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The Order Of Things by Michel Foucault

Title The Order of Things
Author Michel Foucault
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2005-08-18
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9781134499144
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


Book Summary:

When one defines "order" as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear as to what Foucault is doing here. With virtuoso showmanship, he weaves an intensely complex history of thought. He dips into literature, art, economics and even biology in The Order of Things, possibly one of the most significant, yet most overlooked, works of the twentieth century. Eclipsed by his later work on power and discourse, nonetheless it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant. Pirouetting around the outer edge of language, Foucault unsettles the surface of literary writing. In describing the limitations of our usual taxonomies, he opens the door onto a whole new system of thought, one ripe with what he calls "exotic charm". Intellectual pyrotechnics from the master of critical thinking, this book is crucial reading for those who wish to gain insight into that odd beast called Postmodernism, and a must for any fan of Foucault.

The Order Of The Solar Temple by Professor James R Lewis

Title The Order of the Solar Temple
Author Professor James R Lewis
Publisher Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date 2013-05-28
Category Religion
Total Pages 242
ISBN 9781409477228
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


Book Summary:

In October 1994, fifty-three members of the Order of the Solar Temple in Switzerland and Québec were murdered or committed suicide. This incident and two later group suicides in subsequent years played a pivotal role in inflaming the cult controversy in Europe, influencing the public to support harsher actions against non-traditional religions. Despite the importance of the Order of the Solar Temple, there are relatively few studies published in English. This book brings together the best scholarship on the Solar Temple including newly commissioned pieces from leading scholars, a selection of Solar Temple documents, and important previously published articles newly edited for inclusion within this book. This is the first book-length study of the Order of the Solar Temple to be published in English.

The Order Of Learning by Edward Shils

Title The Order of Learning
Author Edward Shils
Publisher Transaction Publishers
Release Date 2011-12-31
Category Education
Total Pages 396
ISBN 9781412838108
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


Book Summary:

The Order of Learning considers the problems facing higher education by focusing on main underlying factors: the relationship of higher education to government, academic freedom, and the responsibilities of the academic profession, among others. Edward Shils argues that higher education has a central role in society, and that distractions, such as pressures from government, disinterest of students and faculty in education, and involvement of institutions of higher learning in social questions, have damaged higher education by deflecting it from its commitment to teaching, learning, and research. Shils believes that the modern university must be steadfast in its commitment to the pursuit of truth, the education of students, and the provision of research. Universities should not be all things to all people. On one hand, the academic community must understand the essential mission of the university and resist distractions. On the other, government must provide the necessary support to higher education, even when the immediate "pay-off" is not self-evident. This book provides a refreshing new perspective precisely by taking a traditional stance on the role of higher education in modern society. It includes carefully researched and elegantly written essays on many of the central issues facing education today. This work will be of great interest to educators and students alike, as well as those interested in the future of higher education in the United States.

The Order Of Canada by Christopher McCreery

Title The Order of Canada
Author Christopher McCreery
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date 2005
Category History
Total Pages 372
ISBN 9780802039408
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


Book Summary:

In 1966, a project to create a national honour for Canadians was begun. The first recipients of the Order of Canada were announced a year later, and in the nearly forty years since, the Order has become a symbol familiar to, and respected by, people from across the country. The spirit that motivates the Order of Canada - celebration, inclusion, and democracy - was born of the memories of Canada's earlier experience with honours. From initial distrust and misunderstanding to the awakening of a national identity, the development of the Order reflects the relationship Canadians have with their country, their government, their culture, and their heroes. The Order itself is a product of national identity, politics, and history, reflected by the significance of its recipients' accomplishments. Indeed, the Order's history is as fascinating as the more than 4000 Canadians who have received it. This first book-length history of the Order of Canada - and first major work on Canadian honours - by Christopher McCreery is a celebration of the Order and a close examination of its unique design and various early incarnations. McCreery provides both a history of the Order's beginnings and a more general overview of trends in Canadian honours. Extensively illustrated with never-before-published photographs, The Order of Canada: Its Origins, History, and Developments pays tribute to the individuals who felt the need for a system of recognition for Canadians.

