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Handbook of Research on Contemporary Approaches to Orientalism in Media and Beyond

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 1799871827

Publisher : IGI Global

Number of Pages : 990

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 506


Book Summary: Orientalism is about much more than just information gathered about the East within its general postcolonial period. In this period, orientalism is a Western discourse that dominated and shaped the view of the East. There is “otherization” in the way the West has historically looked at the East and within the information presented about it. These original stories of travelers in the past and previous telling about the East are facing a reconstruction through modern types of media. Cinema, television, news, newspaper, magazine, internet, social media, photography, literature, and more are transforming the way the East is presented and viewed. Under the headings of post-orientalism, neo-orientalism, or self-orientalism, these new orientalist forms of work in combination with both new and traditional media are redefining orientalism in the media and beyond. The Handbook of Research on Contemporary Approaches to Orientalism in Media and Beyond shows how both new media and traditional media deal with orientalism today through the presentation of gender, race, religion, and culture that make up orientalist theory. The chapters focus on how orientalism is presented in the media, cinema, TV, photography, and more. This book is ideal for communications theorists, media analysts, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students working in fields that include mass media, communications, film studies, ethnic studies, history, sociology, and cultural studies.

Philosophy, Science, Education and Culture

Author : Robert Nola,Gürol Irzik

ISBN10 : 1402037708

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

Number of Pages : 490

Category : Science

Viewed : 1879


Book Summary: Currents such as epistemological and social constructivism, postmodernism, and certain forms of multiculturalism that had become fashionable within science education circles in the last decades lost sight of critical inquiry as the core aim of education. In this book we develop an account of education that places critical inquiry at the core of education in general and science education in particular. Since science constitutes the paradigm example of critical inquiry, we explain the nature of science, paying particular attention to scientific methodology and scientific modeling and at the same time showing their relevance in the science classroom. We defend a universalist, rationalist, and objectivist account of science against epistemological and social constructivist views, postmodernist approaches and epistemic multiculturalist accounts.

Handbook of Research on Policies, Protocols, and Practices for Social Work in the Digital World

Author : Özsungur, Fahri

ISBN10 : 1799877744

Publisher : IGI Global

Number of Pages : 679

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1683


Book Summary: Social work plays an important role in reintegrating individuals into society, educating, raising awareness, implementing social policy, and realizing legal regulations. The emergence of digital innovations and the effects of health problems including the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals and society have led to the development of innovations, virtual/digital practices, and applications in this field. The contributions of the recent pandemic and digital transformation to social work and practices should be revealed in the context of international standards. Policies, Protocols, and Practices for Social Work in the Digital World presents the current best practices, policies, and protocols within international social work. It focuses on the impact of digital applications, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and digital transformation on social work. Covering topics including burnout, management, social engineering, anti-discrimination strategies, and women’s studies, this book is essential for social workers, policymakers, government officials, scientists, clinical professionals, technologists, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students.


Author : Y. Eliashberg,William P. Thurston

ISBN10 : 0821807765

Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.

Number of Pages : 66

Category : Mathematics

Viewed : 727


Book Summary: This book presents the first steps of a theory of confoliations designed to link geometry and topology of three-dimensional contact structures with the geometry and topology of codimension-one foliations on three-dimensional manifolds. Developing almost independently, these theories at first glance belonged to two different worlds: The theory of foliations is part of topology and dynamical systems, while contact geometry is the odd-dimensional 'brother' of symplectic geometry. However, both theories have developed a number of striking similarities. Confoliations - which interpolate between contact structures and codimension-one foliations - should help us to understand better links between the two theories. These links provide tools for transporting results from one field to the other.It's features include: a unified approach to the topology of codimension-one foliations and contact geometry; insight on the geometric nature of integrability; and, new results, in particular on the perturbation of confoliations into contact structures.

