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Vilà Vernis, Ramon

Works: 41 works in 104 publications in 2 languages and 466 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Biographies  Autobiographies  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Abstracts  Case studies 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: DS154.52.N87, 956.95044092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ramon Vilà Vernis
Most widely held works by Ramon Vilà Vernis
Las fronteras de la justicia : consideraciones sobre la exclusión by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 41 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

Contra la perfección by Michael J Sandel( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 30 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
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 29 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 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
Howard Zinn on war by Howard Zinn( Book )

6 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
Plato's Republic : a biography by Simon Blackburn( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato is perhaps the most significant philosopher who 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 has been the cornerstone of Western philosophy. As the distinguished Cambridge professor Simon Blackburn points out, it has probably sustained more commentary, and been subject to more radical and impassioned disagreement, than almost any other text in the modern world. "A clear and accessible introduction to philosophy's first superstar" (Kirkus Reviews), Plato's Republic explores the judicial, moral, and political ideas in the Republic with dazzling insight. Blackburn also examines Republic's influence and staying power, and shows why, from St. Augustine to twentieth-century philosophers such as Ludwig Wittgenstein, Western thought is still conditioned by this most important, and contemporary, of books
The accidental billionaires : the founding of Facebook, a tale of sex, money, genius and betrayal 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
La voluntad de creer y otros ensayos de filosofía popular by William James( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este ensayo, "La voluntad de creer" forma parte de la obra de William James La voluntad de creer que fue publicada por William James en 1897 con el título original de The Will to Believe and other Essays in Popular Philosophy (Nueva York, Longmans, Green, 1897). Esta obra está constituida por artículos y conferencias que fueron escritos a intervalos desde 1879 hasta 1896. La voluntad de creer surge de la propia necesidad de James de justificar la creencia -el derecho a creer, la libertad de creer-, idea que había aprendido de Charles Renouvier, en oposición al escepticismo y la duda. El mismo James al comienzo del libro lo califica diciendo que es "un sermón sobre la justificación por la fe: la defensa de nuestro derecho a adoptar una actitud creyente en materias religiosas, sin que por ello salga condenada a coacción alguna la lógica de nuestro intelecto"
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

Wenn Gott tot ist, ist dann alles erlaubt? Sind wir am Ende nicht doch nur durch unsere Gene determiniert? Es gibt so viele Vorstellungen von Ethik, wie es Kulturen gibt - ist damit nicht alles relativ? Werden die Menschen nicht durch die Moral überfordert? Simon Blackburn stellt sich in seiner Einführung zunächst den häufigsten Einwänden, mit denen sich die Ethik konfrontiert sieht. Er überlegt dann, welches die existentiellen Bedingungen des menschlichen Lebens sind, die die Frage nach der Moral stellen: Geburt, Tod, Freiheit, das größtmögliche Glück der größtmöglichen Zahl (Utilitarismus). Er zeigt, wie wir über den Sinn des Lebens nachdenken können und dass wir den Orthodoxien und großspurigen Absolutismen misstrauen sollten, die moralische Debatten oft dominieren. In einem abschließenden Teil bietet er einen Überblick über philosophische Traditionen von Platon und Aristoteles bis zu den heutigen Debatten und unternimmt in Auseinandersetzung damit den Versuch einer eigenen Begründung der Ethik
Querido Scott, querida Zelda by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

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

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 )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 9 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.”
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

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 8 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
The meaning of truth by William James( Book )

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

First published in 1909 (one year before his death), philosopher William James collected several essays into this volume, meant as a sequel to his book "Pragmatism." He wanted to clarify his definition of the truth, and respond to criticism of his previous book
La era del desarrollo sostenible : nuestro futuro esta en juego : incorporemos el desarrollo sostenible a la agenda política internacional by Jeffrey Sachs( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 6 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
Alternative Names
Vernis, Ramon. Vilà

Vilà, Ramon

Vilà, Ramon Vilà Vernis

El sueño europeo : cómo la visión europea del futuro está eclipsando el sueño americanoLacrimae 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