Progress and Its Problems

Towards a Theory of Scientific Growth

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Author: Larry Laudan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520037212

Category: Science

Page: 257

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Controversy in Marketing Theory

For Reason, Realism, Truth, and Objectivity

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Author: Shelby Hunt

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765640147

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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In this book distinguished theorist and author Shelby D. Hunt analyzes the major controversies in the "philosophy debates" raging throughout the field of marketing. Using an historical approach, Hunt argues against relativism and for scientific realism as a philosophy for guiding marketing research and theory. He also shows how the pursuit of truth and objectivity in marketing research are both possible and desirable. Specific controversies analyzed in the book include: Does positivism dominate marketing research? Does positivism imply quantitive methods? Is relativism an appropriate foundation for marketing research? Does relativism imply pluralism, tolerance, and openness? Should marketing pursue the goal of objective research? An ideal companion to Hunt's classic text, Foundations of Marketing Theory, this volume will be equally useful on its own in any graduate level course on marketing theory.

Progress and Problems in Medieval England

Essays in Honour of Edward Miller

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Author: Richard Britnell,John Hatcher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521522731

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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A series of essays on the society and economy of England between the eleventh and the sixteenth centuries.

Airship Progress and Airship Problems

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Author: Commander Garland Fulton

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434470067

Category: Transportation

Page: 48

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Fans of dirigibles are in for a treat, with the republication of this rare 1929 document from the Journal of the American Society of Naval Engineers. "Airship Progress" provides updates on the two airships (ZRS-4 and ZRS-5) ordered by the Navy. Includes physical specs, photographs, tables, and charts.

Routledge Revivals: Science as a Questioning Process (1996)

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Author: Nigel Sanitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351380907

Category: Philosophy

Page: 182

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First published in 1996, Science as a Questioning Process evaluates scientific theories through from Darwinian evolution to relativity, and from quantum theory to cosmology. It offers an examination of these theories, in terms of a compromise between resolvable empirical questions, and theoretical questions left unresolved. The book asks questions that deal with both intellectual and public concern about what science tells us, and how reliable it is. Through this novel perspective, the book examines science in the context of everyday culture and the role it plays in everyday life. This book will be of interest to anyone working in the fields of philosophy, sociology and science.

The True and Only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics

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Author: Christopher Lasch

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393348423

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

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"A major and challenging work. . . . Provocative, and certain to be controversial. . . . Will add important new dimension to the continuing debate on the decline of liberalism." —William Julius Wilson, New York Times Book Review Can we continue to believe in progress? In this sobering analysis of the Western human condition, Christopher Lasch seeks the answer in a history of the struggle between two ideas: one is the idea of progress - an idea driven by the conviction that human desire is insatiable and requires ever larger production forces. Opposing this materialist view is the idea that condemns a boundless appetite for more and better goods and distrusts "improvements" that only feed desire. Tracing the opposition to the idea of progress from Rousseau through Montesquieu to Carlyle, Max Weber and G.D.H. Cole, Lasch finds much that is desirable in a turn toward moral conservatism, toward a lower-middle-class culture that features egalitarianism, workmanship and loyalty, and recognizes the danger of resentment of the material goods of others.

Progress and Its Discontents

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Author: Gabriel A. Almond

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520054479

Category: Social Science

Page: 565

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Events of the past two decades have challenged many of the fundamental beliefs, institutions, and values of modern western culture--the culture of "progress." Are science and technology really progressive and beneficial? Have they led to the enhancement of welfare, greater hapiness, and moral immprovement? I s the continued growth of material productivity possible? Desirable? Are the institutions of progress viable? Progress and Its Discontents assembles the views on progress of some of America's leading humanists, scientists, and social scientists. Citing disappointed expectations of progress in spheres from science to morals and politics, and the many problems created or left untouched by progress, the editors conclude that the term no longer refers to "an inevitable sequence of improvements" but rather to "an aspiration and compelling obligation."

Progress and Problems in Atmospheric Chemistry

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Author: John Roger Barker

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810221133

Category: Science

Page: 941

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Atmospheric chemistry is central to understanding global changes ? ozone depletion, appearance of the polar ozone holes, and compositional changes which worsen the greenhouse effect. Because of its importance, work is progressing on many fronts.This volume emphasizes the troposhere and stratosphere and has chapters on gas phase, condensed phase, and heterogeneous chemistry. Present progress is emphasized, and important future directions are also described.This book fills a need not satisfied by any others and will be popular for some years to come. It informs students and newcomers to the field of the many facets of atmospheric chemistry and can be used as a text for advanced students. It is also a valuable desk reference summarizing activities by quite a number of the most active research groups.Chapter 18 by Kolb et al. on heterogeneous chemistry is especially noteworthy because it represents a unique joint effort by several groups working on a very timely subject; they describe a conceptual framework and establish conventions which will be standard in future papers on this subject.

Concepts of Alzheimer Disease

Biological, Clinical, and Cultural Perspectives

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Author: Peter J. Whitehouse,Konrad Maurer

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801862335

Category: Medical

Page: 321

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"This is an excellent book, both for the newcomer to the study of Alzheimer disease and to the seasoned reader and clinician." -- Aging and Mental Health