Patterns of Commoning


Author: David Bollier,Silke Helfrich

Publisher: Commons Strategy Group and Off the Common Press

ISBN: 1937146839

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 2564

What accounts for the persistence and spread of "commoning," the irrepressible desire of people to collaborate and share to meet everyday needs? How are the more successful projects governed? And why are so many people embracing the commons as a powerful strategy for building a fair, humane and Earth-respecting social order? In more than fifty original essays, Patterns of Commoning addresses these questions and probes the inner complexities of this timeless social paradigm. The book surveys some of the most notable, inspiring commons around the world, from alternative currencies and open design and manufacturing, to centuries-old community forests and co-learning commons - and dozens of others. David Bollier ( is an American author, activist and independent scholar who has studied the commons for nearly twenty years. Silke Helfrich ( is a German author and independent activist of the commons who blogs at, and cofounder of the Commons-Institut in Germany. With Michel Bauwens, Bollier and Helfrich are cofounders of the Common Strategies Group. For more information, go to the book's website, Patterns of Commoning (

Gesammelte Aufsätze III

Studien zur phänomenologischen Philosophie


Author: A. Schutz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401027277

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 4883

Der vorliegende Band der "Gesammelten Aufsatze" tragt den Titel "Studien zur Phanomenologischen Philosophie." In ihm sind Alfred Schutz' Interpretationen phanomenologischer Haupt them en enthalten. An dieser Stelle soIl nun nicht die Interpreta tion noch einmal ausgelegt werden. Vielmehr wollen wir fragen, we1che Stellung der Autor in der sogenannten "Phanomenolo gischen Bewegung" einnimmt. Schutz selbst bestimmt in einer personlichen Tonbandaufzeich nung! seinen Standort in der Phanomenologie und seine Herkunft aus den philosophischen Schulen der Studienzeit. "Ich traf den groBen Denker zum erstenmal 1932, als er schon lange keine Vorlesungen mehr hielt, zwolf Jahre nach dem Ende meines Studiums an der Universitat Wien. Mein Weg zur Philo sophie Husserls war, wie er selbst einmal sagte, hochst ungewohn lich. Seit meinen fruhesten Studientagen galt mein Interesse am meisten der philosophischen Grundlegung der Sozialwissenschaf ten, besonders der Soziologie. Zu jener Zeit stand ich noch ganz im Banne Max Webers, insbesondere war ich von seinen methodo logischen Schriften fasziniert. Ich erkannte jedoch bald, daB Max Weber die Werkzeuge, we1che er fur seine konkrete Forschung benotigte, zwar geschmiedet hatte, daB aber sein Hauptproblem - das Verstehen des subjektiven Sinnes einer sozialen Handlung fur den Handelnden selbst - noch der philosophischen Begriin dung bedurfe. Mein Lehrer der Rechtsphilosophie, Hans Kelsen, hatte den Versuch unternommen, eine so1che philosophische 1 Tonbandaufzeichnung.

Die Welt der Slaven


Author: Erwin Koschmieder

Publisher: N.A


Category: Slavic philology

Page: N.A

View: 4759

Each issue includes section: Slavistische Bibliographie.

The Person and the Common Life

Studies in a Husserlian Social Ethics


Author: J.G. Hart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401579911

Category: Philosophy

Page: 488

View: 8919

What follows attempts to synthesize Husserl's social ethics and to integrate the themes of this topic into his larger philosophical concerns. Chapter I proceeds with the hypothesis that Husser! believed that all of life could be examined and lived by the transcendental phenomenologist, and therefore action was not something which one did isolated from one's commitment to being philosophical within the noetic-noematic field. Therefore besides attempting to be clear about the meaning of the reduction it relates the reduction to ethical life. Chapter II shows that the agent, properly understood, i. e. , the person, is a moral theme, indeed, reflection on the person involves an ethical reduction which leads into the essentials of moral categoriality, the topic of Chapter IV. Chapter III mediates the transcendental ego, individual person, and the social matrix by showing how the common life comes about and what the constitutive processes and ingredients of this life are. It also shows how the foundations of this life are imbued with themes which adumbrate moral categoriality discussed in Chapter IV. The final Chapters, V and VI, articulate the communitarian ideal, "the godly person of a higher order," emergent in Chapters II, III and IV, in terms of social-political and theological specifications of what this "godly" life looks like.

Linking Networks: The Formation of Common Standards and Visions for Infrastructure Development


Author: Hans-Liudger Dienel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317104862

Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 9609

Presenting recent research on the international integration of infrastructures in Europe, this book combines general and methodological chapters and examples from different a variety of sectors such as transport, electricity and communication networks. Particular focus is on the contrast between the 'Europe of nation states' of the nineteenth century (up to 1914) and the emerging 'integrated Europe' after World War II. Additional contributions provide perspectives from beyond Europe. The wide range of topics gives a good overview of the different challenges posed and the strategies employed in each sector to establish internationally compatible networks, procedures and standards. This work strengthens comparative research as a complement to the detailed analysis of singular cases that often characterises previous works in this field. Methodologically, it therefore contributes to the progress of tools and strategies for comparative historical research. Part of the emerging research area dealing with the mechanisms of international collaboration, this book brings together recent research from European integration history, policy studies, political economy and cultural studies. Considering the growing intensity of international collaboration and exchange in many parts of social and economic life, it is also of topical interest.

Die Welt der Götterbilder


Author: Brigitte Groneberg,Hermann Spieckermann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110194630

Category: Religion

Page: 380

View: 1929

Divine images create their own world of theological reflection and religious practice. Pictorial representations have to reduce complexity, yet at the same time they create their own complexity. The present volume examines this phenomenon with papers on fundamental issues and presentations of material from the Ancient Orient, Greece and the Hellenic world. Papers on the contact between Christianity and Islam in the matter of the veneration of images make clear what compensation strategies are developed when pictorial representations are subject to theological censure. The volume contains eighteen contributions from internationally renowned researchers writing in German and English.

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland

Together with the Psalter, Or Psalms of David; in Eight Languages; Namely, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Greek, Ancient and Modern, Latin; to which are Added, the Services Used at Sea, the Services for the 29th and the 30th of January, and the 5th of November; with the Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating Bishops, Priests, and Deacons; Also the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion, in Latin and English; and the Service Used at the Convocation of the Clergy


Author: Church of England

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 2174

Common Currency?

Aspects of Anglo-German Literary Relations Since 1945 : London Symposium


Author: John L. Flood

Publisher: N.A


Category: Comparative literature

Page: 216

View: 3302

Do the Americas Have a Common Literary History?


Author: Barbara Buchenau,Annette Paatz

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820459653

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 702

View: 5169

Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2002. This book is based on the assumption that the problem of American literatures written in European languages is not the burden of Europe but the fact that they are second or further literatures written in the same language as older ones that happen to be located in Europe. The papers collected here address the following questions: Is it possible for two or more distinct literatures to coexist in the same language? If the distinction is more than merely ideological and convenient, what are the differences, and how did they come about? Is it reasonable to assume that differentiation followed similar patterns in the various literatures? The volume combines textual and theoretical studies of programmatic writings, literary works, and literary histories in English, French, and Spanish."