Order and Might

There seems to be good cause to call this illegitimate adventure of projected power a case of cosmic imperialism. ... because he knows that he will not find them in the cosmic spaces which he invades, the cosmic nomad, ...


Author: Nathan Rotenstreich

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438418094

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

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This is a systematic philosophy of politics and the state. As few contemporary books do, Order and Might provides a general theory, exploring the structure of socio-political experience. It not only addresses such issues as the nature of freedom, justice, sovereignty, and the relation between rights and obligations, but also defines the systematic connections between them. Rotenstreich relates political theory to history and morality, and develops the theory through careful formulations of all of the traditional categories. Without expounding the great political theorists, this book is a continued conversation with them —Plato and Aristotle, Machiavelli and Hobbes, Hegel and Marx, Weber, Berlin, and Rawls. Nathan Rotenstreich is a member of The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Jerusalem.

Marvel Year By Year A Visual History New Edition

... grace since his 1965 debut, cosmic nomad the Silver Surfer was boldly recast as a more ethically ambivalent and belligerent hero in a revelatory limited series from writer Donny Cates and artists Tradd Moore, and Dave Stewart.


Author: Tom DeFalco

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241603956

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 3196

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Deep dive into the full story of Marvel Comics in a single, beautifully illustrated volume. Created in full collaboration with Marvel, this fan-favorite title, last published in 2017, now covers more than 80 years of Marvel history, from the company's first incarnation as Timely Comics to the multimedia giant it is today. Includes artwork from the original comics, this chronological account traces the careers of Marvel Super Heroes such as The Avengers, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Iron Man, Black Widow, and Guardians of the Galaxy, and the writers and artists that developed them. It also charts the real-life events that shaped the times and details Marvel landmarks in publishing, movies, and TV. © 2022 MARVEL

Nomad Codes

The greatest net nomads are as naive as they are wise, know when to jettison information, and avoid the hoarding of ... through a cosmic collection of chinese boxes may re- mind westerners of the“existential” interpretation of sisyphus, ...


Author: Erik Davis

Publisher: Verse Chorus Press

ISBN: 9781891241826

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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In these wide-ranging essays, Erik Davis explores the codes—spiritual, cultural, and embodied—that people use to escape the limitation of their lives and enrich their experience of the world. These include Asian religious traditions and West African trickster gods, Western occult and esoteric lore, postmodern theory and psychedelic science, as well as festival scenes such as Burning Man (of which Davis is the best-known chronicler). Articles on media technology further explore themes Davis took up in his acclaimed book Techgnosis, while his profiles of West Coast poets, musicians, and mystics extend the California terrain he previously mapped in The Visionary State. Whether his subject is collage art or the “magickal realism” of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, transvestite Burmese spirit mediums or Ufology, tripster king Terence McKenna or dub maestro Lee Perry, Davis writes with keen yet skeptical sympathy, intellectual subtlety and wit, and unbridled curiosity. The common thread running through all these pieces is what Davis calls “modern esoterica,” which he describes in his preface as a ‘no-man’s-land located somewhere between anthropology and mystical pulp, between the zendo and the metal club, between cultural criticism and extraordinary experience, whether psychedelic, or yogic, or technological.” Such an ambiguous and startling landscape demands that the intrepid adventurer shed any territorial claims and go nomad. Davis wanders with sharp eyes and an open mind, which is why Peter Lamborn Wilson calls him “the best of all guides to modern American spirituality.”

Whole Earth Thinking and Planetary Coexistence

We are cosmic nomads, “vagabonds of the unknown adventure,” open to the uncertain and unpredictable possibilities that ... the geophilosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari describe their approach as a nomadology or nomad science, ...


Author: Sam Mickey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317497752

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

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Like never before in history, humans are becoming increasingly interconnected with one another and with the other inhabitants and habitats of Earth. There are numerous signs of planetary interrelations, from social media and international trade to genetic engineering and global climate change. The scientific study of interrelations between organisms and environments, Ecology, is uniquely capable of addressing the complex challenges that characterize our era of planetary coexistence. Whole Earth Thinking and Planetary Coexistence focuses on newly emerging approaches to ecology that cross the disciplinary boundaries of sciences and humanities with the aim of responding to the challenges facing the current era of planetary interconnectedness. It introduces concepts that draw out a creative contrast between religious and secular approaches to the integration of sciences and humanities, with religious approaches represented by the "geologian" Thomas Berry and the whole Earth thinking of Stephanie Kaza and Gary Snyder, and the more secular approaches represented by the "geophilosophy" of poststructuralist theorists Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. This book will introduce concepts engaging with the ecological challenges of planetary coexistence to students and professionals in fields of environmental studies, philosophy and religious studies.

The Marvel Book

After Thanos dies, Drax becomes an aimless cosmic nomad. When his daughter Heather, the psychic goddess Moondragon, who is raised by Mind Priests on Titan after Douglas' death, enslaves Drax, it leads to his second demise.


Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241430347

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 670

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One Marvel book to guide them all. The Marvel Book charts an exhilarating course through the fascinating, dynamic and awe-inspiring Marvel Comics universe. Packed with vivid comic book imagery, illuminating infographics and incisive, specially curated essays, this book explores the key concepts, characters and events that have defined and shaped Marvel Comics over the past 80 years. Meticulously researched and expertly written, this discerning guide sheds new light on the myriad wonders of the Marvel Comics universe. So whether you are a devoted Marvel Comics fan or a casual reader keen to find out more, The Marvel Book is an invaluable roadmap to a boundless comics universe that will encourage you to see it anew. © 2019 MARVEL


When the impression of motion slowed, the layers of blindness peeled away until the cosmic nomad found himself- -moving unhurriedly down a path winding through dense wood. Although the blissful melanism was gone, the wonder of wholeness ...


