Fixed Ideas

America Since 9.11
Author: Joan Didion
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Category: History
Page: 44
View: 4344
In Fixed Ideas Joan Didion describes how, since September 11, 2001, there has been a determined effort by the administration to promote an imperial America--a "New Unilateralism"--and how, in many parts of America, there is now a "disconnect" between the government and citizens. "[Americans] recognized even then [immediately after 9/11], with flames still visible in lower Manhattan, that the words 'bipartisanship' and 'national unity' had come to mean acquiescence to the administration's preexisting agenda--for example the imperative for further tax cuts, the necessity for Arctic drilling, the systematic elimination of regulatory and union protections, even the funding for the missile shield." Frank Rich in his preface notes: "The reassuring point of the fixed ideas was to suppress other ideas that might prompt questions or fears about either the logic or hidden political agendas of those conducting what CNN branded as 'America's New War.'" He adds, "This White House is famously secretive and on-message, but its skills go beyond that. It knows the power of narrative, especially a single narrative with clear-cut heroes and evildoers, and it knows how to drown out any distracting subplots before they undermine the main story." Book and cover design by Milton Glaser, Inc.

Fixed Ideas of Money

Small States and Exchange Rate Regimes in Twentieth-Century Europe
Author: Tobias Straumann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113948771X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
View: 9164
Most European countries are rather small, yet we know little about their monetary history. This book analyses for the first time the experience of seven small states (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland) during the last hundred years, starting with the restoration of the gold standard after World War I and ending with Sweden's rejection of the Euro in 2003. The comparative analysis shows that for the most part of the twentieth century the options of policy makers were seriously constrained by a distinct fear of floating exchange rates. Only with the crisis of the European Monetary System (EMS) in 1992–3 did the idea that a flexible exchange rate regime was suited for a small open economy gain currency. The book also analyses the differences among small states and concludes that economic structures or foreign policy orientations were far more important for the timing of regime changes than domestic institutions and policies.

Leadership Elements

A Guide to Building Trust
Author: Mike Mears
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595635695
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 364
View: 1049
Shows how to build leadership using specific basic elements.

The Social Mind

Construction of the Idea
Author: Jaan Valsiner,Rene van der Veer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521589734
Category: Psychology
Page: 488
View: 851
In this book, first published in 2000, the authors elaborate on their notion of intellectual interdependency in the development of scientific ideas.

Recent Advances and Future Prospects in Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems

Selected Revised Papers from the Tenth International Conference on Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems (KICSS 2015), 12-14 November 2015, Phuket, Thailand
Author: Thanaruk Theeramunkong,Andrzej M.J. Skulimowski,Takaya Yuizono,Susumu Kunifuji
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319700197
Category: Computers
Page: 304
View: 5191
This book includes carefully selected papers presented at the 10th International Conference on Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems (KICCS 2015), which was held in Phuket, Thailand, on November 12–14, 2015. Most of the papers are extended versions with the latest results added, representing virtually all topics covered by the conference. The KICCS 2015 focus theme, “Looking into the Future of Creativity and Decision Support Systems”, highlighted the field’s growing complexity and called for deeper, insightful discussions about the future, complemented with an exposition of current developments that have proven their value and usefulness. As such, the book addresses topics concerning future-oriented fields of research, such as anticipatory networks and systems; foresight support systems; and relevant newly emerging applications, exemplified by autonomous creative systems. It also focuses on cognitive and collaborative aspects of creativity.

Altering Fate

Why the Past Does Not Predict the Future
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572303713
Category: Psychology
Page: 238
View: 8311
Few people question the pervasive belief that early childhood exerts an inordinate power over adult achievements, relationships, and mental health. Once robbed of our potential by the inadequacies of our upbringing, the theory goes, we risk being trapped in maladaptive patterns and unfulfilling lives. But does early experience really seal our fate? Daring to challenge prevailing models of child development, this provocative book argues that what enables us to survive--and sets us free from our pasts--is our astonishing adaptability to change, shaped by the uniquely human attributes of consciousness, will, and desire.

The Forsyte Saga

Author: John Galsworthy
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775416445
Category: Fiction
Page: 1747
View: 9523
John Galsworthy's The Forsyte Saga collects together three novels and two interludes, all published between 1906 and 1921. Not far removed from their farming history, the members of an upper-middle-class British family are painfully aware of being "new money". As a "man of property", Soames Forsyte's abilities bring him material wealth, but they grant him no quarter in the happiness stakes.

