More Precisely provides a rigorous and engaging introduction to the mathematics necessary to do philosophy. It is impossible to fully understand much of the most important work in contemporary philosophy without a basic grasp of set theory, functions, probability, modality and infinity. Until now, this knowledge was difficult to acquire. Professors had to provide custom handouts to their classes, while students struggled through math texts searching for insight. More Precisely fills this key gap. Eric Steinhart provides lucid explanations of the basic mathematical concepts and sets out most commonly used notational conventions. Furthermore, he demonstrates how mathematics applies to many fundamental issues in branches of philosophy such as metaphysics, philosophy of language, epistemology, and ethics.
This riveting family saga about the son of a Polish-Jewish immigant to Canada is told in 17 short stories that blend tragedy and humor. The overarching figure is Jacob, who loses his mother at three and is raised by his stepmother. His father, from an orthodox Jewish home in Lodz, escapes from the Polish army under bizarre circumstances and searches for a place to settle. After a stint in Germany and Palestine as a chalutz (pioneer), he tries to settle in the US but is hounded as an illegal immigrant and finally finds a home in Montreal, where Jacob is born and bred. After high school, Jacob tries working in his fathers printing shop but finds business not appealing. His parents give him violin lessons, and as a teenager he studies music seriously. Near the end of World War II, Jacob begins his academic career, receiving his BA at McGill and his PhD at Princeton. His mentors are two prominent neuropsychologists and his professional career is rich with anecdotes. After a sexual apprenticeship, he marries Raquel and has four children. The tragic deaths of Raquel, first and then of his eldest daughter shatter the family. Jacob divorces twice before finding happiness with his present wife.
Biography & Autobiography by The Angel of the Being
At the age of sixteen, I felt the need to tell of my childhood. As I entered a rough relationship that ended with lost of trust, I decided the need to have it published, a need not as an excuse for my actions of getting rid of a sore that’s trying to take my family away. So over the years in its completion, I felt tears, love, and the need to do this story of just how great a large family worked the earth. They had parents and seventeen children to care for, hard but fair. They were taught to use everything they could—fairness, love, and need. Over the time they had before death, we all tried to practice what they preached, and some still do until now. The house is old, and the property changed a bit. I, as owner now of the true homestead, have replaced what I could. Like my dad, I hope my pockets go from pennies to dimes to survive a much harder world.
Engaging and sobering. Traces the development of Yizkor from the original memorializing of Jewish communities destroyed by the Crusaders to the touching service we have today, and reflects on how we remember both personal losses and the martyrs of history.
When arriving in Atlanta after a hurricane, Lisa notices a Help Wanted sign in a boutique. She applies for the job to help take care of Ida Stanford. Ida encourages Lisa to finish her degree in phycology. While on a doctor’s visit, Lisa meets Carolyn Young and Carla Coleman, and they become best friends. Lisa bumps into a man at her fashion show, and later, she sees the same man being wheeled into the hospital—a victim of a hit-and-run. He is identified as Chris Weber, a man Lisa is interested in. The same day Lisa meets Chris Weber, her life changes, and Chris notices the same thing and now has an interest in Lisa. Eddie Jones is a rich man with two sons, Devin and Jason. Eddie is a man with many secrets, and after he buries his son Devin, he finds that his home security somehow keeps showing him the home of Lisa Washington. He watches daily as a dark entity kills his wife years ago and tries to kill his sons. Not long after, Eddie realizes why the entity is stalking Lisa—it is because of Chris Weber, the man his son Devin crashed into on a dark road after seeing a dark presence. Chris tries to protect Lisa from the dark entity. Only Eddie has different plans for Chris, but when Chris gets his memory back, he forgets about Lisa. Lisa finds out that Ida and Ellen and Judy all harbor dark secrets, which have Lisa and her friends fighting for their lives.
Elizabeth was orphaned at birth. She had found her way to Montana to a new life with a loving husband, two adoring children, a beautiful home, and a life that anyone would envy. Nothing could take away her happiness....or could it? A secret that had lain dormant for so many years was now threatening that very happiness.
