Inquiry into Life


Author: Sylvia Mader

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 1259688607


Page: 848

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Surfing with Sartre

An Aquatic Inquiry into a Life of Meaning


Author: Aaron James

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385540744

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 2736

From the bestselling author of Assholes: A Theory, a book that—in the tradition of Shopclass as Soulcraft, Barbarian Days and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance—uses the experience and the ethos of surfing to explore key concepts in philosophy. The existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre once declared "the ideal limit of aquatic sports . . . is waterskiing." The avid surfer and lavishly credentialed academic philosopher Aaron James vigorously disagrees, and in Surfing with Sartre he intends to expound the thinking surfer's view of the matter, in the process elucidating such philosophical categories as freedom, being, phenomenology, morality, epistemology, and even the emerging values of what he terms "leisure capitalism." In developing his unique surfer-philosophical worldview, he draws from his own experience of surfing and from surf culture and lingo, and includes many relevant details from the lives of the philosophers, from Aristotle to Wittgenstein, with whose thought he engages. In the process, he'll speak to readers in search of personal and social meaning in our current anxious moment, by way of doing real, authentic philosophy.

Life Itself

A Comprehensive Inquiry Into the Nature, Origin, and Fabrication of Life


Author: Robert Rosen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231075640

Category: Philosophy

Page: 285

View: 6428

What is life? For four centuries, it has been believed that the only possible scientific approach to this question proceeds from the Cartesian metaphor -- organism as machine. Therefore, organisms are to be studied and characterized the same way "machines" are; the same way any inorganic system is. Robert Rosen argues that such a view is neither necessary nor sufficient to answer the question. He asserts that life is not a specialization of mechanism, but rather a sweeping generalization of it. Above all, Rosen argues that renouncing mechanism does not mean abandoning science. A radical alternative is proposed, drawn equally from experience in biology, physics, and mathematics; an alternative which draws attention to a new class of complex systems, which are radically different from mechanism.

Gastrology, Or Life of Pleasure Or Study of the Belly Or Inquiry Into Dinner


Author: Archestratus (of Gela.),Gian Lombardo

Publisher: Quale Press

ISBN: 0979299969

Category: Poetry

Page: 74

View: 8443

In this volume, Gian Lombardo has culled together previous translations of Archestratos?s work to provide a version that best captures the author?s simultaneously dogmatically authoritative and irreverent tome. One could read Gastrology as a cookbook, if one could find pig-fish (?Braise its head but add no seasoning?) or Toronaian saw-tooth shark (?Sprinkle with cumin and roast with a pinch of salt?). It?s also a travelogue of ancient Greek port-towns, and a guide to the prejudices of the day (?Don?t let any Siracusan, or Italian for that matter, get near when you?re cooking?). Most of all, this book is a testament to the ways in which, since the beginnings of Western civilization, people have been taking serious and sensual pleasure in the food they eat.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

An Inquiry Into Values


Author: Robert M. Pirsig

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061907995

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

View: 1490

Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. This 25th Anniversary Quill Edition features a new introduction by the author; important typographical changes; and a Reader's Guide that includes discussion topics, an interview with the author, and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.

Madness as Methodology

Bringing Concepts to Life in Contemporary Theorising and Inquiry


Author: Ken Gale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351659278

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

View: 8358

Madness as Methodology begins with the following quotation from Deleuze and Guattari, ‘Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be breakthrough.’ This quotation firmly expresses the book’s intention to provide readers with radical and innovative approaches to methodology and research in the arts, humanities and education practices. It conceptualises madness, not as a condition of an individual or particular being, but rather as a process that does things differently in terms of creativity and world making. Through a posthuman theorising as practice, the book emphasises forms of becoming and differentiation that sees all bodies, human and nonhuman, as acting in constant, fluid, relational play. The book offers a means of breaking through and challenging the constraints and limitations of Positivist approaches to established research practice. Therefore, experimentation, concept making as event and a going off the rails are offered as necessary means of inquiry into worlds that are considered to be always not yet known. Rather than using a linear chapter structure, the book is constructed around Deleuze and Guattari’s use of an assemblage of plateaus, providing the reader with a freedom of movement via multiple entry and exit points to the text. These plateaus are processually interconnected providing a focal emphasis upon topics apposite to this madness as methodology. Therefore, as well as offering a challenge to the constraining rigours of conventional research practices, these plateaus engage with topics to do with posthuman thinking, relationality, affect theory, collaboration, subjectivity, friendship, performance and the use of writing as a method of inquiry.


