Open to question

the art of teaching and learning by inquiry


Author: Walter L. Bateman

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Incorporated Pub


Category: Philosophy

Page: 221

View: 839

Shows how teachers can structure their classes through inquiry or inductive teaching so that students actively participate in their learning by asking questions, challenging answers, and discovering new approaches to problems.




Author: John W. Chapman,William A. Galston

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814714994

Category: Philosophy

Page: 420

View: 561

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).

The Nitty-Gritty in the Life of a University


Author: William J. Adams

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1425709141

Category: Education

Page: 443

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An esteemed professor and one-time chairman of the mathematics department at New York's Pace University, Adams, interested in all facets of university administration, has produced an almost Jeffersonian volume of correspondence from his tenure. His views on textbook selection, collective bargaining and the proper role of the university have all flowed from his notebook, and no problem was too minute to evade his scope The frivolity of some of these papers is balanced by Adams's opinions on weightier issues, including sexual harassment and compensation in higher education. His approach and forward manner on these situations, despite how genuine, sometimes engendered resentment from his fellow faculty. But for those interested in the particulars of an academic career, this book offers a glimpse of what life may really be like inside the ivory tower. - Kirkus Discoveries-

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: 9643

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.

Free Speech


Author: Alan Haworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134754000

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

View: 5484

Free Speech is a philosophical treatment of a topic which is of immense importance to all of us. Writing with great clarity, wit, and genuine concern, Alan Haworth situates the main arguments for free speech by tracing their relationship to contemporary debates in politics and political philosophy, and their historical roots to earlier controversies over religious toleration. Free Speech will appeal to anyone with an interest in philosophy, politics and current affairs.

Heinemann English Dictionary


Author: Martin Manser

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435104245

Category: English language

Page: 1248

View: 5278

This text is aimed at students of all levels and provides straightforward definitions and help with pronunciation.

Foundations of Economic Method

A Popperian Perspective


Author: Lawrence Boland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134498098

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 1697

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.

The Antipodean Philosopher


Author: Graham Robert Oppy,Nick Trakakis,Lynda Burns

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739127330

Category: Philosophy

Page: 314

View: 5753

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.

Erzählstrukturen der Artusliteratur

Forschungsgeschichte und neue Ansätze


Author: Friedrich Wolfzettel,Peter Ihring

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311095009X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 377

View: 2538

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

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Immanuel Kant: Kritik der praktischen Vernunft


Author: Otfried Höffe

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 3050056185

Category: Philosophy

Page: 210

View: 1177

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.

Total Quality in Provider Practices Guidebook


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

Publisher: UniversityOfHealthCare

ISBN: 1594912335

Category: Medical

Page: 249

View: 8787

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.

Forms of Thought

A Study in Philosophical Logic


Author: E. J. Lowe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107354757

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 5798

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.


von der Modernisierung zum Antimodernismus


Author: Bianca Többe Gonçalves

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825889227

Category: Economic development

Page: 326

View: 4085

Studien zum vorhellenistischen und hellenistischen Herrscherkult


Author: Linda-Marie Günther,Sonja Plischke

Publisher: Verlag Antike

ISBN: 3938032472

Category: History

Page: 197

View: 6159

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: 1925

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.