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Doing What Comes Naturally

Author : Stanley Fish
ISBN : 0822309955
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"In literary theory, the philosophy of law, and the sociology of knowledge, no issue has been more central to current debate than the status of our interpretations. Do they rest on a ground of rationality or are they subjective impositions of a merely personal point of view? In Doing What Comes Naturally, Stanley Fish refuses the dilemma posed by this question and argues that while we can never separate our judgments from the contexts in which they are made, those judgments are nevertheless authoritative and even, in the only way that matters, objective. He thus rejects both the demand for an ahistorical foundation, and the conclusion that in the absence of such a foundation we reside in an indeterminate world. In a succession of provocative and wide-ranging chapters, Fish explores the implications of his position for our understanding of legal, literary, and psychoanalytic interpretation, the nature of professional and institutional culture, and the place of reason in a world that is rhetorical through and through."--Publisher description.

Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics

Author : Steve Wilkens
ISBN : 9780830869077
Genre : Religion
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Steve Wilkens exposes the complex ethical systems lurking behind the most common slogans of our culture, offering a Christian evaluation of each. In this revised and expanded edition, the author has updated his introductory remarks about each ethical system and has included new chapters on evolutionary ethics and narrative ethics.

New Scientist

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Naturalistic Inquiry

Author : Yvonna S. Lincoln
ISBN : 0803924313
Genre : Social Science
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"Showing how science is limited by its dominant mode of investigation, Lincoln and Guba propose an alternative paradigm--a "naturalistic" rather than "rationalistic" method of inquiry--in which the investigator avoids manipulating research outcomes. A "paradigm shift" is under way in many fields, they contend, and go on to describe the different assumptions of the two approaches regarding the nature of reality, subject-object interaction, the possibility of generalization, the concept of causality, and the role of values. The authors also offer guidance for research in the field (where, they say, naturalistic inquiry always takes place). Useful tips are given, for example, on "designing" a study as it unfolds, establishing "trustworthiness," and writing a case report. This book helps researchers "both to understand and to do naturalistic inquiry." Of particular interest to educational researchers, it is valuable for all social scientists involved with questions of qualitative and quantitative methodology."--Publisher's description.

Cultural Conservatism Political Liberalism

Author : James Seaton
ISBN : 0472106457
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examines whether cultural studies has been too dismissive of the tradition of literary-cultural criticism that preceded it

Interludes And Irony In The Ancestral Narrative

Author : Jonathan A. Kruschwitz
ISBN : 9781725260771
Genre : Religion
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The stories of Hagar, Dinah, and Tamar stand out as strangers in the ancestral narrative. They deviate from the main plot and draw attention to the interests and fates of characters who are not a part of the ancestral family. Readers have traditionally domesticated these strange stories. They have made them “familiar”—all about the ancestral family. Thus Hagar’s story becomes a drama of deselection, Shechem and the Hivites become emblematic for ancestral conflict with the people of the land, and Tamar becomes a lens by which to read providence in the story of Joseph. This study resurrects the question of these stories’ strangeness. Rather than allow the ancestral narrative to determine their significance, it attends to each interlude’s particularity and detects ironic gestures made toward the ancestral narrative. These stories contain within them the potential to defamiliarize key themes of ancestral identity: the ancestral-divine relationship, ancestral relations to the land and its inhabitants, and ancestral self-identity. Perhaps the ancestral family are not the only privileged partners of God, the only heirs to the land, or the only bloodline fit to bear the next generation.

The Exceptional Wife

Author : Barbara Spell
ISBN : 9781664210035
Genre : Religion
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Marriage vows! Sincere words that are filled with joy, anticipation, and hope. We are in love. Keeping our promise to forever love and cherish our husbands will come easily and naturally. Really? Not really. What comes easily and naturally is focusing on ourselves instead of each other. We need the Lord’s help. We learn that marriage takes three. In The Exceptional Wife, author Barbara Spell shares what God says about a wife’s role in marriage. They are words that can change us and the way we look at our husbands. They are words that help us make sense out of the most difficult areas of marriage. They are words the Bible uses—words like helper, headship, submission, and respect. What do these words mean in today’s world? Why do we naturally resist the very words that can give life to our marriages? The Exceptional Wife addresses these issues with practical and powerful examples. God’s love and encouragement speak in every chapter.

Ethical Issues In Business

Author : Peg Tittle
ISBN : 1551112574
Genre : Philosophy
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The core of this text comprises chapters on all the key issues of business in Canada today. Each chapter includes a hypothetical case study and an introduction highlighting key ethical points; two academic essays; and a real-life case study. Questions for discussion accompany the essays and case studies. The author has also included a general introduction to ethical issues and an overview of ethical theory; a section on institutionalizing ethics (discussing ethics officers/programs/codes etc.); and appendices providing excerpts from important classic contributions to ethical theory and from relevant Canadian law.

