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Robin Williams 4-Film Collection - Mrs Doubtfire / Toys / Night At The Museum / Night At The Museum 2 (DVD): Robin Williams,... Robin Williams 4-Film Collection - Mrs Doubtfire / Toys / Night At The Museum / Night At The Museum 2 (DVD)
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Robert Prosky, Joan Cusack, Jamie Foxx, …
R61 Discovery Miles 610 In stock

Collection of four films starring Robin Williams. In 'Mrs. Doubtfire' (1993), Williams stars as difficult actor and husband Daniel Hillard who separates acrimoniously from his wife (Sally Field) and receives a court order limiting his visits to his children. As a result he dresses up as a Scottish nanny and gets employment with his ex-wife looking after his own kids. In 'Toys' (1992), when a benevolent toymaker dies he leaves his factory in the care of his army general brother (Michael Gambon), until his son Leslie (Williams) is mature enough to assume control. The General, however, re-structures the factory, and in a break with tradition begins to manufacture war toys, many of which, Leslie discovers, are more than playthings. 'Night at the Museum' (2006) stars Williams alongside Ben Stiller, Mickey Rooney and Dick Van Dyke. Larry Daley (Stiller) is a kind-hearted dreamer who always knew that he was destined for greatness; he just never quite knew how. None of his ideas or inventions have panned out so, with a heavy heart, he takes a regular job as a lowly graveyard-shift security guard at the Museum of Natural History in order to provide a more stable life for himself and his ten-year-old son, Nick (Jake Cherry). On his first night on the job, however, he finds that guardianship of the museum is far from stable. At nightfall an Egyptian spell brings the artefacts and wax figures to life and with Attila the Hun (Patrick Gallagher) declaring war through the hallways, Larry turns to a wax replica of President Roosevelt (Williams) for a little advice on keeping things in order. In the sequel, 'Night at the Museum 2' (2009), Stiller reprises his role as Larry Daley, the hapless security guard who encounters living and breathing museum exhibits. This time round, the Museum of Natural History has been closed for renovations, and the museum pieces moved into federal storage at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, where the collection includes artefacts associated with many of the great figures of American history including Theodore Roosevelt (Williams), Amelia Earhart (Amy Adams), General Custer (Bill Hader) and Al Capone (Jon Bernthal). Larry must infiltrate the museum's tight security to rescue Jedediah (Owen Wilson) and Octavius (Steve Coogan) who have been shipped there by mistake.

The Tim Burton Collection - Batman / Batman Returns / Beetlejuice / Mars Attacks / Pee Wee's Big Adventure / Charlie And... The Tim Burton Collection - Batman / Batman Returns / Beetlejuice / Mars Attacks / Pee Wee's Big Adventure / Charlie And The Chocolate Factory / Sweeney Todd / Corpse Bride (Blu-ray disc, Boxed set)
Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Jack Palance, Robert Wuhl, Danny DeVito, … 2
R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Batman
The streets of Gotham City are no longer safe for criminals, who are being picked off by a masked vigilante in a rubber suit - dubbed 'Batman' by the press. Reporter Alexander Knox (Robert Wuhl) teams with photographer Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger) in an attempt to discover Batman's true identity - an investigation which leads them to the door of mysterious millioniare Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton). Meanwhile, crime boss Carl Grissom's (Jack Palance) attempt to rid himself of untrustworthy henchman Jack Napier (Jack Nicholson) does not go according to plan, and after emerging physically - and mentally - disfigured from a vat of chemicals, Napier reinvents himself as the psychotic Joker.

Batman Returns
Oswald Cobblepot was abandoned by his parents as a baby. Thirty three years later, bent on revenge, he returns to Gotham City as the Penguin (Danny DeVito). First he begins a warped campaign to become Mayor, helped by millionaire businessman Max Shreck (Christopher Walken); next, he undertakes a mission to murder every first born son in Gotham - a plan which will avenge his own beginnings. Meanwhile, he has two adversaries to contend with: Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer), the embittered ex-secretary of Max Shreck, and, of course, the old caped crusader himself - Batman (Michael Keaton).

