Brief Histories Of Everyday Objects

Author: Andy Warner
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250137039
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This is both a book of histories and a book about histories. It explores how lies become legends, trade routes spring up, and empires rise and fall—all from the perspective of your toothbrush or toilet.

A History Of Everyday Life In Medieval Scotland

Author: Edward J Cowan
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748688609
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too everyday and mundane to merit serious academic study, played a central part
in the negotiation and management of particularly home and family daily life.15 In
addition, women could play an active role in everyday life beyond the domestic
scene, as recent research has begun to reveal.16 Scottish men's gendered
identities were also constructed and experienced in the context of the everyday.
The contributors to this series have been able to write these histories not, on the
whole, ...

An Illustrated Brief History Of Western Philosophy

Author: Sir Anthony Kenny
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405178604
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... knowledge once acquired (see Plate 10). According to Aquinas, the intellect
acquires its concepts by reflection upon sensory experience; we have no innate
ideas, nor, for everyday knowledge, do we receive any special divine illumination
. Experience is necessary for human acquisition of concepts, but it is not sufficient
; that is why we have a special conceptforming capacity, the active intellect. We
need it, Aquinas thought, because the material objects of the world we live in are
not, ...