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Vilà Vernis, Ramon

Works: 38 works in 86 publications in 2 languages and 406 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Fiction  Literature  Bibliography  Case studies 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: DS154.52.N87, B
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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

Die USA haben als Vorbild ausgedient, für Rifkin ist Europa das Vorbild für die Welt. Europas Arbeits- und Sozialpolitik ist humaner als die der USA, die Lebensqualität der Menschen höher. Europa hat alte Feindschaften überwunden und vorbildliche Formen des Miteinanders entwickelt. Der neue Wirtschaftsraum ist der größte der Welt, doch die leise Supermacht setzt auf Nachhaltigkeit und Ausgleich. Rifkin beschreibt Europa als gigantischen Laborversuch, der als Modell für die ganze Welt dienen kann. Sein Buch ist ein leidenschaftliches Plädoyer: Es ist Zeit, dass Europa seine Stärken erkennt und
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 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 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
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
Contra la perfección by Michael J Sandel( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 23 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
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
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

"At most of our American Colleges there are Clubs formed by the students devoted to particular branches of learning; and these clubs have the laudable custom of inviting once or twice a year some maturer scholar to address them, the occasion often being made a public one. I have from time to time accepted such invitations, and afterwards had my discourse printed in one or other of the Reviews. It has seemed to me that these addresses might now be worthy of collection in a volume, as they shed explanatory light upon each other, and taken together express a tolerably definite philosophic attitude in a very untechnical way. Were I obliged to give a short name to the attitude in question, I should call it that of radical empiricism, in spite of the fact that such brief nicknames are nowhere more misleading than in philosophy. I say 'empiricism, ' because it is contented to regard its most assured conclusions concerning matters of fact as hypotheses liable to modification in the course of future experience; and I say 'radical, ' because it treats the doctrine of monism itself as an hypothesis, and, unlike so much of the half-way empiricism that is current under the name of positivism or agnosticism or scientific naturalism, it does not dogmatically affirm monism as something with which all experience has got to square"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
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

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
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
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 )

2 editions 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 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
The meaning of truth 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 )

2 editions 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
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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