Beetlejuice
The Maitlands (Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin) are a happy couple who, when killed in a car crash, return as ghosts to their beloved home to wreak havoc on the ghastly yuppie family who have moved in. Being novices at haunting, their efforts go unnoticed by the house's new inhabitants except Goth daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder), who doesn't mind one bit. At their wit's end, the ghostly couple call on a despicably disgusting demon named 'Beetlejuice' (Michael Keaton) for help.

Mars Attacks
When Martians arrive on planet Earth, American President James Dale (Jack Nicholson) is persuaded to extend the hand of friendship. One of the President's advisers, Donald Kessler (Pierce Brosnan), has been studying the aliens, and is keen to make peaceful contact. However, the Martians gleefully fry their greeting party from Earth, and launch an all-out attack on the planet. Various celebrity faces including Michael J. Fox, Danny DeVito, Sarah Jessica Parker and Martin Short appear briefly before being zapped by the Martian baddies in director Tim Burton's quirky spoof of alien invasion movies.

Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Call in the FBI. Alert the President. Advise all ships at sea and break out the Batphone because this is no ordinary adventure: this is Pee-wee's Big Adventure! Pee-wee's bicycle, the keenest bike in the world, is missing. It's his most prized possession...and he's just got to get it back. Searching high, low and in between, Pee-wee hits the open road and encounters riotous adventures with bikers, bums, cowboys, cons, a phantom trucker and a waitress with wanderlust and even Warner Bros. Studios.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
What wonders await you in Willy Wonka's factory? Explore fields of soft minty sugar grass in the Chocolate Room... Sail along the Chocolate River in a pink sugar boat... Experiment with Everlasting Gobstoppers in the Inventing Room... Observe talented squirrels in the Nut Room and travel to the Television Room by a glass elevator. You'll find a lot that's funny, a little that's mysterious... and an adventure as sweet and satisfying as a Wonka Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight bar. This dazzling film adapted from Roald Dahl's classic children's novel, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Freddie Highmore, is your Golden Ticket to a world so inventive, so imaginative, you won't want to miss a delicious moment!

Sweeney Todd
Based on a 'penny dreadful' tale (which later became an urban myth) from the mid-19th Century, this musical tells the tale of Benjamin Barker (Depp), a barber who returns to London after spending years in exile for a crime he didn't commit. He soon discovers from pie-maker Mrs Lovett (Bonham Carter) that, in his absence, his wife has taken her own life and his daughter is now in the care of the man who had him sent away - the dastardly Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman). Seeking revenge and filled with a murderous rage, Barker sets up a barber's shop above Mrs Lovett's premises. Now calling himself Sweeney Todd, Barker kills off all his customers with a razor to the throat and sends their cadavers to the shop below to be used as a tasty new filling for Mrs Lovett's meat pies. What was once the worst pie shop in London quickly becomes one of the city's most popular eateries, but Barker won't be satisfied until he can lure Judge Turpin into the barber's chair...

Corpse Bride
Set back in the late 1800s in a Victorian village, a man and woman by the names of Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot are betrothed because the Everglots need the money or else they'll be living on the streets and the Van Dorts want to be high in society. But when things go wrong at the wedding rehearsal, Victor goes into the woods to practice his vows. Just as soon as he gets them right, he finds himself married to Emily, the corpse bride. While Victoria waits on the other side, there's a rich newcomer that may take Victor's place. So two brides, one groom, who will Victor pick?

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader/Eragon (DVD): Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will... The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader/Eragon (DVD)
Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter, Laura Brent, …
R84 R46 Discovery Miles 460 Save R38 (45%) Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Double bill of adventure features. In 'Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' (2010), the third film adapted from C.S. Lewis's fantasy novel series, the journey of the Pevensie children continues as Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes) are joined by their cousin, Eustace Clarence Scrubb (Will Poulter), on their new adventure. This time they find themselves in Narnia after being sucked into the magical world by a painting. 'Eragon' (2006), based on the best-selling novel by Christopher Paolini, follows orphaned farm boy Eragon (Edward Speleers) who has been chosen as the keeper of a mystic stone. But when the stone turns out to be an egg from which a baby dragon (voiced by Rachel Weisz) is hatched, Eragon realises he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

