The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism and Other Writings

Philosophy

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism: and Other Writings by Max Weber
Grasping Shadows: The Dark Side of Literature, Painting, Photography, and Film by William Chapman Sharpe
Nietzsche in Context by Robin Small
Knowledge and Human Interests 1st Edition
Radical Candor: How to Get What You Want by Saying What You Mean by Kim Scott

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism: and Other Writings by Max Weber

English | April 30th, 2002 | ASIN: B002GJGIDQ, ISBN: 0140439218 | 464 Pages | AZW3 | 0.72 MB

In The Protestant Ethic, Max Weber opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and relates the rise of the capitalist economy to the Calvinist belief in the moral value of hard work and the fulfillment of one’s worldly duties.
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Grasping Shadows: The Dark Side of Literature, Painting, Photography, and Film by William Chapman Sharpe

English | September 6th, 2017 | ISBN: 0190675276, 9780190675271 | 441 Pages | True PDF | 196.26 MB

What’s in a shadow? Menace, seduction, or salvation? Immaterial but profound, shadows lurk everywhere in literature and the visual arts, signifying everything from the treachery of appearances to the unfathomable power of God. From Plato to Picasso, from Rembrandt to Welles and Warhol, from Lord of the Rings to the latest video game, shadows act as central players in the drama of Western culture.
Yet because they work silently, artistic shadows often slip unnoticed past audiences and critics. Conceived as an accessible introduction to this elusive phenomenon, Grasping Shadows is the first book that offers a general theory of how all shadows function in texts and visual media. Arguing that shadow images take shape within a common cultural field where visual and verbal meanings overlap, William Sharpe ranges widely among classic and modern works, revealing the key motifs that link apparently disparate works such as those by Fra Angelico and James Joyce, Clementina Hawarden and Kara Walker, Charles Dickens and Kumi Yamashita.
Showing how real-world shadows have shaped the meanings of shadow imagery, Grasping Shadows guides the reader through the techniques used by writers and artists to represent shadows from the Renaissance onward. The last chapter traces how shadows impact the art of the modern city, from Renoir and Zola to film noir and projection systems that capture the shadows of passers-by on streets around the globe. Extending his analysis to contemporary street art, popular songs, billboards, and shadow-theatre, Sharpe demonstrates a practical way to grasp the „dark side“ that looms all around us.

Nietzsche in Context by Robin Small

English | 5 July 2017 | ASIN: B073RQC1TZ | 217 Pages | AZW3 | 563.15 KB

Nietzsche in Context presents a comprehensive reinterpretation of Nietzsche’s thought, placing Nietzsche in the context of the philosophers of his own time. Offering a survey of important philosophical themes, Robin Small identifies the writer or writers with whom Nietzsche most felt himself to be engaging in dialogue. This historical dimension is complemented by original analysis and interpretation of the ideas under discussion. Nietzsche in Context takes Nietzsche scholarship into new and fruitful directions. By locating his ideas within a broader context, this book provides a comprehensive reinterpretation of Nietzsche’s thought adding to the continuing interest of his contributions to philosophy.

Knowledge and Human Interests 1st Edition

English | 8 Oct. 2015 | ISBN: 0807015415 | 372 Pages | AZW3 | 433.68 KB

Habermas describes Knowledge and Human Interests as an attempt to reconstruct the prehistory of modern positivism with the intention of analysing the connections between knowledge and human interests. Convinced of the increasing historical and social importance of the natural and behavioural sciences, Habermas makes clear how crucial it is to understand the central meanings and justifications of these sciences. He argues that for too long the relationship between philosophy and science has been distorted.
In this extraordinarily wide-ranging book, Habermas examines the principal positions of modern philosophy – Kantianism, Marxism, positivism, pragmatism, hermeneutics, the philosophy of science, linguistic philosophy and phenomenology – to lay bare the structure of the processes of enquiry that determine the meaning and the validity of all our statements which claim objectivity.
This edition contains a postscript written by Habermas for the second German edition of Knowledge and Human Interests.

Radical Candor: How to Get What You Want by Saying What You Mean by Kim Scott

English | 8 Mar. 2018 | ISBN: 1509845380 | 272 Pages | AZW3 | 2.04 MB

The old adage is ingrained in us that if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all. While this advice may work for home life, as Kim Scott has seen first hand, it is a disaster when adopted by managers in the work place.
Scott earned her stripes as a highly successful manager at Google before moving to Apple where she developed a class on optimal management. Radical Candor draws directly on her experiences at these cutting edge companies to reveal a new approach to effective management that delivers huge success by inspiring teams to work better together by embracing fierce conversations.
Radical Candor is the sweet spot between managers who are obnoxiously aggressive on the one side and ruinously empathetic on the other. It is about providing guidance, which involves a mix of praise as well as criticism – delivered to produce better results and help employees develop their skills and boundaries of success.
Great bosses have a strong relationship with their employees, and Scott has identified three simple principles for building better relationships with your employees: make it personal, get stuff done, and understand why it matters.
Radical Candor offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Drawing on years of first hand experience, and distilled clearly to give actionable lessons to the reader, Radical Candor shows how to be successful while retaining your integrity and humanity. Radical Candor is the perfect handbook for those who are looking to find meaning in their job and create an environment where people both love their work, their colleagues and are motivated to strive to ever greater success.

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