An Inquiry Into Morals


Author: Robert Pirsig

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307764214

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

View: 1456

The author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance examines life's essential issues as he recounts the journey down the Hudson River in a sailboat of his philosopher-narrator Phaedrus.

An Inquiry Into Modes of Existence


Author: Bruno Latour

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674728556

Category: History

Page: 486

View: 3610

In a new approach to philosophical anthropology, Bruno Latour offers answers to questions raised in We Have Never Been Modern: If not modern, what have we been, and what values should we inherit? An Inquiry into Modes of Existence offers a new basis for diplomatic encounters with other societies at a time of ecological crisis.

Inquiry into Life


Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497015197

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 6312

Facts101 is your complete guide to Inquiry into Life. In this book, you will learn topics such as Cell Structure and Function, Membrane Structure and Function, Cell Division, and Metabolism: Energy and Enzymes plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

The Nature of God

An Inquiry Into Divine Attributes


Author: Edward R. Wierenga

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801488504

Category: Philosophy

Page: 238

View: 5532

The Nature of God explores a perennial problem in the philosophy of religion. Drawing upon developments in philosophy, most notably those in philosophical logic, Edward R. Wierenga examines the traditional divine attributes of omnipotence, omniscience, eternity, timelessness, immutability, and goodness. His philosophically defensible formulations of the nature of God are in accord with the views of classical theists. The author provides an account of each of the divine attributes by stating in contemporary terms what such classical theists as Augustine, Anselm, and Aquinas wrote about the nature of God; he then seeks to determine whether one can defend the ascription of traditional divine attributes to God against philosophical objections.Clearly written and comprehensive, The Nature of God contains a wealth of illuminating and original material on a central topic in the philosophy of religion

Encounters in Planning Thought

16 Autobiographical Essays from Key Thinkers in Spatial Planning


Author: Beatrix Haselsberger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317248422

Category: Architecture

Page: 356

View: 7314

Encounters in Planning Thought builds on the intellectual legacy of spatial planning through essays by leading scholars from around the world, including John Friedmann, Peter Marcuse, Patsy Healey, Andreas Faludi, Judith Innes, Rachelle Alterman and many more. Each author provides a fascinating and inspiring unravelling of his or her own intellectual journey in the context of events, political and economic forces, and prevailing ideas and practices, as well as their own personal lives. This is crucial reading for those interested in spatial planning, including those studying the theory and history of spatial planning. Encounters in Planning Thought sets out a comprehensive, intellectual, institutional and practical agenda for the discipline of spatial planning as it heads towards its next half-century. Together, the essays form a solid base on which to understand the most salient elements to be taken forward by current and future generations of spatial planners.

A Critical Inquiry into Queer Utopias


Author: Angela Jones

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137311975

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 3177

This anthology is a symposium on queer space and queer utopias. Through the presentation of empirical work by contemporary queer theorists this book aims to create a critical dialogue about the emergence of queer spaces and the ways in which they aim to further queer futurity.

