Author: John W. Chapman,William A. Galston

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814714994

Category: Philosophy

Page: 420

View: 458

In the United States, there exists increasing uneasiness about the predominance of self-interest in both public and private life, growing fear about the fragmentation and privatization of American society, mounting concerns about the effects of institutions—ranging from families to schools to the media—on the character of young people, and a renewed tendency to believe that without certain traditional virtues neither public leaders nor public policies are likely to succeed. In this thirty-fourth volume in The American Society of Legal and Political Philosophy, a distinguished group of international scholars from a range of disciplines examines what is meant by virtue, analyzing various historical and analytical meanings of virtue, notions of liberal virtue, civic virtue, and judicial virtue, and the nature of secular and theological virtue. The contributors include: Jean Baechler (University of Paris-Sorbonne), Annette C. Baier (University of Pittsburgh), Ronald Beiner (University of Toronto), Christopher J. Berry (University of Glasgow), J. Budziszweski (University of Texas), Charles Larmore (Columbia University), David Luban (University of Maryland), Stephen Macedo (Harvard University), Michael J. Perry (Northwestern University), Terry Pinkard (Georgetown University), Jonathan Riley (Tulane University), George Sher (University of Vermont), Judith N. Shklar (Harvard University), Rogers M. Smith (Yale University), David A. Strauss (University of Chicago), and Joan C. Williams (American University).

Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Science Education

An International Dialogue


Author: W.W. Cobern

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401152241

Category: Science

Page: 221

View: 9068

Global science education is a reality at the end of the 20th century - albeit an uneven reality - because of tremendous technological and economic pressures. Unfortunately, this reality is rarely examined in the light of what interests the everyday lives of ordinary people rather than the lives of political and economic elites. The purpose of this book is to offer insightful and thought-provoking commentary on both realities. The tacit question throughout the book is `Whose interests are being served by current science education practices and policies?' The various chapters offer critical analysis from the perspectives of culture, economics, epistemology, equity, gender, language, and religion in an effort to promote a reflective science education that takes place within, rather than taking over, the important cultural lives of people. The target audience for the book includes graduate students in education, science education and education policy professors, policy and government officials involved with education.

Junior School Dictionary


Author: Linsay Knight,Andrew Delahunty

Publisher: Ginn

ISBN: 9780602309442

Category: English language

Page: 656

View: 8194

Junior School Dictionary is the most comprehensive dictionary designed for the primary classroom.

Foundations of Economic Method

A Popperian Perspective


Author: Lawrence Boland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134498098

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 2389

Many consider Foundations of Economic Method to be Lawrence Boland's best work. This updated edition is radically changed from the original and will be much appreciated by thinkers within economics. The book positions methodology vis-à-vis the current practice of economists and is all the better for it. Yet another book that not only deserves to be read by those within the field of economic methodology, but also by those involved in economics at all. Boland is back.

Total Quality in Provider Practices Guidebook


Author: Daniel Farb,Daniel Farb, M.D.,Bruce Gordon

Publisher: UniversityOfHealthCare

ISBN: 1594912335

Category: Medical

Page: 249

View: 8336

A ground-breaking work that applies the principles of Total Quality Management to healthcare practices in a manner that is engaging, easy, practical, and sometimes entertaining. This book includes a section of workbooks that lead the reader step by step through developing one’s own plan for total quality interventions.

Erzählstrukturen der Artusliteratur

Forschungsgeschichte und neue Ansätze


Author: Friedrich Wolfzettel,Peter Ihring

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311095009X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 377

View: 2146

The apparently vague and certainly hackneyed term 'structure' has become a terminally ubiquitous 'hardly perennial' in the research on Arthurian romance in verse and prose. Unlike orally derived epic poetry, early Arthurian romance already evolved an identity as an individually under-written, authorial, consciously fictional, and - in tendency at least - autonomous structure or 'conjointure' in its own right. Thus from the outset Arthurian research revolved around problems of form and in the course of its history attempted (not least under influence of the respectively prevalent research paradigms) to develop and/or draw on narrative models for the purpose of casting light on Arthurian structural regularities. The most famous instance of this is certainly the 'dual path theory', adumbrated by Wilhelm Kellermann, developing into a paradigm in post-mar research and justifying the positing of an 'Arthurian structure' (Hugo Kuhn). Looking back at the end of the 20th century on the various separate stages of Arthurian research, and exactly 50 years after the establishment of the International Arthurian Society, the German Section of the Society felt it incumbent upon itself to essay a stock-taking retrospect and combine a critical review of earlier research findings with an attempt at new approaches taking research on this subject on into the future.

The Scandinavian Languages

Fifty Years of Linguistic Research (1918 - 1968)


Author: Einar Haugen,Thomas L Markey

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110870665

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 183

View: 5796

How to Ask the Right Questions


Author: Patricia E. Blosser

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 0873551028

Category: Education

Page: 15

View: 9222

Questions, questions, questions! They are a large part of a teacher’s stock-in-trade. Questioning style and content varies from teacher to teacher, student group to student group, and situation to situation.

