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Vilà Vernis, Ramon

Overview
Works: 37 works in 77 publications in 2 languages and 390 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  History  Military history  Fiction  Literature 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: PR6005.O4, B
Publication Timeline
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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 45 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 )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 37 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

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 28 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
Sobre la guerra : la paz como imperativo moral by Howard Zinn( Book )

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

The will to believe : and other essays in popular philosophy, and Human immortality by William James( Book )

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

This volume contains the complete texts of two books by America's most important psychologust and philospher. Easy to understand, yet, brilliant and penetrating, the books were written specifically for laymen and they are still stimulating reading for readers concerned with important questions of belief in an age of science. Human Immorality: Two supposed Objections to the Doctrine, reprinted here from the corrected second edition, examines the questions of survival after death, and provides an unusual philosophical rebuttal to the theory that thought and personality necesscarily die with the brain
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 16 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
Plato's Republic : a biography by Simon Blackburn( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 16 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 )

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
Gut sein : eine kurze Einführung in die Ethik 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
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
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

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

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
Branded : the buying and selling of teenagers by Alissa Quart( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 6 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
Las variedades de la religión hoy by Charles Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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

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Las fronteras de la justicia : consideraciones sobre la exclusiónLacrimae rerum : ensayos sobre cine moderno y ciberespacioUna historia de la educación del arte : tendencias intelectuales y sociales en la enseñanza de las artes visualesLeap of faith : memoirs of an unexpected lifeFreedom evolvesLa tabla rasa, el buen salvaje y el fantasma en la máquinaLas variedades de la religión hoy