Filters Against Folly

"Filters Against Folly offers an antidote to some of the more perverse and dangerous irrationalities of our time: wishful self-delusion, educated incapacity, and foolhardy optimism...If ever this book were needed, it is needed today.

Author: Garrett Hardin

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: UOM:39015048585536

Category: Nature

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"For 20 years Garrett Hardin has been our most hardnosed thinker about ecological problems...Filters Against Folly makes provocative reading." -- Michael Crichton The ecological problems facing our world present a forum for experts to offer slogans and solutions on all sides of the issue, but leave most of us confused and unsure of the future. In this bracing book, Garrett Hardin offers a plan for clear thinking about these dangers. He shows how the filters of literacy, understanding what words really mean; numeracy, being able to quantify and interpret information; and ecolacy, assessment of complex interactions over time, can allow anyone to make sensible judgments about ecological issues--even in the face of a barrage of confusing expertise. "Filters Against Folly offers an antidote to some of the more perverse and dangerous irrationalities of our time: wishful self-delusion, educated incapacity, and foolhardy optimism...If ever this book were needed, it is needed today." -- Lynton K. Caldwell, School of Public Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
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Living within Limits

(reprinted) Population and Development Review (1949), reprint, 16 (1990): 760.
2. Bertrand Russell, Authority and the Individual (London: Allen & Unwin, 1949),
17. 3. Garrett Hardin, Filters Against Folly. How to Survive Despite Economists ...

Author: Garrett Hardin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198024037

Category: Philosophy

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"We fail to mandate economic sanity," writes Garrett Hardin, "because our brains are addled by...compassion." With such startling assertions, Hardin has cut a swathe through the field of ecology for decades, winning a reputation as a fearless and original thinker. A prominent biologist, ecological philosopher, and keen student of human population control, Hardin now offers the finest summation of his work to date, with an eloquent argument for accepting the limits of the earth's resources--and the hard choices we must make to live within them. In Living Within Limits, Hardin focuses on the neglected problem of overpopulation, making a forceful case for dramatically changing the way we live in and manage our world. Our world itself, he writes, is in the dilemma of the lifeboat: it can only hold a certain number of people before it sinks--not everyone can be saved. The old idea of progress and limitless growth misses the point that the earth (and each part of it) has a limited carrying capacity; sentimentality should not cloud our ability to take necessary steps to limit population. But Hardin refutes the notion that goodwill and voluntary restraints will be enough. Instead, nations where population is growing must suffer the consequences alone. Too often, he writes, we operate on the faulty principle of shared costs matched with private profits. In Hardin's famous essay, "The Tragedy of the Commons," he showed how a village common pasture suffers from overgrazing because each villager puts as many cattle on it as possible--since the costs of grazing are shared by everyone, but the profits go to the individual. The metaphor applies to global ecology, he argues, making a powerful case for closed borders and an end to immigration from poor nations to rich ones. "The production of human beings is the result of very localized human actions; corrective action must be local....Globalizing the 'population problem' would only ensure that it would never be solved." Hardin does not shrink from the startling implications of his argument, as he criticizes the shipment of food to overpopulated regions and asserts that coercion in population control is inevitable. But he also proposes a free flow of information across boundaries, to allow each state to help itself. "The time-honored practice of pollute and move on is no longer acceptable," Hardin tells us. We now fill the globe, and we have no where else to go. In this powerful book, one of our leading ecological philosophers points out the hard choices we must make--and the solutions we have been afraid to consider.
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Socrates Way

filters. against. folly.” In virtually every one of the dialogues, Socrates put some
opinion or belief on trial for its life. To test these convictions, he used the filters of
logic, experience, and common sense, all of which are still relevant in our time.

Author: Ronald Gross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440684906

Category: Self-Help

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Socrates has inspired and guided the brightest men and women for more than two thousand years. Now you can make him your mentor-to strengthen your thinking, enrich your life, and reach your goals. In Socrates' Way, you meet Socrates face-to-face, hear his voice, and learn how he changes people's lives. The book provides step-by-step guidance on how to harness his methods to vastly enhance your own creativity and autonomy.Specifically, Socrates shares the seven keys to using one's mind to the utmost: Know thyself Grow with friends Ask great questions Strengthen your soul Verify everything Speak frankly Free your mind You will master the famed "Socratic Method" for getting to the root of any problem; launch one of Socrates' exhilarating "Dialogues" among your colleagues at work, as well as at home; and sharpen and enliven your thinking. In short, you will discover the Socratic spirit in you.
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Listening to the Sea

See also Caldwell, Between Two Worlds; Hardin, Filters Against Folly, i6-25;
Lovelock, The Ages of Gain. 3. See Tuohy, "Characterizing the San Francisco
Estuary," ii3-i4. 4. Hardin, Filters Against Folly, i2. 5. Ibid. 6. See Robert J Wilder,

Author: Robert Jay Wilder

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822956632

Category: Political Science

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Through a rigorous integration of policy and science, Robert Wilder suggests a much-improved second-generation governance of the oceans and coasts and proposes new ideas for resolving the environmental policy stalemate found within the U.S. government.
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The Stewardship of Wealth

... 83 fee structures, 282–283 fees, 282, 311–313 fulcrum, 313 Ferguson, Niall,
69 Fey, Tina, 407 fiduciary matters, 168–169 Filters Against Folly, 98 financial
crisis, permanent, 54–55 Fineburg, Chris, 257 fixed income, 270–271 float, 224
Ford, ...

