The Inclusion of the Other: Studies in Political Theory

edited by Ciaran Cronin and Pablo De Greiff Since its appearance in English translation in 1996, JA1/4rgen Habermas's Between Facts and Norms has become the focus of a productive dialogue between German and Anglo-American legal and political theorists. The present volume contains ten essays that provide an overview of Habermas's political thought since the original appeara edited by Ciaran Cronin and Pablo De Greiff Since its appearance in English translation in 1996, JA1/4rgen Habermas's Between Facts and Norms has become the focus of a productive dialogue between German and Anglo-American legal and political theorists. The present volume contains ten essays that provide an overview of Habermas's political thought since the original appearance of Between Facts and Norms in 1992 and extend his model of deliberative democracy in novel ways to issues untreated in the earlier work.Habermas's theory of democracy has at least three features that set it apart from competing positions. First, it combines a concern with questions of normative justification with an empirical analysis of the social conditions necessary for the realization of democratic institutions. Second, at the heart of his model is the assertion of an internal relationship between liberalism and democracy. On this account, the rights of the individual that are central to liberalism can be guaranteed only within a constitutional framework that at the same time fosters democratic rights of political participation through the public sphere. Finally, Habermas defends a conception of universal human rights that is not only sensitive to cultural differences but also calls for legal and political institutions that facilitate the cultivation of cultural and religious identities within pluralistic societies.These essays demonstrate the extraordinary power of Habermas's theory of democracy through a further engagement with Rawls's political liberalism and through original contributions to current debates over nationalism, multiculturalism, and the viability of supranational political institutions. ...more

Treasures of Disney Animation Art

These progressive drawings from the Disney Archives provide insights into each stage of the creative collaboration essential to every Disney production. Locked away for decades in the cavernous archives of Walt disney productions, most of these works were never intended to be seen by the public - they were simply necessary steps in the process of creating entertainment val These progressive drawings from the Disney Archives provide insights into each stage of the creative collaboration essential to every Disney production. Locked away for decades in the cavernous archives of Walt disney productions, most of these works were never intended to be seen by the public - they were simply necessary steps in the process of creating entertainment value in a radically different medium. Yet the character and story sketches, layouts, animation drawings, backgrounds, effects animation and cel setups reproduced in this volume represent some of the most extraordinary artwork produced this century. Arranged chronologically, these facsimile-quality illustrations are accompanied by historical information on each work and a complete annotated bibliography on animation. ...more

Master and Apprentice (Ann Marie's Asylum #1)

Ann Marie has just earned her Ph.D. in chemistry at age sixteen when she receives a mysterious and lucrative job offer. The new position at the infamous Asylum Corporation takes the young chemist and her alcoholic mother from their working-class Philadelphia neighborhood to coastal California. She grows fascinated with her new boss, famed scientist, Dade Harkenrider, a han Ann Marie has just earned her Ph.D. in chemistry at age sixteen when she receives a mysterious and lucrative job offer. The new position at the infamous Asylum Corporation takes the young chemist and her alcoholic mother from their working-class Philadelphia neighborhood to coastal California. She grows fascinated with her new boss, famed scientist, Dade Harkenrider, a handsome and reclusive asexual labelled Dr. Death by internet conspiracy theorists and rumored to be involved in witchcraft and murder. A young pioneer in drone warfare and mind-control drugs, Harkenrider conducts secret experiments that defy the boundaries of space and consciousness in an advanced laboratory in the hills perched over Los Angeles. As Ann Marie grows closer to her new mentor, a sinister plot by a secretive coven is unfolding in the city. This monstrous force is stealing pets and children in an effort to breathe life into an ancient and terrifying evil. ...more

Carbide Tipped Pens: Seventeen Tales of Hard Science Fiction (The Universe of Xuya (A Slow Unfurling of Truth))

