The Picture of Dorian Gray
Celebrated novel involves a handsome young Londoner who sinks into a life of depravity. His body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recent portrait reflects the ravages of his crime and sensuality.
Against the Grain
Joris-Karl Huysmans: Against the Grain. (À rebours) Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.
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The Order of Things
In the work that established him as the most important French thinker since Sartre, Michel Foucault offers startling evidence that "man"—man as a subject of scientific knowledge—is at best a recent invention, the result of a fundamental mutation in our culture. With vast erudition, Foucault cuts across disciplines and reaches back into seventeenth century to show how classical systems of knowledge, which linked all of nature within a great chain of being and analogies between the stars in the heavens and the features in a human face, gave way to the modern sciences of biology, philology, and political economy. The result is nothing less than an archaeology of the sciences that unearths old patterns of meaning and reveals the shocking arbitrariness of our received truths.
Handbook of Word Formation
xiv 4. Final remarks 349 PETER HOHENHAUS: LEXICALIZATI ION AND INSTITUTIONALIZATION TITUTIONALIZATION 353 1. Introduction 353 2. Lexicalization 353 2. 1 LEXICALIZATION IN A DIACHRONIC SENSE 353 2. 2 LEXICALIZATION IN A SYNCHRONIC SENSE: LISTING/LISTEDNESS 356 2. 3 THE LEXICON AND THEORIESOF WORD-FORMATION 357 3. Institutionalization359 3. 1 TERMINOLOGY 359 3. 2 IDEAL AND REAL SPEAKERS AND THE SPEECH COMMUNITY 360 3. 3 DE-INSTITUTIONALIZATION: THE END OF A WORD’S LIFE 362 4. Problems 363 4. 1 NONCE-FORMATIONS AND NEOLOGISMS 363 4. 2 (NON-)LEXICALIZABILITY 365 4. 3 WHAT IS IN THE (MENTAL) LEXICON AND HOW DOES IT GET THERE? 367 4. 4 UNPREDICTABLE & PLAYFUL FORMATIONS, ANALOGY, FADS, AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS 369 4. 5 LEXICALIZATION BEYOND WORDS 370 ROCHELLE LIEBER: ENGLISH WORD-FORMATION PROCESSES 375 1. Introduction 375 2. Compounding 375 2. 1 DETERMINING WHAT COUNTS AS A COMPOUND 376 2. 2 ROOT COMPOUNDING 378 2. 3 SYNTHETIC COMPOUNDING 379 2. 4 STRUCTURE AND INTERPRETATION 379 3. Derivation 383 3. 1 PREFIXATION 390 3. 1. 1 Negative prefixes (un-, in-, non-, de-, dis-) 391 3. 1. 2 Locational prefixes 393 3. 1. 3 Temporal and aspectual prefixes 400 3. 1. 4 Quantitative prefixes 402 CONTENTS xv 3. 1. 5 Verbal prefixes 402 3. 2 SUFFIXATION 403 3. 2. 1 Personal nouns 403 3. 2. 2 Abstract nouns 406 3. 2. 3 Verb-forming suffixes 410 3. 2. 4 Adjective-forming suffixes 413 3. 2. 5 Collectives 417 3. 3 CONCLUSION 418 4. Conversion 418 5.
Enhancing Human Capacities
Enhancing Human Capacities is the first to review the very latest scientific developments in human enhancement. It is unique in its examination of the ethical and policy implications of these technologies from a broad range of perspectives. Presents a rich range of perspectives on enhancement from world leading ethicists and scientists from Europe and North America The most comprehensive volume yet on the science and ethics of human enhancement Unique in providing a detailed overview of current and expected scientific advances in this area Discusses both general conceptual and ethical issues and concrete questions of policy Includes sections covering all major forms of enhancement: cognitive, affective, physical, and life extension
In Enhancing Evolution, leading bioethicist John Harris dismantles objections to genetic engineering, stem-cell research, designer babies, and cloning and makes an ethical case for biotechnology that is both forthright and rigorous. Human enhancement, Harris argues, is a good thing--good morally, good for individuals, good as social policy, and good for a genetic heritage that needs serious improvement. Enhancing Evolution defends biotechnological interventions that could allow us to live longer, healthier, and even happier lives by, for example, providing us with immunity from cancer and HIV/AIDS. Further, Harris champions the possibility of influencing the very course of evolution to give us increased mental and physical powers--from reasoning, concentration, and memory to strength, stamina, and reaction speed. Indeed, he says, it's not only morally defensible to enhance ourselves; in some cases, it's morally obligatory. In a new preface, Harris offers a glimpse at the new science and technology to come, equipping readers with the knowledge to assess the ethics and policy dimensions of future forms of human enhancement.
'Remediation' emphasises how all forms of media constantly borrow from and refashion other types of media. The authors argue that the new media of the 90s pay homage to earlier forms and thereby achieve their own cultural significance.
Nanotechnology, the science of molecular engineering at the atomic scale, has captured the popular imagination. From movies to TV series to video games, utopian fantasies and horror scenarios involving nanotechnology have become a staple of the entertainment industry. The hyperbole surrounding this new technology comes not only from the media but also from scientists who exaggerate the anticipated benefits of nanotechnology to justify research funding, as well as from environmentalists and globalization opponents, who sometimes indulge in doom-and-gloom prophecies to advance their own agendas. The result is widespread misinformation and an uninformed public.In an effort to set the record straight, professor of communication studies David M. Berube has written this thoroughly researched, accessible overview of nanotechnology in contemporary culture. He evaluates the claims and counterclaims about nanotechnology by a broad range of interested parties including government officials and bureaucrats, industry leaders and entrepreneurs, scientists, journalists, and other persons in the media. Berube appraises programs and grand initiatives here and abroad, and he examines the environmental concerns raised by opponents, as well as the government and private responses to these concerns. With so much argumentation on both sides, it is difficult for anyone to determine what is true. Nano-Hype provides up-to-date, objective information to inform the public.Based on over a decade of research and interviews with many of the movers and shakers in nanotechnology, this critical study will help the reader separate the realistic prospects from the hype surrounding this important cutting-edge technology.David M. Berube (Columbia, SC) is professor of communication studies at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and the associate director of Nanoscience and Technology Studies at the USC NanoCenter.
With his characteristic acuteness and lucidity, William Baumol, one of America's foremost economists, tackles the problem of equity considerations in welfare economics by applying the novel "superfairness" criterion to the distribution of resources, product, income, and wealth that arises from economic decisions.Baumol extends the theory of fairness or equity in micropolicy beyond its more common technical analysis by exploring its applicability to a variety of practical and applied economic problems. He demonstrates that the tradeoff between fairness and efficiency in economic decision making does not have to be as great as generally believed, and he demonstrates a theory of fairness that provides economists with the analytic tools to make fairness analysis tractable.Superfairness covers a wide range of applications such as rationing, cross-subsidy pricing (as in telephone and utility services), predatory pricing, transfer payments and progressive taxation, wage negotiations, divorce settlements, and arbitration.William J. Baumol is Professor of Economics by joint appointment at Princeton University and New York University.