The Complete Works of John Galsworthy

Author: John Galsworthy
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465510613
Page: N.A
View: 3548

Recent Themes in the Philosophy of Science

Scientific Realism and Commonsense
Author: S. Clarke,T.D. Lyons
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401728623
Category: Science
Page: 216
View: 1727
Australia and New Zealand boast an active community of scholars working in the field of history, philosophy and social studies of science. Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science aims to provide a distinctive publication outlet for their work. Each volume comprises a group of thematically-connected essays edited by scholars based in Australia or New Zealand with special expertise in that particular area. In each volume, a majority ofthe contributors are from Australia or New Zealand. Contributions from elsewhere are by no means ruled out, however, and are actively encouraged wherever appropriate to the balance of the volume in question. Earlier volumes in the series have been welcomed for significantly advancing the discussion of the topics they have dealt with. I believe that the present volume will be greeted equally enthusiastically by readers in many parts of the world. R. W. Home General Editor Australasian Studies in History And Philosophy of Science viii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The majority of the papers in this collection had their origin in the 2001 Australasian Association for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science annual conference, held at the University of Melbourne, where streams of papers on the themes of scientific realism and commonsense were organised.

No River to Cross

Trusting the Enlightenment That's Always Right Here
Author: Daehaeng
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861717309
Category: Religion
Page: 144
View: 4846
It is often said that enlightenment means "crossing over to the other shore," that far-off place where we can at last be free from suffering. Likewise, it is said that Buddhist teachings are the raft that takes us there. In this sparkling collection from one of the most vital teachers of modern Korean Buddhism, Zen Master Daehaeng shows us that there is no raft to find and, truly, no river to cross. She extends her hand to the Western reader, beckoning each of us into the unfailing wisdom accessible right now, the enlightenment that is always, already, right here. A Zen (or seon, as Korean Zen is called) master with impeccable credentials, Daehaeng has developed a refreshing approach; No River to Cross is surprisingly personal. It's disarmingly simple, yet remarkably profound, pointing us again and again to our foundation, our "True Nature" - the perfection of things just as they are.

The Peaceful Stillness of the Silent Mind

Buddhism, Mind and Meditation
Author: Lama Yeshe
Publisher: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
ISBN: 1891868594
Category: Religion
Page: 89
View: 3690
Lama Yeshe on Buddhism: "Buddhism is not just about one or two small things; it is not some tiny philosophy. Lord Buddha explained the nature of every single phenomenon in the universe." On Mind: "At certain times, a silent mind is very important, but 'silent' does not mean closed. The silent mind is an alert, awakened mind; a mind seeking the nature of reality." On Meditation: "Meditation is the right medicine for the uncontrolled, undisciplined mind. Meditation is the way to perfect satisfaction. The uncontrolled mind is by nature sick; dissatisfaction is a form of mental illness. What's the right antidote to that? It's knowledge-wisdom; understanding the nature of psychological phenomena; knowing how the internal world functions." This book is made possible by kind supporters of the Archive who, like you, appreciate how we make these teachings available in so many ways, including in our website for instant reading, listening or downloading, and as printed and electronic books. Our website offers immediate access to thousands of pages of teachings and hundreds of audio recordings by some of the greatest lamas of our time. Our photo gallery and our ever-popular books are also freely accessible there. Please help us increase our efforts to spread the Dharma for the happiness and benefit of all beings. You can find out more about becoming a supporter of the Archive and see all we have to offer by visiting our website. Thank you so much, and please enjoy this ebook.

Synoptic Memorizer of Materia Medica

Author: S. K. Banerjea
Publisher: B. Jain Publishers
ISBN: 9788170212478
Category: Homeopathy
Page: 344
View: 6157
A Perfect Blend Of The Personality Profiles And Keynotes Of The Remedies. This Book Contains Reportorial Work, Tabulated Comparative Materia Medica Which Are Unique To This Work. An Excellent Work For Students.