Metaphors We Live by (Paperback, New edition): George Lakoff, Mark Johnson Metaphors We Live by (Paperback, New edition)
George Lakoff, Mark Johnson
R363 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R58 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

People use metaphors every time they speak. Some of those metaphors are literary - devices for making thoughts more vivid or entertaining. But most are much more basic than that - they're "metaphors we live by", metaphors we use without even realizing we're using them. In this book, George Lakoff and Mark Johnson suggest that these basic metaphors not only affect the way we communicate ideas, but actually structure our perceptions and understandings from the beginning. Bringing together the perspectives of linguistics and philosophy, Lakoff and Johnson offer an intriguing and surprising guide to some of the most common metaphors and what they can tell us about the human mind. And for this new edition, they supply an afterword both extending their arguments and offering a fascinating overview of the current state of thinking on the subject of the metaphor.

Corpse Bride (DVD): Joanna Lumley, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Paul Whitehouse, Albert... Corpse Bride (DVD)
Joanna Lumley, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, …
R77 Discovery Miles 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Animated adventure from popular director Tim Burton. Set in a 19th century European village, the film follows the story of Victor (voiced by Johnny Depp), a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (Helena Bonham Carter), while his real bride, Victoria (Emily Watson), waits bereft in the land of the living. Though life in the Land of the Dead proves to be a lot more colourful than his strict Victorian upbringing, Victor learns that there is nothing in this world, or the next, that can keep him away from his one true love.

Good Morning Vietnam (English, French, Blu-ray disc): Noble Willingham, Richard Portnow, Forest Whitaker, Robert Wuhl, Richard... Good Morning Vietnam (English, French, Blu-ray disc)
Noble Willingham, Richard Portnow, Forest Whitaker, Robert Wuhl, Richard Edson, …
R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

DJ Adrian Cronauer (an Oscar-nominated Robin Williams) causes uproar when he arrives in war-torn 1965 Saigon to take over the early morning radio show. His irreverent humour soon offends the top brass, in the form of Lt. Steven Hauk (Bruno Kirby), but Cronauer becomes a hit with the GIs. Meanwhile, Cronauer shows a more sober side to his character in his romance with Trinh, a local Vietnamese woman (Chintara Sukapatana).

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (DVD): Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes, Bailee Madison, Alan Dale, Julia Blake, Edwina Ritchard, Jack... Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (DVD)
Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes, Bailee Madison, Alan Dale, Julia Blake, … 1
R44 Discovery Miles 440 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Troy Nixey directs this horror remake, written by Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins, about a young girl who discovers monsters after moving in to her father's country mansion. Shortly after joining her father, Alex (Guy Pearce), and his girlfriend, Kim (Katie Holmes), in their new home, Sally Hirst (Bailee Madison) begins to explore the building's warren of rooms. While in the basement, she stumbles upon a part of the house that has remained unused for decades, after a builder disappeared in mysterious circumstances. As she investigates further, she uncovers something lurking behind the fireplace...

My Dog Skip (DVD): Luke Wilson, Frankie Muniz, Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane, Mark Beech, Susan Carol Davis, David Pickens, Bradley... My Dog Skip (DVD)
Luke Wilson, Frankie Muniz, Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane, Mark Beech, …
R78 Discovery Miles 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

1940s Mississippi and shy boy Willie Morris embarks on a journey with his new best friend, the family pet Skip. But Skip is no ordinary dog. Sensing Willie's shyness he takes him on an adventure which will change his life forever, helping Willie face up to the local bullies and turning them into his friends, as well as rekindling his friendship with Dink the soldier and getting him a date with the school sweetheart - even though they are both only eight-years-old.

My Sister's Keeper (Blu-ray disc): Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Sofia Vassilieva, Thomas Dekker, Jason... My Sister's Keeper (Blu-ray disc)
Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Sofia Vassilieva, Thomas Dekker, …
R107 Discovery Miles 1 070 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Nick Cassavetes directs this adaptation of the tear-jerker novel by Jodi Picoult. Abigail Breslin stars as Anna, a 13-year-old girl who was conceived by IVF in order to be a genetic match for her older sister, Kate (Sofia Vassilieva), who has battled leukemia since childhood. Despite being a normal, healthy child, Anna has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions and injections for the sake of her sister's health. Now, when she must forgo the opportunity to go to a prestigious hockey camp in order to donate a kidney to her sister who has gone into renal failure, Anna decides that enough is enough and sues her parents (Cameron Diaz and Jason Patric) for medical emancipation. Alec Baldwin co-stars as Campbell Alexander, the attorney who takes on Anna's case.

