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The Intuitive Way Of Knowing

Author : David Lambert
ISBN : 9780863159794
Genre : Science
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Professor Brian Goodwin was a visionary biologist, mathematician and philosopher. Born in Canada in 1931, he studied biology at McGill University then for his PhD at Oxford under the eminent biologist Conrad Waddington. Understanding organisms as dynamic wholes, he worked to develop an alternate view to extreme Darwinism based solely on genetic factors. His evolutionary vision was centred more on archetypes than ancestors and cooperation rather than competition. As a scientist Brian's work was groundbreaking and highly influential. He was a pioneer in the field of theoretical biology, and a founding member of the prestigious Santa Fe Institute. He appeared often in debates with prominent figures such as Richard Dawkins, Stephen Jay Gould and Lewis Wolpert. In later years he was made a founding fellow at Schumacher College, Totnes, UK, where he taught holistic science and completed his last book, Nature's Due: Healing Our Fragmented Culture (Floris Books 2007). He died in July 2009. This tribute to the life and work of Brian Goodwin has contributions from eminent scholars and academi around the world, dealing with his research on pattern and form in biology and the metaphysical principles that guided him. It also includes an interview with him. The book honours both his work and personal memories of a much loved and respected colleague. Contributors include: Stuart Kauffman, Lewis Wolpert, Fritjof Capra, Margaret Boden, Michael Ruse, Fred Cummings, Mae-wan Ho, Philip Franses, Stephan Harding, Nick Monk, Claudio Stern and Johannes Jaeger

Holonomi

Author : Simon Robinson
ISBN : 9781782500681
Genre : Business & Economics
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Businesses around the world are facing rapidly changing economic and social situations. Business leaders and managers must be ready to respond and adapt in new, innovative ways. The authors of this groundbreaking book argue that business people must adopt a 'holonomic' way of thinking, a dynamic and authentic understanding of the relationships within a business system, and an appreciation of the whole. Complexity and chaos are not to be feared, but rather are the foundation of successful business structures and economi. Holonomi presents a new world view where economi and ecology are in harmony. Using real-world case studies and practical exercises, the authors guide the reader in a new, holistic approach to business, towards a more sustainable future where both people and planet matter.

Time Light And The Dice Of Creation

Author : Philip Franses
ISBN : 9781782502272
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The laws of modern physics are seen as the bedrock of our understanding of the material world that surrounds us. Newton's and Maxwell's mathematics reliably describe behaviour and events in the world, and have given us the age of technology from telephones to space travel. Yet the founders of modern scientific thought, such as Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg and Pauli, struggled to pin down the paradoxical concepts they needed to present 'workable' theories, as the subatomic and quantum world began to reveal its mysteries. At the height of the debate about the nature of matter, Einstein famously objected that 'God does not play dice'. Starting from the significance of zero and one, with their contrasting Eastern and Western philosophies, Franses unravels the knots that surround elusive concepts such as matter, chance, time, light, darkness, emptiness, and form. Exploring current models in science, he asks: does light travel in time? Or is it time that travels in light? How can emptiness hold potential? Can chance create order? What does our own experience mean in all this? In this stimulating book, the author invites us to travel through a journey, and a life, full of surprise and ambiguity, from paradoxes in physics to the meaning of time and the mythology of creation.

Creativity And Philosophy

Author : Berys Gaut
ISBN : 9781351199773
Genre : Philosophy
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Creativity matters. We want people to be more creative and admire those who are. Yet creativity is deeply puzzling. Just what is it to be creative? Why is it valuable? Who or what can be creative and how? Creativity and Philosophy is an outstanding collection of specially commissioned chapters by leading philosophers who explore these problems and many more. It provides a comprehensive and creative picture of creativity, including the following themes: creativity as a virtue, imagination, epistemic virtue, moral virtue and personal vice; creativity with and without value, the definition of creativity, creative failures and suffering; creativity in nature, divine creativity and human agency; naturalistic explanations of creativity and the extended mind; creativity in philosophy, mathematics and logic, and the role of heuristics; creativity in art, morality and politics; individual and group creativity. A major feature of the collection is that it explores creativity not only from the perspective of art and aesthetics, but also from a variety of philosophical disciplines, including epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophical psychology, philosophy of science, political philosophy and ethics. The volume is essential reading for anyone fascinated by creativity, whether their interests lie in philosophy, music, art and visual studies, literature, psychology, neuroscience, management or education, or they are simply intent on learning more about this vital human trait.

