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Bad Faith

Author: Robert K. Tanenbaum

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451635532

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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While Butch and Marlene work to convict the parents of a deceased boy whose health was neglected in favor of a charismatic faith healer, Karp struggles to prevent a violent attack on New York City with the help of an imprisoned Russian assassin.

Bad Faith

The Danger of Religious Extremism

Author: Neil Jeffrey Kressel

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 327

View: 8995

This is the first book to journey to the heart of religious militancy. Beyond analyzing the nature of religious militancy, Kressel offers sensible recommendations for addressing what is to date the 21st century's most serious challenge.

Bad faith actions

liability and damages

Author: Stephen S. Ashley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Bad Faith

A Forgotten History of Family and Fatherland

Author: Carmen Callil

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409001105

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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Bad Faith tells the story of one of history's most despicable villains and conmen - Louis Darquier, Nazi collaborator and 'Commissioner for Jewish Affairs', who dissembled his way to power in the Vichy government and was responsible for sending thousands of children to the gas chambers. After the war he left France, never to be brought to justice. Early on in his career Louis married the alcoholic Myrtle Jones from Tasmania, equally practised in the arts of fantasy and deception, and together they had a child, Anne whom they abandoned in England. Her tragic story is woven through the narrative. In Carmen Callil's masterful, elegiac and sometimes darkly comic account, Darquier's rise during the years leading up to the Second World War mirrors the rise of French anti-Semitism. Epic, haunting, the product of extraordinary research, this is a study in powerlessness, hatred and the role of remembrance. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.

Sartre Explained

From Bad Faith to Authenticity

Author: David Detmer

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697499

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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The French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980) was the major representative of the philosophical movement called “existentialism,” and he remains by far the most famous philosopher, worldwide, of the post–World War Two era. This book will provide readers with all the help they will need to find their own way in Sartre’s works. Author David Detmer provides a clear, accurate, and accessible guide to Sartre’s work, introducing readers to all of his major theories, explaining the ways in which the different strands of his thought are interrelated, and offering an overview of several of his most important works. Sartre was an extraordinarily versatile and prolific writer. His gigantic corpus includes novels, plays, screenplays, short stories, essays on art, literature, and politics, an autobiography, several biographies of other writers, and two long, dense, complicated, systematic works of philosophy (Being and Nothingness and Critique of Dialectical Reason). His treatment of philosophical issues is spread out over a body of writing that many find highly intimidating because of its size, diversity, and complexity. A distinctive feature of this book is that it is comprehensive. The vast majority of books on Sartre, including those that are billed as introductions to his work, are highly selective in their coverage. For example, many of them deal only with his early writings and neglect the massive and difficult Critique of Dialectical Reason, or they address only his philosophical work and ignore his novels and plays (or vice versa). The present book, by contrast, discusses works in all of Sartre’s literary genres and from all phases of his career. An introductory chapter provides an overview of Sartre’s life and work. The next chapter analyzes several of Sartre’s earliest philosophical writings. Each of the next six chapters is devoted to an in-depth examination of a single key book. Two of these chapters are devoted to philosophical works, two to plays, one to a biography, and one to a novel. These chapters also contain some discussion of other writings insofar as these are relevant to the topics under consideration there. A final chapter considers important concepts and theories that are not found in the major works discussed in earlier chapters, briefly introduces other important works of Sartre’s, and offers some final thoughts. The book concludes with a short annotated bibliography with suggestions for further reading. Central to all of Sartre’s writing was his attempt to describe the salient features of human existence: freedom, responsibility, the emotions, relations with others, work, embodiment, perception, imagination, death, and so forth. In this way he attempted to bring clarity and rigor to the murky realm of the subjective, limiting his focus neither to the purely intellectual side of life (the world of reasoning, or, more broadly, of thinking), nor to those objective features of human life that permit of study from the “outside.” Instead, he broadened his focus so as to include the meaning of all facets of human existence. Thus, his work addressed, in a fundamental way, and primarily from the “inside” (where Sartre’s skills as a novelist and dramatist served him well) the question of how an individual is related to everything that comprises his or her situation: the physical world, other individuals, complex social collectives, and the cultural world of artifacts and institutions.