Corpse Bride (Blu-ray disc): Joanna Lumley, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Paul Whitehouse,... Corpse Bride (Blu-ray disc)
Joanna Lumley, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, …
R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Animated adventure from popular director Tim Burton. Set in a 19th century European village, the film follows the story of Victor (voiced by Johnny Depp), a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (Helena Bonham Carter), while his real bride, Victoria (Emily Watson), waits bereft in the land of the living. Though life in the Land of the Dead proves to be a lot more colourful than his strict Victorian upbringing, Victor learns that there is nothing in this world, or the next, that can keep him away from his one true love.

Embodied Mind, Meaning, and Reason - How Our Bodies Give Rise to Understanding (Paperback): Mark Johnson Embodied Mind, Meaning, and Reason - How Our Bodies Give Rise to Understanding (Paperback)
Mark Johnson
R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mark Johnson is one of the great thinkers of our time on how the body shapes the mind. This book brings together a selection of essays from the past two decades that build a powerful argument that any scientifically and philosophically satisfactory view of mind and thought must ultimately explain how bodily perception and action give rise to cognition, meaning, language, action, and values. A brief account of Johnson's own intellectual journey, through which we track some of the most important discoveries in the field over the past forty years, sets the stage. Subsequent chapters set out Johnson's important role in embodied cognition theory, including his co-founding (with George Lakoff) of conceptual metaphor theory and, later, their theory of bodily structures and processes that underlie all meaning, conceptualization, and reasoning. A detailed account of how meaning arises from our physical engagement with our environments provides the basis for a non-dualistic, non-reductive view of mind that he sees as most congruous with the latest cognitive science. A concluding section explores the implications of our embodiment for our understanding of knowledge, reason, and truth. The resulting book will be essential for all philosophers dealing with mind, thought, and language.

