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Matthews, Richard (Assistant professor of philosophy)

Works: 11 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 2,323 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Popular works  Satire  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Musical fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PR6029.R8, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Matthews
The absolute violation why torture must be prohibited by Richard Matthews( )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"State torture has found an increasing number of defenders in law, philosophy, and public policy. Their defences often ignore the empirical literature on torture and thus misunderstand its nature and the damage it does, as well as accepting the illusory benefits it promises." "Richard Matthews challenges the increasing acceptability of state-sponsored torture interrogation, repudiating any possible justifications. He confronts its various supporters - ticking time bomb and tragic choice theorists, utilitarians, legal scholars - and draws from philosophy, medicine, psychiatry, survivor and torturer narratives, history, feminism, the experience of working intelligence officials, anthropology, and game theory to illustrate that no moral justification for torture can be supported."--Jacket
The living planet a portrait of the earth by David Attenborough( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Host David Attenborough visits the great environmental regions of the planet to examine how plants and animals adapt to their surroundings and how otherwise unrelated organisms, molded by similar conditions, develop similar techniques for solving problems of survival
A short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Bryson shares with readers his quest to try and gain a greater understanding of science's most mindboggling questions and theories, including the Big Bang theory. His sometimes humorous account of his travels creates one entertaining scientific tale
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas( Recording )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sent to prison on a false accusation in 1815, Edmond Dantes escapes many years later and finds a treasure which he uses to exact his revenge
Deception by Denise Mina( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lachlan Harriot, a man who refuses to believe his wife, Susie, is a killer--even though she had been working with Andrew Gow, a paroled serial killer, as his court-appointed psychologist, when she was found covered in blood near the spot where his and his wife's bodies were discovered. Desperate to clear his wife's name, Lachlan searches her home office for proof of her innocence. What he finds in this formerly off-limits place is an unimaginable world that makes him question his wife and their life together. But something continues to trouble him, and he, believing that this is where the truth lies, follows his hunch beyond all reason and hope
The piano tuner by Daniel Mason( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fiction debut that tells the story of a British piano tuner sent deep into Burma in the 19th century
Intelligence in war knowledge of the enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda by John Keegan( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Keegan, military history author and defense editor of The Daily Telegraph in London, examines the process of gathering military intelligence, noting its direct influence during times of war
King cobra ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follow the King Cobra on its journey through the Indian rain forest seeking food and a mate
The laments [a novel] by George Hagen( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A boy switched at birth grows up feeling that he doesn't belong in his quirky-but loving-family that can't seem to settle down in one place
The rebels of Ireland [the Dublin saga] by Edward Rutherfurd( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once again Rutherfurd takes us inside the process of history by tracing the lives of several Dublin families from all strata of society, Protestant and Catholic, rich and poor, conniving and heroic. Through the eyes of the victims and the perpetrators alike the painful realities of the anti-Catholic penal laws, the catastrophic famine and the massive migration to North America, the rise of the great nationalists O'Connell and the tragic Parnell, the glorious Irish cultural renaissance of Joyce and Yeats, and finally, the triumphant founding of the Irish Republic in 1922
Animal farm by George Orwell( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the animals at Manor Farm revolt against their master, their goal is to establish an ideal community based on hard work, honesty, and the equality of all animals. Animal Farm, as they rename it, briefly fulfills the ideal. But soon, through manipulation and aggression by those who assume power, the farm's founding principles are slowly eroded and abolished
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Alternative Names
Matthews Richard S.
English (19)