On The Order Of Chaos by Mark S. Mosko

Title On the Order of Chaos
Author Mark S. Mosko
Publisher Berghahn Books
Release Date 2005
Category Social Science
Total Pages 276
ISBN 1845450248
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


Book Summary:

The essays in this volume collectively transform perspectives previously experienced as divergent, conflicting, and inconsistent into a common and complex orientation to problems central to the natural and social sciences involving transitions between order and disorder."--Jacket.

The Order Of The Synoptics by Bernard Orchard

Title The Order of the Synoptics
Author Bernard Orchard
Publisher Mercer University Press
Release Date 1987
Category Religion
Total Pages 294
ISBN 0865542228
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


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The Order by John-Patrick Bayle

Title The Order
Author John-Patrick Bayle
Publisher Lancelin Publishing
Release Date 2012-01-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages
ISBN 9780985280604
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


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The Order by Casey Parker

Title The Order
Author Casey Parker
Publisher Trafford Publishing
Release Date 2003
Category Fiction
Total Pages 258
ISBN 9781412013369
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


Book Summary:

The Order: The Tale Of The Sabor Guardians is a terrific spin on life, death and the never ending cycle of Evil against Good, and one young man's journey to deal with the gravity of them both. The confused and reluctant be hero of the Tale is one Sabor Lindon, a spoiled, somewhat uncentered young man who on his twenty-second birthday deals with a blanket of strife - only to find more pain is yet to come. The Tale chronicles the steps the reluctant Lindon takes along the way to overcome his newfound responsibilities. An evil being, Dvanken, an unholy wretch born of murder and sustained by humanity's suffering, remains unknown to all of mankind, save The Order. He roams, devouring the loathing and fear residing in humanity and his hunger stands unrelenting. A series of twists and turns bring Good and Evil full circle to duel until the finish. One will stand. One will claim victory. One will perish! "The author of "The Order" paints a vivid picture which allows you to enter into a new world, a world which will amaze and fascinate you, as he introduces you to the world and the inhabitants of The Order." " - Bev Whittingham, author of Sunrise " "This talented and imaginative young author invents his own dimension within our own. Sabor Guardians commit terrifying acts of heroism to fight an enormous terror, plaguing the earth. The terror known as Dvanken." " - Debra Moore"

The Order by Dan Morris

Title The Order
Author Dan Morris
Publisher iUniverse
Release Date 2010-05-14
Category Fiction
Total Pages 280
ISBN 1450227376
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


Book Summary:

The Order is the third in a series following Beyond Evil and Runaway Mom. Private Investigator Frank McLaughlin sets out to elicit information from Charlene O’Keefe, a friend’s cousin, in order to learn why she suddenly gave up a promising career as a singer and return home to ranch life with her father. In the process, Frank begins to experience strong feelings for her. Wanting to spend more time with her, he hires her to help with his business. Together, they take on one of the most important cases of his career. A minister’s wife, Felicity Whitman, hires them to find out why her husband, Matt, is acting strangely. The investigation takes them down a path leading to a secret political society known only as “The Order.” The key to the investigation is a missing file and the only person that knew its whereabouts suddenly dies. A bizarre attempt, through Spiritualism, is made to find the lost file. Ruthless contract assassins are suddenly in the mix trying to secure the file for The Order and eliminate any witnesses. Hang on to your seats because this is an exciting ride.

The Order Of The Garter 1348 1461 by Hugh E. L. Collins

Title The Order of the Garter 1348 1461
Author Hugh E. L. Collins
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2000
Category History
Total Pages 327
ISBN 0198208170
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


Book Summary:

This is the first scholarly study of the political role of the Order of the Garter during the late middle ages. Hugh Collins's examination of the Garter's pragmatic considerations and knightly ideas reveals the extent to which political society in the late middle ages founded its ambitions and aspirations on the cult of chivalry.