The Creative Industries

Author : Terry Flew

ISBN10 : 1446254224

Publisher : SAGE

Number of Pages : 248

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1211


Book Summary: "Moving from age-old warnings about the influence of the cultural industry to a tentative embrace of a global creative society, Terry Flew's new book provides an excellent overview of this exciting field. Warmly recommended for students and policymakers alike." - Mark Deuze, Indiana University "A comprehensive text on the state of the art of the creative industries... a running commentary on the ebb and flow of both the academic debates (from cultural studies, cultural economics, organisational studies, economic geography and urban sociology) and the policy initiatives that seek to frame the field for outsiders. An ideal primer." - Andy C Pratt, King's College London The rise of creative industries requires new thinking in communication, media and cultural studies, media and cultural policy, and the arts and information sectors. The Creative Industries sets the agenda for these debates, providing a richer understanding of the dynamics of cultural markets, creative labour, finance and risk, and how culture is distributed, marketed and creatively re-used through new media technologies. This book: Develops a global perspective on the creative industries and creative economy Draws insights from media and cultural studies, innovation economics, cultural policy studies, and economic and cultural geography Explores what it means for policy-makers when culture and creativity move from the margins to the centre of economic dynamics Makes extensive use of case studies in ways that are relevant not only to researchers and policy-makers, but also to the generation of students who will increasingly be establishing a 'portfolio career' in the creative industries. International in coverage, The Creative Industries traces the historical and contemporary ideas that make the cultural economy more relevant that it has ever been. It is essential reading for students and academics in media, communication and cultural studies.

Ibn al-'Arabī and Islamic Intellectual Culture

Author : Caner K Dagli

ISBN10 : 1317673913

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 168

Category : Religion

Viewed : 869


Book Summary: Ibn al-'Arabī (d. 1240) was one of the towering figures of Islamic intellectual history, and among Sufis still bears the title of al-shaykh al-akbar, or "the greatest master." Ibn al-'Arabī and Islamic Intellectual Culture traces the history of the concept of "oneness of being" (wahdat al-wujūd) in the school of Ibn al- 'Arabī, in order to explore the relationship between mysticism and philosophy in Islamic intellectual life. It examines how the conceptual language used by early mystical writers became increasingly engaged over time with the broader Islamic intellectual culture, eventually becoming integrated with the latter’s common philosophical and theological vocabulary. It focuses on four successive generations of thinkers (Sadr al-Dīn al-Qūnawī, Mu'ayyad al-Dīn al-Jandī, 'Abd al-Razzāq al-Kāshānī, and Dāwūd al-Qaysarī), and examines how these "philosopher-mystics" refined and developed the ideas of Ibn al-'Arabī. Through a close analysis of texts, the book clearly traces the crystallization of an influential school of thought in Islamic history and its place in the broader intellectual culture. Offering an exploration of the development of Sufi expression and thought, this book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of Islamic thought, philosophy, and mysticism.

Seyahatname III

Author : Yavuz Çekirge

ISBN10 : 9756130679

Publisher : artcivic

Number of Pages : 218

Category : Travel

Viewed : 1536


Book Summary: Seyahatname II’de Kapadokia, Pisidia, Phrygia, Lykia, Kilikia, Kremna ve Sagalassos gibi Anadolu’da bir zamanlar hayat bulmuş antik medeniyetlerin izini süren yazar, bu kitapta da Karadeniz bölgesinden Kaçkarlar ve Karçallar yaylalarına; ayrıca Antik Çağ’daki adlarıyla Karia, Kilikya, Pisidia ve Lykia bölgelerine uzanarak Küçük Asya’nın doğası, tarihi ve antik medeniyetleriyle buluşturuyor okuru. Bütün bunların yanı sıra bu coğrafyadaki kültürel dönüşüme de özel bir önem atfeden yazar, yaşanan lümpenleşmeye dikkat çekiyor, geçmiş ile bağlarını koparmış, doğayı ve yaşam alanlarını şuursuzca tahrip ederek betona ve plastiğe boğan zihniyete isyan ediyor. Seyahatnâme III, sadece bir gezi kitabı değil, giderek artan nüfus yoğunluğuyla birlikte bilinçsizce tüketen, tahrip eden ve yarın yokmuşçasına yaşayan insanın dünyamıza ettiği kötülükleri de gözler önüne seriyor.

