• This book explores a new model for the production, revision, and reception of Biblical texts as Scripture. Building on recent studies of the oral/written interface in medieval, Greco-Roman and ancinet Near Eastern contexts, David Carr argues that in ancient Israel Biblical texts and other texts emerged as a support for an educational process in which written and oral dimensions were integrally intertwined. The point was not incising and reading texts on parchment or papyrus. The point was to enculturate ancient Israelites - particularly Israelite elites - by training them to memorize and recite a wide range of traditional literature that was seen as the cultural bedorck of the people: narrative, prophecy, prayer, and wisdom.

  • In The Formation of the Hebrew Bible David Carr rethinks both the methods and historical orientation points for research into the growth of the Hebrew Bible into its present form. Building on his prior work, Writing on the Tablet of the Heart (Oxford, 2005), he explores both the possibilities and limits of reconstruction of pre-stages of the Bible. The method he advocates is a ''methodologically modest'' investigation of those pre-stages, utilizing criteria and models derived from his survey of documented examples of textual revision in the Ancient Near East. The result is a new picture of the formation of the Hebrew Bible, with insights on the initial emergence of Hebrew literary textuality, the development of the first Hexateuch, and the final formation of the Hebrew Bible.
    Where some have advocated dating the bulk of the Hebrew Bible in a single period, whether relatively early (Neo-Assyrian) or late (Persian or Hellenistic), Carr uncovers specific evidence that the Hebrew Bible contains texts dating across Israelite history, even the early pre-exilic period (10th-9th centuries). He traces the impact of Neo-Assyrian imperialism on eighth and seventh century Israelite textuality. He uses studies of collective trauma to identify marks of the reshaping and collection of traditions in response to the destruction of Jerusalem and Babylonian exile. He develops a picture of varied Priestly reshaping of narrative and prophetic traditions in the Second Temple period, including the move toward eschatological and apocalyptic themes and genres. And he uses manuscript evidence from Qumran and the Septuagint to find clues to the final literary shaping of the proto-Masoretic text, likely under the Hasmonean monarchy.

  • Historically, the Bible has been used to drive a wedge between the spirit and the body. In this provocative book, David Carr argues that the Bible affirms erotic passion. Sexuality and spirituality, he contends, are intricately interwoven; the journey toward God and the life-long engagement with our own sexual embodiment are inseparable.

  • Un reporter enquête sur le sujet le plus sombre : sa propre vie.
    Minnesota, début des années 1980. David Carr est un jeune journaliste brillant et prometteur. Mais tous les soirs, la nuit tombe et les masques avec : l'enfant terrible écume les bars, se bat, sniffe, s'injecte, fume, engloutit, vole et deale tous les poisons sur lesquels il fait main basse. Cette double vie va durer vingt ans - jusqu'à la chute, et un douloureux combat pour revenir de l'ombre à la lumière. Ou presque, car il n'en sort pas indemne : le crack laisse de longues balafres dans sa mémoire. Nombre de ses souvenirs ont glissé dans l'oubli, et son cerveau a réécrit les plus inavouables pour échapper aux remords...
    Comment affronter la vérité de ce terrible passé ? Pour l'ancien junkie, devenu grand reporter au New York Times, la solution s'impose : il va faire de sa propre vie son prochain sujet d'investigation. C'est le début d'une enquête de trois ans, au cours de laquelle il accumule plus de soixante témoignages de proches, policiers, médecins et officiers de justice. Son livre est le récit de cette histoire vraie : à la fois une chronique captivante sur les paradis artificiels, une immersion dans les eaux troubles du trafic de stupéfiants, et une recherche du temps perdu, aux confins de la mémoire et de la folie.
    " Journaliste de légende au parcours chaotique " selon Stéphane Lauer (correspondant du journal Le Monde à New York), David Carr (1956-2015) est une figure du journalisme d'investigation de ces quarante dernières années.
    " Une grande lecture " Time Magazine
    " Terrible et magnifique " Stephen King

