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The Imperative

Author : Alphonso Lingis
ISBN : 0253212316
Genre : Philosophy
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Ò. . . a more compelling reading of Kant than any I have ever seen.Ó ÑDavid Farrell Krell In this provocative book, Alphonso Lingis argues that not only our thought is governed by an imperative, as Kant had maintained, but, rather, our sensual, sensing, perceiving, and emotional life is continually regulated by imperatives that come to us from the world around us. Through a series of phenomenological sketches drawn from life experiences, Lingis shows that there are directives in the natural world and in our interactions with others that govern our thought and behavior. In clear and intense language Lingis describes the many different kinds of phenomena that affect us and the ways in which they direct our perception, feeling, and action. Revising KantÕs account of the imperative, Lingis elaborates a phenomenology of perception that brings out the order and ordinance inherent in the world we perceive. The Imperative is imperative reading for students of Kant, ethics, phenomenology, and philosophy of mind. Studies in Continental ThoughtÑJohn Sallis, general Editor

The Imperative Of Responsibility

Author : Hans Jonas
ISBN : 0226405974
Genre : Philosophy
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Discusses the ethical implications of modern technology and examines the responsibility of humanity for the fate of the world

The Imperative Of Health

Author : Deborah Lupton
ISBN : 9781446238080
Genre : Social Science
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In this reappraisal of public health and health promotion in contemporary societies, Deborah Lupton explores public health and health promotion using contemporary sociocultural and political theory, particularly that building on Foucault's writings on subjectivity, embodiment and power relations. The author examines the implications of the new social theories for the study of health promotion and health communication to analyze the symbolic nature of public health practices, and explores their underlying meanings and assumptions.

The Categorical Imperative

Author : H. J. Paton
ISBN : 0812210239
Genre : Philosophy
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A classic exposition of Kant's ethical thought.

A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis Of The English Imperative

Author : Hidemitsu Takahashi
ISBN : 9789027223890
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This volume offers the first comprehensive description of English imperatives made from a Cognitive Linguistic perspective. It proposes a new way of explaining the meaning and function of the imperative independently of illocutionary act classifications, which allows for quantifying the strength of imperative force in terms of parameters and numerical values. Furthermore, the book applies the theory of Construction Grammar to account for the felicity of imperatives in complex sentences. The model of description explains explicitly a wide range of phenomena, including frequency of use, prototypical vs. non-prototypical uses of the English imperative and the choice between longer vs. shorter directives including the imperative. A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis of the English Imperative: With Special Reference to Japanese Imperatives is intended for both researchers and students interested in the English imperative and Directive Speech Acts at large and for the linguists working within the Cognitive Linguistics and/or Construction Grammar approach.

The Imperative Of Integration

Author : Elizabeth Anderson
ISBN : 1400836824
Genre : Political Science
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More than forty years have passed since Congress, in response to the Civil Rights Movement, enacted sweeping antidiscrimination laws in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. As a signal achievement of that legacy, in 2008, Americans elected their first African American president. Some would argue that we have finally arrived at a postracial America, but The Imperative of Integration indicates otherwise. Elizabeth Anderson demonstrates that, despite progress toward racial equality, African Americans remain disadvantaged on virtually all measures of well-being. Segregation remains a key cause of these problems, and Anderson skillfully shows why racial integration is needed to address these issues. Weaving together extensive social science findings--in economics, sociology, and psychology--with political theory, this book provides a compelling argument for reviving the ideal of racial integration to overcome injustice and inequality, and to build a better democracy. Considering the effects of segregation and integration across multiple social arenas, Anderson exposes the deficiencies of racial views on both the right and the left. She reveals the limitations of conservative explanations for black disadvantage in terms of cultural pathology within the black community and explains why color blindness is morally misguided. Multicultural celebrations of group differences are also not enough to solve our racial problems. Anderson provides a distinctive rationale for affirmative action as a tool for promoting integration, and explores how integration can be practiced beyond affirmative action. Offering an expansive model for practicing political philosophy in close collaboration with the social sciences, this book is a trenchant examination of how racial integration can lead to a more robust and responsive democracy.

