The Impulse Society

Author: Paul Roberts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608198146
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The Impulse Society from the Author: Paul Roberts. The author of The End of Food argues that today's technologically driven, high-speed consumer economy is preventing the advancement of society and recovery from the recession, tracing three decades of economic decline while identifying possible resolutions.

Neurones Without Impulses

Author: Alan Roberts
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521299350
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Neurones Without Impulses from the Author: Alan Roberts. This book reviews all known examples and considers how neurones can function without impulses.

Space 2030 Tackling Society S Challenges

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264008349
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Space 2030 Tackling Society S Challenges from the Author: OECD. This book assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks that currently govern space activities in the OECD area and beyond.

Friendship And Happiness

Author: Tim Delaney
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476668965
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Friendship And Happiness from the Author: Tim Delaney. This philosophical and sociological look at friendship and happiness begins with a review of Aristotle's three categories of friendship--friends of utility, friends of pleasure and friends of the good. Modern variations--casual friends, close friends, best friends--are described, along with the growing phenomena of virtual friendships and cyber socialization in the Internet age. Inspired in part by Bertrand Russell's The Conquest of Happiness, the authors propose that conquering unhappiness is key to achieving the self-satisfaction Russell called zest and Aristotle called eudaimonia or thriving by our own efforts.

The Categorical Impulse

Author: R. F. Ellen
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845450175
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The Categorical Impulse from the Author: R. F. Ellen. Classification, as an object of recent anthropological scrutiny came to prominence during the 1960s, exemplified in the British (constructionist) tradition by the writings of Mary Douglas, and in the American ethno-semantics (cognitive) tradition by the likes of Harold Conklin and Brent Berlin. At the time, these approaches seemed by turns to contradict each other, or even to exist in parallel universes. However, over the last 30 years we have witnessed both a renewed interest in classification studies as well as a cross-fertilization of these once antagonistic approaches. These essays by one of leading scholars in this field bring together a body of influential and inter-linked work which attempts to bridge the divide between cultural and cognitive studies of classification, and which develops a more embedded and processual approach. In particular, the essays focus on people’s categorization of natural kinds as a means through which to obtain an understanding of how classifying behavior in general works, engaging with the ideas of both anthropologists and psychologists. The theoretical background is set out in an entirely new and substantial introduction, which also provides a comprehensive and systematic review of developments in cognitive and social anthropology since 1960 as these have impacted on classification studies. In short, it constitutes a useful and approachable introduction to its subject.

Third Wave Capitalism

Author: John Ehrenreich
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501703595
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Third Wave Capitalism from the Author: John Ehrenreich. In Third Wave Capitalism, John Ehrenreich documents the emergence of a new stage in the history of American capitalism. Just as the industrial capitalism of the nineteenth century gave way to corporate capitalism in the twentieth, recent decades have witnessed corporate capitalism evolving into a new phase, which Ehrenreich calls "Third Wave Capitalism." Third Wave Capitalism is marked by apparent contradictions: Rapid growth in productivity and lagging wages; fabulous wealth for the 1 percent and the persistence of high levels of poverty; increases in the standard of living and increases in mental illness, personal misery, and political rage; the apotheosis of the individual and the deterioration of democracy; increases in life expectancy and out-of-control medical costs; an African American president and the incarceration of a large percentage of the black population. Ehrenreich asserts that these phenomena are evidence that a virulent, individualist, winner-take-all ideology and a virtual fusion of government and business have subverted the American dream. Greed and economic inequality reinforce the sense that each of us is “on our own.” The result is widespread lack of faith in collective responses to our common problems. The collapse of any organized opposition to business demands makes political solutions ever more difficult to imagine. Ehrenreich traces the impact of these changes on American health care, school reform, income distribution, racial inequities, and personal emotional distress. Not simply a lament, Ehrenreich's book seeks clues for breaking out of our current stalemate and proposes a strategy to create a new narrative in which change becomes possible.

England And The Continental Renaissance

Author: Edward Chaney
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 9780851152707
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England And The Continental Renaissance from the Author: Edward Chaney. This wide-ranging collection contains essays devoted to many facets of the Renaissance in England. Its scholarship and scope will ensure that it makesa valuable contribution to the many disciplines on which it impinges: art, political theory, design, literature and theology amongst others. Throughout the links between England and Italy in the sixteenth century appear as a central theme.

The Rediscovery Of Teaching

Author: Gert J. J. Biesta
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317208129
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The Rediscovery Of Teaching from the Author: Gert J. J. Biesta. The Rediscovery of Teaching presents the innovative claim that teaching does not necessarily have to be perceived as an act of control but can be understood and configured as a way of activating possibilities for students to exist as subjects. By framing teaching as an act of dissensus, that is, as an interruption of egological ways of being, this book positions teaching at the progressive end of the educational spectrum, where it can be reconnected with the emancipatory ambitions of education. In conversation with the works of Emmanuel Levinas, Paulo Freire, Jacques Rancière, and other theorists, Gert Biesta shows how students’ existence as subjects hinges on the creation of existential possibilities, through which students can assert their "grown-up" place in the world. Written for researchers and students in the areas of philosophy of education, educational theory, curriculum theory, teaching, and teacher education, The Rediscovery of Teaching demonstrates the important role of teachers and teaching in the project of education as emancipation towards grown-up ways of being in the world.