Gibbs recognised that if we ignore our feelings, they are likely to re-emerge disguised as intellectual arguments. Better by far to be honest and separate thought from emotion, to reflect on the origins of both, and hold both as valuable avenues of enquiry. Sadly, emotion has been viewed since the Enlightenment as an affliction affecting women: something to be kept out of the male world of scholarship. Things are changing now but old prejudices die hard.
Schopenhauer was a grim philosopher, who once declared that the best money you will ever spend is that where you find you have been cheated, because with this loss you will “have purchased prudence”. But does his lofty maxim still hold true today?
Attention has been grabbed recently by Margaret Atwood’s auction of a fireproof copy of her work, “The Handmaid’s Tale”, the fire resistance of which she demonstrated in her usual spectacular style on camera with a blowtorch. It makes both fascinating viewing and a serious statement about the need to resist censorship.
he following is a list of new ebooks received during May 2022 ordered by title. More complete details, and listings from previous months, are available on our website’s New Books page as downloadable Excel spreadsheets.
The following is a list of books received during May 2022 ordered by classmark. More complete details, and listings from previous months, are available on our website’s New Books page as downloadable Excel spreadsheets.
With changes expected in the next REF, getting the right data statement into your research work is increasingly important. Did you know the library has an entire team to help researchers manage their publication outputs and research datasets?
One of the secrets to a successful life is developing the practice of asking of each thing, “Is this important? What would happen if I did not do it?”. This practice is the single biggest secret to making the best use of your time. It enables you to prioritise your life meaningfully by stopping doing those things that make little or no difference and focusing on those things that will. It declutters life and protects against that ever present threat of becoming overwhelmed.
Engineering Village is like a version of the EBSCO Discovery Service designed specifically for engineers. It is the broadest and most complete engineering literature database available in the world, comprising no less than ten chemistry, engineering, and earth science databases.
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