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Vilà Vernis, Ramon

Works: 41 works in 100 publications in 2 languages and 446 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Military history  Biographies  Autobiographies  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Abstracts  Case studies 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: DS154.52.N87, 956.95044092
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Most widely held works about Ramon Vilà Vernis
Most widely held works by Ramon Vilà Vernis
El sueño europeo : cómo la visión europea del futuro está eclipsando el sueño americano by Jeremy Rifkin( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los estadounidenses viven y mueren de acuerdo con la ética del trabajo y los dictados de la eficiencia. Los europeos valoran más el tiempo libre e incluso la ociosidad. América siempre se ha visto a sí misma como un gran crisol de culturas. Los europeos, en cambio, prefieren preservar su rica diversidad cultural. Los norteamericanos creen en el mantenimiento de una presencia militar continuada en todo el mundo. Los europeos, por el contrario, ponen el acento en la cooperación y el consenso frente a los planteamientos unilateralistas de la política exterior. Jeremy Rifkin aprovecha más de veinte años de experiencia personal de trabajo en Europa, donde ha sido asesor de jefes de Estado y partidos políticos, así como consultor de las principales empresas europeas y colaborador en campañas ecológicas y de justicia social, para sumergirse en la historia de Europa, desde la Edad Media hasta la posmodernidad, y captar el alma de la nueva mentalidad europea. Hace doscientos años, los fundadores de América crearon un nuevo sueño para la humanidad que transformó el mundo. Hoy, sugiere Rifkin, una nueva generación de europeos está creando un sueño radicalmente nuevo, más apto para dar respuesta a los retos del universo globalizado del siglo XXI
Las fronteras de la justicia : consideraciones sobre la exclusión by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lacrimae rerum : ensayos sobre cine moderno y ciberespacio by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of art education : intellectual and social currents in teaching the visual arts by Arthur Efland( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and Esperanto and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examen del contexto institucional de la educación artística a lo largo de la historia occidental, de las fuerzas que le han dado forma y de la evolución de una serie de corrientes educativas y su impacto en la práctica actual
Contra la perfección by Michael J Sandel( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La tecnología genética, médica y biológica permite ya actualmente algunas posibilidades que inquietan a la mayoría de la gente, y promete ofrecer muchas más en un futuro nada lejano. ¿Qué tiene de malo manipular nuestra naturaleza o la de otros seres? El filósofo Michael Sandel trata de responder a esta pregunta a través d e un repaso la vez ameno y profundo del campo de la bioética. Esta edición cuenta con una introducción de Maria Eugenia Rodríguez Palop y Carlos Lema, profesores de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Howard Zinn on war by Howard Zinn( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Howard Zinn on War includes new and selected writings on a subject that has concerned and fascinated Zinn throughout his career. Here's Zinn on the recent wars against Iraq and in Kosovo, on the Vietnam War, World War II, and on the meaning of war generally in a world that has so far proven unable to overcome the predilection of nations for destroying their neighbors. Zinn explores our warring ways, as well as his own transformation from Brooklyn Navy Yard shipfitter, to bombardier, to anti-war activist."--Jacket
Leap of faith : memoirs of an unexpected life by Noor( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharing a personal perspective on the past three decades of world history, Queen Noor talks frankly of the many challenges of her life as wife and partner to the monarch, providing both an intimate portrait of the late King Hussein and a moving account of their public role
