Why the Supreme Court is Not a Court and Its Justices are Not Judges

Author: Eric J. Segall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313396876

Category: Law

Page: 219

View: 1998

This book explores some of the most glaring misunderstandings about the U.S. Supreme Court—and makes a strong case for why our Supreme Court Justices should not be entrusted with decisions that affect every American citizen.
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Author: Eric J. Segall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107188555

Category: Law

Page: 250

View: 6414

Tracing the development of originalism, Eric J. Segall shows how judges often use the theory to reach politically desirable results.
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In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman

Author: Paula James

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441146776

Category: History

Page: 248

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Why has the myth of Pygmalion and his ivory statue proved so inspirational for writers, artists, philosophers, scientists, and directors and creators of films and television series? The 'authorised' version of the story appears in the epic poem of transformations, Metamorphoses, by the first-century CE Latin poet Ovid; in which the bard Orpheus narrates the legend of the sculptor king of Cyprus whose beautiful carved woman was brought to life by the goddess Venus. Focusing on screen storylines with a Pygmalion subtext, from silent cinema to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lars and the Real Girl, this book looks at why and how the made-over or manufactured woman has survived through the centuries and what we can learn about this problematic model of 'perfection' from the perspective of the past and the present. Given the myriad representations of Ovid's myth, can we really make a modern text a tool of interpretation for an ancient poem? This book answers with a resounding 'yes' and explains why it is so important to give antiquity back its future.
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Author: David Adams Leeming

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195074750

Category: Religion

Page: 362

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Examines the universal themes of myths from cultures ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to Christianity and modern science, analyzing how different cultures and societies have addressed fundamental human concerns and experiences.
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Author: S. Peeru Kannu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Vaiśeṣika

Page: 225

View: 1217

Basic compendium of the Vaiśeṣika school in Hindu philosophy by Praśastapādācārya; a critical study.
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Author: Marie Bonaparte (Princess.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mythology

Page: 161

View: 443

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The Supreme Hygiene of Life

Author: Henry James Forman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 8946

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Eight Points of View

Author: Andrew Reid Fuller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780822630364

Category: Psychology

Page: 302

View: 4262

Shares the views of eight psychologists, including Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Abraham Maslow, on the nature of religious behavior
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Plato's Metaphors for the Gods and the Soul

Author: Elizabeth E. Pender

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 278

View: 4045

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Author: Malachi Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 349

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Author: Dr Gwendolyn Leick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134641028

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 2170

The Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology covers sources from Mesopotamia, Syro-Palestine and Anatolia, from around 2800 to 300 BC. It contains entries on gods and goddesses, giving evidence of their worship in temples, describing their 'character', as documented by the texts, and defining their roles within the body of mythological narratives; synoptic entries on myths, giving the place of origin of main texts and a brief history of their transmission through the ages; and entries explaining the use of specialist terminology, for such things as categories of Sumerian texts or types of mythological figures.
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Author: Lihui Yang,Deming An,Jessica Anderson Turner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195332636

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

View: 1115

Every year, at the Wa Huang Gong temple in Hebei Province, China, people gather to worship the great mother, Nuwa, the oldest deity in Chinese myth, praising her for bringing them a happy life. It is a vivid demonstration of both the ancient reach and the continuing relevance of mythology in the lives of the Chinese people. Compiled from ancient and scattered texts and based on groundbreaking new research, Handbook of Chinese Mythology is the most comprehensive English-language work on the subject ever written from an exclusively Chinese perspective. This work focuses on the Han Chinese people but ranges across the full spectrum of ancient and modern China, showing how key myths endured and evolved over time. A quick reference section covers all major deities, spirits, and demigods, as well as important places (Kunlun Mountain), mythical animals and plants (the crow with three feet; Fusang tree), and related items (Xirang-a kind of mythical soil; Bu Si Yao-mythical medicine for long life). No other work captures so well what Chinese mythology means to the people who lived and continue to live their lives by it. With more than 40 illustrations and photographs, fresh translations of primary sources, and insight based on the authors' own field research, Handbook of Chinese Mythology offers an illuminating account of a fascinating corner of the world of myth.
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