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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788474323337
The Interpretation of Cultures
Unlike the traditional approach to anthropology, which was governed by the working style of the natural sciences, Geertz proposes an anthropology closer to the human sciences, whose main task is not to measure and classify, but to interpret. In this way, Geertz restores the ideology of Kroeber and B..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788418914669
The Island of Partial Silence
New and challenging logic puzzles—the simplest brainteaser to the most complex paradoxes in contemporary mathematical thinking—from our topmost puzzle master («the most entertaining logician who ever lived», Martin Gardner has called him). Our guide to the puzzles is the Sorcerer, who resides on the..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788474326925
The Conscious Mind
This work questions existing theories of conscious mental processes and proposes a new physicalist but non-reductionist conception of consciousness. What is consciousness? How can physical processes in the brain give rise to the activity of a conscious mind? These questions raise the most heated dis..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788416919222
The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
Sylvia Plath has been one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century, whose work has not yet exhausted the inspiration of her readers. But behind the appearance of the beautiful, blonde American housewife, with which the poet liked to present herself in her most successful years, are hid..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788497841344
The Little Ice Age
The Little Ice Age is a gripping story that covers a long period of Modern Europe (1300-1850) characterized by frequent, unpredictable and continuous cold waves that resulted in famine, disease and pain, but also in wonderful examples of the portentous adaptation of human beings to climatic changes...
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788417835613
Laughter Shall se us Free
A gripping and dizzying work that reconstructs the history and fate of some Jewish comedians who, in the 1930s, gave Central European cabaret and show business, and in particular the Berlin show business, its legendary greatness. The fate of these artists was inexorably cut short by Hitler's rise to..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788418914430
The Society of Excess
Happiness has become an almost insoluble dilemma, and the pursuit of it is a real obstacle to a good life. «People who seek only material gain risk their lives lightly. Is this not a mistake of our generation?» asked Chuang-Tzu as far back as the middle of the fourth century B.C. More than two thous..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788497849609
The Wounded Souls
Wounded Souls is a book about the traces of childhood, the need for storytelling and the mechanisms of memory, elements developed from the narration of Boris Cyrulnik's personal experiences up to his adolescence. A journey where one can find that the intellectual concerns of the author are already h..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788417835101
The Forms of Forgetting
This profound study by Marc Augé analyzes the cultural functions of forgetting and its various forms of ritualization, since forgetting is intimately related to remembering and is as necessary as the latter for social and personal identity. Remembering and forgetting have a relationship of interdepe..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788497848008
Lines: a Brief History
How are walking, weaving, observing, narrating, singing, drawing and writing similar? The answer is that, in one way or another, all of the above are carried out through lines. Seen in this way, the whole of History is a line, made up of little lines. In this book Tim Ingold imagines a world in whic..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788416919833
Literature in the Laboratory
Is it possible for a computer program to identify literary genres as well as human reasoning, to completely sequence a set of novels in order to trace the peculiarity of the stylistic phenomenon? The research of Franco Moretti and his team, the Stanford Literary Lab founded in 2010, has confirmed it..
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Brand: Gedisa EAN: 9788418525513
Mad About Numbers
Edouard Lucas was an excellent mathematician, well known for his studies in the field of Number Theory, for discovering the largest prime number before the invention of computers and for conceiving the Tower of Hanoi, a popular game that computer science students use as a programming exercise. Peire..
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