Chaos, Complexity and Leadership 2020

Author : Şefika Şule Erçetin,Şuay Nilhan Açıkalın,Emir Vajzović

ISBN10 : 3030740579

Publisher : Springer Nature

Number of Pages : 315

Category : Science

Viewed : 1667


Book Summary: This book analyzes a range of new developments in various fields concerning the concepts of chaos and complexity theory. The proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Chaos, Complexity and Leadership feature newly developed concepts involving various research methodologies for identifying chaos and complexity in different fields of the sciences and leadership. In addition, it explores chaotic and complex systems from all fields of knowledge in order to stake a claim of prevalence of compatibility between knowledge fields. Particular emphasis is placed on exploring non-linearity in order to open a discussion on new approaches to and perspectives on chaos, complexity and leadership. Readers will find coverage of important events that have recently taken place in our world, regardless of whether they were social, political, economic or scientific in nature. The book explores diverse aspects of and issues related to the effects of chaos and complexity in the world; discusses the application of nonlinear dynamics in order to arrive at transformational policies; and offers projections of tomorrow’s world using an interdisciplinary approach. Though primarily intended for readers with an interest in nonlinear science, thanks to its focus on the application of chaos and complexity to other disciplines, the book appeals to a broad readership.

Singularity Hypotheses

Author : Amnon H. Eden,James H Moor,Johnny H Soraker,Eric Steinhart

ISBN10 : 3642325602

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

Number of Pages : 441

Category : Computers

Viewed : 1492


Book Summary: Singularity Hypotheses: A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment offers authoritative, jargon-free essays and critical commentaries on accelerating technological progress and the notion of technological singularity. It focuses on conjectures about the intelligence explosion, transhumanism, and whole brain emulation. Recent years have seen a plethora of forecasts about the profound, disruptive impact that is likely to result from further progress in these areas. Many commentators however doubt the scientific rigor of these forecasts, rejecting them as speculative and unfounded. We therefore invited prominent computer scientists, physicists, philosophers, biologists, economists and other thinkers to assess the singularity hypotheses. Their contributions go beyond speculation, providing deep insights into the main issues and a balanced picture of the debate.

Eclipse of Reason

Author : Max Horkheimer

ISBN10 : 1472504585

Publisher : A&C Black

Number of Pages : 144

Category : Philosophy

Viewed : 1942


Book Summary: In his most important work, Max Horkheimer surveys and demonstrates the gradual ascendancy of Reason in Western philosophy, its eventual total application to all spheres of life, and what he considers its present reified domination. First published in 1947, Horkheimer here explores the ways in Nazism - that most irrational of political movements - had co-opted ideas of rationality for its own ends. Ultimately, the book is a warning of the ways this might happen again and, as such, this is a book that has never appeared more timely.

Strategic Design and Innovative Thinking in Business Operations

Author : Hasan Dincer,Ümit Hacioglu,Serhat Yüksel

ISBN10 : 3319776223

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 471

Category : Business & Economics

Viewed : 821


Book Summary: Recently, rapid technological advances have been influencing the global business operations strategies at companies of all sizes like never before. At the same time, there has been a shift in business cultures due to the rising prevalence of matrix organizations and innovative thinking. This book investigates the role of these factors in shaping the business operations of tomorrow. To address the topic comprehensively, the editors have gathered expert contributions exploring the following dimensions: the business and organizational environment, strategic design, innovativeness and risk management. Discussing aspects ranging from customer selection to understanding regional, national and supranational market dynamics, the contributions will help readers understand both the complexity of and opportunities presented by designing operations.

