Hercules Bantas

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Dr Hercules Bantas has been teaching and reading the human sciences for the better part of a decade. It is his opinion that he is too often immersed in some weighty tome or other, the authors of which always use one thousand words where one hundred words would suffice. It was while juggling no less than three weighty tomes by the same author and trying to understand what the fellow was trying to say that the idea of The Reluctant Geek Guides was born. He is well aware that publishing clearly written and unambiguous guides to important ideas in the human sciences is frowned upon in some circles, but he's going to do it anyway. Despite his well documented grumpiness, Hercules claims to like people and can be contacted by email at reluctantgeek[at]iinet.net.au.

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Herakles and Kerberos
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Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 13. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,550. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
For his twelfth and final labor, Hera set Herakles the seemingly impossible task of bringing back Kerberos, the triple headed guardian of the door to the underworld. But the snarling monster wasn't Herakles only problem. Hades was not happy about a mortal man violating his domain, and he made his displeasure known.
The Legend of Herakles, Volume Two
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,450. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Herakles was the most famous son of Zeus and a warrior without peer, but even his superhuman strength and agility could not keep him from becoming a pawn in the spiteful games played by the Gods. Volume Two includes episodes six through to ten of the series.
Herakles and the Mares of Diomedes
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Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Hera, frustrated with Herakles's continued success, sends him beyond the borders of Hellas to Thrace for his eighth task. Herakles's must retrieve the flesh-eating mares bred by the King of Thrace, the giant Diomedes and bring them back to Tiryns alive. But between Tiryns and Thrace is the city of Pherae, where King Admentis mourns the death of his wife Alcetsis.
Herakles and the Cretan Bull
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Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
For his seventh task, Herakles must travel to the island of Crete and capture a bull bred by Poseidon that was terrorizing the island. But first, he must deal with King Theiodamas of the Dryopes, who is convinced that Herakles murdered his son Hylas after they had traveled together on the Argo.
Herakles and the Golden Apples
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Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 12. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,590. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Classics
For his eleventh labor, Hera sends Herakles to the end of the earth where the Titan Atlas holds up the heavens. To fulfil his task, Herakles must find the Garden of the Hesperides - a place where no mortal has ever been - and then defeat the sleepless serpent Ladon, who guards the Garden against those who would steal away the divine fruit.
The Stymphalian Birds
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Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,980. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
At Hera's command, Herakles must journey to Lake Stymphalia and clear the area of a flock of strange birds that have settled in the marsh. She hopes that these flesh-eating monsters will prove to be the son of Zeus's downfall because each is as tall as a man, can shoot barbed feathers from its wings, and has a beak made of bronze. Herakles must use all his cunning and strength if he is to prevail.
Herakles and Geryon
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Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
For his tenth labor, Herakles must travel to the red lands far to the west, where Hera has commanded he steal the famed red cattle of the triple-bodied giant Geryon. But the task in no easy one, because the cattle are guarded by the double headed hound Orthros, the brother of Kerberos who guards the gates of the underworld.
Herakles Against the Amazons
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Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
For his ninth task, Hera sends Herakles to the land of the Amazons to recover a girdle given to Queen Hippolyte by Ares. Herakles gathers a group of heroes to accompany him on the long and perilous voyage across the sea, but the greatest danger he has to face is from the treachery that awaits him at journey's end.
Hera's Fury
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Series: The Legend of Herakles, Prologue. Price: Free! Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Much of Herakles's life was a direct result of the circumstances of his birth. This is the story of that birth - of Zeus's duplicity and his wife Hera's anger at his betrayal of their union. Herakles, named Alkides at birth, became the focus of Hera's fury from the moment he was born.
The Stables of Augeias
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Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,670. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
For his fifth task, Herakles must clean the stables of King Augeias, whose cattle are divine in nature. The task appears impossible, but Herakles has superhuman strength and a plan. Unfortunately, he must contend with two belligerent river Gods that stand in his way.
The Legend of Herakles, Volume One
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,480. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Herakles is the most celebrated hero of Greek mythology and famed as a warrior without equal. Born through Zeus's infidelity, and with phenomenal strength and agility, Herakles found himself constantly pitted against vicious monsters and vengeful Gods. Volume One includes the first five episodes of the series and tells of how Herakles came by his name and the tale of his first four tasks.
The Boar of Erymanthus
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Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,540. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
For his fourth task, Herakles must capture a monstrous boar that is terrorizing the people at the foot of Mount Erymanthus. Standing between him and his quarry, however, is a band of rogue centaurs that have made travelling the lands near the mountain perilous.
Argonaut
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Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,190. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Angry at the way Hera has treated him, Herakles sets aside his tasks to help Jason recover the Golden Fleece. The Gods have other ideas, however, and the son of Zeus must leave the Argo before the voyage is complete to resume his labors. In a cunning ploy, Hera has commanded that Herakles capture the Golden Hind - a beast that can outrun an arrow - and return it unharmed to Tiryns.
