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Vilà Vernis, Ramon

Works: 28 works in 57 publications in 2 languages and 293 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Fiction  Bibliography  Introductions 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: DS154.52.N87, B
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Most widely held works by Ramon Vilà Vernis
The European dream : how Europe's vision of the future is quietly eclipsing the American dream by Jeremy Rifkin( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American Dream is in decline. Americans are increasingly overworked, underpaid, and squeezed for time. But there is an alternative: the European Dream-a more leisurely, healthy, prosperous, and sustainable way of life. Europe's lifestyle is not only desirable, argues Jeremy Rifkin, but may be crucial to sustaining prosperity in the new era. With the dawn of the European Union, Europe has become an economic superpower in its own right-its GDP now surpasses that of the United States. Europe has achieved newfound dominance not by single-mindedly driving up stock prices, expanding working hours, and pressing every household into a double- wage-earner conundrum. Instead, the New Europe relies on market networks that place cooperation above competition; promotes a new sense of citizenship that extols the well-being of the whole person and the community rather than the dominant individual; and recognizes the necessity of deep play and leisure to create a better, more productive, and healthier workforce. From the medieval era to modernity, Rifkin delves deeply into the history of Europe, and eventually America, to show how the continent has succeeded in slowly and steadily developing a more adaptive, sensible way of working and living. In The European Dream, Rifkin posits a dawning truth that only the most jingoistic can ignore: Europe's flexible, communitarian model of society, business, and citizenship is better suited to the challenges of the twenty-first century. Indeed, the European Dream may come to define the new century as the American Dream defined the century now past."
Las fronteras de la justicia : consideraciones sobre la exclusión by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 33 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 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leap of faith : memoirs of an unexpected life by Noor( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 25 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
Una historia de la educación del arte : tendencias intelectuales y sociales en la enseñanza de las artes visuales by Arthur Efland( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and Esperanto and held by 23 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
Howard Zinn on war by Howard Zinn( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 17 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
The accidental billionaires : the founding of Facebook, a tale of sex, money, genius and betrayal by Ben Mezrich( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 15 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
The case against perfection : ethics in the age of genetic engineering by Michael J Sandel( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores moral quandaries connected with the quest to perfect ourselves and our children. Michael Sandel argues that the pursuit of perfection is flawed for reasons that go beyond safety and fairness."--Jacket
Plato's Republic : a biography by Simon Blackburn( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato is perhaps the most significant philosopher who has ever lived and The Republic, composed in Athens in about 375 BC, 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. Blackburn points out, it has probably sustained more commentary, and been subject to more radical and impassioned disagreement, than almost any other of the great founding texts of the modern world. In Plato's Republic, Blackburn explains the judicial, moral and political ideas in the Republic with dazzling insight and clarity. Blackburn also examines Republic's remarkable influence and unquestioned staying power, and shows why, from St. Augustine to twentieth century philosophers such as Ludwig Wittgenstein and Henri Bergson, Western thought is still conditioned by this most important, and contemporary, of books
Dear Scott, dearest Zelda : the love letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

2 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
Sobre la bondad : una breve introducción a la ética by Simon Blackburn( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 10 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
The meaning of truth by William James( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 8 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 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 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom evolves by D. C Dennett( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 7 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
Branded : the buying and selling of teenagers by Alissa Quart( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 7 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 several lives of Joseph Conrad by J. H Stape( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 7 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
Very little-- almost nothing : death, philosophy, literature by Simon Critchley( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling read, Very Little ... Almost Nothing opens up new ways of understanding finitude, modernity and the nature of imagination. Revised edition with a new preface by the author
Varieties of religion today : William James revisited by Charles Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: A hundred years after William James delivered the celebrated lectures that became The Varieties of Religious Experience, one of the foremost thinkers in the English-speaking world returns to the questions posed in James's masterpiece to clarify the circumstances and conditions of religion in our day. An elegant mix of the philosophy and sociology of religion, Charles Taylor's powerful book maintains a clear perspective on James's work in its historical and cultural contexts, while casting a new and revealing light upon the present. Lucid, readable, and dense with ideas that promise to transform current debates about religion and secularism, Varieties of Religion Today is much more than a revisiting of James's classic. Rather, it places James's analysis of religious experience and the dilemmas of doubt and belief in an unfamiliar but illuminating context, namely the social horizon in which questions of religion come to be presented to individuals in the first place. Taylor begins with questions about the way in which James conceives his subject, and shows how these questions arise out of different ways of understanding religion that confronted one another in James's time and continue to do so today. Evaluating James's treatment of the ethics of belief, he goes on to develop an innovative and provocative reading of the public and cultural conditions in which questions of belief or unbelief are perceived to be individual questions. What emerges is a remarkable and penetrating view of the relation between religion and social order and, ultimately, of what "religion" means
Think : a compelling introduction to philosophy by Simon Blackburn( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Simon Blackburn begins by putting forward a convincing case for the study of philosophy and goes on to give the reader a sense of how the great historical figures such as Descartes, Hume, Kant, and Wittgenstein have approached its central themes."
Emma's war by Deborah Scroggins( Book )

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

Presents a portrait of Emma McCune, a young relief worker in the Sudan, who married a local warlord, and describes her involvement in his violent quest to seize control of southern Sudan's rebel movement
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The European dream : how Europe's vision of the future is quietly eclipsing the American dream
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Vernis, Ramon Vil

Vil, Ramon

Vil, Ramon (Vil Vernis)

Las fronteras de la justicia : consideraciones sobre la exclusiónLacrimae rerum : ensayos sobre cine moderno y ciberespacioLeap of faith : memoirs of an unexpected lifeUna historia de la educación del arte : tendencias intelectuales y sociales en la enseñanza de las artes visualesLa tabla rasa, el buen salvaje y el fantasma en la máquinaFreedom evolvesVarieties of religion today : William James revisitedThink : a compelling introduction to philosophy