Current Problems and Approaches in Social Work

Author : Özgür Altındağ, Oktay Tatlıcıoğlu,Yulia Kryvenko

ISBN10 : 1912503913


Number of Pages : 161

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 916


Book Summary: In this comprehensive study, which deals with many different contexts, it has tried to make original contributions to the theoretician and practice of social work. It is thought to make a significant contribution to the literature of social work. This volume includes twelve selected chapters that benefit from comments and discussions during the CUDES 2019 December conference. Topics include analysis of current problems and approaches in social work.

The Poverty of Historicism

Author : Karl Popper

ISBN10 : 1135972141

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 176

Category : Philosophy

Viewed : 1010


Book Summary: On its publication in 1957, The Poverty of Historicism was hailed by Arthur Koestler as 'probably the only book published this year which will outlive the century.' A devastating criticism of fixed and predictable laws in history, Popper dedicated the book to all those 'who fell victim to the fascist and communist belief in Inexorable Laws of Historical Destiny.' Short and beautifully written, it has inspired generations of readers, intellectuals and policy makers. One of the most important books on the social sciences since the Second World War, it is a searing insight into the ideas of this great thinker.

The Migration Conference 2019 - Book of Abstracts and Programme

Author : Fethiye Tilbe,Vildan Mahmutoglu

ISBN10 : 1910781517

Publisher : Transnational Press London

Number of Pages : 358

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1841


Book Summary: We’re pleased to welcome you to the Department of Political Science at the University of Bari “Aldo Moro” for the 7th Migration Conference. The conference is the largest scholarly gathering on migration with a global scope. Human mobility, economics, work, employment, integration, insecurity, diversity and minorities, as well as spatial patterns, culture, arts and legal and political aspects appear to be key areas in the current migration debates and research. Throughout the program of the Migration Conference you will find various key thematic areas covered in 598 presentations by 767 contributors coming from all around the world, from Australia to Canada, China to Colombia, Brazil to Korea, and South Africa to Norway. We are proud to bring together experts from universities, independent research organisations, governments, NGOs and the media. We are also proud to bring you opportunities to meet with some of the leading scholars in the field. This year invited speakers include Fiona B. Adamson, Markus Kotzur, Philip L. Martin, Karsten Paerregaard, Ferruccio Pastore, Martin Ruhs, Jeffrey H. Cohen, and Carlos Vargas Silva. Although the main language of the conference is English, this year we will have linguistic diversity as usual and there will be presentations in French, Italian, Spanish and Turkish. We have maintained over the years a frank and friendly environment where constructive criticism foster scholarship, while being nice improves networks and quality of the event. We hope to continue with this tradition and you will enjoy the Conference and Bari during your stay. We thank all participants, invited speakers and conference committees for their efforts and contribution. We also thank many colleagues who were interested in and submitted abstracts but could not make it this year. We are particularly grateful to hundreds of colleagues who served as reviewers and helped the selection process. We also thank to those colleagues who organised panels and agreed to chair parallel sessions over three days. We reserve our final thanks to the team of volunteers whose contributions have been essential to the success of the conference. In this regard, special thanks are reserved for our volunteers and team leaders Rosa, Alda, Franco, and Aldo from the University of Bari, Tuncay and Fatma from Regent’s University London, Fethiye from Namik Kemal University and Vildan from Galatasaray University, Ege from Middle East Technical University, Mehari from Regent’s University London, and Gizem from Transnational Press London. Our final thanks are reserved for the leaders of the University of Bari “Aldo Moro” and the Department of Political Science, President of Puglia Regional Administration and Mayor of City of Bari for hosting the Conference and for their generous support in enriching the Conference programme. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us through the conference email ([email protected]). Ibrahim Sirkeci and Michela C. Pellicani The Migration Conference Chairs The Migration Conference 2019 The Migration Conference is a global venue for academics, policy makers, practitioners, students and everybody who is interested in intelligent debate and research informed discussions on human mobility and its impacts around the world. The Migration Conference 2019 is the 7th conference in the series and co-organised and hosted by the University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy and Transnational Press London. The Migration Conferences were launched at the Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies in 2012 when the first large scale well attended international peer-reviewed conference with a focus on Turkish migration in Europe in Regent’s Park campus of Regent’s University London. The migration conferences have been attended by thousands of participants coming from all around the world in London (2012), London (2014), Prague (2015), Vienna (2016), Athens (2017), Lisbon (2018), and Bari (2019).

