Thinking In Time

The Uses Of History For Decision Makers

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Author: Richard E. Neustadt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451667622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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“A convincing case that careful analysis of the history, issues, individuals, and institutions can lead to better decisions—in business as well as in government” (BusinessWeek). Two noted professors offer easily remembered rules for using history effectively in day-to-day management of governmental and corporate affairs to avoid costly blunders. “An illuminating guide to the use and abuse of history in affairs of state” (Arthur Schlesinger).

Thinking in Time

An Introduction to Henri Bergson

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Author: Suzanne Guerlac

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801473005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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"In recent years, we have grown accustomed to philosophical language that is intensely self-conscious and rhetorically thick, often tragic in tone. It is enlivening to read Bergson, who exerts so little rhetorical pressure while exacting such a substantial effort of thought. . . . Bergson's texts teach the reader to let go of entrenched intellectual habits and to begin to think differently—to think in time. . . . Too much and too little have been said about Bergson. Too much, because of the various appropriations of his thought. Too little, because the work itself has not been carefully studied in recent decades."—from Thinking in TimeHenri Bergson (1859–1941), whose philosophical works emphasized motion, time, and change, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1927. His work remains influential, particularly in the realms of philosophy, cultural studies, and new media studies. In Thinking in Time, Suzanne Guerlac provides readers with the conceptual and contextual tools necessary for informed appreciation of Bergson's work. Guerlac's straightforward philosophical expositions of two Bergson texts, Time and Free Will (1888) and Matter and Memory (1896), focus on the notions of duration and memory—concepts that are central to the philosopher's work. Thinking in Time makes plain that it is well worth learning how to read Bergson effectively: his era and our own share important concerns. Bergson's insistence on the opposition between the automatic and the voluntary and his engagement with the notions of "the living," affect, and embodiment are especially germane to discussions of electronic culture.

Thinking in the Light of Time

Heidegger's Encounter with Hegel

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Author: Karin de Boer,Karin Gwenda Boer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791445051

Category: Philosophy

Page: 406

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Translated from the Dutch, this book offers a systematic interpretation of Heidegger's thought, focusing particularly on recently published works.

Creating Cultures of Thinking

The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools

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Author: Ron Ritchhart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118974603

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Discover why and how schools must become places where thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted As educators, parents, and citizens, we must settle for nothing less than environments that bring out the best in people, take learning to the next level, allow for great discoveries, and propel both the individual and the group forward into a lifetime of learning. This is something all teachers want and all students deserve. In Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools, Ron Ritchhart, author of Making Thinking Visible, explains how creating a culture of thinking is more important to learning than any particular curriculum and he outlines how any school or teacher can accomplish this by leveraging 8 cultural forces: expectations, language, time, modeling, opportunities, routines, interactions, and environment. With the techniques and rich classroom vignettes throughout this book, Ritchhart shows that creating a culture of thinking is not about just adhering to a particular set of practices or a general expectation that people should be involved in thinking. A culture of thinking produces the feelings, energy, and even joy that can propel learning forward and motivate us to do what at times can be hard and challenging mental work.

A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time

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Author: Adrian Bardon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199977747

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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Adrian Bardon's A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time is a short introduction to the history, philosophy, and science of the study of time-from the pre-Socratic philosophers through Einstein and beyond. A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time covers subjects such as time and change, the experience of time, physical and metaphysical approaches to the nature of time, the direction of time, time travel, time and freedom of the will, and scientific and philosophical approaches to eternity and the beginning of time. Bardon employs helpful illustrations and keeps technical language to a minimum in bringing the resources of over 2500 years of philosophy and science to bear on some of humanity's most fundamental and enduring questions.

Earth Ways

Framing Geographical Meanings

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Author: PHILOSOPHY AND GEOGRAPHY CONFERENCE 2002

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739107645

Category: Philosophy

Page: 194

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How do you connect the discipline of anthropology to both philosophy and geography? What about history, sociology, and other applied and theoretical forms of knowledge? In Earth Ways: Framing Geographical Meanings, Gary Backhaus and John Murungi challenge contributors to find the organizing component, or "framings," that enables them to bridge their own work to philosophy and geography. What emerges are truly creative contributions to interdisciplinary thought.

Thinking in Java

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Author: Bruce Eckel

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780131002876

Category: Computers

Page: 1119

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An overview of the programming language's fundamentals covers syntax, initialization, implementation, classes, error handling, objects, applets, multiple threads, projects, and network programming.

Imagining the Tenth Dimension

A New Way of Thinking about Time, Space, and String Theory

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Author: Rob Bryanton

Publisher: Talking Dog Studios

ISBN: 097803970X

Category: Anthropic principle

Page: 214

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"A fascinating excursion into the multiverse - clear, elegant, personal, provocative." - (Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Greg Bear.) Read the book whose companion website (tenthdimension.com) has already achieved worldwide popularity.

Ecology and Evolution

Islands of Change

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Author: Richard Benz

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 0873551834

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 210

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"Many of the ideas in this volume appeared in an earlier version in The Galapagos: JASON Curriculum, 1991 by the National Science Teachers Association."