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Vilà Vernis, Ramon

Works: 40 works in 97 publications in 2 languages and 453 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  History  Fiction  Literature  Bibliography  Case studies 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: DS154.52.N87, B
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Most widely held works about Ramon Vilà Vernis
Most widely held works by Ramon Vilà Vernis
Der Europäische Traum : die vision einer leisen supermacht by Jeremy Rifkin( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 44 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
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

Las fronteras de la justicia : consideraciones sobre la exclusión by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una historia de la educación del arte : tendencias intelectuales y sociales en la enseñanza de las artes visuales 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
Leap of faith : memoirs of an unexpected life by Noor( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 26 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
Contra la perfección by Michael J Sandel( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 24 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
Facebook by Ben Mezrich( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novelized version of the story of the creation of the social networking site, Facebook, and the ascendancy of the website from its beginnings as a members-only service for Harvard University students to its current international status
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
Plato's Republic : a biography by Simon Blackburn( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 17 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 thought is still conditioned by this most important of books
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
Dear Scott, dearest Zelda : the love letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

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

"Through his alcoholism and her mental illness, his career lows and her institutional confinement, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's devotion to each other endured for more than twenty-two years. Here now, for the first time, is the story of their love in the couple's own letters. Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda consists of more than 75 percent previously unpublished or out-of-print letters as well as extensive narrative on the Fitzgeralds' marriage by the noted Fitzgerald scholars Jackson R. Bryer and Cathy W. Barks. The letters are introduced with revealing exposition, and intimate photographs are interspersed throughout, illuminating the words and lives of this impassioned and talented couple."--Jacket
Very little-- almost nothing : death, philosophy, literature by Simon Critchley( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Very Little ... Almost Nothing is a passionate and challenging philosophical defence of the very question of the meaning of life. Following the nihilism that has accompanied the 'death of God' and characterised much of modernity, Simon Critchley argues that the key question becomes a matter of finding a meaning to human finitude without recourse to anything that transcends that finitude. Very Little ... Almost Nothing explores this question through examining the work of philosophers such as Blanchot and Levinas. Simon Critchley also draws out the philosophical significance of Cavell's reading of romanticism and the presence of death in Beckett's work - crucial but often overlooked themes in contemporary philosophy. A compelling reading of the convergence of literature and philosophy, Very Little ... Almost Nothing opens up new ways of understanding finitude, modernity and the nature of the imagination
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
La tabla rasa, el buen salvaje y el fantasma en la máquina by Steven Pinker( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
En ruta seguido de "Escritos políticos" by Jack London( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom evolves by D. C Dennett( Book )

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

"Four billion years ago, there was no freedom on our planet, because there was no life. What kinds of freedom have evolved since the origin of life? Can there be freedom and free will in a deterministic world? If you are free, are you responsible for being free, or just lucky?" "In Freedom Evolves, Daniel C. Dennett, the author of Darwin's Dangerous Idea and Consciousness Explained, sets out to answer these questions, showing how we, alone among the animals, have evolved minds that give us free will and morality. In a series of strikingly original arguments drawing on evolutionary biology, cognitive neuroscience, economics, and philosophy, he demonstrates that if we accept Darwin's reasoning, we can build from the simplest life forms all the way up to the best and deepest human thoughts on questions of morality and meaning, ethics and freedom."--Jacket
La era del desarrollo sostenible : nuestro futuro esta en juego : incorporemos el desarrollo sostenible a la agenda política internacional by Jeffrey Sachs( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 3 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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Der Europäische Traum : die vision einer leisen supermacht
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Vernis, Ramon. Vilà

Vilà, Ramon

Vilà, Ramon Vilà Vernis

Lacrimae rerum : ensayos sobre cine moderno y ciberespacioLas fronteras de la justicia : consideraciones sobre la exclusiónUna historia de la educación del arte : tendencias intelectuales y sociales en la enseñanza de las artes visualesLeap of faith : memoirs of an unexpected lifeLa tabla rasa, el buen salvaje y el fantasma en la máquinaFreedom evolves