Shop Class as Soulcraft

An Inquiry Into the Value of Work


Author: Matthew B. Crawford

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781594202230

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 9948

A philosopher and mechanic extolls the virtues of manual labor, describing how the satisfactions and challenges of creating with one's own hands promotes a sense of connection to life that office work suppresses.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science

Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8


Author: Jonathon Grooms,Patrick J. Enderle,Todd Hutner,Ashley Murphy,Victor Sampson

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1681403722

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 4980

Are you interested in using argument-driven inquiry for middle school lab instruction but just aren’t sure how to do it? Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science will provide you with both the information and instructional materials you need to start using this method right away. The book is a one-stop source of expertise, advice, and investigations to help physical science students work the way scientists do. The book is divided into two basic parts: 1. An introduction to the stages of argument-driven inquiry—from question identification, data analysis, and argument development and evaluation to double-blind peer review and report revision. 2. A well-organized series of 22 field-tested labs designed to be much more authentic for instruction than traditional laboratory activities. The labs cover four core ideas in physical science: matter, motion and forces, energy, and waves. Students dig into important content and learn scientific practices as they figure out everything from how thermal energy works to what could make an action figure jump higher. The authors are veteran teachers who know your time constraints, so they designed the book with easy-to-use reproducible student pages, teacher notes, and checkout questions. The labs also support today’s standards and will help your students learn the core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and scientific practices found in the Next Generation Science Standards. In addition, the authors offer ways for students to develop the disciplinary skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards. Many of today’s middle school teachers—like you—want to find new ways to engage students in scientific practices and help students learn more from lab activities. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science does all of this while also giving students the chance to practice reading, writing, speaking, and using math in the context of science.



Author: Warren Hinckle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780867198553

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 520

View: 9610

An inquiry into the life and death of the master of 'gonzo' - Hunter Thompson - with candid memories and appreciations by many of his closest friends and co-conspirators. Thompson's compatriots, observe and comment on thejournalistic legend's life and death.Contains: transcripts of his rants and idiosyncraticphone messages, The Gonzo Master's Midnight Faxes, The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved, and a humungous introduction (a book in itself!) by Warren Hinckle III. BOOK ONEThe Crazy Never Dieincluding The Night ManagerWarren HinckleBOOK TWO The Kentucky Derby IsDecadent and DepravedHunter S. Thompson & Ralph SteadmanBOOK THREEAdventures with Hunterincluding Shotgun Art & Shotgun GolfJohn G. Clancy A Master Of ToolsBill Cardoso The Origin Of GonzoDennis P. Eichhorn What Is Gonzo?Roger Black Waiting For CopyJerry Brown Res Ipsa LoquiturBen Fong-Torres Janis Joplin Knew What She Was Doing, TooPaul Krassner Blowing Deadlines With HunterTimothy Ferris Fear And LoathingWilliam Randolph Hearst III How The Doctor Rated The GameTerry McDonell The Smoking Lamp Is OffMartin F. Nolan Hunter By MoonlightWilliam Kennedy A Box Of BooksChris Felver Shooting Hunter In f8Phil Bronstein A Night At Hunter'sBarbara Wohl-Littinger I Told You I Was SickJohn R. MacArthur A Night On The TownJack Thibeau One Of Those Learning ExperiencesMichael Stepanian Life Was Perfect, Life Was RealEugene "Dr. Hip" Schoenfeld, M.D. Medicating HunterMatthew Naythons 16 Alexander AvenueWayne Ewing Never Call 911Deborah Fuller Owl Farm AlbumJohn Walsh Hunter As ElvisJeff Goodby Hunter Makes A Commercial, Sort OfRalph Steadman I Knew He Meant ItJonah Raskin The View From The LeftTom Wolfe As Gonzo In Life As In His WorkGarry Trudeau Some Nasty Karmic ShiftJonathan Shaw & Johnny Depp The Gift of the Severed FingerWavy Gravy A Haiku For The Good DoctorStephen R. Proctor Heir AberrantBOOK FOURThey Came For Blood...We Gave Them InkR. L. "Bob" Crabbincluding The Topless Caravan to Woody CreekBOOK FIVEMidnight FaxesHunter S. Thompson To Jeff Armstrong, Road Managerincluding Other Faxes from HSTBOOK SIXRequiemSusie BrightJuan ThompsonWayne Ewing