Other Selves

But I would again argue that we need not fulfill these offices only for our sake . We can also fulfill them for the sake of other citizens . ... One might even gather up more material here for the focal analysis debate .

Author: Paul Schollmeier

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791416836

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

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This book presents a thorough and systematic integration of Aristotle's analysis of friendship with the main lines of the rest of his work in Politics and Nicomachean Ethics. The author conveys a clear sense of the continuing illumination that Aristotle's analysis of friendship provides to contemporary ethical theorists and to students of Aristotle. Other Selves speaks to both audiences.
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Irish English as Represented in Film

189 Knickerses also makes an appearance in an example sentence from For Focal Sake , a non - academic guide to Irish Slang , compiled from online contributions and published in 2008. The sentence in question is : " I caught de dirty ...

Author: Shane Walshe

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3631586825

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 454

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This study is the first of its kind to analyse the representation of Irish English in film. Using a corpus of 50 films, ranging from John Ford's The Informer (1935) to Lenny Abrahamson's Garage (2007), the author examines the extent to which Irish English grammatical, discourse and lexical features are present in the films and provides a qualitative analysis of the accents in these works. The authenticity of the language is called into question and discussed in relation to the phenomenon of the Stage Irishman.
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Varieties of Practical Reasoning

Honour , pleasure , intellect , in fact every excellence we choose for their own sake . ... to win this prize ' or ' to get in at the next election ' ; in C. L. Stevenson's terminology , ' focal aims ' rather than ' ends in view ' .

Author: Elijah Millgram

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262632209

Category: Philosophy

Page: 506

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An overview of the philosophical subfield of practical reasoning.
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EBOOK Organisational Behaviour 6e

In any given role episode, there is a role sender and a focal person who is expected to act out the role. Within a broader context, one may be simultaneously a role sender and a focal person. For the sake of social analysis, however, ...


Publisher: McGraw Hill

ISBN: 9781526846594

Category: Business & Economics


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This sixth edition of Organisational Behaviour provides a thorough introduction to the field for students and aspiring practitioners alike. Comprehensively revised to reflect the most recent developments, this text also retains its strong research foundations. Balancing a psychological approach with social perspectives, covering the effects of personality, emotions, values and group dynamics on an organisation, this book also has a strong business focus emphasising the role of an organisation’s leaders, structure and politics on its overall behaviour. Key features: New end of chapter case studies for each chapter with relevant examples from across the globe, featuring companies such as United Airlines, Zara and HP, covering the chapter’s main topics, applying the key theories and emphasising what has been learnt. New chapter on organisational architecture combining and refining two previous chapters on organisational structure and organisational design. New IRL logos to highlight sections that can be seen and applied directly to real life situations. OB in Practice mini cases throughout the chapters have been revised and updated to provide concise international examples, enabling the reader to apply theories learnt into practice. Re-organised chapter structure to ensure greater synergy between chapters and improved flow of knowledge throughout the text. Available for the first time with Connect, our highly reliable, easy-to-use digital teaching and learning solution that embeds learning science and award-winning adaptive tools to improve student results.Also with access to SmartBook®, our adaptive reading, study and practice environment specific to the book’s content.
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Community in the Digital Age

Focal things are not produced for the sake of their production—they are not merely “stages on which nothing is ever enacted”—but rather to center focal practices. In return, “A practice keeps faith with focal things and saves them for ...

Author: Andrew Feenberg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742574434

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

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Is the Internet the key to a reinvigorated public life? Or will it fragment society by enabling citizens to associate only with like-minded others? Online community has provided social researchers with insights into our evolving social life. As suburbanization and the breakdown of the extended family and neighborhood isolate individuals more and more, the Internet appears as a possible source for reconnection. Are virtual communities 'real' enough to support the kind of personal commitment and growth we associate with community life, or are they fragile and ultimately unsatisfying substitutes for human interaction? Community in the Digital Age features the latest, most challenging work in an important and fast-changing field, providing a forum for some of the leading North American social scientists and philosophers concerned with the social and political implications of this new technology. Their provocative arguments touch on all sides of the debate surrounding the Internet, community, and democracy.
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On the Investigation of Instrumental Errors of Universal and Transit Instruments by Means of Autocollimation

b ) e ' f . fi z . f.fi ( 26 ) According to Eqs . ( 24 ) and ( 26 ) , the focal length change df is related to angle ... be used and that the strict fulfillment of Eq . ( 27 ) be abandoned for the sake of an axial focal - length value .

Author: Reiner Schwebel


ISBN: UOM:39015095133487

Category: Collimators (Optical instrument)

Page: 226

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Geodetic astronomy depends to a certain degree on the precision of available instruments. This investigation covers the instrument errors that effect the determination of a horizontal direction and the effect of these errors on position accuracy determination by horizontal angle measurements and vertical transits. The following errors were investigated: (1) axis errors; that is, horizontal, tilt and target axis (2) instrument errors; that is, divided circle, micrometer, and level bubble and heat deflection of the telescope. These errors seldom exceed + 1 minute. Three common first order instruments, the Wild T-4, Kern DKM-3, and the Askania AP70 were investigated. The direct investigation of the instrumental errors was conducted utilizing very precise auto-collimation methods, and statitical methods for defining the type and magnitude of the errors.
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The Engineering Project

But an authentic public policy would insist upon a focal engineering that aims to design, manufacture, and let loose upon the planet ... It is for the sake of the Good that the focal engineer engineers the focally engineered product.

