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3. Life satisfaction

3. Life satisfaction  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778575
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0003
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9780199590605
3. Life satisfaction
1. Life and character

1. Life and character  

A. C. Grayling

in Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776656
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854117.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192854117
1. Life and character
8. Transcendental philosophy

8. Transcendental philosophy  

Roger Scruton

in Kant: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775482
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801999.003.0008
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9780192801999
8. Transcendental philosophy Abstract Kant's immediate successors regarded Kant as having changed the course of philosophy. However, even during his lifetime, the intellectual world was torn by controversy over the meaning of his critical system. ‘Transcendental philosophy’ examines what Kant's contemporaries and later commentators took from his thoughts and how they analysed what he said. Was he really a Leibnizian? If the transcendental philosophy is not a version of Leibnizian rationalism, why is it not instead a repetition of the sceptical empiricism of Hume? Neither the Leibnizian nor the Humean interpretation is tenable. Kant's true critical philosophy can be assimilated
Curtain raiser

Curtain raiser  

Matthew Bevis

in Comedy: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778131
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601714.003.0001
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9780199601714
Curtain raiser
7. The meaning of life

7. The meaning of life  

Stephen Law

in Humanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777363
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10.1093/actrade/9780199553648.003.0008
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9780199553648
7. The meaning of life
8. Humanist ceremonies

8. Humanist ceremonies  

Stephen Law

in Humanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777363
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10.1093/actrade/9780199553648.003.0009
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8. Humanist ceremonies
Home: A Very Short Introduction

Home: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Allen Fox

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191809385
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.001.0001
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book
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9780198747239
A Very Short Introduction
9. Endangered languages

9. Endangered languages  

John C. Maher

in Multilingualism: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191792465
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724995.003.0009
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9780198724995
9. Endangered languages The way language lives now In many countries there are speakers of lesser-known languages who live on the rim of two worlds: a small circle of heritage language speakers, and a large, modernizing, monolingual society. By the end of the 21st century, half the languages spoken in the world today may have disappeared. Fewer than 10,000 people speak 52 per cent of languages, and 83 per cent are spoken in single countries only, thereby exposing them to the policies of a single government. One-third of the world’s alphabets are endangered. Many language communities have approached the point
3. Do you know what I mean?

3. Do you know what I mean?  

Michael Beaney

in Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191823442
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10.1093/actrade/9780198778028.003.0004
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9780198778028
3. Do you know what I mean? et cetera ’, ‘and so on’, ‘you know’, and ‘like’. (There are analogous phrases in many other languages, so the phenomenon is not restricted to the English-speaking world.) At a more sophisticated level, we also use a variety of analogies, diagrams, examples, illustrations, metaphors, and similes in an attempt to explain ourselves. We also have a range of expressions that attempt to describe this process and its intended result—‘getting the message across’, ‘understanding the gist’, ‘grasping the point’, ‘catching the drift’, and ‘cottoning on’, to mention just some.
1. The many faces of home

1. The many faces of home  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191809385
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0001
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9780198747239
1. The many faces of home Abstract Homes are central to human life, but defining what home is can be problematic. Home is a fundamental and universal concept, yet it has multiple associated and layered meanings for different people in a great range of circumstances. ‘The many faces of home’ considers the somewhat elusive notion of home. It looks at the many origins of the word ‘home’, how home is understood in other languages, positive and negative attitudes to home, and the concepts of parochialism and cosmopolitanism. It concludes that home, for all of its immediate and more traditional associations,

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