Plato's Republic : a biography by Simon Blackburn( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato is perhaps the most significant philosopher who has ever lived and The Republic, composed in Athens in about 375BC, is widely regarded as his most famous dialogue. Its discussion of the perfect city - and the perfect mind - laid the foundations for Western culture and, for over two thousand years, has been the cornerstone of Western philosophy. In this book, Simon Blackburn explains the judicial, moral and political ideas in the Republic and examines its influence on the modern world. He shows why, from St Augustine to twentieth-century philosophers such as Whitehead and Bergson, Western
Branded : the buying and selling of teenagers by Alissa Quart( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: In Branded, Alissa Quart takes us to the dark side of marketing to teens, showing readers a disturbingly fast-paced world in which adults shamelessly insinuate themselves into "friendships" with young people in order to monitor what they wear, eat, listen to, and buy. We travel to a conference on advertising to teenagers and witness the breathless and insensitive pronouncements of lecturers there. We meet the unofficial teen "sales force" for a new girls' perfume (the unpaid daughters of the company's saleswomen) and observe the attempts of mega-corporations to purchase the time and space for product-placement in schools. We witness the aggressive and potentially emotionally damaging ways in which adults seek to control vulnerable young minds and wallets. But we also witness the bravery of isolated and increasingly Internet-linked kids who attempt to turn the tables on the cocksure corporations that so cynically strive to manipulate them. Eye-opening and urgent, Branded exposes and condemns a segment of American business whose high-paid job it is to reduce teens to their lowest common denominator, to systematically sap youth of individuality and creativity. Engaging and thought provoking, Branded ensures that consumers will never look at the American way of doing business in the same way again
The will to believe and other essays in popular philosophy by William James( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For this 1897 publication, the American philosopher William James (1842-1910) brought together ten essays, some of which were originally talks given to Ivy League societies. Accessible to a broader audience, these non-technical essays illustrate the author's pragmatic approach to belief and morality, arguing for faith and action in spite of uncertainty. James thought his audiences suffered 'paralysis of their native capacity for faith' while awaiting scientific grounds for belief. His response consisted in an attitude of 'radical empiricism', which deals practically rather than ideologically with real-world phenomena. When facing a 'momentous' decision about belief, he says, we both can and must choose the best hypothesis. The first four essays apply this principle to religious faith, and the rest explore the pragmatic approach to such topics as determinism, ethics and individual achievement. James developed his ideas further in The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) and Pragmatism (1907), both of which are reissued in this series
Gut sein : eine kurze Einführung in die Ethik by Simon Blackburn( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Blackburn, author of the best-selling Think, structures this short introduction around these and other threats to ethics. Confronting seven different objections to our self-image as moral, well-behaved creatures, he charts a course through the philosophical quicksands that often engulf us. Then, turning to problems of life and death, he shows how we should think about the meaning of life, and how we should mistrust the soundbite-sized absolutes that often dominate moral debates. Finally he offers a critical tour of the ways the philosophical tradition has tried to provide foundations for ethics, from Plato and Aristotle through to contemporary debates
Querido Scott, querida Zelda by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La tabla rasa, el buen salvaje y el fantasma en la máquina by Steven Pinker( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queda todavía una enorme fractura en el paisaje del conocimiento humano. Biología o cultura, naturaleza o sociedad, materia o mente, ciencias o artes y humanidades, son dicotomías que conservan su respetabilidad mucho después de que hayan caído otros muros que dividían el conocimiento humano. Pero tal vez no sea por mucho tiempo. Cuatro nuevos campos de investigación trabajan para tender un puente entre la naturaleza y la sociedad, en forma de una explicación científica de la mente y la naturaleza humana.”
