"Entropy" is about a romantic character whose own reasoning may be his worse enemy to achieve happiness; the goal of his life. This man searches the meaning of life and the philosophy of how to live it in the most pleasant way. Everything he does is with the hope to achieve happiness. But his actions and reasoning only bring him sadness and hatred toward society and even himself for the mechanical way that most people live their lives and do not seem to care. After spending most of his being in his odyssey; did he finally find it, and if so, how did he?
This is an edition of one of the crucial texts of Renaissance skepticism, Quod nihil scitur, by the Portuguese scholar Franciso Sanches. The treatise, first published in 1581, is a refutation of Aaristotelian dialectics and scientific theory in the search for a true scientific method. This volume provides a critical edition of the original text, an English translation (the first ever published), a substantial introduction, and comprehensive annotation.
Tracing the beginnings of a bourgeois literature in Golden Age Spain, Francisco Sanchez examines works by Baltasar Gracian, major picaresque texts, and contemporary writings in which political economists and jurists look at new economic and political circumstances. Sanchez argues that this literature represents culture as intellectual and verbal skills for the social and economic advancement of a Christian but secularized person.
Ecological Impacts of Toxic Chemicals presents a comprehensive, yet readable account of the known disturbances caused by all kinds of toxic chemicals on both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Topics cover the sources of toxicants, their fate and distribution through the planet, their impacts on specific ecosystems, and their remediation by natural systems. Each chapter is written by well-known specialists in those areas, for the general public, students, and even scientists from outside this field. The book intends to raise awareness of the dangers of chemical pollution in a world dominated by industry and globalization of resources. Because the problems are widespread and far reaching, it is hoped that confronting the facts may prompt better management practices at industrial, agricultural and all levels of management, from local to governmental, so as to reduce the negative impacts of chemical contaminants on our planet.
Nominations of Jeffrey Alan Goldstein, Francisco Sanchez, and Sherry Glied: hearing before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, on the nominations of Jeffrey Alan Goldstein, to be Under Secretary of Domestic Finance, Department of the Treasury; Francisco Sanchez, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Internati