First Principles

First Principles
Author: Thomas E. Ricks
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780062997470
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Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

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New York Times Bestseller Editors' Choice —New York Times Book Review "Ricks knocks it out of the park with this jewel of a book. On every page I learned something new. Read it every night if you want to restore your faith in our country." —James Mattis, General, U.S. Marines (ret.) & 26th Secretary of Defense The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author offers a revelatory new book about the founding fathers, examining their educations and, in particular, their devotion to the ancient Greek and Roman classics—and how that influence would shape their ideals and the new American nation. On the morning after the 2016 presidential election, Thomas Ricks awoke with a few questions on his mind: What kind of nation did we now have? Is it what was designed or intended by the nation’s founders? Trying to get as close to the source as he could, Ricks decided to go back and read the philosophy and literature that shaped the founders’ thinking, and the letters they wrote to each other debating these crucial works—among them the Iliad, Plutarch’s Lives, and the works of Xenophon, Epicurus, Aristotle, Cato, and Cicero. For though much attention has been paid the influence of English political philosophers, like John Locke, closer to their own era, the founders were far more immersed in the literature of the ancient world. The first four American presidents came to their classical knowledge differently. Washington absorbed it mainly from the elite culture of his day; Adams from the laws and rhetoric of Rome; Jefferson immersed himself in classical philosophy, especially Epicureanism; and Madison, both a groundbreaking researcher and a deft politician, spent years studying the ancient world like a political scientist. Each of their experiences, and distinctive learning, played an essential role in the formation of the United States. In examining how and what they studied, looking at them in the unusual light of the classical world, Ricks is able to draw arresting and fresh portraits of men we thought we knew. First Principles follows these four members of the Revolutionary generation from their youths to their adult lives, as they grappled with questions of independence, and forming and keeping a new nation. In doing so, Ricks interprets not only the effect of the ancient world on each man, and how that shaped our constitution and government, but offers startling new insights into these legendary leaders.

First Principles

First Principles
Author: Herbert Spencer
Pages: 550
ISBN: UCSD:31822023619679
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Release: 1900
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Aristotle s First Principles

Aristotle s First Principles
Author: Terence Irwin
Pages: 702
ISBN: 9780198242901
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Release: 1990
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Aristotle's reliance on dialectic as a method of philosophy appears to conflict with his metaphysical realist view of his conclusions. This book explores Aristotle's philosophical method and the merits of his conclusions, and shows how he defends dialectic against the objection that it cannot justify a metaphysical realist's claims. The author does not presuppose extensive previous acquaintance with Aristotle. Greek texts are translated, and Greek words transliterated.

First Principles

First Principles
Author: Scott Douglas Gerber
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9780814731000
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Release: 1999
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

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Clarence Thomas is one of the most vilified public figures of our day. Time magazine has called him "Uncle Tom Justice" and famed columnist Nat Hentoff accuses him of "having done more damage, more quickly, than any Supreme Court justice in history." What is perhaps most remarkable about Justice Thomas's Supreme Court tenure to date is that, despite the fact that he will be influencing American law for generations to come, his legal philosophy has received only cursory treatment. Scott Douglas Gerber seeks to remedy this state of affairs by casting aside facile, visceral assessments of Thomas - from both the left and the right. Gerber takes on the formidable task of providing a portrait of Thomas based not on the justice's caricatured reputation but on his judicial opinions and votes, his scholarly writings, and his public speeches.

The First Principles of Dreaming

The First Principles of Dreaming
Author: Beth Goobie
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781927583289
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Release: 2014-09-01
Editor: Second Story Press
Language: en

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It's 1977, and Mary-Eve Hamilton (Mary for the Mother of God, Eve for the mother of mankind) is plodding through her final year at Eleusis High School. Mary-Eve's mother, famed prophetess at the Waiting for the Rapture End Times Tabernacle, regularly has visions, foams at the mouth, and falls down rigid. Her father, a popular deacon, hides his abuse behind a Sunday morning facade. Mary-Eve herself appears to be a dutiful teenager, her entire life regulated by the prescriptive rules of their church. Inside, she's biding her time and waiting for emancipation from her family's strictures and secrets. That day comes when Mary-Eve befriends Dee Eccles, an eighteen-year-old pagan goddess from the other side of everything. Dee instantly re-christens Mary-Eve with the name Jezebel, Jez for short, and begins her initiation into the women's mysteries of makeup, tight jeans, and otherworldly glory. But Jez quickly learns that Dee has her own secrets, and that demons are not confined to the Waiting for the Rapture End Times Tabernacle.