The Tim Burton Collection (DVD): Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Jack Palance, Robert Wuhl, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer,... The Tim Burton Collection (DVD)
Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Jack Palance, Robert Wuhl, Danny DeVito, …
R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Collection of eight films from director Tim Burton. In 'Batman' (1989) the streets of Gotham City are no longer safe for criminals, who are being picked off by a masked vigilante in a rubber suit - dubbed 'Batman' by the press. Reporter Alexander Knox (Robert Wuhl) teams with photographer Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger) in an attempt to discover Batman's true identity - an investigation which leads them to the door of mysterious millionaire Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton). Meanwhile, crime boss Carl Grissom (Jack Palance)'s attempt to rid himself of untrustworthy henchman Jack Napier (Jack Nicholson) does not go according to plan, and after emerging physically - and mentally - disfigured from a vat of chemicals, Napier reinvents himself as the psychotic Joker... In 'Batman Returns' (1992) Oswald Cobblepot (Danny DeVito), who was abandoned by his parents as a baby 33 earlier, is bent on revenge and returns to Gotham City as the Penguin. First he begins a warped campaign to become Mayor, helped by millionaire businessman Max Shreck (Christopher Walken), and then he undertakes a mission to murder every first born son in Gotham - a plan which will avenge his own beginnings. Meanwhile, he has two adversaries to contend with: Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer), the embittered ex-secretary of Max Shreck, and, of course, the old caped crusader himself - Batman. 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' (2005), based on the novel by Roald Dahl, follows eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) and Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore), a good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka's extraordinary factory. Most nights in the Bucket home, dinner is a watered-down bowl of cabbage soup, which young Charlie gladly shares with his mother (Helena Bonham Carter) and father (Noah Taylor) and both pairs of grandparents. They all live in a tiny, tumbledown, drafty old house but it is filled with love. Every night, the last thing Charlie sees from his window is the great factory, and he drifts off to sleep dreaming about what might be inside. For nearly 15 years, no one has seen a single worker going in or coming out of the factory, or caught a glimpse of Willy Wonka himself, yet, mysteriously, great quantities of chocolate are still being made and shipped to shops all over the world. One day Willy Wonka makes a momentous announcement. He will open his famous factory and reveal 'all of its secrets and magic' to five lucky children who find golden tickets hidden inside five randomly selected Wonka chocolate bars. When Charlie finds some money on the snowy street and takes it to the nearest store for a Wonka Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight he finds a golden ticket. The family decides that Grandpa Joe (David Kelly) should be the one to accompany Charlie on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Once inside, Charlie is dazzled by one amazing sight after another. In 'Mars Attacks!' (1996) Martians arrive on planet Earth and American President James Dale (Nicholson) is persuaded to extend the hand of friendship. One of the President's advisers, Donald Kessler (Pierce Brosnan), has been studying the aliens and is keen to make peaceful contact. However, the Martians gleefully fry their greeting party from Earth and launch an all-out attack on the planet. In 'Beetlejuice' (1988) the Maitlands (Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin) are a happy couple who, when killed in a car crash, return as ghosts to their beloved home to wreak havoc on the ghastly yuppie family who have moved in. Being novices at haunting, their efforts go unnoticed by the house's new inhabitants except for goth daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder), who doesn't mind one bit. At their wit's end, the ghostly couple call on a despicably disgusting demon named 'Beetlejuice' (Keaton) for help. The animated 'Corpse Bride' (2005), set in a 19th century European village, follows Victor (voiced by Depp), a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (Bonham Carter), while his real bride, Victoria (Emily Watson), waits bereft in the land of the living. Though life in the Land of the Dead proves to be a lot more colourful than his strict Victorian upbringing, Victor learns that there is nothing in this world, or the next, that can keep him away from his one true love. Musical 'Sweeney Todd - the Demon Barber of Fleet Street' (2007), based on a 'penny dreadful' tale (which later became an urban myth) from the mid-19th century, tells the tale of Benjamin Barker (Depp), a barber who returns to London after spending years in exile for a crime he didn't commit. He soon discovers from pie-maker Mrs Lovett (Bonham Carter) that, in his absence, his wife has taken her own life and his daughter is now in the care of the man who had him sent away - the dastardly Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman). Seeking revenge and filled with a murderous rage, Barker sets up a barber's shop above Mrs Lovett's premises. Now calling himself Sweeney Todd, Barker kills off all his customers with a razor to the throat and sends their cadavers to the shop below to be used as a tasty new filling for Mrs Lovett's meat pies. What was once the worst pie shop in London quickly becomes one of the city's most popular eateries, but Barker won't be satisfied until he can lure Judge Turpin into the barber's chair... Finally, 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure' (1985) follows man-child Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) who goes on an adventure to recover his new bicycle after it is stolen. Along the way he encounters bikers, bums, convicts and a phantom trucker.

Problems for Biomedical Fluid Mechanics and Transport Phenomena (Hardcover, New): Mark Johnson, C. Ross Ethier Problems for Biomedical Fluid Mechanics and Transport Phenomena (Hardcover, New)
Mark Johnson, C. Ross Ethier
R2,245 Discovery Miles 22 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How does one deal with a moving control volume? What is the best way to make a complex biological transport problem tractable? Which principles need to be applied to solve a given problem? How do you know if your answer makes sense? This unique resource provides over two hundred well-tested biomedical engineering problems that can be used as classroom and homework assignments, quiz material and exam questions. Questions are drawn from a range of topics, covering fluid mechanics, mass transfer and heat transfer applications. Driven by the philosophy that mastery of biotransport is learned by practice, these problems aid students in developing the key skills of determining which principles to apply and how to apply them. Each chapter starts with basic problems and progresses to more difficult questions. Lists of material properties, governing equations and charts provided in the appendices make this a fully self-contained work. Solutions are provided online for instructors.

