Shakespeare s Twenty First Century Economics

Tolerance is a technical term in engineering, referring to the amount of "give" or free play in a machine. If we accept Shakespeare's description of mercy as the essential inexactness of the world and of the language we use to talk ...

Author: Frederick Turner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195351736

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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"I love you according to my bond," says Cordelia to her father in King Lear. As the play turns out, Cordelia proves to be an exemplary and loving daughter. A bond is both a legal or financial obligation, and a connection of mutual love. How are these things connected? In As You Like It, Shakespeare describes marriage as a "blessed bond of board and bed": the emotional, religious, and sexual sides of marriage cannot be detached from its status as a legal and economic contract. These examples are the pith of Frederick Turner's fascinating new book. Based on the proven maxim that "money makes the world go round," this engaging study draws from Shakespeare's texts to present a lexicon of common words, as well as a variety of familiar familial and cultural situations, in an economic context. Making constant recourse to well-known material from Shakespeare's plays, Turner demonstrates that the terms of money and value permeate our minds and lives even in our most mundane moments. His book offers a new, humane, evolutionary economics that fully expresses the moral, spiritual, and aesthetic relationships among persons, and between humans and nature. Playful and incisive, Turner's book offers a way to engage the wisdom of Shakespeare in everyday life in a trenchant prose that is accessible to lovers of Shakespeare at all levels.

On This Day in Detroit History

(He named the machines the Thanatron [Death Machine] and later Mercitron [Mercy Machine].) He avoided detection by operating out of a van. In 1999, Kevorkian was arrested and tried for his direct role in a case of euthanasia.

Author: Bill Loomis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781626198333

Category: History

Page: 208

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One day at a time, discover colorful Motor City moments in history spanning more than three centuries. On November 5, 1851, Voice of the Fugitive published a letter in support of escaped slaves. On July 3, 1904, Monk Parry became the first monkey to drive a car, and on January 16, 1919, the Statler Hotel menu offered whale meat for dinner. The legendary Steve Yzerman was named captain of the Red Wings on October 7, 1986. Local historian Bill Loomis covers the big events and remarkable stories of life and culture from Detroit's founding to its recent struggles and rebirth.

The Mumma Barn

Because the number of threshing machines was limited , farmers were at the mercy of the machine owner and operator . One machine ( may have ) served as many as 25 to 30 farmers ... Farmers waited their turn ... always at the mercy of ...

Author: Audrey T. Tepper


ISBN: MINN:31951P00897218F

Category: Antietam National Battlefield (Md.)

Page: 396

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The Popular Science Monthly

They will say , “ Why not sustain the machine by gas , so that the whole energy may be expended in propulsion alone ? ... of the air to propulsion , and , what is worse , in the same proportion is our machine at the mercy of winds .



ISBN: PRNC:32101076183977

Category: Science

Page: 914

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Lethal Judgments

Then in January 1991 , Modelsky filed a civil suit to stop Kevorkian from using his device in the future . ... as well as from people who praised the “ Mercy Machine ” and wanted the legal opportunity to use it .

Author: Melvin I. Urofsky

Publisher: Landmark Law Cases & American

ISBN: UOM:39015042601925

Category: Law

Page: 198

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He shows how these 1997 cases relate to two other famous cases-Karen Ann Quinlan and Nancy Beth Cruzan-and carries the controversy up to the recent trials of Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Urofsky considers the many facets of this knotty argument. He differentiates between discontinuation of medical treatment, assisted suicide, and active euthanasia, and he sensitively examines the issue's social and religious contexts to enable readers to see both sides of the dispute. He also shows that in its ruling the Supreme Court did not slam the door on the subject but left it ajar by allowing states to legislate on the matter as Oregon has already done. By treating assisted suicide simply as a legal question, observes Urofsky, we miss the real importance of the issue.

A Sprinkle of Dust

Jack Kevorkian had been convicted of second-degree murder and served eight years because he had used a device called the “the Death Machine” or the gas mask that he called the “Mercy Machine” to painlessly end the lives of his patients.

Author: Mary Saad Assel

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532032226

Category: Self-Help

Page: 186

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A Sprinkle of Dust is a remarkable memoir of struggle, of loss, of maternal love, and of reconciliation to find personal peace. More than that, it is an exploration of an American womans life in the United States, Senegal, and Lebanon. It offers intriguing insights into Islam, an arranged marriage at a young age, and survival of a widow with three children during civil war. Its a captivating and memorable book. Ed Demerly, M.A. Henry Ford College, retired - Past President, College English Association.

Delphi Complete Works of D H Lawrence Illustrated

The body is the total machine; the various organs are the included machines; and the whole thing, given a start at birth, ... The only god in the machine, the human will or intelligence, is absolutely at the mercy of the machine.