  • David Carr outlines a distinctively phenomenological approach to history. Rather than asking what history is or how we know history, a phenomenology of history inquires into history as a phenomenon and into the experience of the historical. How does history present itself to us, how does it enter our lives, and what are the forms of experience in which it does so? History is usually associated with social existence and its past, and so Carr probes the experience of the social world and of its temporality. Experience in this context connotes not just observation but also involvement and interaction: We experience history not just in the social world around us but also in our own engagement with it. For several decades, philosophers reflections on history have been dominated by two themes: representation and memory. Each is conceived as a relation to the past: representation can be of the past, and memory is by its nature of the past. On both of these accounts, history is separated by a gap from what it seeks to find or wants to know, and its activity is seen by philosophers as that of bridging this gap. This constitutes the problem to which the philosophy of history addresses itself: how does history bridge the gap which separates it from its object, the past? It is against this background that a phenomenological approach, based on the concept of experience, can be proposed as a means of solving this problem-or at least addressing it in a way that takes us beyond the notion of a gap between present and past.

  • This practical book is written specifically for junior doctors by a team of highly experienced authors, as an introductory guide to clinical research. It covers all areas that a junior doctor needs to consider, including funding, study design, ethics, data analysis, disseminating findings, and furthering one's research career. It presents a balance view of clinical research and is written by authors actively involved in clinical research both at the 'coal-face' and
    at a more supervisory level.

    Research can be a difficult process and it is essential to make sure that the project is set up in the correct way in order to get verifiable results. This easy-to-read guide is available to help junior doctors develop a good study design and present evidence of a sound academic practice, which will make obtaining funding more likely and be time-efficient. Getting started early in research and developing a solid, gradual understanding of clinical research through using this approachable book
    will be of huge benefit to junior doctors and their discipline.

  • Much effort in recent philosophy has been devoted to attacking the metaphysics of the subject. Identified largely with French post-structuralist thought, yet stemming primarily from the influential work of the later Heidegger, this attack has taken the form of a sweeping denunciation of the whole tradition of modern philosophy from Descartes through Nietzsche, Husserl, and Existentialism. In this timely study, David Carr contends that this discussion has overlooked and eventually lost sight of the distinction between modern metaphysics and the tradition of transcendental philosophy inaugurated by Kant and continued by Husserl into the twentieth century. Carr maintains that the transcendental tradition, often misinterpreted as a mere alternative version of the metaphysics of the subject, is in fact itself directed against such a metaphysics.
    Challenging prevailing views of the development of modern philosophy, Carr proposes a reinterpretation of the transcendental tradition and counters Heidegger's influential readings of Kant and Husserl. He defends their subtle and complex transcendental investigations of the self and the life of subjectivity. In Carr's interpretation, far from joining the project of metaphysical foundationalism, transcendental philosophy offers epistemological critique and phenomenological description. Its aim is not metaphysical conclusions but rather an appreciation for the rich and sometimes contradictory character of experience. The transcendental approach to the self is skillfully summed up by Husserl as "the paradox of human subjectivity: being a subject for the world and at the same time being an object in the world."
    Proposing striking new readings of Kant and Husserl and reviving a sound awareness of the transcendental tradition, Carr's distinctive historical and systematic position will interest a wide range of readers and provoke discussion among philosophers of metaphysics, epistemology, and the history of philosophy.

  • This book addresses the biological effects of the reasonably large number of classes of compounds that have been recognized as endocrine disrupters. These compounds have been found to persist as pollutants in the environment, and have been blamed for causing developmental disorders and/or fertility problems in fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and possibly humans. This book presents the relevant fundamentals of the endocrine systems of animals and humans, the toxicology, developmental toxicology, ecology, and risk assessment methods, and lays out the current state of understanding for the whole field, organized by the classes of compounds that have been identified as endocrine disrupters.

  • This book explores a new model for the production, revision, and reception of Biblical texts as Scripture. Building on recent studies of the oral/written interface in medieval, Greco-Roman and ancinet Near Eastern contexts, David Carr argues that in ancient Israel Biblical texts and other texts emerged as a support for an educational process in which written and oral dimensions were integrally intertwined. The point was not incising and reading texts on parchment or papyrus. The point was to enculturate ancient Israelites - particularly Israelite elites - by training them to memorize and recite a wide range of traditional literature that was seen as the cultural bedorck of the people: narrative, prophecy, prayer, and wisdom.