Morality for Humans - Ethical Understanding from the Perspective of Cognitive Science (Paperback): Mark Johnson Morality for Humans - Ethical Understanding from the Perspective of Cognitive Science (Paperback)
Mark Johnson
R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What is the difference between right and wrong? This is no easy question to answer, yet we constantly try to make it so, frequently appealing to some hidden cache of cut-and-dried absolutes, whether drawn from God, universal reason, or societal authority. Combining cognitive science with a pragmatist philosophical framework in Morality for Humans: Ethical Understanding from the Perspective of Cognitive Science, Mark Johnson argues that appealing solely to absolute principles and values is not only scientifically unsound but even morally suspect. He shows that the standards for the kinds of people we should be and how we should treat one another-which we often think of as universal-are in fact frequently subject to change. And we should be okay with that. Taking context into consideration, he offers a remarkably nuanced, naturalistic view of ethics that sees us creatively adapt our standards according to given needs, emerging problems, and social interactions. Ethical naturalism is not just a revamped form of relativism. Indeed, Johnson attempts to overcome the absolutist-versus-relativist impasse that has been one of the most intractable problems in the history of philosophy. He does so through a careful and inclusive look at the many ways we reason about right and wrong. Much of our moral thought, he shows, is automatic and intuitive, gut feelings that we follow up and attempt to justify with rational analysis and argument. However, good moral deliberation is not limited merely to intuitive judgments supported after the fact by reasoning. Johnson points out a crucial third element: we imagine how our decisions will play out, how we or the world would change with each action we might take. Plumbing this imaginative dimension of moral reasoning, he provides a psychologically sophisticated view of moral problem solving, one perfectly suited for the embodied, culturally embedded, and ever-developing human creatures that we are.

Philosophical Perspectives on Metaphor (Paperback, Minnesota Archive Editions Ed.): Mark Johnson Philosophical Perspectives on Metaphor (Paperback, Minnesota Archive Editions Ed.)
Mark Johnson
R1,324 R1,127 Discovery Miles 11 270 Save R197 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Philosophical Perspectives on Metaphor was first published in 1981. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. "We are," says Mark Johnson, "in the midst of metaphormania." The past few years have seen an explosion of interest in metaphor as a vehicle for exploring the relations between language and thought. While a number of recent books have dealt with metaphor from the standpoints of several disciplines, there is no collection that shows the best of the work that has been done in the field of philosophy. Mark Johnson has brought together essays that define the central issues of the discussion in this field.His introductory essay offers a critical survey of historically influential treatments of figurative language (including those of Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Kant, and Nietzsche) and sets forth the nature of various issues that have been of interest to philosophers. Thus, it provides a context in which to understand the motivations, influences, and significance of the collected essays. An annotated bibliography serves as a catalog of all relevant literature.Philosophical Perspectives on Metaphor provides an entry point into the philosophical exploration of metaphor for students, philosophers, linguists, psychologists, artists, critics, or anyone interested in language and its relation to understanding and experience.

Animal Collection (DVD): Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Michael Madsen, Luke Wilson, Frankie Muniz, Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane,... Animal Collection (DVD)
Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Michael Madsen, Luke Wilson, Frankie Muniz, …
R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Collection of animal family features. In 'Free Willy' (1993) 12-year-old Jesse (Jason James Richter), an orphan living in a foster home, befriends Willy, an unhappy killer whale imprisoned in a seedy adventure park in Oregon. After getting a job at the park and growing closer to Willy, Jesse resolves to return his new friend to his home in the sea and reunite him with his family. In 'My Dog Skip' (2000), set in 1940s Mississippi, shy boy Willie Morris (Frankie Muniz) embarks on a journey with his new best friend, the family pet Skip. But Skip is no ordinary dog. Sensing Willie's shyness he takes him on an adventure that will change his life forever, helping Willie face up to the local bullies and turning them into his friends, as well as rekindling his friendship with soldier Dink Jenkins (Luke Wilson) and getting him a date. In 'Kangaroo Jack' (2003) Charlie (Jerry O'Connell) and Louis (Anthony Anderson) accidentally run over a kangaroo and decide to dress it in sunglasses and Louis' jacket. But the kangaroo wasn't killed as they imagined, and it hops away out of sight - with stolen money in his pocket, taking the two boys on a kangaroo chase around the Australian outback. In 'Black Beauty' (1994), based on Anna Sewell's classic novel set during the late 19th century, a horse which has been badly treated tells his life story.