Author: David Russell

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781598583335

Category: Fiction

Page: 760

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A year into marriage, Jack Culligan's ambition of assuming a paternal role to his two stepsons, introverted Chris and rebellious Ricky, is proving nothing more than a pipe dream. His wife, Betty, has all but given up on her husband when Jack, in an act of desperation, moves the family out of Baltimore to his nearby hometown of Creighton. That summer, a city street becomes the stage for a gruesome suicide. Nine months later, two of the witnesses, Jack and Chris, find themselves experiencing nightmares so realistic they fear not only for their sanity, but for their lives. The shared dilemma draws the boy and his stepdad together in an effort to stop the tidal wave of "Dreality" from washing away their dream of becoming a family.

The Selected Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini

1970) in appendix (posthumous) to Trasumanar e organizzar Set adrift from prior moorings of religion and community, the alienated man of consumer society becomes a “free,” cosmic nomad in the undefined universe of space and time, ...


Author: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226121161

Category: Poetry

Page: 456

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Most people outside Italy know Pier Paolo Pasolini for his films, many of which began as literary works—Arabian Nights, The Gospel According to Matthew, The Decameron, and The Canterbury Tales among them. What most people are not aware of is that he was primarily a poet, publishing nineteen books of poems during his lifetime, as well as a visual artist, novelist, playwright, and journalist. Half a dozen of these books have been excerpted and published in English over the years, but even if one were to read all of those, the wide range of poetic styles and subjects that occupied Pasolini during his lifetime would still elude the English-language reader. For the first time, Anglophones will now be able to discover the many facets of this singular poet. Avoiding the tactics of the slim, idiosyncratic, and aesthetically or politically motivated volumes currently available in English, Stephen Sartarelli has chosen poems from every period of Pasolini’s poetic oeuvre. In doing so, he gives English-language readers a more complete picture of the poet, whose verse ranged from short lyrics to longer poems and extended sequences, and whose themes ran not only to the moral, spiritual, and social spheres but also to the aesthetic and sexual, for which he is most known in the United States today. This volume shows how central poetry was to Pasolini, no matter what else he was doing in his creative life, and how poetry informed all of his work from the visual arts to his political essays to his films. Pier Paolo Pasolini was “a poet of the cinema,” as James Ivory says in the book’s foreword, who “left a trove of words on paper that can live on as the fast-deteriorating images he created on celluloid cannot.” This generous selection of poems will be welcomed by poetry lovers and film buffs alike and will be an event in American letters.

The Hammer of God

They had tried to stop one cosmic nomad falling upon the Earth: was another about to crash into Kali? “Bob—Sir Colin wants to speak to you.” Singh had totally forgotten his companions: looking around, he was surprised to find that half ...


Author: Arthur C. Clarke

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 9780795325540

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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From one of the bestselling science fiction authors of all time comes this heart-stopping far future novel of an asteroid on a collision course with Earth. A century into the future, technology has solved most of the problems that have plagued our time. However, a new problem is on the horizon—one greater than humanity has ever faced. A massive asteroid is racing toward Earth, and its impact could destroy all life on the planet. Immediately after the asteroid—named “Kali” after the Hindu goddess of chaos and destruction—is discovered, the world’s greatest scientists begin researching a way to prevent the disaster. In the meantime, Cpt. Robert Singh, aboard the starship Goliath, may be the only person who can stop the asteroid. But this heroic role may demand the ultimate sacrifice. “Entertaining . . . [Clark] handles both ideas and characters with deftness and wit.” —Chicago Sun-Times

Nomad lives

Hence for some authors, the sacrifice of the horse was a renewal of the cosmic order (Akishev 1984; Jacobson 1989). Other than 300 horses whose remains are recorded in the Arzhan kurgan —which must have been the result of funerary ...


Author: Collectif

Publisher: Publications scientifiques du Muséum

ISBN: 9782856539675

Category: Social Science

Page: 671

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This book illustrates the extraordinary diversity of ‘nomad lives’ in time and space, in a tribute to Claudine Karlin, comprising 28 texts signed by economists, geographers, historians or sociologists.These case studies, organized into five chapters, are invitations to meet women, men and children from all over the world. The first chapter focuses on characterizing nomads and nomadism through examples ranging from the Aka pygmies, hunter-gatherers in the Central African forest, Yakut and Kazakh herders from the Central Asian steppes, or “nomads of contemporary globalization”. The second concentrates on the material culture of camps, from the Chatelperronians in the Grotte du Bison at Arcy-sur-Cure (Yonne) to the Manteks, Kurds in contemporary Iraq. The third examines the territories and circuits inherent to nomad lives, from the first hominids of East Africa to the break in the fishing way of life brought about by the arrival of Europeans in the Magellan Strait. Magdalenian mobility trends in the Roc-aux-Sorciers (Vienne), changes in funerary practices during the Bronze and Iron Ages in the Central Asian steppes (Kazakhstan), the sexual division of labour among the Tchouktcha of Russian Siberia, etc.: the social relations with the living and the dead, in and outside the group, are the main themes of the last two chapters.But throughout the pages a single apparently simple but extremely complex question emerges. The book ends with an attempt to answer this question from the combined perspective of an archaeologist, an ethnologist and a sociologist. Because, in the end, what does being a nomad mean?

Truth Is Stranger Than It Used to Be

In this novel we again meet Arthur Dent , something of a cosmic nomad , wandering through a homeless and apparently meaningless universe . Arthur doesn't like things this way . Somehow he knows that this reality isn't what it's meant to ...


Author: J. Richard Middleton

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830818561

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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J. Richard Middleton and Brian J. Walsh offer an introduction, evaluation and response to postmodern culture that comes straight from the heart of the gospel.