Infant And Child In The Culture Of Today - The Guidance Of Development In Home And Nursery School

Author : Gessel Arnold

ISBN10 : 1446545431

Publisher : Read Books Ltd

Number of Pages : 424

Category : Family & Relationships

Viewed : 1876


Book Summary: The general plan of this book is evident from the analytic table of contents. We are dealing with the growing child in a modern culture. He is endowed with innate growth capacities which express themselves psychologically in patterns of behavior. But the culture has heavy demands to make on its children. How are the natural growth characteristics of infant and child brought into harmony with these cultural pressures? What are the relationships between the pressures of natural growth (maturation) and the pressures of the social order (acculturation)? The answers to these questions will determine our attitudes and our practices in the psychological care of infant and child. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Prof. Dr. Arif Ünal’a armağan = Festschrift für Prof. Dr. Arif Ünal

Author : Doç. Dr. Funda KIZILER EMER
 ,Arş. Gör. Dr. Didem YAYAN

ISBN10 : 6052819057

Publisher : Hiperlink eğ ltd.sti.

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : ,

Viewed : 1036


Book Summary: Prof. Dr. Arif ÜNAL, 01.04.1953 tarihinde (nüfus kâğıdında böyle yazılsa da gerçekte 04.02.1953 tarihinde), Konya’ya bağlı Bozkır ilçesinin Armutlu Köyü’nde dünyaya gelmiştir. 12 kardeşi olan Arif Ünal, ailesinin 6. çocuğudur. 02.11.1980 tarihinde Nursel Hanım’la dünya evine giren Ünal, ikisi erkek biri kız olmak üzere üç evlat ve dört torun sahibidir. 30 yıllık evli olan çiftin ilk çocuğu ve ailenin büyük oğlu olan Salih Ünal, evli olup iki çocuk sahibidir ve Pendik Belediyesi bünyesinde Avukatlık mesleğini yapmaktadır. Ünal’ın kızı Gülsüm Ünal, öğretmenlik mezunu olup, evli ve iki çocuk sahibidir. Ailenin en küçüğü Rıfkı Ünal ise bu yıl Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Grafik Bölümü’nde Arş. Gör. Olarak görev yapmaya başlamıştır. Ailesinin gurur kaynağı olan başarılı çalışmalara imza atan Rıfkı Ünal “3 İstasyon 1 Ömür” (2017) adlı kısa filmiyle belgesel dalında ulusal ve uluslararası ödüller kazanmıştır. İlkokulu doğduğu Armutlu Köyü’nde 1966 yılında tamamlayan Prof. Dr. Arif Ünal, ortaokul ve lise tahsilini Konya’da 1975 yılında bitirmiştir. Daha ortaokul yıllarındayken Almanca’ya büyük ilgi duyan Ünal’ın bu ilgi ve merakı lise yıllarında tam bir tutkuya dönüşür ve daha lise öğrenimi gördüğü bu yıllardayken Alman Filolojisi’nde okumaya karar verir. 1975 yılında Erzurum Atatürk Üniversitesi Alman Dili ve Edebiyatı Bölümü’nü kazanarak, verdiği bu kararı hayata geçirir. Severek, isteyerek, çalışıp azmederek kazandığı Filoloji Bölümü’nde öğrenim gördüğü dönemde, başarılı öğrencilerin yaz döneminde DAAD kanalıyla burslu olarak kursa gönderildiklerini öğrenir. Seçtiği bu ikinci hedefine de 1978 yılında DAAD bursunu kazanıp Bochum Üniversitesi’ne giderek ulaşır. 