The Great Imperfection

by George E. Karas
Publisher: iUniverse
Release Date: 2002-03-01
Genre: Fiction

They look like us, act like us, think like us. Some thought they were us. Rick Maxim, a computer programmer by day, pianoman by night, experiences a series of bizarre, surrealistic, life and death incidents. It takes a beautiful girl, the discovery of a hidden installation in the wilds of Africa, an

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by Patrick Grant
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Philosophy

"... aspirations to perfection awaken us to our actual imperfection." It is in the space between these aspirations and our inability to achieve them that Grant reflects upon imperfection. Grant argues that an awareness of imperfection, defined as both suffering and the need for justice, drive us to

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James Madison and Constitutional Imperfection

by Jeremy D. Bailey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2015-09-09
Genre: Political Science

This book presents a provocative account of James Madison's political thought by focusing on Madison's lifelong encounter with the enduring problem of constitutional imperfection. In particular, it emphasizes Madison's alliance with Thomas Jefferson, liberating it from those long-standing accounts o

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Reconstructing Keynesian Economics with Imperfect Competition

by Robin Lapthorn Marris
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

'Professor Robin Marris, who almost thirty years ago made pioneering contributions on the theory of managerial capitalism, has now written a fascinating and highly unusual book on Keynesian macroeconomics.' - Amitava Krishna Dutt, Review of Social Economy '. . . the book provides many valuable insig

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Imperfect Paradise

by Congwen Shen
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release Date: 1995-10-01
Genre: Fiction

The most comprehensive and authoritative representation in English of the remarkable Shen Congwen canon, ranging from the polished stories that made him a serious contender for the Nobel literary prize in the 1980s to lesser known, extravagant experimental pieces.

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The Imperfect Environmentalist

by Sara Gilbert
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: Nature

Actress, producer, mother, and imperfect environmentalist, Sara Gilbert understands how helping the environment can seem overwhelming. Between keeping up with work, friends, and kids, who has the time or money to maintain a compost pile, become an activist, or knit a sweater out of recycled grocery

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The Relief of Imperfection

by Joan C. Webb
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
Release Date: 2008-01-02
Genre: Religion

“Dear Lord, I pray that all limitations, weaknesses, defects, pain, hurt, mistakes, embarrassment, and imperfection in my personal and public life, relationships and circumstances be eliminated.” This book is for any woman who has ever prayed this prayer or for the one who has even thought it. J

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The Imperfect City On Architectural Judgment

by Samir Younes
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: Architecture

If architectural judgment were a city, a city of ideas and forms, then it is a very imperfect city. When architects judge the success or failure of a building, the range of ways and criteria which can be used for this evaluation causes many contentious and discordant arguments. Proposing that the in

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