  • Dos retratos que, pese a los veinte años transcurridos, pertenecen a la misma persona.
    Cuando rondaba la treintena, David Carr era adicto a las drogas. Y manipulaba a quien hiciera falta con tal de conseguir otra dosis. Y bebía sin medida. Y agotaba la paciencia de sus empleadores. Y vendía cocaína defectuosa. Y las terapias de desintoxicación no le surtían ningún efecto. Y golpeaba a su pareja. Y tuvo que dejar a sus hijas en una casa de acogida porque era incapaz de cuidarlas.
    Antes de cumplir la cincuentena, David Carr había dejado atrás sus adicciones, ya no dependía de los servicios sociales, había recuperado la custodia de sus hijas, había superado un cáncer, se había casado nuevamente y mantenía una relación muy sana con su mujer, y había escalado posiciones en el periodismo hasta convertirse en uno de los escritores más respetados de The New York Times.
    Ambos retratos, pese a los veinte años transcurridos, pertenecen a la misma persona. En La noche de la pistola, David Carr investiga su propio pasado. Y lo hace valiéndose de las herramientas propias del periodismo: se sumerge en archivos policiales, desempolva expedientes médicos y, sobre todo, entrevista a sesenta personas que le quisieron y le sufrieron. David Carr se enfrenta a los episodios más oscuros de su vida para quitar el maquillaje que, conscientemente o no, todos vertimos sobre nuestras biografías.
    Descubren un libro en el que el autor investiga su propio pasadp enfrentandose a los episodios más oscuros de su vida para quitar el maquillaje que, conscientemente o no, todos vertimos sobre nuestras biografías.
    En aquella época, yo despreciaba las instituciones estatales, que me parecían inaceptables. Cuando era periodista había ido a muchos sitios así para hacer reportajes, y todas las veces había salido corriendo. Los internos tenían un aspecto salvaje y feroz, o estaban tan medicados que necesitaban baberos. ¿Y Eden House? Estaba en un barrio que yo conocía bien por motivos terribles. Antes de mi ingreso, veía a los pacientes que iban y venían y que parecían un grupo de camellos de esquina entre venta y venta. Había estado en suficientes reuniones de desintoxicación en toda la ciudad para saber que siempre llegaban en grupo y volvían a salir en grupo. Como si estuvieran atados con una jodida cuerda. Quiero decir que me alegraba por ellos, pero David Carr no encajaba en eso.
    Sin embargo, encajé; estuve seis meses, nada menos. Veintiocho días, los habría superado de cabeza, sonriente y dispuesto a todo, pero aquello fue veintiocho multiplicado por seis, y unos días más. Recuerdo pasar las primeras noches sentado en un colchón fino y pequeño, trazar un calendario y contemplar la lejana fecha de mi alta. Pero, una vez que me enchufé al sitio, el tiempo pasó volando: cuando me parecía que acababa de recuperar mi sano juicio, llegó el momento de salir a la calle a utilizarlo.
    No acepté todo eso de que Jesucristo era mi señor y salvador. No tuve ningún momento de claridad. No tuve ningún hallazgo terapéutico. Más bien recordé, despacio y gradualmente, quién era yo. Había abandonado la vida de una persona normal -primero, poco a poco, y, luego, a toda velocidad-, y tardé mucho tiempo en descubrir el mapa para mi vuelta. Cada día de aquellos seis meses fue importante. Hizo falta un mes para que se disiparan los vestigios de la psicosis provocada por las drogas. Había ingresado en un estado tan confuso que no podía ni absorber informaciones nuevas. Como exigía el programa, me hacía la cama, iba a las reuniones y evitaba meterme en líos.
    Mi nuevo libro favorito - Jaime G. Mora.
    ¡Qué libro tan brutal es La noche de la pistola! Hay que agradecer a @librosdelko la edición española - J. L. García Íñiguez.
    Aquí deberíamos resumir la vida de nuestro autor. Pero, en el caso de David Carr, eso es mucho pedir. Como él mismo afirma en la página 133 de La noche de la pistola: «Todos contenemos multitudes». Por eso, nos limitaremos a enumerar los aspectos más objetivos de su vida. Nació el 8 de septiembre de 1956 en Mineápolis. Murió el 8 de septiembre de 2015 en Nueva York, en plena redacción de The New York Times, periódico en el que trabajaba. Todo lo demás, si fue un crápula o un padrazo, un malqueda o un trozo de pan, un metepatas en serie o un hombre dotado con una voluntad de hierro, lo sabrás en las páginas de su libro. Pero te adelantamos que David Carr fue todo lo anterior al mismo tiempo. Y muchísimas otras cosas.