In Bad Faith

What's Wrong With The Opium Of The People

Author: Andrew Levine

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616144718

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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For readers interested in political theory and political activism, as well as anyone puzzled by the persistence of theistic conviction in the modern world, this critique of religious belief provides insightful analysis. In light of rational standards for belief acceptance that are universally acknowledged in enlightened circles, theistic convictions are deeply problematic. Thus it is not surprising that some of the most important heirs of the Enlightenment tradition—Ludwig Feuerbach, Émile Durkheim, Sigmund Freud, and Friedrich Nietzsche—wondered, implicitly, why belief in God persists and even flourishes among those who should and in some sense do know better. This book provides fresh insight into the work of those thinkers by reflecting on the explanations they proffered and on their explanatory strategies. For all their many differences, their respective explanations share a common core and are driven by a similar (largely unelaborated) normative commitment. On Levine’s account, believers today believe in bad faith—in other words, they evince a fundamental intellectual dishonesty. If only for this reason, they merit reproach, even in the comparatively rare instances when "faith perspectives" do more good than harm. From this standpoint, the author reflects on the liberal turn in the so-called Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and depicts liberal religion as a vehicle of exit for those who implicitly acknowledge the untenability of the beliefs they profess, yet are unable or unwilling to face this reality squarely. He argues that liberal religion is therefore a transitory phenomenon, albeit one that has survived for a long time and that is not about to expire soon. Levine then faults the religious Left on this account, arguing that even in those historically rare conditions where bad faith motivates welcome political engagement, it is nevertheless undermined by its deep inauthenticity. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bad Faith

A Sister Agatha Mystery

Author: Aimée Thurlo,David Thurlo

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1429909587

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2847

Once she was Professor Mary Naughton, investigative reporter, teacher, and free spirit. Now she is Sister Agatha of Our Lady of Hope, a cloistered, financially-struggling monastery in New Mexico. As an extern-a nun who handles her order's dealings with the outside world-she is used to having her faith and newly-acquired patience tested. But when popular chaplain Father Anselm is poisoned to death in the middle of Mass, Sister Agatha has to bring all her worldly skepticism and savvy instincts to uncover the truth before scandal and unjust suspicion destroy Our Lady of Hope's future. She's up against a hostile local sheriff, an ex-lover who's never forgiven her for 'abandoning' their life together. She's got no shortage of suspects-with-secrets outside-and inside-the monastery. And she'll have to race the clock to stop one remorseless murderer before there's more hell to pay...

In Bad Faith

The Dynamics of Deception in Mark Twain's America

Author: Forrest G. Robinson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674445284

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 255

View: 647

Bad faith as the author calls the dissonance between what we profess to believe, how we act and how we interpret our own behaviour, is more than a theme in Mark Twain. Robinson shows that Twain's bleak view of man's social nature, his nostalgia, his ambivalence about the South and his complex relationship to his audience, can all be traced to an awareness of the deceits at the core of his culture.

The Dragon Lords 3: Bad Faith

Author: Jon Hollins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0356507696

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 712

Will and his comrades went to war to overthrow the reign of dragons, winning battle after battle, gold and, best of all, a reputation as conquering heroes. But now they've angered the gods, these great dragonslayers suddenly need to turn to the dragons for help . . . We won't tell if you don't. 'Jon Hollins is a one-of-a-kind storyteller, a master of epic fun and nonstop action' Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld

Bad Faith Actions, Liability and Damages

Author: Stephen S. Ashley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bad faith (Law)

Page: N.A

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The Radical Assault on America's Future

Author: David Horowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684856794

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 9462

Explores the history of the radical idea from its nineteenth-century socialist origins to present-day attitudes toward multiculturalism, the ACLU, social equality, radical feminism, and the AIDS epidemic.