The Hydra
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Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,970. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Fresh from his victory over the Nemean Lion, Herakles is pitted against a beast bred specifically to kill him. For his third task, he must defeat the Hydra, a nine-headed snake with poisonous blood that guards the entrance to the underworld in the swamp at Lerna.
The Lion of Nemea
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Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Exiled from Thebes, Herakles finds himself a pawn in the spiteful games played by the Gods. As penance, they have decreed that he must serve his cousin King Eurystheus of Mykênae for twelve years. In that time, he must perform ten tasks, the first of which is to find and kill the monstrous Lion of Nemea, a horrifying beast whose golden hide was said to be immune to all mortal weapons.
Son of Zeus
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Series: The Legend of Herakles, Episode 1. Price: Free! Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Herakles is the most celebrated hero of Greek mythology and famed as a warrior without peer. Born through a God's infidelity, Herakles lived in a brutal and violent world, populated by belligerent deities and vicious monsters. Named Alkides at birth, this is the story of how the most famous son of Zeus came to take the name Herakles, and the horrific crime that changed the course of his life.
Addicted and Slightly Insane
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,360. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Every civilization needs to reflect on what is or is not important. In times gone by, it was knowledge, love, or honor. Things have changed. A collection of stories that highlights just how far we have fallen in a little over two thousand years.
Gods and Heroes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,740. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Mad God Monos, who insists people eat meat only on Wednesdays and have relations only during the full moon, had mustered an army and was poised to invade Helvenica. The people of Helvenica needed a hero, a brave warrior to defend their right to eat meat and relate whenever they pleased. What they got was Fotio, a reluctant hero with a bad attitude towards religion and a tendency to daydream.
Well of Souls
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Price: Free! Words: 8,320. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What if God wasn't a moral being and just creates life, and guides life, and propagates life? What if souls are the lifeblood of the system, eternally circulating? What if life is tied to a planet like a soul is tied to a body? What if life sometimes needs protection? Like our bodies, which have white blood cells to battle infection? Meet Alex, one of life's white blood cells.
I Was an Internet Addict
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Price: Free! Words: 13,840. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Harry was a normal person until he joined an online game and the scourge of internet addiction claimed him. In a self-destructive tail spin, he dived into virtuality despite knowing that internet addiction is more fattening than carbohydrates, and causes more sexual dysfunction than beer. Can Harry break his addiction with the help of Robert, his last real friend, or is he forever doomed?
Virtually Real
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,120. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2010 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Otto was down on people. Which is why the virtual world of Sword of Valour was so appealing. Here was a world where excitement replaced tedium, where you could kill people who annoyed you, and where the level cap kept you from growing old. It seemed like virtual heaven. Sadly, it wasn't.
Love Lust and Petty Crime
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,050. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2010 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Follow Emmet on his journey from unemployed sponger to crack insurance consultant. A politically incorrect tale of sex, crime, and bureaucracy.
Symposia: Short Stories About Modern Life
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Price: Free! Words: 19,250. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2010 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Every civilization needs to reflect on what is or is not important. In times gone by, it was knowledge, love, or honour. Things have changed. Symposia is made up of 5 short stories that revisit the themes that motivated Plato, Aristophanes, and Euripides. Thankfully, they are not around to complain...

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Understanding Dilthey: Hermeneutics
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Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Epistemology
This guide explains Dilthey's theory of hermeneutics in simple, easy to understand language. It covers all the important concepts including the distinction between the natural and human sciences, Dilthey's historical epistemology, and his concepts of interest and 'exegesis'.
Economic Fundamentals
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics / theory
The flow of money is only a part of the story of the science of economics. This study guide explains, in clear and easy to understand terms, some of the more complex concepts that make up the foundation of economic theory. It makes clear concepts such as scarcity, factors of production, the production possibility frontier, marginal costs and benefits, and comparative and absolute advantage.
Fixed Assets and Depreciation
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Series: Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Accounting / financial
Fixed assets - property, plant, and equipment - are an integral part of doing business for many organisations, but they can present problems when preparing financial reports. This essay-length guide looks at the various types of fixed assets and the role they play in financial reporting. Topics covered include depreciation, disposal of assets, and gain/loss on disposal.
Nine Thinkers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,600. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
Each chapter in this volume is dedicated to an idea that helped shape our world. It begins with Plato and love, then moves on to look at Aristotle and virtue, Descartes and existence, Kant's concepts and intuitions, Marx and class struggle, Freud and the subconscious, Sartre and existentialism, Rawls and justice as fairness and, finally, Júrgen Habermas and the ideal speech community.