  • This book explores recent developments in ethics of virtue. While acknowledging the Aristotelian roots of modern virtue ethics - with its emphasis on the moral importance of character - this collection recognizes that more recent accounts of virtue have been shaped by many other influences, such as Aquinas, Hume, Nietzsche, Hegel and Marx, Confucius and Lao-tzu. The authors also examine the bearing of virtue ethics on other disciplines such as psychology, sociology and theology, as well as attending to some wider public, professional and educational implications of the ethics of virtue. This pioneering book will be invaluable to researchers and students concerned with the many contemporary varieties and applications of virtue ethics. 

  • This book shows how the first institution of global governance was conceived and operated. It provides a new assessment of its architect, Eric Drummond, the first Secretary-General of the League of Nations, appointed a century ago. The authors conclude that he stands in the front rank of the 12 men who have occupied the post of Secretary-General of the League or its successor, the UN. Part 1 describes his character and leadership. His influence in shaping the International Civil Service, the `beating heart' of the League, is the subject of Part 2, which also shows how the young staff he appointed responded with imagination and creativity to the political, economic and social problems that followed World War I. Part 3 shows the influence of these early origins on today's global organizations and the large scale absorption of League policies, programmes, practices and staff into the UN and its Specialized Agencies.

  • This comprehensive, introductory textbook is unique in exploring the emergence of the Hebrew Bible in the broader context of world history. It particularly focuses on the influence of pre-Roman empires, empowering students with a richer understanding of Old Testament historiography. Provides a historical context for students learning about the development and changing interpretations of biblical texts Examines how these early stories were variously shaped by interaction with the Mesopotamian and Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, and Hellenistic empires Incorporates recent research on the formation of the Pentateuch Reveals how key biblical texts came to be interpreted by Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths Includes numerous student-friendly features, such as study questions, review sections, bibliographies, timelines, and illustrations and photos

  • This book provides an authoritative, yet accessible guide to the Philosophy of Education, its scope, its key thinkers and movements, and its potential contribution to a range of educational concerns. The text offers a balanced view of three key dimensions: first, in giving an equal weight to different styles and modes of philosophy; second, by including past and present perspectives on philosophy of education; and third, in covering both the general "perennial" issues in philosophy and issues of more contemporary concern.
    Section one of the book exemplifies different styles of philosophy, paying attention to the contemporary debates as to the nature, possibilities and limitations of these different approaches to philosophy of education. Section two is devoted to particular thinkers of the past, and more general coverage of the history of philosophy of education. Section three is dedicated to contemporary philosophic thought on education, providing the basis and reference point for an exploration of contemporary issues.
    The handbook is designed primarily to be useful to students studying the field of philosophy of education, in the context of the study of educational foundations or theory. But it is also designed to be of use to practising teachers who wish to gain easy access to current philosophical thinking on particular contemporary educational issues, and to educationalists of all types who want a succinct guide to questions relating to the nature, the history, and the current state of the art of philosophy of education.