The Secret of Moonacre/A Little Princess/The Secret Garden (DVD): Ioan Gruffudd, Dakota Blue Richards, Tim Curry, Eleanor Bron,... The Secret of Moonacre/A Little Princess/The Secret Garden (DVD)
Ioan Gruffudd, Dakota Blue Richards, Tim Curry, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, …
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Triple bill of features adapted from classic children's books. In 'The Secret of Moonacre' (2008), based on 'The Little White Horse' by Elizabeth Goudge, Dakota Blue Richards plays Maria Merryweather, a 13-year-old girl who is forced to move in with Sir Benjamin (Ioan Gruffudd), the eccentric uncle she never knew she had, following the death of her father. Uprooted from her London life and transplanted to the ancestral home of Moonacre Manor, Maria finds herself in a mysterious world out of time, populated by strange characters and mythical beasts. It's not long before she discovers that there is an ancient story around the founding of the family estate that will have a profound effect on her destiny. In 'A Little Princess' (1995), based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Sara Crewe (Liesel Matthews)'s father goes to war and she is forced to leave her idyllic home in India and enroll at an English girls' school. With the news that her father is lost in battle, Sara is left alone and penniless, but through the power of her imagination she brings the magic and wonder of her Indian existence to the strict regime of Miss Minchin (Eleanor Bron)'s school. In 'The Secret Garden' (1993), also based on a Frances Hodgson Burnett book, young orphan Mary Lennox (Kate Maberly) is sent to stay with her uncle in a forbidding mansion. She not only discovers an invalid cousin she never knew she had but also a secret garden in need of repair.

Moral Imagination - Implications of Cognitive Science for Ethics (Paperback, New edition): Mark Johnson Moral Imagination - Implications of Cognitive Science for Ethics (Paperback, New edition)
Mark Johnson
R754 Discovery Miles 7 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Using path-breaking discoveries of cognitive science, Mark Johnson argues that humans are fundamentally imaginative moral animals, challenging the view that morality is simply a system of universal laws dictated by reason. According to the Western moral tradition, we make ethical decisions by applying universal laws to concrete situations. But Johnson shows how research in cognitive science undermines this view and reveals that imagination has an essential role in ethical deliberation.
Expanding his innovative studies of human reason in "Metaphors We Live By" and "The Body in the Mind, " Johnson provides the tools for more practical, realistic, and constructive moral reflection.

My Sister's Keeper (DVD): Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Sofia Vassilieva, Thomas Dekker, Jason Patric, Joan... My Sister's Keeper (DVD)
Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Sofia Vassilieva, Thomas Dekker, …
R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nick Cassavetes directs this adaptation of the tear-jerker novel by Jodi Picoult. Abigail Breslin stars as Anna, a 13-year-old girl who was conceived by IVF in order to be a genetic match for her older sister, Kate (Sofia Vassilieva), who has battled leukemia since childhood. Despite being a normal, healthy child, Anna has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions and injections for the sake of her sister's health. Now, when she must forgo the opportunity to go to a prestigious hockey camp in order to donate a kidney to her sister who has gone into renal failure, Anna decides that enough is enough and sues her parents (Cameron Diaz and Jason Patric) for medical emancipation. Alec Baldwin co-stars as Campbell Alexander, the attorney who takes on Anna's case.

Apprehensions & Convictions: Adventures of a 50-Year-Old Rookie Cop (Hardcover): Mark Johnson Apprehensions & Convictions: Adventures of a 50-Year-Old Rookie Cop (Hardcover)
Mark Johnson
R515 R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Save R123 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Changing Trains - One boy's journey of discovery across 1980s Europe (Paperback): Mark Johnson Changing Trains - One boy's journey of discovery across 1980s Europe (Paperback)
Mark Johnson
R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Race and Ethnicity in a Welfare Society (Paperback, Ed): Charlotte Williams, Mark Johnson Race and Ethnicity in a Welfare Society (Paperback, Ed)
Charlotte Williams, Mark Johnson
R738 Discovery Miles 7 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

