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The 20 Oldest Books of All Time. If you were asked to name an old book, you would probably name something by Homer.

The 20 Oldest Books of All Time

Perhaps you might think of Beowulf. Someone religiously minded might mention Vedic texts, or perhaps the earliest writings found in the Hebrew Bible. While these literary classics are, indeed, old, a learned library science professional could probably tell you that the earliest books are from the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia and the Middle East: Sumerian, Akkadian and Egyptian. The earliest examples of literature that we have date from 2600 BC, during the early Bronze Age. Mimesis. Erich Auerbach (1892-1957) was a German Jew trained in the German philological tradition.


Forced to flee Germany, he spent the war years in Istanbul, where he wrote his greatest work, Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature. After the war, Auerbach came to the United States, where, from 1950 to his death, he was a professor at Yale. Mimesis is a series of twenty chapters, organized chronologically, each of which is a separate essay, capable of standing alone. Each essay begins with an extended passage [in the original followed by a translation] from a work of the Judeo-Christian Graeco-Roman literary tradition, which Auerbach then subjects to an intense linguistic, literary, and philosophical analysis.

The only exception to this pattern is in the earliest chapters, in which neither the Greek of the Odyssey, nor the Hebrew of the Old Testament nor the Aramaic of the New Testament is reproduced. World Edition. GUEST POST: To Test or Not To Test? That Is Not The Question — The Learning Scientists. Craig Westby is the Deputy Head Teacher at Old Hill Primary School, England.

GUEST POST: To Test or Not To Test? That Is Not The Question — The Learning Scientists

Craig has been teaching for over 15 years from Reception (4-5yrs) - Year 6 (10-11yrs). In 2017, he became Interim Head Teacher whilst his school supported another but for the time being, is very much happily teaching and exploring cognitive science to improve student outcomes. Together with his colleague and Assistant Head, Carl Badger, and having received a grant from the Institute for Effective Education (IEE), Craig is currently trialling how retrieval practice can improve outcomes in primary schools. You can find Craig on Twitter at @eggegg80. If there’s one way to instantly divide opinion in the teaching profession, it’s to mention the word ‘testing’. Internet Archive Search: Encyclopedia of philosophy. By Umair Mirza texts eye.

Internet Archive Search: Encyclopedia of philosophy

Le Dalaï Lama : "Je suis un marxiste en robe bouddhiste" N.O.- La première question est votre regard sur le passé.

Le Dalaï Lama : "Je suis un marxiste en robe bouddhiste"

Les Chinois invoquent beaucoup de motivations à l’appui de leur occupation du Tibet. Un de leurs arguments les plus forts est que leur intervention a mis fin à un régime féodal, à une société arriérée, inégalitaire, avec une classe privilégiée qui vivait aux dépens de la majorité. Qu’il s’agissait d’un système qui méritait d’être renversé. Certains Tibétains sont aujourd’hui d’accord avec cette vision des choses. Etes-vous d’accord avec certaines de ces critiques ? Postdoctoral Studies. Simone de Beauvoir. Simone-Lucie-Ernestine-Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, commonly known as Simone de Beauvoir (French: [simɔn də bovwaʁ]; 9 January 1908 – 14 April 1986), was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist.

Simone de Beauvoir

Slaughterhouse-Five - Wikiquote. Rorty, non-foundationalism, and story telling: possibilities and problems. Bharath, 12 May 2009 I read your post on Rorty and found it very interesting and thought provoking. One question it raises for me is: The Internet Classics Archive: 441 searchable works of classical literature. Why we hate Complexity. Natural and social systems are complex — that is, not entirely knowable, unpredictable, resistant to cause-and-effect analysis, in a word, mysterious.

Why we hate Complexity

For our first three million years on Earth we humans, like every other species on the planet, accepted that mystery. We adapted rather than trying to change our environment. Hans Vaihinger - The Philosophy of as If. Propositional Symbolism and Lexical Symbolism. This page of the essay has 673 words.

Propositional Symbolism and Lexical Symbolism

Download the full version above. It is stated in the Bible that even animals will be rewarded by God. The Adaptive Function of Literature and the Other Arts. [The Intrinsic Generation of Randomness] Stephen Wolfram:A New Kind of Science. [Randomness from the Environment] Stephen Wolfram:A New Kind of Science. [An Outline of Basic Ideas] Stephen Wolfram:A New Kind of Science. Descartes, Rene - Meditations on First Philosophy. Meditations on First Philosophy by Rene Descartes Translated by John Veitch (1901) Click here to download a text file of this work.

Descartes, Rene - Meditations on First Philosophy

The Classical Library, This HTML edition copyright ©2001. La dame aux camélias by Alexandre Dumas. Digital Collections, Available Online. Digital Curation for Science, Digital Libraries, and Individuals. Digital Curation for Science, Digital Libraries, and Individuals Neil Beagrie 2006, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 3-16 doi:10.2218/ijdc.v1i1.2 Abstract The creation, management and use of digital materials are of increasing importance for a wide range of activities.

Digital Curation for Science, Digital Libraries, and Individuals

Full Text: PDF. Curating e-Science Data. By Maureen Pennock, The British Library Published: 24 August 2006 Browse the paper below or download the pdf. 1. Introduction. Deluge of scientific data needs to be curated for long-term use. With the world awash in information, curating all the scientifically relevant bits and bytes is an important task, especially given digital data's increasing importance as the raw materials for new scientific discoveries, an expert in information science at the University of Illinois says. Carole L. Palmer, a professor of library and information science, says that data curation -- the active and ongoing management of data through their lifecycle of interest to science -- is now understood to be an important part of supporting and advancing research.

"There's a lot of recognition now of the value of data as assets to institutions and to the scientific enterprise, more generally," Palmer said. "Saving only the publications that report the results of research simply isn't enough anymore. SINTA - Science and Technology Index. Global Impact Factor of Journals. Public Knowledge Project. Do you want to install Open Journal Systems on your server? Installing this program will allow you to host journals for you and your colleagues. Open Journal Systems can be used on a web server that is serving other functions, and requires very little in the way of system requirements.

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