1979 yılında Alman Dili ve Edebiyatı Bölümünü bitirir. Öğrenim gördüğü yıllarda gittikçe daha büyük bir tutkuyla bağlandığı Filolojide akademisyen olma kararı alır. Üçüncü ve en büyük hedefi olan bu konuda lisans sonrasında türlü girişimlerde bulunur, ancak bu hedefine ilk etapta ulaşamaz. Lisans öğrenimini bitirdiği 1979 yılında Mardin’e Almanca öğretmeni olarak atanır ve İmam Hatip Lisesi’nde çalışmaya başlar. Ancak akademisyen olma hedefinden asla vazgeçmez, bir yandan akademisyenlik sınavlarına hazırlanır. Nitekim 1980 yılının Şubat ayında hem Atatürk Üniversitesi’ne bağlı Van Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi asistanlık sınavını, hem de Malatya İnönü Üniversitesi Temel Bilimler Fakültesi Almanca okutmanlık sınavını kazanarak, üçüncü hedefine de tam on ikiden ulaşır. 6 ay öğretmenlik yaptıktan sonra 10.06.1980 tarihinde Erzurum Atatürk Üniversitesi’nde Asistan olarak göreve başlar. 1981 yılının Ekim ayında Doç. Dr. Selçuk Ünlü nezaretinde doktora ön-çalışmasına başlayan Ünal, 1983 yılında bu çalışmasını tamamlayarak doktora çalışması yapmaya hak kazanır. Bu süreçte Atatürk Üniversitesi Van Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi, yeni kurulan Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesine bağlandığı için 1983 yılında Van’a nakil olur. Aynı yıl DAAD’ın verdiği bir yıllık araştırma bursunu kazanarak Eski Federal Almanya’ya gider. Bir yılın sonunda bursu bir yıl daha uzatılır ve Würzburg Üniversitesi’nde doktora teziyle ilgili araştırmalarına devam eder. Bursun bittiği 1985 yılının Temmuz ayı sonunda Türkiye’ye geri döner ve Van Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesinde çalışmaya devam eder. 1987 yılı Mayıs ayında Prof. Dr. Selçuk Ünlü yönetiminde doktora çalışmasını tamamlar. 1988 yılında Yardımcı Doçentliğe ve aynı zamanda Batı Dilleri ve Edebiyatları Bölümü Başkanlığına da atanan Ünal, Alman Dili ve Edebiyatı bölümünü aktif hale getirme ve bölüme öğrenci alma çalışmalarını yürütür. Bölüm Başkanı olarak kurduğu bölüme kendi çocuğu gibi özveriyle emek harcayan Ünal, sık sık Ankara’daki Alman Kültür Merkezi ve Büyükelçiliğe giderek temaslarda bulunur. Almanya’da 94’de gerçekleşen bir Germanistler toplantısında yetkililerle görüşerek oradaki Internationes’den, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft’tan randevu alır ve bölüm için çok önemli kaynak kitaplar temin edilmesinde öncülük eder. Bu aktif çalışmalar neticesinde 1993 yılında 25 öğrenci ile Alman Dili ve Edebiyatı bölümünde eğitim-öğrenime başlanır. Ancak 1998 yılında sınav sisteminin değişmesiyle Türkiye’deki birçok Almanca bölümü gibi Van’a da öğrenci akışı durur. 1995 yılında DAAD’ın bursuyla 2 aylığına tekrar Almanya’ya giderek ve doçentlik çalışmaları için kaynak araştırması yapar. 1999 yılında Doçent olarak atanır. 2000 yılında araştırma yapmak amacıyla yine DAAD’ın bursuyla iki aylığına Almanya’ya gider. 2008 yılının Mart ayında Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesinde Profesörlüğe atanır.

