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Author: Mark Rowlands
Publisher: Stocksfield [England] : Acumen, 2008.
Series: Art of living series (Acumen Publishing)
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mark Rowland s brings his philosophical expertise to bear on our concept of fame and explores the reasons behind its radical transformation. To understand this "new variant fame", Rowlands argues, we must engage in an extensive philosophical excavation that takes us back to a dispute that began in fourth-century BC Athens. Rowlands reveals that our present day notion of fame and the extremes that accompany it are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Named Person: Mark Rowlands; Mark Rowlands
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Rowlands
ISBN: 9781844651573 1844651576 9781844654260 1844654265
OCLC Number: 229034674
Description: 122 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Girls gone wild : fame and vfame --
Footnotes to Plato --
The enlightenment project --
Lightness and weight --
From suicide bombers to young hot Hollywood --
Paris Hilton and the end of history.
Series Title: Art of living series (Acumen Publishing)
Responsibility: Mark Rowlands.

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Fame was once associated with excellence or achievement in some or other field of endeavour. One of the most distinctive cultural phenomena over the years has been the rise and rise of fame. This  Read more...

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