Author: Gregory Curtis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118421635

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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Indispensable advice for building a lasting financial legacy Building wealth is hard to do, but maintaining that wealth across generations is even more challenging. In The Stewardship of Wealth: Successful Private Wealth Management for Investors and Their Advisors + Website, wealth advice expert Gregory Curtis reveals the investment secrets of the world's wealthiest families, so that financial planners, fund managers, and wealthy individuals everywhere can follow in their footsteps. Outlining the best practices for preserving and growing wealth, the book details exactly how to build a lasting financial legacy in the face of taxes, inflation, investment costs, and the conflicts of interest that are endemic to the financial advisory business. Wealthy families are at the very heart of America's exceptionalism, of the vigor, resilience, and creativity that have made the U.S. the most successful nation in history. The Stewardship of Wealth's discusses the crucial role private wealth continues to play in America's remarkable economic and cultural success and the issues wealthy families and their advisors face, presenting a step-by-step guide to better managing liquid wealth. Reveals the wealth management strategies employed by America's wealthiest families and their financial managers Explores the challenges to ensuring that money stays in the family, from portfolio design to manager selection to monitoring investment performance, and much more Details the essential steps for ensuring a lasting financial legacy An examination of the key issues involved in managing private wealth, especially for affluent families, The Stewardship of Wealth + Website is the ultimate guide to building a financial legacy that will last.
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1990 Shoemaker and Morning Star. Natural History 12/90:14-20. Hamilton, D. P.
1990 Publishing by—and for?—the Numbers. Science 250:1331-1332. Hardin, G
. 1985 Filters Against Folly. Viking Press, New York. Hesse, M. 1978 Theory and

Author: Lester Embree

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401118262

Category: Philosophy

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An idea of the philosophy of archaeology can best be gained by showing what it is, what the issues are, who is working in the field, and how they proceed. Reading Lester Embree's Metaarchaeology provides the best possible introduction to the field, since in it several leading archaeologists show how accessible and interesting the current archeological literature is, and currently active philosophers of archaeology reveal something of the current state of discussion on the subject. Bibliographies have also been developed of the philosophy of archaeology as well as of selected parts of the component that can be called metaarchaeology. Finally, an historical introduction has been included to show the variety of metascientific as well as orientational standpoints that philosophers of archaeology have had recourse to for over two decades, followed by speculation about the future of the discipline within the philosophy of science.
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We Are Coming Home

Hardin, Garrett 1985 Filters Against Folly: How to Survive Despite Economists,
Ecologists, and the Merely Eloquent. New York: Viking Penguin. Hinshaw, Robert
(editor) 1971 Currents in Anthropology: Essays in Honor of Sol Tax. The Hague: ...

Author: Gerald T. Conaty

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 9781771990172

Category: Art

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In 1990, Gerald Conaty was hired as senior curator of ethnology at the Glenbow Museum, with the particular mandate of improving the museum’s relationship with Aboriginal communities. That same year, the Glenbow had taken its first tentative steps toward repatriation by returning sacred objects to First Nations’ peoples. These efforts drew harsh criticism from members of the provincial government. Was it not the museum’s primary legal, ethical, and fiduciary responsibility to ensure the physical preservation of its collections? Would the return of a sacred bundle to ceremonial use not alter and diminish its historical worth and its value to the larger society? Undaunted by such criticism, Conaty oversaw the return of more than fifty medicine bundles to Blackfoot and Cree communities between the years of 1990 and 2000, at which time the First Nations Sacred Ceremonial Objects Repatriation Act (FNSCORA)—still the only repatriation legislation in Canada—was passed. “Repatriation,” he wrote, “is a vital component in the creation of an equitable, diverse, and respectful society.” We Are Coming Home is the story of the highly complex process of repatriation as described by those intimately involved in the work, notably the Piikani, Siksika, and Kainai elders who provided essential oversight and guidance. We also hear from the Glenbow Museum’s president and CEO at the time and from an archaeologist then employed at the Provincial Museum of Alberta who provides an insider’s view of the drafting of FNSCORA. These accounts are framed by Conaty’s reflections on the impact of museums on First Nations, on the history and culture of the Niitsitapi, or Blackfoot, and on the path forward. With Conaty’s passing in August of 2013, this book is also a tribute to his enduring relationships with the Blackfoot, to his rich and exemplary career, and to his commitment to innovation and mindful museum practice.
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Teaching Green The Elementary Years

In Filters Against Folly, Garrett Hardin talks of the need for citizens to develop not
only literacy and numeracy, but also “ecolacy.” To be “ecolate” is to understand
that the world is a complex of interconnected systems; it is to ask “And then what?

Author: Tim Grant

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865715343

Category: Education

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A complete resource for teaching green to young people from kindergarten through grade five.
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The Green Halo

Filter against Folly: How to Survive Despite Economics, Ecologists and the
Merely Eloquent. New York: Viking, 1985.—Idiosyncratic views of ecology from
the pen of the ultraconservative author of Lifeboat Ethics. Not enjoyable but
important to ...

Author: Erazim Kohak

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812697568

Category: Philosophy

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The Green Halo is a highly readable introduction to the vast field of contemporary ecological thought. It is a basic education in environmental philosophy and a welcome propadeutic for understanding the most crucial problem facing humankind in the coming century: How can humans live on this earth so that they do not destroy the preconditions for their own existence?
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Folly Corner

It was pushed against the wall opposite the new door — the table beneath which
so many dead and gone Jaynes had slept off their liquor , the table whose top
was ringed with ... There was a filter ... She thought that the room looked much
more light and cheerful , much more suitable for a dining - room 276 FOLLY

Author: Mrs. Henry Dudeney


ISBN: WISC:89011718319


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