On Germans and Other Greeks

Author : Dennis J. Schmidt

ISBN10 : 0253108624

Publisher : Indiana University Press

Number of Pages : 360

Category : Philosophy

Viewed : 1273


Book Summary: On Germans and Other Greeks Tragedy and Ethical Life Dennis J. Schmidt What Greek tragedy and German philosophy reveal about the meaning of art for ethical life. "Schmidt's investigation of tragedy is a highly significant, powerful work, one with far-reaching consequences. It bears on our understanding of the role of the arts and of philosophical thinking in our culture." -- Rodolphe Gasché In this illuminating work, Dennis J. Schmidt examines tragedy as one of the highest forms of human expression for both the ancients and the moderns. While uncovering the specifically Greek nature of tragedy as an exploration of how to live an ethical life, Schmidt's elegant and penetrating readings of Greek texts show that it was the beauty of Greek tragic art that led Kant and other German thinkers to appreciate the relationship between tragedy and ethics. The Germans, however, gave this relationship a distinctly German interpretation. Through the Greeks, the Germans reflected on the enigmas of ethical life and asked innovative questions about how to live an ethical life outside of the typical assumptions and restrictions of traditional Western metaphysics. Schmidt's engagements with Schelling, Hegel, Hölderlin, Nietzsche, and Heidegger show how German philosophical appropriations of Greek tragedy conceived of ethics as moving beyond the struggle between good and evil toward the discovery of community truths. Enlisting a wide range of literary and philosophical texts, some translated into English for the first time, Schmidt reveals that contemporary notions of tragedy, art, ethics, and truth are intimately linked to the Greeks. Dennis J. Schmidt is Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University. He is author of The Ubiquity of the Finite and translator of Ernst Bloch's Natural Law and Human Dignity. Studies in Continental Thought -- John Sallis, general editor May 2001 432 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4, bibl., index cloth 0-253-33868-9 $49.95 L / £38.00 paper 0-253-21443-2 $24.95 s / £18.95

Handbook of Moral and Character Education

Author : Larry Nucci,Tobias Krettenauer,Darcia Narvaez

ISBN10 : 1136293124

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 554

Category : Education

Viewed : 1504


Book Summary: There is widespread agreement that schools should contribute to the moral development and character formation of their students. In fact, 80% of US states currently have mandates regarding character education. However, the pervasiveness of the support for moral and character education masks a high degree of controversy surrounding its meaning and methods. The purpose of this handbook is to supplant the prevalent ideological rhetoric of the field with a comprehensive, research-oriented volume that both describes the extensive changes that have occurred over the last fifteen years and points forward to the future. Now in its second edition, this book includes the latest applications of developmental and cognitive psychology to moral and character education from preschool to college settings, and much more.

Law, Culture and Society

Author : Roger Cotterrell

ISBN10 : 1351217968

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Law

Viewed : 926


Book Summary: This book presents a distinctive approach to the study of law in society, focusing on the sociological interpretation of legal ideas. It surveys the development of connections between legal studies and social theory and locates its approach in relation to sociolegal studies on the one hand and legal philosophy on the other. It is suggested that the concept of law must be re-considered. Law has to be seen today not just as the law of the nation state, or international law that links nation states, but also as transnational law in many forms. A legal pluralist approach is not just a matter of redefining law in legal theory; it also recognizes that law's authority comes from a plurality of diverse, sometimes conflicting, social sources. The book suggests that the social environment in which law operates must also be rethought, with many implications for comparative legal studies. The nature and boundaries of culture become important problems, while the concept of multiculturalism points to the cultural diversity of populations and to problems of fragmentation, or perhaps to new kinds of unity of the social. Theories of globalization raise a host of issues about the integrity of societies and about the need to understand social networks and forces that extend beyond the political societies of nation states. Through a range of specific studies, closely interrelated and building on each other, the book seeks to integrate the sociology of law with other kinds of legal analysis and engages directly with current juristic debates in legal theory and comparative law.