Rising up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgentmeans download free [PDF and Ebook] by William T. Vollmann

Rising up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgentmeans download free [PDF and Ebook] by William T. Vollmann year 2005
  • Book name: Rising up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgentmeans
  • Author: William T. Vollmann
  • Release date: 2005/2/25
  • Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780060548193
  • Rating: 8.98 of 10
  • Votes: 818
  • Review by: Rosemary Aquino
  • Review rating: 7.54 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/7
  • Total pages: 752
  • Includes a PDF summary of 74 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Twenty-three years in the making, Rising Up and Rising Down (the original, published by McSweeney's in October 2003, spans seven volumes) is a rich amalgam of historical analysis, contemporary case studies, anecdotes, essays, theory, charts, graphs, photographs and drawings. Convinced that there is 'a finite number of excuses' for violence and that some excuses 'are more valid than others,' Vollmann spent two decades consulting hundreds of sources, scrutinizing the thinking of philosophers, theologians, tyrants, warlords, military strategists, activists and pacifists. He also visited more than a dozen countries and war zones to witness violence firsthand - sometimes barely escaping with his life.Vollmann makes deft use of these tools and experiences to create his Moral Calculus, a structured decision-making system designed to help the reader decide when violence is justifiable and when it is not.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 43H1M51S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Ethics & Moral Philosophy, Social & Political Philosophy, Violence In Society, Politics & Government, Society & Culture: General, Political Control & Freedoms, General & World History
  • Available formats: XPS, BMP, WORD, DOC, TXT, EPUB, PDF, RTF. Compressed in TAR.BZ2, RAR, TBZ2, Z, ZIP, BZ, RPM
  • Download servers: 700 files, FileServe, MyUpload, MEGA, BitShare, Dropbox, Mediafire
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 26.17 USD
  • Dimensions: 155x228x34mm
  • Weight: 774g
  • Printed by: HarperCollins
  • Published in: New York, NY, United States
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