"Where is that boy? Zemirah thought as she began to clean his room. "This one," she said, as she waved her hand, palm upward, across the room that was in disarray. "It seems that no matter what I tell him, he is going to go his own way." Standing up, after pulling a small box from under his bed, she rolled her eyes toward the ceiling as she spoke, "God, what am I to do? This boy never tells me what he is doing, where he is going." Sitting down on the edge of the bed she continued, "He is a mystery to me. When I try to talk to him, to find out what he is up to, he just looks away. Secrets, I am tired of his secrets." Someday, I will find out what you are up to, she thought as she opened the lid of the box. Her heart was troubled as she stared into the box at the three silver coins. "Where did he get this money?" she whispered in disbelief. "It is impossible for him to have this." Just then, she heard the front door closing and his footsteps coming toward his room. When the door opened, he looked at his mother who was sitting on his bed with a look of bewilderment in her eyes. Then, he saw what she was holding in her hands, and his heart began to pound, knowing what was coming next. I can't tell her. She must never know, he declared in his mind. "Judas, we need to talk," his mother said softly as he came over and kissed her on the cheek." I invite you to experience, through inspirational fiction, the life changing events of the cross through the lives of those who were there.
A woman and her beloved granddaughter take a trip of discovery… After agreeing to enter the New Life Assisted-Living Community outside of Boston, Agatha “Aggie” Robard talks her devoted, serious granddaughter, Blythe, into driving her to Florida, stopping to see old college friends along the way. She particularly needs to speak to Donovan Bailey, the man she’d thought she would marry right after graduating from college. By asking Blythe to go with her, Aggie is hoping to prove to her that life should be about having fun too. Their road trip is a great idea for both of them as long as Aggie’s son and his wife, Blythe’s difficult stepmother, don’t find out. While the rest of the family is away on vacation, Aggie and Blythe set off on their secret adventure. All goes well until Aggie falls while dancing on the beach with Donovan, breaking a bone in her leg. Then Blythe’s father is seriously injured in an automobile accident. Blythe and Logan Pierce, Donovan’s young assistant, do their best to step in for them at The Robard Company working together, fighting the attraction they feel for one another. The road trip brings about happy memories, surprises, and love as Aggie and Blythe meet others and discover new possibilities for everything they’ve ever wanted. A beach read with a lot of heart… This book is a standalone novel that is one of others based at the Seashell Cottage on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Different stories, different characters, same location. Be sure to read other books in the Seashell Cottage collection – A Christmas Star, A Summer of Surprises and Change of Heart. Another of Judith Keim’s series books celebrating love and families, strong women meeting challenges, and clean women’s fiction with a touch of romance—beach reads for all ages with a touch of humor, satisfying twists, and happy endings. Be sure to check out her other delightful books and series that readers adore.
Life is filled with many trials and many blessings; we will learn to see them from God's point of view. This book reveals a visionary's journey to understand her trials in life. It gives the reader a fascinating picture of just such a journey to find the blessing from a Holy God. It helps us to move on from the flames of indifference to understand the truth in our trials. It is during this journey we find an Advocate who redeems us from the vast Chasm of darkness. He is the Light in our darkness to bring us into the wonders and glory of a new existence. We are set on a path leading us to enter into a joyous discovery of our blessings. The reader is sure to delight in the wonders tucked into God's word in regard to our eternal existence. The author's simplistic vision has proven to be far more profound as we look into a moment in eternity. The author, Ruth M. Panchelli, was born in Birmingham, Alabama and moved to Florida after her fathers death. There she met her husband of twenty-five years and raised two children. She has devoted her talents and gifts in order to leave a legacy in this book series. Ruth is a passionate visionary in a time when we need to return to our Biblical roots. It is her gift of vision to proclaim the insightful glimpses of glory coupled with the understanding of the Word of GOD.