Immanuel Kant: Kritik der praktischen Vernunft


Author: Otfried Höffe

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 3050056185

Category: Philosophy

Page: 210

View: 3710

Kants "Kritik der praktischen Vernunft" (1788) steht zu Unrecht oft im Schatten der "Kritik der reinen Vernunft" und der "Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten". Tatsächlich sind die Grundelemente der Kantischen Moralphilosophie im Gegensatz zu vielen Thesen der ersten Kritik bis heute weitgehend anerkannt, und erst der Nachweis der zweiten Kritik, dass Freiheit wirklich ist, macht "den Schlussstein von dem ganzen Gebäude eines Systems der reinen, selbst der spekulativen Vernunft aus". Entlang der Stichworte reiner Wille, gesetzgebende Form der Maxime, transzendentale Freiheit, Autonomie und Faktum der Vernunft zeigt Kant in der "Analytik", dass reine Vernunft "für sich" praktisch sein, nämlich den Willen bestimmen kann. Die "Dialektik" sichert den Ideen von der Existenz Gottes und der Unsterblichkeit der Seele objektive Realität und untersucht das Verhältnis von theoretischer und praktischer Vernunft. Die "Methodenlehre" schließlich skizziert eine Theorie moralischer Erziehung, die für den heutigen Ethikunterricht noch aktuell ist. Die zwölf Beiträge dieses kooperativen Kommentars rekonstruieren die Argumente eines Schlüsseltextes der Moralphilosophie und prüfen die sachliche Überzeugungskraft.

The Antipodean Philosopher


Author: Graham Robert Oppy,Nick Trakakis,Lynda Burns

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739127330

Category: Philosophy

Page: 314

View: 3759

This volume presents an acessible and engaging collection of essays by prominent Australasian philosophers, covering a wide array of topics and drawn from a series of public lectures on Philosophy in Australia and Zealand convened over a period of four years. The essays explore the rich philosophical past of Australasia, while also illustrating why philosophy in Australasia ranks highly in influence and esteem.

Communications & Social Order Ppr


Author: Hugh Dalziel Duncan

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412819961

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 475

View: 5152

In this highly influential study of art forms as models for a theory of communications, Hugh Dalziel Duncan demonstrates that without understanding of the role of symbols in society, social scientists cannot hope to develop adequate models for social analysis. He reviews critically major contributions to communication theory during the past century: Freud's analysis of dream symbolism, Simmel's concept of sociability, James' insights into religious experience, and Dewey's relating of art to experience.

Forms of Thought

A Study in Philosophical Logic


Author: E. J. Lowe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107354757

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 9938

Forms of thought are involved whenever we name, describe, or identify things, and whenever we distinguish between what is, might be, or must be the case. It appears to be a distinctive feature of human thought that we can have modal thoughts, about what might be possible or necessary, and conditional thoughts, about what would or might be the case if something else were the case. Even the simplest thoughts are structured like sentences, containing referential and predicative elements, and studying these structures is the main task of philosophical logic. This clear and accessible book investigates the forms of thought, drawing out and focusing on the central logical notions of reference, predication, identity, modality and conditionality. It will be useful to students and other interested readers in epistemology and metaphysics, philosophy of mind and language, and philosophical logic.

Political Constructivism


Author: Peri Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113429901X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 7061

Political Constructivism is concerned with the justification of principles of political justice in the face of pluralism. Contemporary accounts of multiculturalism, pluralism and diversity have challenged the capacity of political theory to impartially justify principles of justice beyond the boundaries of particular communities. In this original account, Peri Roberts argues that political constructivism defends a conception of objective and universal principles that set normative limits to justifiable political practice. Political Constructivism explores this understanding in two ways. Firstly, by engaging with constructivist thinkers such as John Rawls and Onora O’Neill in order to lay out a basic understanding of what constructivism is. Secondly, the author goes on to defend a particular account of political constructivism that justifies a universal primary constructivism alongside the many secondary constructions in which we live our everyday lives. In doing so he outlines an understanding of principled pluralism which accepts diversity whilst at the same time recognising its limits. This volume will be of particular interest to students and researchers of political theory and political philosophy.


von der Modernisierung zum Antimodernismus


Author: Bianca Többe Gonçalves

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825889227

Category: Economic development

Page: 326

View: 9330

Studien zum vorhellenistischen und hellenistischen Herrscherkult


Author: Linda-Marie Günther,Sonja Plischke

Publisher: Verlag Antike

ISBN: 3938032472

Category: History

Page: 197

View: 1872

Contributions originally presented at the Tagung "Zum hellenistischen Herrsherkult zwischen Verdichtung und Erweiterung von Traditionsgeflecten" held 2009 in Bochum.

Der Wiener Kreis in Ungarn

The Vienna Circle in Hungary


Author: András Máté,Miklós Rédei,Friedrich Stadler

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3709101778

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 4015

Der Einfluss des Wiener Kreises zeigt sich bis heute auf allen Gebieten der Philosophie. Mit der erzwungenen Emigration der meisten Mitglieder wurde diese logisch-empiristische Tradition in Mitteleuropa jedoch vorerst unterbrochen. Erst als der logische Empirismus nach dem 2. Weltkrieg in der angelsächsischen Welt zu einer wichtigen Denkrichtung geworden war, wirkte er von dort zurück nach Mitteleuropa. In den Beiträgen analysieren und bewerten namhafte Experten die Auswirkungen des Logischen Empirismus auf die Entwicklung der Philosophie in Ungarn.