Structural Design from First Principles

Structural Design from First Principles
Author: Michael Byfield
Pages: 315
ISBN: 9781498741255
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Release: 2018-01-29
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This enlightening textbook for undergraduates on civil engineering degree courses explains structural design from its mechanical principles, showing the speed and simplicity of effective design from first principles. This text presents good approximate solutions to complex design problems, such as "Wembley-Arch" type structures, the design of thin-walled structures, and long-span box girder bridges. Other more code-based textbooks concentrate on relatively simple member design, and avoid some of the most interesting design problems because code compliant solutions are complex. Yet these problems can be addressed by relatively manageable techniques. The methods outlined here enable quick, early stage, "ball-park" design solutions to be considered, and are also useful for checking finite element analysis solutions to complex problems. The conventions used in the book are in accordance with the Eurocodes, especially where they provide convenient solutions that can be easily understood by students. Many of the topics, such as composite beam design, are straight applications of Eurocodes, but with the underlying theory fully explained. The techniques are illustrated through a series of worked examples which develop in complexity, with the more advanced questions forming extended exam type questions. A comprehensive range of fully worked tutorial questions are provided at the end of each section for students to practice in preparation for closed book exams.

First Principles

First Principles
Author: Herbert Spencer
Pages: 612
ISBN: UOM:39015065975933
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Release: 1864
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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On First Principles

On First Principles
Author: Origen
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780870612800
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Release: 2013-12-09
Editor: Ave Maria Press
Language: en

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Origen’s On First Principles is a foundational work in the development of Christian thought and doctrine: it is the first attempt in history at a systematic Christian theology. For over a decade it has been out of print with only expensive used copies available; now it is available at an affordable price and in a more accessible format. On First Principles is the most important surviving text written by third-century Church father, Origen. Origen wrote in a time when fundamental doctrines had not yet been fully articulated by the Church, and contributed to the very formation of Christianity. Readers see Origen grappling with the mysteries of salvation and brainstorming how they can be understood. This edition presents G. W. Butterworth’s trusted translation in a new, more readable format, retains the introduction by Henri de Lubac, and includes a new foreword by John C. Cavadini. As St. Gregory of Nazianzus, Doctor of the Church, wrote: “Origen is the stone on which all of us were sharpened.”

Flow Cytometry

Flow Cytometry
Author: Alice Longobardi Givan
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781118688397
Available:
Release: 2013-04-10
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Flow cytometry continually amazes scientists with its ever-expanding utility. Advances in flow cytometry have opened new directions in theoretical science, clinical diagnosis, and medical practice. The new edition of Flow Cytometry: First Principles provides a thorough update of this now classic text, reflecting innovations in the field while outlining the fundamental elements of instrumentation, sample preparation, and data analysis. Flow Cytometry: First Principles, Second Edition explains the basic principles of flow cytometry, surveying its primary scientific and clinical applications and highlighting state-of-the-art techniques at the frontiers of research. This edition contains extensive revisions of all chapters, including new discussions on fluorochrome and laser options for multicolor analysis, an additionalsection on apoptosis in the chapter on DNA, and new chapters onintracellular protein staining and cell sorting, including high-speed sorting and alternative sorting methods, as well as traditional technology. This essential resource: Assumes no prior knowledge of flow cytometry Progresses with an informal, engaging lecture style from simpleto more complex concepts Offers a clear introduction to new vocabulary, principles of instrumentation, and strategies for data analysis Emphasizes the theory relevant to all flow cytometry, with examples from a variety of clinical and scientific fields Flow Cytometry: First Principles, Second Edition provides scientists, clinicians, technologists, and students with the knowledge necessary for beginning the practice of flow cytometry and for understanding related literature.