Understanding Sartre: Existentialism is a Humanism
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Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
In 'Existentialism is a Humanism', Jean-Paul Sartre defended existential philosophy from a wide range of criticisms, including a popular perception that many of its key tenets were overly pessimistic. This essay-length guide explains many of the arguments Sartre presented in the lecture, including key concepts such as abandonment, and existence preceding essence.
Understanding Marx: Class Struggle
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Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
Many of Karl Marx's social and economic theories have the concept of class struggle at their core. This essay length guide examines Marx's concept of class struggle, and explains its role in the revolutionary process. Topics covered include a definition of class, the dialectic development of society, and the formation of the capitalist state, and the classless society.
Positive Accounting Theory and Policy Selection
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Accounting
Many accounting practices and procedures have their foundation in positive accounting theory. This essay-length study guide explains the major tenets of positive accounting theory in plain language, and then explains how it influences accounting policy selection. Subjects covered in the discussion include positive and normative accounting theories, as well as ex post and ex ante procedures.
Accounting Information Systems
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Series: Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Accounting
This clearly written, essay length guide examines the design and development of computerized and manual accounting information systems. Topics covered include an overview of the design process, subsidiary ledgers, and specialized journals. Part of the Accounting Fundamentals Series.
Accounting Fundamentals
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,810. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Accounting
This collection of five study guides covers the basic accounting concepts that form the foundations of the discipline. Using easy to understand language, it deals with five core areas of accounting: Financial Statements and the Accounting Equation, The General Journal and the Ledger, Adjustments and Closing the Books, Inventories and Retail Operations, and Accounting Information Systems.
Inventories and Retail Operations
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Series: Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Accounting
Accounting for retail operations and inventories is the focus of this essay-length study guide. Arranged in three sections, it explains and demonstrates a range of concepts including perpetual and periodic inventory systems, FIFO and LIFO inventory costing methods, and gross profit. Part of the Accounting Fundamentals Series.
Understanding Habermas: The Ideal Speech Community
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Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
This essay length guide examines Habermas's theory of the Ideal Speech Community, which is a combination of speech act theory and Kantian moral theory. Topics covered include a brief examination of critical theory and its origins, different types of speech acts and the validity claims they make, the world creation criteria that validate speech acts, and the principle of universalisation.
Adjustments and Closing the Books
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Series: Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Business
This guide explains how to determine whan an account needs adjusment and how to do it. It explains the time period assumption, the accrual basis of accounting, as well as the procedure used to 'close the books' at the end of an accounting period. Part of the Accounting Fundamentals Series.
The General Journal & the Ledger
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Series: Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This study guide explains the roles played by the General Journal and the Ledger in the accounting recording process. Using easy to understand language, it deals with journalizing transactions, posting to the ledger, and the preparation of a trial balance.
Financial Statements and the Accounting Equation
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Series: Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Business
This study guide covers the fundamental accounting concepts that form the foundations of the discipline. Using easy to understand language, it deals with basic assumptions, the role and structure of financial statements, and the relationship between assets, liabilities and owner's equity in the accounting equation. Part of the Accounting Fundamentals Series.
Understanding Freud: The Unconscious Mind
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Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » European philosophy
A concise guide to Freud's theory of the unconscious mind as outlined in his Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis. Topics covered include the role the unconscious plays in 'parapraxes', the dream-works, neurotic diseases and symptoms, and it's central part in psychoanalysis.
Understanding Descartes: I am, I exist
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Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » European philosophy
In Meditations on First Philosophy, René Descartes uses rational thought to argue that his essence exists in his thoughts alone. This guide will outline the reasoning Descartes' uses in establishing his theory of knowledge that he argues is necessary to form a 'pro
Understanding Philosophy: Volume I
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study skills
These six guides are designed for students as introductions to complex philosophical concepts and ideas. Topics covered include deliberative democracy, justice as fairness by Rawls, Aristotles' virtues, Kant's concepts and intuitions, Palto's Symposium, and essay writing strategies.
Understanding Kant: Concepts and Intuitions
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Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » European philosophy
This guide examines Kant's theory of knowledge, specifically his arguments for separating human thought into concepts and intuitions.
Understanding Aristotle: The Virtues
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Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy
This guide covers Book 2 of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics in which he discusses the virtues. It explains the difference between moral and intellectual virtues, what Aristotle means by 'happiness', what he considers vices, and his 'doctrine of the mean'.
Understanding Plato: 'The Symposium'
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Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ancient philosophy
This guide examines Plato's discussion of love in The Symposium. It covers all the speeches, culminating in Alcibiades's drunken homage to Socrates, and explores the moral dimensions Plato attaches to love, as well as key concepts such as Common and Heavenly love.