Author: Gene Moriarty

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271034928

Category: Science

Page: 226

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We all live our daily lives surrounded by the products of technology that make what we do simpler, faster, and more efficient. These are benefits we often just take for granted. But at the same time, as these products disburden us of unwanted tasks that consumed much time and effort in earlier eras, many of them also leave us more disengaged from our natural and even human surroundings. It is the task of what Gene Moriarty calls focal engineering to create products that will achieve a balance between disburdenment and engagement: “How much disburdenment will be appropriate while still permitting an engagement that enriches one’s life, elevates the spirit, and calls forth a good life in a convivial society?” One of his examples of a focally engineered structure is the Golden Gate Bridge, which “draws people to it, enlivens and elevates the human spirit, and resonates with the world of its congenial setting. Humans, bridge, and world are in tune.” These values of engagement, enlivenment, and resonance are key to the normative approach Moriarty brings to the profession of engineering, which traditionally has focused mainly on technical measures of evaluation such as efficiency, productivity, objectivity, and precision. These measures, while important, look at the engineered product in a local and limited sense. But “from a broader perspective, what is locally benign may present serious moral problems,” undermining “social justice, environmental sustainability, and health and safety of affected parties.” It is this broader perspective that is championed by focal engineering, the subject of Part III of the book, which Moriarty contrasts with “modern” engineering in Part I and “pre-modern” engineering in Part II.
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Electromagnetic Waves and Lasers

... 1.7 where a laser beam with incoming radius w i is being focused by a positive (plano-convex) lens with focal length f. For the sake of this discussion, let us assume that this laser beam consists of plane waves entering the lens.

Author: Wayne D. Kimura

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 9781681746142

Category: Science

Page: 118

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This book reviews basic electromagnetic (EM) wave theory and applies it specifically to lasers in order to give the reader not only tangible examples of how the theory is manifested in real life, but also practical knowledge about lasers, and their operation and usage. The latter can be useful for those involved with using lasers. As a short treatise on this subject matter, this book is not intended to dwell deeply into the details of EM waves nor lasers. A bibliography is provided for those who wish to explore in more depth the topics covered in this book. Rather the aim of this book is to offer a quick overview, which will allow the reader to gain a competent general understanding of EM waves and lasers.
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Neo Aristotelian Perspectives on Formal Causation

the sake of which the living body is as it is. As he says in our focal passage: It is apparent that the soul is a cause also as 'that for the sake of which'; for just as the intellect (ho nous) acts for the sake of something, ...

Author: Ludger Jansen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000357912

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

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This is the first volume of essays devoted to Aristotelian formal causation and its relevance for contemporary metaphysics and philosophy of science. The essays trace the historical development of formal causation and demonstrate its relevance for contemporary issues, such as causation, explanation, laws of nature, functions, essence, modality, and metaphysical grounding. The introduction to the volume covers the history of theories of formal causation and points out why we need a theory of formal causation in contemporary philosophy. Part I is concerned with scholastic approaches to formal causation, while Part II presents four contemporary approaches to formal causation. The three chapters in Part III explore various notions of dependence and their relevance to formal causation. Part IV, finally, discusses formal causation in biology and cognitive sciences. Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Formal Causation will be of interest to advanced graduate students and researchers working on contemporary Aristotelian approaches to metaphysics and philosophy of science. This volume includes contributions by José Tomás Alvarado, Christopher J. Austin, Giacomo Giannini, Jani Hakkarainen, Ludger Jansen, Markku Keinänen, Gyula Klima, James G. Lennox, Stephen Mumford, David S. Oderberg, Michele Paolini Paoletti, Sandeep Prasada, Petter Sandstad, Wolfgang Sattler, Benjamin Schnieder, Matthew Tugby, and Jonas Werner.
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The Fragmentation of Being

But, for the sake of clarity, I will stipulate that an expression is pros hen equivocal only if it fails to have a generic sense. On this way of regimenting terminology, all pros hen equivocal expressions are expressions with focal ...

Author: Kris McDaniel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198719656

Category: Philosophy

Page: 333

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The Fragmentation of Being offers answers to some of the most fundamental questions in ontology. There are many kinds of beings but are there also many kinds of being? The world contains a variety of objects, each of which, let us provisionally assume, exists, but do some objects exist in different ways? Do some objects enjoy more being or existence than other objects? Are there different ways in which one object might enjoy more being than another? Most contemporary metaphysicians would answer "no" to each of these questions. So widespread is this consensus that the questions this book addressed are rarely even raised let alone explicitly answered. But Kris McDaniel carefully examines a wide range of reasons for answering each of these questions with a "yes". In doing so, he connects these questions with many important metaphysical topics, including substance and accident, time and persistence, the nature of ontological categories, possibility and necessity, presence and absence, persons and value, ground and consequence, and essence and accident. In addition to discussing contemporary problems and theories, McDaniel also discusses the ontological views of many important figures in the history of philosophy, including Aquinas, Aristotle, Descartes, Heidegger, Husserl, Kant, Leibniz, Meinong, and many more.
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