Holding Hands With Bacteria

Author : Soňa Štrbáňová
ISBN : 9783662497364
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This biographical brief outlines the remarkable life and career of British biochemist, Marjory Stephenson (1885-1948). In nine concise chapters, Štrbáňová describes Stephenson's scientific accomplishments and sets these against the socio-political challenges of the time. Stephenson played an important role in the development of biochemistry and molecular biology. She was one of the first scientists to use microorganisms as models for research into cellular biochemical processes and their regulation. Later she went on to coin the term chemical microbiology, which was communicated in her monograph and textbook "Bacterial Metabolism" (1930-1949). Stephenson also actively participated in the establishment of the institutionalized interdisciplinary field of general microbiology which integrated research into diverse forms of microorganisms at various levels of organization. Alongside these scientific achievements, Štrbáňová outlines Stephenson's constant battle with practices of undeclared discrimination, her important role as one of the first women science managers and organizers, and her influential position within the scientific community. A scientist of great merit and a role model to women scientists of all disciplines, the life of Marjory Stephenson is of interest to biochemists, molecular biologists, historians of the chemical and biological sciences, and women scientists of all generations.

Leadership Challenge

Author : James M. Kouzes
ISBN : 3527503749
Genre : Executive ability
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Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.

Business Model Generation

Author : Alexander Osterwalder
ISBN : 9783593419084
Genre : Business & Economics
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Wir leben im Zeitalter umwälzender neuer Geschäftsmodelle. Obwohl sie unsere Wirtschaftswelt über alle Branchengrenzen hinweg verändern, verstehen wir kaum, woher diese Kraft kommt. Business Model Generation präsentiert einfache, aber wirkungsvolle Tools, mit denen Sie innovative Geschäftsmodelle entwickeln, erneuern und in die Tat umsetzen können. Es ist so einfach, ein Spielveränderer zu sein! Business Model Generation: Das inspirierende Handbuch für Visionäre, Spielveränderer und Herausforderer, die Geschäftsmodelle verbessern oder völlig neu gestalten wollen. Perspektivwechsel: Business Model Generation erlaubt den Einblick in die geheimnisumwitterten Innovationstechniken weltweiter Spitzenunternehmen. Erfahren Sie, wie Sie Geschäftsmodelle von Grund auf neu entwickeln und in die Tat umsetzen - oder alte Geschäftsmodelle aufpolieren. So verdrehen Sie der Konkurrenz den Kopf! von 470 Strategie-Experten entwickelt: Business Model Generation hält, was es verspricht: 470 Autoren aus 45 Ländern verfassten, finanzierten und produzierten das Buch gemeinsam. Die enge Verknüpfung von Inhalt und visueller Gestaltung erleichtert das Eintauchen in den Kosmos der Geschäftsmodellinnovation. So gelingt der Sprung in neue Geschäftswelten! für Tatendurstige: Business Model Generation ist unverzichtbar für alle, die Schluss machen wollen mit ›business as usual‹. Es ist wie geschaffen für Führungskräfte, Berater und Unternehmer, die neue und ungewöhnliche Wege der Wertschöpfung gehen möchten. Worauf warten Sie noch?

Der Namensvetter

Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN : 3442736382
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Der Aufbau Des Organismus

Author : Thomas Hoffmann
ISBN : 9783846752814
Genre : Philosophy
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Der Aufbau des Organismus ist das Hauptwerk des deutsch-amerikanischen Neurologen und Psychiaters Kurt Goldstein (1878-1965). Erstmals seit 1934 erscheint es nun in einer neuen deutschsprachigen Ausgabe. Im Spannungsfeld von Neurologie, Psychologie und Philosophie entwarf Kurt Goldstein im niederländischen Exil eine ganzheitliche Theorie des Aufbaus und der Funktion des menschlichen Organismus, die eine völlig neue Sicht auf die menschliche Psyche und die Funktionsweise des Gehirns ermöglichte. Sein Werk zählt nicht nur zu den Klassikern der modernen Neuropsychologie, sondern prägte auch so unterschiedliche Strömungen wie die Phänomenologie in Frankreich (Merleau- Ponty), die humanistische Psychologie in den USA (Maslow, Rogers) und die Kulturhistorische Schule der russischen Psychologie (Wygotski, Luria, Leontjew). In der Nachkriegszeit in Deutschland weitgehend verdrängt und vergessen, wartete dieses Buch lange auf seine Wiederentdeckung. Angesichts der aktuellen Diskussion des Leib-Seele-Problems in den Neurowissenschaften und der Philosophie ist Goldsteins Werk heute wieder hochaktuell.

Hermeneutik Sthetik Praktische Philosophie

Author : Hans-Georg Gadamer
ISBN : 3825310523
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