Understanding John Rawls: Justice as Fariness
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Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy
This guide explains Rawls's concept of 'justice as fairness'. It covers such topics as the two principles of justice, the principle of fairness, the original position and the veil of ignorance, and the difference principle, as well as examining some of the criticisms levelled at Rawls's arguments.
The Complete Deliberative Democracy, Citizenship, and the Internet
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 68,700. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
This compilation contains nine guides: Deliberative Democracy Basics, John Rawls and Deliberative Democracy, Jurgen Habermas and Deliberative Democracy, John Dryzek and Deliberative Democracy, Citizen Power and the Internet, The Propaganda Model and the Internet, Ricoeur's Hermeneutic Arc and the Internet, Democracy and Postmodern Identity, and Democracy and the Internet.
The Complete Political Internet
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 41,440. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
This compilation contains five guides that answer some of the political questions introduced by the growth of the Internet. The compilation is comprised of: Citizen Power and the Internet, The Propaganda Model and the Internet: Smashing the Gateway, Ricoeur's Hermeneutic Arc and the Internet: The Changing Narrative Landscape, Democracy and Postmodern Identity, and Democracy and the Internet.
Democracy and the Internet
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Series: The Connected World, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,960. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
Computer communication technologies, such as the Internet, are now integral to many democratic public spheres throughout the world. The question is how they impact the democratic process. Using several real world examples and the deliberative democracy theories of Rawls, Habermas, and Dryzek, this book looks at how technology has influenced the political process, and its effect on citizen power.
Understanding Essay Writing: A Guide To Writing Essays By Someone Who Grades Them
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Essays
A concise guide on how to write a good essay written by someone who has graded a heck of a lot of them. It contains essay writing strategies, helpful tips, and a step-by-step process guide. The second edition has a sample essay and extensive examples of pragraph structure and paraphrasing. Learn how to get the highest grade possible for your work and avoid the mistakes that so many students make.
Democracy and Postmodern Identity
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Series: The Connected World, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy
The Internet makes it difficult for people to tell exactly whom they are communicating with because online identity can often rely totally upon communicative interactions. Mark Poster argues that this uncertainty- the postmodern identity- can cause difficulties for some democratic public spheres. This guide examines Poster's arguments and then applies them to three democratic theories.
Citizen Power and the Internet
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Series: The Connected World, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
The rapid proliferation of technologies like the Internet has raised the question of whether they have had a positive or a negative effect upon democratic citizenship. This guide uses Steven Lukes' three-dimensional analysis of power to examine arguments of technological determinism that cast a negative light on the technology, and Castells' positive analysis of mass self-communication.
The Propaganda Model and the Internet: Smashing the Gateway
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Series: The Connected World, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy
Herman and Chomsky's 'The Propaganda Model' describes how they believed the print and broadcast mass media were manipulating information flow into the US public sphere. This ebook begins with a detailed description of the model. It then examines how computer mediated communication, like the Internet, circumvents the information filters and loosens the stranglehold of the mass media.
Ricoeur's Hermeneutic Arc and the Internet: The Changing Narrative Landscape
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Series: The Connected World, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Storytelling
The rise of interactive online games has challenged traditional notions of storytelling, where author tells and audience listens. This ebook uses Ricoeur's concept of a 'hermeneutic arc' to demonstrate how narratives in online games such as World of Warcraft differ from those presented through traditional media such as print and film.
Understanding Deliberative Democracy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,470. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Philosophy
This compilation is a comprehensive guide to contemporary deliberative democracy thought. It contains four guides, beginning with the basic tenets of deliberative democracy theory in Deliberative Democracy Basics, before moving on to explore the deliberative theories of John Rawls, Jurgen Habermas, and John Dryzek.
Deliberative Democracy Basics
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Series: Understanding Deliberative Democracy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
This concise, essay length guide is an easy-to-understand introduction to deliberative democracy theory. It covers the basic tenets as well as exploring a spectrum of ideas on the subject.
John Dryzek and Deliberative Democracy
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Series: Understanding Deliberative Democracy, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,530. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Philosophy
John Dryzek argues for a transnational deliberative democracy that moves beyond the nation state. This detailed, article length guide outlines Dryzek's radical concept of citizenship, his arguments about de-traditionalisation of societies through globalisation, and a transnational public sphere.
Jurgen Habermas and Deliberative Democracy
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Series: Understanding Deliberative Democracy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Philosophy
Jurgen Habermas is one of the most influential thinkers of our time. This detailed, article length guide examines his theory of deliberative democracy and covers many of the central concepts such as communicative reason, communicative power, and the ideal speech community.
John Rawls and Deliberative Democracy
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Series: Understanding Deliberative Democracy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,850. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Philosophy
This detailed, article length guide is a clearly written, in-depth analysis of John Rawls's deliberative democracy theory. It covers important concepts in Rawls's theory including the idea of public reason and the politicised public sphere.

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