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This ancient Chinese military text dissects thirteen aspects of warfare from an strategical and intellectual point of view. Deploring the use of excess force causing economic and civilian losses while discussing strategies that are still relevant to modern warfare, the text continues to resonate with readers around the world and has been considered fundamental in military doctrine for over two thousand years. HarperTorch brings great works of non-­fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

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From the Introduction by André Tridon:

 Thanks to Freud’s interpretation of dreams the “royal road” into the unconscious is now open to all explorers. They shall not find lions, they shall find man himself, and the record of all his life and of his struggle with reality. And it is only after seeing man as his unconscious, revealed by his dreams, presents him to us that we shall understand him fully. For as Freud said to Putnam: “We are what we are because we have been what we have been.­” Not a few serious-­minded students, however, have been discouraged from attempting a study of Freud’s dream psychology.­The book in which he originally offered to the world his interpretation of dreams was as circumstantial as a legal record to be pondered over by scientists at their leisure, not to be assimilated in a few hours by the average alert reader. In those days, Freud could not leave out any detail likely to make his extremely novel thesis evidentially acceptable to those willing to sift . . .

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The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian Hindu text composed between the 4th to 6th centuries CE and widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by Vatsyayana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse. It is largely in prose, with many poetry verses. Vatsyayana is the name of a Hindu philosopher in the Vedic tradition who is believed to have lived during time of the Gupta Empire in India.

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The Republic is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato around 380 BC concerning the definition of justice and the order and character of the just city-­state and the just man. The dramatic date of the dialogue has been much debated and though it must take place some time during the Peloponnesian War,­"there would be jarring anachronisms if any of the candidate specific dates between 432 and 404 were assigned". It is Plato’s best-­known work and has proven to be one of the most intellectually and historically influential works of philosophy and political theory.

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The writings of Marcus Aurelius on Stoic philosophy.

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The Symposium (Ancient Greek: ??­µ??????­) is a philosophical dialogue written by Plato sometime after 385 BC. It is a discussion on the nature of love, taking the form of a group of speeches, both satirical and serious, given by a group of men at a symposium or a wine drinking gathering at the house of the tragedian Agathon at Athens.

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The story begins as Siddhartha, the son of a Brahmin, leaves his home to join the ascetics with his companion Govinda. The two set out in the search of enlightenment. Siddhartha goes from asceticism, to a very worldly life as a trader with a lover, and back to asceticism as he attempts to achieve this goal. The story takes place in ancient India around the time of Gotama Buddha. Experience is the aggregate of conscious events experienced by a human in life ? it connotes participation, learning and knowledge. Understanding is comprehension and internalization. In Hesse?­s novel Siddhartha, experience is shown as the best way to approach understanding of reality and attain enlightenment ? Hesse?­s crafting of Siddhartha?­s journey shows that understanding is attained not through scholastic, mind-­dependent methods, nor through immersing oneself in the carnal pleasures of the world and the accompanying pain of Samsara; however, it is the totality of these experiences that allow . . .

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Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck. Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer the chance of redemption.

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En la actualidad parece abrirse una brecha entre los “nativos digitales” y los “inmigrantes digitales”, es decir, entre los que han nacido y crecido con los nuevos avances tecnológicos y los que han tenido, con más o menos éxito, que adaptar...

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1906 bestseller shockingly reveals intolerable labor practices and unsanitary working conditions in the Chicago stockyards as it tells the brutally grim story of a Slavic family that emigrates to America full of optimism but soon descends into numbing poverty, moral degradation, and despair. A fiercely realistic American classic that will haunt readers long after they've finished the last page.

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Books for genre Human Science