Chemistry from First Principles

Chemistry from First Principles
Author: Jan C. A. Boeyens
Pages: 321
ISBN: 9781402085451
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Release: 2008-09-11
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Chemistry from First Principles" examines the appearance of matter in its most primitive form. It features the empirical rules of chemical affinity that regulate the synthesis and properties of molecular matter, analyzes the compatibility of the theories of chemistry with the quantum and relativity theories of physics, formulates a consistent theory based on clear physical pictures and manageable mathematics to account for chemical concepts such as the structure and stability of atoms and molecules. This text also explains the self-similarity between space-time, nuclear structure, covalent assembly, biological growth, planetary systems, and galactic conformation.

First Principles Five Keys to Restoring America s Prosperity

First Principles  Five Keys to Restoring America s Prosperity
Author: John B. Taylor
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780393073621
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Release: 2012-01-23
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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Leading economist John B. Taylor’s straightforward plan to rebuild America’s economic future by returning to its founding principles. Mired in a crippling economic slump and hamstrung by partisan political debates, America faces substantial economic challenges, from widespread unemployment to the government’s ballooning debt. These assaults on our prosperity reflect the unintended consequences of more than a decade of government intervention in virtually all areas of the economy. Stanford University economist John B. Taylor proposes a natural and reasonable solution to our economic challenges: return to the country’s founding principles—limited government, rule of law, strong incentives, reliance on markets, a predictable policy framework—and rekindle its economic dynamism.

Science and First Principles

Science and First Principles
Author: F. S. C. Northrop
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9781107695665
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Release: 2013-10-10
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in 1931 and originally delivered as the Deems Lectures at New York University in 1929, this book examines what scientific discoveries in many different branches of science reveal, and the implications of such discoveries for philosophy. Esteemed philosopher F. S. C. Northrop surveys a variety of advances, including relativity and quantum mechanics, and how they correlate to his epistemological theory of concepts. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of science and the connection between science and philosophy.

The Elements of Computing Systems

The Elements of Computing Systems
Author: Noam Nisan,Shimon Schocken
Pages: 325
ISBN: 9780262640688
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Release: 2008
Editor: Mit Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This title gives students an integrated and rigorous picture of applied computer science, as it comes to play in the construction of a simple yet powerful computer system.

First Principles

First Principles
Author: Herbert Herbert Spencer
Pages: 308
ISBN: 1548639710
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Release: 2017-07-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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We too often forget that not only is there "a soul of goodness in things evil," but very generally also, a soul of truth in things erroneous. While many admit the abstract probability that a falsity has usually a nucleus of reality, few bear this abstract probability in mind, when passing judgment on the opinions of others. A belief that is finally proved to be grossly at variance with fact, is cast aside with indignation or contempt; and in the heat of antagonism scarcely any one inquires what there was in this belief which commended it to men's minds. Yet there must have been something. And there is reason to suspect that this something was its correspondence with certain of their experiences: an extremely limited or vague correspondence perhaps; but still, a correspondence. Even the absurdest report may in nearly every instance be traced to an actual occurrence; and had there been no such actual occurrence, this preposterous misrepresentation of it would never have existed. Though the distorted or magnified image transmitted to us through the refracting medium of rumour, is utterly unlike the reality; yet in the absence of the reality there would have been no distorted or magnified image. And thus it is with human beliefs in general. Entirely wrong as they may appear, the implication is that they germinated out of actual experiences-originally contained, and perhaps still contain, some small amount of verity.

Flow Cytometry

Flow Cytometry
Author: Alice Longobardi Givan
Pages: 296
ISBN: 0471382248
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Wiley-Liss
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Flow cytometry continually amazes scientists with its ever-expanding utility. Advances in flow cytometry have opened new directions in theoretical science, clinical diagnosis, and medical practice. The new edition of Flow Cytometry: First Principles provides a thorough update of this now classic text, reflecting innovations in the field while outlining the fundamental elements of instrumentation, sample preparation, and data analysis. Flow Cytometry: First Principles, Second Edition explains the basic principles of flow cytometry, surveying its primary scientific and clinical applications and highlighting state-of-the-art techniques at the frontiers of research. This edition contains extensive revisions of all chapters, including new discussions on fluorochrome and laser options for multicolor analysis, an additionalsection on apoptosis in the chapter on DNA, and new chapters onintracellular protein staining and cell sorting, including high-speed sorting and alternative sorting methods, as well as traditional technology. This essential resource: Assumes no prior knowledge of flow cytometry Progresses with an informal, engaging lecture style from simpleto more complex concepts Offers a clear introduction to new vocabulary, principles of instrumentation, and strategies for data analysis Emphasizes the theory relevant to all flow cytometry, with examples from a variety of clinical and scientific fields Flow Cytometry: First Principles, Second Edition provides scientists, clinicians, technologists, and students with the knowledge necessary for beginning the practice of flow cytometry and for understanding related literature.