""This book is an interesting mix of established and new thinking on the development of race-related law, policy and practice in Britain ... It makes a particularly compelling argument for greater attention to the interaction between service providers and service users ... The authors offer important theoretical insights and valuable research evidence to social workers and related professionals"
British Journal of Social Work

"Government Ministers and advisers tell us that the 'race' agenda is finished. Williams and Johnson, in this closely argued, wide-ranging and excellent book, remind us how far that statement is from the truth... This book must be read by all concerned with advancing racial equality."
Gary Craig, Professor of Community Development and Social Justice, University of Durham, UK

"Williams and Johnson have presented a brilliant and comprehensive critique of the welfare state's failure to respond to cultural diversity and make full use of its creative potential. Their analysis is equipped with considerable theoretical acumen and command of empirical data, and it goes on to lay the foundation of an egalitarian and multi-culturally orientated welfare society. This new text is a most welcome contribution to this complex area, and provides a suitable 10-year follow-up to the Runnymede Trust Commission on multicultural Britain, which I had the honour to Chair."
Professor Lord Bhikhu Parekh

"I very much welcome this excellently timed book which drops right into the current debates. The double whammy of financial hardship and cuts to public services and benefits, threaten a brutal impact on poor and Black and Minority Ethnic communities. Race Equality campaigners and activists are increasingly concerned to highlight the importance of an approach to welfare that is caring, fair and where the recognition of 'race' is integral. To provide equality, differentials of race, gender and class in particular must be considered. Those considerations are central to this book and it should be used as the underpinning narrative and rationale for making the case for 'race' sensitive welfare."
Karen Chouhan, Director, Equanomics UK

"The arguments in this book are compelling and provide a powerful case for race equality in the light of the Coalition government plans in reducing the size of the public sector and the welfare state in a clear ideological and fiduciary battle with public expenditure."
Patrick Vernon, Chief Executive of The Afiya Trust"

Contemporary multiculturalism poses a number of challenges for the design and delivery of welfare services in Britain. This thought-provoking book explores the needs and well-being of ethnic minorities within the context of the changing framework for delivering welfare services. The book: Considers major transformations in the delivery and practices of welfare related services and their implications for the engagement, access and participation of ethnic minorities Reflects on issues of race and ethnicity within a variety of welfare policy arenas Suggests ways that welfare practices could be transformed to incorporate the notion of a welfare society

"Race and Ethnicity in a Welfare Society" will appeal to students of social work, social policy and sociology and to practitioners with an interest in welfare policy and practice.

Educational Politics for Social Justice (Paperback): Catherine Marshall, Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin, Mark Johnson, Enrique, Aleman,... Educational Politics for Social Justice (Paperback)
Catherine Marshall, Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin, Mark Johnson, Enrique, Aleman, Jr.
R970 Discovery Miles 9 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Employing a social justice framework, this book provides educational leaders and practitioners with tools and strategies for grappling with the political fray of education politics. The framework offers ways to critique, challenge, and alter social, cultural, and political patterns in organizations and systems that perpetuate inequities. The authors focus on the processes through which educational politics is enacted, illustrating how inequitable power relations are embedded in our democratic systems. Readers will explore education politics at five focal points of power (micro, local/district, state, federal, and global). The text provides examples of how to "work the system" in ways that move toward greater justice and equity in schools. Book Features: Conceptualizes educational politics within a pragmatic social justice framework. Examines the various layers of politics and how they interact. Explains governance structures and policymaking processes, such as policy formulation and implementation. Offers insights into how power operates and how it can be invoked to support the needs of struggling students. Explores why certain values, needs, and ideas are heard while others are not.

Dog God Myth (black & white print) - A compilation of inspirational dog stories (Paperback): Mark Johnson Joseph Dog God Myth (black & white print) - A compilation of inspirational dog stories (Paperback)
Mark Johnson Joseph
R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Who Am I? - Rapid Personality Test: A profound insight into personality theory and how it can help you fulfil your potential... Who Am I? - Rapid Personality Test: A profound insight into personality theory and how it can help you fulfil your potential (black & white print) (Paperback)
Mark Johnson Joseph
R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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