Bad Faith Litigation

Trends and Effective Tactics : Program Handbook, August/September 1989

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Actions and defenses

Page: 178

View: 2344

Bad faith liability

a state-by-state review

Author: Stephen S. Ashley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 150

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Baudelaire and the Aesthetics of Bad Faith

Author: Susan Blood

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804780865

Category: Poetry

Page: 224

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This is a study of Baudelaire's canonization in the critical debates of the twentieth century, focusing particularly on his role in the development of a modernist consciousness. Much recent work on Baudelaire assumes his modernism by emphasizing his relationship to current critical preoccupations—by sounding him out on issues of race and gender, for example, or by "correcting" his politics. The author begins from the premise that this updating of Baudelaire mistakenly takes him for our contemporary. Instead, she attempts to treat modernism as a historical problem by seeing Baudelaire as engaged in a more difficult dialogue with twentieth-century critics. The book concentrates on two key moments in the literary history of the twentieth century, the periods following each world war. At these junctures French intellectuals intensely reconsidered their cultural patrimony and articulated something like a modernist consciousness. Baudelaire stood at the center of this process, becoming a sacred figure of modernism, and his poetry contributed to a radical reorienting of aesthetic sensibilities. For the post-World War I period, the author focuses on Paul Valéry's essay "Baudelaire's Situation"; for post-World War II, on the virulent debate between Jean-Paul Sartre and Georges Bataille over the question of Baudelaire's "bad faith." She argues that Sartre's resistance to the sacralization of Baudelaire and to the continuing formulation of a modernist ideology actually suggests a valuable way of rethinking Baudelaire's poetry and critiquing the modern consciousness. She attempts to show that something like an "aesthetics of bad faith" exists, and that it is a useful concept for understanding modernism in relationship to its own history. Throughout, Baudelaire's poetry is examined in detail, with a focus on its relationship to his writings on caricature, on the problem of the "secret architecture," and on the place of allegory in a symbolist poetics. In the closing chapter, the author analyzes Baudelaire's denunciation of photography, which reveals the various tensions (or "bad faith") implicit in the modernist consciousness.

Bad Faith Good Faith

Author: Ronald Santoni

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781439906477

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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An incisive analysis of Jean-Paul Sartre's early writings.

No Sacred Place

Bad Faith, Lies, and Illusions

Author: Ivan Hugh Walters

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462048846

Category: Religion

Page: 544

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No Sacred Place offers a critical study of social injustice done at the behest of law and religion in the context of cultural politics in Christianized societies. Author Ivan Walters theorizes the causes of social injustice and oppression of marginalized peoples as found in the law and Christian theology in both modern and post-modern cultural politics. He advances a theory of redemption through a transgressive discourse that challenges most of the traditional assumptions of Eurocentric Christianity and jurisprudence. Walters sees law and religion as two powerful, politico-cultural institutions that must be kept in check in order to protect the rights of those who are marginalized by the society. History reveals a litany of horrors that have been perpetrated on marginalized peoples by both religious bigotry and the law. Through theological and jurisprudential theoretical inquiries, Walters advocates a thesis of at-one-ment through the historical Christus instead of the Christianity’s bastardized version of the Christus. His thesis then is grounded in a theory of challenge and resistance to oppression and the advocacy of the possibilities for redemption from oppression. No Sacred Place challenges the church in particular and society in general to create a new social order and right the wrongs of the current system.

Bad Faith

Author: Michael Andrews

Publisher: Empty Canoe

ISBN: 097699951X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5755

Bad Faith is a gripping tale, based on true events as lived by the author. Michael Andrews, once a regional director for a major insurance company, has taken actual events and woven them into a suspenseful, court room thriller which will knock your socks off. In the suprisingly cut throat world of insurance, justice is blind, and honesty is never the policy.

Bad faith litigation and insurer vs. insurer disputes, 1989

Author: Jeffrey N. Haney,Practising Law Institute

Publisher: N.A


Category: Actions and defenses

Page: 360

View: 7720

Recovery of damages for bad faith

Author: John C. McCarthy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 1028

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