Carbide Tipped Pens is an anthology of new hard SF stories that follow the classic definition of the genre, in which some element of science or technology is so central to the plot that there would be no story if that element were removed. The aim of the editors was to collect stories which emphasize plot, character, science, originality and believability in equal measure, Carbide Tipped Pens is an anthology of new hard SF stories that follow the classic definition of the genre, in which some element of science or technology is so central to the plot that there would be no story if that element were removed. The aim of the editors was to collect stories which emphasize plot, character, science, originality and believability in equal measure, not only to entertain readers but also to educate and to return the sense of wonder of the Golden Age to a new generation of 21st Century readers. Contents: Blue afternoon that lasted forever / Daniel H. Wilson -- Slow unfurling of truth / Aliette de Bodard -- Thunderwell / Doug Beason -- Circle / Liu Cixin -- Old timer's game / Ben Bova -- Snows of yesteryear / Jean-Louis Trudel -- Skin Deep / Leah Petersen & Gabrielle Harbowy -- Lady with fox / Gregory Benford -- Habilis / Howard Hendrix -- Play's the thing / Jack McDevitt -- Every hill ends with sky / Robert Reed -- She just looks that way / Eric Choi -- SIREN of Titan / David DeGraff -- Yoke of inauspicious stars / Kate Story -- Ambiguous nature / Carl Frederick -- Maldelbrot bet / Dirk Strasser -- Recollection / Nancy Fulda. ...more

The Library at Night

Inspired by creating a library for his fifteenth-century home near the Loire, in France, the author tours from his childhood bookshelves to the Internet, from Ancient Egypt and Greece to the Arab world, from China and Rome to Google. He ponders the doomed library of Alexandria and personal libraries of Charles Dickens, Jorge Luis Borges, and others. He recounts stories of Inspired by creating a library for his fifteenth-century home near the Loire, in France, the author tours from his childhood bookshelves to the Internet, from Ancient Egypt and Greece to the Arab world, from China and Rome to Google. He ponders the doomed library of Alexandria and personal libraries of Charles Dickens, Jorge Luis Borges, and others. He recounts stories of people who have struggled against tyranny to preserve freedom of thought—the Polish librarian who smuggled books to safety as the Nazis began their destruction of Jewish libraries; the Afghani bookseller who kept his store open through decades of unrest. Oral “memory libraries” kept alive by prisoners, libraries of banned books, the imaginary library of Count Dracula, a library of books never written. ...more

Virtual Mode (Mode #1)

The premiere of a startlingly inventive new series of one of science fiction's and fantasy's bestselling authors. Piers Anthony has 18 New York Times paperback bestsellers to his credit, and Virtual Mode, with its spellbinding narrative and imaginative, delightful descriptions of time and place, will be the novel that catapults Anthony onto the hardcover bestseller lists a The premiere of a startlingly inventive new series of one of science fiction's and fantasy's bestselling authors. Piers Anthony has 18 New York Times paperback bestsellers to his credit, and Virtual Mode, with its spellbinding narrative and imaginative, delightful descriptions of time and place, will be the novel that catapults Anthony onto the hardcover bestseller lists as well. ...more

Newcomer's Handbook for Moving to and Living in Minneapolis - St Paul (Newcomer's Handbooks)

Extensively updated and revised for 2006, this 456-page new edition maintains its strong focus on the Twin Cities, but expands greatly its coverage of the entire region. This completely revised and updated title also includes brand-new, detailed maps of each region designed to accompany the in-depth treatment of the city neighborhoods and suburban towns. From Elk River to Extensively updated and revised for 2006, this 456-page new edition maintains its strong focus on the Twin Cities, but expands greatly its coverage of the entire region. This completely revised and updated title also includes brand-new, detailed maps of each region designed to accompany the in-depth treatment of the city neighborhoods and suburban towns. From Elk River to River Falls, Wisconsin, from Andover to Apple Valley, and from Lake Minnetonka to White Bear Lake, this NewcomerÂ's Handbook® provides you with the most up-to-date information on neighborhoods, housing options and trends, new development; and all the pluses of Twin Cities life, including education and childcare, transportation, cultural life, surviving the weather, and much more. Part of the NewcomerÂ's Handbook series, called Â"invaluableÂ" and Â"highly recommendedÂ" by Library Journal. ...more