De plus en plus d'artistes utilisent les nouvelles technologies à des fins esthétiques et artistiques. Des termes et des expressions tels bioart, biotech, biofacts, art transgénique, biogénétique, art in vitro, etc., désignent ainsi des créations hybrides mi-artistiques, mi-scientifiques. Ces « oeuvres », volontairement provocantes, dérangent. Elles ébranlent l'imaginaire et transgressent parfois les limites traditionnellement et historiquement assignées à l'art occidental. Elles troublent aussi notre jugement en révélant, au-delà du domaine de l'art, une multiplicité d'enjeux d'ordre éthique, religieux, philosophique, culturel, juridique et politique. La neuroesthétique, espace interdisciplinaire entre l'esthétique, les neurosciences et les sciences cognitives, représente aujourd'hui un aspect particulièrement novateur de l'alliance entre l'art et la science. Les questions qu'elle pose sont nombreuses : quelle est la part de l'inné et de l'acquis dans l'expression de notre sensibilité au beau ? Existe-t-il des dispositions neuronales, des structures cérébrales, qui favorisent la reconnaissance et l'appréciation de la beauté ? Peut-on identifier les processus physiologiques qui déterminent ou accompagnent l'expérience esthétique plastique ou musicale ? Autant d'interrogations tournées vers un futur incertain, sources d'inquiétude, auxquelles la technoscience livre peu à peu ses propres réponses. Autant de défis que doit pourtant relever la réflexion esthétique.
La lecture des derniers poèmes que Nietzsche compose entre 1879 et 1888, se révèle indispensable si l'on veut suivre les cheminements d'une pensée qui ne procède pas selon les voies traditionnelles de l'argumentation philosophique et de l'abstraction conceptuelle. Elle permet aussi de comprendre les prétendues contradictions de la pensée nietzschéenne, non plus comme des incohérences mais comme les signes ambigus d'une entreprise dont l'auteur a pressenti maintes fois la difficulté, sinon l'échec, lui qui n'ignorait pas que « le service de la vérité est le plus dur service ». Marc Jimenez, philosophe et germaniste, est professeur émérite à l'Université Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne. Connu pour ces travaux sur Adorno, l'École de Francfort et la philosophie allemande contemporaine, il a publié de nombreux ouvrages sur l'art et l'esthétique.
Il est devenu banal de déclarer que les images virtuelles et le mondes fictifs crées par les nouvelles technologies donnent à repenser le rapport de l'homme au réel, et le rapport de l'homme à lui-même. Il conviendrait aujourd'hui de regarder les oeuvres
When hotshot lawyer Elizabeth Brice turns up to collect her daughter Grace from football practice, the coach tells her she needn't have bothered, as Grace's uncle has already picked her up.
The only problem is - Grace has no uncles.
And so begins a furious race against time to save Grace from unknown kidnappers. Grace's internet geek father John leads the search, forced to unite with his terrifying wife and even more terrifying father Ben, a battle-hardened Vietnam veteran. Somehow they must find Grace before it is too late. But secrets from the past make the little girl's survival more uncertain with every passing minute...
A riveting, action-packed thriller, The Abduction will have you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last.
Beck Hardin returns to his Texas hometown - and his estranged father - after the death of his wife leaves him with two children to raise. The town is still reeling from the murder of sixteen-year-old Heidi, whose father - Beck's old college friend - asks Beck to help him find Heidi's killer before the statute of limitations runs out. Meanwhile, Beck is pushed into becoming town Judge, and he makes some powerful enemies amongst the rich white landowners when he refuses to condone their treatment of the Mexican workers of the town. As events escalate, the landowners carefully plot their revenge...
A partner at an elite Dallas law firm, Scott Fenney is forced to choose between his conscience and his wealthy, privileged lifestyle when he assigned to defend pro bono Shawanda Jones, a heroin-addicted prostitute, who is accused of murdering Clark McCall, the ne-er-do-well son of a millionaire Texas senator and presidential candidate. A first novel. Reprint.
'Scott, it's Rebecca. I need you.' After years of silence, Texan lawyer Scott Fenney receives a devastating phonecall from his ex-wife. She has been accused of murdering her boyfriend, Trey - the man she left Scott for - and is being held in a police cell. Now she is begging Scott to defend her.
Scott is used to high-stakes cases, but this one is bigger than anything he has handled before. If Rebecca is found guilty, under Texan law she will be sentenced to death. He will have her blood on his hands. As he prepares to take the stand in the most dramatic courtroom appearance of his life, Scott is forced to question everything he believes to get to the truth - to save the life of the ex-wife he still loves....
Andy Prescott is the most laid-back young lawyer in Austin, Texas. Specialising in traffic law, he operates from a small room above a ramshackle tattoo parlour. He rides a trail bike and spends way too much time drinking beer in the sunshine. Ambition has never been Andy's strong point - he prefers to take it easy.
That is, until one of Texas's wealthiest men walks into his office. On the spot, billionaire Russell Reeves retains Andy as his lawyer and, in exchange for some easy legal work, pays him more money than he has ever earned before. Andy's life is transformed.
But nothing comes for free. Russell is a desperate man whose sole aim is to save his eight-year-old son, Zach, who is dying from leukemia. He is prepared to do anything - even if it means putting Andy's life in danger...
Mark Gimenez is back as The Colour of Law star A. Scott Fenney takes the stand for an impossible case. An ISIS attack on America is narrowly averted when the FBI uncovers a plot to detonate a weapon of mass destruction in Dallas, Texas during the Super Bowl.A federal grand jury indicts twenty-four co-conspirators, including Omar al Mustafa, a notorious and charismatic Muslim cleric known for his incendiary anti-American diatribes on YouTube and Fox News. His arrest is greeted with cheers around the world and relief at home. The President goes on national television and proclaims: 'We won!'There is only one problem: there is no evidence against Mustafa. That problem falls to the presiding judge, newly appointed U.S. District Judge A. Scott Fenney.If Mustafa is innocent, Scott must set the most dangerous man in Dallas free, with no idea who is really guilty.And all with just three weeks to go before the attack is due . . .
Criminal defence lawyers must make their peace with one harsh fact of life: most of their clients are guilty. Yet when William Tucker, a celebrated and self-centered star college football player, is suddenly arrested and charged with the brutal rape and murder of a college coed two years before, his broken-down, drunken estranged father Frank can't believe he's guilty. What father could?But Frank is also an ex-criminal defence lawyer.Now Frank must find a way to sober up and save his son from the death penalty sought by an ambitious district attorney.Can a father's love for his accused son save him from death?
A comprehensive reference to the use of innovative catalysts and processes to turn biomass into value-added chemicals
Chemical Catalysts for Biomass Upgrading offers detailed descriptions of catalysts and catalytic processes employed in the synthesis of chemicals and fuels from the most abundant and important biomass types. The contributors?noted experts on the topic?focus on the application of catalysts to the pyrolysis of whole biomass and to the upgrading of bio-oils.
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Partis à l'aventure, en ne sachant pas ce qui les attendrait, nos deux comparses iront de surprise en surprise. Naviguant en pirogue sur plus de 1000 kilomètres, ils finiront par atteindre leurs objectifs. Mais à la croisée des chemins, ils rencontrent dans cette forêt, ces petites tribus qui loin de paraître démunies face aux aléas de la vie, ont su tout au contraire préserver leurs traditions, envers et contre tous.