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Author : Don Herzog
ISBN : 0691136343
Genre : Philosophy
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Want to be cunning? You might wish you were more clever, more flexible, able to cut a few corners without getting caught, to dive now and again into iniquity and surface clutching a prize. You might want to roll your eyes at those slaves of duty who play by the rules. Or you might think there's something sleazy about that stance, even if it does seem to pay off. Does that make you a chump? With pointedly mischievous prose, Don Herzog explores what's alluring and what's revolting in cunning. He draws on a colorful range of sources: tales of Odysseus; texts from Machiavelli; pamphlets from early modern England; salesmen's newsletters; Christian apologetics; plays; sermons; philosophical treatises; detective novels; famous, infamous, and obscure historical cases; and more. The book is in three parts, bookended by two murderous churchmen. "Dilemmas" explores some canonical moments of cunning and introduces the distinction between knaves and fools as a "time-honored but radically deficient scheme." "Appearances" assails conventional approaches to unmasking. Surveying ignorance and self-deception, "Despair?" deepens the case that we ought to be cunning--and then sees what we might say in response. Throughout this beguiling book, Herzog refines our sense of what's troubling in this terrain. He shows that rationality, social roles, and morality are tangled together--and trickier than we thought.

The Cunning Of Unreason

Author : John Dunn
ISBN : 9780465012077
Genre : Political Science
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John Dunn is the founding father of the Cambridge school, which introduced an approach to political theory that emphasizes the importance of historical context in the formation and interpretation of arguments and ideas. The Cunning of Unreason makes a powerful case for the application of the Cambridge school approach to the current political climate. Emphasizing the tempering influence of actual social and political circumstances, as well as the enduring relevance of great political thinkers from Aristotle to Marx, Dunn addresses contemporary debates about democracy, corruption, globalization, and the recent trend toward conservatism.

The Cunning Of Reason

Author : Martin Hollis
ISBN : 0521270391
Genre : Philosophy
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In this book, the author is attempting to make sense, as a philosopher, of the ideas of rationality put forward by economists, sociologists, and political theorists. The book intervenes in intense current debates within and among several disciplines. Its concern is with the true nature of social actors and the proper character of social science. Its arguments are the more challenging for being presented in simple, incisive, and lucid prose.

100 Cunning Crosswords

Author : Thomas Joseph
ISBN : 080692294X
Genre : Games
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What makes these crosswords cunning? First, they use real words—not ones that exist only in crossword puzzle dictionaries. Next, they have a theme, at least two answers in each puzzle that relate to each other. And finally, the clues are hard enough to test your crossword savvy, without making you scream in frustration. So, sharpen your pencil—and mind—and attack these skillfully made, entertaining puzzles.

The Cunning Of Recognition

Author : Elizabeth A. Povinelli
ISBN : 0822328682
Genre : Social Science
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DIVA critique of liberal multiculturalism through a study of state-aboriginal relations in Australia, employing an innovative hybrid of theoretical approaches from anthropology, political theory, linguistics, and psychoanalysis./div

The Conning The Cunning Of Being

Author : Pat Bigelow
ISBN : 0813009529
Genre : Philosophy
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The author argues that postmodernism presents the philosophical predicament of finding ourselves in the situation where theory becomes its own literature while literature becomes its own theory.


Author : Laura Moriarty
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028963523
Genre : Poetry
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Fiction. "Cunning" is the story of various impossible women -- Elizabeth I, Mary of Scotland, the 19th century courtesan Lola Montez, Sarah Winchester and Sarah Winnemucca, the men they use and are used by, and the fabled lands they covet and colonize, California and Ireland" (Kevin Killian). These are cunning women; this is cunning writing: "'She is a low cunning witch, ' he claimed, which, not knowing what he meant, made her believe that cunning was the word for what she did for what she had done. For what she was." Written in short chapters and gorgeous, propelled sentences, poet Laura Moriarty's novelistic foray into history, geography, the female, asks to be read in one delicious sitting. "In the geography of the masque, everything is exposed. There is a handwritten quality to the age which is also true of the play. Our attendance is mandatory in the sense that we will not feel part of life if we are left out. The absent ones are remembered and then not" (from "The Masque of 'The World'").

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