Author: D.H. Lawrence

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781908909206

Category: Fiction

Page: 8975

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Novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and artist, D. H. Lawrence had an immense influence on twentieth century literature, in spite of his short and often persecuted life. His novels represent an extended reflection on the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation, establishing his name as one of the great imaginative novelists of his generation. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Lawrence’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 10) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Lawrence’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 12 novels, with individual contents tables * Includes the rare ‘lost’ novel MR NOON – appearing for the first time in digital print * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * All 68 short stories, with many rare stories appearing in digital print for the first time * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * All the plays, with separate contents tables * All the travel writing books * 7 poetry collections, including rare books available in no other digital collection * Includes many rare non-fiction essays and collections * Also includes “A STUDY OF THOMAS HARDY” – explore Lawrence’s critique of the famous author * The rare school textbook Lawrence wrote when struggling financially * Includes Part I and Part II of PHOENIX: THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF D. H. LAWRENCE – spends hours exploring this collection of literary papers that chart Lawrence’s genius * Features a bonus biography by Lawrence’s wife’s – first time in digital print– explore the great writer’s literary life! * Lawrence’s translations of Italian novels and short stories * Also features Lawrence’s paintings * UPDATED with corrections, PHOENIX II, rare translations and more images * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THE WHITE PEACOCK THE TRESPASSER SONS AND LOVERS THE RAINBOW WOMEN IN LOVE THE LOST GIRL MR NOON AARON’S ROD KANGAROO THE BOY IN THE BUSH THE PLUMED SERPENT LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER The Novellas THE LADYBIRD THE FOX THE CAPTAIN’S DOLL ST. MAWR THE VIRGIN AND THE GIPSY THE ESCAPED COCK The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays THE MARRIED MAN THE FIGHT FOR BARBARA DAVID THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW THE WIDOWING OF MRS HOLROYD A COLLIER’S FRIDAY NIGHT THE MERRY-GO-ROUND TOUCH AND GO The Poetry Collections D .H. LAWRENCE’S POETRY: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION LOVE POEMS AND OTHERS AMORES LOOK! WE HAVE COME THROUGH! NEW POEMS BAY: A BOOK OF POEMS BIRDS BEASTS AND FLOWERS IMAGIST POETRY PANSIES NETTLES LAST POEMS MORE PANSIES The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Travel Writing TWILIGHT IN ITALY SEA AND SARDINIA MORNINGS IN MEXICO SKETCHES OF ETRUSCAN PLACES The Non-Fiction A STUDY OF THOMAS HARDY MOVEMENTS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE UNCONSCIOUS FANTASIA OF THE UNCONSCIOUS STUDIES IN CLASSIC AMERICAN LITERATURE REFLECTIONS ON THE DEATH OF A PORCUPINE AND OTHER ESSAYS A PROPOS OF LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER APOCALYPSE AND THE WRITINGS ON REVELATION PHOENIX: THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF D. H. LAWRENCE PHOENIX II: UNCOLLECTED, UNPUBLISHED AND OTHER PROSE WORKS The Translations THE GENTLEMAN FROM SAN FRANCISCO by Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin MASTRO-DON GESUALDO by Giovanni Verga LITTLE NOVELS OF SICILY by Giovanni Verga CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA AND OTHER STORIES by Giovanni Verga The Paintings THE PAINTINGS OF D. H. LAWRENCE The Biography NOT I, BUT THE WIND... by Frieda Lawrence Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles

The One Who Wrote Destiny

He talks like a machine gun. He will unleash a hail of words at you until you end up with your hands over your head, begging for mercy. Machine guns, they are bad for your health, bad for friendships. I wish I had listened to my ...

Author: Nikesh Shukla

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786492791

Category: Fiction


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Guardian's Best Summer Books 2018 "A beautiful, brilliant modern classic." Sabrina Mahfouz, Guardian Mukesh has just moved from Kenya to the drizzly northern town of Keighley. He was expecting fame, fortune, the Rolling Stones and a nice girl, not poverty, loneliness and racism. Still, he might not have found Keith Richards, but he did find the girl. Neha is dying. Lung cancer, a genetic gift from her mother and an invocation to forge a better relationship with her brother and her widowed father before it's too late. The problem is, her brother is an unfunny comedian and her idiot father is a first-generation immigrant who moved to Keighley of all places. Rakesh is grieving. He lost his mother and his sister to the same illness, and his career as a comedian is flat-lining. Sure, his sister would have claimed that it was because he was simply unfunny, but he can't help feel that there is more to it than that - more to do with who he is and where he comes from rather than the content of his jokes. Ba has never looked after her two young grandchildren before. After her daughter died, her useless son-in-law dumped them on her doorstep for a month and now she has to try and work out how to bond with two children who are used to England, not to the rhythms of Kenya...

Against Continuity

reached the region of the machine of desire, as long as you remain in the imaginary, the structural, or the symbolic, ... A machine may, of course, find itself doomed to exist at the complete mercy of other machines and their effects, ...

Author: Arjen Kleinherenbrink

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474447805


Page: 328

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Against Continuity is the first book to demonstrate that the beating heart of Gilles Deleuze's philosophy is a systematic ontology of irreducible, singular entities. This requires a radical break with decades of Deleuzian orthodoxy, according to which Deleuze's metaphysics revolves around the dissolution of discrete entities into a continuous world of flows and events.With reference to all of Deleuze's work, including published and untranslated seminars, as well as the recently published 'Lettres et autres textes', Arjen Kleinherenbrink critically compares Deleuze's ontology to seven related contemporary thinkers: Levi Bryant, Maurizio Ferraris, Markus Gabriel, Manuel DeLanda, Graham Harman, Tristan Garcia and Bruno Latour. These comparisons establish Deleuze as an important precursor to object-oriented speculative realism and open up exciting new avenues of thought for critics and supporters of Deleuze alike.

Frontiers of Engineering

JORDAN BOYD aGRABER University of Maryland Machine learning is ubiquitous: it is involved in detecting spam emails, flagging fraudulent purchases, and providing the next movie in a Netflix binge. But few users at the mercy of machine ...

Author: National Academy of Engineering

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309466042

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 140

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This volume presents papers on the topics covered at the National Academy of Engineering's 2017 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. Every year the symposium brings together 100 outstanding young leaders in engineering to share their cutting-edge research and innovations in selected areas. The 2017 symposium was held September 25-27 at the United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, Connecticut. The intent of this book is to convey the excitement of this unique meeting and to highlight innovative developments in engineering research and technical work.