The Lancet

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Medicine
Page: N.A
View: 5312

Dialectics of the Concrete

A Study on Problems of Man and World
Author: K. Kosík
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401015201
Category: Science
Page: 164
View: 3635
Kosik writes that the history of a text is in a certain sense the history of its interpretations. In the fifteen years that have passed since the fust (Czech) edition of his Dialectics of the Concrete, this book has been widely read and interpreted throughout Europe, in diverse centers of scholarship as well as in private studies. A faithful English language edition is long overdue. This publication of KosIk's work will surely provoke a range of new interpretations. For its theme is the characterization of science and of rationality in the context of the social roots of science and the social critique which an appropriately rational science should afford. Kosik's question is: How shall Karl Marx's understanding of science itself be understood? And how can it be further developed? In his treatment of the question of scientific rationality, Kosik drives bluntly into the issues of gravest human concern, not the least of which is how to avoid the pseudo-concrete, the pseudo-scientific, the pseudo-rational, the pseudo historical. Starting with Marx's methodological approach, of "ascending from the abstract to the concrete", Kosik develops a critique of positivism, of phenomenalist empiricism, and of "metaphysical" rationalism, counter posing them to "dialectical rationalism". He takes the category of the concrete in the dialectical sense of that which comes to be known by the active transformation of nature and society by human purposive activity.

Nature Animated

Historical and Philosophical Case Studies in Greek Medicine, Nineteenth-Century and Recent Biology, Psychiatry, and Psychoanalysis/Papers Deriving from the Third International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science, Montreal, Canada, 1980
Author: M. Ruse
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400969600
Category: Science
Page: 274
View: 4870
These remarks preface two volumes consisting of the proceedings of the Third International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science. The conference was held under the auspices of the Union, The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science. The meetings took place in Montreal, Canada, 25-29 August 1980, with Concordia University as host institution. The program of the conference was arranged by a Joint Commission of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science consisting of Robert E. Butts (Canada), John Murdoch (U. S. A. ), Vladimir Kirsanov (U. S. S. R. ), and Paul Weingartner (Austria). The Local Arrangements Committee consisted of Stanley G. French, Chair (Concordia), Michel Paradis, treasurer (McGill), Fran~ois Duchesneau (Universite de Montreal), Robert Nadeau (Universite du Quebec it Montreal), and William Shea (McGill University). Both committees are indebted to Dr. G. R. Paterson, then President of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, who shared his expertise in many ways. Dr. French and his staff worked diligently and efficiently on behalf of all participants. The city of Montreal was, as always, the subtle mixture of extravagance, charm, warmth and excitement that retains her status as the jewel of Canadian cities. The funding of major international conferences is always a problem.

Homoeopathy - Heart & Soul

Author: Keith M. Souter
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120814196
Page: 287
View: 3800

Experiential Learning

Experience as the Source of Learning and Development
Author: David A. Kolb
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133892506
Category: Education
Page: 416
View: 9246
Experiential learning is a powerful and proven approach to teaching and learning that is based on one incontrovertible reality: people learn best through experience. Now, in this extensively updated book, David A. Kolb offers a systematic and up-to-date statement of the theory of experiential learning and its modern applications to education, work, and adult development. Experiential Learning, Second Edition builds on the intellectual origins of experiential learning as defined by figures such as John Dewey, Kurt Lewin, Jean Piaget, and L.S. Vygotsky, while also reflecting three full decades of research and practice since the classic first edition. Kolb models the underlying structures of the learning process based on the latest insights in psychology, philosophy, and physiology. Building on his comprehensive structural model, he offers an exceptionally useful typology of individual learning styles and corresponding structures of knowledge in different academic disciplines and careers. Kolb also applies experiential learning to higher education and lifelong learning, especially with regard to adult education. This edition reviews recent applications and uses of experiential learning, updates Kolb's framework to address the current organizational and educational landscape, and features current examples of experiential learning both in the field and in the classroom. It will be an indispensable resource for everyone who wants to promote more effective learning: in higher education, training, organizational development, lifelong learning environments, and online.

Leadership for Innovation

How to Organize Team Creativity and Harvest Ideas
Author: John Adair
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749460113
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 144
View: 8021
New ideas and new ways of doing things are one of the main ingredients in sustained business success, but how do you create the right conditions for innovation? Leadership for Innovation will help you to create an innovative climate that encourages the development of new products and services. Drawing upon real-life examples including Google, Honda and 3M, John Adair sets out practical ways for bringing about change in organizations. As well as identifying the characteristics of an innovative organization, he discusses key topics such as organizing for team creativity; motivating creative people, how to build on ideas and how to be a creative leader and team member. Leadership for Innovation will help you to inspire your team to go that one step further and generate the kind of ideas that are the foundations of future success.

Chirurgie der Hirnnerven und Hirnbahnen

Author: N.A
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642859038
Category: Medical
Page: 249
View: 2326