Empowerment For Entrepreneurs

Author : Suzanne Mulvehill
ISBN : 9780595514298
Genre : Business & Economics
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Empowerment for Entrepreneurs: A 90-Day Guide is empowerment for the human spirit. Recommended for anyone who ever thought finding fulfillment is outside of their own capability.-Mollie McGurk, Czech Business Weekly Suzanne will show you how to strengthen your mind, body and spirit one day at a time. I guarantee you will be turning the pages of this book backwards just to hear again the inspiring wisdom Suzanne offers.-Jeff Garton, author of Career Contentment: Don't Settle for Anything Less Empowerment for Entrepreneurs: A 90-Day Guide will inspire you to persevere and become more resilient than you ever knew possible. It will stretch you, expand you and help you grow into your potential-to connect deeply with your life purpose and to persevere despite obstacles that are holding you back. This daily reading will motivate you and quench your thirst for deep purposeful fulfillment. Join entrepreneurial expert Suzanne Mulvehill, for an Empowerment for Entrepreneurs journey!

Peer Review

Author : David Shatz
ISBN : 0742514358
Genre : Philosophy
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Peer review is the process by which submissions to journals and presses are evaluated with regard to suitability for publication. Armed with the results of numerous empirical studies, critics have leveled a variety of harsh charges against peer review such as: reviewers and editors are biased toward authors from prestigious institutions, peer review is biased toward established ideas, and it does a poor job of detecting errors and fraud. While an immense literature has sprouted on peer review in the sciences and social sciences, Peer Review is the first book-length, wide-ranging study of peer review that utilizes methods and resources of contemporary philosophy. Its six chapters cover the following topics: the tension between peer review and the liberal notion that truth emerges when ideas proliferate in the marketplace of ideas; arguments for and against blind review of submissions; the alleged conservatism of peer review; the anomalous nature of book reviewing; the status of non-peer-reviewed publications, such as invited articles or Internet publications, in tenure and promotion cases; and the future of peer review in the age of the Internet. The author has also included several key readings about peer review.

If God Won Our Elections

Author : Tim Morgan
ISBN : 9781490843155
Genre : Religion
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Is America a nation under God or a nation getting over God? In the United States, the Christian cause is in full retreat: • Courts enshrine the counterfeit right of same-sex marriage • Prayer, long since made illegal in public school, is increasingly pushed from other public places and occasions • Policies of the social welfare state owe more to the principles of Robin Hood than of Jesus • Crosses, erected in memorials to fallen soldiers, are threatened with demolition • Immigrants are treated as pawns of politicians instead of the “strangers” Jesus spoke of Everyone worries about being “on the wrong side of history”, but few seem concerned about being on the wrong side of God. In the midst of it all, voting booths are declared a God-free zone. But, what If God Won Our Elections? What if voters applied the teachings of the Bible to their daily lives and the choices they made as citizens? If we return to the Bible and trust it to guide our decisions, instead of “getting over God”, America can again be “the nation the Declaration of Independence and the blood of fallen heroes has made us: One nation under God.” If God Won Our Elections is the resource that answers these questions for the Christian voter by opening up the greatest voter guide ever written: The Holy Bible.

Justice In Robes

Author : Ronald Dworkin
ISBN : 0674021673
Genre : Law
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How should a judge’s moral convictions bear on his judgments about what the law is? In Justice in Robes, Ronald Dworkin argues that this question is much more complex than it has often been taken to be and charts a variety of dimensions in which law and morals are undoubtedly interwoven.

Law Metaphysics Meaning And Objectivity

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ISBN : 9789401205658
Genre : Philosophy
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Papers in philosophy of law by some of the younger cutting-edge contributors to the field. Two sets of issues of crucial current importance are taken up. The first part deals with issues of meaning and objectivity in the metaphysics of law. The second part is about rights theory. This volume will be required reading for anyone interested in philosophy of law, and also of use for those with broader interests in ethics, metaethics, and social and political philosophy.

New Horizons In Hermeneutics

Author : Anthony C. Thiselton
ISBN : 0310217628
Genre : Religion
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This book explores the rapidly growing interdisciplinary area of hermeneutics and its significance for biblical studies, combining wide, fundamental, rigorous, and creative theoretical concerns with practical questions about how we read biblical texts.

Language Truth And Literature

Author : Richard Gaskin
ISBN : 9780191633034
Genre : Philosophy
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According to the literary humanist, works of imaginative literature have an objective meaning which is fixed at the time of their production and which is the same for all readers, then and thereafter, not subject to the vagaries of individual readers' responses. Such works refer to the real world and make statements about that world which are of cognitive as well as aesthetic value; the two kinds of value are indeed intimately connected. Richard Gaskin offers a defence of literary humanism, so understood, against assault from two directions. On the one hand, some analytic aestheticians have argued that works of literature do not bear referentially on the world and do not make true statements about it; others hold that such works do not make a contribution to knowledge; others again allow that works of literature may have cognitive value, but deny that this depends on their having truth or reference. On the other hand, reception-theorists and deconstructionists have rejected the humanist's objectivist conception of literary meaning, and typically take a pragmatist and anti-realist approach to truth and meaning. This latter, poststructuralist treatment of literature has often been accompanied by a radical politicization of its study. In defending literary humanism against these various forms of attack, Gaskin shows that the reading and appreciation of literature is a cognitive activity fully on a par with scientific investigation, and that we can and should engage in it disinterestedly for the sake of what can be learnt about the world and our place in it.

