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Demystifying Mentalities

Author : Geoffrey Ernest Richard Lloyd
ISBN : 0521366801
Genre : Philosophy
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Professor Lloyd explores cultural diversity in terms of communication and not mentality.

Modes Of Thought

Author : David R. Olson
ISBN : 0521566444
Genre : Education
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A central problem in cultural psychology is the diversity of patterns of rationality among cultures, historical periods, and stages of personal development. The distinguished contributors to this volume maintain that the acknowledgement of the inconsistency of rational patterns is not necessarily at odds with the traditional notion of the "psychological unity" of humankind. Leading psychologists, anthropologists, historians, and educational theorists explore this issue in considerable depth, citing relevant examples and problems relating to their specific areas of expertise. Scholars of social and psychological disciplines will find this text to be informative and thought-provoking.


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The Principles Of Representative Government

Author : Bernard Manin
ISBN : 9781107393387
Genre : Political Science
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The thesis of this original and provocative book is that representative government should be understood as a combination of democratic and undemocratic, aristocratic elements. Professor Manin challenges the conventional view that representative democracy is no more than an indirect form of government by the people, in which citizens elect representatives only because they cannot assemble and govern in person. The argument is developed by examining the historical moments when the present institutional arrangements were chosen from among the then available alternatives. Professor Manin reminds us that while today representative institutions and democracy appear as virtually indistinguishable, when representative government was first established in Europe and America, it was designed in opposition to democracy proper. Drawing on the procedures used in earlier republican systems, from classical Athens to Renaissance Florence, in order to highlight the alternatives that were forsaken, Manin brings to the fore the generally overlooked results of representative mechanisms. These include the elitist aspect of elections and the non-binding character of campaign promises.

Journal Of The Anthropological Society Of Oxford

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ISBN : UVA:X002553325
Genre : Anthropology
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Genre : Anthropology
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The Journal Of Hellenic Studies

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Genre : Greek philology
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Vols. 1-8, 1880-87, plates published separately and numbered I-LXXXIII.

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Archives Internationales D Histoire Des Sciences

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Author : Rose Arny
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