The Network Imperative

Author : Barry Libert
ISBN : 9781633692060
Genre : Business & Economics
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Digital networks are changing all the rules of business. New, scalable, digitally networked business models, like those of Amazon, Google, Uber, and Airbnb, are affecting growth, scale, and profit potential for companies in every industry. But this seismic shift isn’t unique to digital start-ups and tech superstars. Digital transformation is affecting every business sector, and as investor capital, top talent, and customers shift toward network-centric organizations, the performance gap between early and late adopters is widening. So the question isn’t whether your organization needs to change, but when and how much. The Network Imperative is a call to action for managers and executives to embrace network-based business models. The benefits are indisputable: companies that leverage digital platforms to co-create and share value with networks of employees, customers, and suppliers are fast outpacing the market. These companies, or network orchestrators, grow faster, scale with lower marginal cost, and generate the highest revenue multipliers. Supported by research that covers fifteen hundred companies, authors Barry Libert, Megan Beck, and Jerry Wind guide leaders and investors through the ten principles that all organizations can use to grow and profit regardless of their industry. They also share a five-step process for pivoting an organization toward a more scalable and profitable business model. The Network Imperative, brimming with compelling case studies and actionable advice, provides managers with what they really need: new tools and frameworks to generate unprecedented value in a rapidly changing age.

The Imperative Of American Leadership

Author : Joshua Muravchik
ISBN : 0844739588
Genre : Political Science
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This book presents the case for an active, interventionist American foreign policy in the post-Cold War era.

The Imperatives Of Progressive Islam

Author : Adis Duderija
ISBN : 9781315438825
Genre : Religion
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With the proliferation of transnational Muslim networks over the last two decades, the religious authority of traditionally educated Muslim scholars, the uluma, has come under increasing scrutiny and disruption. These networks have provided a public space for multiple perspectives on Islam to be voiced, allowing "progressive" Islamic worldviews to flourish alongside more (neo)traditional outlooks. This book brings together the scholarship of leading progressive Muslim scholars, incorporating issues pertaining to politics, jurisprudence, ethics, theology, epistemology, gender and hermeneutics in the Islamic tradition. It provides a comprehensive discussion of the normative imperatives behind a progressive Muslim thought, as well as outlining its various values and aims. Presenting this emerging and distinctive school of Islamic thought in an engaging and scholarly manner, this is essential reading for any academic interested in contemporary religious thought and the development of modern Islam.

Reusing Ocl In The Definition Of Imperative Languages

Author : Fabian Büttner
ISBN : 9783832528119
Genre : Computers
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The Object Constraint Language (OCL) has proven to be a valuable ingredient for the specification of UML models. It allows to formulate logical propositions for models that typically cannot be expressed in the visual modeling paradigms of UML. A similar textual ingredient is required for the imperative specification of behavior in certain applications of UML, most prominently Executable UML models and model transformation. There is no such imperative language in the UML standard, but there are several candidates for such a language that are based on OCL for expressions. One of them is ImperativeOCL, which is part of the OMG Query, Views, Transformations (QVT) standard. However, the embedding of OCL into several of these languages is what we call a non-modular embedding. Such a non-modular embedding results in problems w. r. t. to language semantics and/or sets up obstacles for the reuse of existing OCL tools and instruments. In our work we therefore define requirements for a modular embedding of OCL into an imperative language. We introduce our language SOIL (Simple OCL-based Imperative Language) which embeds OCL in a modular way. We provide an informal description of SOIL as well as a formal definition of the language syntax and semantics, and prove its consistency and type safety. We describe applications of our approach in two fields: first, the extension of the UML-based Specification Environment (USE) by an imperative language and, second, the development of the model transformation tool XGenerator2 that has been successfully applied in several eGovernment projects. Our work makes three major contributions. First, we provide a critical review of the embedding of OCL into existing programming languages. Second, we provide a simple but already useful OCL-based imperative language with a sound and formal semantics that can be implemented out of the box using existing OCL engines. Third, our work contributes a general guideline for a safe embedding of OCL into other languages.

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