Less Pretension More Ambition

Author: Peter van Lieshout
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089642951
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... a political system that ensures collective decision-making processes resulting
in citizens feeling connected to the outcome and each other, and a society which
is sufficiently open and offers space for various individual and collective
ambitions. Certainly not everyone will entirely agree with this description. Over
the past twenty years, there has been growing resistance to an interpretation that
implies that the Western model is the best, and the above formulation comes
close to doing ...

Healing God S Earth

Author: S. Roy Kaufman
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621898172
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The Prophetic Challenge to Urban Civilization While the imperial ambitions of the
Davidic dynasty foundered with the rebellion of the northern tribes of Israel
against the rule of Solomon's son Rehoboam (1 Kings 12), the die was cast. The
ancient Israelites would henceforth live under the rule of imperial ambitions and
pretensions, with the northern kingdom of Israel becoming the primary heir of
those ambitions; ironically, in view of its separation from Judah as a peasant-
inspired ...

Facing Epistemic Uncertainty

Author: Roel van Goor
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9056297201
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Introduction The impossibility of redeeming the original ambitions of metaphysics
and epistemology is hardly contested these days, which led Hilary Putnam to the
conclusion that “philosophical problems are unsolvable“ (Putnam, 1990, P. 19).
Awareness of this ultimate insolvability is reflected in recent discussions in
philosophy of education, which pay a great deal of attention to the resulting
necessity of reformulating the ambitions and pretensions of this discipline.
Against this ...

Divine Perogative And Royal Pretension

Author: Donald F. Murray
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567231011
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But of these struggles—struggles against foes without the realm, to establish
political hegemony; struggles with rivals within the realm, among family and
supporters as well as among declared opponents, to thwart their ambitions and
contain their threat; struggles within himself, to balance the exigencies of royal
power against the seductions of private inclination—none will 1. Admittedly, this
section contains the compact account of David's capture of Jerusalem 5.6-9, but
this seems ...

America S Culture Of Professionalism

Author: D. Brown
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113733715X
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47 Ignorance is notacondition that most people willingly acknowledge, so
America's culture ofprofessionalism has led toakindof wellmeaning pretension on
the part of ambitious professionals. Pretension inthis case meansletting others
assume thatyou know morethanyouactually do.Aspecialist's pretension naturally
arises when others are ignorant, including other specialists.Few professionals
are likely to challenge each other's pretensions to spare themselves the
disappointment of ...

Buster Keaton

Author: Imogen Sara Smith
Publisher: Gambit Publishing
ISBN: 0967591740
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“Big” artists work with a broad scope and far—reaching ambition that can
encompass flaws and failures; “small” artists work within a narrow scope and with
circumscribed ambitions, and within these limitations can approach perfection.
Chaplin, like Dickens, belongs in the former group, and so he may always ... But
that doesn't mean he didn't know he was the greatest “hoofer” in the world. The
self—assurance that lends itself to understatement, that shuns exaggeration and
pretension, ...

Cobbett S Weekly Political Register

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... to become a prey to the inordinate ambition of any sovereign, be his power and
pretensions what they may. Murat, KING or NAPLEs. I dare say the Emperor
Napoleon begins to think that the kings he was lately so active in making, have
turned out rather scurvy fellows. First, Bernadotte deserts his cause, leagues with
the Allies, and then invades France, regardless of what sools may say about
patriotism, and rebellion against one's country. Then comes the alleged defection
of Murat, ...

Cobbett S Political Register

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4th CHA R G E. “It was about this time," says the royal manifesto, “that the French
goovernment first distinctly advanced the principle, that his Majoy had no right to
complain of the conduct, or to into sere with the proceeding of France, an any
point which did not form a part of the stipulations of the treaty of Amiens, and the
pretension to exclude his Majesty from any right to interfore with respect to the
concerns of other powert.” On this subject his Majesty enters into a long,
metaphysical ...

Cobbett S Political Register

Author: William Cobbett
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... not content with condemning to inaction the virtues which it dreaded, excited
and som-fited the passions which could do it service ; to suppress puhlic spirit, it
called personal interest to its aid: "it offered its favours to ambition, in order to
silenee conscience; it lost no other state but that of serving it, no other hope but
those which it could alo:ve fui is ; no ambition appeared indiscreet, no pretension
exaggerated ; hence that incess list agitation of all interests aud of ail wishes :
hence tisti ...

Homi K Bhabha

Author: Associate Professor of English Literary Studies David Huddart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113433513X
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The comic quality of mimicry is important because colonial discourse is serious
and solemn, with pretensions to educate and improve. Perhaps the 'export' of
democracy advocated by some Western politicians reminds us of these
pretensions. Despite these pretensions, colonialism's grand ambitions are
consistently undermined by what Bhabha calls, in 'Of Mimicry and Man', 'the
figures of farce [or] low mimetic literary effects'. (LC: 85) Why does Bhabha refer
to the literary? An initial ...