Come Jog With Me

Author : George Whitney, Dvm
ISBN : 9781462073009
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Many questions come to mind concerning running and runners and public health. Here are a few. 1. Why do runners live an estimated 2 to 2.5 years longer than non-runners? 2. Why are runners rarely overweight? 3. Among runners do they have the same incidence of the following problems compared to non-runners that so far the causes of which are basically unknown? Muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, amelanotic lateral sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease? 4. Why do women runners have so much less breast cancer than non-runners? 5. Why do runners have so much stronger bones than non-runners? 6. Why do runners have less atherosclerosis and therefore fewer strokes and coronary and cardiac artery disease? 7. Why do runners have more HDL (good ) cholesterol than non-runners? 8. Why do runners have lower blood pressure than non-runners? 9. Do running women have fewer children who develop Autism than non-running women? 10. Why do runners have better immune systems than non-runners? 11. Does running enhance the production of endomorphnis, serotonin, androgens, estrogens such as oxytocin, ghrlein, and the enzyme troponin and many others? 12. Is there an advantage of the profound sleep that comes to those who exercise as with running and with no insomnia?

Policy And Power In Inclusive Education

Author : Jonathan Rix
ISBN : 041535210X
Genre : Education
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The movement towards inclusive education is undoubtedly an international phenomenon, and it has resulted in the development of policy initiatives impacting on schools in all nations. This informative, wide-ranging text brings together key illustrative material from an international field. It adopts a critical perspective on policy issues, but goes beyond this by making explicit the assumptions that drive policy development. Readers will be encouraged to develop their own framework, allowing them to conduct policy analysis and evaluation within their own educational context. Students and researchers interested in how principles of inclusive education are being translated into educational practices around the world will find this book an enlightening read.

Sweet Reason

Author : Susan Wells
ISBN : 0226893375
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In Sweet Reason, Susan Wells presents a rhetorical model for understanding the diverse discourses of modernity. Wells describes modernity as a system of texts which we are only now learning to read. In order to comprehend how these texts organize our world, she argues, we must grasp how reason and desire interact to create meaning. To this end, Wells offers a rhetoric based on an understanding of meaning as intersubjectivity created through the work of language. Wells elaborates this "rhetoric of intersubjectivity" by drawing on both Jürgen Habermas's concept of communicative rationality and on Jacques Lacan's theory of desire, affirming the significance of reason and desire for rhetorical studies. From scientific articles to classroom altercations, contemporary government hearings to Mantaigne's Essays, Wells organizes several using rhetoric as an art, and she shows how rhetoric operates in practice. Susan Wells is associate professor of English at Temple University.

Milton S Secrecy

Author : James Dougal Fleming
ISBN : 9781351917506
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Scientific modernity treats interpretation as a matter of discovery. Discovery, however, may not be all that matters about interpretation. In Milton's Secrecy, J. D. Fleming argues that the poetry and prose of John Milton (1608-1674) are about the presentation of a radically different hermeneutic model. This is based on openness within language, rather than on secrets within the world. Milton's representations of meaning are exoteric, not esoteric; recognitive, not inventive. Milton's Secrecy places its titular subject in opposition to the epistemology of modern natural science, and to the interpretative assumptions that science supports. At the same time, the book places Milton within early modern contexts of interpretation and knowledge. Drawing on Renaissance Neoplatonism, Tudor-Stuart ideology, and the Calvinist theory of conscience, Milton's Secrecy argues that the attempt to theorize interpretation without discovery is not unorthodox within early modern English culture. If anything, Milton's hostility to secrecy and discovery aligns him with his culture's ethical and hermeneutic ideal. Milton's Secrecy provides an historical framework for considering the theoretical validity of this ideal, by aligning it with the philosophical hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer.

International Law Theories

Author : Andrea Bianchi
ISBN : 9780191038228
Genre : Law
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Two fish are swimming in a pond. 'Do you know what?' the fish asks his friend. 'No, tell me.' 'I was talking to a frog the other day. And he told me that we are surrounded by water!' His friend looks at him with great scepticism: 'Water? Whats that? Show me some water!' International lawyers often find themselves focused on the practice of the law rather than the underlying theories. This book is an attempt to stir up 'the water' that international lawyers swim in. It analyses a range of theoretical approaches to international law and invites readers to engage with different ways of legal thinking in order to familiarize themselves with the water all around us, of which we hardly have any perception. The main aim of this book is to provide interested scholars, practitioners, and students of international law and other disciplines with an introduction to various international legal theories, their genealogies, and possible critiques. By providing an analytical approach to international legal theory, the book encourages readers to enhance their sensitivity to these different approaches and to consider how the presuppositions behind each theory affect analysis, research, and practice in international law. International Law Theories is intended to assist students, scholars, and practitioners in reflecting more generally about how knowledge is formed in the field.

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