when given the
almost holy sounding description of “moral absolutes.” They challenge
individuals to ...

Author: Paul Peter Jesep

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469113012

Category: Religion

Page: 334

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Jesus is crucified everyday in the United States. Christians, especially conservatives, show greater hostility toward their own faith and contribute far more to the nations secularization than often wrongly accused atheists, liberals, humanists, Democratic activists, or card carrying members of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). America must examine what it means to be a country of faith. In doing so, citizens should ask how they come together as one nation under the same God where all are welcomed as part of the same national family. Part politics, theology, and constitutional analysis, the book offers a possible answer that speaks to the American soul.
2008-04-21 By Paul Peter Jesep

If falsehood, pseudos, is taken to mean 'fiction', then we would have a statement
that we create fiction by extrapolating from the truth.23 The use of pseudos would
put the focus squarely on fabrication, with Socrates' prescription that the object ...

Author: John Marincola

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748654666

Category: History

Page: 352

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This volume in The Edinburgh Leventis Studies series collects the papers presented at the sixth A. G. Leventis conference, It engages with new research and new approaches to the Greek past, and brings the fruits of that research to a wider audience.
2012-07-31 By John Marincola

We cannot attribute truth or falsity to that . But the whole proposition Dr . Rajendra
Prasad is the first President of the Indian Republic ' may be true or false as the
case ... Truth and falsehood are co - extensive with judgment ' says Bosanquets .

Author: Ram Chandra Pandeya


ISBN: UCAL:B4380613

Category: Indian philosophy

Page: 303

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Besides , we know from his extensive criticisms in the Republic ( 377e ff . ) , that
Plato himself was by ... Nonetheless , he goes on to say that we can make these
falsehoods " useful " , by " assimilating them to the truth " . And the kind of " truth ...

Author: Plato


ISBN: UCSC:32106017557924

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 95

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1980 By Plato

And in the Republic he has not altogether given up the involuntariness of vice ;
as is shown in the feeling that evil arises chiefly ... The modern and ancient
philosophical world are not agreed in their conceptions of truth and falsehood;
the one ...

Author: Benjamin Jowett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108012119

Category: History

Page: 666

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Volume 2 of this 1871 work represents an important contribution to the study of Plato in the English-speaking world.
2010-11-30 By Benjamin Jowett

382D ) Plato tells us that some mythoi , which contain religious and moral truths ,
are falsehoods like the truth . Thus , if the true stories , to which the genre of
mythoi ( “ false stories ” ) is opposed , were morally true stories , the distinction ...

Author: American Philological Association


ISBN: UOM:39015020448372

Category: Classical literature


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No inference is here intended , that the laws provided by the State against false
and defamatory publications , should not ... in reforming these abuses by the
salutary coercions of the law ; but the experiment is noted , to prove that , since
truth ...

Author: John Robert Irelan


ISBN: UVA:X030742108

Category: Presidents


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For Socrates, the pragmatist test of experience can tell us the truth of what a
proposition means, but whether it is choice-worthy is a matter instead of
metaphysics. In the final analysis, ... Only a metaphysician – not a pragmatist – is
in a position to distinguish between true and false beliefs. ... the Republic is
directed toward explaining why the noble lie should work and also toward
justifying its use.

Author: Danielle S. Allen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444351910

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

View: 324

Why Plato Wrote argues that Plato was not only the world’s first systematic political philosopher, but also the western world’s first think-tank activist and message man. Shows that Plato wrote to change Athenian society and thereby transform Athenian politics Offers accessible discussions of Plato’s philosophy of language and political theory Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2011
2011-07-11 By Danielle S. Allen

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