Marketing Strategy

Marketing Strategy
Author: Robert W. Palmatier,Shrihari Sridhar
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781137526243
Available:
Release: 2017-02-23
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A brand new textbook with an innovative and exciting approach to marketing strategy. Moving away from the outdated 4Ps model to a new approach that reflects real-world companies responding to a differing and dynamic customer base. Research-based and action-orientated, it equips students with the tools to succeed in today's competitive markets.

The Idea of Leisure

The Idea of Leisure
Author: Robert A. Stebbins
Pages: 142
ISBN: 9781351481267
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Release: 2017-09-08
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A range of thinkers in philosophy, religion, and the social sciences have argued that thanks to science, technology, and the organization of society, the human condition has improved and will continue to do so. People are becoming progressively happier and enjoying an ever-improving quality of life, they say, mostly because they are putting their skills and reason to work. The Idea of Leisure is based on the assumption that leisure also fits into the social order, and it provides a singular vector by which to measure progress, even though it is rarely mentioned in writings about the idea of progress. Robert A. Stebbins believes that leisure fosters positive development in both the individual and community. Progress through free-time activity may sometimes be hard to grasp because of the all-too-common manifestations of deviant behavior from schoolyard bullying to date rape. Despite these examples, the vast majority of leisure activities often have profound, positive consequences for participants and society. Stebbins makes a solid case for linking leisure with progress. Although leisure has huge importance for humanity, observations about the idea of leisure as part of the idea of progress have been sporadic. It is no accident that the World Leisure Organization promotes the motto: "Leisure: integral to social, cultural, and economic development." Nor is it an accident that Article 24 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that: "Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay." For whole nations to find satisfaction and self-fulfillment based on leisure would be a true sign of progress. Stebbins' book offers original insight into this basic human requirement.

Fire from First Principles

Fire from First Principles
Author: Paul Stollard
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781317919032
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Release: 2014-02-06
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fire safety is a fundamental requirement of any building, and is of concern to several professions which contribute to the construction process. Following on from the success of the previous three editions, Paul Stollard has returned to update and expand this classic introduction to the theoretical basis of fire-safety engineering and risk assessment. Avoiding complex calculations and specifications, Fire From First Principles is written with architects, building control officers and other construction professionals without fire engineering backgrounds in mind. By tackling an overview of the factors which contribute to fire risk, and how building design can limit these, the reader will gain a fuller understanding of the science behind fire regulations, safe design, and construction solutions. All regulations content is fully updated, and has been expanded to cover the USA and China as well as the UK. Ideal for students of architecture and construction subjects, as well as practitioners from all built environment fields learning about fire safety for the first time.

Return to First Principles

Return to First Principles
Author: Budd J. Hallberg
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781477264591
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Release: 2012-10-25
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

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PRAISE FOR RETURN TO FIRST PRINCIPLES Second EDITION 2013 Eric Hoffer Award FINALIST for Excellence in Independent Publishing. “Return to First Principles is a well researched and informational book.” –Connie Harris. TCM Reviews First Edition “The American people are looking for answers and there are precious few forthcoming from Washington. ‘Return to First Principles’ by Budd J. Hallberg is filled with answers.” –Colonel Ron Standerfer, United States Air Force (Ret.) First Edition THIS NEW EDITION of Return to First Principles is full of updated information. The book explains why the nation’s banking system continues to operate on the margin and much of corporate America is fragile. Large numbers of American families still function in chaos and whirl. The nation’s economy is brittle and much of the country’s government is corrupt. The text contains new information as to the cause of the September 2008 financial meltdown which resulted in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. This book defines what First Principles are, introduces a new political ‘ism’ and explores a number of ways as to how the nation can repair itself-namely by Returning to First Principles.

First Principles of Political Economy

First Principles of Political Economy
Author: William Dexter Wilson
Pages: 361
ISBN: UOM:39015035382418
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Release: 1832
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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