Absolute Time Rifts in Early Modern British Metaphysics

History / Military

Absolute Time: Rifts in Early Modern British Metaphysics by Emily Thomas
Rebirth in Early Buddhism and Current Research by Analayo
Army Officer’s Guide
The Editors of TIME-LIFE, “TIME-LIFE Civil War: On the Front Lines: From Fort Sumter to Appomattox”
David A Finlayson, Michael K Cecil, “Pioneers of Armour in the Great War”

Absolute Time: Rifts in Early Modern British Metaphysics by Emily Thomas

English | June 5th, 2018 | ISBN: 0198807937, 9780198807933 | 253 Pages | True PDF | 1.61 MB

What is time? This is one of the most fundamental questions we can ask. Traditionally, the answer was that time is a product of the human mind, or of the motion of celestial bodies. In the mid-seventeenth century, a new kind of answer emerged: time or eternal duration is ‘absolute’, in the sense that it is independent of human minds and material bodies.
Emily Thomas explores the development of absolute time or eternal duration during one of Britain’s richest and most creative metaphysical periods, from the 1640s to the 1730s. She introduces an interconnected set of main characters – Henry More, Walter Charleton, Isaac Barrow, Isaac Newton, John Locke, Samuel Clarke, and John Jackson – alongside a large and varied supporting cast, whose metaphysical views are all read in their historical context and given a place in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century development of thought about time.
In addition to interpreting the metaphysics of these thinkers, Absolute Time advances two general, developmental theses. First, the complexity of positions on time (and space) defended in early modern thought is hugely under-appreciated. Second, distinct kinds of absolutism emerged in British philosophy, helping us to understand why some absolutists considered time to be barely real, whilst others identified it with the most real being of all: God.

Rebirth in Early Buddhism and Current Research by Analayo

English | April 23rd, 2018 | ASIN: B076ZRNZ1W, ISBN: 1614294461 | 338 Pages | EPUB | 4.48 MB

Join a rigorous scholar and Buddhist monk on a brisk tour of rebirth from ancient doctrine to contemporary debates.
German Buddhist monk and university professor Bhikkhu Analayo had not given much attention to the topic of rebirth before some friends asked him to explore the treatment of the issue in early Buddhist texts. This succinct volume presents his findings, approaching the topic from four directions.

Army Officer’s Guide

ISBN: 0811711889 | 2013 | EPUB | 672 Pages | 11 MB

Practical advice on Army leadership and command
Fully updated with the latest information for officers of all ranks, branches, and components
Uniforms and insignia, duties and responsibilities, privileges and restrictions, courtesy and customs, posts and organizations, regulations and references
16-page color insert of medals and badges

The Editors of TIME-LIFE, “TIME-LIFE Civil War: On the Front Lines: From Fort Sumter to Appomattox”

ISBN: 1683304179 | 2016 | EPUB | 96 pages | 60 MB

North vs. South. Brother against brother. The War of Northern Aggression. The Civil War, over 150 years in our nation’s past, still weighs upon American culture and politics to this day. Now, in an all-new special edition, TIME LIFE brings readers a thorough overview of what remains the largest, longest and most bloody war set on American soil in The Civil War, On the Front Lines: From Fort Sumter to Appomattox.Written in the trademark style of TIME LIFE that marries compelling photography and illustration to thoughtful yet accessible text and graphics, The Civil War, On the Front Lines covers every facet of the war from the political and cultural divides that sparked the war, to life on the front lines for soldiers, slavery, and the war at home, to a country, once again united and transformed. Whether you’re a Civil War buff or just in search of a little more information, The Civil War, On the Front Lines will bring you a thorough overview of the war that has continued to affect America.

David A Finlayson, Michael K Cecil, “Pioneers of Armour in the Great War”

ISBN: 1526715058, 1458739872 | 2017 | EPUB | 392 pages | 30 MB

Pioneers of Armour in the Great War tells the story of the only Australian mechanized units of the Great War. The 1st Australian Armoured Car Section, later the 1st Australian Light Car Patrol, and the Special Tank Section were among the trailblazers of mechanization and represented the cutting edge of technology on the Great War battlefield.
The 1st Armoured Car Section was raised in Melbourne in 1916, the brainchild of a group of enthusiasts who financed, designed and then built two armored cars. Having persuaded the Australian Army of the vehicles’ utility in the desert campaign, the armored car section, later re-equipped with Model T Fords and retitled the 1st Australian Light Car Patrol, provided valuable service until well after the Armistice.
The First World War also saw the emergence of the tank which, despite unpromising beginnings, was to realize its potential in the crucial 1918 battles of Hamel and Amiens. A British Mark IV tank which toured Australia in 1918 demonstrated the power of this new weapon to an awestruck Australian public.
Much of the story of the armored cars is told in the voices of the original members of the section and in newspaper articles of the time which highlight the novelty of these vehicles. Painstaking research has produced a remarkable collection of images to accompany the narrative, many never previously published. Biographies of the members of these extraordinary units are also a feature of this book, their stories told from the cradle to the grave. Appendixes provide a wealth of supporting biographical and technical information that enriches the text and adds factual detail.