The several lives of Joseph Conrad by J. H Stape( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad is the first new biography in more than a decade of one of modern literature's most important writers - whose work remains widely read and acutely relevant eighty years after his death. In this authoritative, insightful book, we see Joseph Conrad as a man who constantly reinvents himself. Born in 1857 in Berdichev, Ukraine, he left home early and worked as a sailor out of Marseilles; traveled to the Far East and Africa with the British merchant navy; and, finally, in 1891, settled in England, beginning a precarious existence as a novelist and family man. Here is a Conrad for our moment: a man with a deep sense of otherness; a writer with multiple cultural identities who wrote in his third language and whose fiction became the cornerstone of literary Modernism." "With his exceptional knowledge and understanding of Conrad, and drawing on unpublished letters and documents, John Stape succeeds in casting a new light on the life of a willfully enigmatic man who remains one of the greatest writers of his, and our, time
Predator nation : corporate criminals, political corruption, and the hijacking of America by Charles H Ferguson( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Ferguson, que sorprendió al mundo entero con su oscarizado documental Inside Job, explica ahora en su libro del mismo título cómo una élite depredadora ha ido tomando progresivamente el control de Estados Unidos y muestra las redes de influencias académicas, financieras y políticas que les han allanado el camino hacia el poder.Con un estilo que cautiva desde las primeras páginas, Ferguson narra con todo detalle cómo, a lo largo de las últimas décadas, Estados Unidos ha experimentado una de las transformaciones sociales y económicas más radicales de su historia: ha convertido al mundo financiero en el principal impulsor de su crecimiento y ha reducido al mínimo la presión fi scal, lo que ha acabado beneficiando solamente a las empresas más ricas.Este cambio no se ha producido por casualidad. El autor muestra cómo los dos grandes partidos políticos norteamericanos han quedado sometidos a una élite adinerada. La administración Clinton se encargó de desmantelar los controles regulativos que protegían al ciudadano medio de la especulación financiera. El equipo de Bush destruyó la base de los ingresos federales mediante los recortes fiscales grotescamente sesgados en favor de las clases pudientes. Y la Casa Blanca de Obama ha permitido que los financieros sigan actuando de forma totalmente impune, incluso después de las supuestas reformas introducidas después del colapso financiero de 2008.Basándose en numerosos expedientes judiciales hechos públicos recientemente, el autor detalla la gravedad de los delitos cometidos en la frenética persecución de la riqueza que provocó la crisis fi nanciera. Por último, esboza un plan de acción para que recuperemos el control sobre nuestras vidas y nuestros sueños
La evolución de la libertad by D. C Dennett( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of truth, a sequel to "Pragmatism," by William James( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosopher, psychologist, educator, and author William James ranked among the most influential figures of his time. James played a prominent role in the transition from a predominantly European-centered nineteenth century philosophy to a new pragmatic American philosophy. One of his chief contributions lay in his seminal 1907 work, Pragmatism, which featured a controversial chapter on "truth." In response to his critics- most of whom had misunderstood his thesis - James wrote The meaning of Truth, a synthesis of everything he had ever written on the theory of knowledge, including and article on the function of cognition, later polemic and expository contributions and some replies to previous criticism
La era del desarrollo sostenible : nuestro futuro esta en juego : incorporemos el desarrollo sostenible a la agenda política internacional by Jeffrey Sachs( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuestro futuro está en juego. Los 7.200 millones de personas que habitamos este planeta competimos por hacernos un hueco en la economía mundial, cada vez más conectada gracias a la tecnología, el comercio y las migraciones, y bajo la creciente amenaza de desastre ambiental. Para asegurar nuestra supervivencia, es urgente que tomemos plena conciencia de esta situación y emprendamos las reformas necesarias. En La era del desarrollo sostenible, el reconocido economista Jeffrey Sachs defiende que el desarrollo sostenible debe convertirse en el marco de la política de cualquier Estado. Dentro de poco tiempo, los 193 estados miembros de la ONU adoptarán los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) para ayudar a guiar al mundo en la próxima generación. Sachs ofrece el primer enfoque integral para esta nueva era y para los nuevos ODS, el examen de las complejas interacciones de la economía, la sociedad y el medio ambiente, y explica cómo una estrategia integral puede ayudar a las sociedades a conseguir la combinación de prosperidad económica, inclusión social y la sostenibilidad ambiental
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El sueño europeo : cómo la visión europea del futuro está eclipsando el sueño americano
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Vernis, Ramon. Vilà

Vilà, Ramon

Vilà, Ramon Vilà Vernis

Las fronteras de la justicia : consideraciones sobre la exclusiónLacrimae rerum : ensayos sobre cine moderno y ciberespacioA history of art education : intellectual and social currents in teaching the visual artsLeap of faith : memoirs of an unexpected lifeLa tabla rasa, el buen salvaje y el fantasma en la máquinaLa evolución de la libertad