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  • Discover the historical and social context of one of the most influential works ever written with this authoritative new resource The newly revised second edition of The Hebrew Bible: A Contemporary Introduction to the Christian Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh delivers a brief and up-to-date introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in the broader context of world history. Its treatment of the formation of the Bible amidst different historical periods allows readers to understand the biblical texts in context. It also introduces readers to scholarly methods used to explore the formation of the Hebrew Bible and its later interpretation by Jews and Christians. Written by a leading scholar in the field, this new edition incorporates the most recent research on the archaeology and history of early Israel, the formation of the Pentateuch, and the development of the historical and poetic books. Students will benefit from the inclusion of study questions in each chapter, focus texts from the Bible that illustrate major points, timelines, illustrations, photographs and a glossary to help them retain knowledge. The book also includes: A deepened and up-to-date focus on recent methods of biblical study, including trauma studies, African American, womanist, and ecocritical approaches to the Bible An orientation to multiple bibles, translations and digital resources for study of the Bible An exploration of the emergence of ancient Israel, its first oral traditions and its earliest writings Discussions of how major features of the Bible reflect communal experiences of trauma and resilience as Israel survived under successive empires of the Ancient Near East. Fuller treatment of the final formation of biblical books in early Judaism, including coverage of diverse early Jewish texts (e.g. Ben Sira, Enoch, Judith) that were revered as scripture before there were more clearly defined Jewish and Christian Bibles Designed for students of seminary courses and undergraduate students taking an introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, this second edition of The Hebrew Bible also will interest general readers with interest in the formation of the Bible.

  • Computer games are one of the most exciting and rapidly evolving media of our time. Revenues from console and computer games have now overtaken those from Hollywood movies; and online gaming is one of the fastest-growing areas of the internet. Games are no longer just kids' stuff: the majority of players are now adults, and the market is constantly broadening. The visual style of games has become increasingly sophisticated, and the complexities of game-play are ever more challenging. Meanwhile, the iconography and generic forms of games are increasingly influencing a whole range of other media, from films and television to books and toys. This book provides a systematic, comprehensive introduction to the analysis of computer and video games. It introduces key concepts and approaches drawn from literary, film and media theory in an accessible and concrete manner; and it tests their use and relevance by applying them to a small but representative selection of role-playing and action-adventure games. It combines methods of textual analysis and audience research, showing how the combination of such methods can give a more complete picture of these playable texts and the fan cultures they generate. Clearly written and engaging, it will be a key text for students in the field and for all those with an interest in taking games seriously.

  • Voici l'histoire, sur un siècle, de la plus célèbre organisation policière de la planète. Pour la raconter, les auteurs ont pu consulter des milliers de pièces d'archives inexplorées et bénéficier d'une centaine de témoignages d'agents en service ou retirés. Ils nous entraînent dans un périple au coeur du mythe : de l'épopée des tueurs de gangsters à celle des chasseurs d'espions nazis, de la chasse aux communistes à la véritable histoire de l'exécution des époux Rosenberg, dans les coulisses du Kremlin sur les traces de « Solo », la taupe du FBI, ou dans « Cointelpro », la plus redoutable des opérations menées par le Bureau. Ils disent leur vérité sur l'assassinat du président Kennedy et dessinent à ce sujet les contours d'un inquiétant complot. Certains traquent la vérité du scandale du Watergate, d'autres complotent pour renverser le président Nixon. Ils se livrent à d'inquiétantes opérations d'infiltration de la Mafia, avant de filer au coeur des réserves indiennes en proie à de sanglantes révoltes. Comment font-ils face aux tueurs en série ? Que trouvent-ils en Afrique, au Moyen-Orient, en Asie, au fil des pistes qui débouchent sur les attaques du 11 Septembre et à l'heure où vacillent les certitudes en matière de sécurité ?
    Une enquête exceptionnelle, par la qualité des témoins rencontrés, la richesse et le caractère inédit des documents rassemblés sur une institution qui aspirerait volontiers, demain, à la faveur de la guerre contre le terrorisme, les mafias, les trafics en tout genre, à assurer la vocation d'une police mondiale.
    Fabrizio Calvi est auteur d'ouvrages et de documentaires sur la criminalité organisée et les services secrets.
    David Carr-Brown est réalisateur et producteur de reportages et documentaires pour la télévision.
    Ce livre fait l'objet d'une adaptation télévisée sur France 5, sous forme de documentaire, en cinq épisodes de 55 minutes.
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